Monday, June 13, 2011

Quote of the Day


"Attractive men don't make the best husbands, according to researchers. They don't put as much energy into their long-term relationships, aren't as supportive of their wives, and they tend to lie and cheat more, too. In other words, they are better cads than dads... We'd be smarter if we sought out guys who are uglier than we are because researchers have found that couples in which the woman is hotter than the guy are happier than if the situation is reversed... So, now that (Huma) Abedin evidently has (Anthony) Weiner's good genes, she can either stick it out another few years or split from Weiner now, before their unborn baby will have memories of the divorce, and while she's still young and attractive enough to snag another mate. This time, she should go ugly."

-- Vicki Larson, self-described journalist, mom and "thinker," in a piece currently running at the Huffington Post called "Hot or Not? Why Women Shouldn't Pick Attractive Husbands"

Offered without commentary, the interjection of relevant recent personal experience, or any other statement that might contain an often derogatory word that describes a female dog.

11 comments:

Benoit from Ottawa said...

"Offered without commentary, the interjection of relevant recent personal experience, or any other statement that might contain an often derogatory word that describes a female dog."

Allllllllllllllright!

Incidentally, perhaps 30 years ago, I heard the very same thing said, but reciprocally: that a man who wanted a devoted wife should not choose a very attractive woman, but rather a plain one.

Which should give pause...

Chez said...

As I said on both Facebook and Twitter: If I had written something like this, there would be an entire episode of The View dedicated to calling me a rotten, sexist pig. And to some extent, I could write this -- from the opposite side. Wouldn't necessarily make it correct across the board as an absurd generalization, but it also wouldn't be any less ridiculous than what Vicki the Thinker had to say.

Nathan said...

Get an ugly girl to marry you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1ZJiBHh-Yw

Kat said...

Is Vicki Larson saying that Anthony Weiner is the hot, attractive one in that relationship? I loved me some Weiner in his 9/11 first responders bill days but fuck...I'd hate to see what she might consider an "ugly" guy.

L. said...

Don't want to sound like a dick, but they're using the Weiner scandal as an exaple of a hot guy cheating? Really?

Ignoring what's apparently going on in his pants, the man looks like a serious dweeb. I'm not even the kind of girl who goes for the Adonis type, but when I look at him I picture pants hiked up to his nipples, suspenders and a good 4 inches of sock exposed over the tops of his saddle shoes.

Girl With Curious Hair said...

Despite Weiner's recent display of absolute stupidity and lack of judgment--to say nothing of my opinions of him as a husband--I am (and have been) a pretty big fan of his. That said, even I can't say that he's attractive, or the more attractive half in that relationship.


The only thing this quote demonstrates is that Vicki Larson is kind of a moron.

Katstrate said...

Umm... she did go ugly. His wife is much better looking than that Screech-looking weenie! Was gonna say he must be hung like a horse but the pics prove otherwise. Just another schmuck who never got over his 90-lb weakling syndrome.

Chez said...

The interesting thing is that she's basing her opinion of him -- that he's "hot" -- off of the fact that younger women seem to be interested in him. As if it's not the power and "personality" but rather the looks that make them look twice in his direction. As I said yesterday, if he was Dr. Weiner, DDS, he wouldn't be getting hot ass to save his life. In fact, he'd be the "ugly" guy Vicki Larson recommends Huma Abedin should consider seeking out.

It doesn't matter what the hell Anthony Weiner looks like, how old he is, or whether he's technically available; he's rich and powerful, and that goes a long way toward making him very attractive to a certain kind of woman.

Trust me on this. : )

L. said...

Also, bonus points to her for going all 1950s-finding-a-husband-manual on people with a straight face. 'Sure that tomcat strutting around the office may seem like a catch, but he'll be nothing but trouble once you get him home. Be sure to pick a homely one, girls. You can be sure he won't stray!' Jesus. I think my lady parts just ran and hid out from fear of guilt by association.

Jerry said...

So it's her fault because he's too attractive for her. What a fool, she should have harvested his adonis sperm and married a troll.

He sent pictures of his junk over the internet... I think you'll find some of the least attractive people in the world spend a surprising amount of their free time doing the same thing.

What surprises me is he's getting this much grief without actually getting any action, the least he could have done was get someone pregnant.

em said...

"As I said yesterday, if he was Dr. Weiner, DDS, he wouldn't be getting hot ass to save his life."

Yeah. Totally true. Although I don't really understand the chicks who go for the rich, powerful guys. I went to college with a lot of rich guys from powerful families, and they were always kinda 'meh' in my opinion. I'd rather be with someone who looks at you like you're the only person in the world at any given moment than be with someone who has to ask his mom's personal chef to cook you a meal (yeah, the guys were THAT rich...)