Of Brains, Beauty And Suspicious Wives

Too bad she couldn’t have invented an instrument of peace…

City Jackdaw

I was reading a biography of Heddy Lamarr. For a while my wife, Jen, showed no interest. She thought it was a book about a man named Eddie.

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Then she glimpsed the close-up of the face on the cover.

“Have you got that book to perv?”

“Of course not. I picked it up at the library. You know I like old movies, and I was intrigued that she was also an inventor.”

She picked the book up, immediately confronted by the title:

Heddy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman In Film.

“Hmmm . . .” 

She seemed prepared to give me the benefit of the doubt. But it seems the Fates were working against me.

She opened the book, and out of 281 pages, she happened on the very one that informed her that Lamarr acted out the first female orgasm on screen.

“She was a porn star?”

No, I explained…

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