|See, even her|
expression is lovely.
Elizabeth Taylor was lovely. She was beautiful and talented. Although her personal life was often publicized as scandalous or frivolous she always seemed very dignified and pleasant. The article you can link to here was very nice and actually has a great quote from her that basically says that she didn't intend to have so much jewelry or so many husband, that life just happened to her, like it does to everyone else.
That's it! That's what makes Elizabeth Taylor special. Her whole life was always in the news and commented on and much of what she did was considered scandalous at the time, but she still just kept being lovely. She wasn't like Madonna or Lady Gaga. She didn't have to wear bizarre clothes or keep finding new ways to be provocative or overtly sexual or outrageous. People always wanted to know what she was up to just because she was Elizabeth Taylor. Additionally, she was one of the first famous people to publicly support AIDS research/prevention, even when it wasn't very fashionable to do so.
I also want to give her a thumbs up for allowing us to see her age or look unwell. While she may have had work done over the years (I don't know), I think you would be hard-put to say what it was. Even as she aged and became ill, she still posed for photographs and didn't seem to make too much of a big deal that she didn't look like she used to. Just like the rest of. Very lovely.
|She is very pretty, |
but I miss "Jessie's"
Oh, and PS, Elizabeth is totally up for a "Saved by the Bell" reunion on Jimmy Fallon. Apparently Screech is a hold-out. Raise your hand if you don't need him and his porn tape at the reunion.
Not So Much
Our main focus in the less-than-lovely portion of the evening will be UFOs. Yes, you read correctly. The ever-popular mode of transportation for the alien set. As I was looking around for loveliness to discuss with you I came across not one, but two current UFO articles.
Can anyone see into
one of those windows at the
top and let me know
if they see Louis or Sammy.
More alarming is the "Nation of Islam Looks to UFOs to Save the World" headline I came across. I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried. How is it that with all that is controversial with Louis and his boys, this is the first I am hearing that one of the important aspects of NOI teachings involves how UFOs essentially built the world. Based on the history of NOI given here, it seems like we have Scientology meets Black Panthers.
Also, I hadn't really given it much thought, but if pressed I would have said I thought Nation of Islam people were kind of like Muslims. Not so much it turns out. Nothing like Muslims. Makes me wonder if the Islamic people are annoyed that the word Islam is in NOI's name. They get enough bad press without anyone helping them.
So, in conclusion, our take-away for today is: If you have the name Elizabeth or drink tea, you are destined for loveliness. Conversely, no one will think you are lovely, and definitely will not invite you for tea, if you think you were created/brought here/visited by UFOs.
Oh yeah - and clearly this was a very adult and educational conversation, touching on world news-like matters, so this is one of those times where smugness and condescension are warranted.