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Drawing the Line at “Bro-tox”

We were discouraged by a profile on Good Morning America yesterday about the rising popularity of Botox among men. (We refuse to use the term “Bro-tox.”) According to ABC News, 300,000 men received injections in 2011, up 10% from the previous year. Eyelid surgery is up 15%. Face-lifts: 14%. Liposuction: 7%. Why?

According to plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin, “There’s a competition in our society for looks. Better-looking men get paid more and they get the prettier girls.”

As you might expect, we see things slightly differently...

In which we give “Bro-tox” the treatment it deserves»

Jolie, Jameson, and a Clone Army of Dogs


Mrs. Pitt: Kanye's ghost-blogger posts a long awaited Angelina Jolie photoset on the heels of his MSG gig. [Kanye’s Blog]

Wise Words: Jenna Jameson shares what life has taught her…no, really. [Esquire]

I’m the Face If You Want It: The future of plastic surgery can be accurately summed up by the term “pillowface.” [NYMag]

You’re the Man Now, Dog: Old Yeller can now be cloned indefinitely, or duplicated to build a clone army. Not that we’re doing that. [MSNBC]

The Flame Still Burns: A flash-assisted history of the Olympic Torch. [NYT]