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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

Superficial I know, but still.....



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Reply Superficial I know, but still..... (Original post)
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 OP
laruemtt Jan 2012 #1
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #2
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #4
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #5
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #7
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #13
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #15
Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #25
dmr Jan 2012 #30
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #38
SidDithers Jan 2012 #41
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #42
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #43
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #45
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #46
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #52
SidDithers Jan 2012 #44
zappaman Jan 2012 #48
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #51
renie408 Jan 2012 #32
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #37
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #49
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #50
gateley Jan 2012 #3
progressoid Jan 2012 #6
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #10
zipplewrath Jan 2012 #16
progressoid Jan 2012 #17
MagickMuffin Jan 2012 #8
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #23
JustAnotherGen Jan 2012 #9
dawg Jan 2012 #14
Raffi Ella Jan 2012 #11
Little Star Jan 2012 #12
politicasista Jan 2012 #18
LiberalAndProud Jan 2012 #19
one_voice Jan 2012 #20
whatchamacallit Jan 2012 #21
AtomicKitten Jan 2012 #22
Whisp Jan 2012 #24
a kennedy Jan 2012 #26
FrenchieCat Jan 2012 #27
kaitcat Jan 2012 #28
applegrove Jan 2012 #29
Scurrilous Jan 2012 #31
mmonk Jan 2012 #33
donheld Jan 2012 #34
Cali_Democrat Jan 2012 #35
bigwillq Jan 2012 #36
PA Democrat Jan 2012 #39
HipChick Jan 2012 #40
TBF Jan 2012 #47

Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. She is so gorgeous! n/t

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. No "but" about it

And quite honestly, it doesn't look like many of her more "candid" photos.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

4. Looks like her to me......

Are what do you mean? She should look exactly like she does on a magazine cover
at all times?

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:45 PM

5. But not as she does in press photos.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. I don't get your point....

can you clarify?

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:00 PM

13. I'm not sure how much more clear

The magazine cover barely looks like the other "noncover" photos. It looks more like a "look alike" or some younger sister or something. Facial proportions are off. Skin looks different. She looks a different weight.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

15. Oh.......

Yeah...cause other people look exactly the same on magazine covers as they
do in their candid photos......

It looks just like her to me.....
and some 48 year old women wish they could look as good,
skin and all.....but whatever!












Well Have a nice day anyways!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:16 PM

25. She angry black woman.

Angry. Black. Woman.
They even gots a book about how angry that black woman is.
Ooooohhh, angry black woman.

When someone asks who you are going to vote for . . .
say "Obama" . . like this little feller --->

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:10 AM

30. Oh man, she's gorgeous, & you know what?

That gorgeous hunk she's married to - I hope he sings to her.

He can sing to me any day

I've been trying to download him all day for my ringtone, but I can't get it to work.
http://www.barackobama.com/ringtone/
:swoon:

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #15)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:14 AM

38. She looks "lighter"

Color wise yes, but also a bit thinner. He jaw looks a tad "thinner" than in other photos. I suspect its the camera lens they used. Quite honestly, I like her "candid" look better. Never was a fan of the "over made up" look, nor the china doll schtick.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:20 AM

41. Are you suggesting that's not Michelle Obama on that magazine cover?...nt

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #41)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:01 AM

42. How did you get that?

Really, I'm curious how you get such a conclusion from anything that I wrote? Do you not understand the concept of similie or metaphor?

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:25 AM

43. I don't understand the standard in which you used to judge her pic.....

Guess that you've decided that a woman of her age, and who is neither
a professional model or an actress made to look younger via surgery and injection
is supposed to somehow look like the cover of a magazine at all times, including
when taking candid photos.

Even young women who are models and acting celebrities do not walk around looking
like their magazine covers.

Just the mere fact that you would have commented in that way, in this thread, gives us
a better view as to the type of individual that you are, in particular when it comes to this woman.

I thank you for that.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #43)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:47 PM

45. Bad supposition

Try again.

The original post mentioned the superficiality. I was agreeing with that term. There is something fundamentally superficial about photographing someone to look like they don't look. Even more so to make them temporarily appear to be some approximation of a false "ideal".

She's a good looking woman in her own right. It seems horribly supeficial to make her appear "differently" merely to conform to some ideal of what she "should" look like.

As far as your suppositions. The reason that scientists do double blind studies is because it is very easy to find what you're looking for, even when it's not there.

Your suppositions, and your supposed "better views" give us more insight into you, and what you are looking for, than anything about me.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #45)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:08 PM

46. The fact that you have to post so many times to

justify your critique of a photo.....
and beyond that, the fact that you are
a consistent harsh critic of The Obama administration
in general says to me, that there really are times when
if you don't have anything good to say,
then saying nothing is a great option, if for no other reason,
to demonstrate goodwill, and a lack of pettiness...

Some people learned that from their parents...
it's called home trainin'- http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=home%20trainin%27

.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #46)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:42 PM

52. I was participating in the discussion

It is a discussion forum after all. And my original comment was based upon the OP's comment about the superficiality. Basically I was agreeing. It is superficial. It's almost the poster child for superficial. Take a perfectly good looking woman and make her look like something she isn't. The impled reason being that what she is isn't some how "good enough".

