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August 18, 2009

Getting Noticed

What a young lady:

After decades of raunch, where girls fell out of clubs and dresses in a bid to Get Noticed, it's all about to get a whole lot more, well, wholesome.

Now, it's about the intelligent, the home-loving and the fresh-faced.

Leader of the pack is Harry Potter actress Emma Watson.

With her pretty face and non-aggressive demeanour, she comes across as an exemplary role model.

She is bright (off to Brown University in the U.S.), beautiful (good skin, good hair, good genes) and highly sought after by directors and designers.

And what does she talk about in interviews? How much she loves her family!

It's the new wholesomeness - and it's very IN.

Do me a favor: if you know something bad about her, leave me my illusions. I'd almost lost hope that there were any young women out there who don't feel it necessary to take their clothes off for the camera, gyrate around stripper poles, or make sex tapes with their boyfriends.

Perhaps there is some hope for my sex after all.

Posted by Cassandra at August 18, 2009 01:30 PM

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I have high hopes for Miss Watson. I am a fan of the Harry Potter movies (though I haven't seen the most recent one - no one to see it with being one reason: my sisters don't want to see it in the theater :-|) I am a little disappointed with Daniel Radcliffe, though, with his performance in some stage play titled "Equus" a few years ago...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 18, 2009 01:55 PM

Perhaps there is some hope for my sex after all.

You say this after the Viagra post? Brave.

Posted by: Yu-Ain Gonnano at August 18, 2009 02:07 PM

OK. That made me laugh :)

Posted by: Cassandra at August 18, 2009 02:27 PM

Perhaps there is some hope for my sex after all.

Murfle blorg noh't vu arr!

[pulls wadded up t-shirt from mouth]

Miss Ladybug - go see the new Potter movie. Easily the best *movie* of the bunch, from a technical, writing, directing, and acting perspective.

But it's a serious movie, even as the books did to an extent, they strip out more and more of the goofy fun stuff as the go along the timeline.

This is the first movie since Sorceror's Stone to be worth the price of prime-time admission.

Posted by: NRA-ILA card carrying Neanderthal at August 18, 2009 03:11 PM

I find something mildly disturbing about the "good skin, good hair, good genes" description. I do suspect there are plenty of girls & women that make great role models out there. Sadly the media isn't interested in them.

Posted by: Pogue at August 18, 2009 03:12 PM

It's the new wholesomeness - and it's very IN.

Of course, in the little ad box directly below the line above was...

"Rowan Pelling's sex advice column: I've slept with 40 men, but should I admit it to my boyfriend? "

Posted by: NRA-ILA card carrying Neanderthal at August 18, 2009 03:13 PM

Maybe I can catch a screening this weekend. The team is in town, but I was able to get Saturday off so I could attend my second cousin's 3rd birthday party and hopefully (if I don't land a teaching job) be introduced to his aunt on the other side of his family who is an assistant principal at the neighborhood elementary... That's not until 4pm, so I can maybe make an early screening. I've seen all the movies up until now, and I have read all the books, so I know what to expect, plot-wise...

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 18, 2009 03:19 PM

Harry Potter...Harry Potter...

That name sounds familiar -- was he a character in the original Star Trek? Oh, wait -- that was Harry Mudd.


Oh, yeah! He was the CO on M*A*S*H after COL Blake DEROS'ed...

Posted by: BillT at August 18, 2009 03:42 PM

There are lots of good girls out there, folks. I ought to know, I'm father to 34 or so of them of them...or at least that's how many seem to show up for breakfast lunch dinner and vacations.

Posted by: spd rdr at August 18, 2009 04:22 PM

I like that Harry Potter, too.

Posted by: Miss Ladybug at August 18, 2009 05:14 PM

I love COL Potter!

Posted by: Sly's Wardrobe Mistress at August 18, 2009 06:58 PM

Not to worry, a semester at Brown will bring this young lady down to earth.

Posted by: RIslander at August 18, 2009 08:03 PM

Emma Watson is very wholesome by comparison, and the movie roles she has done since Potter seem to bear that theme out; 'Ballet Shoes,' and 'Tales of Despereaux.' I think she is on the creative side and is well-dressed. She truly is a lovely young lady.

Posted by: Cricket at August 18, 2009 08:59 PM

No, sir, a semester at brown will not "bring this young lady down to earth." Any young lady can get that experience in exchange for the minimum wage at the local Happy Hamburger.

The purpose of college is not to instill knowledge, but to tempt learning in the individual; to pose questions that could never be raised over the din of family noise (or, in many cases, couldn't even dare be asked over the fear of recrimination). College takes the stupid, and vulernable, and shy among us and shocks us out of everything that we thought we knew beforehand. For some it's hello critical thinking. For others, it's beer pong. Nevertheless, if you can survive the experience, you'll be fully prepared to spot the jackass in the crowd.

Or so my daughters constantly remind me.

No sir,

Posted by: spd rdr at August 18, 2009 09:13 PM

spd, is there hope for me?

My next bout with Guilt is the Air Supply (not the group, the Quality of Breathing when Algore isn't flatu---uh, bloviating) and GlowBull Warming.

*drags self off to bed*

Posted by: Cricket at August 18, 2009 11:49 PM

Well, so far she's a better role model than the guy who plays the Harry Potter character, as least from my perspective...

Posted by: camojack at August 19, 2009 03:36 AM

My next bout with Guilt is...the Quality of Breathing...

Don't forget to casually mention that the seams in the basement flooring are allowing radon and thoron to seep continually into the building, and the brick/granite/what-have-you comprising the walls are not only trapping it inside, but are themselves radon emitters.

Remind them that being startled by that information is one of the warning signs of radon inspiration...

Posted by: BillT at August 19, 2009 05:36 AM

And don't forget all the dihydrogen monoxide that has been released into the air by humans and other animals!

Posted by: LittleRed1 at August 19, 2009 10:57 AM