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March 19, 2010

Men are quite simple to understand, actually


Sandra Bullock's husband cheated on her with the heavily tattooed Michelle “Bombshell’ McGee, leaving David Forsmark confused (hat tip to Kathy).

With the back and forth this week between men not understanding women and women not understanding men, I’m starting to wonder if I understand the members of my OWN sex.

Leave aside the tattoos* and we are left with the question of why a man would pass over a great beauty for the charms of a seemingly lesser beauty. If he could have Sandra Bullock why would he choose to turn elsewhere?

There are two answers to this question.

The first concerns a distinction between a woman who is "beautiful" and a woman who is "hot". While the expression of this distinction is idiosyncratic to some degree, I believe the distinction itself will be immediately recognizable to most men. When it comes to sex, "hot" trumps "beautiful" every time.** Sandra Bullock is beautiful, quite lovely actually, but Bombshell McGee is hot, much more so in person, I suspect, than in her photographs.

The second answer is a bit more straightforward: Sex addiction.***

Related: Michelle McAgee teaches men how to pick up women. They like the unattainable, apparently.

* Theodore Dalrymple will never see eye to eye on the issue.
** Some lucky men are blessed to find both qualities in the same woman. But then I am in favour of tattoos.
*** In which Matt Stone mocks The Huffington Post to their face.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 19, 2010 08:58 AM


There's hot, and then there's raunchy. McGee is the slightest fraction of a baumchikka* away from Amy Winehouse territory.

* The official measurement unit of raunch.

Posted by: Varenius [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 19, 2010 05:37 PM

You know she's also Ilsa, She-Wolf of the SS in her free time, right?

That makes her about seventeen shades of fugly in my book.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2010 04:02 AM

I assume the Baumchikka Magnitude Scale is a logarithmic measure of hotness whereas Fugly Colorimetry attempts to quantify and describe human perception of beauty.

Gentlemen, we have the technology.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2010 08:01 AM

Also, it turns out the Nazi outfit might have been more than a Marilyn Manson deal:


Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2010 08:45 AM

To be fair, not everyone who collects Nazi memorabilia is a neo-Nazi, but all neo-Nazis collect Nazi memorabilia...

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2010 08:19 PM

And what is she eating? Freeze-dried marshmallow hearts from some kind of Lucky Charms-derived cereal? This is reminding me that I need to buy marshmallows to make Rice Kripsie squares.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 20, 2010 08:29 PM