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"It is a horrible thing to feel unwanted—invisible, inadequate, ineligible for the things that any person might hope for."

"It is also entirely possible to process a difficult social position with generosity and grace... These days, in this country, sex has become a hyper-efficient and deregulated marketplace, and, like any hyper-efficient and deregulated marketplace, it often makes people feel very bad. Our newest sex technologies, such as Tinder and Grindr, are built to carefully match people by looks above all else. Sexual value continues to accrue to abled over disabled, cis over trans, thin over fat, tall over ...
Tags: Law, Sex, Relationships, Looks, Celibacy

"Thank you Joe and remember, the BRAIN is much sharper also!" tweeted Trump...

... in response to something Joe Scarborough, who'd said that Trump "looks like he’s about 20 years younger than a lot of Democratic candidates" (reported at Politico).ADDED: Notice that Trump said "the BRAIN is much sharper," not "my BRAIN is much sharper." Remember, yesterday we were talking about "the geriatric possessive," how old people tend to say "I’m going to take my bath" and "take my walk" and "take my nap" rather than referring to baths and walks and naps and so on generally, without ...
Tags: Law, Politico, Aging, Looks, Brain, Language, Howard Stern, Shakespeare, Joe, Trump, Donald, Joe Scarborough, Howard, Henry Fielding, Keats, Meade

"Does this dress make me look guilty?"

Anna Sorokin, the fake heiress accused of being a society scammer, was found guilty. There is an Instagram account devoted to her style in court. Our chief fashion critic @VVFriedman explains why courtroom fashion actually matters. — The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2019 The linked article isn't just about Sorokin but about various celebrities making questionable courtroom fashion choices. Excerpt:And in 2011, during her trial for felony grand theft in Los Angeles, Lindsay Lohan garnered ...
Tags: Art, Fashion, Supreme Court, Law, Los Angeles, Looks, New York Times, The Times, Gloria Allred, Lindsay Lohan, Joan of Arc, Allred, Sorokin, Ann Althouse, Anna Nicole, Garner (the Word

Trump taunted — "Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States" — and Buttigieg responded.

"I’ll be honest. I had to Google that. I guess it’s just a generational thing. I didn’t get the reference. It's kind of funny, I guess. But he’s also the president of the United States and I’m surprised he’s not spending more time trying to salvage this China deal." (Politico.)This is a great and complex answer:1. Buttigieg implicitly taunted Trump for being old, and Trump is pretty old, but maybe not as too old as Buttigieg is too young.2. The intro "I'll be honest" can be used to lie, and I'm ...
Tags: Law, Looks, Mad magazine, Insults, Trump rhetoric, Pete Buttigieg

"... 18 girls in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, ranked and rated on the basis of their looks, from 5.5 to 9.4, with decimal points to the hundredth place."

"A group of male students in their program created the list more than a year ago... Dozens of senior girls decided to speak up to the school administration and to their male classmates, demanding not only disciplinary action in response to the list but a schoolwide reckoning about the toxic culture that allowed it to happen. 'It was the last straw, for us girls, of this "boys will be boys" culture... We’re the generation that is going to make a change.'...The girls and administrators agreed that...
Tags: Education, Law, Looks, Sexual Harassment, IB, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Bethesda Chevy Chase

"Boys have teased me about my curves since 5th grade. My mom said 'hold your head high and don’t let it bother you.' That @Fox2News story was way out of line. I’m tough, I can take it."

Tweeted Gretchen Whitmer, the Governor of Michigan, who wore a dress to her State of the State Address that was just way too tight. As many of the commenters (at The Daily Mail) observe, you can see the outline of her bellybutton. It's not really fair to accuse everyone of body shaming when you wear something that fits so poorly. People talk about Trump's tie being too long.... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Fashion, Law, Looks, Michigan, Trump, Feminine Beauty, Ann Althouse, Gretchen Whitmer, Gov. Whitmer

"Though Fan was what many consider pretty for women, with a tall and slim figure, a high-bridged nose, and puffy under-eyes — called 'lying silkworms' in Chinese..."

"... her classmates still made fun of her appearance. 'Some boys in my class would always laugh at me: They’d call me "tiny eyes,"' she says. After the surgery, reactions were different. Her university teachers liked her, despite giving her failing grades in some classes. Whenever she was lifting heavy luggage, someone would help. 'People always display better attitudes and more patience to prettier people,' Fan says... Plastic surgeon Shi Chengfang [says] that since about 2010, the 'internet ce...
Tags: South Korea, Law, China, Looks, Plastic Surgery, Korea, Quora, Feminine Beauty, Ann Althouse, Shi Chengfang

"Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme — Right?"

