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?

10 comments:

rudeboy said...

Charm is a key component in becoming a good con man.

Couple that with good looks, and the whole world's a sucker.

joelmcvie said...

Thank god pangit ako. That's why I'm a good boy. =)

Videoke King said...

You make it sound like you'd want to be the next victim.

toffer said...

WITH GREAT LOOKS COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY...;))

Tony said...

I would argue that part of the reason why they turned out that way is because of their looks (and lack of guidance or moral compass).

Think about it. Life (and other people) probably taught them that you can get away with a lot more if you have a cute face. It just became a matter of pushing the envelope of what they can get away with.

serial said...

hell yeah! ill message murder suspect mark first! haha

Fickle Cattle said...

I'm annoyed when people set aside bad behavior just because it comes with a pretty face. I understand why it happens, but I still don't like it. I'm especially annoyed with Jason Ivler, moreso with his mom, that Aguilar witch.

PS. They're cute, not really my type though. Chinitos all the way.

ficklecattle.blogspot.com

bret said...

a murderer is a murderer, a carnapper a carnapper, a criminal a criminal, regardless of looks. they should not be treated nor looked at differently. Hindi sila sayang.

shenanigans said...

pansin ko sa mga criminal ngayon...

kung dati itsura pa lang alam mo nang may masamang itention ngayon ang mga criminal ang ga-gwapo! haha!

pwede ka ba kausapin in tagalog? hehe

Ming Meows said...

at least the world is fair.