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Tuesday, April 08, 2003
Who knew there'd be a day I'd be praising Vice Magazine, but whether intentionally or not, their fashion section this month is unusually touching. They take an 18-year-old kid from Virginia waiting to be called up and take photos of him in his army gear like it's a regular model shoot. Interesting without being condescending or glib, I might be totally misreading this, but I chose to take it straight and I liked it. Especially the last photo where they have him wearing a thrift-store T-shirt that says "America Don't Worry - Israel Is Behind You," which is interesting because it's clearly originally meant to be, as one poster put it, "fucked up, and yet clever," but for a soldier in the gulf it's a real concern.