Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Saturday, March 07, 2021

I really wish I could find a better image of the above ad for Neil LaBute’s newest body-image stageplay, “reasons to be pretty”.

Hard to believe I can’t, because the ad is plastered all over town. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person in New York who considers media eyecandy like this to be worthy of online commentary. If so, the rest of you are welcome. Even if it is just a blurry cameraphoned creation (embiggened on Flickr).

My main motive in snapping this pic: I just wanted to commemorate the decidedly unique URL connected to the campaign, DoesThisPlayMakeMeLookFat.com.

As for the play itself, I’m tempted to take it in. Or I’ll just wait for the movie adaptation to come out eventually.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 03/07/2021 06:41:32 PM
Category: Advert./Mktg., Creative, New Yorkin', Photography
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The scientificalistical results are in: A study finds that optimists tend to live longer than pessimists.

To which the glass-half-empty crowd replies:

We unhappy few have no reason at all to wish to extend our lives by so much as one day longer than necessary. Our gravestones will read “Thank God that’s over!”

Meaning that the ultimate irony is that everyone winds up happy in the end…

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 03/07/2021 11:29:48 AM
Category: Science, Society
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