Writes Kate O'Neil in Wired.Imagine that you wanted to train a facial recognition algorithm on age-related characteristics, and, more specifically, on age progression (e.g. how people are likely to look as they get older). Ideally, you'd want a broad and rigorous data set with lots of people's pictures. It would help if you knew they were taken a fixed number of years apart—say, 10 years.Sure, you could mine Facebook for profile pictures and look at posting dates or EXIF data. But that whole set...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Law, Aging, Looks, Exif, Ann Althouse, Creepiness, Kate O Neil

"It takes courage to admit that people hate your face, and it’s both sad and heartening to see Cruz do so after years of taunts to that effect."

"Stephen Colbert has called the senator a 'half-melted G.I. Joe.' The Kid Mero told him he looks like he eats mice. USA Today, the most boring and benign newspaper on the planet, once headlined a piece, 'Why You May Not like Ted Cruz’s Face, According to Science.' Cruz seemed impervious to such criticism, what with his nonstop grandstanding and that unrelenting dumb smirk. But apparently he took the feedback to heart, because now the dumb smirk is ever so slightly obscured by a moustache."From "...
Tags: Texas, Law, Stephen Colbert, Etiquette, Looks, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Beards, Mero, Ann Althouse

"Ordinarily I wouldn’t condone making fun of a person’s physical appearance, but in Hyde-Smith’s case I’m willing to make an exception. 'Tiny racist teeth.'"

The second-highest-rated comment on "'Tiny racist teeth': Amy Schumer responds to Hyde-Smith’s victory with video of herself vomiting" (WaPo).Once you make an exception, the whole principle is shot. But say something unpleasant about Amy Schumer's appearance at your own risk. Okay, I will. I'll make the observation I've made before, because it's so specific and uncanny: She looks like Rush Limbaugh. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Amy Schumer, Looks, Teeth, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse, Hyde Smith

"Other than the blonde hair when I was growing up, they said I looked like Elvis. I always considered that a great compliment."

Said President Trump, at his rally in Tupelo, the birthplace of Elvis, quoted in the Tupelo Daily Journal.Here. You decide.That baby looks like it's thinking: Oh, no, I got this guy!I watched the rally on YouTube last night, and I was surprised that the invocation of Elvis did not get a big reaction from the Tupelo crowd. I wonder if the people of Tupelo are annoyed that outsiders all seem to know exactly one thing about the place they know a lot about.Trump was there to support Cindy Hyde-Smith...
Tags: Mississippi, Law, Youtube, Babies, Looks, Elvis, Trump, Tupelo, Thad Cochran, Cindy Hyde Smith, Pronunciation, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Tupelo Daily Journal, Missy Sippy

"Large-necked man and Joker lookalike are upping the ‘Florida Man’ mugshot game."

Miami Herald headline. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Florida, Crime, Law, Looks, Miami Herald, Ann Althouse

This John Kelly replacement candidate, Nick Ayers, looks so much like a young Donald Trump.

I'm looking at "Top Pence aide resurfaces as leading candidate to replace John Kelly/Nick Ayers, Pence’s chief of staff, was initially seen as a potential Kelly successor this summer" (Politico). I can see what Trump sees in him: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Looks, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Ann Althouse, Nick Ayers, Top Pence, John Kelly Nick Ayers Pence

"SNL" makes it up to Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw with Crenshaw on the show mocking Pete Davidson's looks.

This begins with an apology from Davidson, has some good retaliatory jokes in the middle, and ends with some serious Veterans Day thoughts. (What Davidson did last week was include a photo of Crenshaw in a bit where he gave his first impression of other people's looks, and what he said about Crenshaw focused on his eye patch. As Davidson acknowledged in last week's episode, Crenshaw lost an eye in the war.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Comedy, Law, Looks, Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, Apologies, Davidson, CRENSHAW, Ann Althouse, Dan Crenshaw

"Police were on the lookout for a suspect last seen wearing tight leather pants, who might have disguised his appearance by getting a level 8 spray tan. Alias: Holiday Armadillo."

"His getaway from the police failed because he was stuck in second gear. The police approached him with caution because he was known to be trained in karate and unagi, the state of total awareness. However, he did not resist arrest and repeatedly assured the police he was 'fine.' He made a failed attempt at getting off easy by sweet-talking an 'Officer Pretty.' At trial, his defense was that it was a case of mistaken identity and the real thief was someone named Russ. After being found guilty, h...
Tags: New York, Law, Friends, Looks, John, Ross, David Schwimmer, Ann Althouse, Ross David Schwimmer, Blackpool Police, Russ After

"We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law."

"We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men — not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular."I'm reading "Edward R. Murrow: A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy/See it Now (CBS-TV, March 9, 1954)" not because I was looking for old content that resonates with current troub...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Looks, Cbs, Free Speech, Speaking, Joe McCarthy, Edward R. Murrow, Murrow, Ann Althouse, Joseph R McCarthy, TheReportOfTheWeek

"It must be a truly bizarre experience to be Kavanaugh...."

