Mar 29, 2007

Yet another absurd NY Times trend story

Anyone familiar with the nitty-gritty of journalism can spot a crappy trend story from a mile away. It's a type of story that certain kinds of journalists can't help themselves from writing. Basically, they pick out a dubious fad that a small group of people (usually bourgeois Upper East Side types) are engaging in and pretend it's "the next big thing."

Today's egregious example of this is a story about the rise of facial yoga. As if yoga wasn't already ridiculous enough, participants in this new style are required to make maniacal expressions in the hopes of avoiding a costly face lift operation. Now, I've never experienced the transcendence that is face yoga, but I do know that any activity requiring this pose can't be good.

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