May 22, 2007

Post-GWOT Recruiting Poster?


Did you catch this image in the NYT Mag piece on actor and eco-activist Ed Begley?

The most likely gestural explanation is that Ed is shielding the sun.  The pose, along with the first paragraph reference to Begley having been a boy scout, however, seems to pull for more timely symbolism.

As another building block in the shift to a post-GWOT era, the “get natural” portrait might be read as part of a larger patriotic make-over.  With BushCo. in its last moral throes, perhaps the next war is going to be a green one.

(image:  Jeff Minton.  published. May 20, 2007. Los Angeles.

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