BEST TWEET EVER!
Between the lines, as it were.
Reading is a skill.
And some people are so thin-skinned their veins need to be glued down.
No, I shan't mention any names, this isn't about them.
Nor, remarkably, is it about me.
Some folks on the internet got their panties in a bunch over something Steve Martin recently tweeted.
"When I was a young man, Carrie Fisher she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen. She turned out to be witty and bright as well"
[SOURCE: Steve Martin De-tweets.]
He has taken down the tweet, because social media erupted in outrage at his sexist objectification. Which, if you have a brain, is ridiculous. Intelligence and a sense of humour are extremely alluring, a face more expressive because of a brain is somebody you want to talk to you, it bypasses your filters and grabs hold of your consciousness.
'Yeah, talk to me. I can't hear a single thing that you're saying because I am rather distracted, but please don't stop.'
And by the same token, a woman calmly and intelligently expressing herself well becomes a stick of dynamite, a blaze of glory, a magnet.
Because we all know a few of those icky "mew mew kittens", don't we? The ones that pout, occasionally make whiny sounds, and demand attention without meriting that effort. Expensive handbags, Italian shoes, push-up bras, and make-up applied with an expert hand.
They are more than a little boring.
Personally, I think that Steve Martin's heartfelt tweet was one of the nicest things I have seen this year.
Beautiful, witty, and bright. What a lovely compliment!
Such a pity she was strangled by her own bra.
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