Syllogismism

Your prettiness has changed me. Now love me back but please don’t speak ever.

Posted in Dudes, Music & Art, Mysognistic Bullshit by Dizzy on April 23, 2010

Egads! The sheer number of songs performed/written by men that address the age-old angst of that silent beautiful woman he saw that one time, well it’s enough to make me want to write a song about that guy I played pool with at the bar a few weeks ago that was really, really cute. Except, ya know, he was just a cute guy and not my savior, so I don’t know really what the song would be about other than “Hey, I liked your face and your clothes and your hair was passable although perhaps not ideal and you made some good shots.”

But see, men can sing those songs and I guess it’s supposed to be all meaningful and shit, because apparently the mere site of a pretty woman can change everything a man thinks about the world and then he leaves his wife! Men leave their wives over the silent beauty they saw in passing! It’s true! I hear about it all the time on the radio in my mom’s car!

To wit: Mr. James Blunt says,

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I’m sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won’t lose no sleep on that,
‘Cause I’ve got a plan.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don’t know what to do,
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

Your love is pure? Are you kidding me? Okay Blunt, just so you know, you’re completely fucked . This beautiful girl that you shared a moment with? I really doubt that she remembers it, much less thinks about you as the one who got away. Why’s that? Because pretty girls get looks like that ALL THE TIME from countless dudes hoping to gaffle a so-called moment with the pretty girl.

Trust me, as the frumpy BFF of a series of pretty girls for as long as I’ve been alive, with my hawk-like senses and protective insticts, I can tell you most assuredly that you did not share a moment. When a beautiful woman is as enrapturing as you describe, you can bet you weren’t the first guy that day to stare at her. At some point in pretty girl’s life, usually around age 12, such moments are just so damn commonplace they become non-moments.

No, when she saw you and smiled she was most likely thinking about that kid Manny on Modern Family.

It’s also possible that she thought you were cute and was kinda flirting with you. But not likely. And she certainly didn’t go home and write a freaking song about it.

So why do you do this to yourself Blunt? She was beaitiful and smiled at you and now you’re all you’re ‘my angel’ and ‘I know we’ll never be together’ and blah blah blah. You know nothing about her whatsoever and all the sudden you’re in existential turmoil.

I think that Blunts of the world really don’t want the pretty girl to speak because if she did she would be a real living breathing person and not a lovely fragile thing that stands there smiling at you, making you think about how you are not all the glorious things you wish you were but maybe, just maybe, if she never spoke or had an opinion about anything, this girl might just save you from yourself.

Women: If silent, angelic and catalysts to mens’ personal growth. If speaking, cause of all problems, personal and global.

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  1. Brittany-Ann said, on April 23, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    You’re right. They definitely don’t want to know what we’re thinking. This is a good post–those kinds of songs always bothered me, but for a different, though similar reason. Women as props-we’re not really here to do anything. Just to sit. And look pretty.

  2. bleh said, on April 30, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Perfect. These songs are so very creepy, and you just know the boyos would be horrified if the angel presented an opinion.

  3. Man's Man. said, on September 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Is it fair to delete people’s comments?

  4. Dizzy said, on September 7, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Totally! This ain’t a democracy, son. This is a feminist blog. Also, I couldn’t let your woman-hating statement pass without comment but I didn’t want to be too mean because I’m pretty sure you’re 12 years old, so it was just easier to delete it.

  5. Divided Line said, on January 19, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    I’m always fascinated at how women can have so little understanding of the opposite sex and still manage to have relationships or even any meaningful social existence. The bar apparently is pretty low on your side of the gender aisle.

  6. playdon'tpay said, on January 23, 2016 at 4:53 am

    @dividedline
    They can because their “meaningful social existence” revolves around other women.
    They are far more interested in impressing other females than us men.
    To them we are mere accessories to be compared to the men their peer group have managed to enslave.
    We are status symbols via what lifestyle we are able to provide.
    But they are not interested men above and beyond the ” value” they can provide.


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