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Vogue shoot. Fashion is weird.

javabeans: I’m pretty sure I do not understand this shoot. Like, at all. Is it we-ran-out-of-shoot-ideas-so-just-give-hot-men-random-props day? And stick them in their hair?

girlfriday: What, you don’t understand the deep significance of the bread-knife-hat?

javabeans: There are two ways to answer that. I choose the one that forces you to defend the hat.

girlfriday: It’s clearly a… I’m sure it’s intentionally… The use of light and shadow… Yeah I got nuthin’.

javabeans: I guess you could say… that the hat can defend itself. Badum-ching!

girlfriday: Hur.

javabeans: What confuses me — among so many things — is how these shoots are remotely related. What the themes could possibly be. Also what is in Joo Jin-mo’s hair?

girlfriday: Aside from random cutlery?

javabeans: Well, there’s that other one where he’s wearing… a spigot? Is that why he’s wearing a vinyl jacket, so he doesn’t rain on himself?

girlfriday: OR it’s from the future. That’s pretty much my go-to thing when I don’t understand what’s going on.

javabeans: So what you’re saying is that people in the future have all gone insane and started wearing hardware as hairdos.

girlfriday: Well yes, that’s the only explanation. As clearly, this is not a fashion statement that follows present-day logic.

javabeans: I sort of want to reach into Yoo Ji-tae’s photo shoot to yell at him that that’s not how you play music. He seems to be struggling with the concept.

girlfriday: I do like his trumpet-as-seashell one, like I hope he hears the ocean in there.

javabeans: It’s cute, but it also makes me want to deafen him. And Yoo Seung-ho… looks perfect. Yum.

girlfriday: Yeah how come he didn’t get some equally weird-ass concept? He just got to look cute.

javabeans: Now we know the answer of which star is the smartest.

girlfriday: Editor: But you could hold this really relevant egg beater! Yoo Seung-ho: Or… I could stand here and look pretty.

javabeans: Editor: The egg beater is profound and metaphorical! Yoo Seung-ho: My idea makes sense.

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Haha. Thanks for bringing this up! I do need some explanation behind these weird photo shoots! And some others...

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I have it. It's found object sculpture.
The cello one cracks me up. I wonder if he could bow with his foot...if the bow was tapped to his shoe or something...

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Whatever you do, don't tell Raine!
Look away, Raine, there is no cello smashing here.

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Wooo~ YSH spam! I'm all for these kinds of posts, im so spoiled for background choices ^_^ mish-mash of all it is!

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My God YSH is turning into a fine young thing. (Okay, SO HOT). Please tell me he's older than me dum di dum, I'm 21... Urgh wait a minute I'm pretty sure he's like 19 or something...

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Don't worry. YSH is the one who ruined my 'I'll never be a paedo noona' streak T_T. I'm 21 too....but after watching Warrior Baek Dong Soo I REGRET NOTHING!! <3 I mourned for days lol. So just embrace the noona feels!

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i would like to say that i m gonna define noona fans as 10 yrs and above....lol. So m not a noona fan...just a regular old yound adult who finds YSH very very very VERY fine!!!

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He's 18, I think. So, it's not so bad :D We good, we good.

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19 is right - his birthday has already passed. But then if you go by the Korean dating system, wouldn't he be 20?

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Yes. Let's all decide to think of him as 20. That'll make us feel better. when there is a "teen" suffix to his age it can feel a little wierd drooling over him.

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Whoops! just realized his birthday is still a couple weeks away. Apologies for the faulty reporting above. I wasn't *very* far off.

But right now I'm just enjoying the fact that whether he's 18, 19, or 20, I don't have to feel weird at all. I'll try not to rub it in... too much. ; )

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If we are going to be democratic about this, let's vote that he is 30, out of the military and ready to settle down with a non-Korean woman.
All in favor say "Ay!"

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Ay!

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Ay!

God, he is literally the only young actor/singer I'd go to jail for. Others I find cute but in that little bro way. I'd just do time for Yoo Seung Ho and never look back.

(It seriously does not help that he keeps playing all these roles where he's in his 20s and messing up my radar.)

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@ ravens_nest
I believe you have found THE tagline for YSH.
"I'd do time for Yoo"

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"Ay!"

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Ay! Ayayayayayayayayay! I can vote like ten times, right?

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Another explanation: the editor is dr. Jin :)) or he/she has a gummy baby in his/her's brain or is the same one that wrote Dr Jin's script.

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yeah... maybe there's a gummy baby in that had that fenced itself in with knives for protection.

or maybe it's one of those prototype hats that Oddjob (Goldfinger) rejected.

