Jack used to run a series called "The Horrible Mirror of Popular Culture" on his old November 9 site. This story probably would have made a good entry -- it's horrible, it involves popular culture, and you could easily get a mirror metaphor in there, given that it's all about personal appearance.
You can read it for yourself, but you won't, because you're lazy, pie-eating Intar Wub keyboard fondlers with the attention span of a coke-snorting marmoset, so here are the main points:
That's kind of bleak, isn't it? How about I even things out by mentioning that in the wee hours of yesterday morning, someone found our site by searching for munchausen by proxy prolapsed rectum. Yes, that's much better.