Levels and Curves: The Health Care Debate
I am going to use this image in the near future for my new flower blog with photo tips called Singular Sensation, but today it fits to use it here.
I am going to assume that someone loves or once loved these neanderthals who are spiking the health care conversation with talk of “death” panels and czars. It has been roundly debunked, time and time again, by both partisans and non-partisans, but oh no– facts don’t stop them. I suspect these are the same folks who perpetuate the doubts about the birthing of Obama as well. They give new meaning to the term “birth to death”.
I have a suggestion, birth-to-deathers: keep on yelling and putting your contorted faces on TV and I totally swear if I can accidentally pull the plug on my way past your hospital room, I’ll try to remember this lesson from the Adobe software for photographers called “Photoshop”.
What goes into your digital camera (photo on left) can be changed into a totally different image, photo on right, through the use of “Levels” and “Curves”.
In other words, you started out in life like all humans: cute, cuddly, in need of a Binky now and then but then…well, something or someone leveled and curved you.
Most of us outgrow the Binky and others, like you, should consider buying one. They must have adult sizes for mouths so large and gaping that planets, (as in living on another planet) fits in them. Any time you feel another wail coming on— just pop it in and have another brewskie.
You’ll look better, for one thing.
And, you’ll definitely live longer with your cognitive infirmity– if that’s your mission– because good law abiding folks like myself won’t want to rip your ventilator plug out of the wall and be fine with manslaughter for the sheer sweetness of irony.
©Pat Coakley 2009
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