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Mailbag April, 12 2013

The Highsnob Mail Bag – Kate Upton, Diddy, Boob Studies and ’93 Hip-Hop

You’d be surprised at how many interesting, weird and downright creepy emails we receive on a weekly basis. Rather than deleting them, we thought we as an editorial staff would take a crack at answering some of the questions that pique our interest and post them every Friday. From sartorial questions to matters of the human body, nothing is too weird…unless it is and now we’re alerting the proper authorities. To the questions!

Reader Penny Lane asks: According to a French researcher, bras are actually the culprit for saggy breasts. Thoughts?

Penny is of course referring to the recently released study by Professor Jean-Denis Rouillon – a sports science expert from the University of Besançon in Eastern France – who claims that “bras are a false necessity.”

“Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity.” On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.”

The 15-year study goes on to suggest that women who chose to go “all natural” benefited from “more tone,” while a bra led to the breast “withering and degrading more quickly.” The thought of one of the greatest things about the human body “degrading” makes it sound like a piece of land once inhabited by a boisterous amusement park which suddenly was closed down due to mismanagement. Ladies, don’t foreclose on your breastessses. Let those puppies feel the wind in their face.

Reader Ryan W asks: Would you rather have Diddy’s money for a day, or sex with Kate Upton for a lifetime?

News that music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has been canoodling with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton has been making the rounds on the Internet lately. While each camp has come out denying the rumors, it still sets up a juicy hypothetical; lots of money that you couldn’t spend and enjoy all in one day, or a lifetime of pleasure whose novelty would eventually wear off? Nowhere does it make mention of Upton aging like a natural human being, so I’m gonna go ahead and amend this question and take Upton in the sack – at her current age – in the ball room – with Colonel Mustard – with the candle stick.

Reader 2CoolforSchool asks: It’s been twenty years since the release of Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest and Enter the 36 Chambers by The Wu-Tang Clan. Which do you think was the superior album?

1993 was indeed a glorious year for hip-hop music including other notable releases like In God We Trust by Brand Nubian, Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z. by 2Pac,  Till Death Do Us Part by Geto Boys, Home Invasion by Ice T, Slaughtahouse by Masta Ace, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1The World is Yours by Scarface, Buhloone Mindstate by De La Soul, ’93 Til Infinity by Souls of Mischief, Enta Da Stage by Black Moon, Get in Where You Fit In by Too $hort, No Need For Alarm by Del the Funky Homosapien, Lethal Injection by Ice Cube and Doggystyle by Snoop Doggy Dogg.

You’re potentially putting both group’s greatest body of work head-to-head – although the case could be made that Low End Theory is Tribe’s best album. Personally, I think Enter the 36 Chambers beats Midnight Marauders out by the slimmest of margins simply because Wu-Tang’s album was a game changer, and Tribe had already solidified its place in hip-hop.

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