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Classy facepalm

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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Photo of a classy statue doing a “facepalm” of disbelief. The statue is actually Henri Vidal’s depiction of “Cain After Killing His Brother Abel,” on display in the Tuileries Garden in Paris.
This is not a statue of a “facepalm,” per se — but it sure works that way.

The statue is actually a depiction of “Cain After Killing His Brother Abel,” by Henri Vidal, and it is found in the Tuileries Garden in Paris. But this photographic framing, however, is perfectly suited to a snarky modern interpretation! I added this to three articles around where a “classy facepalm” seemed appropriate: sh*t massage therapists say, therapy babble, and applied kinesiology. Plenty of call for facepalming in this line of work.

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