The only thing more fun than seeing the PATRIOT Act poster we made with Jonah Sachs and Free Range on the Wired blog is seeing the news that goes with it, that portions of the Act are finally being laid to rest, after being imposed and then reanimated by an overstepping White House.
My colleague has the latest issue of Stanford Lawyer in his office and the cover image is the same kind of re-mix as the Patriot-bot. (Both of which owe a lot to Micah Wright.)
There’s a great and always jarring effect portraying a trusted protector as off the rails, wrong-headed or insane. Think of Sterling Hayden as Brig. Gen. Jack D. Ripper in “Dr. Strangelove” or Frank Miller’s take on Superman as a black-ops weapon in The Dark Knight Returns. Or, for the ladies in the house, the chilling nurse Libby Hatch in Caleb Carr’s The Angel of Darkness.