13 June 2009

I don't think I will live this down...

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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

So what you're saying is that you only got the porn for the articles?

Anonymous said...

Shoulda just 'cused the cover as a annoying "pop-up" ad for RS.

You want to know what is really annoying, is trying to find the URL and getting a whole lotta nada!

Thrasymachus said...

It's OK, everybody understands. Really.