Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Juliet vs. Hannah

In honor of tomorrow's special day, Smoking Hot Roommate has devoted herself to putting together a little "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Home" quiz. She plans on quizzing you on things that have either appeared here, or could have been deduced somewhere in the 725 posts I have written since October of 2006. She is one of the few people who has likely read every single one of them, but I think there are others, and tomorrow we are going to test your retention.

Not sure what kind of prize will be available to the winner. Or winners, since we have no rules yet. It will fall somewhere between a "Job Well Done" email and an all-expense paid four month vacation at a spa in Bali. Probably closer to the email;-)

Anyway, I hope you are as excited as me about this...I am dying to see what she comes up with!

In the meantime, let's talk Girly Pop. Let's settle a raging question that threatens to tear apart America at its seams: Taylor Swift or Miley Cyrus? I understand that they are BFF's, even though they both dated (the same? different) Jonas Brothers, but for today's purposes, we are making them into rivals.

I love both Miley Cyrus and Hannah Montana, and I will not apologize for either. I find it amazing that Billy Ray Cyrus spawned something that good looking, and have spent way more of my life watching her show than I care to admit. On the downside, she keeps dating 22 year olds, and that is really creepy.

I also take issue with her mixing metaphors in her new song. What is it Hannah, are we moving mountains or are we climbing them? They mean very different things, you know... You can't have the best of both worlds when mountain-related metaphors are involved, Miley!!!

On to Taylor Swift...and my adoration for her is pretty well documented. And not just because she and Munchkin bear an uncanny resemblance to one another. She makes some of the most listenable bubblegum music I have ever heard...and I love that she sings a song where the guy f's up, and when he asks for a second chance, she tells him to go screw...that is a good message for young girls!!!

I have some issues with her, too. For one, she sings about having really grown-up relationships for a girl who is basically like a sophomore in High School. Second, she tends to also cover marriage a lot, and that is just not cool when you are 16...or 18...or 14 or whatever. Finally, like half of her songs are about the dorky shy girl that can't get the cool boy's attention. Fine, but are you not aware that you are Taylor Swift? Somehow I don't see small-town-football-star-boy not noticing the leggy, gorgeous, pop star in the back of his math class...maybe she wears glasses, that usually throws the boys off;-)

Final analysis, I love them both, and I am comfortable enough to admit it! I dare you to not turn up the radio when Love Song comes on...weird, underage overtones aside...

So, in today's important topic...thoughts?


Rachel H. said...

I love Taylor Swift! She is so much fun!!

SG said...

I personally can't stand Miley Cyrus...I think she's the next Lindsay Lohan and it will be just a matter of time before she's in rehab too.

Taylor Swift however I love. I think she's adorable.

Funny that you say Munchkin looks like her. I was picturing Munchkin as a brunette.

Jane226 said...

Team Taylor all the way.

Miley is way too mouthy for my liking. And tries too hard to be the next It Girl.

Katie said...

Taylor Swift wins in my book! She is awesome - gorgeous, classy, smart, and writes her own music. And I love that she hasn't seemed to let the fame get to her (as Miley has) -- she still seems like a down to earth, sweet girl.

kage said...

Hi just found your blog today...enjoyed reading some of your old posts.

As for the question at hand - definitely Taylor Swift. I find Miley Cyrus to be very smug and bratty. I agree with SG...she's just a scandal and an eating disorder away from being the next Lindsay Lohan.

Emily said...

I'm a fan of Miley Cyrus, but Taylor Swift is my hero! Just the fact alone that she writes her own songs and controls virtually every aspect of her own career gives her 10 million more points than Miley. Taylor's Fearless tour rocked and did you see her rap with TPain? TSweezy = pure genius!

So, yeah, TSwift is def my favorite. In case you couldn't tell.

Ys said...

I'm a Miley fan :) My sister takes the piss out of me for it hehe. She's a cute kid and everyone seems down on her - I always like the underdog ;)

As for Taylor, well, she's just adorable, isn't she?

They both make my womb scream hehe.