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May 13, 2005

I rather enjoy the New York Observer. If you’re going to be economically elitist (see previous comments re: the Times), at least offer up a collegiate-level writing style to match. An article in the Observer offers some highly thoughtful commentary on a topic that rarely begets much rigor of thought: Angelina Jolie’s androgynous, man-eating appeal:

Despite her turn as gun-wielding British genius wonder woman Lara Croft…Ms. Jolie doesn’t exactly get the feminist stamp of approval. She isn’t uplifting in a Gloria Steinem sort of way.

But in an Ayn Rand kind of way, although better-willed, she constitutes complete freedom, both kindly and voracious. She’s a little libertarian and an altruist sex bomb, a man-eater and a boy-raiser. No one thinks Ms. Jolie would have their back. She’s a lone vessel.

Semi-related note: an article in the Times recently referred to Mayor Bloomberg’s 22 year old daughter Georgina as “a competitive horse jumper.” Oh, how the freakishly wealthy live. Competitive horse jumping is not a job, and twenty-two is really about time to have a job.

At least she’s not appearing in “House of Wax.”

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