Women don’t think for themselves

It’s another way this study could have been described. I have to admit, I’ve always found it to be an unusual phenomenon, but a genuine one. I suspect that what it boils down to is that women are generally more attracted to social status than to physical beauty.

The first evidence that beauty is infectious is published today by scientists who have shown that when women see a rival smiling at a man, he becomes more attractive as a result.

The research, published in a prestigious scientific journal, gives objective credence to a common practice among American men of asking a female friend to be their “lady wingman”, or even hiring a beautiful woman to flirt with them in a bar, party or club to make them appear more attractive to others.

Of course, the inability to think for oneself is hardly limited to women. Back when I started Psykosonik, the local news media couldn’t have been less interested in us, even the free weekly rags didn’t bother to run a simple news item when we were signed to a Chicago record label. They preferred to run the usual in-depth, front cover stories on that no one outside of Minneapolis has ever heard of before or since.

But when Billboard magazine and other national publications took notice of us, we were suddenly deemed so worthy of note that the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press were putting us on the front of the Entertainment section. It was strange. But in that case, I think it was a sort of small city inferiority complex, wherein anything invented at home can’t be any good unless someone from somewhere else declares it to be.

Anyhow, perhaps one of the ladies could explain why interest shown by another woman makes a man more attractive to her.

Proud to be a Republican

They do so love freedom:

“In what sounds like a comedy sketch from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, but isn’t, the U. S. Senate would impose criminal penalties, even jail time, on grassroots causes and citizens who criticize Congress.

“Section 220 of S. 1, the lobbying reform bill currently before the Senate, would require grassroots causes, even bloggers, who communicate to 500 or more members of the public on policy matters, to register and report quarterly to Congress the same as the big K Street lobbyists. Section 220 would amend existing lobbying reporting law by creating the most expansive intrusion on First Amendment rights ever. For the first time in history, critics of Congress will need to register and report with Congress itself.

“The bill would require reporting of ‘paid efforts to stimulate grassroots lobbying,’ but defines ‘paid’ merely as communications to 500 or more members of the public, with no other qualifiers.

“On January 9, the Senate passed Amendment 7 to S. 1, to create
criminal penalties, including up to one year in jail, if someone ‘knowingly and willingly fails to file or report.’

“That amendment was introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-LA).

Who is now attempting to wipe his fingerprints off the glass, apparently. I must say, this touches me deeply, it even inspires me to song:

I’m proud to be a Republican and defend democracy
And I won’t forget the men who died to elect al-Maliki.
I gladly stand up next to you and tell you to fight afar
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land
God Bless the commissar.