Monday, May 7, 2007

The Celebrities I Loved

Say, no sooner do I post the previous blog entry, noting my new girlfriend, than the first celebrity I recall finding attractive — Annie Lennox — is in the news, her house destroyed by party-goers who found out online about her daughter’s intention to throw a party there (a growing problem with MySpace, apparently, though seemingly nothing that couldn’t be solved by armed guards or even a quick call to the police).

This is ironic timing, since if I weren’t already seeing someone, I could probably fly to London to comfort Lennox in her time of need, inevitably becoming romantically involved with her, thus taking the first practical step toward my teenage goal of living in a super-high-tech skyscraper aerie in a stable, three-partner relationship with Lennox and the singer Sade, possibly accompanied via time travel by a young Lauren Bacall (nineteen [!] in this clip and already more woman than any actress active today).  Or maybe Sheila E.

Again, I never claimed to be a feminist, but I don’t think you can accuse me (as some responders to my anti-feminism post did) of wanting mere wallflowers or mindless cheerleaders.  In the fantasy, of course, these women all liked philosophy, too.  No regrets, though.

P.S. To get back on the good side of any offended leftists, I offer my favorite environmentalist-misanthropic rock video as atonement: World Party’s “Ship of Fools.”


Meredith said...

I thought I had read that it was actually her ex-husband’s house that was destroyed.. though I could be wrong.

Todd Seavey said...

[...] •A friend asks what exactly “The Sweetest Taboo” that Sade Adu (one of the three most attractive women in the world, as I’ve noted before) sings about is, and I have to admit I don’t know. It sounds like it’s just love (or, vaguely, sex), but that’s not exactly taboo, is it? [...]

Ashley Pomeroy said...

I can understand wanting to comfort Sade, but Annie Lennox? The Annie Lennox I remember from the 1980s did not seem like the kind of woman who needed comforting; she was an evil sci-fi space woman. To each his own, I suppose.