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #42)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:42 AM

44. From this...

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It looks more like a "look alike" or some younger sister or something. Facial proportions are off. Skin looks different. She looks a different weight.


Guess I didn't read your meaning correctly.

Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #44)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:12 PM

48. wow

so now the Obama haters are actually picking on pictures of the first lady?
man, and I thought Bush hatred was bad!

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Response to zappaman (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:38 PM

51. No

They were commenting upon the original posters "superficial" observation.

But keep looking for trouble where it doesn't exist, I'm sure you can find it if you try hard enough.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:21 AM

32. That picture is from a completely different angle and was taken in '08.

I know I have gained and lost 20 pounds like four times in the last four years. I guess Mrs. Obama could have, too. Plus, I think they have lighting, etc, in magazine cover photo shoots that are not readily available for candid shots. Hence, the 'candidness'.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #32)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:12 AM

37. Yup

And I suspect they used a wide angle lens too, it can change the apparent proportions of things in depth rather quickly. There's a definite "cover photo" aspect to the whole thing.

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Response to zipplewrath (Reply #37)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:16 PM

49. Cause it's a fucking "cover photo"....that's why! doh!

But keep digging, as a picture of you is coming that much more in focus
to some of us the more you post in this thread.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #49)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:37 PM

50. Yup

Makes it real superficial doesn't it?

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. I like her SO much! When I was deciding between Obama and Hillary, it was seeing Michelle saying

earnestly and sincerely, "he's a GOOD man" that made me look at him more closely.

We are so lucky to have her as FLOTUS. And Obama is lucky to have her as his partner!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:49 PM

6. Oops. Composition error.

Finger nail and earrings line up to look like long fingernails.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:56 PM

10. Ok....



Please critique this one too....
Might as well!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:02 PM

16. Same thing

I suspect, a bit like the Clinton cover photo (and a similar Coulter cover), that a very wide angle lens was being used, which changes proportions between very small differences in depth.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:06 PM

17. Much better ...

even though the wide angle lens makes her arms look a little big

And thank God they didn't go overboard with PhotoShop. She's too beautiful for that.



(disclaimer: I'm in the photog business)

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:56 PM

8. I don't see anything Superficial about the topics she discusses in the issue

Perhaps some people here will think that, but I think discussing such topics as self-doubt, early struggles, and wanting to help build self confidence in young girls. I hold her in the highest Light for wanting to be a role model, even though I'm usually not someone who has role models in my own life.



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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:48 PM

23. I'm smiling at your post.....

because of course, you are totally correct!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:56 PM

9. It is NOT superficial

It simply is not superficial. What's wrong with have a beautiful black woman on the cover of a magazine who happens to hold ADVANCED degrees, is very accomplished and as an aside? Is married to the President of the United States of America? I'd rather see her - than Rihanna on the cover of a magazine. But that's me.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:01 PM

14. I think the superficial part ...

is the fact that she's just so darn pretty!

But I have always been able to appreciate a woman for her mind *and* her looks.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 03:59 PM

11. Nice.

That is a great shot of her, thanks for posting.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:00 PM

12. Stunning!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

18. Kick

Nice pic.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:07 PM

19. She's beautiful.

Beyond that, I very much want to read the article. Overcoming self doubt is a *big* issue in loved ones' lives at this moment in time.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:43 PM

20. Big ole kick...

for Mrs. O!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:48 PM

21. Lovely.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

22. She is a lovely, smart, and sophisticated woman.

Glad she's First Lady.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:57 PM

24. most beautiful, caring and intelligent First Lady ever.

so gorgeous body and soul.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:38 PM

26. Love her, that's it.



sorry, my finger just kept hitting it. LOVE HER!!!

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:27 PM

27. Don't blame you one bit!

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 10:39 PM

28. That amazing blue dress!

 

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Response to kaitcat (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:38 PM

29. She's as photogenic as lady diana.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:17 AM

31. Thanks Frenchie.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

33. Not superficial at all.

At least, not in my book.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:26 AM

34. I am 100% an Obamabot. Michelle Obamabot that is.

She's the best first lady I've ever experienced. Every single time I see anything about her she shines inside and out.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:28 AM

35. superficiality is underrated

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:36 AM

36. I really like Michelle.

I think she's done wonderful things as First Lady. I think she's very good in the role. From everything I know, I believe she is a very good wife and mother and, at the end of the day, that's what matters most.
And she's kind of sexy too.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:18 AM

39. Beautiful photo, but I like her message even better.

She is a great role model for young women.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 08:20 AM

40. I've never cared for Michelle...


to be honest - but she has really grown on me. I have been won over by her poise,and grace. She looks flawless - always. We are very blessed to have this gorgeous family in the White House, and to be able to witness in our lifetime.

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Response to FrenchieCat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 01:10 PM

47. I've always liked her.

I will have to pick up this issue - it's a decent magazine too.

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