Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Angelina Jolie’s breasts

Never has the disappearance of two breasts caused so much comment, so much of it so completely unhinged.

(Add together celebrity + breasts +cancer and I think you approach the formula for madness.)

Out of many, many candidates, I think this might be the most pathetic:


If true, I believe satirising that sort of ridiculous celebrity worship was part of the point (and, yes, there was one) of this song by late-lamented Australian band TISM. Enjoying this may perhaps be the most appropriate way to mark this inauspicious occasion:

1 comment:

  1. Bernard Darnton17 May 2013, 09:32:00

    Cutting your breasts off was already quite fashionable. This can only fuel the craze of healthy women mutilating themselves.

    This NYT article on the cancer awareness industry is worth a read:


1. Commenters are welcome and invited.
2. All comments are moderated. Off-topic grandstanding, spam, and gibberish will be ignored. Tu quoque will be moderated.
3. Read the post before you comment. Challenge facts, but don't simply ignore them.
4. Use a name. If it's important enough to say, it's important enough to put a name to.
5. Above all: Act with honour. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.