Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The tarting up of Miley Cyrus


Is anyone really surprised to see the Miley Cyrus image morph into the latest tarted up Lolita? I for one, am not. It strikes me as quite unoriginal, premeditated, contrived and predictable. It is something I knew was inevitable during the heyday of Hannah Montana. It's been years in the making. We saw it building with Vanity Fair a few years ago. Does anyone remember the sexy leaked cell phone photos. The pole dance—the lap dance now the latest; girl on girl –kissing, gyrations and stripper/porn star costumes. It all seems contrived, full of pretense, lacking authenticity."Growing up" for many female performers these days, automatically means you thrust your female physical attributes to the fore and overemphasize the whole sex thing.I'm sure this career turn was propelled by Miley herself. As young women/actresses/models/pop stars and aspiring whatevers think this is the way to be "empowered."

Sunday, June 6, 2010

English language word of the week: Aplomb

Main Entry: aplomb
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈpläm, -ˈpləm\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, literally, perpendicularity, from Middle French, from a plomb, literally, according to the plummet
Date: 1823
: complete and confident composure or self-assurance : poise
synonyms see confidence

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