Wednesday, May 6, 2009

But, I Can Only be Ugly on the Inside!

McMegan talks about America's first face transplant. I know, I love it, too.

There's been a sort of fascinated repulsion surrounding these transplants, but severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive.
Who wants to give the odds on whether or not she is being hyperbolic here? And who the fuck are the people that say that people whose faces have been horrible disfigured shouldn't be able to have skin transplanted to repair them? Does Megan think those people really exist and/or represent some kind of mainstream "revulsion?"

Still, that sentence is funny as hell. Seriously, read it again, "severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive"

Yes, that's right, "severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive"

Not going schizophrenic, which leaves pretty much unable to form any meaningful relationship at all. Not Alzheimer's, which makes you shit yourself and forget the names of your wife and kids. Not brain stem injury (or whatever it's called) which leaves you unable to move any part of your body save your eyes. It's the ones that make you ugly that really get you.

Oh, boy, I can't stop reading it.

"severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive"

"severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive"

"severe facial disfigurement is probably the worst accident that can happen and still leave you alive"

I'd rather be dead than ugly! WOOT!!!!

The big question, of course, is whether or not it's worse than being poor.

4 comments:

Sue W said...

Hey, surely that poor woman was disfigured by her husband using a gun...or is domestic violence by gun nuts just an acceptable risk in the U.S.?

Forget the personal goggle-eyed frisson of horror...is the economic cost of those things just something else she can ignore?

clever pseudonym said...

For the record, I would rather be facially disfigured than be paralyzed, lose limbs, go deaf or blind, have something happen to my memory, or any other accident or injury that would cause me to lose the ability to care for myself without assistance.

What a shallow dolt.

Anonymous said...

Do you post comments on Meggie's blog? If not, please do. Her latest re: the Chrysler bailout is infuriating.

ChicagoEd said...

First, it wasn't an accident; she was intentionally shot in the face by her husband. Second, and realizing that I'm joining Megan's college dorm bullshit session by even commenting further, losing both arms is far, far worse than losing your face. Think about it. Hopefully we'll hear from Mouse to get the definitive answer. Or maybe Yancey Ward.