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I started my diet today.
And then I found this picture to taunt me!
I see that you guys have dogs that are excited to see you when you get home.
This is my dog when I get home.
Posted to WIDK by Jenn Flanagan
(Daily Mail by DAISY DUMAS) – The plot is thickening in the case of the mutant hand.
Alarms were raised over a pretty model in a burnt orange dress who appeared to have had a run-in with a very heavy airbrush.
The devilishly bad piece of retouching at Simply Be left the brunette with an apparently freakishly clawed left hand, complete with six fingers and right-angled gashes.
Alongside the sharp digits, the unwitting model’s right hand was given a stumped, forked thumb.
As Vernon and the team at the Photoshop Disasters write: ‘On the upside, her dress is a lovely color, and the photo has made this model the most in-demand guest at all finer marshmallow and wienie roasts.’
The alteration begs the question of whether the rest of the image – including the dress for sale – has been unrealistically and misleadingly enhanced.
After the story made its way onto Jezebel, Simply Be quickly changed the image to something for more human and less ghoulish.
The kimono dress is now worn by a model who, the site acknowledges, is a ‘non-mutant’ – and, thankfully, rather more attractive – version.
As if Photoshop hadn’t already had enough criticism of late, the blunder adds fuel to the anti-retouching lobby.
Moves to restrict the use of retouching on commercial images are gaining momentum, no thanks to the embarrassing backlash that airbrushing errors such as this creates.
On the basis of a poll that found that readers were increasingly feeling deceived by commercial images, Glamour magazine has just announced that it will ask commissioned photographers not to alter the shapes of models – even if a celebrity requests a ‘digital diet’.
No matter how beautiful or famous, celebrities and models alike regularly fall foul of over-zealous retouching – with some companies, such as Makeup Forever, increasingly making a point of only publicising entirely unaltered images.
(Daily Mail) – It is the unfortunate reality of tightly-packed apartment blocks and high rises: the annoying neighbour.
But now disgruntled residents are fighting back – in the most passive-aggressive way imaginable.
Hilarious anonymous notes complaining about neighbours’ thieving ways, defecating dogs, discarded cigarettes or loud music have been uploaded to the website HappyPlace.com.
What a chore: A note uploaded to HappyPlace.com shows the realities of sharing communal spaces
They show the range of worries inflicted on neighbours living in close quarters across the country’s apartment complexes and snugly-packed homes.
But, more interestingly, they also highlight the different approach residents take to humiliating their irritating neighbours.
Some keep it to a short and sweet blow. One writes: ‘Apartment 406. Stop calling escorts and then not answering your door’ – before tacking it to a pin board for the rest of the block to read.
Others choose to be bitterly sweet, with one resident with a flair for sarcasm writing: ‘You car’s sound system is amazing.
‘It is so loud and the bass is so rockin’ that it actually shakes all of the apartment buildings in the complex. Awesome!’
‘Dear Caucasian neighbour,’ another calm and collected neighbour writes. ‘Next time you would like to discuss your bigoted fears of ‘being raped by A Big Black Dude when you come home at 3.30 in the morning’ please don’t do it in the hallway within earshot of a Big Black Dude.’
Re-connecting: One note shows neighbourly concern – for all the wrong reasons
Keeping it simple: The short notes tacked up by these irritated neighbours beg for more answers
Short and sweet: There are some suspicious noises keeping these neighbours up all night
He signs it: ‘Thank you, A Big Black Dude. P.s. You aren’t even my type.’
Yet, there is no holding back for others, splattering curse words and threats of physical violence across hurriedly-written notes.
‘I thought you a**holes did not want any more truble (sic),’ rages one neighbour, woken early that morning by slamming doors. ‘Tell your buddy to nock on my door now that I am fealin bette (sic).’
Others are just interested in themselves: ‘Did you guys move?’ One asks with faux concern. ‘Your wi-fi isn’t working anymore. Hope your (sic) ok. Nick.’
Kicking up a stink: One resident (left) attempts to sniff out their thieving neighbour, while another (right) has the courtesy to leave a note to avoid something that could bug them
Keeping it light: One apartment block resident hopes their neighbourhood musician notes sarcasm
Perhaps the smartest of the bunch a neighbour who is clearly garden-proud.
Beneath a photograph of a smirking cat, they write: ‘Please do not drop your cigarette butts on the ground. The cat crawls out at night to smoke them and we are trying to get him to quit.’
The notes are just a handful of hundreds posted on the Happy Place website.
It writes: ‘The neighbor note is the most effective medium to alert your neighbors to the myriad ways in which their way of life is destroying yours.
‘So if you’re going to leave one yourself and want to make sure your neighbors pay heed, take a cue from these authors and unload on that piece of paper with both barrels.’
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