Reblog Thursday Pt 19

22 Nov

Happy reblog Thanksgiving Thursday! I figure you will read plenty of posts about being thankful, and turkey, and relatives who are turkeys…so I thought I would share a post that should have been freshly pressed instead. Enjoy! (It’s not too late fresh pressed people!)

tales of a charm city chick

While Nikki Finke, Editor in Chief of Deadline Hollywood, was watching the Emmys’, she wrote:

“Beautiful actresses are not funny. They don’t know how to do comedy…Only women who grew up ugly and stayed ugly, or through plastic surgery became beautiful, can pull off sitcoms or standups. Bowen isn’t a comedienne just like Brooke Shields wasn’t and a zillion more. Because it’s all about emotional pain and humiliation and rising above both by making people laugh with you instead of at you. So stop casting beautiful actresses when you should be giving ugly women a chance.”

It reminded me of an article I read in Vanity Fair by the late Christopher Hitchens. He explained that attractive women don’t need to be funny to get attention from men, that women in general aren’t childish (crude) enough to be funny and that the rare female comedians who are funny are normally “hefty…

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10 Responses to “Reblog Thursday Pt 19”

  1. Christopher De Voss November 22, 2012 at 10:15 AM #

    You deserve it.

  2. davidhardingblogs November 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM #

    Reading this a second time was like reading it the first time (obviously). I loved it!

    • Christopher De Voss November 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM #

      Thank you. If you read it a third time, you’re playing with it

  3. GiggsMcGill Jill November 24, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

    I lol’d. And then I wondered, if since people tell me they find me funny, that must mean I’m unattractive… *sob*

    Oh well. If I had to choose one I’d choose the one that doesn’t fade/sag/wrinkle away. ^.^

    • GiggsMcGill Jill November 24, 2012 at 3:27 PM #

      Wait – BUT THAT’S NOT POSSIBLE! *mind blown*

  4. The Hook November 26, 2012 at 10:08 AM #

    This was a great post! Great reblog!

    • Christopher De Voss November 26, 2012 at 10:39 AM #

      It was a great post. The Freshly Pressed people missed out.

  5. krisbrake November 29, 2012 at 7:59 PM #

    Wow so I’ve either never been funny or I’ve always been unattractive. Hmm which do I prefer?

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