This morning, as I was walking through Barnes & Noble, I passed the magazine section, and happened to notice this cover for Time Magazine. I know who Taylor Swift is — sort of. I’m pretty sure she’s either a singer I’ve never heard (i.e. anyone who became famous after 2010) or the star of a CW show I’ve never seen (i.e. any CW show other than The Flash). I’m vaguely aware that she’s younger and taller than she looks, but I don’t know why I know that.
Still, in spite of my vast knowledge (which runs the gamut from A to lower case a), I’m intrigued by the concept of “The Power of Taylor Swift”? What is it?
- Is it an attribute of Ms. Swift herself? (“The power of Taylor Swift is derived from a corbomite quantum cell in her medulla oblongata, which is why her eyes do that glowing white ring thing.”)
- Or is it a thing superheroes can do, like invisibility? (“After being exposed to cosmic radiation, Brandi suddenly developed the powers of telepathy, Taylor Swift, and telekinesis, which is why her eyes do that glowing white ring thing.”)
- Or is it a benchmark for comparison purposes? (“The 2015 Lexus combines the sleek lines of a sports car with the power of Taylor Swift. Just one test drive and your eyes will do that glowing white ring thing.”)
Or is this just one of those things that man was not meant to know?
Update: Those glowing white rings in her eyes remind me of this:
I’m now certain that the power of Taylor Swift has something to do with seafood.
Update 2: Mystery solved below.