Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I don't normally link to The Onion; either you won't need me to tell you about it or you won't get it, so there seems little point. Their spoof magazine covers, however, are just too good to miss. As ever with The Onion, there is a meticulous awareness of the language and style of the media. April 7, 2006: Heterosexual Men's Fashion; March 24, 2006,: The Hidden Buddhist Threat in our Midst and so on. The Photo-Caption Issue (February 16, 2007) is a weirdly exact parody of those magazines that, having run out of ideas, always grasp at the most tenuous straws. The covers capture the babbling inanity of the newsstands where each mag demands your attention by being exactly the same as every other mag. The deranged blandness of the Feb 2nd 2007 issue says it all.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 4:50 am