Everything she does is simultaneously hilarious, smart, geeky and sexy. Whether she is name-dropping AfterEllen on Conan or encasing her Emmy in bubble wrap or singing pirate songs with Elmo, Tina is just terrific. Heck, I even happily sit and watch her American Express ad every time it comes on because it’s funnier than 90 percent of the shows on TV. But what really makes Tina great is that all of this seems to flow naturally from her personality. She isn’t putting on. She is genuinely a hilarious, smart, geeky and sexy woman.
Whenever I get particularly down about our vacuous celebrity culture that makes girls with sex tapes famous and reports on starlets in rehab as if they were the genocide in Darfur, I cheer myself with the realization that through all the trash, quality like Tina Fey is still able to rise to the top and outshine them all. Happy weekend and New Year, all.
p.s. Will someone please put “What? Sexy? You are. Shut up.” on a T-shirt. I so want one.