Thursday, November 29, 2012

Handsome is as Handsome Does

The Missus and I, watching an episode of "White Collar."  I tell her I tune it to that program only so that she has all those handsome men to ogle.
"Yeah?  Well, that one is pretty cute," she says.

A few scenes later:

Mrs. W:  Why is it that the ugliest guys are genius-smart?

I: It's the Law of Compensatory Talent.  It wouldn't be fair, brilliant as I am, if I were good looking, too.

Mrs. W:  Oh, brother.

I:  *raucous laughter*  (I do crack myself up, sometimes.)

6 comments:

Lin said...

I like that. Although I do think you are a smart AND handsome sort. (So does she...she just doesn't want to encourage you)

vanilla said...

Lin, the conversation is sometimes funny. Thanks.

Grace said...

Well now it's a matter of opinion isn't it - who's smart or who's good looking...it's difficult to be objective and I rarely am - objective...

vanilla said...

Grace, such things are totally subjective; warthogs are attracted to other warthogs. A professor once told us, as he returned our work, "There is nothing more subjective than grading notebooks." Perhaps these assessments we make daily are, indeed, even less objective.

Secondary Roads said...

The ubquitous, omniscient "They" say you can't tickle yourself. Well, I say that "They" are wrong.

vanilla said...

Chuck, so are you saying that while "They" may indeed be ubiquitous, "They" are not omniscient?