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The controversy over the prime minister following people on social networking platform Twitter is mischievous and contorted.
The brouhaha centered on "Holier Than Thou," a depiction of a Roman Catholic bishop with a contorted facial expression and a miter that some in the community said looked like a penis.
Mommy's face was now contorted by the exasperation of day to night, night to day, and day to night long labor.
The picture (above) shows a naked inmate at the Abu Ghraib jail, near Baghdad, contorted with terror as US military dogs strain at their leads, just feet away.
The picture shows a naked inmate at the Abu Ghraib jail,near Baghdad, contorted with terror as US military dogs strain at their leads just feet away.
His face is contorted in agony as the American guard crushes him.
AGAIN we see the sickening sight of a dead fox,its face contorted in agony through the actions of the Plas Machynlleth hunt.
But it was part of the annual ritual of contorted faces that passed for eisteddfodau in my school, where the real excitement about St David's Day was the surfacing of the suspicion that the two Welsh- speaking teachers were having a liaison because they would stand in corners whispering.
Maybe Satrapi learned to draw by inference: She has drawn the regime itself, at least as it is revealed in the contorted lives that her characters are forced to endure.
Young people, Ayers maintains, could only take so much of it in: the image of "a slim peasant boy, his torso pocked with tiny razor cuts from knees to shoulders, a thousand little rivulets of blood sucking his life out of him;" or the more famous image of the eleven year old girl running naked down the road, her face contorted in terror, the napalm still clinging to her, burning away at her flesh.
But too often she lapses into contorted imagery ("My feet, bare and clean on the cold floor of my penance, left charcoal marks where I walked.