Thursday, October 13, 2011

Approaching Singularity

What sorcery is required to get all these assholes together to be assholes?

What Happened to Hot Stewardesses?

I can’t find a post here, so I figure it was probably in a G-file, but I know Jonah has noticed the decline in physical appeal of flight attendants, and if I recall, posited that the culprit was feminism. In an instance of what is either mildly chauvinistic great minds thinking alike or intellectual plagiarism, Glen Whitman has asked himself the same question, but come up with a different answer. There are less cuties in the friendly skies, says Whitman, because of deregulation. When airlines were legally barred from competing effectively on price, they competed instead on quality. One of the ways they did it was by hiring young, pretty girls. Since deregulation, though, airlines have discovered that fliers are more interested in cheap flights than eye candy.

Megan McArdle disagrees. She agrees with (my memory of) Jonah, that it’s more likely about anti-discrimination laws/norms and “feminist shaming,” but also about union power [...]

You know you are grateful for the editorial discretion there.


And what could make this shit worse? Mark Steyn.
In a world where the customer’s right to “service” no longer exists, why be surprised that you wind up with the developed world’s surliest trolley dollies in worn, shiny, shapeless navy stretch pants?

Okay, I don’t want to be sexist here. If you want to see America’s worst-dressed gay men, take a plane. Where have all the hot stewards gone?
It's like an Ouroboros that's all distended anus.


Smut Clyde said...

The market is not delivering what we want. Let us blame women, or workers, or working women for having too much bargaining strength.

vacuumslayer said...

I looooooove the comments. . One starts with "This is not anti-woman.". If you have to preface your comments with this, it's a pretty good sign you're about to say something anti-woman. He then goes on to explain how the more smarty a job is the less hottie the women working in them are going to be. He backs this up with a super-neat theory he just pulled out of his ass.

WOMEN OF THE WORLD: if you're not giving all men everywhere a boner at all times, you are failing in your womanly duties! BE MORE ATTRACTIVE.

M. Bouffant said...

distended anus

The world defers to your expertise on the subject.

Substance McGravitas said...

Research pays off AGAIN.

Smut Clyde said...

"Prolapse" does not mean that I am in favour of it.

fish said...

He then goes on to explain how the more smarty a job is the less hottie the women working in them are going to be.

Whereas the Men of Science calendars as selling like hotcakes.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

But Republican Jesus approves of these patriotic studs and their opinions, so there.

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

Flight attendant unions actually topical news. Also Lisa Raitt back in teh spotlight.

Lisa Raitt. Wottapieceawork. Freshman MP named Minister of Natural Resources. Lost a folder of secret documents. Caught on tape calling cancer "sexy" and openly disparaging other members of her caucus for petty little things. While she was heading up teh LEAFS SUCK Port Authority, used public resources for her election campaign.

I dunno who she has blackmail pictures of.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I know Jonah has noticed the decline in physical appeal of flight attendants

What the fuck? I mean, really, what the fuckity-fuck-fuck?