Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Fun with Semiotics: Is Bravo Trying to Tell Us Something About Lia Bardeen?






















Possums, there are times when it seems we have fallen asleep with our head on an Umberto Eco tome and then feel like Scully and Mulder in an episode of The BiSex Files. And we wonder, Has the truth been "out" there all along? Are bisexuals the new Knights Templar?

It makes us re-examine everything we thought we knew.

And so, looking at this Bravo publicity shot of recently pykagged cheftestant Lia Bardeen, signs seem to jump out at us: the narrowed eyes, the tough stance, the Jean-Paul Gaultier-esque stripey top, the Carrie Bradshaw-revived name necklace, the studded leather bracelet, the nesting bowls, the fish about to be slit, the Playtex 18-Hour Bra-like curtains, and for God's sake, the papayas (and in Miami, no less, where, as the Miami Herald notes in article on just how easy it is to be unintentionally obscene in Spanish, "let's not forget that flesh-colored tropical fruit full of dark seeds and digestive enzymes that we Havana natives call frutabomba (bomb fruit) because of its shape, reserving its original name for -- well, you figure it out.")!

What's it all mean?

7 comments:

The Big Shamu said...

Wow, you need a new epi much more than I do.

Lori said...

Just came upon your blog. This post had me rolling on the floor. Too funny.

Ms. Place said...

U naughty boy.

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!!! That's what I call a stretch. Well done, but a stretch none the less....Wait, did I just say "Bravo"??? wait um....that must mean....something. Oh well.

Aaron Weber said...

I have *such* a crush on Lia. It's not even funny.

WordNerd said...

I was really hoping for lesbo with Lia, but hey, bi would be fine too. Hilarious post.

Anonymous said...

My friend used to work with her. She's lesbian/bisexual. He said at the time (2 years ago) she was dating a woman, but has also been with guys before.