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07/26/2009 11:35:25 PM · #1
interesting. as photographers, what is your view on beauty?
EDIT TO ADD: the article below is copied from the internet, not mine!

Recently, in a large French city, a poster featuring a young, thin and
tanned woman appeared in the window of a gym.

It said: "THIS SUMMER DO YOU WANT TO BE A MERMAID OR A WHALE?"

A middle aged woman, whose physical characteristics did not match
those of the woman on the poster, responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.

To Whom It May Concern:

Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious
humans). They have an active sex life, they get pregnant and have
adorable baby whales. They have a wonderful time with dolphins,
stuffing themselves with shrimp. They play and swim in the seas,
seeing wonderful places like Patagonia, the Barren Sea and the coral
reefs of Polynesia. Whales are wonderful singers and have even
recorded CDs. They are incredible creatures and virtually have no
predators other than humans. They are loved, protected and admired
by almost everyone in the world.

Mermaids don't exist. If they did exist, they would be lining up
outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity
crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they
kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have
sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who
wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?

The choice is perfectly clear to me; I want to be a whale.

P.S. We are in an age when media puts into our heads the idea that
only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream
with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver and a
coffee with my friends. With time we gain weight because we accumulate
so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more
room it distributes out to the rest of our bodies. So we aren't
heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. Beginning
today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think, "Good gosh,
look how smart I am!"

Message edited by author 2009-07-27 20:31:00.
07/26/2009 11:43:03 PM · #2
Yo mama.
07/27/2009 12:01:23 AM · #3
Except you forgot the fact that mermaids have laser vision...

EDIT to add: Your views on weight gain don't seem entirely accurate.

Message edited by author 2009-07-27 00:17:30.
07/27/2009 12:55:45 AM · #4
I happen to prefer a slightly fuller, curvier figure. I gave this one of my highest votes in the just-ended portrait challenge.
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07/27/2009 02:11:57 AM · #5
Great post. Thanks for sharing. Beauty comes in all sizes. =)
07/27/2009 02:23:23 AM · #6
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That's also the title of a classic Twilight Zone episode about self-esteem in two girls living in cultures with opposite views of beauty.
07/27/2009 03:23:29 AM · #7

The woman who wrote all this stuff is not very logical.

Originally posted by Some-woman:


Mermaids don't exist.


Alright no probs.

Originally posted by Some-woman:

If they did exist, they would be lining up
outside the offices of Argentinean psychoanalysts due to identity
crisis. Fish or human? They don't have a sex life because they
kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have
sex? Therefore they don't have kids either. Not to mention who
wants to get close to a girl who smells like a fish store?


If they exist , where do they come from if they do not have sex and thus kids.
Do they just appear from thin air or what???

07/27/2009 03:29:38 AM · #8
Originally posted by zxaar:

If they exist , where do they come from if they do not have sex and thus kids.
Do they just appear from thin air or what???


No, I like her logic. It's a 'reductio ad absurdum': as they would not have sex, they cannot exist!
07/27/2009 05:06:51 AM · #9
A dear friend told me once, "I like a woman with curves, not angles."
07/27/2009 06:00:38 AM · #10
It's very easy...
What we need to do is obtain a beholder's eye, cut it open and have a look
07/27/2009 07:54:11 AM · #11
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07/27/2009 12:21:22 PM · #12
Lutchenko i am liking your post. I wish that when people say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" I could a/find someone who is "the beholder" and b/ see what they see because where I live all the posters, adverts, gyms posters etc are of a size 8 or below women. I am not that but I like BeeCee's reply of their friends words. I wish I had heard that earlier - made me smile. :)
07/27/2009 01:30:21 PM · #13
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