There are, as it happens, good reasons
to question the good faith of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. (Thank you, oneroom
, and the_sikh_geek
, for the heads up.)
I would merely like to point out that she has the same tragic Lesbian haircut, as it was called in the comments on my militant hair discourse disparaging Drew Gilpin Faust's hair cut
, as the first female Harvard president.
I have connected it to the dreadful Daphne Merkin phenom
, in which The New York Times
encourages JAPs of a certain age to let the self-loathing all hang out in the very strange belief that it's amusing. The Times
encourages specifically Merkin, Joyce Wadler and Alex Kucynski to display very creepy, pornish, Color Me Ugly girl vibes, which are uncomfortably close to a kind of laddish pull-the-flies-wings-off style that others in the eastern corridor hip world find appropriate for women. (Lady Gaga, about whose oooover I've been thinking, does it too. Give me your psycho....
Elsewhere someone has picked up on the Golden Girl
fallacy with respect to Betty White's SNL host appearance -- to get old women to talk exclusively about genitals and sex
is funny. Tina Fey's census segment, billed as best in show, was the only segment which avoided the tired old vieja verde
tropes. Supposedly written by Fey, it made fun of White's dementia instead. It is, how you say in English? Shucking and jiving.
I submit that Harvard requires of its president and its law school dean that its president write basically about Miss Anne and what she did during the War Between the States
, that its law school dean hire only white people as professors of law, and that each of them wear haircuts that Joseph Kennedy might have given his developmentally disabled daughter Rosemary before
he gave her the lobotomy.
These haircuts, I will now go farther on to say, are self-mutilating
and have nothing to do with tragic Lesbians. I can't think of one right now -- and certainly Kagan is not one -- but I suspect that tragic Lesbians would have fabulous hair.
Note the Elvis lip. The hair? She is hott.
Kagan's fine dark eyes could support, I submit, more of a Hammurabi fingerwave with circlet look:
Or, early messianic rebbe buzz cut for the follicularly challenged, which ages into an Albert Einstein white aureole:
It looks like the Messiah plucks his eyebrows. Dayenu!