Ideas, Comments, Exaggerations, Delusions, Rants, Inspirations, and Secrets. I like to show the heavenly in the ordinary. But sometimes, to echo George Orwell, "I write because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing." Sometimes.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
SIMP Alert #6: "Vanity's cost"
Stupid, Idiotic, Moronic, and Pathetic... all at the same time:
Setting aside for a moment the validity of the claims for this beauty cream (I'd love to see the magic it does on the leathery skin of a Tibetan villager, exposed to the cold dry winds and the unforgiving sun at high altitudes), who pays $600 for 30 mls of anything?
Oh wait, there are exceptions such as a tiny disk of strontium isotopes for cancer research or high grade bull semen for the dairy industry. Or, $600 split 24 ways could go towards empowering 24 women with a microloan of $25 each.See http://www.kiva.org/ (Sold at one of the most upscale establishments in Toronto.) Snake oil, anyone?