"Everyone is after their 'look'. Since you can no longer set any store by your own existence..., all that remains is to perform AN APPEARING ACT, without bothering to BE, or even to be seen. It is not: 'I exist, I'm here', but 'I'm visible, I'm image - look, look!' This is not even narcissim. It's a depthless extraversion, a kind of promotional ingenuousness in which everyone becomes impresario of his/her own appearance." - Jean Baudrillard, Screened Out
I can't wait to explain to people in 30 years that Michael Jackson was a real person who actually existed. There's just no way they're going to believe me when I tell them that he started off black then turned white, he was the King of Pop and he married the daughter of the King of Rock, he had a detachable nose, he lived in an amusement park, his best friend was a monkey and everyone hated him because they thought he touched little boys, but then he died and everyone loved him again.
"Freedom, morality, and the human dignity of the individual consists precisely in this; that he does good not because he is forced to do so, but because he freely conceives it, wants it, and loves it." - Mikhail Bakunin