This week's banner is a shrine to Swan Brooner, one of my favorite people that ever existed and the central subject of one of my favorite movies, Living Dolls (Edit: It's down, but you can still view the banner here). The documentary utterly satisfies my affinity for alternate-reality trainwrecks (this one's set in the world of Southern child beauty pageants). A lot of sad stuff has happened to people who appeared in the movie since it first aired in 2001 (both of Swan's parents died, among things that you can read about on the IMDb forums). But I love that Swan's pseudo-happiness is forever frozen in time, thanks to this Living Dolls.
Since there really aren't enough shots of Swan available in full, 4-year-old whorey pageant glory, I'm posting the screenshots I grabbed to use on the banner. I'm not providing commentary, or anything (Swan's eyes say more than I ever could), so if you haven't seen Living Dolls, I'm sure at least some of the humor will be lost (in fact, the following pictures may come across as really sad). Regardless, I'm just doing my best to be a public service.