As a subset of my Stupid Tuesday Questions, I’ve decided to introduce a semi-regular category of question. There is much in our popular culture that I accept is simply not targeted at me. Beer commercials. The Superbowl. Pamela Anderson. All of them exist to promote a lifestyle I find gently bemusing. (When Oscar season rolls around, feel free to express the same bemusement when I pay a ridiculous amount of attention to who won what at which awards show.) Anyhow, most of the time I just shrug and move along to something more interesting. But sometimes I have questions, which I can now pass along to you.
This week, I want to ask about this:
Really? I would not have made this call. But then, I’ve always found Ms. Lopez’s success as an actress and singer somewhat perplexing. (I was going to put scare quotes around “actress” and “singer,” but she’s a hell of a lot richer than I’ll ever be, so who am I to judge?) Clearly she appeals to someone. And I hear she’s better on “American Idol” than I would have given her credit for.
Anyhow, there are lots of other women I would have said are more deserving of a ridiculously overblown description like “World’s Most Beautiful Woman!” Like this one. Or this one. Or this one. But I’m not the target audience.
So, am I wrong? Is J. Lo our Helen of Troy? If not, who is?