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Jimmy Kimmel confounds several stereotypes at once

So late last night I was tweeting about Lindsay Lohan (and Bruno Mars, and various other topics that were, I’m sure, equally fascinating) and someone sent me a link to Jimmy Kimmel‘s hottie body hump club video (above). So I …

Fri, Mar 25, 2011, 12:30

   
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So late last night I was tweeting about Lindsay Lohan (and Bruno Mars, and various other topics that were, I’m sure, equally fascinating) and someone sent me a link to Jimmy Kimmel‘s hottie body hump club video (above). So I watched it, and I wondered the following:

1. Who is Minka Kelly? Is she a strange amalgamation of Mila Kunis and Leighton Meester, or is she an actual person, all on her own?

2. Is Modern Family really that funny? I watched an episode on the airplane on Tuesday and, really, my personal jury is still out.

3. Is it funny to joke about how sad Jessica Alba was “before she was hot”, when, let’s face it, she probably was?

4. Is it funny to joke about how sexy Scarlett Johansson is when, let’s face it, she really is?

5. Is it funny to joke about how ripped Kelly Ripa is when, let’s face it, she really is?

6. Is it funny to . . . you see where I’m going with this.

Is the joke on the celebs in the video, or is it on us, sitting at home, feeling vaguely comforted about not having A-list bodies by watching videos of people who do? Answers on a postcard.

And to the one person who will inevitably say, “what has this got to do with fashion?” I will say this: It’s not about fashion, per se, but 99% of fashion is about women, and 99% of weightloss videos and programmes are for women, ergo, I have combined these two powers for a post that will be relevant to 99% of my readers. Good day to you.