No stranger to controversy, it seems all Lady Gaga had to do for her latest brouhaha was stand there.

In pictures that grace Vogue’s cover and an inside photo-spread for their Sept. issue, the provocative singer is seen wearing a purple Marc Jacobs gown that Prince would be envious of, sporting a tinier then tiny waist, small but gravity-defying bust and a halo of yellow hair. As one would expect, yes Gaga’s Vogue images have been airbrushed, but to some industry movers and shakers (or at least people who see the need to Twitter and blog about such things) a behind-the-scenes video showing the differences between real Gaga (as if there really is a real Gaga) and airbushed Gaga has raised the often raised question of where are we going with all this photo-shop retouching and airbrushing? As Amy Odell blogged on BuzzFeed: “Sometimes I wonder why people bother with the original photography anymore when the end result is basically just a photo illustration.”

Amy might have a point but then again is complaining about something like akin to raising the alarm on singers who use Auto-Tune to the exclusion of singing in tune or fretting over which professional athlete is juicing? It is as much the way of the world that we don’t see friends anymore as much as we Facebook them as it is that with tools like photo-shop at our finger tips we’re damn well going to use them to alter pics…as famed duo Marcus Piggott and Mert Alas let their team do on the Gaga photos.

Either way Vogue’s issue hits the stands and they released that behind the scenes video so I guess the complaints over altering the photos don’t fazing them a bit.

The Rise and Occasional Fall Of The Semi-Luddite

Unlike ‘these kids today’, I am not so up on the latest social networking, don’t sport the greatest smart phone, I really don’t enjoy downloaded music or movies all that often. In a lot of ways I believe I am like a lot of people, I use my computer and phone for just the few things I really need them for and leave all that other stuff alone in the fear that I’ll download a virus, break a part or get too addicted to socializing across a certain platform I won’t get on with my day.

I consider myself a semi-Luddite. I love technology, I use the net (this blogs would not exist without it) and I want you to visit our Fantasy Event List:, become a friend/fan on our Facebook pages:!/pages/Von-Gutenberg-Couture/198437400176423 or!/groups/261144418631/ shop our online store:, join our Twitter feed:!/Von_Gutenberg but really to live an ever richer online life is something I’m not even sure I could pull-off.

I applaud all the people who can though, the literal millions making their way in the constant connection of Twitter, Stumble Bumble upon, those using Facebook for socializing as much as going out with a friend to grab coffee. Really, if this is what you are into and you feel comfortable getting around online almost exclusively, go with God’s speed, I say.

It’s really how I feel about whatever you, I or anybody is into sexually…have at it man. Semi, full, not even a kinkster, whatever you do, do it well. Hit that kinky event, shop, look for friends or stay in and abuse yourself all night long. Take full advantage of technology for your naughtiness or just rub and stroke with your wife’s panties in your mouth, really whatever it is you want to do, even if it is part-time, have at it dude. Just don’t mock me for being a semi Luddite or a full-time kinkster and I won’t judge you.



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