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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

You've Been Skyped!

My fellow member of the Internet Writing Workshop, Jack Shakely, wrote a hilarious op-ed for the LA Times: Skype Makes Monsters of Us All. If you've ever looked at that little inset video image of yourself while Skyping with someone, you'll relate!

Too funny not to share! For those of you who have never had the dubious pleasure of seeing the Skyped you, here's evidence in support of Jack's contention that your webcam adds 10 years to anyone over 50.

Exhibit A. Me via my laptops webcam. (And I left my glasses on,
glare and all, because I'm too vain to let you see how bad it looks without them!)


  1. It was a funny funny OpEd. And you are a brave woman. I like the iPhone angle that not only makes me look ten years older but also gives the viewer all of my chins.

  2. And there's no good background color. Against the yellow wall, I look jaundiced, against the red one, like an oompa-loompa, and outdoors in natural light, washed out and ghostly. Somehow, Skype's special effects also make every wrinkle look 2-3X deeper! YIKES!