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Three-picture Thursday: 11/13/08

Posted by Lissa on November 13, 2008

Good morning!  The first picture in our roundup I was going do as its own separate post, but I don’t really have much to say except DUDE.  WOW.


You may have seen that before, here.  It’s an IMAO photoshop that I find funny and Obama-fans probably find insulting, and it got used in an actual news piece in ABCLive.in.  I still think it’s funny but, really, aren’t serious news organizations supposed to use actual stock photos?  In fairness, I’d be peeved if it were my candidate; so, bad journalist!!  (Oh and also they ripped it off IMAO without credit and photoshopped the watermark out.  Super-bad journalist!!)

Next up in our collection, I would like to introduce this delectable vision of tulle and organza.  Truly, for a bride who wishes to give the appearance of having heartlessly massacred an entire flock of ostriches and then stapled their ravaged carcasses to her butt, you could do no better:


It looks about eighteen thousand times worse on an actual person rather than a photoshopped anorexic* model.  I know because there was a poor, misguided, deluded soul trying one on in the David’s Bridal this weekend.  Even better, it was an non-petite Asian woman wearing it in Ivory, a shade beautifully calculated to bring out all the yellow undertones in her skin.  I think she’d have been better off just full-on contracting Avian Flu.

And finally, since it’s a cold, rainy, miserable day in Boston, let’s have a random blast of the Caribbean:

That would be lovely Haiti.  For those who need a dose of sunshine and occasional towel-animals, try the Caribbean tags in the tag cloud.  Yes, I spelled it both ways.  Eventually I will reorganize this whole site and turn tags to categories and erase all misspellings, but first I need to drink a lot of coffee.  Happy Thursday!

*P.S.  I’m not trying to disparage women who are naturally thin.  It’s just that I’m pretty sure the union rules for models make it a firing offense to eat anything more nutritious or interesting than iceberg lettuce, and I can’t approve of that.

3 Responses to “Three-picture Thursday: 11/13/08”

  1. Brad K said

    Lissa, this just isn’t fair. Here you present a bridal gown, with a disparaging tone, and I feel inhibited about commenting.

    Because the bridal experience is important to you. To many others, too. So how am I to join your astonishment at such a gown, without straying into criticizing the entire process?

    Patricia Arquette made a movie some years ago (I have it on LaserDics) called “Holy Matrimony”. The wedding dress was a handmade gift from the isolated religious community (Hutterites in this story). Gingham, maybe (I guess I am not up on my fabrics and patterns). It seemed to meet the needs of the ceremony.

    On the other hand, the reception after the not-wedding in “The Sweetest Thing” when the father of the bride unloads on the groom-that-might-have-been that called off the wedding at the beginning of the ceremony – was priceless. The presiding minister was *great* with his “Sh-sh-shh!” while trying to bring the ceremony back on track. But that is another story.

    But – here goes. To me a gown like you pictured makes a statement. A statement about expectations of the union. A statement about the amount of wealth in her life, and about expectations of what the groom will be expected to support. A display to the community how wealthy the families of the union are (implied inportance?). A gown like this implies to me that the bride is either being sold to a groom that appreciates costing her family money for the ceremony, or to stroke his money-centric ego.

    In any case, “pretty” starts with a smile. The rest is window dressing. It is the joy in the anticipation that makes a wedding wonderful.

  2. Lissa said

    Brad, as always your comment is thoughtful, and you should never feel inhibited about commenting. I think a bridal gown is, or at least should be, a dress that will make you feel like a beautiful princess on what should be one of the happiest days in your life. All brides should be beautiful because they are happy. It’s just a little harder to pull off when you look like you were attacked by a pack of rabid beavers on your way to the church, who cruelly ripped a pretty gown into toilet paper :-p

  3. ABC Live is a responsible news organization of India run by experienced online research journalists. Here ABC means ACCURATE BRAVE AND COMPACT and not AMERICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION.

    We have posted a news article regarding the delayed phone conversation between US elect President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Dr. Mammohan Singh on November 12 2008.

    This introductary Phone call between the two leader of those nations who are trying come closer defying historical if and buts in their bilateral relations.

    As news flashed out regarding Obama called all South Asian Nation heads except Indian Prime Minister Dr. Singh send anger and misinformation on future mutual strategic partnership recently developed between India and United States .

    As a news organization from India it was our responsibility to publish the news which can reflect the news as well as its impact on the area from where it was reported.

    That’s why we have reported a true content of concerned news with a heading, which is stressing on the delayed conversation, ” At Last Obama Calls ManMohan Singh” along with a picture showing Obama holding inverted telephone reciever which shows the mistimming of highly valued conversation between the leaders of the two largest democracies of the world and the watch behind Obama showing 3am reflect the prmpt action taken by them even at these flee hours to fill up the gap made by delayed conversation.

    if anyone has any question regarding the concerned issue may contact me at my e- mail: drawat@abclive.in
    dinesh singh rawat
    (managing editor)

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