Hide Jennifer Aniston's boobs

John Derbyshire over at the National Review is provoking lots of unhappy emails with this bit of rumination on why he isn't interested in looking at Jennifer Aniston's breasts:

It is, in fact, a sad truth about human life that beyond our salad days, very few of us are interesting to look at in the buff. Added to that sadness is the very unfair truth that a woman's salad days are shorter than a man's — really, in this precise context, only from about 15 to 20. The Nautilus and the treadmill can add a half decade or so, but by 36 the bloom is definitely off the rose. [NRO via Wonkette]
Now this is the kind of stuff you hear all the time from various morons looking for attention, usually from outraged women, which they take as yet more confirmation that all womankind is obsessed with the inner workings of their libido. I, however, am content to point you to a photograph [via Matt Yglesias] of Derbyshire taken back in the '80s, and leave you to consider which part of his anatomy Aniston would consider worth viewing -- even back in his salad days.

P.S.: I didn't know that conservatives were this open-minded about gawking at teenagers' breasts.

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