November 23, 2009

Imagine having a face like...

... this.

Or this.

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But perhaps a horrendous face is helpful... "if she were pretty, ordinarily pretty, she'd be a haphazardly employed..."

17 comments:

Christy said...

Drat! You made me look.

Fred4Pres said...

How abut this? You noted this yourself last week.

We do not have to imagine looking like a deep sea octopus, because unfortunatley a bad trama can force that on any of us at any time (or alternatively leave us completely paralized and left for being in a persistent vegetative state). Thanks God most of us do not have to deal with anything that horrific.

Lem said...

This and this are the same .. except for Boile.. of course.

Gabriel Hanna said...

Samuel Johnson--"Sir, a woman's preaching is like a dog's walking on his hind legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all."

It's much the same with Susan Boyle. But pretty faces who can't sing seem to be the norm nowadays. Before MTV this wasn't so often true.

Johnson has a lot of great quotes--"he did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back, but he believed the gentleman was an attorney".

edutcher said...

For Susan Boyle, it's the voice that's her salvation. Even if she weren't quite as homely or dumpy, in a world of Britneys, she still would stand out.

Maybe no Beverly Sills, but she still sounds better than 90% of the crowd, at least.

Expat(ish) said...

Did anyone else notice that the little octopie had what looked like an ear-ring in?

-XC

EDH said...

At the request of many, for the longest time I've been trying to teach my ass to chew bubble gum.

Then again, sometimes homeliness finds company.

Palladian said...

Susan Boyle looks a bit like the divine Julia Child wearing stick-on Groucho Marx eyebrows.

I'd much rather listen to Julia warble about chickens than this Boyle woman singing show tunes.

EDH said...

Ha!

Somebody actually picked-up on my long-standing Mickey Dolenz separated at birth assertion.

ricpic said...

The only thing that will stop Susan Boyle's career is some idiot producer insisting she sings songs completely out of her range: not musical range, rather the range of emotions she can identify with. Barring that she's off to a great and long lasting career.

Pogo said...

The BBC's photo of the squid-like thingy on Monsters of the Deep is disturbingly similar to my junior high class pictures.

But for an ill-fitting leisure suit, a dreadful inability to converse with 13 year old girls, and a tin ear, that creature could well have played guitar in our pathetic church group.

Lem said...

Susan.. I knew Sarah Palin .. Sarah Palin was a good friend of mine .. Susan you are no Sarah Palin ;)/

lol

Seneca the Younger said...

Cthulhu f'tagn

William said...

And yet these creatures have a nutty, sweet taste and are naturally low in cholesterol. And isn't that the proper metric on which to judge all creatures of the deep.

D. B. Light said...

Awwww, it's li'l Cthuhlu. http://laughingsquid.com/the-adventures-of-lil-cthulhu/

OBloodyHell said...

I'm sure that, to the male (or female, whichever is appropriate) of that species, they look positively gorgeous.

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