Thursday, August 21, 2008

Four Horsepersons of the 80s Apocalypse

Rarely can an entire era be summed up in a single telling image, but this one comes close:

From left to right, meet Arrogance, Vanity, Greed - and Utter Fabulousness.

The hallmark of true vice is its secrecy; its downfall, the inevitability of exposure. Then, three of these were pillars of the community, and the fourth an unpredictable eccentric.

Today, we take for granted that one is a tiny megalomaniac, the second the victim of pitiful plastic surgery, and the third a domineering, status-obsessed (good-to-her-infirm-partner-in-crime, yes) shrew.

Virtue, on the other hand, shines through, and the last has only gone from strength to strength, refining and enhancing an existence that brings joy to millions. And who else would ever have had the balls to wear that to the White House?

1 comment:

  1. This image is seriously becoming my new wallpaper.