and now, at the end of days, as the sun sinks, spent, into eternal darkness through sulphurous, striated clouds of irradiated effluence, R’lyeh rises from the abyss, and Nyarlathotep writhes and shrieks in unholy glee at his anchor desk, at last we see the signs clearly

The man who took this iconic photograph:

Kim Phuc

is also the man who took this iconic photograph:

Paris Hilton

And there you have it; the devolution of civilization, right before our very eyes. As Jezebel says, Paris Hilton is the Kim Phuc of 2007. And Nick Ut is apparently the Cassandra.

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  1. Holy shit! I just clicked on the links and wow! Well I suppose if you witnessed the atrocities of Vietnam you’d like nothing more to do than take pics of Hollywood fluff.

  2. I’d run across this discovery elsewhere, but it is one hell of a paradigm shift…Beyond belief, really. To continue your title (slight variation)…”The Earth will shake, making it almost impossible to get your mascara on right”…

  3. She’s not allowed makeup! Can you imagine what she looks like in there without all that technology on her face? She’s in no danger, because NOBODY would recognize her!

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