Jenna

Somebody calling himself Jason left a comment on Phelps’ blog insinuating that he’s a dittohead who gets all his info from FOX news. See, when a liberal uses the word “neocon” or accuses someone of getting their info from FOX news, they think that takes the place of a rational argument and then they pump their fist and beam at their intellectual prowess. Rather than the posturing I would much rather see someone try and make an intelligent point, even if that person is on the other side of the ideological fence.

A few years ago at my job we had this new chick. Jenna was half Mexican and half Japanese and the first thing I noticed about her was that she was freaking beautiful. She had long black hair, she was almost tall, and she had the spookiest looking eyes. It’s like they were saying “I’m Japanese. . . wait no I’m not. Yes I am! Round! Slanty! AAAAAAARGH!” I met her at one of our conferences and struck up a conversation with her. She was a knockout.

The next thing I noticed was that she was really smart. I enjoy intelligent conversation and this chick was a psych major and we got off on all kinds of tangents. From time to time I would stop by her office and we would have the most engrossing conversations you could ever have. Her knowledge base and reasoning skills were impressive and although she was wrong about everything she made good arguments to back herself up.

Nature or nurture? Men are more violent because boys are socialized to be that way. Wrong, says I, we’re hardwired to be like that. It’s an inherent trait. You’re saying that based on what? I read it. Where did you read it? I think it was in the newspaper. Who did the study? I don’t know. Well if you can’t cite the study I can’t accept that at face value and at any rate it’s nearly impossible to do a proper study with a control group excluding outside factors with human beings. You know what? I still disagreed with her but that was a well thought out argument and I can respect that, even though she was still wrong.

A tipoff to the rest of her worldview was that she was a fan of Che Guevara. In all my conversations with her I think we only agreed on something one time and when that happened it gave us both the shivers. But I never accused her of not knowing her shit and she never dismissed my arguments out of speculation on my sources. She actually asked what my sources were and she fought back by attacking my ideas rather than my character. That’s part of what made her smart.

Moral of this story: Asian chicks are hot. The prosecution rests.

33 Responses to “Jenna”

  1. Jeremy says:

    Smart women are sexy, though they’ll never believe it.

  2. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Don’t get me started on Che Guevara. I saw a few clowns wearing shirts with his portrait last weekend in Las Vegas. My first reaction was to go up and cave their chests in with my mighty fists but then I chilled. I thought about askinh them if they knew who he was or what he stood for. I wanted to ask them if such an avid anti-capitalist would allow his image to be put on tshirts and sold for a profit. I then figured they were idiots because if Che and his “El Comandante” were in charge there would be no Las Vegas and all of it’s capitalist excess. What a bunch of retards

  3. Mexigogue says:

    The Mafia lost out big time when the commies came to power in Cuba and nationalized the casinos they had been investing in. That underlines your point.

  4. R says:

    Smart chicks are totally hot.

    Haven’t you bitched about this before, Mex? That’s all you neocons ever do…dredge back old, tired arguments. I bet you’re going to blame Clinton for Che Guevara shirts in Las Vegas, huh?

    Stop watching FOX News.

  5. Mexigogue says:

    If I’m repeating myself it’s because people keep labeling instead of arguing. Do they teach this technique at some sort of leftist workshop or something???

  6. Mexigogue says:

    And I don’t watch the news. I get all my stuff from such right-wing bastions as abcnews.com and cnn.com.

  7. Nice Rack says:

    You say that smart chicks are hot, but even if that is an attractive feature to a man, why is he then intimidated by that intellect? I am a reasonalby intelligent female, I’ve let Mexi see this a few times, and the men I date all end up running scared because I am smarter than they are. As Mexi knows, with some of the guys I’ve date that isn’t hard to do. Those that did actually have brain cells that hadn’t been fried by frequent drug use all made comments at some point in time while we were dating that they didn’t like that I was smarter than them. One even freaked out that my IQ score was higher than his. Do I have to date one of you to be appreciated for my intellect?

  8. Nice Rack says:

    and I can’t spell today, that would be reasonably

  9. Mexigogue says:

    I accept!

  10. Nice Rack says:

    You accept dating me?

  11. Mexigogue says:

    Yes!

  12. R says:

    I think female intellectualy superiority intimidates men because of Mexigogue’s example argument he used in his post, that men are hardwired in a certain way.

    It’s the same reason why a group of male animals have the alpha. The alpha intimidates the lesser males, cows them, and they submit to him. It’s the same thing with men. We’re hardwired in such a way as to want to dominate. In everything. Money, sex, intellect, and blogging. I mean, it’s a very primal wiring which can be transcended by civilized intellect.

    I bet even the “dominant” male in a homosexual relationship would want his “submissive” partner to be less smart than him. If that makes any sense.

    In any case, the woman I’m dating now wields an intellect far superior to my own in certain things and it certainly does intimidate me at times, but instead of getting jealous or resentful, I think “Goddamn, I’ve got an awesome girlfriend.”

    Cuz it’s true.

  13. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    I concur smart chicks are smart! No way are you going to see me with a dumb chick, unless it is close to closing time or I am drunk!

  14. Nice Rack says:

    I’ve dated a few intellectually inferior men in my day, and it’s tiring having a conversation and being interrupted when you use a word that they don’t know. Or they get a blank look on their face because you have completely lost them. It is nice to know that some men do enjoy intelligent females.

  15. Mexigogue says:

    You know what’s really cool? When you’re drinking an intelligent woman’s breastmilk. It’ like you’re getting your calcium and at the same time you’re getting smarter! Yeah, I miss my aunt!

  16. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    MMMMMMMMM PHD Breastmilk!!!

