Friday, June 10, 2011

The formula for "Twilight"

This about sums it up.

This is the female equivalent of "hot twin cheerleaders dig the Community College dropout" thing that men seem find so easy to relate to.  I don't want to go any further into that analysis, because I'm afraid that the analogy wouldn't be close, but precise.

So if this hypothesis is correct (I'm waiting for a big National Academy of Sciences grant to make it all statistically valid and sciency), then men, that's what Twilight is.  You're welcome.

Via #2 Son.


Laura said...

if someone wanted to torture me, all they'd have to do is force me to read the books and watch the movies. i made a valiant attempt at reading the first book and barely made it through a chapter before i rid myself of it. my condolences for having to sit through that drivel.

Guffaw in AZ said...

My initial judgement isn't always right on (quelle surprise)
but I've rejected 'reality' shows, Snooki, and Twilight all for the same reason.
I'm NOT a (mentally-challenged) 14 year old girl

Anonymous said...

I'm NOT a (mentally-challenged) 14 year old girl

Trust me, Guffaw, older ones get stupid too. Back in the bad old days of 28.8k modems and AOL, I remember this one person who posted on the George Strait AOL message board — and all this person posted about was George's butt cheeks. I wish I was kidding.

Midwest Chick said...

I in my car behind a woman who had a Twilight quote professionally done on her car (the only reason I know is that it was properly attributed).

She had to be my age... cough, cough, mid-forties... It just toasted me out.

I am a reader of vampire books--Saberhagen, Yarbro, and even the True Blood novels before they became popular. But I will never, ever go near the Twilight books.

TJIC said...


Dave H said...

I think this cartoon explained the Twilight phenomenon best:

There's nothinglike knowing your target market.

David said...

I am mid -50s. I coach 13-16 year old girls volleyball. Because my players are always talking about them, I forced myself to read the first book. One day after practice several girls were discussing their crushes on the different Twilight characters. I chimed in that the entire concept of a 100+ year old guy chasing after teenage girls was just sick.

They all argued that the vampire is only 17 because he stopped aging when he became a vampire. I rebutted that he had been around for over 100 years regardless of what he looks like. That made him an old man, even if he didn't look like one.

They weren't buying it. So I tried - this guy dating a high school girl would be like one of you - dating me.

The looks of horror and revulsion on their faces was priceless. I immediately told them - don't ever forget that thought that just went through your heads. Remember how you feel right now every time a guy more than just a couple years older than you starts acting attracted to you.

We chatted a while longer about that and some other stuff. The next practice one of my player's mothers told me that her daughter went home finished the first book, then returned the rest of them to the library - unread.

Home on the Range said...

I was behind this mini van with a bumper sticker that said "Christian Mom on Board. Christian Mom in love with a werewolf"

WTF?? I mean, this is Indiana land of the Miss Corn festival and tractors and stuff.

Borepatch said...

Brigid, this is a lesson in the mystery of Grace. It's given even unto her.