Count me in! Do you take plastic?

December 2, 2010

HUNGARY/

I guess I don’t get out enough. I admit there is lots of stuff I don’t understand.

HUNGARY/But please. Here we have photos from the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant, an event aimed at honoring people “who have had some type of aesthetic surgery.”

First of all, really? We’ve now sunk so low as a civilization that we give tiaras to folks who have done the best job of altering their natural appearance?

Ladies and gentlemen, let’s hear it for the new Miss Plastic! Isn’t she incredible? She doesn’t look like herself at all, does she?

Or, to borrow some synonyms for plastic from the thesaurus: false, phony, pseudo, synthetic, unnatural… Stop me if you hear a word you consider a compliment.

Now that we know this pageant is a sure sign of the onrushing Apocalypse, let’s move on to the next obvious question. If honoring plastic is what it’s all about, then how did they overlook some of the GIANTS of plastic?

plastic combo this 320Sure, Miss Plastic Hungary is molded entirely from plastic and admittedly she looks pretty darn good.

But is she better than billionaire Guy Laliberte, who pioneered the use of the clown nose in space? And what about Mrs. Potato Head, with those lush, sensual lips?

And the Plastic Cup for Lifetime Achievement goes to….

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First place winner Alexandra Kocsis (C) reacts during the second Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant in Budapest, November 26, 2010. The contest is open to entrants who have had some type of aesthetic surgery. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Playskool’s Mrs. Potato Head in New York, August 6, 2010. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine/Hasbro/Handout

Canadian circus billionaire Guy Laliberte smiles after he returned in the Russian Soyuz space capsule near the town of Arkalyk, in northern Kazakhstan, October 11, 2009. REUTERS/Yuri Kochetkov/Pool

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Wait it’s a little backwards…why would Alexandra Kocsis get a nose job to LOOK like Barbara Streisand? That ain’t right!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

She does look like Barbara…. Now BG, they cant compete with the contestants from Venus.. they have to do SOMETHING to make them feel good about themselves…

And I always knew that sending in Mr.Laliberte would be considered a sign of the Apocalypse…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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Shra and ifly, at the risk of getting zapped, it’s BARBRA Streisand….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Hmmm…so it is Mr. B., so it is. Just to avoid any further misspellings from here on out I am gonna stick with “Babs”.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

No, Unca. Not in the least.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

BG,

Are you sure those photos are from the Miss Plastic Hungary contest, and not the Miss Silicone Hungary contests? I hear they run concurrently.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Somehow Barby reminds me of Pamela Anderson in Barb Wire… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

@Unca, maybe Miss Plastic Hungary got confused and thought instead of making herself plastic like Barbie she had to get plastic surgery to make herself look like Babs. Won her the contest though.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

As usual, I have some questions:
If they did take credit cards at this event, would they have to be fake, like everything else?

Why is it that bar-bra sounds like something that you would actually find at a Miss Plastic event?

Did the contestants have to be, you known, actually living, or could Lamar have entered his full-size Barbie doll?

The dougnuts weren’t fake, right? I mean, I did eat a bunch of them.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I wonder why they are all wearing those unbuttoned jean overall? Is there a gardening element to the contest?

Posted by I_dont_know_1 | Report as abusive

Is “unbuttoned jean overall” what we in the UK would call dungarees?

Also, how does one get to be a circus billionaire?

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

I guess so too, CG… I had a pair once…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Unless I am misinterpreting the webpage wrong the prize for winning Miss Plastic Hungary is a Matchbox car. It’s labeled as “Prize car”. I could be wrong though.

http://www.missplastichungary.hu/?lang=e n

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Spin… thats what we call dungarees… so, that’s sorted…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

If jeans are called dungarees and dungarees are called overalls, what do you call the all-in-one work suit with sleeves that we would call overalls? I’m confused.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I can handle that one, Nurse.
That’s the regular attire in our office. They’re called straitjackets.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Here, we called them jeans, overalls, and coveralls. I wear Carhartt insulated coveralls a lot in the winter at the farm. Coveralls have insulated sleeves; overalls don’t have sleeves.

My favorite winter clothes aways from the office? Jeans and one of my ancient olive-drab, wool field shirts from the military. Greatest cold-weather shirt ever made.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Ah, coveralls. That makes sense, Doc. Insulated sounds toastie.

BG, are you talking about the jumpers with long sleeves that tie at the back? That’s different.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Spin, you’re lucky to have an employer progressive enough to unstrap you long enough to leave comments. Most of our commenters here are forced to chew through their restraints.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Employer? Is that like basket weaving and mail bag sewing?

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Nice timing, Spin.

Playing basketball.
Elbow to face, crown is out.
Dentist tomorrow.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I am attending a lecture today at 2:00. At the Dentist’s office.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

It was a temporary crown that got whacked, Spin. I get the permanent one on 12/21, at which time I expect to be called “King” at home. On second thought, they’ll probably start with “king” and ring through changes from “royal” to “flush” to “crapper” to …. (And that’s just the dogs.)

Second thoughts are wiser thoughts. I’ll just stick with “Doc.”

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

My work clothes have reached maximum layerage. I can’t fit any more on. I am wearing two coats. Given that I am part polar bear, this is unheard of. I put a bucket of water down for 15 minutes at lunchtime yesterday, and when I went back to it it had a layer of ice on…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

Surely 2.30 is the time for a dentist appointment, DocKing.

I swear people will think I have lost weight when this winter is over and I’ve taken some of the layers off, CG.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Okay, KN, are you the elf on my shelf? My dentist called at 1:30 and asked if I could come in at 2:30 rather than 2:00. (My 2:30 coronation went well.)

http://www.elfontheshelf.com/indexnf.php  ?id=tradition

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

That depends on whether you have been good this year, Doc.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

Sterling.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

I doubt that, KN….

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Shra, you need to say it in Scots. That’s okay. I’ll translate: “Ih ha ma doots.”

I’ve been a good boy.
It depends upon the definition of “good.”
Nobody saw me.
You can’t prove a thing.

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Surely the elf on the shelf is omnipresent, Doc.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive