TEEN VOGUE - May 2011 issue
Thank you to Teen Vogue who joins this month’s Flare magazine in covering the trip to Haiti Behati and I recently made. Stay tuned to this blog for my diary of the entire experience (For Canada, it’s available in the pages of Flare right now) and for a very special short film my husband and I are producing.
It’s not surprising that a photo of a terrorist with a bullet hole in his face would turn Sarah Palin on. The way she asks for it to be released though, is an interesting bit of dishonesty.
“Show photo as a warning to others seeking America’s destruction.”
I’m imagining a group of terrorists sitting around a computer, pulling up a photo of Osama Bin Laden’s corpse, and one saying “WHOA GUYS, if we try to ‘destroy America’ they might try put BULLETS in our FACES. We better knock this malarkey off ASAP. Return that fertilizer to the hardware store and let’s use the fuel we’ve stockpiled to power the generator at my nephew’s school for a few weeks.”
Terrorists, especially of the Jihadi variety, are frequently prepared for and SEEKING death, whether it comes in the form of a bullet, explosion, or underpants conflagration on a Detroit-bound flight.
But I presume Sarah Palin knows this. So her tweet is both “politicking” and “drama.” It’s theater, in fact.
And way to wrap it up with “That’s the mission.” Though she didn’t shoehorn the words “Islam” or “Muslim” into her clunker of a tweet, she did finish it with a word whose definitions include “a group of people sent by a religious body, esp a Christian church, to a foreign country, to do religious work.”
I’m glad she was so transparent about what her “mission” is. And let’s also salute her for sneaking the word “pussy” in there. Osama Bin Laden is killed while Barack Obama is President, and Sarah Palin’s immediate response is to explicitly link him with the word “pussy.” Would she have worked the word “cocky” in there if he released the photo?
To conclude, her tweet is bloodthirsty, purposefully dishonest, willfully ignorant, xenophobic and rude. It’s a fantastic snapshot of who she is.
Walgreen Co. announced this morning that it’s buying Drugstore.com for about $409 million. Awesome news for the former dot-com darling, as Walgreen’s purchase price represents a 113% premium over Drugstore.com’s closing price yesterday.
And it’s really great news for holders of Drugstore.com…
Recently, Michael Williamson began his journey photocasting the recession across America on Recession Road. While Williamson was busy gearing up with his latest tools of the trade (a smart phone and Intersect), we were developing a game plan for how Washington Post users would…
Betty Grable borrows a bike.
Pee-wee Herman rides a bike.
Brigitte Bardot rides an aqua bike.
Note to Rides A Bike fans: Can you identify this still? What film is it from? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Merci bien!
Bonzo, Gigi Perreau, Edmund Gwenn and Maureen O’Sullivan ride a triplet.
Jean Seberg rides a bike. Madly.
On this date in 1692, Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne & Tituba were arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Ma. Their saga was famously dramatized by Arthur Miller in his play “The Crucible.” In honor of this date in literary history, here is a cigarette card from our collections depicting “The Witch Of Wookey.” We also have the first comprehensive record of all legal documents pertaining to the Salem Witch trials in our Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy.