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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Vanity is Certainly Subjective

According to Drudge (sorry no link, and this time not because I'm just too lazy), Anthrax does not like her Time cover photo. "“Why can't they just photograph conservatives straight?!" “ she blasts.

It appears she does not appreciate the Time photographer's efforts to hide her Crying Game-sized wrists (see above). I think the Mies van der Rohe chair and the fish-eye lens were inspired choices myself. She looks almost human.

Much talk recently about the coarsening of popular culture, usually defined as Janet Jackson's aging boob and that gay Republican fantasy called Desperate Housewives. But the Time piece, as Digby argues, is a much better example: "“The recently anointed GOP saint, Democrat Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was the one who coined the phrase "defining deviancy down" and I think he's been validated. When a deranged, flamthrowing fascist like Ann Coulter is called "amusing" and "entertaining", deviancy has definitely been redefined." “

Personally, I think she's just a psycho. But it says something that this is a country where a DSM-IV Cluster B Personality Disorder qualifies you for a high-paying career as a political commentator.