Monday, December 6, 2010

Morning Mail – 12.6.10

[Norah Jones]
Baby, take off your cool
I wanna see you, I wanna see you
Baby, don't be so cool
I wanna see you, I wanna see you

[Andre 3000]
Baby, take off your cool
I want to get to know you
(Take off your cool)

(Source: Take Off Your Cool, from the movie, Idlewild)

Yesterday, we had a conversation in which a group of men discussed the rating system of women. I have my own system which is on a scale of 100, but that’s neither here nor there. We were trying to explain the system of 1-10. It was my opinion that, a 10 is perfection, and you can’t over do it with that label. Also, we must assume that we are not going to take personality or traits outside of looks into consideration. However, we will consider mass appeal. For example, Angelina Jolie ain’t the prettiest woman, but she’s sexy as hell. For me, the 10 can only go to Eva Mendes right now. That’s it.

So someone asked me about a chick and I said she was a 5. The entire room started to laugh because she’s a nice girl, she’s very sweet, she’s not unattractive, but 5 sounds so bad. I told the room, “listen 5 is not bad, it’s just that we have to have some rhyme or reason for why we give out ratings.” So this was my point…

If a 10 is perfection and Eva Mendes is a 10. We said, that Halle would be considered a 10, but just off the strength that she’s getting older, she’s like a 9.8 right now. We then said that a 9 would have to be Beyonce, Shakira, and Paula Patton. These are women who are bad as hell, everyone knows it. And if you say that the chick is not pretty, it’s usually because you are a hater. Which is very different than an 8. Like an 8 can be one man’s 9 and another man’s 6. We used Gabrielle Union for an example, personally, I just don’t find Gabrielle Union that attractive, but I know she’s attractive so she’s an 8. But then another example is Lauren London. She’s an 8, but in my book, that is my type to the T. However, some people don’t think she’s THAT attractive, and also she suffers from the opposite of mass appeal, that Weezy thing just dropped her stock. Now when you think about the fact that Lauren London is an 8, and perfection is a 10.

6 and 7 are not only serviceable women, but they’re cute and any dude with a chick that’s a 6 on his arm, is not mad at himself… he’s not mad at all. In fact, there’s probably several dudes trying to get at that chick.

Sharon Leal… (Why Did I Get Married? Tyler’s wife.) definitely a solid 6 at best. But if that was your girl, there ain’t gonna be no one in the world mad at you, in fact, people will say, man she’s bad as hell. A 6 can put herself together in a way that can change your morals.

So that brings me to my final point about a 5. A 5 is a good girl, she’s just not the type that’s going to jump out at you. She’s never going to be the prettiest girl in the room, unless there are just a lot of UGLY girls in that same room. However, she’s the middle of the pack. If a 10 was Louis XIII, then she’s a Corona. Like, there’s nothing wrong with that though. A Corona is sexy as shit. There’s nothing wrong with never being the prettiest girl in the room. Sure it sounds bad, but in reality what does it mean? When you’re driving on the highway and you see a Bentley or a Maserati, you know those are like the highest of high end cars on the road, but you may just want to push a Toyota Camry, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Real talk, some women just need to come to grips with reality. I could wish that I was Idris Elba, but it ain’t gonna happen. I could wish that I was Boris Kodjoe, but it ain’t gonna happen. I’m me. I’m not saying I’m a 5 though, we all know that’s not true. What I’m saying is, sometimes I think we get too far ahead of ourselves thinking that everyone needs to be a dime, and it’s just unrealistic. I still think that girl is a 5, and I think she’s a nice girl, and would make a very good mother and wife.

This conversation went from twenty minutes to three hours when we added in personality, reputation and things like a fat ass.

PS - Could you wife down a chick who was involved in a train before, EVEN if that was in college?


max said...

I'm reading this and trying to extrapolate what I would be on this scale of 1-10. I'm thinking a 5 and I don't like the sound of that.

SaneN85 said...

I don't even want to know what I would be on this scale or any man's scale.

It's called SELF-esteem
-Katt Williams

Also, if I was a man, hells naw I wouldn't wife a chick involved in a train (which for some reason is worse in my mind than a threesome).

Redbonegirl97 said...

Yeah I guess I give out a certain amount of points for different aspects a man has. Looking good doesn't make you a 10 because you may dull, dumb or dry. And you may be a 10 but not have the looks of a male underwear model that's packing because you have humor, ambition and intellect.

Peace, Love and Chocolate

Ice Cold said...

"Take off your cool" is from Andre 3000 The Love Below Album. It came out before the movie Idlewild.

Great post, tho...

redlady821 said...

I would rate myself a 6, simply because I'm not a 5 and I know I'm not a 10.

I think that women who have had a train run on them need therapy because they have issues and are f*'d for life. No wifing the train chick.

max said...

Now that I re-read this I've decided that I'm definitely a solid 6.