Forget all those lovely speeches and poems. THIS was the best moment of the inauguration.
Oh you know, just another day at Downton.
Women: Don’t mention work, especially if your job is difficult to explain. You may have the most amazing career on the planet, but it can inadvertently intimidate someone looking at your profile. I realize this sounds horribly regressive, but during my experiment I found that women were attracted to men with high-profile careers, while the majority of men were turned off by powerful women.
Women with curly hair are at a distinct disadvantage online. I have no idea whether men prefer blondes, but I can say definitively that most men prefer women with healthy, long, straight hair. If you have curls and feel comfortable (and look good) straightening your hair, give that a try. —
A woman who got a book deal because her prolonged period of posing as a dude on dating sites resulted in her figuring out the way to shape her profile so that she could GET A HUSBAND has some cold hard truths that, clearly, every woman who wants to transcend spinster status should take to heart.
Never mind that she met him in 2007, this is SCIENCE, PEOPLE. Or math. Whatever, I’m a girl, how can I tell the difference? *twirls lock of blow-out*
So very many ughs. Plz see previous post.
… I’m not convinced that online dating is that profound well of human pathos and fascination that so many people seem to imagine it to be.
Richard Ben Cramer, though, was beyond mannerism, because he was excited, on the page, instead of professionally excitable, and for all his verbal energy, he was never anything but direct. Listen to the first sentence of the greatest magazine profile ever published by Esquire and, not incidentally, the greatest magazine profile ever written:
“Few men try for the best ever, and Ted Williams is one of those.”
Now, I’ve read that sentence, and that story, “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” at least twenty-five times, and I’ll never be able to do justice to what makes it so great except to say it’s a handshake of a sentence — brisk, warm, offhand, relaxed, firm, honest, and man-to-man, the kind that accompanies a promise. It’s the sentence of a writer who is himself about to try for the best ever, and is willing both to let you in on what he’s going for and to do whatever’s necessary to make good. What follows is a nearly perfect melding of writer and subject — a story that makes the usual journalistic distinctions between first-person and third-person sound fussy and academic, and does the hardest thing a writer can do, which is to amplify his own voice in order to make his subject roar. —
Tom Junod writing a wonderful remembrance in Esquire for the late Richard Ben Cramer, who died Monday at age 62.
This purports to be a gingerbread Winterfell, but I think we all know graham crackers when we see them.
… and more TK in a trivia-packed Internet timeline that will (I hope!) arrive next week.