Catastrophic on some level

I remember bringing up this subject:

One commonplace sight these days is the selfie from here down, usually on the beach or at poolside.

Human anatomy being somewhat standardized, it’s probably true that if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. (Then again, as a leg-watcher of long standing, I should at least make the effort to see ’em all, right?) I bring up this one, by actress Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans), mostly for the rueful caption:

Kira Kosarin with a messed-up left foot

I have actual friends who have posted stuff like this on places like Facebook as a way of acknowledging their misfortunes, so it’s not really a Hollywood thing anymore, if it ever was.


  1. fillyjonk »

    11 June 2018 · 3:23 pm

    Yeah, among my friends, the “look at this truly dumb way in which I injured myself” is kind of a thing. (Bonus points if tripping over a cat is involved, apparently)

  2. McGehee »

    11 June 2018 · 3:34 pm

    Ironically, after a string of trippings (three or four over a period of ten years) in which I wound up on the ground, the last time I tripped I actually managed not to fall. Usually when I do fall the only harm is to my dignity, but this last time, when I didn’t fall, was the first I ever caught someone laughing. Injury selfies? I’ll pass.

    When I was a kid I used to infuriate other kids who tried to trip me because I always recovered. I wonder if this means I’ve begun my Second Childhood.

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