Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Thoughts on the Epicurian
One of my favorite writers is over at the Epicurian Dealmaker. He got into a bit of a spat recently due to developing a hypothesis about the direct relationship between the size of a woman's breasts and the amount of time high-powered bankers will spend talking to her.
This completely reasonable hypothesis.
Needless to say, there was a spot of dissent from readers...I have taken the liberty of attaching a couple of twitter responses to the article in question.
moorehn @EpicureanDeal "Either that, or she has really nice tits." That's in bad taste. She's a professional journalist and that's demeaning.
about 17 hours ago from web in reply to EpicureanDeal
moorehn @epicureandeal Not to mention that the only spur for your idiotic leering seems to be that she wrote an article that you read.
about 16 hours ago from web
So here is my generally uncouth and plebeian take on this little drama.
At the end of the day, we have to discuss the current difference between the professional journalism and the professional whore. It is my opinion that there is currently no difference whatsoever between these two "professions". In truth, I feel that there are more ethics in the ranks of whores than there are in the ranks of "professional" journalists.
In a sense, that is why there are so many folks out there reading blogs. The "priesthood" of journalism is being recognized as the group of panderers and lackeys that toe the corporate line of the entrenched interests. Nothing good or true comes from the main stream media.
In a real sense, I sense that the journalists that make up the "media" are making the same doomed attempt as any clergy to define itself as the magisterium who defines truth. I think that they have already failed. They have their pathetic little "Journalists without Borders" and other such tripe, but in truth, they are nothing but grasping busybodies, generating sensation and hubris in equal measure.
So, in my opinion, when the Dealmaker refers to the breasts of a journalist, he is just recognizing the tools of her trade as a whore. No big deal
And, as a final note, hell yes men talk more to women with big tits....duh.
at 5:34:00 AM