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Hehe, really funny, 'defend itself.' I loved it.

I think this is how modern art, most of it, survives by being vague enough to be defined as a mystery that we must solve, and then when we try to give it an explanation, we feel justified for the energy we expended and thereby vindicating the art/artist in the first place.

My own take, I think it is trying to be existential. Metal is metal, just as flesh is flesh. If you put a necklace on your neck, why can't I place a spigot in my hair?

Yep, it is very deep and very silly.

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You can't use LOGIC with art.
Logic leads to nonsense.

If you can put a necklace on a neck, wouldn't be a hairlace on the hair? Or a spigotlace on a spigot?

Ergo Head = Spigotlace.
and one of the commenters her is SpigotlacesNo2.

I love nonsense.

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Hehe, spigotlacesNo2. I like it even more.

There is a type of order even in randomness. I think that is what most art is trying to communicate, in its own haphazard way wherein logic is just relative.

Don't get me started on 'bracelets.' Do my wrists look that weak that they need reinforcement or my gestures so erratic that my hands should be clamped down?

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Wow....JJM's so...arty. So if I saunter around my neighborhood with my garden hose coiled around my neck or a slab of cheese plastered onto my forehead, I'm not being weird but making a fashion statement?

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I think it depends on the state of the cheese. I heard - more moldy, more... vogue.

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: )

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I would pay to see and photograph that.
When and where do you want to meet?
I'll buy the cheese.

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The first picture clearly invites cheese overtures but I think the deep meaning is:
I think therefore I eat. Or vice versa.

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Excuse me while I scoop up what remains of my melted brain.

So. Much. Hot. *fans self*

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Jung Woo Sung's close up picture above - What can I say. The man is a hottie!

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::gasp:: SO. PRETTY. YOO SEUNG HO. I'll never look at an egg beater in a normal context ever again. Thanks gals!! :D

I swear, some of the ideas for these fashion shoots must come from the minds of sleep-deprived, chain-drinking, cliche-spouting advertising executives. But always good for a laugh or two, ne?

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Maybe it's a little mermaid thing? You know, like how Ariel thought forks are combs? ...
Yeah... they all look really good though!

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That's what I was thinking!

Man, Kdramas have totally ruined me for the little mermaid, though... now whenever someone mentions her I want to start cursing. "I'm going to be like the little mermaid" is not a valid excuse for noble idiocy! AURGH!!

Phew. Okay, tangent over.

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"Editor: But you could hold this really relevant egg beater! Yoo Seung-ho: Or… I could stand here and look pretty."

*dies*

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I know that YSH is legal, whatEVER, but he really has to stop looking like that until I can invent time travel sans gummi baby, and somehow meet him when I am jomo18.

This has become my main goal in life.

PS About this photoshoot . Reminds me of whjat YY's grandmother always says:

"Are we not men," bark the creatures residing in H.G. Wells's fantasy island, and cultural critic Ollivier Dyens looks into the issue in his book Metal and Flesh. Arguing that culture has redefined and even supplanted biology, he wants us to see and perhaps guide the changes we're wreaking on our bodies and the world.
Incorporating literary analysis and deft sociological synopsis, Vogue shows the reader how we have embraced technology and bread knivery so thoroughly that we are practically helpless and often hatless without it.

But ultimately, he says, our nature is still cultural, and he is surprisingly optimistic (if wary) about our lives, even if he's informed by the cyberpunk canon, Kafka, and 1984. As he says near the book's close: "We are not becoming cyborgs but sketches, pictures, writings, songs, and dances. Within us, all phenomena intermingle."

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I will not lie, I had to read that post over three times to finally fail at grasping a straw.

I was going to say 'astute' but I think at its core this is very sagacious. It is less the cold calculation of culture and more a slyly subtle supposition; people are more anxious about losing their mobile phone than themselves.

I would add food into that list. Our lives are consumed by our eating habits.

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I was lost, now I came back to normal ... after the second lecture I got off that train :)))

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Oh, good. It's not just me then.

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Jomo, if you invent a time travel machine and go back into the past to when you were 18, won't YSH be a fetus?

I think age is in the mind. So, YSH is as old as we want him to be, i.e 40 or 50 or 120. He's just a vampire who turned when he was 18.

That's how I make myself feel better.

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First of ALL, why do I feel singed?
Secondly, laughing out LOUDLY!
Second and a halfly - OMG, did you just say the fetus in Dr. Jin's brain grows up to be YSH?
Thirdly , if I am going to be smart enough to invent a time machine, it would be like the elevator in Willie Wonka's factory that allows me to move to an age in my life, but then sideways to whatever time I want. Duh.

