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Colby Cosh: "I love you, Mindy Jones"
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January 09, 2010, 11:30 PM
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Several commenters have wondered plaintively why so many women like the kind of Bad Boy who would never comment at high-brow blogs.

There`s the converse phenomenon of high-brow bloggers like Colby Cosh who like a certain kind of Bad Girl — entitled, indolent, self-indulgent, languid almost to the point of toppling over. Under the heading "I Love You, Mindy Jones," I found on Colby`s site this December news broadcast from Oklahoma City about Mindy Jones, who steals an ambulance for a 50 mile joy ride ending in the front yard of an ex-boyfriend`s house in some hick town in OK. The great thing is the segment starts with the multi-culti but 100% plastic Ken and Barbie anchors trying to make concerned frowny faces, cuts to the perky Reese Witherspoony local reporterette trying to cover up her Red State accent, and, finally, at 1:05 we get ten seconds of Mindy Jones:

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who doesn`t sound at all like the frantic trailer park loser you`re expecting. She gives the impression that Daddy, of course, keeps a pit bull national law firm on retainer just to get her out of jams like this. She sounds like, I dunno, Katharine Hepburn on `ludes in Bringing Up Baby? The frontrunner for the lead in The Sharon Stone Story? The reincarnation of Tallulah Bankhead?