This is from an article I just read where the writer points out all the silly things wrong with this stock photo of someone completing a marathon. 😂
"-The subjects are wearing generic "Marathon" bib numbers, which are the road racing equivalent of seeing a sitcom character ordering "a beer" and being handed something labeled "BEER."
-The bib numbers are obviously Photoshopped onto the subjects' shirts—and, in the case of the bib at far left, over the red tape.
-The photo is eerily devoid of spectators, race officials, volunteers, barriers, or any other indication of an actual race.
-The photo is also eerily devoid of perspiration. -Everyone's hair looks fantastic.
-The woman at right is glancing at the "winner" and grinning, as if to say, Well, you did it, you ol' son of a gun, whereas in a real race she would be staring ahead with dead eyes and open mouth.
-The man breaking the tape has clearly never won a marathon, and likely has never even watched someone win a marathon, which is the only way to explain his body language and expression in the photo, which are less "I am winning a marathon" and more "euphoric zombie having a stroke."
-The man breaking the tape, viewers are expected to believe, has beaten not just the young, fit-looking runners visible behind him but—based on his high bib number—at least 7,620 others in the race.
-Just the man breaking the tape, basically."
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