Do they know it’s fugly time at all?

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I’m just watching a t.v. show which features guest appearances by both Liza Minnelli and Delta Burke, the pair of whom are not only possessed of very unconvincing dye jobs but also who have been the recipients of very bad, very obvious face lifts. Liza’s face has been rendered darned near immobile while the corners of Delta’s mouth are yanked upward into the same perpetual Joker smirk from which Meg Ryan also suffers these days. I’m finding the whole thing very trainwreckesque; I’m horrified and yet I can’t stop looking. My overriding thought, though, however unoriginal, is, “Who on earth do they think they’re fooling?” Really, what do they see when they look in the mirror? Do they think they look like they did thirty years ago? Do they think people now believe them to be decades younger? Or are their intentions less broad than that? Perhaps they are not so much trying to fool everyone vis a vis their ages as simply get rid of wrinkles. After all, in Hollywood….hell, in our culture, period, wrinkles = bad. If that’s all they are trying to do I suppose you could say they’ve succeeded. They don’t have many wrinkles. Faces contorted into frightening rictus expressions, yes….but no wrinkles. So, congratulations on that, I guess.
As if this weren’t distracting enough, this episode also features a guest appearance by Rosie O’Donnell playing a character named Madeline which, I have to say, is, like, totally ruining the name for me. I’m now having visions of my Madalyn growing up to be a large, angry lesbian.
(I can deal with the large and lesbian parts; it’s the angry added to it that makes it unpleasant package.)

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About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. My mom always said, “Don’t stare” at people who have deformities/abnormalities. But knowing what these extremely face lifted people looked like 20-30 years ago you just can’t help but stare and wonder!

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