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Shopping: bad idea.

Shopping: bad idea.
Originally uploaded by molbl0g.

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Awesome caption. You could send it in to Adbusters (Buy Nothing Day was yesterday, though).
Also, is that a face in the window in the background to the left, or just one of those weird shadows that appears to be something else (the word for this is on the tip of my tongue, arrrrgh!).

Yeah -- I just stopped off to buy a belt, and WHOA.

I think it's a tattooed arm in a sleeveless black muscle shirt, but I'm not sure. Also, I'm not sure I know the word you're looking for, but I'm curious!

OK, I can see that now - the person's head is cut off by the window frame. Still, whatever is on their shirt, or whatever odd reflections in that spot appear to make a face with something in front of it. I see a Hitler-like visage, holding out a Maori war club in front of him. So yes, that is not a real face, but a SIMULACRUM - that's the word I was looking for. The term for the phenomenon is "simulacra".

She was actually doing much better than I was. At that moment, she was just trying to get the sippy cup spout into her mouth. I just ... she accidentally captured my own emotion. :)

Also: Oh! "Simulacrum"! I guess that would totally mean what you were saying.

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