I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Bill Cosby - failed seducer

A long time ago, back when I was in college, a friend of mine named Dave H. tried to teach me about the art of seduction.  The lessons were fairly simple.  You were supposed to ply your intended with a cocktail or two, possible a joint, make them feel special as you maneuvered yourself close enough and then slowly let nature run its course.  I tried it once and my intended and I both ended up getting drunk and so nothing happened.  Celebrities, on the other hand, have long had a reputation for being seducers.  They seem to have this extra pheromone called 'Celebrity Status,' which seems to drive both men and women wild.  Back in his day, Errol Flynn was a notorious seducer of women... and sometimes men,

Errol wearing his 'hit me' smile

And it isn't just actors (and actresses) who have been seducers.  It's musicians (some rock stars are real sluts) and poets, and playwrights, and rocket scientists, and televangelists, and politicians, though the Republicans seem to get caught out more than the Democrats, most likely because they tend to have a wider stance.
So, why all the hub-bub about Bill Cosby?  None of his accusers seem to have been physically forced.  He didn't threaten them and throw them down on the bed and ravish them within an inch of their lives.  There was alcohol involved in some cases, but none of them claim to have been slobbering drunk before he took advantage of them. 
I think Bill's real problem is that he's made a career out of playing clean-cut characters.  He wore a lot of sweaters.  How many seducers do you know (if you know any) own that many sweaters?  His total reputation is being "Mr. Nice Guy," not your average Joe who sometimes gets a little too horny for his own good.  Back when his celebrity pheromones were pumping out in over time mode, he didn't realize his own career was setting him up as a failed seducer.  In their own minds, those who were nailed by Errol Flynn had bragging rights, but let's be honest, who would really want to brag about getting nailed by Mr. Huxtable?

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