100 Days Project

Ben: 100 Writings / 100 Opening Guitar Hooks

various, random creative expressions / writings, inspired partially by 100 popular songs (songs that somewhat begin with a leading hook of a guitar.)

Day 93:

“American Girl” (1977) by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

“American Girl” (1977) by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

After all that’s said and done, it’s great to have someone that’s good looking.  But more often than not, you will choose someone special you can trust, share and laugh with.  Sex is only fleeting.

Of the chorus, I’m reminded of the Miss World, or maybe Miss Universe, pageant I saw on TV back in the 90’s.  It was down to the final three.  A contestant was given the same question, while the other two were kept in soundproof booth.  Of course, Miss Venezuela was there – Always there!  And came up to the question: ‘if you were allowed to do anything, what would it be.’  She delivered a typical ditsy answer of travelling the world, place to world, visit here, there, blah, blah, blah.  The MC thanked her, she exited stage left and then the second contestant, from a country I can’t remember, was given the same question to which she replied with the typical script of saving the world and ridding poverty, etc, etc, etc.  Both were pretty stock answers.  Then came Miss USA, half Korean she looked if I can recall.  When delivered the question, she came up with maybe the greatest pageant answer of all time.  It was unexpected, very personable, down-to-earth, honest, slick, self-deprecating and downright hilarious.  “I … would … EAT!  I'd eat as much as I could.  I'd eat everything.  I'd eat everything twice.  You don’t understand!  I'd eat.”

It was great to see a contestant with a sense of humour, in such a competition that can be very vicious.  It was great to acknowledge the fact that looking that god dam fine didn’t come naturally – none of it was real; it takes a lot of hard work and determination …. and exercise!

The judges laughed too, as did the audience.  No surprises as to who won the pageant that year.  1997, I think it was.

What a beautiful woman.  I mean, they were all beautiful.  I could have had an erection watching that show for all I remember.  Being a man, I would’ve dreamt about being with anyone of them.  But being a human, she shone like silver.  I would’ve loved to get fat with her.

It was a great analogy.  Let’s just say, for example, that all the women in the entirety of the world looked that fine.  It would make not a single difference at all.  We would be right back at the start.  Trying to figure them out and trying to find the special one out of them all.  Nothing would change.  Sex still would only be fleeting.

In real life, you’d like brains WITH the body.  But more often than not, you will do the right thing, and choose the brains OVER the body.  Fucking, at least for me, will last two minutes.  Affection and honesty will last an eternity.  Sex is fleeting.