Taylor, maid

Point: Taylor Swift is the soul of innocence in this promotional picture she did for Keds, arguably the least-sexy shoes this side of your old worn-out Chucks.

Taylor Swift for Keds

Counterpoint: A bit of exposition from Man of Veal, the Superman parody in MAD #524 (December ’13), written by Desmond Devlin. Says Snor-El:

The MacGuffin carries the historical genetic record of every Kraptonian’s birth! It must be kept out of Generally Odd’s hands! That’s why I will steal it, dissolve it, and encode the data inside my son’s body. He’ll contain more different DNA samples than Taylor Swift’s bedsheets!

Steal before Odd!

We’ll give Taylor herself the last word. In her InStyle cover story (November ’13), the interviewer says in seeming disbelief: “You’ve never been in love?”

I don’t know. I think that you can love people without it being the great love. Ed [Sheeran, her tour mate] said something that really resonated with me. He says there are different kinds of love. There’s physical attraction, mental attraction, and emotional attraction; there’s also comfort and obsession. You need to have all of those things in one person. You have to mentally respect them, be physically attracted, and have a comfort level. You’re obsessed with them, yet you also know they’re going to stay. I’ve never had that in one person.

I know the feeling. And if her next album contains a song titled “Bite me, Ed” — well, no explanation required.



  1. roger green »

    20 October 2013 · 5:23 am

    Taylor Swift was answer to jeopardy question this week third female artist after Aretha and Madonna with forty top 40 hits.

  2. CGHill »

    20 October 2013 · 11:55 am

    And you know what? I can remember all of Aretha’s, and most of Madonna’s — but maybe only half of Taylor’s.

  3. Dan B »

    22 October 2013 · 1:41 pm

    I don’t get all the slut-shaming on Swift. Even if she’s been with everyone the tabloids claim she has over the past 5 years, the count would still be considered a slow MONTH for Billy Idol or David Lee Roth back in the 1980s.

  4. CGHill »

    22 October 2013 · 3:01 pm

    Another reason why I chose to give her the last word.

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