January 19, 2005

What Looks Good.

For the five blog readers who haven't seen it yet, Michele has a post up about whether Teri Polo is too skinny, and what makes women attractive in general. It takes the post a moment to load, as she's pushing 300 comments.

Interesting discussion, though there's no way to read it all in one sitting.

Posted by Attila at January 19, 2005 10:43 AM

What's attractive?
A pinup in a really tight sweater that lives in the top left corner. Oink :©)

Posted by: Masked Menace© at January 19, 2005 02:54 PM

And who could easily be taken for my younger sister ;)

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 19, 2005 03:27 PM

the question comes down to: Victoria's Secret? or Lane Bryant?

I go with the latter.. those ladies look more affectionate :-)

Posted by: pertinax at January 19, 2005 07:12 PM

Does anybody think that's attractive?? Can you imagine what she looks like with no makeup?

Posted by: jeff at January 19, 2005 10:00 PM

Well, the debate over at Michele's place was vigorous, but I think a lot of it came down to the pro-Polo crowd mostly looking at the Playboy pix (where she doesn't look so gaunt) and the anti-Polo crowd mostly figuring her "real" look is closer to the publicity shots, because of the degree of airbrushing Playboy does. I mean, a Playboy picture is really a painting, when you get right down to it.

But the "how thin is too thin" argument has been raging for decades, all the way back to Twiggy, and continuing through the Kate Moss era.

My take? The girl should eat something. She's not anorexic, but she could stand to gain 10-15 pounds.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 19, 2005 11:19 PM

Back in my single days, between dodging Mastadons, I had an ironclad rule that served me well...never fool around with the girls who, if you stripped them naked and gave them a bottle of red soda pop, would look like a thermometer. That's just me, though.
Actually, men tend to like women who are at least something like their mothers. My wife and my momma have the same general build, the same quick intellect, the same absolute impatience with nonsense and both tougher than woodpecker lips.
It shouldn't be any kind of news, my momma taught me what a woman was, and should be. She was the first woman in my life.

Posted by: Peter at January 20, 2005 07:58 AM

So few men admit that, but I think it's true. Just one more thing for mothers to worry about: being a healthy model for their sons' wives.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 20, 2005 08:59 AM

Oh, great, something else for kids to blame on their parents to their therapist when they're thirty. :-)

BTW, Polo is too thin. Girls should have smooth contours, not be angular.

Posted by: Masked Menace© at January 20, 2005 10:39 AM

Thanks for the link. I would have missed it. Keep up the good work.

Personally yes she could put on a few pounds, but there are some who are even thinner than her (Lara Flynn Boyle for instance). She did not seem anorexic in the PB pics. In fact if you think about her build vs Audrey Hepburn's (yesterday's post) I doubt there'd be too much difference.

I always have liked the Maureen O'Hara type build myself and she was not a bone rack.

Posted by: HomericPundit at January 21, 2005 09:37 PM

Again--if you're looking at the Playboy pix, she looks fine. But if you look at the publicity shots Michele links, she looks gaunt. The question is which is closer to her "real" look.

Posted by: Attila Girl at January 21, 2005 10:35 PM

>>>The question is which is closer to her "real" look.

*eyes glued to the PB pics* Who cares?

Posted by: HomericPundit at January 21, 2005 11:17 PM


Posted by: Attila Girl at January 22, 2005 05:11 PM

Nah. I couldn't make myself like even the PB pics too much. It's almost impossible to not fill in the (literal) blank where her ribs were airbrushed out.

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