Wednesday, August 11, 2010
wasted aesthetic capital
this post comes after a night cap at starbucks with fellowfabs and friends dissecting, criticizing uber-high falluting posts.
im reading the dailies of a few days back. ivan padilla, carnapper king, was described with matinee-idol looks. then i remember murder suspect mark dizon and celebrated road rager jason ivler.
"pare, tang ina! ang ga-gwapo pa naman!"
in our world where aesthetics reign supreme, good looks is capitalized as a way to advance in the economics of life. it is, by no means, a sure deal. but it certainly opens doors. 'artistahin' you will be called. and somehow, somewhere, you will get noticed. you may not become the next piolo pascual but because of your looks, you would probably have gotten more breaks.
so when i hear of cases of carnapping, murder, homicide and i see a cute face to the case, i wonder why they wasted the capital.
but on hindsight, they may actually have used their looks, but not in the honest-to-goodness way we are used to. who knows? they may have used their looks to hook a victim, or to get away with bad behavior.
and in our looks-obsessed pink world, we may fall prey much more easily. if you saw these faces in grindr or planet romeo, wouldn't you at least say hi?
Posted by closet case at 9:31 AM