Sell it!

Just got a press invitation on a major trip that I'm sure I can't go on. That said, it is hard not to be enticed by this line from the invitation:

This world-wind tour to visit the scientific laboratories where the biggest breakthrough in beauty has been uncovered will give you a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour a high security medical laboratory protected by razor wire and machine-gun toting armed guards.

Putting aside the unironic, if interesting "world-wind" idea, who wouldn't be thrilled to pass by armed guards in a foreign country to check out a beauty factory? And razor wire! How chic!

Nobody said perfection is without price.


  1. mKc on 10/01/07 at 1:20 pm

    When I was 21 (a long, long time ago) I went to Italy and I was walking along and noticed that there were guards outside of some huge building and they were toting machine guns…big freaking machine guns…and I thought to myself, “I thought Italy was supposed to be all about beauty and art and shit?” 

    That was the first and only time I have seen a gun that scary and real!  Maybe that was the place they asked you to go?

  2. Armchair News on 10/01/07 at 2:35 pm

    Actually, it was Russia, which lends a whole other level to scary guys with machine guns!

    I’m not going, alas.