The Distorted Lens
I just want to work – I don’t want to be claiming benefits. I’m prepared to work and I need to work, if it means retraining in another job I will do it.
Edward worked at a food factory near his home in York for nearly ten years until last month when he was made redundant due to a restructuring of the company.
Christ, the guy’s a father. What are his kids going to think? Not to be seen with Dad because he would embarrass them?
This is yet another reason I despise the distorted image of people Hollywood and celeb culture disseminate. I call those highly-photogenic specimens Beauty Mutants. Real people don’t look like that. And if it was illegal to have beauty-surgeries, all of you would be in for a hell of a shock, seeing what those stars look like naturally.
Go look at old black and white movies. Those were average-looking people who became legendary — and immortal — stars. Clark Gable, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, Jean Arthur. Today’s images make them look like sub-humans! Morlocks against Eloi.
You’d think people would have the frikkin sense to figure out, “Hey, if this guy has this job, he can’t be ill with something I’d contract.”
Other, Reference - Life
I can’t stand looking at pretty-looking people, because I don’t think that’s what people really look like.
— Scenario magazine, v4 #2, interview with Pi director Darren Aronofsky, pg. 94