So this week marked the debut of the 2009 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, a somewhat bizarre American tradition. Traditionally released at the close of the NFL season, the swimsuit issue has always strode uncomfortably along the line mainstream titillation and out and out soft-core. Whatever, I'll leave that for the social critics. All I know is that for as long as I can remember, it was always a big deal to find out what model was going to be on the cover.
So I thought it was interesting this year as yet another swimsuit issue was in the offing and it was revealed that Bar Rafaeli was this year's cover model. I made the comment to the wife that Bar was just a little attractive, and her response was 'Really? I don't see it." Now this is the woman who has never been shy about identifying women who she feels are pretty, so I found this odd. Am I crazy to think that this lady is pretty hot? Deluded into thinking her boyfriend isn't gay, but hot? Or am I just going blind? Let me know. Maybe I'm just getting old, it is possible.