It came as a great surprise that so many people would turn up to the auditions for the Riddled Amateur Dramatic Society adaption of Brain Dead (1990), willing to have their facial integument stretched over an ellipse in the service of the thespian art.
In other news, it turns out that people have consistent expectations about how politicians should look, depending on their position on the Left-Right continuum:
The most noticeable difference is in the mouth region: the Hyper Labour MP has a broader smile with strong dimples. Both MPs show their teeth, but the Hyper Conservative has a less pronounced smile. The Hyper Labour MP also has a rounder, softer face, the bridge of his nose is shorter and the region under his eyebrows is lighter.Obviously candidates for political office need corrective surgery if they have the bad fortune to have a facial appearance that clashes with their party allegiance... the wrong eyebrows, say, or the absence of a rictus grin. Sadly, the New Zealand health system does not class this as an urgently-needed operation so they will have to start at the back of the queue. Instead it is elective surgery.
Left: Either the Labour spokesman for the environment, or a still from the 1541 version of Zardoz.