Sunday, April 24, 2005

Kepala angin (airhead)?

Let's have a short quiz, because I said so. So kiddies, take out your 2B pencils and start taking scores.

Statement: "Man, she's such an airhead."

If you're a male and have heard a female say that about another female you're with, you get 10 points. If you're a female and have said that about someone, you get 10 points too.

Extra 10 for the male if you asked why is she saying that but you don't understand her explanation and she gets exasperated and rolls her eyes. For the females, if you have rolled your eyes at the male who doesn't get it, you get a nifty 10 points too.

If you get 20 points, you deserve a chocolate chip cookie which...oops, I just ate. Too late. Hahaha.

Now, to females who say that, I still don't get it. Just what exactly is the meaning of an airhead? I never get a very satisfactory answer. Because it always goes like a 20 point winner in my quiz:

Female: Why you with that girl one ah...so empty one her head. Like what oni.
Me: Like how?
Female: Well, you know, airhead.
Me: Can explain more ah?
Female: Hai~ you know one lah how!
Me: Like what? I don't understand one.
Female: Heiyer...typical *rolls eyes*
Me: What???

So then I thought, hmmm, maybe all men should do something to ensure that their girlfriends aren't airheads. Maybe their first dates can go like this:

"Hey, what's up? Wait, what's this in my pocket...oh wow!!! A Mensa test paper! And it's still unanswered! Oh, look, I got a 2B pencil and a timer! Now I'm sure you'll just LOVE doing this, so what say I set the timer at...30 minutes, and I'll let you do this while I go check out the bookstore for awhile. No asking around for anwers, aye? Er, what? You're not doing this? C'mon, it's a Whole Load Of Fun!!! No? Look, just do it...I said do it. Do it. (Do it, like Ben Stiller in Starsky & Hutch.)"

Haha. Just kidding. I know what it means, though I find it weird how these kinds of statements are usually reserved for the cute ones.

But look, all the intelligent, independant woman with some kind of substance are usually taken up, okay? So is it so bad for us men, to, *ehem*, lower our standards when the field is a little dry, so to speak? =D

A million points and a hug for females who roll their eyes at the end of this post.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, there are two ways to go about calling someone an airhead.

The first one:
She LOOKS like an airhead. It's not my fault if she has an IQ of 180 and has written papers on quantum physics. She just doesn't look it. More props to her, really, so people know that beautiful people can be intelligent too. Could be both an advantage and disadvantage for the lady concern though, mainly because people will disregard her intelligence due to her looks. The airhead part is probably said in ignorance. Sharon Stone is a good example.

The second one:
She IS an airhead. She frowns when she's required to think of more than what to wear on the next day (plus matching nail colours), and heaven forbid if you should ask her about what she feels should be done about those starving children in third world countries, or about the effects of global warming. And don't you even dare to start on politics, m'boy... it's just not done. It's not that she's really stupid, sometimes, it's just a combination of 'not knowing + not bothering to find out + why should she care anyway' kind of attitude. Her world revolves around guys, the hottest gossip about Hollywood/Bollywood/Hong Kong celebrities, guys, the latest fashion, guys, and the latest Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese/etc drama on TV, preferably sprinkled with a good dose of romance. Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie has demonstrated their air-headedness time and time again on their show, 'The Simple Life'.

Oh, before I forget... *roll eyes*

Okay, that's a million points and a hug, ese.

BD

11:22 AM  
Blogger Captain Carcinogen said...

careful, my hug's quite high. i usually give it above your shoulders and just underneath your chin, so brace urself...

10:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not that short! You've just hurt my feelings... *sob*

Btw, that sounds more like hugging Santa Claus. What happened to the taller person leaning down and the shorter one tiptoeing? You need to brush up on your hugging skills, ese.

BD

8:52 AM  
Blogger Blah! said...

Hi ya Cap'n C (err can i call u that?)Anyways, I was just bloghopping and came across urs. Interesting post u've got here heheh. Which brings me to this question; what IS your definition of an airhead?

7:33 PM  
Blogger Captain Carcinogen said...

BD: actually, i was trying to say im choking u, but i guess u overlooked the "under the chin" part. oops, i mean...
haha. just kidding. didnt know ur short.
aw...dont cry. *leans down* *hug*
bet u feel better now.

Yan: Hm...what IS my definition? Well, it has nothing to do with gender actually. I always thought airhead just meant someone stupid, with nothing in their cranium but air. I just find the "if a girl is pretty she must be an airhead" stereotype amusing. Even more amusing are headlines in the newspaper that go "brains and beauty." Like that is so unusually rare, and at the same time making the stereotype that if you're , erm, less attractive, you're usually much more smarter.

4:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tsk... you said hug. Hugs don't kill people lar. Wasn't really upset, just pulling your leg. *winks, hugs back*

BD

10:48 AM  

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