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    Models and role models

    Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

    If you watched the finale of “America’s Next Top (Petite) Model,” I’m curious to hear your thoughts.

    Of all the seasons, Cycle 13 got it right. The panel of judges did away with the vapid, conceited and cut-throat personalities and chose two women who displayed beauty, compassion and substance — not to mention a genuine camaraderie and concern for each other.

    Does this mean short women are nicer than short men? Hmmm…. But I digress.

    Though the victory of drop-dead gorgeous redhead Nicole wasn’t a shocker, Ben and I were rooting for “Kentucky” — better known as Laura — whose innocence, infectious optimism and irresistible Kentucky twang made for a girl as sweet as apple pie. With that said, I was still happy for the winner, who herself was painfully shy and awkward growing up.

    At last, the spotlight was cast on pretty women who were also undeniably beautiful on the inside, despite whatever personal or socioeconomic challenges the two have faced in their lives. Thank you, Tyra.

    Woo-hoo! Stupid adults!

    Friday, March 9th, 2007

    So, has anyone seen Fox’s new television show¬†“Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”¬†I just watched it today for the first time, and lemme tell you — I have never seen grown adults feel so accomplished that they are on the same mental level as 10-year-olds.¬†

    Is stupidity what our country has come to celebrate? Sad, I say.

    Today, a woman lost her chance at winning $50,000 because she thought a rhombus had 10 sides. Another guy had to rely on a 9-year-old girl to stay in the game over this question: In what month does summer end? His answer: August. Correct answer: September.

    Each contestant has a chance to win $1 million. If they don’t and are eliminated, they must look into the camera and say, “I am not smarter than a 5th grader.” How freaking demoralizing. The show is hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, remember him? And I wonder: Is it coincidence that the host is someone who got famous for his redneck jokes? Hmm..that’s Fox TV for ya.

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