This is my big brother, ca. 1983. He posts comments here as "WDS".
Do you think he's cute...in an early-80's kind of way? I'm only asking because he's three years older than me, and throughout my adolescence---as if it wasn't painful enough---I was pelted left and right with comments from breathless teenage girls about how cuuuuuuuuuuute my brother was. "Your brother is a HUNK..." they'd say. I also heard, "Your brother is such a FOX!" and "I'm soooooooo in loooooooove with your brother!" with some frequency.
I'm only bringing this up because I never, in all the years I withstood these verbal assaults, could figure out just what in TARNATION these feebleminded girls were talking about. I loved, and still love, my brother...in a sibling kind of way. But I thought, and still think, he's the dorkiest, most bumbling lug in the Northern Hemisphere. Just look at this wrestling (alternative pronunciation for the southern states: "wrasslin'") portrait:
So my question is: Do you think he was a fox? Would you have thought he was a fox in 1983? And if so, is this a universal phenomenon---for siblings to find one another not only unattractive, but disgustingly, vomitotiously unattractive? I can say with a high level of confidence that I'm sure WDS always found me as exceedingly barfalicious as I found him.
Not to be gross, but do you think it's nature's way of protecting against inbreeding?
I'm already regretting that last question.