My bride and I recently saw the Major Motion Picture A Simple Favor, which was somewhat uneven in tone, but perfectly fine for a random let’s-go-see-a-movie choice, with lots of fashion and interior-design porn to keep the eyes occupied, and we were stuck by the apparent disparity in heights between the stars Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively. After the film, we discussed this important aspect of the filmed entertainment we had just witnessed and I recalled Ms. Kendrick’s Twitter bio:
“Very very small,” so I figured Anna Kendrick for maybe 5-foot nothing, and Blake Lively for 5’10”, and, because I used to be a Shoe Clerk, I threw in a guess on her shoe size, which I decided was a 9. In my four years as a Shoe Clerk at a semi-fancy shoe store for ladies, I saw enough people and enough feet (ugh) to be able to guess a shoe size, and here was an outlet for my now-unused Professional ability! I then proclaimed Kendrick a 6, maybe 5 1/2. The bride disagreed, so it was game on.
Believe it or not, the internet has many sites that will present you with the info on celebrity dimensions. Make sure you agree in advance on a site that will settle the argument.
Make sure they have Sylvester Stallone listed properly, in agreeance with William Goldman.
But anyway, that’s a game now (I lost by a Kendrick), you take two stars in a movie and you go for the parlay. The tie breaker is guessing the difference in heights and shoes sizes with The Price is Right rules, i.e., closest guess without going over. Good luck, and yes, this was mostly an excuse to post this SCTV clip, good day.