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July 18, 2006

Your Turn: Just A Little Cross Right Now


One man’s M-16 is another man’s AK?  (If I’ve got that right.)

The BAG was quite impressed with this photo-illustration on the latest cover of TIME.  A good image is one that, regardless of familiarity, keeps drawing you back.  I’ve been into this since Sunday.

On first pass, the power differential is blatant.  Yet, there is parity also.  There are other things.  A deeper way to read this is as a gestalt.  In other words, what we have here is the portrait of a relationship.  …And then, what’s with that binding?

I’m very interested to see how you disarm this.

(illustration: unattributed.  TIME.  July 24, 2006.  Cover)

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