Somewhere an alien species is interpreting our TV broadcasts and trying to figure out what sort of life exists on the third rock from the sun.
CBS’ Sunday Morning today profiled models of body parts. You know the usual type of model. But the big money is in hands. The model’s face never enters the picture. And apparently the $1,000 an hour is worth giving up the rest of life and packaging up your hand like a hit man’s gun.
“No cooking. No cleaning. No taking out the garbage. No opening cans. No opening windows. No opening doors. No gardening. No sports,” one model says. Basically no touching anything that’s not being photographed.
What do you think of that, aliens?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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