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December 13, 2001
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Has anyone else seen the cover of the current New Yorker. It's a great merging of recent threads.
posted by anathema (11 comments total)

 
The new cover is the one pictured above the word "subscription" on that link. I could not find a better image of it. Sorry.
posted by anathema at 11:25 AM on December 13, 2001


I wonder who had the idea first, the New Yorker, or satirewire.
posted by machaus at 11:32 AM on December 13, 2001


Speaking of the New Yorker, on Josh Marshall's site (one of my favorite political weblogs, by the way), he makes this cryptic remark:

If you ... held on to the September 10th, 2001 issue of The New Yorker (that is, the second-to-last issue before the attacks) you can thumb back through those pages and find something that is equal parts bizarre, chilling, and weird ... open it up and look at the Lufthansa ad opposite the table of contents.

I tossed out my Sept. 10 copy weeks ago. Anyone have it, and know what he's talking about?
posted by Shadowkeeper at 11:35 AM on December 13, 2001


Shadowkeeper----I just looked it up (after literally digging that issue from the trash) and it's a picture of a plane as seen from the ground looking up at skyscrapers, so it looks like a plane is flying between them. You really have to see it to get the effect, but it is indeed "bizarre, chilling, and weird."
posted by adrober at 11:59 AM on December 13, 2001


>I wonder who had the idea first,
>the New Yorker, or satirewire.

As they say, SHT Happens.

It takes a helluva long time to commission a cover for a magazine like the New Yorker...so, it is impossible to tell (SatireWire rocks, BTW :-). Probably two quick-witted people had the idea at the same time.
posted by kilroy at 12:24 PM on December 13, 2001


It takes a helluva long time to commission a cover for a magazine like the New Yorker...

Not always--from the interview with Art Spiegelman I heard on NPR, he did the post-99/11 black towers cover inside of a week. But I agree with your post, kilroy, in all other respects.
posted by y2karl at 12:55 PM on December 13, 2001


You're absolutely right y2karl...

But I suppose "helluva" was a relative statement. The current mantra on the Web is that you can publish a thought as soon as it occurs to you. So, a week is indeed an eternity for some publishers.

...BTW, I really dug the New Yorker cover before this one (the map of NYC). THAT was truly a masterpiece.
posted by kilroy at 1:18 PM on December 13, 2001


And the NYTimes had a good piece on what a phenomenon that New Yorker map/cover was. Apparently it make quite an impression.
posted by mattpfeff at 1:58 PM on December 13, 2001


(Matt: thanks for pointing out that NYT article; it was great!)
posted by arco at 2:23 PM on December 13, 2001


You're absolutely right y2karl...

A mantra you all should repeat for forty minutes a day.
Wealth, wisdom, luck in love and never again a #404 or 550.
< voice=Henry zimmer> I guarantee it. < /voice=Henry zimmer>
posted by y2karl at 3:23 PM on December 13, 2001


Looks like every editorial/political cartoon that came out the day after the segway release.
posted by skallas at 6:11 PM on December 13, 2001


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