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Bonfire of the Vanities

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 8, 2009 |


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Tonight's diversion, completely unrelated to movies, books, TV, or music, comes from Ling. It concerns all of you, so pay attention. Ling writes:

We all trade in a sort of transcendent intellectualism that would seem to preclude any concern with popular image expectation, yet - and I've done my research - nearly everyone has at least one vanity. The Pajibans can't be different. Let's have a Bonfire of the Vanities!

I submit for incineration a hair obsession. It's curly. Ever stretched a phone cord and had all the loops get messed up? I could gladly spend an hour fixing those loops, as well as spraying, teasing, straightening, braiding, twisting, and pinning, depending on my mood. I'll leave the house with no makeup, dirty sweats, and a bouffant. It's getting ridiculous.

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So, the question is posed to the rest of you: What's your major vanity?

As for me, I feel pretty good about ... well ... the ... my ... hurm. I'm really symmetrical. Does that count?



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