SEX - Now that I have your attention..."? Now imagine the topless lady pictured above used as the sex lure. Would the advertiser keep your attention? Would you be more or less inclined to buy what they are selling? Seen at Age of Hooper (The).
or Why I Don't Grade on The Curve
Cats that know the old feeder get sick of his reminding them that half of the people in any group will be below the group average in any measure. Intelligence, education, beauty, eyesight, body odor, no matter what you measure, half the group is always below average. This statement is unpleasant to hear repeated because it is simply true by definition. It states nothing new. It reflects what is simplistically called the bell curve.
I prefer not to use the bell curve approach to rating folks by certain measures. Honesty, loyalty, wisdom, common sense, avarice, selfishness, and wickedness are but a few examples of such measures this cruel world forces me to make of my neighbors. Some measure virtues, others measure vice.
By my observations, far more than half of the people on Earth fall short on virtue and run long on vice. Use a bell curve to discriminate them at your own risk.
Call me the anti-Pollyanna. My eyes itch.