Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Week of Wet: E. M. D. *


* English Major's Dream

Who's your choice for Snaxiest Guy in Middle Earth?
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Monica Burns asks: Who are some other guys who look snaxiest when they're at their scruffiest?
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Daccord, AnneG! Do you mean Olivier Martinez?
Liberté, Egalité, et Snaxissité

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Encore! Next week, special guestblog with Emma Holly, celebrating the release of "All U Can Eat." It's so erotic, and it's out May 2. The same day Emma's here! Cool how that works out, huh?
Encore due! I see Viggo here, and all I can think is: I wants my precious. God, wasn't he just beautiful in that last scene when he was all cleaned up real good?

26 comments:

Julie in Ohio said...

Viggo gets the award for Snaxiest Man in Middle Earth, but Orlando should get the award for Best Hair in Middle Earth.

Eve Silver said...

Julie, I'm with you... Orlando gets Best Hair. Viggo gets Snaxiest Guy in Middle Earth (who just gets snaxier the dirtier he gets). Funny, I don't love him as a blond, but with dark hair, he's definitely hot.

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

Eve, that's so funny you mention the hair thing. I think you're right. I like him darker, too.

I don't know,though, guys. Back in Middle Earth, hat Golum was lookin pretty hot with his comb-over...

I loved the Tolkien cause of all that Medieval imagery. Oh, and I got this cute book of letters Tolkien wrote "as Santa" to his kids each year. The letters can be pulled out of little envelopes. Really sweet and charming. No talk of elves with big, hairy feet.

Julie in Ohio said...

Eve; LOL, I think Viggo is definitely snaxier dirty than when he was all cleaned up in GI Jane. It may have to do with the scruffy hair,too. I have a weakness for long,messy hair. On some guys. Not all can carry it off.

Vivi Anna said...

Viggo is by far the snaxiest man not just in Middle Earth but all of Earth! I luuuuuuuuurve him!

And when he spoke elvish! Yeesh...I coudl feel my legs actually turn into rubber...

Although Orlando was a very close second, and Sean Bean in third...

Actually, whom am I kidding, I'd make a hoggie sandwich out of the three of them, with me as the spread on top...

Monica Burns said...

I think I know why ladies prefer Viggo dark and scruffy. Or at least WHY I DO! LOL It goes with the characters he plays. Generally they're dark and tortured heroes. Of course, I'll take him any way he comes! LOL

BTW, does anyone watch LOST! I don't know what it is about Sawyer that I like, but there's something there. I just wish he'd get the damn hair out of his face. At least Viggo doesn't let it get in the way of his FINE features! LOL

From a writer's standpoint I think LOST has to be some of the best characterization writing I've ever seen on TV. I love the way they tie things together and make you more sympathetic to the character. I started out hating Sawyer, but now....even when he's acting a jerk, I understand him and can forgive him. Ok...gonna stop waxing up on Sawyer. *grin*

Who else can we think of that looks good scruffy??

Monica

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OH, Monica, excellent question! I'm gonna repost (put it up again, not repost in the traditional sense of the word) this with your question.

Lost has great writing? Can I tell you that I am every bit as suspect of TV writing on ensemble shows like that as the GP is of romance?

Shame, oh. shame on me for my own prejudices. I smell a blog coming on about the best shows I should be watching, Mon. Coming soon...

Viv, if I may call you that, I can always count on you to drag the discussion down... to where I love it! Gimmee the nasty. But, I love the way you are so want to make it refined and oh so descriptive. :)

JulieO, I'm so with you on the hair. I only dated one guy with long hair, and it was so so so sexy to feel. I also love really curly hair that's close-cropped, like almost skull-trimmed. Hmmm...sounds a little like my boy, Z from the Brotherhood.

Julie in Ohio said...

Monica, another good scruffy guy would be Brendan Fraser in The Mummy. He can go both ways but I think the scruff he had going on in that movie was so sexy.

As for Lost, I can't get into it. I tried but there are too many twists and turns and I couldn't keep up. It didn't help that the networks would do reruns instead of continuing on with the show, and by the time they put on a new show you would need the rerun to know where you left off.

I think that Frodo should get an honorary snaxy award for having pretty blue eyes. He may not be handsome in the drop-dead-gorgeous-stop-breathing sense but I love blue eyes. They kind of reach out and grab you.

Kelley said...

Orlando Bloom all the way for me!! Loved his hair as you all do, but I also thought he was so yummy.


I learned about your blog from Stacy's. I really love it and will be stopping by more often.

Monica Burns said...

Michelle, Some shows aren't for everyone. *grin* I'll look forward to your post. Personally, I only watch four shows. LOST, Medium, Ghost Whisper (sensing a pattern here LOL) and reruns of The Nanny -the sexual tension between Max and Fran is really great in spots. Not to mention that he's easy on the eyes, and Fran Dresher reminds me of Lucy Ricardo in a number of ways.

Oldest has devoured the I Love Lucy DVD collection we got her for Christmas. *grin* Comedy is a big hit in our house. Of course our lives are a comedy so is it any wonder? LOL

Shifting back to TV Shows, I can't abide reality shows, shows like Dr. Phil or some of the totally inane shows that are on nowadays. I always feel like Disraeli. I'll just write a book I like to read. *grin* (paraphrasing there).


