June 9, 2006

"She's got Dad's baby blues and just a soft crop of fair hair, but it's those lips - check out the super-size pout - that most give her away."

People Magazine effuses about the Pitt-Jolie entity Shiloh. Angelina lips on an infant? If the kid actually looked like that it would be horrifying. Photoshop that. I assume it's already been done.

I mean, really.... do you want to see "super-size" anything on a baby? And as far as "pouting" is concerned... pouting and kids? Well, what's more annoying? Pouting kids or grown women who "pout" not because of any emotion but out of the delusion that they are making their lips more attractive. Didn't Ben Stiller convince us of the sheer idiocy of that facial maneuver five years ago?
Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?

35 comments:

37383938393839383938383 said...

Al-Zarqawi once said that America's obsession with superficial beauty would lead to its downfall. He said this right before the concrete roof collapsed on him.

Marghlar said...

"Blue Steel? Ferrari? Le Tigra? They're the same face! Doesn't anybody notice this? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

For a while, right after this movie came out, I was working on a boat that gave rides to tourists. One of our captains was this very amusing portly guy who had a penchant for disturbing the passengers in interesting ways, not always planned.

One day, he was in the cabin with another crew member, and they were talking about the movie. They were exchanging quotations they enjoyed. Suddenly, out of nowhere, the passengers heard a booming voice come out of the cabin, crying out "I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!"

A few minutes later, he came out on deck and introduced himself as if nothing had happened. Those passengers who didn't know the reference seemed a tad uncomfortable.

TWM said...

"Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?"

I'm flattered you asked, Ann, but, no, I am totally satisfied with being really, really, ridiculously good looking. :)

Troy said...

Zarqawi was probably reading that People right before he entered Hell.

P. Froward said...

The big news about Shiloh Pitt is all on the Spoonerism front.

knoxgirl said...

Everythiing that comes out of Angelina's mouth is so calculated to make her sound all deep. She says her birth was "truly peaceful" and she thanks "the people of Namibia" for her experience. Whatever, you're just a dumb actress!

jeff said...

Matt Lauer was burbling this morning about "the worlds most beautiful couple" ... I don't find Angelina beautiful. Rather the opposite, actually. There is something wrong with someone who can be giving birth in Namibia when her lips are in Switzerland....
She's Sarah Berhardt with collagen treatments.

Mark the Pundit said...

I agree with Jeff in that I do not find Jolie all that attractive, and really do not understand what the fuss is.

Even a bigger turnoff is when you read the stories about how she kept a vile of ex-hubby Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck. Yikes! That is depravity that I want no part of, thank you very much...

Ricardo said...

Any camera, if it could talk, would tell you that being ridiculously good-looking is not nearly as interesting as having some flaws, here and there. Come to think of it, cameras do "talk".

Bruce Hayden said...

I don't really find her that attractive either. Those lips have to be artificial, as most likely are those much larger breasts. I know she is probably nursing, but still..

The problem I think is that a lot of people confuse being one of the "beautiful people" with actually being beautiful. Many of the "beautiful people" are such because of their money and/or success, and not because of any real innate beauty - though I wouldn't call her ugly either.

The rest of the problem is that she didn't get into Hollywood, and, thus get the parts that made her successful because of her looks, but rather, because of her connections. She is 2nd generation Hollywood, and that is why she got the parts (There are plenty just like her - Drew Barrymore, a couple of generations of Fonda, etc.)

SteveR said...

Like TWM said I am ok with being ridiculously good looking, but being super intelligent does create problems.

Maxine Weiss said...

"Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?"---Ann

You mean, other than being really, really, ridiculously wealthy? And, really, really, ridiculously thin?

Not much else to life, now, is there?

Peace, Maxine

Dawn said...

I find them both to be really, really, ridiculously irrelevant to me.

Eli Blake said...

knoxgirl:

Actually, there is more behind her praise for the Namibians. What the Namibians did was keep away the paparazzi, including by force if necessary.

I'm sort of split on this kind of thing. On one hand, I am an advocate of free speech, and I believe that if people want to waste their money reading about the lurid details of other people's lives, then they should have the right to do so, and the magazines should have the right to publish it.

On the other hand, I detest the fact that people do this, invading other people's lives (so what if they are celebrities, does that give you the right to peek in their windows with a camera?) I so dislike the paparazzi, consider that it is quite possible that they contributed to the death of Princess Diana (and there is no question that they interfered with medical personnel who were trying to save her), that they have taken a number of unwarranted risks on the road that have put at risk both those they are trying to photograph and surrounding drivers, and then they invariably get off scot free. I mean, does having a camera give you the license to cut people off on a crowded freeway just so you can snap a photo? To be honest, if I was a celebrity or married to a celebrity then I would consider going to a place where they arrested paparazzi in order to deliver a child, too. I bet they won't be the last ones to go there.

This whole issue-- where people's rights to privacy end, and how far the paparazzi should be able to go, is not one that will go away anytime soon, and will likely get bigger. So I would dispute your characterization of her as 'calculated to sound deep,' she was probably just grateful for having a few days alone with her husband and her baby without hearing shutterbugs snap everytime she turned around.

amba said...

Intrauterine collagen injections -- now that's going too far.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Shiloh Pitt. Pile o'shit.

Thanks for that lesson in spoonerisms, P. Froward.

Seven Machos said...