  17. Phelps says:

    I’ve found a lot of the time women confuse “smart” with “bitchy.” “You’re mad because I’m showing you that I’m smart!” No, I’m mad because you are being a total bitch. If I started going and punching holes in the wall, I wouldn’t react to a woman complaining by saying, ‘you’re just mad because I’m strong.’ When you women something that shows that they happen to be smart, that’s sexy. When women go out of your way to try to outsmart us, that’s bitchy.

    Oh, and the best part about that Jason idiot is that he is in Germany. They don’t even pick up Fox News there, which means that all he knows of Fox is its reputation.

    I love that line, BTW, Mexi. “I don’t watch news, I watch CNN!”

  18. Mexigogue says:

    Ok Nice Rack, we’ve grown apart. I’m breaking up with you.

    51 minutes and 35 seconds! A NEW RECORD!!!!

  19. Mexigogue says:

    Haha! I meant I don’t watch the news on TV, I get it from the internet. Nice interpretation though!

  20. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    any of you guys looking for laptops I got a bead on some on the cheap

  21. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    I’m with Phelps. If a woman is smart then she doesn’t necessarily have to verbalize it. It tends to come out in their actions. Some of the dumbest people I have met are the ones who have told me them selves that they were smart. A freind of mine had a wife who had a friend and they were both temps in some office. I never thought of these two as smart or dumb they were just some people I knew. Then one day they claimed that they were the smartest people in their office and all the others were idiots. This perked up my ears and I began to pay attention to their supposed intelligence, needless to say I wasn’t impressed! I not going to name any names but the wife’s friend is now banned from Leroy’s for life. How smart is that?

  22. rae says:

    Phelpsie- you hit the nail on the head!!

    My experience is that some women think they are smarter than their man and they tend to lose respect for him over time. Then they become a bitch or bitchy. My ex-husband couldn’t spell or do math in his head for the life of him and most people would have (and often did) say I was smarter than him on other levels as well. However-his analytical skills and mechanical skills far outweighed mine. I guess it depends on your definition of the word smart and how you associate it with someone. Does having a large vocabulary make you smart or just well-read?

    Laptop-yes-get me the info puh-lease.

  23. Cosmic Siren says:

    What I hate is dating a guy who says he loves the fact your smart and then after a few months after he thinks he has you totally devoted to him, he starts treating you like an idiot.** That’s when *I* would become a bitch to him.

    After many years, I’ve just decided to forgo the “give the guy a doubt” bit. If he acts stupid, then let him know it.

    Oh and I know some people in general get mad at me because I’m a bitch. But I find that more people – men and women – get made at you when you show them proof. It’s okay with a lot of people to tell them they’re wrong – they can blow you off using a variety of excuses. But prove it to them and then they have to face that they are wrong and that’s a whole other ball of wax.

    Of course, Mexi isn’t one of those people, which is why I like him, even though I disagree with him on many things.

    **But maybe it’s because you were stupid enough to believe him in the first place. Or maybe in the past, I’ve been dating the male equivalent of Mexi’s femme fatales?

  24. Cosmic Siren says:

    BTW, the guy I am into has created a business project for me to work on for him and in addition to getting a royalty from it, I get a free place to stay whenever I come down there to visit. We’re doing most of the planning over the phone and the net, but the first weekend in May, we’ve got a two-day, face-to-face meeting all set up.

    heh.

  25. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    Rae, What is your email addy? I’ll send you some laptop info

  26. Mexigogue says:

    You might think that having a dumb chick would make it easier to get over but even though you’re toying with them and beating them with sheer logic their animal instincts kick and and warn them when they’re being taken advantage of so they just end up getting louder and pissier. No fun.

  27. Jeremy says:

    I’ll just put it this way – the idea of being actually *in awe* of my significant others’ intellect turns me on. What I can’t deal with is the runaway emotionalism – especially in politics. I just have no answer to tears. Like Bill Maher said, “There’s no crying in politics!”

    I think a lot of women are enculturated to think that the ideal place of for a woman to look up to a man in certain areas like strength, intelligence, etc. Then if the man does not live up to that the woman gets bitter and bitchy. It all stems from just not accepting a person as he or she is, really. I also know guys whose girls are pretty damn smart and they just choose to ignore it. It’s not an issue one way or another for them. *shrug* Whatever.

  28. Cosmic Siren says:

    even though you’re toying with them and beating them with sheer logic their animal instincts kick and and warn them when they’re being taken advantage of so they just end up getting louder and pissier. No fun.

    Ditto for dumb guys. Unfortunately, some people won’t accept that they’re stupid.

  29. R says:

    Dumb guys don’t have innate senses. Being dumb IS the innate.

  30. TB says:

    half Japanese/half Mexican..

    A disciplined Taco.

    a dream come true.

  31. R says:

    Dude, how fucking awesome would it be to be Jaxican?

    Holy shit, you’d have the steamy Latin American proclivity for amazing romance AND be a fucking ninja.

  32. Nice Rack says:

    Just a note from yesterday’s conversation. I have never thrown my intelligence in a guy’s face. I’m not being bitchy at all. Using your intelligence as a tool for superiority in a relationship is not something I would do. I have noticed that some guys are weirded out when they have to ask you what a word that you’ve used means. The whole IQ thing was brought on because I took a stupid test and my boyfriend wanted to know what my score was. He then proceeded to take the test and scored lower than me. I didn’t flaunt anything, because he was very intelligent and I felt no need to make it a competition. He did though, and was extremely bothered by that score. I’ll admit right now that I’ve had a blank look on my face a time or two when you boys talk about computer programming stuff. We all have our areas where our intellect is stronger, and I don’t think that’s anything to be intimidated by.

  33. Mexigogue says:

    Heh heh! Yesterday when I first typed the word “intelligent” in my Jenna post I misspelled it!