I Look So Fat Here
I am sure that many people will take comfort in knowing that looking like a stick insect is not a reflection of the style of the last few years but something that was around when Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, and other curvy figures were the epitome of sexy.
I guess 'Joan' from Mad Men can credit herself with single-handedly moving the goalposts for a whole new generation.
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Hide This Please
Ransom Riggs over at mental_floss has created a nice post of found snapshots. "One thing I’ve found a lot of," he writes, "is photos where people have written deprecating things—usually about themselves—on the back. 'I look so fat here!' is a shockingly common theme; I guess people were as concerned with their weight (and as self-conscious about pictures of themselves) fifty and sixty years ago as they are today."
I agree with him about the poignancy of the "sad and plain" one (the plaintive cry of the self in the world), and "Pardon the beak!" is funny.
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