Two links I saw right next to each other, with no apparent ironic intent…
From the Los Angeles Times: Chelsea Manning, who served 7 years in prison for handing U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks, to be featured in Vogue, sources say
Please tell me he’s not going to be on the cover in a bustier*. Please.
From Fabius Maximus: America is becoming weird. Here are some recent examples. [Ed: fascinating read.]
It is absolutely too late for America to “become” weird. Weirder, maybe. But I’m no longer convinced that’s a good thing. I think maybe we should aim at ‘having achieved peak weird, we’re shoving the pendulum in the other direction. We’ve amended the constitution to forbid actors, reality show hosts and former presidents’ spouses from running for president. We’re bringing back gray flannel suits.’
Yeah. I’m old. I don’t recognize that place out there anymore, and sometimes it’s more alarming than entertaining. In case you didn’t know, Chelsea Manning is a (trigger alert)
Chelsea Manning is a guy.
*And yeah, I’ll go with the standard NTTAWWT disclaimer but didn’t people already do the obligatory “she’s so brave” thing with Bruce Jenner? Because he’s a guy, too. I’m old enough to remember when he won a bunch of Olympic medals and at least tried to come across as a really manly guy. And if now he wants to prance around in lacy undies and makeup, that’s none of my business. But I don’t feel obligated to watch, or to pretend it’s an improvement. That’s all I’m saying.