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Nice how you chose to ignore the word "supposedly" I purposely included to indicate this is not how I feel but rather a statement made by the herbal cigarette companies. Supposedly. Supposedly. Supposedly. Now you can't miss it Big O!
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People who constantly claim images are fake or Photoshopped are one of my biggest pet peeves as a blogger. What are you hoping to accomplish by making these claims? If you simply follow the link to her website or any of her other social media accounts you'll see tons of photos clearly taken during her travels, proving she really went to all the places featured in her Girl Eat World series. So why cry Photoshop when you don't know for sure? All this claim does is make you look like one of those people who think we never landed on the moon or that 9/11 never happened. Do some homework before you go around saying everything is fake!
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via- http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Trope

Above all, a trope is a convention. It can be a plot trick, a setup, a narrative structure, a character type, a linguistic idiom... you know it when you see it. Tropes are not inherently disruptive to a story; however, when the trope itself becomes intrusive, distracting the viewer rather than serving as shorthand, it has become a cliché.

Note that currently the Oxford English Dictionary actually recognizes the definition "a significant or recurrent theme; a motif", its earliest quotation for this meaning being from 1975. Merriam-Webster also somewhat recognizes this meaning, but twists it into "a common or overused theme or device: cliché", which seems unjustly condemning.

The next time you're looking for a place to talk trash and pick a fight via comment look somewhere else Travino, I really don't appreciate your snarky attitude.
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Congratulations Miss C, I hope the next decade of sharing your wonderful mind with the world is as good as the first! You've been a mentor and friend to me many times here on Neatorama and I'll never forget all the help you've given me over the years. Happy blogiversary, and keep on writin'!
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I couldn't agree with you more about Nestle rcxb, and I haven't bought a Nestle product for years. I also had pretty much the same reaction in regards to the rice. It seems like their economy is so screwed that making a few more cents here and there is enough to justify making and selling these fake foods. What really blows me away is how much time and effort they're putting in to faking these foods, don't they know that time is money?!
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They're staged photos that serve as recreations of what the living conditions were like for Geoff and his sister growing up in a hoarder's home.

They're essentially "art installations" if you want to think of them that way, but really the main point of the series (as I see it anyway) is to illustrate how a child learns to work around the massive mess when they live with a hoarder.

Since hoarders tend to be solitary and reclusive individuals it would be really hard to set up a photo shoot inside a hoarder's home, although I'm pretty sure the actual trash inside a hoarder's home would be a lot more disgusting than the piles presented in these photos.
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I neither indicated nor implied that these subcultures are humorous, the whole point is how inherently strange they are, and not that they're "full of yuks". Many of the subcultures in the Cracked article are extremely dark and demented, so I chose to go with one that's weird but not nightmarish.

As for seeing things you wish you didn't know about- welcome to the internet, if you think that's bad you haven't been exposed to much online. It's easy to be offended by things you see online when you make assumptions, but according to all I have seen about this subculture Christian is actually in on it all, and the whole thing might be nothing more than a strange form of internet theater.

As for his autism- that is probably a lie as well, as there is no evidence to support this claim, yet there's plenty of evidence online to support the fact that he's making the whole thing up.
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Love that site! That's where a lot of the notes in this article came from. It's a priceless resource if you ever want to write your own passive aggressive note but don't have the time or energy to channel your own passive-aggressive energy.
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You make a great point sandyra, and the idea of someone having an allergic reaction makes the use of a baby and a dog in the shoot seem even more unethical... I will never rub honey in my eyes after reading your comment, that's for sure!
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That's awesome Chris! He did a great job, the show definitely has a lot of visual appeal and the sets look great. It looks like Romain worked on a lot of variety and sketch comedy type shows, exactly what they needed on Pryor's Place. And he worked on Flip too, eh? That was a great show too! Here's to your talented father!
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It may be even more of a shocker to you that these quotes were probably written by their fellow female students. Here are some links to images from yearbook staffs around that same era:

Notice anything these yearbook staffs have in common? They're made up of mostly women!
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Actually Stephen it's Stotch, so we were both wrong! BTW does watching every single episode of the show since it began plus playing every South Park video game ever made and seeing every other thing Trey Parker and Matt Stone have ever made, including Book Of Mormon, qualify me as a "true fan"? Because it probably should...
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Yeah, over six years ago Miss C posted an article about the same photo series. I think something that was posted six years ago but is really cool bears reposting, and thanks for reading Neatorama for so long that you actually remember that article from 2008 Nathan! That was before my time -;-
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Well I guess we'll just agree to disagree Michael. To me the staging of the characters (how they're posed, and the environment around the characters), the realistic renderings, and the lively feel of each captured moment simply screams Rockwell to me.

It's not like I'm saying the artist is the next Norman Rockwell, it's simply a bit of fan art created with a nod to Rockwell's style, a more interesting take on comic art.
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I know, it's one of those hard calls when it comes to which word to use. I feel like selfie is a good blanket term for self portrait, whether full body with a timer or hand held, so the term selfie gets used a lot these days.
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I can't help but wonder- do you actually read comic books, Lisa? Anybody who does knows that this issue is pretty silly, because men are just as objectified- powerful male superhero= steroid beefcake, many of which run around half naked as well. And if you're scrawny? Well, you'd better have a cool power or you're screwed.

Wonder Woman is one of the most powerful characters in the DC Universe, nearly a match for Superman, and her classic outfits aren't particularly objectifying. Superheroes are about idealization, not reality, and this whole objectification issue is based on people who don't even read comics taking offense to the cover art, which any true comic reader knows hardly ever matches the storyline within the issue.

Are men offended when every romance novel in the world features a Fabio beefcake on the cover? No, because we know this is all marketing, a way for publishers to sell their books.

Another thing that makes this whole issue ridiculous is the fact that many superheroes wear clothes simply because of censorship. Comic book creators from the Golden Age have been quoted as saying if they could draw their characters naked they would, both male and female, because virtually invincible aliens wouldn't really feel the need to wear clothes. So Superman is actually supposed to be flying around naked, but that wouldn't fly with the parents and censors. How's that for objectification?

This issue is being pushed by non-readers but isn't stopping the publishers from doing what they've been doing for decades- making their target audience buy their books. They're never going to care much about these arguments because the people perpetuating this BS don't buy comics.

I suppose the only true test of public opinion would be a massive increase in male comic book characters being sexually objectified. I daresay if, however unlikely, that did happen all of a sudden, the only quantifiable result would be a reduction in comic book sales.

Personally I've been reading comics for over thirty years, and I know doing this wouldn't result in a reduction of sales because the so-called objectification would only take place on the covers, and real readers would still be buying issues so they can read the stories. But, as I said before, this is only an issue to people who don't actually read comics.

Lastly, on the topic of the recent Manara cover for Spider Woman- she's a character from the Bronze Age, and Manara was most active during the 70s and 80s, so this is clearly meant to appeal to older readers who actually remember reading Bronze Age comics with Spider Woman in them and appreciate Manara's style. The cover isn't meant to appeal to fans who jumped on board the comic book trend after watching The Avengers, it's a throwback meant to appeal to readers like myself who have been reading comic books their entire life.

I agree with John's point that "if you don't like them then don't read them", but sadly this whole issue is being pushed by people who don't even read comics, people who are capitalizing on the current popularity of comics and writing articles about things they know nothing about.
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