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April 1, 2021 2:00 PM   Subscribe

The quiet horrors of Cally Gingrich by Ashley Feinberg [CW: Gringriches]
posted by chavenet (20 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
 
The "Newt always on the left" thing seems pretty easy to figure out, if Callista is left-handed (see chili pot) and always taking the selfies.
posted by JoeZydeco at 2:03 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


Well that gave me The fucking Fear.
posted by prismatic7 at 2:05 PM on April 1 [10 favorites]


The uncanny valley, indeed.
posted by Phlegmco(tm) at 2:06 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Needs more Teletubbies.
posted by y2karl at 2:09 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


The 400 identical selfies thing is always so bizarre to me. A friend of mine went on her honeymoon and posted some 30 or so pics to social media afterward--but I have no idea where they went, because every single one was just a close up of the two of them with virtually no background visible!

I know selfie sticks are derided and obnoxious but at least they give you half a chance at fitting some context or variety into the frame...
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese at 2:10 PM on April 1 [10 favorites]


"You fool." pleasantly reminded me of Jon Bois's ventures into found repetition.

I currently do not use FaceTune or similar services to automatically improve the look of my skin. Do any of you? How did you start? What limits do you practice?
posted by brainwane at 2:23 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


A Barbie doll has more range of expressions than either of them.
posted by kinnakeet at 2:26 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


Ashley Feinberg is a national treasure. I wish her crazy amounts of success, but damn, I wish Defector had managed to convince her to join them.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:12 PM on April 1 [6 favorites]


This is top content.
posted by Kabanos at 4:15 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


That "Sometimes you need to take a drive" Insta reminds me of the bit in the first Terminator movie when Kyle Reese is telling Sarah Connor how easily detectible the first Terminator models were before they reached the relative realism of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
posted by Halloween Jack at 4:24 PM on April 1 [4 favorites]


Like Cally, Paris Hilton also has a favorite pose (slytmnd)
posted by otherchaz at 4:27 PM on April 1 [6 favorites]


My father and stepmother (same age-ish as the Gingriches) are not on social media, but if they were they (1) 100% would have a shared account, BobNNancy and (2) their feed would consist of nothing but selfies that look exactly like CallyNNewt. I shared this piece with my mom yesterday and we can't stop talking about it.
posted by Sweetie Darling at 4:53 PM on April 1 [7 favorites]


Wow, that's a lot of Gingrich.
posted by mogget at 6:41 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


Ashley Feinberg is a national treasure. I wish her crazy amounts of success, but damn, I wish Defector had managed to convince her to join them.

This is apparently on her substack, which you could throw money at. Maybe when I get tired of being a non-sports guy who pays for Defector I'll switch over for a bit.
posted by anhedonic at 7:39 PM on April 1 [2 favorites]


Is this an April Fool's Day joke post?
posted by Reverend John at 7:53 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


I would say they look like audioanimatronics escaped from a Disney attraction, but those tend to have more character in their head sculpts.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:41 PM on April 1 [3 favorites]


Wow
posted by CostcoCultist at 9:43 PM on April 1 [1 favorite]


... Stepford vibe intensifies ...
posted by cstross at 2:39 AM on April 2 [3 favorites]


A Barbie doll has more range of expressions than either of them.

A Barbie doll has more humanity than either of them.
posted by JohnFromGR at 3:58 AM on April 2 [9 favorites]


Gingrich is a bad person and a danger to democracy. I don’t know who bankrolled him but a pox on all their houses.

Also, this third wife of his absolutely gets points for her freighteningly, positively die cast looking, rigid hair-do. It is an artifact that belongs in the Smithsonia as a cultural marker of an era -
posted by From Bklyn at 8:29 AM on April 2 [5 favorites]


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