How Many Blondes Does It Take to Write a Blog?

Ava Aston: Greek Blonde Recording Artist & Blogger

Yesterday after posting the picture of me and the UFO, I was sent the following blonde joke:

Q: What is the difference between a smart blonde and a UFO?
A: There have been sightings of UFOs.

Hardy, har, har.  Somewhere along the line blonde girls became the butt of jokes. I know, because I have heard them all. I decided to tackle this subject matter and get to the bottom of it. So, consider me the newly self-appointed Greek Blonde Czar.

It all can be traced back to the year 1775.  In 1775 in Europe there was a play titled, Les curiosites de la Foire that satirized a French court socialite Rosalie Duthie, who had a habit of pausing a long time before speaking, appearing not only stupid but literally dumb (you know, like deaf, dumb and unable to speak) From that came the term Dumb Blonde.

So you guys out there  have some splainin’ to do because you can’t have it both ways – just sayin’. Throughout time, blonde haired women have been considered attractive and desirable. OK, so you guys like us blondes. I guess so and that is where  the saying, blondes have more fun comes from. Not sure I have ever heard someone say, “Gingers have more fun” –again, just sayin.’

But on the other hand when you guys are in the locker room, out on the golf course or out drinking with your buddies you start talking smack about us blonde chicks. Saying things like we are as dumb as a rock, or that we make little use of our own brain cells or my all time favorite… How many blondes does it take to change a light bulb? Only one. She just stands there, holding the bulb, and the whole world revolves around her.  It is funny because considering most blondes are not “true blondes”, who is the one using brain cells in making a statement like that? Just because a girl has blonde hair does not mean she is a bimbo. The notion that blondes are less serious-minded and less intelligent than brunettes, is reflected in all of those blonde jokes you can find all over the internet. Example:

Q: What do you call a swimming pool full of blondes?
A: Frosted Flakes.

Some people don’t think I am really Greek because I am blonde haired and blue-eyed. Hello, who founded Greece and most of Europe – Vikings and other Scandinavians. The Vikings also inhabited Scotland and they also invaded England from France. So all sorts of Muckery happened in the gene pool in Europe when that happened. As a result though, blonde hair has been considered attractive for long periods of time in various European cultures, particularly when coupled with blue eyes. This perception is exploited in pop culture and also in advertising throughout the world.

No one took more advantage of the stereotype of the blonde than actress Marilyn Monroe. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn explored the ideas of a blonde woman’s appeal. In the film Marilyn played the blonde and actress Jane Russell played her wise brunette friend. The Encyclopedia of Hair describes Monroe’s role as that of “a fragile woman who relied rather on her looks rather than on intelligence – what some people refer to as a  ‘dumb blonde’.  And when she was once asked why she pretends to be dumb, she answers that men prefer her this way. Pop singer Madonna emulated Marilyn Monroe in the early part of her music career. In fact her third tour was called the Blonde Ambition Tour.

In many films they cast a blonde actress to play a stereotypical “dumb blondes” role. Goldie Hawn nails that type of role every time. In the TV series Three’s Company the blonde girl  Chrissy (originally played by Suzanne Somers) was dumb, while the brunette Janet played by Joyce DeWitt was smart.

Here’s another Dumb Blonde Joke:

How to keep a dumb blonde occupied for hours:
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In my career I am going against type casting where the blonde is dumb and the brunette is smart. See, I am the one with blonde hair and the smart one and my manger Mr. Bricks is the dumb one with brunette hair….well the few hairs that are left on his head. So for the record, I may be blonde — but I am also smart!

Blessings,

Ava

xox

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About Ava Aston's Muckery

Hello! Thanks for stopping by. My name is Ava Aston and I am a recording artist and actress. I'm just an ordinary girl who acts, sings, writes songs and now writes this blog. I hope you enjoy my blogging enough to want to subscribe. Blessings, Ava If you want to learn even more about me, check out my website at www.avaaston.com
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6 Responses to How Many Blondes Does It Take to Write a Blog?

  1. The Hook says:

    Blondes have more fun, right? Don’t..ever..change!

  2. tiallarising says:

    From one blonde to another, I just have to say that you rock Ava! Blonde jokes are soooo annoying. I’m blonde and smart too! Yes, I have “blonde” moments, but don’t we all? 😀

    -Tia ❤

    • Wow somehow I pictured you as a brunette. You don’t have your picture on your blog, do you?? And thanks for your kind words.
      I think you will like my new cartoon Ava the Diva that will be on my blog each Saturday. No more bears, it’ll me me, the Greek Blonde Girl.

      Blessings,

      Ava
      xox

  3. ldsrr91 says:

    What do you call a blonde in the basement Ava?

    “Last year’s hide and seek winner!”

    Now before you get upset, I used to be a blond, now I am just old.

    DS

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