Thursday, July 01, 2004

Vanity - my favorite sin of all.

Cosmetic surgery television: Extreme Makeover, I Want a Famous Face, Nip/Tuck, The Swan. The promise of renewed (or created) beauty and vigor. It's enough to make you vomit. Remember, narcissi of America, the lyric of the day from Thom Yorke: "gravity always wins."

From The New Atlantis, via ALDaily:
"Ten years ago, if you shouted 'nasolabial folds' at a crowd of middle-class, middle-aged women, they’d return baffled glances. Today they would nod knowingly, instantly begin trading tips on Botox injections and facelifts, and offer their informed reviews of the latest plastic surgery reality television show."

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