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August 17, 2006

Brown Girls

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I love it when the parti-colored brainiacs at GNXP hash out which chicks are hot and why. It's a great and fun way for non-geeks to learn about ethnic characteristics. They're on about South Asian and Persian girls today. One of the commenters links to a hilarious video entitled "Curry-n-Rice Girl," by MC Vikram and Ludakrishna. Rap with an Indian sense of rueful humor: Is it a culture-meld or a culture-clash?



posted by Michael at August 17, 2006


Wow! These guys need to get outside and get a little fresh air.

Posted by: Alec on August 18, 2006 2:45 AM

Alec -- I love following the geek thought processes when it comes to everyday matters like "Who's hot" and "Who would I like to date." They have their own ways of reasoning these questions through. It's as though everything in the world can/should be treated as an intellectual puzzle. Funny. I wonder what it's like for a woman to be married to a geek.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 18, 2006 8:06 AM

wut duz 'parti-colored' mean?

Posted by: razib on August 18, 2006 9:58 AM

Literally, it means "pied," or "multicolored." A dog might be "parti-colored," for instance. I'm using it a little metaphorically to suggest that the cast at GNXP is of a variety of colors ...

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 18, 2006 12:47 PM

Michael – I have now and again taken a walk on the nerd side in my life, and am sympathetic to the way of the geek. I know what you mean when you talk about following geek thought processes (like thinking about creative types, etc). Still it is almost comical to read how the geek poster swerves from “Wow! She’s hot,” to estimating the size of the population of hot, smart brown girls (as opposed to getting the phone number of the hot babe or going home and fantasizing about hot babes).

Some of his musings seem interestingly wrong headed, like the fantasy of “50-100 generations of brainy, high-status males snatching up the prettiest girls in the area.” This just seems to be a mis-reading of history and human nature (see, for example, the articles about the possible number of descendents of Genghis Khan). Still, mildly interesting speculation, even if it is meandering down a blind alley.

As to what it’s like to be married to a geek, a female friend of mine observed, very cynically, that to women all men are geeks.

"Curry-n-Rice Girl" was funny. I wouldn’t be surprised to see it expanded into a feature-length movie somewhere along the way.

Posted by: Alec on August 19, 2006 7:17 AM

curry-n-rice girl is really, really funny. I sort of got the whole indian kids growing up in the west making fun of parents and, but in a gentle, loving way.

Ahhh, You do know parents post profiles without kids even knowing which leads to some hilarity.

Posted by: MD on August 23, 2006 9:35 PM is wild, tks for pointing that out. Everything I know - or think I know -- about Indian family life comes from a dozen Satyajit Ray movies, a half-a-dozen Bollywood movies, "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle," some visits to blogs, and the coaching you're passing along to me. So thanks for it! Anyway, I'm gathering that the guilt-and-expectations thing is pretty ferocious. Fair?

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on August 24, 2006 12:48 AM

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