It must be a truly bizarre experience to be Kavanaugh. You muddle along for fifty years, then wake up one morning and for some reason the lady from “Coyote Ugly” hates your ever-loving guts. — Daniel Foster (@DanFosterType) September 10, 2018 ADDED, upon actually watching the video: That was low-key and effective. Piper Perabo, who has a name, sounds and looks sincere, and she makes a calm, dignified plea for opposing the nominee. She isn't expressing a personal hatred...
Tags: Law, Looks, Abortion, Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Daniel Foster, Piper Perabo, Feminine Beauty, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Coyote Ugly

"'Rate my face.' 'I already know I’m ugly.' 'Dropped 7K on a nose job.' 'Candid photo of my profile reveals my subhumanity.'"

"'I don’t even leave the house anymore, I don’t want to be seen.' 'No Tinder matches in first 24 hours — is it over?' At one point, someone compares the skull sizes of Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik, carefully assessing which pop star has a more masculine-shaped head. Unhappy with how they look, thousands of young men are joining anonymous message boards such as to dissect their looks and exchange detailed tips on looksmaxing — their term for enhancing their appearance. Penis stretchin...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Looks, Justin Bieber, Plastic Surgery, Zayn Malik, Celibacy, Ann Althouse, Masculine Beauty

What those stories about the environmental impact of plastic straws aren't telling you.

I'm reading "Plastic straws aren’t just bad for the environment — they can be bad for your body" (WaPo).An estimated 7.5 percent of plastic in the environment comes from straws and stirrers, according to an analysis by a group of pollution research nonprofits called Better Alternatives Now, which based its results on trash collected by volunteers around the world. I'm dubious about the reliability of that count. How the hell do you collect trash "around the world," sift it down to just the plast...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Looks, United States, Feminism, Environmentalism, Bruce Wayne, Coke, World Economic Forum, Sally, WaPo, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, WaPo An, Better Alternatives Now, Sri Lanka Bolivia

"My dissertation chairman was Richard Brandt. Once after I had earned the doctorate and was meeting with him, he stood over me, lifted my chin toward him..."

"... and remarked that I looked like a maid his family once employed. Around the same time, early in the Ronald Reagan administration, an effort was made to rid Washington of the sex trade and shops that flourished along the 14th Street corridor a few blocks from the White House. I worked in nearby McPherson Square at the National Endowment for the Humanities and, as a volunteer at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. One day I was walking near my office with a white male friend, a philosopher at an Iv...
Tags: Law, Washington, White House, Looks, Ronald Reagan, Philosophy, Naacp, Racial Profiling, National Endowment for the Humanities, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, McPherson Square, Richard Brandt, Anita L Allen

"The Kate Spade brand was like a ray of sunshine — an antithesis to pessimism, self-conscious ennui..."

"... and even the sarcastic humor of her brother-in-law David Spade during his “Saturday Night Live” heyday. The company’s calling card was unabashed optimism."Robin Givhan writes (in WaPo) about how Kate Spade's designs (handbags, etc.) were so nice at "a time when much of the highbrow fashion industry was fixated on minimalism and the washed-out, dour aesthetic known as heroin chic."And then Kate Spade killed herself. Was the fashion always a facade, some desperate grasping to climb out of hor...
Tags: Law, Suicide, America, Looks, Optimism, Kate Spade, Beauty Pageants, David Spade, WaPo, Pessimism, Teri Garr, Feminine Beauty, Ann Althouse, Robin Givhan, Things Are Not What They Seem

The best example I have ever seen of a NYT article with the comments function disabled.

Here's the link to the article: "Welcome to the Age of the Twink," by Nick Haramis.The pre-censorship of reader commentary is interesting and perhaps cowardly, but it raises the question why publish the article at all? Why the need to protect this article from criticism?Now, it really turns into a style piece — not (ostensibly) about a manifestation of gay sexuality at all. There's talk of models and the repeated assurance that some of these men are not gay:But the latest twinks — many of whom a...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Wikipedia, Looks, Models, Homosexuality, Nyt, Hedi Slimane, Ann Althouse, Ryan McGinley, Thinness, Nick Haramis, New York Times Style Magazine Did, Haramis

Start your color grade with the Infinite Color Panel

  The Infinite Color Panel has arrived and I have been pushing the create button ever since. The panel has been announced for quite some time and when it was close to being released you could feel the hype picking up on Facebook. The $129,- Photoshop extension looks deceptively simple, so why would you buy a […] The post Start your color grade with the Infinite Color Panel appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Adobe, Photoshop, Looks, Tool, Adobe Photoshop, Presets, Color Grading, Infinite Color Panel

Why it seems like the NYT knows everyone is always angry at me.

