Thursday, July 19, 2012
Uncle Sam Wears Pasties
I did a double-take when I saw this issue of The Economist. Uncle Sam has become much sexier than he used to be -- I'm pretty impressed by the pasties. Is this just because they couldn't show his nipples on the cover? Because this picture gave me a mental image of him swinging those tassels, and I'm not sure that's what they intended. I generally associate the idea of a comeback kid with sports, not erotic dancing.
I suppose America's overall image involves sexuality. It's still interesting to me to ponder what this cover says about how this country is perceived.