The race isn't always to the swift, but that's the way to bet. -old proverb
I deserve to win because I am the best. -Arnold Schwarzenegger
Well, it looks like they are down to the Final Four. I couldn't name a team that is still in. But I'd be willing to bet that Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina or Duke is among them. They always are. This is because they have better players. And because alums are willing to pay players more and the schools have a rep for being among the top teams, this will continue. But this post isn't about basketball or sports in general.
The team with the most talent almost always prevails. The underdog doesn't stand a chance. Cheats often get away with it. This emoldens them. And they only improve their technique with practice. Suckups and brown-nosers garner favor with their bosses. People who say they aren't good liars are simply honest people. Likewise, folks who lie a lot are usually adept at it. Just as sociopaths fit in when it suits their nefarious purposes.
The hare would have kicked the tortoise's ass in real life. Hares are faster than tortoises. The US victory over Russia in Olympic hockey was almost surely rigged.
Honesty isn't always the best policy. It can land you in big trouble. It can also needlessly hurt other people's feelings. Sometimes it's far better to lie through your teeth.
It is just as good to be dumb-lucky as skillful. Someone who wins the lottery is just as rich as a businessman who works 16 hour days to climb to the top of the corporate ladder. Similarly, misers are almost always wealthy. The poor can't afford to be misers. And that, combined with a tax code that favors rich homeowners over destitute renters, is why the rich will only get richer and the poor will only get poorer and more desperate.
When asked what traits they prize in men, women often list a good sense of humor. Yet how often does the yuk-it-up class clown get laid? Gals also like to claim that size doesn't matter. It's the motion. It's how you use it. Yet how many letters to Penthouse mention that the guy had a smallish penis? They also claim to like sweet, forthright guys. But evidence suggests otherwise. Tis the bad-boy alpha male, the rogue, who sets there hearts a-flutter and gets those juices a-flowing.
Many men prefer big-breasted, streaky-haired, brazen-looking women. They may not choose to marry these busty, flashy types for a number of primordial reasons. But they ogle them all the time. There is something about these trait that dudes just find attractive. And that is why it is so funny to see all those ads for perfumes, eyeliner and hair care products. The underlying message being that you'll attract more prospective mates if you smell a certain way, have long eyelashes and sport lustrous hair with loads of "body." Meanwhile guys look right past those traits and look at the figure and face.
Fact is that 80% of guys are attracted to 20% of the women and vice versa. And beauty/handsomeness aren't in the eyes of the beholder. Most women would agree that Brad Pitt is hot. Same goes for Richard Gere when he was younger and before the gerbiling matter arose. Most guys would agree that Denise Richards and Catherine Zeta-Jones are pretty. They'd also agree that Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneras are not.
Nobody finds Michael Jackson attractive. And he'll never have a hit record again. When asked about his trial and what he thought about it, my son said, "That guy is old. He's old." He's my age. End of story.
Aren't Rosie and Ellen gay women? Denise Richards has a scary smile and Catherine Zeta is a little too Welsh, for my taste. But since they both have muchos nice bod's I would not be refusing to jump into bed with either, I feel they wouldn't be lifting the sheets and bidding me welcome into their beds any time this lifetime though.
S'like Alfie says, it's all FBB, no matter which role you attempt to fall into, the PC good guy, or the rough as muck alpha male, your primary interest is FBB! Alfie is one of my heroes, the Cain Alfie, not the Law Alfie. Though the Law Alfie, I have to say, any man who can wear Prada laceups and Gucci tailor made suits, and still be able to pull a woman... Has to be a hero of mine. Hard enough retaining the image of a heterosexual in such gay-made garb, add to that the hairdo of a boy band member, and you're asking for a hard time.
The 20% of a 100% stat isn't looking healthy, I couldn't help but think of the starving millions in the third world, and then thinking I probably wouldn't look twice at any of them with a: "Ooo now she looks shexy," swirling in my mind. That bloated belly and those boney pins, the eight or nine kids, and the ability to attract flies, she is deffo my type. :-/
by Ex Crimson Guard NCO at March 27, 2005 3:24 PM
Funny you'd mention Richards' smile. I just saw her in a silly movie called The Third Wheel and I thought the exact same thing. Her smile is kind of slow to develop and then there's this vast expanse of teeth underneath and yeah, it's scary.
Her in Wild Things is another thing altogether.
by anna at March 27, 2005 7:58 PM
I think Denise Richards looks nice. How does one look too Welsh? I've never heard that before. I think Catherine Zeta-Jones looks stunning. But maybe, living in SoCal and all, I've gotten a warped idea of what other parts of the world think of the dark hair, dark eyes, and round face look. For a lot of the population here, it's a lot more realistic to idolize her looks than, say, Claudia Schiffer's. Myself included!
by jean at March 29, 2005 6:34 AM
She looks nice but kind of vapid. I gather that the Welsh are some kind of lower caste in the UK. People to be looked down upon.
BTW, 2 of my 4 guesses are actually in the Final Four. No bad.
by anna at March 29, 2005 8:45 AM
I didn't say she looked too Welsh, I said she is too Welsh. Take a vacation in Wales and see if you don't come away annoyed at their self assured bleak superiority of being... Gaelic. I mean, what is that about? The road signs into Wales, on the way in from England read: "Ye be warned, there be spittle here!" And on the way out of Wales and into England they read: "Welcome to civilisation."
by Ex Crimson Guard NCO at March 29, 2005 3:54 PM
Now that you mention it, there is a bit of that assured bleak superiority of being... Gaelic in Zeta-Jones' hyphenated name and the way she coos "Get more" for the wireless company. Too Welsh indeed.
by anna at March 29, 2005 7:27 PM
Jones and Evans... Two most common Welsh names, I suppose if you wanna get anywhere in Hollywood you have to have a little extra... Jones ain't exactly an exciting name, is it? I mean, it's Welsh. She probably toyed with a couple, Catherine Alpha-Beta-Jones, Catherine Gamma-Kappa-Zeta-Beta-Jones...
Seen her in interviews? She loves herself almost as much as I love marmite.
by Ex Crimson Guard NCO at March 29, 2005 10:19 PM
I personally find Ellen attractive. Probably has a lot to do with her hilarious sense of humor. And the pixie haircut. Catherine Zeta-Jones is also hot. I┤m not sure that I can visualize what Denise Richards┤ face looks like, nor her smile.
Just for the record.
by Leaffin at March 30, 2005 1:32 PM
Ahh, I see. Thanks for the explanation, Crimson. That does sound grating.
by jean at March 31, 2005 5:00 AM
It is immoral to fancy bullies. Women who fancy bullies are evil.
by Tony Mc at September 22, 2005 7:28 PM