March 13, 2006

In another time and place, this cover would be funny.

But, given the world we're living in, it just scares me.

I'm talking about the cover for the current issue of The Economist's North American edition:

What was he thinking of, anyway?

'Congress should veto George Bush's nuclear agreement with India.'
[Graphic: The Economist]

And, in case you missed the reference, here's a still from the 1964 nuclear black comedy Dr Strangelove:

Ride 'em, cowboy!

Slim Pickens whoops his way
to nuclear armageddon.

Thanks to Avedon Carol at The Sideshow for the tip about the cover.

Posted by Magpie at March 13, 2006 01:45 AM | International | Technorati links |