Too Quick to Cover Up: Bossoms or Guns? An Unexpected Magazine Cover WrapFebruary 18, 2011
I was surprised as I walked into one of my regular newsstands to see a magazine wrapped in solid blue plastic. That treatment is usually reserved for magazines with nudity or semi-nudity on their covers. I knew that this specific bookstore does not carry any magazines with nudity (including magazines like Playboy and Penthouse). So, needless to say I was surprised to see this magazine displayed.
The name of the magazine was not even showing. Only the Universal Price Code so folks will know how much to pay. I had to push the plastic wrap down in order to see the name of the magazine: Adbusters.
I was stunned to say the least. What did they put on the cover that forced the magazine distributor to put it in taped blue plastic wrapper (an honor as I mentioned earlier reserved for magazines with nudity or too much revealing pictures or information on their covers)?
The minute I paid for the magazine, I opened the wrapper and wow! A stunning, freeze in your place, cover picture of two guns coming in and out of the mouth of the picture of the guy on the cover. A picture that is worth much more than a 1,000 words. Ready or not, take a look and judge for yourself… wrapper or no wrapper?