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I noticed the Reeve/Carter resemblance too but since I didn't have definitive info. on that, I iddn't write about it. But it appears to be Reeve's face, absolutely. Carter I wasn't as certain about, bur if Reeve's face was used, it's likely, I would think.
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I thought my sarcasm about Atkins being in favor of these was obvious. If not, that was meant to be clear. I agree with your point and that's why I used it as a joke.
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Foiled again! Just when I was about to perpetuate the most delicious, carefully planned pizza post ambiguity fraud in modern times, I get the correction I've dreaded my entire career. Now I'll never know how sweet the payoff would have been.
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Obviously these items are not a bunch of bachelor apartment basics for $29.99 at Home Depot or in the Ace Hardware catalog. Do you know how many clocks without some or all of their numbers are for sale right now all over the world, and how many more are hanging on the walls of museums, restaurants, salons and spas, modern hotels and homes, etc.? There are a number of people who are always looking for household and other items that are stylish and modernized. You may not be who they're marketing to, but that doesn't mean there isn't a (relatively large) market.
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If you're not joking, what on Earth are you going on about? This application was taken by Navy Seal Team Six when they raided Bin Laden's personal space in 2011. It was his master copy of the application, found along with his most private family correspondence and papers.

You registered at this site just to make that comment? Worse than "Boo."
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We have that in common, MC. I don't like opossums and do not think they are cute. They scare me. I've been present for stand-offs between opossums and my dog, neither of which had any desire to back down. Also, my friend John was keeping dog food in a plastic container in his garage. It had a scoop in it, and he stuck his hand in to get the scoop. An opossum was inside and bit his hand. It was an awful wound.
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I agree with your assessment for the most part. We have a few images that reinforce the tender age of the subjects and the rest are blatantly sexual, with the clothing (or lack of it) definitely designed to draw a sexualized, objectifying gaze.

I think the photographer is trying to provoke a reaction of questioning the series, discomfort or even anger. After all, no female, whether she's fifteen or fifty has breast enhancement that isn't part of reconstruction without thinking about the end result of her being more sexually attractive and noticed. Isn't that what these young girls are hoping to do after surgery, be more attractive (sexually and in general) to those who encounter them? Yet instead of putting on an age-appropriate sundress and trying for a better education, they feel that they should (or the culture dictates that they should) do this instead.

How else is an artist supposed to get that across without pushing that boundary? I see it like the photo essays we've seen here of child beauty contestants who are painted up and put in swimsuits and little heels. It's designed to trigger outrage.
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