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First of all, don't feel singed, just laugh.

Secondly , why is this title in my head, "The Time traveller's fetus"?

Second and a halfly (love that btw), Ack!, we'll never be able to say the word fetus without thinking Dr. Jin.

Thirdly, If you do invent one like that, do you think you'd rent it out?

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Yes, indeed. Grandma always says, "There's something strangely alluring about a man with a bunch of knives on his head."

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My neighbor says, "It makes you want to don a chopping board hat. Or a loaf of bread."

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What we need, chingu, is to find the fountain of youth. (No, plastic surgeons, I wasn't talking about you. Away! Away!)

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Jomo, you crack me up! Of course, time travel without gummi brain fetus would just be boring. Or, you know, something people would actually want to experience.

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It looks like they were going for a kind of steam-punk vibe with Joo Jin Mo. And then...just decided everyone else would look good with whatever they decided to throw at them. Yeh, fashion is a tricky one.

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love the narrative, it's so witty. if vogue ever runs out of ideas, they should come to the two of you.

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What?! It's not obvious that the photographer was just trying to replicate his latest acid-induced, haute couture- where-hot men-wearing-hardware showed up, dream?

Either that, or someone lost a bet....
:)

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Yoo. Seung. Ho. is 18? I need some time to process that. I never looked at his age, on purpose. Because, I did look at Yeo Jin Goo's age and regret it for life.

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i feel ya pain here....i cried on the inside when i found out....

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Yoo Ji Tae's looking a whole lot like Lee Ki Woo in that one picture. Too dumb to figure out how a trumpet works but still so, so hot.

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Thank you!

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ooh. sizzle. noona lovin on yoo seungho. ha.

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lol, thank you for my morning laugh!

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My goodness, Yoo Seung-Ho is gorgeous. And that last pic...wow...just wow.

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Maybe they were going for steampunk?

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Is that a scarf around Yoo Seung-ho's neck and down inside his shirt?

Is that what's called a 'lucky scarf?'

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Heehee

Lucky scarf, it is!

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A happy scarf, like the much talked about happy vein.

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Is the scarf going the same place (diff body) that vein was going?

No, no aoiaheen.... don't go there... not with a 18...um i mean 20.... no i mean 30 year old military returnee...

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Ay!

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A happy lucky scarf then. :) Ay!

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You two just made this silent night funnier!!!!!!!!!!

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I think the knives are like a tin foil hat—except Vogue can't use tin foil like that, it would look too silly, so they used knives. And I think Joo Jin-mo looks so depressed in the last photo because he found an angel feather and is jealous because he just wants to escape this photo shoot, even if it means death.

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hoooooooooooly crap yoo seungho!!!!!!!!

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I don't know. Often fashion walks a fine line with creative editorial. Sometimes it turns out great. Sometimes it turns out bad but it is creative nonetheless. This editorial looks creatively bankrupt. It seems that they are trying way too hard, inevitably looking pretentious.

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Joo Jin Mo so pretty, gah...drooling.

And YSH in that last photo, even though you aren't supposed to wear head to toe denim? UNbelievably hot. Errr...I mean...for a kid, you know, he doesn't look that bad. He'll be a handsome man someday. A long time from now.

Joo Jin Mo.

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"girlfriday: Editor: But you could hold this really relevant egg beater! Yoo Seung-ho: Or… I could stand here and look pretty.

javabeans: Editor: The egg beater is profound and metaphorical! Yoo Seung-ho: My idea makes sense."

I spilled coffee on my laptop when I was reading this part. Ha ha!

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The first pic just shows a gentleman's set.

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haha, yes. cute and smart Seung Ho~~~

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I think the concept that ties them all together is
" We paid you a lot of money so we can make you wear whatever weird ass crap we want"

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"Fashion is weird"

No truer words have ever been written. LOL :)

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Yoo Seung Ho in DOUBLE DENIM!!!!

Ahhh. Be still my gushing fangirl heart!

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lol, you guys are great. And Yoo Seung Ho definitely wins this round! He is just too pretty.

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I love Joo Jin moo
he is so sexy!!!!!

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HAHAHAHA!

Oh Javabeans and GF, how I've missed you. Even though I was on this site last week.

JB, I lol'd at your "recap" of the K-HanaKimi, and I suspect that you are completely right. Do you think we'll hear "Almost paradiseeee" when he's jumping?

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