Is Jennifer Anniston Over the Hill?



Over the Hill?

John Derbyshire thinks Jennifer Anniston is just so over:

Did I buy, or browse, a copy of the November 17 GQ, in order to get a look at Jennifer Aniston’s bristols? No, I didn’t. While I have no doubt that Ms. Aniston is a paragon of charm, wit, and intelligence, she is also 36 years old. Even with the strenuous body-hardening exercise routines now compulsory for movie stars, at age 36 the forces of nature have won out over the view-worthiness of the unsupported female bust.

It is, in fact, a sad truth about human life that beyond our salad days, very few of us are interesting to look at in the buff. Added to that sadness is the very unfair truth that a woman’s salad days are shorter than a man’s — really, in this precise context, only from about 15 to 20. The Nautilus and the treadmill can add a half decade or so, but by 36 the bloom is definitely off the rose.

It’s all over after . . . age twenty, John??!!

Well, courtesy of Egotastic, you don’t have to buy or browse GQ, you can judge for yourself, at least as it relates to Jennifer. Since I’m not a guy, I can’t really say definitively of course, but hey, I’m just guessing John is in the minority here on the Anniston issue.

But that’s not really as interesting as John’s larger, more sweeping, point: five years, gals. Five years . . . that’s all we’ve got.

It’s all downhill (literally) after that.

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Hat tip: Wonkette.


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10 Responses

  1. Carol says:

    John Derbyshire is pitifully ignorant of many gorgeous women over the age of 36 who have equally gorgeous bodies. I wonder what HIS body looks like. No, on second thought, I have no desire to know.

  2. Janette says:

    I’ll resist posting on this because I believe Mr. Derbyshire only made the remarks to garner attention for himself. I will however offer this link

    and make the observation that I suspect Mr. Derbyshire never even enjoyed five years.

    ::hey, he started it::

  3. Congrats on the Weblog Award nomination, and good luck!

  4. Kerfuffles says:

    Congratulations Charmaine for you nomination for the Web Log Awards.

  5. Tom McMahon says:

    I believe it’s Kohl’s that carries a line of women’s clothing called “Sag Harbor”. Go figure.

  6. olddawg says:

    I’ve been married for 28 years and my wife is as beautiful as the day I married her – at least in my eyes.

  7. olddawg says:

    OK, in the interest of intellectual honesty (no other possible reason, you understand), I found the pictures that Jennifer Anniston is sueing over.

    Derbyshire is an idiot – and my wife still looks pretty darn good to me.

  8. Bart Nielsen says:

    I read the Derb’s post on NRO when it first came out, and thought it was consistent with the impressions I have of him. He is my least favorite writer in the NR stable because he always seems to find the wrong way of looking at things, even when he is right.

    On this one he is definitely not right on many levels. For one, I am married to the sexiest and most beautiful (and currently very pregnant) woman in the world, and she is waaaay north of 20. Also, has he considered that acting out his presumed proclivities (only 15-20 yr. olds are attractive) means that he would be committing statutory rape with 60% of the “women” he finds attractive? When you combine Derb with Bill Maher, who recently graced us with his views on the unattractiveness of pregnant women, you have a bipartisan stable of adolescents in arrested development despite their combined ages of over 100.

    Anyway, I think it’s sad that Jennifer Anniston feels the need to put it out there like that. If she had a good marriage to a good man I’m sure he would love to look at those pictures again and again. But alas, there seem to be many on both the supply side and demand side of these transactions who never know the joy of giving yourself unreservedly to another in a life-long, one-flesh relationship that makes you more attractive the older you get.

    Good luck with your Web Log Awards. I’ll be sure to vote early and vote often, even though I don’t live in Chicago. 🙂

  9. Former Corn Chuckin' Champ says:

    Thank God for aging. What the gun is to the physically weak, aging is to the attractively challenged. It’s the great equalizer. It’s funny to hear someone say, “He/She looks good.” — at the person’s viewing. Hasn’t everyone heard that at least once; even from their own lips? Is there any consolation in having a “healthy” looking corpse? I can understand being shallow in their youth, but even youngsters can see what the future has in store for them.

    An old Ziggy cartoon says, “Age and wisdom are supposed to go together, but sometimes age shows up all by itself.” I can’t help but chuckle at the shallow ones having a good cry over their impending doom. Those fools from the sixties whose mantra was, “Don’t trust anyone over 30”, have not even themselves to trust!

  10. brian says:

    she is hot and if you dont think so you are gay

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