Tuesday, December 02, 2003

This Modern Life, Part II: Don't Worry, Be Ugly:

Fairy tales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty give children the harmful impression that "it pays to be pretty", say American social scientists.

Can't have that, can we? After all, everyone knows that in the real world being pretty never helps.

Also, we'd better get rid of Jack and the Beanstalk and all those other stories that might teach the little lads and lassies to be strong and brave and smart. Because none of that matters. Everyone is above average in the modern world.