Surgery for the Stereotype

While watching one of my umpteen guilty pleasures on television, Extreme Makeover last week, I did something stupid:

I watched next week’s previews. And guess who’s getting a makeover?


A librarian.

And boy did they ever pick a librarian: mousy, pathetic, and pushin’ a bookcart. I’m sure it was a dream-come-true when the scouting agents watched her application tape. I’m surprised they didn’t force her at gunpoint to wear a high-collar and a nez pince throughout the entire experience. What got me was the please-save-me-from-my-fate look on her face–as if the only thing between her and a life of eternal schlubbiness is plastic surgery.

We now have the medical equivalent of the take-off-the-glasses/loosen-the-bun cliché.

Maybe there’s a god department:: The Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery in Tigard, Oregon reported three paintings/lithographs worth $17,000 were stolen last weekend, including a $14,000 limited-edition canvas lithograph entitled Village Christmas. What I want to know is: how do I get the thieves to clean out all the other galleries?

3 Responses

  1. max
    max March 3, 2004 at 5:06 am | | Reply

    Oh god, I was just in Savannah on Valentines day and took a picture of the TKG there as a joke!
    I would sooner look at Elvis on velvet paintings…..

  2. Sulkbrarian
    Sulkbrarian March 8, 2004 at 7:31 pm | | Reply

    i can always count on you for the right perspective. ­čśÇ lippy, you’re killin’ me out here!

  3. Sacramento History Online
    Sacramento History Online March 8, 2004 at 10:46 pm | | Reply

    “Maybe there’s a god department:: The Thomas Kinkade Art Gallery in Tigard, Oregon reported three paintings/lithographs worth $17,000were stolen last weekend, including a $14,000 limited-edition canvas lithograph entitled Village Christmas. What I want to know is: how do I get the thieves to clean out all the other galleries?”

    Ha ha ha! He deserves it considering how he’s “immortalized” Placerville and the Sierra Nevada foothills in his “art.” The funny thing is that the scanning technician for our project did a lot of work for the company that handles all the imaging for his galleries. His quote on that topic was along the lines of “I’m so much happier getting to look at archival collections at this job. If you spend all day looking at Kinkaid’s images, you realize after awhile that they all look the same.”

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