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January 30, 2014

Thursday Is for What the Hell Is This?

Over the many, many years of doing my weekly Thursday post I have complained about dressing creatures who are unable to defend themselves (read undress themselves) in goofy stuff and calling it cute. The list includes, but is not limited to, babies, dogs, cats, rats, hamsters and horses. Calling a bulky knit or crocheted objet a "photography prop" seems to be carte blanche* to make lots of ridiculous, humiliating shit. Then put it on babies. And then photograph them. And then share it on the internet. 

Now, I am well familiar with things being called "cuter than a baby's bottom." But I assume they are referring to a passing gaze as a mound of soft, squishy baby flesh and not a deep stare into its anus. I may be wrong. But I don't think so.

It's like the Eye of Sauron has been bordered in taupe cotton.

*I seem to be feeling très français today. I hope you'll forgive me.

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