Alas, this is one of those days when the writing is like molasses………..I have a couple of irons in the fire, chief among them my take on the Psychology Today “Black Women are Statistically Fugly” brouhaha. Funny that the topic busts onto the scene as I was drafting a piece about what the “standard” of beauty is and what perhaps it should be, a bit that was inspired when I read about the death of Mia Amber Davis, whom you might remember as the very large black sorority girl DJ Qualls’ character loses his virginity to in the film Road Trip. She slimmed down a bit after that movie and had a successful career as a plus-sized model – and she was GORGEOUS.
I’m sure there are many out there who will disagree with me on that – some because of her weight, some because of her race, some because she’s just “not their cup of tea” – and that’s their prerogative ……..but it makes me curious - where people get their standards from, how those standards are subject to change and influence from the media and society in general, and where my own ideas of beauty/handsomeness come from and how they’ve changed over the years. Who are your own personal picks that people find odd?
Here are a few of mine:
- George Takei (then AND now) :)
- Kathy Najimy
- Hillary Swank
- Camryn Manheim
- Kevin James
- Forrest Whitaker
- Laurence Fishburne
- Tommy Lee Jones
Anyhoo…………until my posts come together and because I am not a plagiarizing Tremendous Fucking Cock-Juggling Thundercunt™© , here are some linkys to things that have caught my eye today :