Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Ten Ways to Die Ungracefully: Helen Gurley Brown, RIP

Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine and the author of the 1964 bestseller Sex and the Single Girl, has died at the age of 90. She famously refused to grow old gracefully, having procured a nose job, breast "augmentation," silicone and fat injections, eye lifts, and multiple face lifts. She also wore a miniskirt well into her 80s, under the apparent impression that it would make her look younger.

She was basically the female Hugh Hefner, sharing with with Hefner the distinction of pressing the sexual revolution to new depths. The sexual revolution was the social movement the goal of which was to free people to have as much sex as they wanted, but resulted instead (if the number of advertisements are any indication) in an epidemic of Erectile Dysfunction.

Thanks to people like Brown, people now have the social freedom to do what they no longer seem physically capable of doing.

I hope she confessed before she died. She needed to.

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