September 28, 2007

Inspired At Any Size

(Triggered by a post by the ever-wonderous Blue Gal)

I speak now as a raging hetro male (meaning YEARS of intense research has gone into this study).

There are no songs about small-bottomed women. There is a reason.

Yet I can think of four about their opposites without even trying:

Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-A-Lot
The legend, and many a West Coast Canadian white boy's introduction to rap of any kind;

Big Bottom by Spinal Tap
Yeah, it's a parody - but it came from somewhere! Turn up that bass, Nigel! Needs more "metal cred", you say? Well, it's covered by Soundgarden...

Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
Somehow, Bicycle Race was more convincing coming from Freddie, but which got more air play?

Low Rider by War
As much about cars as David Wilcox's Layin' Pipe is about road drainage.


Plus, a little story:

One upon a time, a former employer of my Significant Other went to Brazil with a female friend of hers. After a couple of days, they noticed the somewhat larger friend was getting far more attention from the men on the beaches, and eventually the more slender of the two asked why.

The response was delivered with a dismissive wave:

"Meat is for the man; bone is for the dog."


posted by Thursday at 10:14 pm


Blogger Blue Gal said...

Found you. Thanks.

11:45 am  
Blogger Thursday said...

Always delighted to be found.

Despite the post, I've always had a thing for smart women in glasses...


11:47 pm  

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