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Classy facepalm

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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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! Photo by Alex E. Proimos, who graciously allows usage with attribution … so today I added it to three articles around PainScience.com where a “classy facepalm” seemed appropriate: sh*t massage therapists say, therapy babble, and applied kinesiology. Plenty of call for facepalming.