I'm Too Sexy For This Bank
A friend passes along this link: Can you be too hot to be a banker? I think the real question is, "Can you be too arrogant to be a banker?" And I'm surprised to find that the answer is, apparently, "Yes".
Let's hope for his own sake that the friend wasn't P. Suderman, soon to be Mr. Megan McArdle. The woman banker's arrogance was over her looks. No word on people who arrogantly assume that just because a banker is one of the tribe, he is intelligent and ethical and won't gut the economy.
Perhaps McArdle's pique was pricked by her exclusion from the Twenty Hottest Conservative Bloggers, picked by these irresistible example of male conservative pulchritude:
Jonah Goldberg--National Review
Andrew Malcolm--LA Times
James Joyner--Outside The Beltway
Imagine the aggravation of being found wanting by that lot. But that's the price conservative women like McArdle have to pay for choosing to support the conservative elite. McArdle must serve food barefoot to her male superiors, suck up to morons, and watch her peers pour over pictures of younger and prettier women, which are plastered all over the internet so her friends know that by the standards of her tribe, she just don't measure up.
You really want your readers to consider Megan's breasts and/or mating practices?
Few have a strong enough stomach for such an endeavor.
McArdle is the one with breasts on her mind in this case. It's kind of funny to see her complain about others' self-praise when she goes around talking about how good she looks.
I'm always amazed at your ability to dig deep into Megan's archives to find her more damning material, Susan. I can't imagine how a "longish" conversation about white jeans could possibly be less interesting. Unless it were a pointless blog post about said conversation that seemed to serve no other purpose than for Megan to, once again, brag about how tall and thin she is. What a self-absorbed bore.
And I second you on the self-praise. How many "yeah, I really am all that" posts has Megan written?
Hi, CP! Heh, it's a blessing and a curse.
Megan doesn't just want us to know how thin and tall she is, she's smarter than us, too (by virtue of being taller)! Just ask her!
Even for Megan, though, this post is stranger than normal. A woman who was fired for being so attractive she "distracted" her male colleagues is "arrogant" for believing herself fired for being too attractive? Is there any other way to interpret the events in the story?
Poor Megan - not even in the Others Receiving Votes portion of the comments.
Also, I dispute their hotness ratings, but so be it...
I see you - AND THE ELITISTS IN THEIR EIFFEL TOWER - neglect the beauty of the article's author, John Hawkins.
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