Oscars: All About Boomers

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Who ever thought that the Boomers would kill the youth culture? They’ve managed to.

It’s all old-aged melodrama now. Reality doesn’t apply to Boomers. They will not get old.

Shhh…don’t tell them, but they’re old.

I don’t necessarily mind that people are reassessing their activity level and what it means to be old.

Still, the self-indulgence of these folks is grating. Perpetual adolescence by an entire generation is lame.

P.S. Where was Jack Nicholson?

Also, why the Grammy’s were better than the Oscars.

Men In Pointy Toed Shoes

Monday, December 8th, 2008

Being in the fashion center of the universe (well outside of Paris), I observed a couple things: New York women wore scant make-up and hauteur in equal measure. And they wonder why they are single? Ladies, if you’re over 30, you need a little help. Black continues to be THE color in New York. Anyone wearing a pastel is viewed with suspicion. Finally, some, not all, men are wearing pointy shoes.

Like wide ties, curly perms, and powder blue tuxedos, pointy shoes are going to fall into the category of what-the-hell-were-we-thinking? Watching a grown man trip down the sidewalk in court-jester shoes made me giggle. And these style mavens were soooo serious, dahling. Just to clarify, I’m not talking shoes like this, these dress shoes are part of the sartorial arsenal of boring professional men everywhere. No, I’m talking about this and ew, these.

Have men become a nation of effeminate elves? The shoes curl up at the point. It’s embarrassing for women to wear those sorts of shoes. On men, it takes all of the fore-brain evolution to suppress the primal urge to laugh and point.

Ir you’re a stylish guy, fine. Still, you risk derision if you become a slave to fashion that is patently ridiculous (pardon the pun). And another thing, most men have wide, serviceable feet. (They also have legs, which, according to Ann Althouse, should be covered. Me? I like a nice turn of the calf, but at a certain age, the legs need to be covered, always.) Wide feet and pointy shoes don’t mix. Why even try?

Pointy toed shoe

Even if you look like James Dean, pointy toed shoes on a man scream sissy. Stop the madness men. And don’t get me started on eye-liner-wearing men. Help us all! We’ve become a nation of vacuous, pubescent girls.

Cross-posted at RightWingNews.com

Poll: Who Should Say “I Love You” First

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Today, you guys are going to settle an argument for me. It is my position that men should say the powerful words “I love you” first. Men have a harder time saying those words than women do. More than that, a woman can feel that she loves a guy, but if the guy doesn’t feel it and/or won’t say it, the relationship is doomed anyway and a woman is wasting her breath. In addition, men are conquerors. A woman saying the words first takes all the sport out of the hunt, draining the guy of positive feelings he might have.

A friend believes that women should say the words first because a guy saying them will scare her off. Because the words mean so much to a guy, a woman should say them first because it shows she is comfortable with the idea. A guy isn’t bothered by the words as much.

Of course, I disagree for the stated reasons above. Plus this: a guy who says “I love you” on Date #1 or 2 is often trying to get into a girl’s pants and that’s a whole different kettle of fish. Even then, the words aren’t scary–they’re revealing and can be amusing. What’s scary is so many women buy the words in that situation, but that’s a problem for a different day.

Then there is this: Who should say the words first? We all have theories, but practice is what counts. Who actually does say them first? So what do you think?

Who SHOULD say “I love you” first?
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Who actually says the words “I love you” first?
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Cross-posted at RightWingNews.com