Something about the selections in the sidebar at the NYT is making me paranoid. There's what's recommended for me:And then there's what's "most emailed" and "most viewed":That article at #3 for me, "Why It Seems Like Everyone Is Always Angry With You," is nowhere on those other 2 lists (even below the part I captured).I've recovered from paranoia. I attribute the difference to the fact that something has to be around for awhile to rank as "most viewed" or "most emailed," but the "recommended" li...
Tags: Law, Looks, Plastic Surgery, Nyt, Leo, Seinfeld, Emotion, Elaine, Ann Althouse, Schermerhorn

Copy photos styles with NVIDIA’s A.I. (yea, A.I. and copy in the same title)

Gone are the days where a photographer had to invest hours creating a look or developing a style. And when I say “gone are the days”, you know that I will discuss either A.I or Blockchain. It’s A.I. this time. NVIDIA just released a new tool called FastPhotoStyle which takes a visual style and applies it to a photo. […] The post Copy photos styles with NVIDIA’s A.I. (yea, A.I. and copy in the same title) appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Looks, Nvidia, Photo Manipulation

"Ha. I read that, totally believed you meant Hillary looks like me..."

"... and said to Meade: That's what I thought. That's how I think I look walking around town. But I enjoyed the piano music. Reminded me of Chico Marx. I didn't recognize the music, but I said out loud: 'That's what bad taste sounded like 200 years ago.' And I mean that in an admiring way. Thanks for seeing me in her. I'm complimented. And I still do believe I traipse about in my natural habitat looking like broken-wrist Hillary."I commented, in a thread where I was skimming, in which Mr. Fabulo...
Tags: Music, Law, India, Looks, Chico, Hillary, Marx Brothers, Meade, Franz Liszt, Ann Althouse, Niccolò Paganini, Chico Marx, Valentina Lisitsa, Mr Fabulous, La Campanella

"What woes do not befall Chicago! That city has a debt of $6,000,000 which is increasing at the rate of a cool million each year."

"One Chicago newspaper gives a double-leaded opinion that the city has a 'prognathous City Council,' whose members accept bribes so quickly that Boss Tweed turns over in his grave," wrote the NYT on November 23, 1895. By the way, $10,000 overcoat in 1895 corresponds to a $292,452 overcoat today. Now, why am I reading this? It's not that I'm looking into Chicago's debt problems. Nor is it an interest in the word "prognathous." It means "Having projecting or forward-pointing jaws, teeth, mandibles...
Tags: Google, Meat, Facebook, Money, Writing, Law, Putin, Obama Administration, Milwaukee, Looks, Chicago, Language, Bill Clinton, Anthropology, Charles Dickens, City Council

"The Pick-Up Artist has finally met his match."

I knew the name James Toback, but I couldn't name a single one of his movies, after I read out loud the Daily Mail headline "More than 30 women accuse Hollywood director James Toback of sexual assault in disturbing accounts of him 'coercing them to his hotel rooms, dry-humping their legs, and masturbating in front of them'" and Meade said "Who's he?" Maybe I'd just always remembered his name because back in the 1970s, I knew somebody else with that unusual last name. I'd thought Toback was kind ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Law, Relationships, Careers, Looks, Harvey Weinstein, Times, Sexual Harassment, Los Angeles Times, Embarrassment, Weinstein, Meade, Ann Althouse, Lameness

"And, during this time, a female producer had me do a nude lineup with about five women who were much, much thinner than me."

"And we all stood side-by-side with only paste-ons covering our privates. After that degrading and humiliating lineup, the female producer told me I should use the naked photos of myself as inspiration for my diet.... I asked to speak to a producer about the unrealistic diet regime and he responded by telling me he didn't know why everyone thought I was so fat, he thought I was perfectly 'fuckable.'"Said Jennifer Lawrence, at Elle's Women in Hollywood, giving us a glimpse of the kind of female p...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Law, Looks, Fat, Harvey Weinstein, Silicon Valley, Sexual Harassment, Elle, Humiliation, Jessa Crispin, Michelle Goldberg, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Hollywood Listen, New Republic Nevertheless

"I’m a human being, and there’s a lot that I’ve chosen not to share, but absolutely I am deeply, deeply hurt if any women who has been assaulted — or man — thinks that in any way I was victim-blaming."

"In 900 words, I did the best I could to describe an entire, very complicated dynamic that is really best left for a thesis or an hourlong talk," said Mayim Bialik, quoted in The Daily Mail.She's apologizing after getting criticized for writing (in a NYT op-ed):I have... experienced the upside of not being a "perfect ten." As a proud feminist with little desire to diet, get plastic surgery or hire a personal trainer, I have almost no personal experience with men asking me to meetings in their ho...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Looks, Sexual Harassment, Mayim Bialik, Ann Althouse