Writing and Having Fun→

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve got a big ol’ stack of magazines that I’ve been trying to find the time to read through. The other day, I had a chance to make a start on that1 stack, and I’m gonna go ahead and pull out a wonderful quote.

It would be easy to write [Nicki] Minaj off solely on the basis of “Anaconda,” a raunchy ode to big butts. On the single’s artwork, she’s squatting in a pink G-string, throwing a provacative glance over her shoulder. The music video features a parade of women with extraordinarily robust derrieres jiggling their assets in various stages of undress. It doesn’t just test the boundaries of good taste – it twerks all over them.2

I actually made my roommate read the article after that, because seriously, that writer was having so much fun with their writing. I mean, “jiggling their assets”? It reminds me of a joke in one of my favorite webcomics, which I’m going to go ahead and link to because y’all should read it, it’s marvelous.

Anyhow, back to the quote – I just wanted to share that because it’s such a wonderful statement. That was written by somebody who really enjoys their job, and I just hope that one day3 I’ll have a job that I enjoy that much.

(I’d also like to add that the article goes on to talk about how Minaj is actually a lot more complex a character than her ‘pop star’ appearance makes her look, and is totally worth a read if you get the chance.)

  1. Okay, I didn’t technically have the time to spare, but sometimes I run out of the ability to keep doing productive things without going insane. Reading magazines was a ‘sanity break.’ 
  2. This is from the February 16th, 2015 edition of Time Magazine, in the article titled “Shape Shifter: Nicki Minaj auditions a surprising new character: herself” by Sam Lansky. 
  3. Off in the not-distant-enough future when I have to be gainfully employed, yuck.