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Life can be good. ♥ Andrew
On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, Taylor Swift made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “The Tonight Show” in which, in a skit alongside an outlandishly dressed Jimmy, she played a consummate dork named Natalie appearing as a guest on her friend’s tv show, “Ew!”, filmed in the friend’s basement.
Here is an excerpt from their conversation:
Taylor Swift: “Well, my name’s Natalie and I’m 13 and I like to eat apricots and I have a band-aid collection.”
Jimmy Fallon: “Ew! What do you do for fun?”
"Taylor Swift: "Uh, sometimes I like to spend a lot of time building popsicle stick castles by myself sometimes."
Though I am not familiar with Ms. Swift’s music, I think it is worth noting what good humor it is for a woman of Ms. Swift’s vast commercial success and critical acclaim, with pop-cultural ubiquity for her beauty, fashion taste, and romantic associations that parallel that earned by her music, to portray herself in good fun in a laughably unflattering light.
In the same way that someone with all the money in the world need never once mention his wealth, someone with Ms. Swift’s considerable gifts can make light of her beauty, her grace, and her good taste. In “The Manchurian Candidate”, Richard Condon wrote, “any attitude of power must always be accompanied by something that makes the privilege of power pardonable”. In an age when talentless hacks routinely have you believe they summer on Mount Olympus, it is as uncommon as it is refreshing for someone so widely esteemed to show such comic humility and endear herself to a public in a way that red carpets and glossy covers cannot.