Saturday, February 27, 2010

WoW - Wallpaper of the Week - extra

Today will see Brandon Beemer hit the big three-o. He's one of those quintessential soap studs, almost unbearably pretty, but with a totally rockin' bod. I've not seen any of his work, other than bits on YouTube. Which is fine by me, since who wants to wade through all that plot and character development crap? Straight to the ogling, I say.

Sharing a birthday with Brandon, and but a year younger, is Josh Groban. I could gush and gush about Josh. First heard him whilst doing The Laramie Project, when we used To Where You are in a scene I was in. I'd cry when it played, which was perfect for the scene. Got the CD the song was on (Josh's first) and that was it.

Boy's got it all, above all the voice. I love singing along with his songs, since we have pretty much the same range, so unlike so many popular singers today, he's not high nasal tenory. But why-oh-why are all the good ones straight, involved or not interested? There oughta be a law, I tell ya.

There's another birthday this week, sort of. See who tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The time is near, I fear

I took Mom into a hospice house today. She went in one last week, but wasn't comfortable there. But things have progressed such that she decided to go again and stay for a while this time. The way things are going, I really don't think she'll be coming back out again. Whether it's the cancer or something else, I think this is it. I'll muddle through somehow, and thank God for all the good times we've had, and the memories I'll treasure of them. More as I know more.

Monday, February 22, 2010

WoW - Wallpaper of the Week

This week's offerings definitely cover the taste spectrum.

We begin with the strapping Ed Quinn, whose 42nd birthday is Friday. He's one of those guys who could read the phone book and it'd be sexy. If he did it wearing a kilt, I wouldn't complain, either.

He started out being a WB guy on Young Americans and Jack & Jill. Surprising, since he was in his thirties at the time. Guess they knew a good thing when they saw it. After some movies and more TV, he got a regular spot on Eureka, where I discovered him. And thought, "Woof!" and "Grrr!" and other less intelligible things. Then they killed off his character after only a couple of seasons! At least he's got some work on True Blood.

More in a few days.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Blue Lagoon

The Pirate Movie

A Night in Heaven

His face is showing some wear, but for a guy one year shy of 50 today, Christopher Atkins still looks totally do-able.

I don't think I saw The Blue Lagoon in the theater, and maybe not for a while after, but I was certainly aware of him b/c of that movie. Still have the issue of Playgirl somewhere, which he did in '82. Boy had no qualms about showing it all, unlike most celebs that appeared in the magazine. He didn't need to; he was really beautiful. He looked better with the straight hair, rather than the Annie curls, too. Yes, I did look above the waist, thank you very much. I appreciate the entirety. If anything, I'm an eye and butt man, so I like 'em coming and going.

He was in one of my favorite silly movies of all time (right up there with Airplane!), The Pirate Movie, with Kristy McNichol. Whatever happened to her? Seeing the movie the first time is still memorable. I was at an SCA event in Orlando at a condo complex. Weird, admittedly, but there you go. A group of us decided to go see the movie. Imagine, if you will, a group of twenty medieval reenactors, in costume, watching a movie that's a parody of The Pirates of Penzance. I think we were the only ones who got all the jokes. Plus, Chris Atkins shirtless a lot, sheer heaven.

Speaking of which, A Night in Heaven. Another cheesy movie, but not so good. Yeah, Chris played a stripper and there was brief nudity, but not enough to make up for the movie as a whole. Neat that it was filmed here in Florida, though.

He played cougarbait on Dallas after, then various movies and TV and such. Saw him last year on VH1's Confessions of a Teen Idol, and like I said before, he's pretty fine still. More about him at his official site.

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