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Old 11-15-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: LQA, Seattle, Washington
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Interesting, I've seen quite a few attractive ladies around.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle area
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. T+L, IMO, is a elitist, pretentious rag that is advertisement laden, but with no real substantive articles.
I think I basically agree... gotta consider the source. I wouldn't have thought to put it into those words exactly, but every time I pick it up, I flip through it looking for articles, and then I realize those silly lists WERE the articles. Nothing much good in there. And I love travel. And leisure, for that matter. But reading where the best four all-inclusive spas in Thailand for a hot-stone massage are doesn't engage me a whole lot. And sometimes that's about the only thing in the entire magazine, buried among all the ads for useless expensive stuff. Given the magazine, I guess I can infer the readership, and given that, I don't think I care what they rank where!!
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Yeah, I definitely wouldn't take it too seriously.

Houston is ranked at number eight in attractiveness. Like ten or fifteen percent of the people here are good-looking. Everyone else is just round. Houston is the sixth fattest city in America, after all -- and I would take that ranking seriously because it's actually quantitative.
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:24 PM
 
Location: West Seattle/Delridge
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I think I basically agree... gotta consider the source. I wouldn't have thought to put it into those words exactly, but every time I pick it up, I flip through it looking for articles, and then I realize those silly lists WERE the articles. Nothing much good in there. And I love travel. And leisure, for that matter. But reading where the best four all-inclusive spas in Thailand for a hot-stone massage are doesn't engage me a whole lot. And sometimes that's about the only thing in the entire magazine, buried among all the ads for useless expensive stuff. Given the magazine, I guess I can infer the readership, and given that, I don't think I care what they rank where!!
EXACTLY! My partner has a subscription to T+L (much to my chagrin) and every so often, I'll pick one up and thumb through it - Good Grief! You have to sift through 25 pages just to find the table of contents, oh wait, are there two tables of contents? I can never tell for sure. Along with the Thailand all-inclusive spa's, are secluded beach cottages on Bali, and the incessant lists of the best places to be pretentious, look elitist, and hob-nob with the snooty. Occassionally, you can look on page 72 (or is it 162 if you include the advertisements) on slumming it in Detroit, Des Moines, or (gasp) Seattle.
Whew! Had to unload - I'm confined at home with the flu and am a tad cranky but that made me feel good - Thanks! I hope I entertained!

Seriously, I've said it before, these lists are ridiculous. They are always colored by those who write them. I would rather see and experience for myself. Then I can make an informed judgement based on my sensibilities.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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Hard to argue with T+L but I don't think most people from Seattle really care about the magazine or if they look "good". People just seem to stop trying once they reach 25. Not everyone is like that though.

I find it funny seeing people in public wearing stuff they probably wore to bed (house slippers outdoors??) or wearing clothes from 20 yrs ago that never fit well then either. Also seeing some women wearing the amorphous mono-color outfit or something that looks like they grabbed out of their husband's side of the closet.

It's fine though b/c it's Seattle.
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