3 Things for Yesterday- Sinead, Apples and Cheese, and TOP CHEF!!!!

by - Thursday, October 03, 2013

1. Sinead O'Connor's open letter to Miley Cyrus- I know this thing has made it all over the internet this morning, but you have to admit that it is awesome. I have been pretty intentionally ignoring the whole Miley Cyrus thing, because giving it attention somehow seems counter-productive, but I think O'Connor's letter was spot on (though I do feel a little weird about the suggestion there is no way to be sexual and empowered... is this true? I hope not). I also really appreciated how complimentary it was, and that she made it clear how much she valued Cyrus's music. Here are my favorite excerpts:

Nothing but harm will come in the long run, from allowing yourself to be exploited, and it is absolutely NOT in ANY way an empowerment of yourself or any other young women, for you to send across the message that you are to be valued (even by you) more for your sexual appeal than your obvious talent.

 As for the shedding of the Hannah Montana image.. whoever is telling you getting naked is the way to do that does absolutely NOT respect your talent, or you as a young lady. Your records are good enough for you not to need any shedding of Hannah Montana. She’s waaaaaaay gone by now.. Not because you got naked but because you make great records.

As a side note, since I am finishing this the next morning, Cyrus's response is really obnoxious. Back to ignoring her.

2. Apples and Cheddar Cheese- Why has this taken over our house??? Are we going to become the kind of people who want to snack on wine and cheese? Please God, No. I just don't think I can handle it. I am just not fancy enough.

3.  The Return of Top Chef-This is my favorite show, and every season I am so excited when it starts back up. Not much television demands real devotion, but I can't help but drop everything when that show is on. It's embarrassing how excited we get for this show. My favorite is the bearded guy from New Orleans. My least favorite, gut feeling, is the greasy long-haired guy who does that same empty posturing of humility that Richard Blaise does. Let's call it the Blaise problem when someone sort of pretends to be self-effacing, but clearly wants you to know they are the shit. It is not even a little bit endearing.

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