Today's LA Times cover: inspired juxtaposition?


14 Responses to “Today's LA Times cover: inspired juxtaposition?”

  1. Doran says:

    I think it’s just symbolic of the LA Times itself.

  2. Roach says:

    I think I see orcs.

  3. Alex Mingoia says:

    How sensationalist. Just how I keep seeing newspapers with pictures of the great depression. Sorry, but nobody is standing in line to get food. Grocery stores are full of food, and the prices haven’t been changing much. This is in no way parallel to the great depression.

    • Antinous says:

      Grocery stores are full of food, and the prices haven’t been changing much.

      How’s the weather on Mars, anyway? Stores in some areas are rationing staples such as rice, and food prices have nearly doubled in the last two years.

  4. Dr.Arthur says:

    I saw that this morning at the store. I chuckled a little. Glad to see it was not only me that thought it was funny.

  5. Kieran O'Neill says:

    Looks to me like a deliberate evocation of the dustbowl – which was remarkably coincident with the Great Depression.

  6. Robert says:

    Here’s another picture of the bailout:

  7. zuzu says:

    I thought the cloud would be more mushroom-shaped.

  8. mherdeg says:

    “LA Times,” please, not “LA Time’s.”

    I think “LA” is OK though (rather than “L.A.”).

  9. Johnny Cat says:

    The Mist comes to mind. Or id4.

  10. ispinyarns says:

    @Johnny Cat: OMG, it DOES look like ID4! I love that movie.
    Although I think we’re doing a fine job of stripping our planet of resources without the help of aliens. :(

  11. brownb0x says:

    i saw this with my wife this afternoon and drew the same conclusion initially. horrible (or intentional?) heading/body formatting.

  12. dbarak says:

    There’s a problem with the picture. I see lots of smoke but no mirrors.

  13. wolfiesma says:

    That’s a pretty epic front page. But its not like the LATimes is making this stuff up. It is actually going down like this. Economic and environmental catastrophe.

    Did anyone notice the charity that Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr. were doing for Hurricane Ike relief in Galveston? I want to help, but I just can’t put my name on anything Bush…

    Anyway, fire, flood…. global warming hits home.

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