Baby, if you've ever wonderedBeing a Midwesterner, I have no excuse for such confusion. Then again, it's not like being in a city's airport is really like being in a city, except that it counts for my tally of States From Which I've Blogged (22!). I've actually been through Ohio before--Cincinnati or Cleveland, I can't remember--and did not post from there, so this post is like casting a Buckeye monkeye off my back.
Wondered, whatever became of me
I'm sitting in an airport in Cincinnati
Cincinnati--er, um, actually Cleveland
Regarding WKRP in Cincinnati, an interesting phenomenon that has occurred every single time I have been in a nostalgic conversation with other straight men involving WKRP, sooner or later someone will offer--as if they were about to voice a heterodox opinion--that they always found the woman who played Bailey Quarters more appealing than Loni Anderson, and no one will disagree. Seriously, every single time, as lawlike as the tendency of an apple going to down rather than up when you drop it. Now, an obvious first hypothesis for explaining this would be that I am continually the one who voices this opinion, but, in fact, I am confident I have never been the one to introduce this angle to the conversation. (Talking about one's comparative assessment of the sex appeal of different television characters is really not my thing, unless it's the perennial debate about Daphne vs. Thelma on Scooby Doo.) How you have someone on a television series defined as the "sex symbol" when really seemingly every man (except for, at least during that period, Burt Reynolds) prefers another woman in the show would seem an interesting sociological question, and so perhaps something I can ask Dr. Ruth if she takes questions from the floor during her upcoming appearance at the upcoming American Sociological Association meetings.
Update, after midnight: A commenter posted a link to a site celebrating Bailey Quarters, where a guy takes the idea of her being a heterodox preference and celebrates it to the point of being--and yes! I know I overuse the word--creeptastically creepy. The guy is just so earnest in his affection.
Meanwhile, the updated list of states:
|Nevada||New Hampshire||New Jersey|
|New Mexico||New York||North Carolina|
|South Carolina||South Dakota||Tennessee|