Saturday, February 23, 2008

Question of the Week

Trevor, Des Moines, IA
Subj: Blonde ambition
Hey Ry Guy, there’s something I’ve always wondered: where does the idea of dumb blondes come from?

Great question Trevor! Although mankind has often suspected the intellectual inferiority of blondes, the idea first gained mainstream popularity in 1760 with the rather ironic death of Countess Marie of Coventry, England. An exceptionally vain woman, Marie died from lead poisoning due to the excessive amount of makeup she applied to her face and hair. Her tragic passing was viewed as being emblematic of many blondes around the country and the idea of these fair-haired creatures being narcissistic and dim-witted soon caught on. These days we can thank Marie for quality jokes like this:

Q: Why did God create blondes?
A: Because sheep can't bring beer from the fridge.
Q: Why did God create brunettes?
A: Neither could the blondes.