June 17, 2013

"Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady."

So would you rather win or be famous on the internet?

"The Ministry [of Gossip] gives it a 10 for scrambling, a 10 for rambling, and bonus points for using the phrase 'create education better.' And add 10 to that for pulling it all off in an evening gown, with a huge smile and big hair. It all adds up to third runner-up."

34 comments:

Chip S. said...

Her answer was better than NeNe's question.

fivewheels said...

That qualifies as big hair now? Not in the decade I'm from.

Robert Cook said...

Anyone competing for the title would rather win.

The notion of asking beauty contestants to offer up their deep thoughts on issues of moment is deeply ludicrous. It's just a flimsy attempt to dignify an event devoted to celebrating our voyeurism of pretty girls.

Methadras said...

My god, but these women are beautiful and yet so extemporaneously dumb. Also, big props for the plus size anchorette at the video. Delicious.

Methadras said...

Robert Cook said...

Anyone competing for the title would rather win.

The notion of asking beauty contestants to offer up their deep thoughts on issues of moment is deeply ludicrous. It's just a flimsy attempt to dignify an event devoted to celebrating our voyeurism of pretty girls.


It gives the proles something to look forward to you, you squelcher of fun. Don't you have to get back to your centrally controlled bureaucratic desk job of stamping papers with "rejected" somewhere on them and putting them in a vacuum chute?

Calypso Facto said...

She was probably trying to figure out how to respond with anything short of "NeNe you ignorant slut" ala SNL for that fact-free question.

MB said...

It was a bulls**t question. How are you suppose to answer that is, what, 90 seconds? You can give the socialist answer and say redistribute the wealth. Other than that, very convoluted. I liked an earlier suggestion:

That would be harsher punishment for parole violators, Stan.

At least she would calling shenanigans.

Nomennovum said...

The questions are always stupid. To be fair, they should give every contestant the same quesiton, like, "Recent polls have shown that one-fifth of Americans cannot locate the US on a world map. Why do you think this is?"

Or get rid of category entirely. No one cares. Fill the time with sandwich-making exhibitions.

Nomennovum said...

It's just a flimsy attempt to dignify an event devoted to celebrating our voyeurism of pretty girls. - Cook

Dignify? Voyeurism of pretty girls? Flimsy attempt to dignify? An event devoted to celebrating?

You say that like it's a bad thing.

Brent said...

Not certain if I have ever agreed with Robert Cook before, but he is spot on on this. I have never liked or seen the purpose of beauty contests. And I say that as the cousin of a Miss America from a few decades back.

EMD said...

"I personally believe ... "

To this girl's credit, she went on to spoof herself in a Weezer video.

X said...

home school, private school, or unionized government school?

Mark O said...

These questions are an effort to create redeeming social value.

Robert Cook said...

"Dignify? Voyeurism of pretty girls? Flimsy attempt to dignify? An event devoted to celebrating?

"You say that like it's a bad thing."



I don't decry beauty pageants as such. I find them of no interest, but they are what they are: celebrations of our pleasure at looking at beautiful women.

It's the attempts to make them seem more than that, to connect them to the real world and its concerns, to expect the contestants to express (or even to have) opinions about current issues that is risible.

wyo sis said...

Her answer isn't all that incoherent when you consider the question. How would you answer it? Politicians have been debating it for years without coming up with an answer.
She might have said what a stupid question, but it wouldn't endear her to the judges. There is no good answer to most of the stupid questions beauty pageant contestants get asked.
The best answers always plead for world peace.

The Godfather said...

As I understand it, the Miss [Whatever] is supposed to spend a year going around for public appearances where she's expected to say a few well-scripted remarks and perhaps answer a few soft-ball questions. This part of the beauty pageant is supposed to cull the hopelessly inarticulate from the herd. IMHO, this girl did fine: I even had the sound on while she answered, although I can't honestly say I heard a word she said,

Chip S. said...

It's the attempts to make them seem more than that, to connect them to the real world and its concerns, to expect the contestants to express (or even to have) opinions about current issues that is risible.

The "current events" stuff should be replaced by a discussion of favorite sex acts.

Except for the wholesome Miss America contest, where contestants should prepare their favorite recipes onstage.

EDH said...

"Miss Utah flub steals spotlight from Miss USA winner Erin Brady."

Steven Tyler's trampy on/off ex-girlfriend won?

Jay said...

It was a stupid question based on a silly meme posed in an absurd format.

Why must dumbass leftist politics invade every crevice of our lives?

edutcher said...

She could have brought down the house with a real answer, but Perez Hilton, Al Sharpton, MoDo, and Choom would have a collective attack.

Astro said...

Well, I can see how women have managed to achieve gender pay equity. She's scary-smart.

lemondog said...

So would you rather win or be famous on the internet?

Whichever is the most lucrative.

Lem said...
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ricpic said...

Education is the answer! To everything!! Excelsior!!! FORWARD!!!!

Chip S. said...

Well, education and breast implants.

garage mahal said...

Also, big props for the plus size anchorette at the video. Delicious.

Wrong species for you. You were hatched, remember?

Craig Howard said...

Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone, but they're really still "beauty" pageants.

William said...

She's better at being gorgeous than most of her critics are at being smart. The world will always find a place for a beautiful woman. There is a surfeit of witty critics.

ampersand said...

She should have responded "If I win , I will wave my magic Miss USA wand and grant you three wishes."

Do you think NeNe Leakes would waste a wish on pay equality?

Titus said...

Leave her alone.

She doesn't need to be "smart".

She is hot and she will be just fine.

Revenant said...

What spotlight? Its Nielsen rating clocked in at 1.3. The network would have drawn more eyes with a "Friends" rerun.

traditionalguy said...

Titus is right. She would be a perfect trophy wife She is first class arm candy that would make other men married to dumpy women who are smarter than them very envious.

bgates said...

Ann, those of you who are pleased with these seemingly exciting new weapons to use in the fight to ridicule beauty pageant contestants are losing perspective. You are not thinking about how you look to the people who enjoy, or at least don't mind, those things. Here’s a clue: You look ugly.

Especially compared to Miss Utah.

Freeman Hunt said...

The Miss Utah thing aside, are beauty pageants really about beauty? Yes, they are full of beautiful women, but it doesn't look like the way they make them up is designed to maximize their beauty. Seems like it's more about costume and pomp, a big show, an extravaganza of beautiful women made up into caricatures of beauty, parades, sparkles, etc. I think it's more about regaling the audience with a big show than regaling the audience with beauty. Beauty is just part of the big show.