Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Painted Fag?

 A raddled harridan with a line on her face, as pictured in the Express.

As for the crime itself, for desecrating a memorial to the war dead she should be nailed to something heavy and then torn apart by rabid dogs. There is no excuse.

That's not the main point of this post. Look at the photo. What's than in her mouth? A cigarette?

It's not lit. It does not have the brown filter of a readymade and it's too long for a roll-up. It's hanging straight down and it casts no shadow. It is pure white with no gradation in tone to indicate roundness. Is it real or painted on?

Most pictures of criminals these days show them smoking. Can it be that there is a push to link smoking with criminality?

Or rather, can it be that the push to link smoking with criminality has been stepped up a notch?

I'm no Photoshop expert but that while line on her face doesn't look right to me.



Anonymous said...

Different piccy in the Mail, still with fag hanging out of gob. I guess its real but I hate you for making me look at her twice.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fuse to me. Anyone got a light?

Leg-iron said...

Maybe it's real.

Maybe it's the face that's all wrong.

Vilges Suola said...

looks like ectoplasm to me.

Leg-iron said...

It's not lit in the Mail picture either.

Maybe it's an unusually long tooth?

Bucko said...

Looks photoshopped to me. Not enough gap between the lips

Bucko said...

I opened the Mail photo with Photo Editor and zoomed in on the tip. No bacci.

subrosa said...

I've blown this one up as far as I can and see no evidence of tobacco in it. The end is totally white. Have a wee look.

View from the Solent said...

There's no downward pressure on the bottom lip or upward pressure on the upper.

Leg-iron said...

I tried to hold a cigarette in my mouth like that. I can only do it by pulling my bottom lip right in.

The Mail photo is more expertly done but I think the cigarette is faked.

I'll certainly pay more attention to smoking-criminal pictures in future.

Leg-iron said...

Compare with this one in which the brown filter and burned end is visible, as is the 'dent' in the lips where it's held. Even though the cigarette is almost end-on in that photo.

It makes the Memorial Monster's white line look more and more like a fake.

Twenty_Rothmans said...

Didn't she used to run the NOTW?

She may smoke as she's outsourcing the uterus bit, so I gather.

But you're right - miscreants are pictured having a fag (as if you wouldn't want one after court) or stating 'Celebrity Labia Flange is having trouble kicking the habit' when some hardbody is having a cigarette in view of the papps (she may not smoke inside).

The only good news is that the price of papers is going up - vide the Telegraph with an amazing 20% rise last week, and the DM is beginning to drop its profits, although sadly not yet haemorrhaging like the Grauniad.

Where there's life, there's hope.

Tattyfalarr said...

FWIW....Saved to computer, opened with a basic viewer (Irfanview) and magnified to twice normal size.

Obvious pixellation all around the "ciggy" and either side of her bottom lip.

IMHO it's faked and badly.

Fredrik Eich said...

I would guess it is real. If the mail did photo-shop it they did it twice.

selsey.steve said...

@ Fredrik Eich, I looked at the picture you linked to and, just as Tattyfalarr did, I saved the pic, magnified it using Irfanview and found the self-same tell-tale pixellation around the Photoshopped "cigarette". It, too, is a faked photo

almighty said...

no shadow

stan mann said...

lollipop surely ?

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