Royal Mail Elastic bands harm hedgehogs. If my British followers could sign the below petition I'd be really grateful.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/413/275/845/discarded-elastic-bands-harm-hedgehogs/?z00m=21391524&redirectID=1441386407

Postards to hand to the postie and letterbox size stickers are also available by email from info@britishhedgehogs.org.uk
i.o


14 Oct 2010

COMPUTER FACE - WHATEVER NEXT?

As I was doing my (almost) daily rounds, visiting my blogging buddies, I came across this interesting condition known as 'Computer Face' on Suzanne Jone's post AH, SO THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY FACE.

Computer Face? As Suzanne explains this

"happens when people spend too much time in one position, frowning at the computer screen - as most of us do when we're working - resulting in premature ageing."


Who discovered it? Would you be at all surprised if I was to tell you it was a cosmetic surgeon? As I commented, rather cynically, on Suzanne's blog

"I would argue that it could just be in this surgeons best interest to give us another reason to feel the need for cosmetic surgery."

Not the end of my post, Suzanne's article reminded me of this other cosmetic procedure that I had read about last month.

"With surgeons able to fix every other part of our body in the quest for perfection, it was only a matter of time before feet fell under their aesthetic scrutiny. ...... the singer Sandie Shaw told (a tv programme) that she bought herself a 'foot lift' for her 60th birthday." - Emine Saner, the Guardian *

Having had several operations on my leg/feet myself  - and having been in hospital with several women who have had surgery on their bunions which I am informed is usually included as part of a foot lift - I can tell you this is no fun. Why women wold want to put themselves through this is beyond me.

* To view the full article in which Emine compares the Foot Lift with the Chinese custom of Foot Binding click HERE and do be sure to let us know what you think.

Which brings me back to my original question of Computer Face - whatever next?

I'll tell you what - anal bleaching. Yes I know, it's a sad state of affairs when my mind makes the leap from feet to, well, anal bleaching but blame Jenners over at Life With Books who got me wondering with her post JOBS I DON'T WANT.

18 comments:

Trac~ said...

LOL - I like my feet, face AND my anal just fine thank you! HA HA HA! Loved your post this morning - sorry I've not been by the last few days - it's been one of those weeks if you know what I mean! Have a great day my friend! :o) xoxoxo

Nina said...

OMG, computer faces. So actually all of the bloggers and readers of blogs have computer faces. What a strange picture! :)

Christina Lee said...

hahahaha-- yes, a sad state of affairs! I am trying to read this with a straight face right now ;o

Misha1989 said...

HAHAHA! How do you come up with these posts? They are hilarious.I wonder how my computer face looks like.

GMR said...

Egad! Computer face? *checks hand mirror* Okay, I think I'm in the clear....just gotta remember to smile at the screen more often.... ^_^ Really, a foot lift thought? What will they think of next...wait, don't answer that. Ditto on the "jobs I don't want"....no thank you to that one.... O_O

Thanks for the smile...and saving me from "computer face"...LOL...

StarTraci said...

Oh dear, I am not allowed to frown, smile, or look at computer screens else I will gain wrinkles. Soon sleeping will be added to the list. If the alternative is having a plastic face that doesn't move, then give me my computer face. I have always liked your subtitle about being real and here is another example. Now as to anal bleaching, be sure to not say that too loud, there may be a new spa around your corner! LOL
:-)
Traci

Melissa Gill said...

Oh for goodness sake, a foot lift? I'll pass thanks.

Bad Alice said...

agh - why would one need one's anus bleached? That just seems like one of those places that should never be in proximity to bleach.

Surely there will be smartphone face, too, a more extreme version of computer face.

awitchtrying said...

Oh boy! What could these people do, what amazing things could they accomplish, if they set themselves to an helpful task rather than worrying so much about how they look? Wow, anal bleaching. That MUST be a job requirement for someone. Who would think of that?

SG said...

Very hilarious. Hats off. Anal bleaching? Bleach with chemicals? That is going to hurt.

Arti said...

Totally believe in the philosophy 'Love yourself'
So then, love my 'computer face', and whatever else Mr. Surgeon speaks of!!

Kelly said...

Elective surgery for the sake of vanity?? No way! And at 52 I'm certainly old enough to be seeing the effects of age and gravity on the body. I won't even color my hair so I sure as heck won't bleach my anus!! Yeow!!

Suko said...

Ah, but there is a cure for computer face! Reading all the comments to this post will surely change that frown into a smile. :)

Dorte H said...

Well, as long as my family seem to be able to live with the shape I am in ...

Your cosmetic news remind me of one of my students who was trying to explain how photo models could still have huge breasts though their BMI was far below normal: "It is cosmic changes," he said. I think that is a wonderful excuse.

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Haha, I'm half interested/half scared to read that post. I didn't think feet were that important when it comes to looks...But then again, I'm a sneaker girl.

Your title reminds me of those mannequins in malls that have TV screens instead of faces...VERY creepy.

Jenners said...

Oh my ... now I know what is wrong with my face!! I have computer face!!

And I'm sure I probably need "anal bleaching" but I wouldn't want to perpetuate this horrible job for anyone!

naida said...

Computer face? lol heaven forbid!!
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I wonder what my computer's face look like...hehe
Thanks for this funny post.

B xx
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