Tim Gunn is a Genius

I love, love, love Project Runway. I love the designers, the challenges, the brilliant fashion and the fashion disasters, the judges (especially no nonsense Nina Garcia). I could watch Project Runway all day, every day, for the rest of my life.

But more than the show itself, I love, love, love Tim Gunn. I appreciate his honesty, his humor, and his all-around good-natured personality.

The following TIme Magazine interview with Tim Gunn showcases why I love him and why he should have a position is the next president’s cabinent. Judging by his answer to one question, that will probably only happen if Barack Obama is elected.

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Thanks To American Idol, I Publicly Embarassed Myself…. Again

It’s bad enough that whenever I admit that I sort of like Paris Hilton, I get dirty looks from my classmates. You know, that we-go-to-an-elite-womens-college-so-how-dare-you-even-so-much-as-care-about-that-worthless-excuse-for-a-woman look.

Today, I managed to top that blunder.

My politics professor asked if anyone watched American Idol. And guess who was the only person who raised her hand? ME!

And then everyone (all forty people) turned and stared at me.

Except this time it was more of a we-go-to-an-elite-womens-college-so-how-dare-lower-yourself-to-the-level-of-a-UMass-student-and-fill-your-mind-with-pointless-garbage look.

Some people take things too seriously.

And now I’m going to watch The Real World, because that is another example of just how fantastic American media and culture can be.