The New Yorker Defends Anne Hathaway. #WTF

Anne HathawayA writer by the name of Sasha Weiss took the time to write a ridiculous piece defending Anne Hathaway by explaining why she’s unlikable, and it nearly made my head explode. According to Weiss, the public dislikes her because “she represents the archetype of the happy girl, which is one that many people resist.” There are also other ludicrous explanations that I cannot repeat for fear that I’ll become physically ill. I resent the implication that the public likes to take “happy-girls” down a peg.

If Ms. Weiss is reading this, I’d like to educate her on the true reason for the public’s dislike. Hathaway appears inauthentic, insincere, and disingenuous. The public likes authenticity, and that’s why Jennifer Lawrence has become so popular. You cannot fake these things. If you practiced your Oscar speech in front of a mirror your entire life, then it will appear canned — as it did. Furthermore, who on earth would think it’s okay to utter something as pretentious as “Here’s hoping that someday in the not too distant future the misfortunes of Fantine will only be found in stories and never in real life.”

The New Yorker’s Steve Jobs Cover — Brilliant

The New Yorker got it right. Their latest cover features Steve Jobs and St. Peter, who is using an iPad to check him into to heaven’s gate. There is outrage about the cover, which has been labeled disrespectful because Jobs was Buddhist. The naysayers are missing the point. It doesn’t matter what your God is — it matters that whoever or whatever he is, he’s using an iPad. If Jobs were alive, I imagine he’d like it. If someone made a complimentary Jesus-Christ-related joke about me, I’d be fine with it — even though I’m Jewish. Funny is funny.