Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hating on smart girls

Leave it to Maxim to post a list of T.V.'s least appealing ladies -- with a slide show.

While I can totally get behind Nancy Grace being number one -- boy, do I agree with their note about her being "the unboinkable trifecta of unattractive, unlikeable, and fiercely judgmental" -- I am completely offended for Tina Fey.

Maybe it hits too close to home. I mean, like Tina, I'm a smart girl -- not to mention a smartass. And my glasses look sort of like hers. Come to think of it, I wear my hair like that almost every single day. Heck, on Monday, I was pretty much wearing this exact outfit.

Shit.

Maybe I need to find a new role model.



11 comments:

jason said...

Tina Fey is hot, hot, hot. The total package. I have no idea what Maxim's motivation is behind bashing her.

Justin S. said...

No way Tina Fey belongs on that list. I'm also a little surprised at Fran Drescher being on the list.... despite having the most irritating voice in the world, she at least used to be relatively attractive (haven't seen her in a while, though).

Ryane said...

Some of that list is funny..but really--should cartoons even count? And the Nancy Grace comment is hysterical...the trifecta of undoable. hahahahaha. Hmm...who do we vote as the trifecta of undoable for men??

;-)

gimmebush said...

Christiane Amanpour doesn't deserve to be on the list. She's too damn successful and professional to be ripped by that mindless magazine.

And Dara, you do look like Tina Fey, never occurred to me before. Tiny Fey has no talent, she only belongs on SNL to fluff Dana Carvey when he does cameo appearances.

Hugo de Naranja said...

Tina Fey looks just fine. But more to the point, do you really give a rat's ass what the preppie closet cases at Maxim think about female hotness? Their idea of a really really hot woman is Brad Pitt.

Anonymous said...

Beatings! I demand beatings. I have said in the past that Christiane Amanpour is the sexiest woman alive. I had a teacher in a class today make the comment, "men can be feminists too. I knew a few male feminists, but then they became women." I don't know where you old folks left the revolution but I wish someone would tell me. I am a man. I am a reasonably attractive heterosexual man. Who in the hell wouldn't want to spend a night making love like it was Christiane's last night on Earth (for it very well may be) then listening to her pillow talk all night. Blah. I fucking hate this country and all of its shitty moronic mysogynistic culture.

DSL said...

Wait, are we all shocked that Maxim magazine is misogynistic? This is the most attention it's gotten in a while.I certainly hope none of the real women on the list take it seriously.

Hey Pretty said...

Leave it to Maxim to totally miss the point that the appeal of many of those women is the fact that they defy mainstream perceptions of beauty and feminity.

Dara said...

Agreed, all.

But maybe that's the problem with the typical (read: Maxim reading) man. As a woman, I'd prefer having a serious dinner with Bono to schtupping (yiddish is hot) just about any pretty-boy celebrity. But would most men find Christiane Amanpour and Tina Fey more attractive than your run-of-the mill mindless twit celebutantes like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears? Highly unlikely.

But that's why I like my blog friends -- y'all are different, too. And not in the short-bus kind of way. (In the glasses-and-sharp-wit kind of way.)

Caroline said...

Congratulations! You have truly arrived in the blogging world! This post was quoted in Friday's Express in the Blog Log. I have been waiting so long to see you there - it was quite exciting. As for unappealing women, I was deeply saddened by the Fran mention - I used to love her so much that I wanted to name my first child Franjelica.

Dara said...

Caroline: I missed it! I drove in to work on Friday because I needed to drive to synagogue after work. So I didn't get a chance to pick up the Express on the way to work.

I hope someone saved it for me.

Oh, and the fact that you're a nondrinker who thought about naming her child Franjelica is very funny -- at least to me. Frangelico is one of my favorite liqueurs.