Project Runway 3, Reunion Show

Manolo says, zzzzzzzzzz. Eh? Oh.

Many apologies. The Manolo had dozed off for the moment, so lulled was he by the tedium of this penultimate episode of the Project Runway 3.

Here is what the Manolo remembers of the show before soft-eyed Hypnos arrived to carry off the Manolo:

1. Tim Gunn, the academic dean at the institution of higher eduation, has the large vocabulary! Three dollar words! Like the “caucus” or the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”!

Of the course, such facility with language is to be ridiculed by the television viewers, especially by those who can only repeatedly describe bad things as “serious ugly”, or who cluck and cackle in their own private bird languages.

2. The extremely handsomey, Jude-Lawish Keith is as unrepentant and as ego-maniacal as ever, and thus it is indeed the shame that he was kicked off of the show, as undoubtedly he would have given us many hours of guilty pleasure hating him. Him so bad.

3. Vincent is as crazy as the barrel of the rabid fruit bats, and only half as nice to the little peoples.

4. After reviewing the passive-aggressive behavior of the Angela’s mother, the Manolo has more sympathy for the Jeffery, who is still the twit but not as evil as first supposed.

5. Finally, and most revealingly, all it takes is the five-second clip of the Jay McCarroll to realize that he is still the best, smartest, and funniest contestant ever on the Project Runway.

The Jay recognized exactly what the Manolo said about the Michael many weeks ago, that being the outsider from the hinterlands is the advantage in this contest. It is socially difficult to be the fashion designer in the places outside of the New York or the Los Angeles, and such social difficulty encourages the development of the strong individual and sometimes eccentric vision. While, the New York and the Los Angeles can potentially homogenize those who are there for too long.

The Manolo adores the Jay and hopes that he will soon achieve that which he is capable of achieving.

And now, it is on to the final episode!


The Origins of the Heels

Manolo says, the Manolo’s amusing and smart internet friends at the blog of the Mental Floss magazine are discussing the origins of the high heels.

How did women get to the point of wanting to look like genetically-modified hooved freaks? They should start by blaming ancient Egyptians and Greeks, 16th-century European nobles, and Louis XIV, all of whom helped set the trend.

As one would imagine, this topic it is of great interest to the Manolo, who is the most avid amateur historian of the shoe.