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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I See Ugly Idiocy

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One of my recent Facebook finds:

Why would anyone do that to himself?  Does he think that doing so makes him more attractive?  Is this kind of piercing some kind of signal (akin to a secret handshake)?



  1. Another example of devolution. Otherwise known as primitive behavior. Just pull out some old Nat Geographic Mags

  2. I've started fighting back by requesting a different cashier in a store if the one waiting on me is overly pierced, tattooed, or otherwise repugnant. If one is not forthcoming, I leave without purchasing anything. Thankfully, it doesn't happen often in North Idaho. I also find it strange that so many of the people receiving benefits have plenty of money for piercings and tattoos.

    1. Except in the Apple store, it doesn't happen much in Boston either.

      But I don't pay much attention. More interested in just making my purchase.

  3. Chasing "identity" and the "ethics of authenticity" in terms of "appearances" instead of "character"... :(

    MLK, where are you?

  4. It's a reversion to the sort of primitive mentality that compelled Chinese women of a certain class to submit to the binding of their feet, so they could not walk, and thus never be able to escape from their husbands or families or whatever.

    In Africa the Ubangi women submitted to the mutilation of their lips and inserted larger and larger discs of wood into their lips till their mouths closely resembled duck bills.

    Other forms of mutilation and desecration of the body were routine in primitive cultures all over the world.

    THEREFORE, what we are witnessing today with mounting horror and dismay is a REVERSION to tribal primitivism. Extreme tattooing, piercings loaded with metal rings, studs, discs, coils –– you name it –– are now considered "fashionable" in some circles –– none that I'd to belong to, if my life depended on it, but I'm on my way out, thank God. It's become increasingly evident that I don't belong see anymore.

    Another type of ritual mutilation in an attempt to be regarded as more attractive or "acceptable" is, of course, extreme plastic surgery. What used to be subtle enhancement, and hopefully undetectable in this realm has grown increasingly blatant, grotesque, and frankly repugnant.

    Again and again and again the phrase recurs in my consciousness:

    "The More things change, the more they reman the same."

    1. @Thersites,

      "MLK, where are you?"

      Is this what you have in mind?

      I look to a day when people will not be judged by the appearance of their incisors but by the content of their cerebral cortex.

    2. Jon,
      I look to a day when people will not be judged by the appearance of their incisors but by the content of their cerebral cortex.


    3. I was thinking more "acta non piercings"...

    4. '[tattoos are] "fashionable" in some circles –– none that I'd to belong to, if my life depended on it...'

      Really, you wouldn't want to be accepted among the British aristocrats of the late Victorian era?

  5. Personally, I don't mind it, gives me more entertainment fodder. Though a bit more extreme, it's no different than many elective surgeries.

    - CI

  6. I guess they like to watch each other's soup slosh around.

    They and alll the rest of them - Surely a sign of mental deficiency.

    1. Kid,
      I must avert my eyes to avoid seeing them make the food in their mouths visible to all. Ick! They must be rebelling against the very idea of closing one's mouth when masticating.

      Such damage personally done deliberately to one's face is definitely a sign of mental deficiency! Or of emotional deficiency. Or both!

      Honestly, I don't know how they avoid massive infection.


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