Thursday, November 15, 2007

sexiest man 2007, addendum

Dear Salon,

In response to your "Sexiest Man Living 2007," I'd like to applaud you for including a woman playing a man, a cartoon character, and a spattering of older men, including the venerable Jacques Pepin. It's a truism that you don't have to be actually hot if you're good with food. I also love that you included picks by men. I always love to see which men other men think are hot. Well done.

I must take issue with Alec Baldwin. Of course, the entry comes from one of my favorite women, Rebecca Traister, who asks, "If loving Alec Baldwin is wrong, I don't want to be right." Fine, Rebecca. But it is a little wrong. Then Anderson Cooper. The man is NOT sexy. And he's a sympathy milker.

I humbly suggest drop kicking those two and adding my own replacements: Terrence Howard and Gael Garcia Bernal. Look. I mean, really. Is there any contest?



I eagerly look forward to the Sexiest Woman 2007 picks. Here's $10 on Cate Blanchett winning in both categories this year.

---Brooke

5 comments:

Krista Lyons-Gould and Brooke Warner said...

Oooooh, good calls. May I also nominate Ben Harper and Dave Matthews? Oh, and that Newark, New Jersey mayor, Corey Booker, and the Dirty Jobs guy, Mike Rowe. Ok, I'm done. No. Wait for it. How about the actor/comedian Denis Leary? OK. Good. That's all. Great post.

K.

Andie East said...

I want to nominate Spencer Krug. He makes good music. He looks hot in a moustache. Enough Said.

Sarah said...

Christian Bale. Christian Bale. Christian Bale.

Tara said...

I have witnessed Gael as such an akward geek in a few too many movies lately. Most recently, I watched 10 minutes of "The King" and was so uncomfortable with his character I had to turn it off. I think he's hottest in his Spanish speaking roles. Anyhow, I second the vote for Mike Rowe, he's HIGH-larious and hot!

redbelle said...

Ohh yeahhh to Terrace Howard. This super fine man does not get enough exposure. And while we're on the subject, even though he's persona non grata, Isaiah Washington, late of Grey's Anatomy, is much missed.