I note that no one has accused Brad Pitt of being ugly. I find it interesting because it seems like we Americans go 'round and 'round about pin-up girl actresses. "She's hot." "She's not hot." But our actor hunks seem to be simply objectively hot.

knoxgirl said...

Eli, I just saw a spread in some rag, I don't remember which, with photos of her and Brad in Namibia, lounging in the desert sand. Posed shots, not paparazzi. If she wanted people to stay away, she wouldn't have publicized where she was! Hard not to draw the conclusion that Angelina is more interested in people thinking she's "cool" for going to exotic Namibia to give birth than she is in privacy.

Icepick said...

What a great comment thread!

Knoxgirl wrote: Whatever, you're just a dumb actress!

No, she's a dumb RICH actress! Mustn't forget the rich part. After all, it allowed her and Brad to rent a Third World country for a few weeks. Now that's what I call a prop! (No one buys Third World countries anymore. That's SO Twentieth Century.)

Bunker wrote: I find them both to be really, really, ridiculously irrelevant to me.

This proves that Bunker doesn't believe in God. After all, this "is the most anticipated baby since Jesus Christ." If Bunker doesn't believe in Jesus, Mary and Joseph, er, I mean Shiloh, Angelina and Brad, then he's going to burn in Hell with the Scientologists and all the other infidel unbelievers.

Amba wrote: Intrauterine collagen injections -- now that's going too far.

I'd say "There oughta be a law", but then they'd just go rent another country and change the law.

Ann Althouse said...

Seven Machos said..."I note that no one has accused Brad Pitt of being ugly. I find it interesting because it seems like we Americans go 'round and 'round about pin-up girl actresses. "She's hot." "She's not hot." But our actor hunks seem to be simply objectively hot."

Well, let me say then that I was staring at the full-page ad for "Prairie Home Companion" for the longest time, thinking Randy Quaid is in this movie? But where's his name? Then, to my horror, I realized I was looking at a picture of Woody Harrelson. What the hell happened to him?

tcd said...

Yeah Eli, the paparazzi being a pain in the ass to celebrities should be the "ISSUE" of concern for all of society. I mean really, how does the Pitt-Jolie household deal with the stress of it all? Their poor, pretty, empty, little heads have got to hurt.
God, can you find a more uninteresting and unworthy cause to champion?

Seven Machos said...

Well, we all grow old. Some of us appear to grow even older when we drink a lot and smoke marijuana every day.

Boys and men do often seem to have a window of good-lookingness.

jeff said...

I'm not qualified to opin on Brad Pitt's attractiveness or lack thereof...

Seven Machos said...

Come on, Jeff. Brad Pitt is an objectively attractive person. It's not about sexuality. It's just a fact.

John R Henry said...

Perhaps there is a lawyer here with more info but I am wondering about the baby's citizenship.

Since the parents ae both US citizens (right?)I understand that the baby qualifies as a citizen but only IF:

1) She spends a certain number of years residing in the US

2) At age 18 (21?)she goes through some hoops with the Dept of Immigration (or whatever they are called nowadays) to positively claim citizenship.

In any event, she will not be a "natural born" citizen and can never be president. Except on TV, if she becomes an actress.

Big deal, I guess. However, if she does not confirm her citizenship and commits a felony she can be deported and stripped of her naturalized citizenship.

Anyone know more about this and have any thoughts?

Dawn said...


This proves that Bunker doesn't believe in God. After all, this "is the most anticipated baby since Jesus Christ." If Bunker doesn't believe in Jesus, Mary and Joseph, er, I mean Shiloh, Angelina and Brad, then he's going to burn in Hell with the Scientologists and all the other infidel unbelievers.


Hey! I resemble that remark!

Except for the gender. I'm a 'she'.

Craig Ranapia said...

Isn't it a law of nature that all babies look like Winston Churchill with his face pressed up against a window, except yours? :)

Seven Machos said...

Om God, John! At your service:

The baby is an American citizen because she is born to at least one American citizen who spent more than five years, total, in the United States, at least a few of which were after the age of 14.

The presidency thing has never been adjudicated. However, the plain text of the Constitution mentions nothing about being born on the land of the 50 states, only being born American.

Palladian said...

Well as an official invert, I'm qualified to comment on Brad Pitt's attractiveness. I don't find him attractive, however, so it's difficult. I mean, I wouldn't turn him out of my bed should he magically appear there some night, but I don't get any sort of charge out of looking at him. Plus, he's a celebrity, which is, for me, akin to someone having an infected boil on their face. Celebrities are BORING, and usually as sexually compelling as Asimo (apologies to Asimo!)

As for Jolie, she's just a few years, a few safari tans and a few surgeries away from Michela Romanini.

As for the child, I pity it. Yeah, it will be wealthy and cared-for and perhaps intelligent and attractive, but its misfortunes will only have begun with the inevitable break-up of its parents in a year or two.

knoxgirl said...

You mean you "Pitty" it...

Dave TN said...

Seven Machos said...
Come on, Jeff. Brad Pitt is an objectively attractive person.


"I'll tell you who's an attractive man: George Will"

(a bit of deja vu)

Icepick said...

Except for the gender. I'm a 'she'.

Sorry about that. I forgot to check you profile.

Dawn said...

No worries Icepick - I picked a masculine nick to keep the moonbats away!

Like your blog, btw.

West Coast Independent said...

"What is this a school for ants!"

"It has to be ... 3 time bigger"


"MerMAN,, MerMAN!"

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