August 9, 2006
Is It Just I?
Or do these two pix remind anyone else of those "separated at birth" thingies?
"...Bodies were still buried under the rubble..."
Photo published yesterday by the New York Times with the following caption:
The mayor of Tyre said that in the worst hit areas, bodies were still buried under the rubble, and he appealed to the Israelis to allow government authorities time to pull them out. (Photo Tyler Hicks The New York Times)
(HT: our dearest Michelle Malkin)
Today, the New York Times regrets, and substitutes the following caption:
The correct description was this one, which appeared with that picture in the printed edition of The Times: After an Israeli airstrike destroyed a building in Tyre, Lebanon, yesterday, one man helped another who had fallen and was hurt.
Picture by some other guy, Michael something.
And if there is a similarity anywhere outside of my own smooth, unfolded cerebral cortex, then what on Earth is Tyler Hicks trying to say, exactly?
(And why is this year's winner of American Idol off in Lebanon snapping photos of Israeli airstrikes? Oh, wait... maybe that was Taylor Hicks...)
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The following hissed in response by: Robert Schwartz
Look at that picture carefully. Do you think the dude was really hurt? What is he holding under his left arm? What is wrapped around his waist? Is he bleeding?
At the risk of repeating myself:
Reuters, AP, NYTimes, the rantings of the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton, what difference does it make? If you read something in the newspaper, see it on TV or the internet, your reaction must be:
That is very interesting, I wonder if it is true.
The following hissed in response by: Terrye
Hurt? He isn't even dirty.
There is something homoerotic about the image and that is disturbing in ways I prefer not to think about.
The above hissed in response by: Terrye at August 10, 2006 2:10 AM
The following hissed in response by: Redhand
Someone else called this the Lebanese Pieta, and I think that fits better, homoeroticism and all.
The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith
Linked at Old War Dogs.
The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith at August 10, 2006 3:57 AM
The following hissed in response by: kimsch
oh Daffyd, I had the same thought, but just couldn't equate the photo with G*d and Adam.
The above hissed in response by: kimsch at August 10, 2006 8:54 AM
The following hissed in response by: Hal
Couldn't figure out how to email this to you, Dafydd, but I thought you would enjoy it:
The above hissed in response by: Hal at August 10, 2006 9:30 AM
The following hissed in response by: AcademicElephant
Dafydd: I like the Buonarotti comparison, but I'd like to propose another Michelangelo, who was also referencing the Adam when he painted this, which is almost shocking in its parallels with the photo:
And so what's old is new.
The above hissed in response by: AcademicElephant at August 10, 2006 7:59 PM
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