Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Golly

Goodness me. Look at the model this Polish website got to illustrate my mini-essay "Bitter to Drink."

Goodness. That's all I'm saying. Goodness me.

Gracious.

14 comments:

bolyongok said...

Auntie!! He followed me home, can I keep him?! :D In all seriousness, if Poland is to be the land of excellent wives according to the Interesting Jeff, perhaps it is also the land of Ridiculously Good Looking Guys?

Kate P said...

Goodness, indeed.

I might like him a tiny bit more if he made his bed! (Do I sound like my mom now?)

n.panchancha said...

Oh my. Consider me swashbuckled...

Shiraz said...

... but could he swashbuckle?

Seraphic said...

So far I have seen only one guy in Poland who strongly resembled this model--in a train travelling from Warsaw to Krakow and he ruined the effect by answering his mobile in a squeaky voice and then opening a plastic tub of the world's smelliest cabbage.

But this is not to say that there aren't hordes of Polish male supermodels, particularly somewhere where I haven't been yet--like Wroclaw. In fact, as there are many lovely Polish women, surely genetics means that some of the men must be lovely too?

I know a Polish guy who says that Polish women are beautiful but Polish men are ugly, but I wonder how that could be universally true. How can the Polish Beauty Fairy bless only the girls and not the boys? It doesn't make sense.

Obviously I've thought way too much about this.

Sarah said...

Eh. He looks too boyish for my taste. I was unimpressed.

Lynn said...

Hmm. Somehow, Danes are like that, too, or were 20 years ago when I was there. The men seemed an ordinary, varied bunch, but every blonde be-scarved woman who strutted by made me want to hide my ordinary little self in a hole.

Maggie said...

Isn't there a similar double standard about English men? Obviously there are some beautiful English women (the Duchess of Cambridge, for example) but the stereotype is that the English men aren't usually attractive.. but there are enough counter-examples to refute this, I think. Clive Owen for one, Richard Armitage for another :-)

Maggie said...

Isn't there a similar double standard about English men? Obviously there are some beautiful English women (the Duchess of Cambridge, for example) but the stereotype is that the English men aren't usually attractive.. but there are enough counter-examples to refute this, I think. Clive Owen for one, Richard Armitage for another :-)

Anna said...

Relevant links:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wNnxpE79lMQ/TU8KgyChscI/AAAAAAAABTE/ugUbu7A4WEI/s1600/average%2Bfaces%2Bof%2Bwomen%2Bacross%2Bthe%2Bworld.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Bh39OVYPa7E/TW_q0i9uiPI/AAAAAAAACP8/o8Ybl-guyno/s1600/average_faces_of_men-741954.jpg

Seraphic said...

Merciful heavens. How very interesting!

Urszula said...

Wow. Anyone know how they come up with those 'average' faces? Very interesting.

I would have to chime in here and say that Polish men, albeit very chivalrous and charming and my beloved countrymen, very rarely look like the young man in the photo. Or the French stereotype of the Polish plumber (google it). They tend to be rather heavyset with square faces, to which they obligatorily tack on a mustache sometime after the age of 50. Try Lech Walesa to get an idea (although I actually like his looks).

Emma said...

Maybe it's the result of generations of English Canadian inbreeding, but the Englishman in that graphic is by far the most attractive, to my eyes.

Seraphic said...

I think I like Lech Walesa better than the "Polish Plumber." Lech Walesa looks real. The "Polish Plumber" looks like a space alien who got his idea for his "earthling" disguise from the cover of a cheap supermarket romance novel.

Lech had eight children, too. On his lousy salary. In a Communist dictatorship. Which he helped to overthrow. As NCBs go, Lech was/is a stellar example.

Fiance: So how many children do we want?

Reader: As many as God sends.

Fiance: Ha ha ha yes of course. Give me a ballpark figure of preference here.

Reader: I don't know--five? Six?

Fiance: SIX!? SIX?! On my starting salary of $35,000/a?

Reader: Hey, buddy. Lech Walesa.