Tea from an empty cup

They call them human dolls. And honestly, I don't see in what way the path they have chosen for themselves would make their existence any less valid than any other existence anyone else might have chosen for oneself.

This is a big world, still. And Posthumanism is very much part of a growing and evolving trend toward which humanity is heading. Which might make for interesting times, as the Chinese proverb goes—provided, of course, humanity does make it that far.

Meet Valeria Lukyanova:

She has been using plastic surgery and cosmetics to literally turn herself into a real-life Barbie.

And here she is with Anastasiya Shpagina who did more or less the same thing to look like a real-life anime girl:

Pretty stunning, isn't it?

Now, here is the best part.

Valeria Lukyanova has made it her goal to survive "on air and light alone."

Quite frankly, I don't get what the hoo-ha is all about. I truly don't. If you ask me, Valeria is just yet another victim of the prejudicial stereotyping of blue-eyed blonds in this country.

What she says does all make perfect sense:

"In recent weeks I have not been hungry at all," Lukyanova told a reporter for The Independent. "I'm hoping it's the final stage before I can subsist on air and light alone."

Looks to me like the next logical step in becoming Barbie-like, right? And, it's not like Breatharianism is something entirely new or unheard of, either.

Lukyanova, who believes in reincarnation and claims to have been in contact with transdimensional beings, has said she uses her appearance to promote her "spiritual ideas."

I know, I know—Insert joke, here. It's easy poking fun at Valeria Lukyanova or Anastasiya Shpagina. But, then again, have you taken a good look at The Suits'culture in contemporary Corporate America recently (That's right, what culture?), or at the neo-yuppies at your local Whole Foods market?

Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
Life is but a dream.

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