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Sexiest Man Alive 2008

Posted in Entertainment, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2008 by gyma


People Magazine has announced that Hugh Jackman is their 2008 Sexiest Man Alive.  I guess I can agree with that – and there have been some years when I wondered, ‘huh?’

Of course I don’t really follow movies, but I think I saw him several years in some time traveling movie with Meg Ryan, right?  I’m just not much into the Hollywood scene and all that.

In no particular order and with no regard for previous ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ titles here are a few of the fellows I’d nominate if someone actually cared about my opinion:


No explanation needed.


Mark Harmon in his younger days.  And he’s aging well.


My favorite Bond men:





This is my long shot – Robson Green, a British actor.  Watch Reckless and you’ll see what I mean!


I’m a Voracious Reader Also

Posted in Politics with tags , on October 22, 2008 by gyma

There’s an article about the Palins in the People magazine due out on Friday.  You can read the entire pitiful thing at the link.  This was my favorite part:

 Tina Fey plays you sort of bubble-headed. You obviously –
: That’s funny, I play her bubble-headed, too, when I imitate her.

– but you don’t get to be governor without being smart, so how would you describe your smarts?
SP: How would I describe my smarts?

Do you think you’re intellectual?
: Yessss. And you have to be up on not only current events, but you have to understand the foundation of the issues that you’re working on as a governor. I had to do the same thing as a mayor. So it is not just current events but it’s much more in-depth than that to understand how, in the case of me being governor, how did our state get to the position that we are in order for a decision to have to be made. You can’t just go on what is presented you. You have to know the background, you have to know the players involved before you make a policy call. So, um, it’s uh, it’s a good job, it’s a tough job and it’s a very, very serious job. And no. You don’t get to be a governor by being –
TP: – going with the wind.
SP: Yeah definitely. You don’t just go with the flow and take a political pulse on policy. You have to go with what the foundational knowledge is that you have on issues in front of you and you have to put the people you are serving, put them first. You put them before partisanship you put them before special interests. That’s how you make decisions as governor.

How do you get that knowledge?
SP: I’m a voracious reader, always have been. I appreciate a lot of information. I think that comes from growing up in a family of schoolteachers also where reading and seizing educational opportunities was top on my parents’ agenda. That was instilled in me.

Why would Palin admit that she’s an intellectual?  Isn’t that being elitist?  I’d love to see her debate Bill Clinton, Sir Paul Nurse, Lisa Randall, Richard Dawkins, or  William F. Buckley if he were still alive.

I’m still in awe that she thinks she’s an intellectual.  This from a woman who went to how many colleges and isn’t remembered by any of her advisors or professors?

People’s 10 Best Dressed List

Posted in Entertainment, Politics with tags , on September 17, 2008 by gyma

Michelle Obama was named to People’s 10 Best Dressed List.  Noticeably absent:  Cindy McCain.  I guess money can’t buy everything.  (meow)

Others on the list included Charlize Theron, Kate Hudson, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwyneth Paltrow, Fergie, Heidi Klum, and Eva Mendes.

I’m not sure I agree with all of these, but what do I know?

I’m sure this is some Communist plot to get the Obamas elected to the White House.