01 September 2007

Sometimes people perpetuate the stereotypes about them ...

When I read this headline
Mathematicians Sum Up Jessica Alba's Sexiness: It's in Her Walk
I thought, all right, the geeks get one right.

Then I read the rest of the story:
A group of mathematicians at Cambridge calculated that actress Jessica Alba’s sexy sway can be attributed to her hip-to-waist ratio, the U.K.'s Telegraph reported.

The academics say this calculation causes the strut in a woman’s walk, with 0.7 being the ideal ratio, providing the correct torso strength to produce a more angular swing and bounce.

Therefore, a woman with a 25-inch waist and 36-inch hips would have the exact proportions to carry off a sexy sway.
So (assuming that mathematicians at Cambridge are geeks, which would fit the stereotype) once again, the problem with geeks is that instead of talking to a woman to take the measure of her personality, they look at her measurements to determine her sexiness. (Like looks are the only measurement of sexiness.)

But the funniest thing about this piece was from James Taranto at OpinionJournal.com, who included
a similar headline in his feature “Bottom Stories of the Day”.

Bottom.

Stories.

Indeed.

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