Carrie’s recent post on Bill Prady’s keynote speech at TAM has been causing a lot of commotion, but most of it is about appropriate attire for women at TAM or in general. If you want to talk about necklines, that’s fine… go over there and talk away. I want to bring this back to the Bill Prady comment that if you want to get laid, you should tell a girl that she has “incredible eyes” and not talk science with her.
But science is hot! And smart is hot! Smart is the reason I want to leave my husband to run off with Jon Stewart. Smart is why I had to clear the upstairs at the Skepchick Villa so certain unnamed Skepchicks could have a conversation with a certain unnamed neurologist from the SGU podcast. Smart is why I will never get over my girl-crush on Rebecca and the reason Rebecca will never get over her girl-crush on Genie Scott. Smart is what brings us together, here at Skepchick, today. Smart is sexy. And most of us just don’t care for come-ons like “You have such incredible eyes”.
What would be a better pick-up line to use on you? If a person of your preferred gender walked up to you in a bar, how would you want them to complete this phrase, “You have such incredible ______.” Or would you honestly want to hear about your eyes?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.