Remember that Baby Talk cover with the breast?

Baby Talk coverRemem­ber the mag­a­zine that dared to show a nurs­ing baby on its cov­er? It got a bunch of prud­ish peo­ple up in arms when it came out in July of 2006. Well, the cov­er was a final­ist for Best Ser­vice Cov­er of 2007 by the Amer­i­can Soci­ety of Mag­a­zine Edi­tors. It would not have been giv­en any award con­sid­er­a­tion at all if it hadn’t been made such a con­tro­ver­sy.

Can I possibly pass up National Geographic for $12?

I know the price has always been low, but I don’t think I can pass it up this year. We just got a let­ter from the Nation­al Geo­graph­ic Soci­ety offer­ing a year sub­scrip­tion to their mag­a­zine (12 issues), a world map, and a “100% guar­an­tee of your sat­is­fac­tion” for $12.00. Unless you live in Ken­tucky. There it’ll cost you an extra 6% sales tax. I will pass on the obvi­ous Ken­tucky joke. But I think we’re get­ting the mag­a­zine. I cut up many an issue from my par­ents’ stash for grade school reports, and I’d like a big heap of them for the boys to look through some day. (It’ll cost you $15 on the Nation­al Geo­graph­ic sub­scrip­tion site.)