Okay, so what (if anything) was on my mind with the "furtish" picture?
Firstly, the shopping channel. "Mink, the classic fur," the salesperson says. "How feminine you feel with the fur around your face." They were pushing this "replica" mink coat. not "faux"... replica. Because this would really pass for mink, nobody could tell the difference--minks would be trying to pick you up in the park. So this how does this make any sense? It is the coat for someone with a moral objection to wearing fur, but who wants everyone to think they are wearing it? The perfect garment for hypocrites and morons? I don't understand, but I guess the mink aren't complaining.
Secondly, I started watching the movie The Eyes of Laura Mars. It opens with a murder, a photographer's show including a prone nude with a German shepherd standing over it, the photographer fondling fur coats and then a model's hair and models in full-length furs cat-fighting in front of burning cars. Bloody hell. But you know, it's much ado about nothing. The director's cut leaned heavily on the idea that the heroine glamorised murder in her work and so was basically damned to end up killing someone. Kind of the violence version of "asking for it?"
By which logic karma should, by now, have turned me into a gay American werewolf.
Hmmm. Not that I'd complain.