"you should hear how she talks about you/you should hear what she said..."--Melissa Manchester
There's way too much going on right now for me to post individually about each topic. So I'm doing a Vibe Magazine-esque "20 Questions" about some current news topics. But since women always have just a bit more to say, the BIC version is "23 Questions", which is, coincidentally, the highest number of times I've known a woman to contact a [now] ex in one day (might be me, might not). Should cover a lot of bases in a little time. Bon appetit. 1. Is it just me or are there a whole lot of pregnant women and women with newborns roaming the streets in the past year? 2. Doesn't Tiger Woods need to make this his last press conference concerning his personal life? 3. Don't we want to tell Beyonce that, in regards to her purported "six-month break", she needs far more people? 4. While many of us are still waiting to begin our families, doesn't it look like raising children is becoming exponentially more difficult? 5. Taking into account the current climate of the children-of-celebrities culture and her obvious love of attention, aren't we slightly terrified of how Willow Smith might turn out? 6. Isn't something wrong with a woman who doesn't see Nancy Pelosi as a personal hero? 7. Did you know some gynecologists in NYC have begun selling top-of-the-line, European vibrators? 7b. Will this mean they can write prescriptions for this? 7c. Doesn't insurance need to cover this? 8. Don't you want an iPad? 9. Isn't Classic BIC Erykah Badu amazing? 10. Couldn't Mo'Nique have kept the "you can have whatever you like" lowdown on her marriage to herself? 11. Although it was believed to be a fad upon inception, doesn't it look like reality television is here to stay? 12. Shouldn't Stephen A. Smith propose to me? (Can't really explain the years-long crush, it's just still there) 13. With the announcement of Rihanna's Summer tour featuring Nicki Minaj & Ke$ha, wouldn't we not be surprised if a publicity-starved lesbian (or "bisexual") relationship was born of the tour? 14. Don't we need Sarah Palin to go far, far away? 15. Since yet another California woman has given birth to eight babies, doesn't the fertility industry need to be government-regulated before another Octomom or Jon&Kate pops on the scene? 16. Speaking of which, shouldn't we go back to "celebrity" being constituted by talent? 17. With the mild upswing of the economy, are Wall Street bankers getting dates again? 18. Don't we need a separate planet for celebrity mistresses that overshare? 19. Aren't there currently too many celebrity mistresses oversharing? 20. Isn't She's Out of My League one of the most female-friendly (and cutest!) romantic comedies made in a very long time? 21. While much was made of their explosive chemistry when they were first elected, and although they still seem pretty close, don't you have the sneaking suspicion President & First Lady O haven't had sex since, like, last Independence Day? Sad face. 22. Hasn't the whole White supermodel-babydaddy thing worked out pretty well for Halle? 23. Isn't a Middle Eastern female suicide bomber a bit redundant? And one to grow on: In the women-disempowering culture of the Middle East, aren't these newsmaking female suicide bombers just the new come-up for male extremists? Chew on that.