Kim, is that you? (via)
Kim Kardashian may not have succeeded in breaking the Internet a few weeks ago, but she might have actually managed to break this guy's face. Or fixed it, depending upon your opinion of spending $150,000 on medical procedures intended to make yourself more closely resemble a professional famous person. Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
In an interview with The Sun, Jordan James Parke spent a medium-sized fortune to get collagen injected into his lips, Botox injected into his face, comically large eyebrows tattooed in place of his own, and on having his own blood injected back into his face. I don't know what that's for, but it's called a "vampire facial," and Kim did it, so... Anyway, the results speak for themselves:
Can you tell which one is the real Kim? (via)
Obviously, you're entitled to your own opinions concerning Parke's life decisions—in fact, since this is the Internet, I think you're obligated to have them—but he doesn't seem to care very much.
"I laugh when people try to insult me by telling me I look plastic or fake," he told The Sun. "Do they think I'm going for the natural look? If I was, I'd ask for my money back."
Believe it or not, this is not "the natural look." (via)
A rose by any other name... (via)
This is a very big world, filled with lots and lots and lots of people. Some of those people are going to think like us, strive for the same things that we find valuable. Most will not. Maybe you share this guy's world view. Maybe you don't. Doesn't matter. What matters is that if looking kind of a little bit like Kim Kardashian makes Jordan James Parke happy, then it's a good thing. The world is in many ways an awful place. It can use more happiness.
I highly doubt that Parke would condone spending 23 hours listening to a podcast about The Silmarillion, but I hope that he would respect my life decisions, even if they do seem kind of freaky to most people.