Celebrities posing with cardboard cutouts is the air I breathe. It’s the reason I get out of bed in the morning. These pictures are essentially, for me, what The Notebook is to other women. Mostly because, well, why? Why is any of this happening? Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the WORLD and there he is posing with a cardboard cutout of his wife like he is some tourist from Nebraska visiting Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum and seeing Harry Styles’ waxy doppelganger.
I don’t know what goes through these folks heads: Oh look it’s me or somebody I know in cardboard form, better stand next to them and pretend like they are real for this picture. I guess taking photos is an awkward practice no matter how famous your are or how many times you have your picture taken. Thus the dorky pose.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand the impulse. It’s essentially the only reason why I ever go to the MoMa. It’s basically what I did for an entire day in 2010.
Life Imitates Art