One of the people I admire is Burt Prelutsky. And not just because he admits to being old. I do it because he writes things such as this:
One thing that I have become aware of is that the female icons of today are not as attractive as they used to be, and I don’t attribute that to my age, but to their lack of faces and figures. For instance, Angelina Jolie has the pencil legs of a 90-year-old and lips that are larger than her arms; Lady Gaga looks like something the cat dragged in; and Sarah Jessica Parker looks like the homely girl that pretty girls hung out with in high school so they’d look even prettier by comparison. When you compare them to the likes of Rhonda Fleming, Rita Hayworth and Doris Day, you’d think you were comparing different species from different planets. (Emphasis added.)
Long before the movie "Ten" came out a friend and I sat at the upstairs restaurant in the old Atlanta airport one fine 11ish morning and after sipping a few adult beverages to cover up the headaches from the previous night's adult beverages I remarked how delightful and well groomed the females in our view were. (Actually I probably said something like, "Damn that is one good looking sweet thing....")
My friend, agreeing with my observation, added, "We should devise a rating system. You know, like they do in the Olympics."
So we did. Now I won't trouble you with the details, but we didn't see a female in over an hour of watching and drinking below a 7. And yes, I remember that "the girls get prettier at closing time" and Jimmy M's immortal comment, "Fat women need love too," but it was, as I said, 11ish in the morning and I had practiced my drinking to the point that four or so VO and 7's didn't warp my judgement the way they would now.
The women were dressed better, had better figures, nicer hair do's, their make up was done correctly and they walked and carried themselves in a way that said, "Look at me. I'm a good looking sexy Lady."
I don't remember much else. My friend caught a flight to southeast LA and I probably flew back to Memphis although I can't be sure.
And lest you think my admiration of Burt's observation and comments is based only on memory, be aware that I still get around a bit. And the women I see in airports and in the casinos when I'm walking around between poker games or on break are almost uniformly 3's and below.
No wonder the birth rate is plunging. A lot of these babes are so fat I don't see how anyone could get close enough to get them pregnant....or want to.
Now we didn't rate the guys. I mean being the sexist selfish ignorant pigs that we were it didn't occur to us.
But I have to say that had we done so we would have seen men dressed smartly in suits and ties or neatly in casual clothes with shined shoes and no tattoos. And if they had a beard it would be neatly trimmed and no "5 o'clock shadows."
Now a huge majority look like they dressed to work on their car and have just completed a 12 hour shift doing same. In addition to being unkempt they are likely to be dirty and their beards are shaggy and many look like they haven't shaved in days.
You see them on TV all the time, except the babes are 10's and they are zeros... again a valid reason why the birth rate is plunging... But's that's TV and if nothing else TV knows its market.
The two groups deserve each other.
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