I'm trying not to let Bachelor Ben's taste in women taint my opinion of men as a whole.
But his behavior on tonight's episode reminded me of too many guys I've met. It was like watching my memories of middle school played out by adults:
- Mean, self-absorbed girls who are friendly to boys and cruel to girls
- And dumb boys who can't see past a pretty face (and/or various other features)
I'm already too invested in this completely ridiculous/wildly entertaining show. Ben better pick Kacie B! If he doesn't, I might lose all hope in the male species.
(You know, that hope I barely managed to hold onto that time Jake picked Vienna over Tenley.)
Andrew and I have been rewatching The Office lately in the evenings, and I’d somehow forgotten how genius it is. We recently finished Booze Cruise, arguably one of the most memorable episodes of all time. It’s the one in which Michael takes the employees on an evening cruise for a camaraderie event and spends the whole night trying to find an opportunity to give them a motivational speech (about leaderSHIP, of course). But self-appointed party captain Michael keeps being thwarted by the more charismatic and authoritative actual captain, Jack, whom people would rather listen to.
This bell curve basically posits that bulking up—pumping iron, getting cut, what have you—will only make you more attractive to a certain point. Pass this point, and it will begin to have the opposite effect. (I'm pretty sure bell curves are usually for averages, but if the graph fits...)