Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

The Botox game

Ever play the Botox game?

I mean, guessing which TV droids have used Botox? I was watching some Fox news program over a 10 p.m. 'breakfast' the other day, and a sprightly blonde thing was interviewing 'Dog', the bounty hunter who just nabbed Andrew Luster, the wealthy serial date-rape drug date-rapist in Mexico, and then got jailed for his trouble, because bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico. I don't think the blonde thing's forehead moved once. Definitely a Botox pod person. Dog, on the other hand, had a rumpled washboard of a forehead, that moved and wrinkled a lot. Of course, for Dog, sneering at such things as Botox is part of his own studied presentation of self, sort of like a wearing leather vest over a bare chest when being interviewed on a TV show.

I don't have much use for Larry King, but I'll say this for him, his face is his. His hair is gray, his hairline has receded, and his forehead wrinkles when he frowns. Unlike those of the vapid celebrities he interviews.

You can't really win the Botox game, because there's no way to know for sure who has used the stuff and who hasn't. But by watching those foreheads for a few minutes, you can get a pretty good idea.

The Botox Nanobot cosmesis game, 2075: guess which celebrities have had their features re-engineered by having nanobots crawl around beneath their skin, chipping away at bone here, building it up there, into some ideal form. "Hey, I recognize that chin, that's whatsisname's, Kirk Douglas's chin. That guy's been 'botted!"

meaning: seal, sign, symbol
印判 == inban == stamp, seal
印画 == inga == photographic print

Originally a pictogram of a hand pressing down on a bending person. The action of 'pressing down' eventually came to be associated with pressing down to make a seal, and from there to mean seals and stamps in general. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic:  'Hand presses down on person as on seal'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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