When it comes to people, there are very few things a person can honestly say applies to them all. Due to the sheer number of us all, it's hard to be able to state with absolute certainty that our own experiences have any sort of verisimilitude. For example: How many of us out there can say that they wore hot-pink tights with a noticeable run in them for their First Communion?
...I'm guessing that's still just me, then. See what I mean?
But even so, if there is one thing I think we all can agree on; it's that every once in a while, for whatever reason (skin broke out, phenomenally bad haircut, enough stitches on our face to make us look like a prototype for Frankenstein's monster, etc.) what we really wanna do is this:
Hide ourselves with a paper bag over the head. It's kind of like The Cone of Shame but, y'know, a bag. And for people instead of pets.
Although, apparently the paper bag is no longer just a means of shielding your face from the world (or for being the integral part of a horrid joke about bedroom matters with someone who is apparently lacking in the looks department, but I digress.) In an odd sort of way, they've actually come into their own a little bit, albeit in more of a costume-like way as opposed to daily wear.
For instance: Want to dress as psycho-killer-type-person, but don't want to be stuck carrying around a fake machete or anything like that?
Ta-da! Just look at how the face drawn on the bag automatically tells people everything they need to know!
From what I've been able to glean from the Internet, this one has some basis in a game somewhere. Alls I know is that I'm including this pic in this post purely because the dude who posed for this picture really put his scalp on the line for this.
Ever heard of Saul Steinberg? I remember very vaguely seeing some of his cartoons in The New Yorker back when I was a kid (hey; some parents dig hobbies and sports, mine dug literary pretentiousness sprinkled with quality cartoons,) but apparently he was more than just a cartoonist: dude was a full-fledged artiste.
These are some masks he did back in the late 50s-early 60s. Pretty sweet, huh?
Unfortunately, that's all I've got for you guys this morning, as that I still have bunches to do before I head off for the viewing. I'll try to make it up to you all on Friday if I can.