Scarlett Johansson & The Magic Of Make-Up (& Sparks & Other Stuff)
The truth is I don't know enough about her to have a go at her. From what I had seen of her she never did much for me. Until that is, I saw the picture above. It's been some years since I saw it first, and I may have even blogged about it (at least I planned to; maybe this is the post I planned now? Lord, the memories are gone!) Anyway, she "does it" for me here. So I investigated her more after this, not a lot mind you, but more than before, and I found some more images:
Oh the glamor of it all! But that hair colour, oh dear. It's like someone melted a Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramel over her head. A nice looking woman for sure but still not my kind of thang.
Now here's the magic part. I came across another set of images of Johansson, again in make-up but this time a much more neutral set of tones. The effect is quite, well, have a look for yourself....
A different person completely! Mind you, I'm not very good with faces in general so I'm not a good judge on this. [Note: It's taken me so long to write this post that I think I've fallen in love with Scarlett Johannson, thus making it hard to flesh out the original ideas I had. Oh how fickle the micky gets when gray hairs appear around it <-- old Chinese proverb. Nevermind I shall battle on] Which is more beautiful though? Which would a typical hetero-man or lesbo-woman find themselves being more attracted to? If you asked me before now, I would have guessed the high glamor appearance like in the shots below, now I'm not too sure however. Given what I've read from others, you could probably cut her head off as long as she still had "The Boobz!" Some are easily entertained I guess (boobs are good though, again don't get me wrong).
I think [a lot of] men have a problem [or don't care] what it is that makes them attracted to a woman. The whole notion of attraction being part woman, part illusion, part action, part pantomime rarely comes into conversation, at least in those terms (and maybe it shouldn't? Maybe to analyse is to dampen the effect). Some years ago, while I was still in college, a friend of mine was perplexed as to why women looked better to him during the Summer. Others didn't care but he kept at it until the Eureka moment hit him. "Maybe..." he pondered "maybe it's because of the clothes they wear in the Summer..." I sometimes think discoveries which involve the obvious are the best, don't you? :)
Anyway, as a means to wrap up this mess of a post [it really has taken me years to complete!] I shall include a lovely little ditty by one of my favorite musical acts (don't get excited, I have many favorites) Sparks! Taken from their 1994 album "Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins". The track, "Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give A Damn" would have been a perfect end but now with the Stockholm Syndrome after setting in, I don't know whether I give a damn or not.
Finally, finally... for the trainspotters. Christie Haydon is miming [or playing minimal] drums in this video. She was often an extra on the set of Star Trek: TNG. I just thought I'd throw that one in, for free, like.
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