Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Lord Almighty

It's hard to know exactly what to say about this; presumably the makers of conservative shirts believe that a significant portion of their audience is eager to wear a shirt that proclaims their willingness, even eagerness, to simulate drowning in order to torture. Leaving aside the question of the potential innocence of some of these victims of torture, should we, as a nation or even a portion of a nation, be so gleeful about our torture of guilty suspects? Or what does that say about the people willing to buy these shirts?

I think the model there kind of gets it; there's something really sad and blank about her. Like she knows she's selling something ugly and is trying very hard not to think about it. Certainly some of the models this company uses seem much happier than she is.

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