Re-thinking golden showers

Golden showerI have recently learned from a program on Arirang TV that lower-class Korean women in pre-modern times (and currently in some remote areas) maintained beautiful skin by washing their faces every night with their own urine (women with money would wipe their faces with sesame oil and honey). Apparently modern dermatologists have verified the scientific validity of this seemingly disgusting practice. As it turns out, urea helps retain moisture in dry, chapped skin.

So if I happen to urinate on your face, keep in mind it’s not an act of violence but skincare. Let ‘er rip!

Fashion magazines

Why the hell do we pay for fashion magazines? Don’t advertisements make up, like, ninety-percent of the content? I know magazines are very expensive to produce and that advertisers are the only reason why these things are able to be printed in the first place, but, honestly, should we feel good about paying five bucks to look at a bunch of ads — ads that compel us to buy more stuff? That’s just weird.