OH, TINA, YOU’RE MAKING US BLUSH
Tina Fey likes us, she really likes us! No, seriously. She thinks we’re swell. She thinks that we have a good head on our shoulders. And I think, if I read between the lines liberally enough, she would totally pick us first if she went “that way.”
Fine, maybe that last bit is wishful thinking. But she definitely is flattered by our attention.
In the August issue of the British film magazine Empire, the fabulous Ms. Fey addressed her recent inclusion in People magazine’s annual 50 Most Beautiful People list as well as topping the 2008 AfterEllen.com Hot 100 list. (The magazine got their dates mixed up and claimed she topped the list last year. She came in seventh in 2007.)
I take it all with a grain of salt. I think I’m a bit of a token on the People list, like when they put the odd scientist on there. But the AfterEllen one is flattering. I think those girls take more of a 3-D picture before they decide they like somebody.
Woo! You’re right Tina, we do take a 3-D picture. Heck. we’d take a 4-D one if we had done better in our college physics courses. Where is Carl Sagan when you need him?
This is Tina’s second public shout-out to AfterEllen.com. Her first came last year on Late Night With Conan O’Brien.
Just imagine how proud her dad must be now.
Thanks, Tina, we’re flattered by your attention too.
EVEN MORE REASONS TO BLUSH
As if Tina’s attention wasn’t enough, Norwegian handball champions and lesbian power couple Gro Hammerseng and Katja Nyberg gave their own little shout-out to their legions (and I mean legions) of fans at AfterEllen.com.
AfterEllen.com reader Cuna was at the Norway vs. Romania Olympic handball training matches this past weekend and asked the couple to hold up signs saying hello to Gro Hammerseng Fansite and AfterEllen.com readers. And, the sporty ladies happily obliged. (Hat tip, tiff2!)
Aww, doesn’t seeing them with their friendly signs make you want to wave back emphatically at the screen and go, “Hi, hi ladies, hi! Can you teach me handball?” No, just me? Whatever, their signs are adorable either way.
— by Dorothy Snarker