Monday, April 12th, 2010

How To Lose Friends: Botox

Remember when this was a magazine?"Blocking facial expression diminishes the experience of emotion. Our faces are normally alive with activity, which contributes to our understanding of each other, and there is a strong link between our facial expression and our ability to comprehend the meaning of language. If people seem slow in reacting to what they are being told, it is likely to be interpreted as a lack of sympathy or interest."
-University of Wisconsin-Madison David Havas explains his study showing that Botox may damage social relationships. No word on whether or not it will help you win an Academy Award, though.

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BadUncle (#153)

If your social relationships are made of tweets, who cares?

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

That's what emoticons are for.

Maevemealone (#968)

See also: Real Housewives of New York, Orange Count, New Jersey etc.

kneetoe (#1,881)

Yes, but all I really want in a lady is for her to be wrinkle free.

David Cho (#3)

Ha. Great picture.

saythatscool (#101)

Hey! Here's another point. If you are paid to act and convey emotion, how do you accomplish that wearing the chemical death mask of Agamemnon?

Most of these fuckers can't even raise an eyebrow anymore.

HiredGoons (#603)

"it is likely to be interpreted as a lack of sympathy or interest."

I'm assuming this is the natural expression for most people who have extensive botox and plastic surgery anyway, so… it all evens out?

Crantastical (#4,127)

I have a coworker who I assume disliked me at first because of her lack of expression at everything I said. When I later learned she had extensive botox it made more sense. However: I still don't think she cares about anything I have to say.

sajrocks (#2,067)

Smiling is at best confusing and at worst a lie.


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