Oh and I watched Pretty Woman again last night, minus all those stupid commerical breaks TBS puts in. Thank GOD for TIVO! Therre are two parts I love. One the underdog scene where Vivian goes into that dress shop all dolled up and tells the girl, "You work off commission don't you? Big Mistake. BIG, HUGE." ROFL I would so love to have a moment like that! The second scene I just adore is the one in the hotel dining room where he's about to enjoy her on the piano. THAT is one hellava sexy scene. You don't have to see the actual act, you can just imagine it! OH MAN! Richard Gere just ages sooo well. Seen him Lately??? Gray hair is soooo good on him!

Man, will you look at the length of this post. *sigh* I write as much as I talk. *sigh*

Monica

Kristina Cook said...

Oh, it's no contest! Viggo is defintely the snaxiest guy in middle earth--the dirtier, the better! Interestingly enough, I found him signficantly less hot at the end when he was all cleaned up and "kingly." I prefer the "Strider" look, for some (likely weird!) reason.

That said, I'm also a big Legolas lover--a close second runner up, and Sean Bean isn't so bad, either.

Actually, I think I might really like to *live* in middle earth.

Julie in Ohio said...

I need to add Johnny Depp to the beautiful scruffy men.

Manda said...

Viggo all the way for me...

As for other snaxy scruffy things, how about Goran Visnjik (sp?) who plays Luca on ER. When he's got a bit of stubble going on (and when he doesn't) he's seriously snaxy.

I feel like I was cheating on Colin Firth yesterday because a friend and I spent the afternoon mooning over Matthew McFadyen in the new P&P. He too has a snaxy wet scene. No wonder we love Mr. Darcy!

Michelle, I'm not a Lost watcher either and so many people have tried to get me into it. Just doesn't draw me though. And I've tried...

Anneg said...

Talk about snaxilicious guys does anyone know who the guy was that played in the Hallmark presentation called "Unfaithful" (I think). Richard Gere was the husband being "sinned against". His TV program name was Paul Martel and he was a bookseller. I've never seen him before but just remember his name sounded French. Had longer dark hair and a front tooth that was just off enough to be sexy. He would look gorgeous wet. I'm going crazy trying to remember his name but he was yummy.

Mary Stella said...

Adrian Paul looks terrific dry, wet, scruffy or sophisticated. Yum!

Monica Burns said...

Oh GOOOD one Mary!

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OK. I'm checkin in when I shouldn't be. But I found AnneGs man.

And, yes. The dirtier, the better, Kristina. As if that needed pointing out...

:)

rachd said...

Man, I missed a good one today! I'm a Legolas kinda girl as far as cutie pies. Now snaxy? That one belongs to Viggo!

Scruffy men, wet men. Definitely snaxy. Gee, wonder what they've been up to...

I too am among the Lost nonwatchers. I just couldn't get into it somehow.

anneg said...

That's him Michelle. How did you find him? You are soooooo good. Thank you.

Vivi Anna said...

Gerard Butler is very snaxy when he's dirty and scruffy...

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

No one has mentioned in this Week of Wet, the erotic nature of photos of wet men. The body fluid thing, the idea of their being bearers of the life force, as it were. Although, too, many photos of wet guys tend to be homoerotic-- which works for me anyway, usually -- but if the subject looks too youthful, the photos get way too creepy.

Yes, Legolas is a very pretty boy. I felt a little creepy ogling him because of the youthfulness and the ear thing. But what a pack of quivers on that fey. or was he the elf?

Did anyone else think that scene around Frodo's sickbed -- when Aragorn and Legolas and the other Hobbits came to check on him -- was a little like a brady bunch episode? Lots of toothy smiles? Although,Legolas was wearing a fetching robin's egg blue frock, if memory serves.

You got it,AnneG. If you ask for him, I'll deliver. Especially if it helps me avoid writing a few minutes.

Snaxy and dirty. Is that redundant, Vivi?

rachd said...

No, Michelle, I don't think snaxy and dirty is necessarily redundant. One can be snaxy without the dirt--see TSO. =)

Vivi Anna said...

LOL, yes Michelle I think it might be....at least in my mind...especially when I'm envisioning that hoggie Middle Earth sandwich was talking about earlier....mmmmm, all of sudden I am so very very hungry... ;-)

Stacy~ said...

Oh I missed the Viggo talk! Loved him in LOTR - he's better scruffy. I like 'em a little messed up - all sexy and drowsy-lookin'. Um, yum.

And I agree on Orlando - only with his romance-cover dark hair, not the blond wig - reminds me too much of Justin Timberlake who does nothing for me.

Clive Owen in "King Arthur" makes my knees weak everytime....

Hope Tarr said...

Have to weigh in on the Viggo light/dark, mussed/clean discussion. Add my vote for dark hair and dirty (oops, I mean "mussed"). ;)

Orlando B. was a cutie pie in "Lord" but far too pretty for my taste. I can't go for pale blonds -- especially when they're better groomed than me!

As for the wet thing, I can't really articulate why, but heck, it just works for me and apparently a lot of us. I'd add I prefer the "wet" to be rain or shower water than sweat tho under the um... right "circumstances" sweat could work, too.



;) Hope

Jolie Mathis said...

HAHA!! English lover's dream. Yes, that's me, and yes, Viggo is my dream. I'm with Kristina -- I'm all for the Strider look.