June 28, 2004
Workin' it Out

Those of you considering "work" may find GoodPlasticSurgery.com an interesting site. In the early 20th century the middle classes displayed their wealth by emulating old-money Europe, only on a smaller scale (door knockers, furniture, etc.) After the war, they did it by purchasing common items made with high-quality materials and/or exclusive designers (designer jeans, al-clad pots, etc.) Now it seems modifying our bodies will be the hallmark of 21st-century conspicuous consumption. And it's not just boobs... I lump piercings and tatoos (which can be damned pricey) in there as well.

Posted by scott at June 28, 2004 11:01 AM

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