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If you're a woman and you're 42, Tom Junod wants your number

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He labeled that age the height of sexiness.

    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/42-year-old-women

    The Internet is not amused.

    http://gawker.com/esquire-writers-were-willing-to-fuck-early-middle-aged-1602918511

    http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-in-praise-of-42-year-old-women-esquire-20140714-story.html#page=1

    http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118735/problem-esquires-praise-42-year-old-women-amy-poehler


    Yada yada yada.

    Personally I give Junod, 56, credit for blowing right through the half-your-age-plus-7 rule that has always been the cutoff point for midlife crisis nookie.
     
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    He was doing OK until he brought up Amy Poehler.
     
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    YMMV ... tremendously.

    There are 60-year-olds who look awesome, and 22-year-olds who look like nine miles of old road.
     
  4. joe

    joe Active Member

    Those 22-year-olds are the sorority girls who tan year-round and look like well-oiled leather walking around campus. No. Thanks.
     
  5. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Was he joking when he wrote ...

    In our occasional ranking of the ages, we found that this year's most alluring is not what you'd expect. It's not 27 (honored in 1999) or 39 (2008) or 86 (1937 and 1983).

    The 1937 thing makes me think it's a joke.
     
  6. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    In the annals of dumb shit to get worked up about...
     
  7. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    Frankly, if I was a 42-year-old woman, there's nothing I'd find more sexier than two days worth of stubble and a thousand-yard stare.

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  8. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    Reading Junod's article, I kept thinking about what he looks like. I had a vague picture in my mind, and it wasn't good. After reading the article, I Google-Imaged.

    Let's put it this way. Most of my friends and I are right at or in the range of 42.

    He's pretty much the antithesis of who we'd want to sleep with.
     
  9. freqposter

    freqposter Member

    I've been outed.

    I am Tom Junod.
     
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    The magazine started in 1932, so I don't think it's a joke. I don't get what all the fuss is about either, especially if they have been doing this sort of thing for 80-plus years.
     
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    "That's what I love about 42-year olds. I keep getting older. They stay the same age."
     
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