Pictures of Yourself that You Hate

We all have them.  But of course if you are in the public sphere and one of them shows up in a news feed, the worst thing you can do for your own interest is to make a point of it.

There's something called the Streisand Effect after a now-famous case where Barbara Streisand tried to suppress Internet dissemination of photos of her Malibu home.  The very efforts she made only served to assure the everlasting fame and effectively infinite availability of those photos.  She probably knows now that ignoring them would have been the optimal strategy.

So anyway, help President Pumpkin out here.  Do not, under any circumstances, click on this image to get the enlarged version, re-share it, or remix it into hilarious memes.


This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F