Tuesday, October 23, 2007

It's Official!

Travel and Leisure is the least useful magazine around.

I mean seriously, who wants to know this shit? Do people plan vacations to go to the least attractive cities? And who decided? Who was the sample? A bunch of haggard women in some strip-mall plastic surgeon's office in Sherman Oaks, CA?

How very scientific.


Anonymous Ed said...

I noticed that Chicago wasn't named as a place with ugly people. That's because you live there, Aaron. I know you think you're not good looking but beauty is more than outer appearence. After reading about you and your mother and everything, you have the most beautiful soul round. Looks may fade but inner beauty is forever.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Stephen Rader said...

I guess they're just following the trend. When all tv news wants to show us is Britney's vagina and Lindsay's coke-nosed downfall, "ugly" seems to be the new "pretty."

1:51 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Ed: Thanks much for the kind words...some days, my soul must look like it's made of tar and withered...other times, I feel quite kindly towards everyone (especially the downtrodden--from now on, they're my cause!).

Stephen: Actually, when I looked at the whole survey, Chicago scored very highly in everything except the weather (but we already knew about that, didn't we?). I still think it's stupid to rate entire populations' appearance though...what kind of basis do people have for making that judgement? Exactly where were they looking at these "ugly" people--bars? How reliable is their OWN eyesight?

And you're right about ugly being the new pretty--I only saw about three episodes of "Queer As Folk," but I remember thinking how homely one of them was, and then realizing he was a romantic lead! So given today's standards of beauty, I shan't feel slighted by the media (I notice they never show THEIR faces, do they? Hmmm...wonder why?)

2:37 PM  

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