Friday, October 24, 2008
Ugly Tour Bus Photoblogging: Let the Eagle Soar!
Yes, it's really photographed off a tour bus. The shot of the eagle on this one really struck me, because it looked like... such an asshole! Seriously! I thought about it, and a lot of bald eagles lately, especially ones on things like "support our troops" t-shirts and animated gifs 'n' such, totally look that way. And you know what? I think the people making these things choose the assholish, belligerent eagles because that's the image they want to project. Even when it's a crying eagle!
Another common eagle is the heraldic one, the one on the presidential seal or the back of the quarter. I like to call this the Monroe Doctrine Eagle. I spread my wings the better to smother you with, my dear!
Maybe if the election goes well, if you know what I mean, we'll see a return of the flying eagle, the most optimistic eagle, the Steve Miller Band eagle. Enough of the asshole eagles, already!