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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday Tirade, or how I (almost) made the Washington Post...

Just got my email notification for my Snarkfest Google alerts. Only this one wasn't about anything I'd written. No, this one was about the firestorm that Kim Novak's face caused on Twitter. Check out the brief story on the Washington Post's site, then come back here. I'll wait.

All caught up? Good. Now, I don't normally hyphenate my blog title, but hey, if WaPo wants to hyphenate me, who am I to argue? But seriously, this year's Oscar presentation was apparently the Night of the Living Plastic Surgery Victims. Did you SEE Kim Novak?? Liza Minelli? Goldie Hawn? Seriously, awful. If Bruce Jenner or Kenny Rogers showed up, I was switching over to The Walking Dead where I'd see actors playing zombies rather than the alternative. Honestly, YUCK! I showed before and after images to 16 and she was horrified! "Why do people DO that to themselves??"


Vanity can be an ugly thing. Now don't get me wrong. I'm not totally against plastic surgery to correct things that some might consider imperfections. Babies born with cleft palates, burn victims, etc. Things like that, yeah, I'm totally for fixing. But what in the hell are people thinking when they have so many surgeries done that they look NOTHING like they used to?? I honestly did NOT recognize Liza Minelli until they mentioned her by name. And my first thought? No way, really??? Ew, what happened?? And that little blue streak in her hair? Maybe that would work for her granddaughter, but come on, Liza, accept your age and do it gracefully. Maggie Smith, Dame Judy Dench, hell even Meryl Streep are all beautiful older women. YOU, on the other hand, are a joke. A caricature of your former self. You too, Goldie. You were stunning! But you felt the need to fight nature, and now you LOOK like you're fighting nature. It's painfully OBVIOUS to the rest of the free world that you've paid to change your looks, and while you're TRYING to look like you did 15-20 years ago, truth is, you look NOTHING like that. Now you look like shit.

Why can't folks be happy with who they are and what they look like? I've fought a battle with my weight for years. I hate my body. I'm trying to change it. But I'm trying to do it for health reasons. I'm not doing it to look younger or prettier. I've accepted that my freckles are with me til the end. I've accepted that I'm 5'1" and will never have long, luscious legs. I'll make them more muscular with running, but they are never gonna be lean and pretty. But my face is who I am, it's what people know. And I wouldn't ever consider having botox injections or tucks or implants. I like who I am overall, imperfections included.

Just because people HAVE the money to change the way they look doesn't mean they SHOULD change the way they look. In my opinion, they should donate the money they would use for plastic surgery to folks that have no control over their looks due to fire, accident, etc., or Operation Smile or another charitable organization that helps folks. That's just my 2 cents.

21 comments:

  1. Here, here! I agree with you. I had the same reactions to those actresses you did. I could only think of "First Wives Club" when I saw Goldie Hawn - she now looks like the caricature she played in the movie.

    I don't plan to age gracefully - I will fight and kick the entire way - but it will be a fight through diet and exercise. But I wouldn't mind a tummy tuck! :-)

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    1. Oh Tracy I had forgotten all about that movie but it's PERFECT! She DOES look like that character!

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  2. Holy shit on Kim Novak!

    She used to be one of the most beautiful women on Earth. Now she looks like she's been UNDER the Earth. In molten lava. Good Gawd A'mighty!

    If the Human Body is a temple, these idjits have turned it into a mobile home made out of milk cartons.

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    1. LOL you always have such a way with words, Toby!

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  3. I agree with you. After reading the LIFE article about her, I think she has always been narcissistic.

    PS - I LOVE your face and hope it never changes. :)

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  4. I was definitely caught off guard when I saw Kim Novak - no part of her face moved. I feel bad for her that she thought she needed to keep up appearances so much, really for all of them. Age gracefully ladies, embrace your number, and forget trying to be 20 years younger. Everyone knows you are not.

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  5. I can't believe the amount of "work" some of those people have on themselves. Why? Vanity must be a bitch, but it totally sucks for them when it doesn't work out well. Now, they are kinda stuck with it - all because they didn't want a few wrinkles.

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    1. Kenny Rogers is a great example of this.

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  6. Courtney Cox was on Ellen the other day. She looks like a freshman at the Joan Rivers School of Facial Surgery. Such bad choices!

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    1. Ugh!! Haven't watched her show so I'm not sure how she's looking these days but I'll look her up on the Google.

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  7. I did not watch the Oscars. And, after googling a few of those stars, I'm really glad I didn't. The stuff of nightmares...

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    1. It was funny this year but the plastic surgery was awful.

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  8. Wow! We are so much on the same page. I wrote a post about exactly the same thing. It's tragic.

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  9. I was very sad to see Goldie Hawn had succumbed to the pressure. She's 68 for god sake, just let it go. Thanks for hooking up to the Hump Day hook Up

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  10. Right on sista. I couldn't agree more. I have heard the frozen joke so many times.....announcing frozen...by frozen.

    I like the idea of donating the money where it is NEEDED....

    you're amazing!!!

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  11. People need to stop and realize that beauty is so much more about confidence and how you carry yourself than how many wrinkles you have on your forehead. I believe in some cases women are so unhappy with a particular part of their body that they would be genuinely happy if they fixed it. Fine. Fair enough. But using surgery to put off general aging is just a waste of money. We all know how old you are. Just spend that money on something that would bring you real happiness, or better yet, happiness to someone else. You'd be surprised how beautiful that makes you look. Great post : -)

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