True Pouty Lips Are Rare

Truly pouty lips cannot be obtained using make-up.

Women with genuinely pouty lips just have them naturally. The two celebrities with the best natural pouts are:

Molly Ringwald:

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and Tea Leoni:

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A woman with a true pout just has it all the time. Basically, her top lip does not cover her upper teeth, which is a lot cuter than it sounds.

The effect is probably to create an exceptionally feminine and youthful look, in a similar way to what is discussed here. As a woman ages, her lips get less full and thinner. It would be interesting to see what changes occur in the lips of women like Molly Ringwald and Tea Leoni as they age. The cute effect of a true pout is not quite the same as puffy lips, but it is probably similar. I have seen some unflattering shots of Molly Ringwald, but she looks quite nice here, and her lips are still pouting away. I think this picture was taken in 2013:

 

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Two recent searches that found this blog

 

“Why am I attracted to short-haired women?”

 

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“How to sit on a guy’s lap?”

 

 

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The correct position in which a gentleman should propose

WRONG

 

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RIGHT

 

One of the cutest things I have ever seen

Molly Ringwald and others dancing to the song “We Are Not Alone” in “The Breakfast Club” (1985):

 

 

Molly Ringwald is quite tall (173 cm  – 5 feet 8 inches)  and is a striking figure dancing so energetically.

 

In this version, the original song has been replaced with “Footloose”, and the film is “flopped”: that is, a mirror image of the one above. In fact, it is the correctly oriented film (as you can see from the legible posters and other signs) but the wrong song!

 

Carolyn Farina and Molly Ringwald and hair colour

I wrote recently about redheads, forgetting one of the best examples, the 1980s teen actress Molly Ringwald:

 

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She was kind of pouty, but it didn’t seem to make her come across as obnoxious, at least not in “Pretty in Pink”. For some reason, I actually saw that film, and I assume I hired it. It was very interesting, not least for James Spader’s role as the nasty rich boy.

A less characteristic picture, perhaps, but it shows her striking colouring well.

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Toulouse-Lautrec depicts a redhead (and provides another example of my point that “Classic Art Was Not All Fat Chicks“):

 

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I included a picture of Molly Ringwald, with darker hair, at my Carolyn Farina post. It certainly shows the resemblance that some people have seen between the young Farina and Ringwald.

That Carolyn Farina post continues to get a lot of attention. Somebody came to it today and had a very thorough look (over 400 page views)

Whoever you are, why not leave a comment here?

Frankly, I had no idea that such a number of page views was possible. Whoever it is is clearly fascinated, and the event of their arriving and spending so much time looking at my post is a “black swan event“, that is, a rare event which “blows the bell curve”.

Rainbow Birds

Rainbow effects in parrots’ plumage

I have sometimes wondered why it is that scarlet macaws show the colours of the rainbow in order. That is, not only does this parrot have “all the colours of the rainbow” but they are in the same order on the body (or at least the wings) of the bird as the colours in a rainbow. It suggests some kind of structural cause for the coloration rather than individual pigments that just happen to be present in the bird’s plumage in the order of a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue …

 

Scarlet Macaw

 

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This paper “The Chemical Structure of the Pigments in Ara macao Plumage” by Stradi et al. suggests that something structural is indeed going on. A quote: ” We expect to demonstrate that the brilliant colors of the parrot plumage are principally due to such interactions, and that parrots construct their rainbow of color simply by modulating the interaction of a few endogenous yellow pigments with the plumage keratin. “ That is, there may be a single basic pigment that is converted “structurally” to produce other colours. What is interesting is that the structural modulation seems to vary in such a way that the plumage shades change in the same order as a rainbow, at least in the case of Ara macao, the scarlet macaw.

Another parrot, the sun conure (Aratinga solstitialis) has a somewhat similar pattern of colours as the scarlet macaw, with the colours of the rainbow in rough order, with the reds, oranges and yellows at the top of the bird and the greens and blues on the wings. This conure is probably fairly closely related to the macaws.

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The eastern rosella (Platycercus eximius), a bird common around here in Canberra, Australia, also has its coloured feathers moving in a fairly orderly way through the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue ..:

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On the other hand, despite its name, the rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus) has its colours of the rainbow in no particular order:

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(Based on this post from a previous blog of mine.)

 

ADDENDUM:

Here is a picture of the endangered Australian orange-bellied parrot (Neophema chrysogaster):

 

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It also seems to have the same kind of colour order as the spectrum: … orange, yellow, green, blue … (moving upwards from the orange belly).

And another Australian parrot, the mulga parrot (Psephotus varius) also shows a hint of the same order ascending the bird’s body … red, orange, yellow, green? (turquoise?), blue …

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Feminists, still angry with Aristotle

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