Battlepanda: A disturbing glimpse into a Conservative mind


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Thursday, December 01, 2005

A disturbing glimpse into a Conservative mind

Dear readers, meet John Derbyshire. He writes for the NRO.
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And in case you don't recognize this old bag, her name is Jennifer Aniston.
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And this is what the Derbster had to say about Jennifer Aniston:
Did I buy, or browse, a copy of the November 17 GQ, in order to get a look at Jennifer Aniston's bristols?** No, I didn't. While I have no doubt that Ms. Aniston is a paragon of charm, wit, and intelligence, she is also 36 years old. Even with the strenuous body-hardening exercise routines now compulsory for movie stars, at age 36 the forces of nature have won out over the view-worthiness of the unsupported female bust.

It is, in fact, a sad truth about human life that beyond our salad days, very few of us are interesting to look at in the buff. Added to that sadness is the very unfair truth that a woman's salad days are shorter than a man's — really, in this precise context, only from about 15 to 20.

How to account for this man's astonishing courageous truth-telling in the face of the vast media conspiracy to fool us into thinking that a woman can be hot and legal? Perhaps the fact that he is a Conservative? He certainly thinks so.
Conservatives, as I recall, are the ones who believe that "human nature has no history." It follows that we are at ease with the fact that the human female is visually attractive to the human male at, or shortly after, puberty, and for only a few brief years thereafter.