Recently, my parents were able to send me a copy of the issue of Rolling Stone Magazine which featured an article about Small Wars Journal. I pulled out the magazine, which features a picture of singer Lady Gaga on the front page, complete with a bubble bikini (good) and some sort of scary wig (bad). Taking a break from the Kindle, I pulled out the magazine to finally see for myself what Rolling Stone had to say about SWJ.
Naturally, the bright pink cover of Rolling Stone and the picture of a mostly naked woman covered only with bubbles got everyone's attention.
Another officer: Dude, are you looking at porn?
Me: Oh, actually, the reason I got this magazine was because there's an article in here about Small Wars Journal—which is a great professional publication which focuses on counterinsurgency.
An amazed stare broke out on the officer's face as he eyed the cover of a magazine which featured a chick clad only in a bubble bikini.
Me: The site features articles from the best COIN theorists like David Kil...
Him: It's porn, isn't it?
Me: No, it's not.
Him: It's okay, man, I really don't care. I mean, we all…
Me: Just take a look at this. Let's see, it's in here somewhere…
I flipped through the pages looking for the article, and, wouldn't you know it, in the process, I wound up flipping past a two-page spread in which Lady Gaga, clad in the bubble bikini, is surrounded by a throng of naked men (and only one chick), who are only partially covered in soap suds.
Him: Dude. Just…just go to the restroom if you need "me time". I won't judge.
Me: Fuck, I hate you guys.