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Veleka Gray <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 18 Jul 1999 14:50:07 -0500
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On Fri, 16 Jul 1999 11:35:16 -0400 paul wiener wrote:
> If you or any woman
> could tell me what I may perhaps be missing or overlooking in Liz, or in
> any other female beauty queen, I'd love to know.

Paul, how much do you look like Liz?  Really.  Feature for feature.
Would anyone think you were kin?  There was an episode on The Learning
Channel a few years ago that claimed that people's perception of beauty,
although complex, had a strong relationship to what the eye beholding
and the beholden had in common.  In fact, I think the episode was called
"In The Eye Of The Beholder."  This is why most of us think spiders and
roaches are ugly.  They don't (usually!) look like us.  The more
something looks like us, the more attractive it is.  They say.  And I
agree.  If you're interested, I'll look it up.  I kept that show because
it showed how beauty is perceived on an unconscious level.  I think it
would answer most all of your questions and give you some food for
thought as well.

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