POP HAZMAT “CAPTURED MOMENTS” presents EAVESDROPPING at the OUTSKIRTS of EXCESS by JONATHAN KIERAN

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Reports have recently surfaced that a spa in Japan has introduced a new treatment wherein living snails are applied to the human face for purposes of moisturizing and beautification. Many are thrilled to explore the restorative benefits of “snail mucous” in the battle against aging and all-around ugliness, but we at Pop HazMat thought it might be prudent to seek the opinion of Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, concerning the viability of such esoteric and unusual methods. The Dowager, well-known for her willingness to proffer opinions (solicited and otherwise), did not disappoint:

"What in heaven's name do you expect me to say? Have you ever seen what just a few can do to a perfectly innocent little rose garden? Ghastly! It's bad enough that the French insist upon eating the horrible creatures, once they've been sautéed in a bit of butter and garlic. Now you tell me that the Japanese are letting slugs loiter about their faces in the pursuit of beauty? Good heavens. I can only conclude that they are all quite mad. Aren't these are the same people licking each other's eyeballs to get a jolly, these days? I certainly hope the English don't take up such a repugnant trend. The first woman foolish enough to approach me with a herd of snails across her gob is going to get dowsed with a bucket of salt for her trouble, I can assure you. People might even pay to see an exfoliation like that. By the way, young man, if you ever utter the word 'mucous' in my presence again I shall find a way to have you castrated. Now, if you'll excuse me, it's time for sandwiches of cucumber and cress."

“What in heaven’s name do you expect me to say? Have you ever seen what just a few of them can do to a perfectly innocent little rose garden? Ghastly! It’s bad enough that the French insist upon eating the horrible creatures, once they’ve been sautéed in a bit of butter and garlic. Now you tell me that the Japanese are letting slugs loiter about their faces in the pursuit of beauty? Good heavens. I can only conclude that they are all quite mad. Aren’t these the same people licking each other’s eyeballs to get a jolly, these days? Well, I certainly hope the English don’t take up such a repugnant trend. The first woman foolish enough to approach me with a herd of snails attached to her gob is going to get dowsed with a bucket of salt for her trouble, I can assure you. People might even pay to see an exfoliation like that. By the way, young man, if you ever utter the word ‘mucous’ in my presence again I shall find a way to have you castrated. Now, if you’ll excuse us, it’s time for kidney pie.”

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