The anatomy of a makeover movie

The makeover movie is much more enjoyable than the extreme makeovers on daily daytime television. At least you care about the people being made over in the course of the film.

By the way, the makeover of Hermoine in “The Goblet of Fire” was very well done, since you’d seen her for three previous movies. That was when I realized she wanted Ron, not Harry.

(Via Vox)

High heel horrors

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I don’t understand high heels, but I’m a guy. It just looks like the wearer is always going to fall forward. If there’s an emergency, you can’t run in them. A co-worker once told me she liked the way her legs looked. But if you have good looking legs, you can go barefoot and no one would be disappointed.

But maybe I’m just overstating this?

Your killer heels are killing much more than you think. One in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week and a third have fallen while wearing them. Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear. …

The increased weight on your toes causes your body to tilt forward, and to compensate, you lean backwards and overarch your back, creating a posture that can strain your knees, hips, and lower back.  …

Over time, wearing high heels can shorten the muscles in your calves and in your back, leading to pain and muscle spasms. … many women who wear high heels often suffer a shortening of the Achilles tendon because once the heel is pointed upwards, it tightens up. Stretching it again or switching to flats can be very painful; it can even lead to plantar fasciitis.

So that’s the bad side of it. Remember that chart a while back about where the heels are the highest in the U.S.?tumblr_ne8anqJJ471qgexq2o1_r2_1280

 

Seems like there’s a lot of pain in Puerto Rico.

 

Since we’re all confused about race …

dolezalNow, there’s a white woman in Spokane who says she’s black and up until a couple of days ago ran the local NAACP. She was outed by her parents in Montana, who said their heritage was German, Czech and … I don’t remember … something Nordic?

Which makes her, as Larry Wilmore put it on “The Nightly Show,” Laura Linney white.

And just as I wrapped my head around it, I saw this trailer:

How anyone kept it a secret that she was half black boggles my mind, Georgetown figured it out pretty easily.

So black people are convinced a white woman is black, and white people are convinced a black woman is white. And the women involved … I can’t figure out what they think. And what’s even more confusing, I don’t know what category to put this under. I want to check “Liars” but that just doesn’t feel right.