With Rolling Stone's cover choices in the news lately, I thought I'd draw attention to a truly outrageous cover they ran back in the 1990s.
In case you missed it, the reason people wouldn't take Gavin Rossdale seriously is that even at the height of Bush's popularity it was clear that it was not a band worth taking seriously. Consider, for example, the lyrics to their hit song "Machine Head," which features the odd simile "blood is like wine/ unconscious all the time."
Meanwhile, though the conventional wisdom at the time was that Apple was on the verge of collapse it in fact went on to become more succesful than ever thanks to the iPhone.
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.