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In August, Dooce and somebody else¹ posted their Lists of Five within a few days of each other, and I thought that this would be a fun idea for a blog post, so I started compiling mine. It has taken me two months to get where I am now, which is:

ayoademosaic1. Richard Ayoade is a Cambridge graduate (and former president of Footlights), the talented director of many music videos and the star of The IT Crowd, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, The Big Fat Anniversary Quiz and several creepy posts on my blog that would scare him off if he ever got to know me. Sigh.
reynoldsmosaic2. Ryan Reynolds. When I watched Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, I used to wish that Berg had his own show because he was funny, and nothing else about that show was. This is the way I feel about a lot of things Ryan Reynolds has been in: he is usually - unfortunately - a beacon of comedy and beauty in a sea of crap. He is strong enough to carry a lot of movies that wouldn't have been worth watching otherwise.
pennmosaic3. Kal Penn is delightful and beautiful as Kumar (who lights weed on fire), Kutner (who lights patients on fire) and Gogol (who I don't remember lighting anything on fire EXCEPT MY HEART²), and I forgive him for not visiting me when he was in Srahtown. And he's a teacher!
segelmosaic4. Jason Segel. To tell you the truth, I had some difficulty filling the #4 spot. The list was stuck at 3 for a long time, with potential additions added and removed, but after watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall on the plane on the way to China, I decided Jason Segel needed a spot. Not so much because he was so very naked but because he wrote the movie, which was very cute and clever. For this, I am willing to overlook the fact that he pretty much stalks people in everything he's in.
20081020questionmarks.jpg 5. I can't come up with anyone else. Even in my wildest celebrity fantasies, I am bounded by practicalities like "He is a little too old for me, and the press would say he was robbing the cradle, so I'll leave him off the list for his own protection" or "Gee, I like his wife/girlfriend too much to break them up" or "It would be a waste of a spot to put anyone on the list who is dead or gay or fictional or who I love a younger version of, because I have not yet invented a time machine and even if I did, I hate time travel."

For someone with as active an imagination as mine, I am quite unimaginative.

¹ I thought this was Gretch-a-sketch but she said it wasn't. It was probably one of you jerks lovely people who are always deleting old blogs/blog entries and that's why I can't find it anymore.

² Not really. Gogol is not always a terrifically sympathetic character. But I couldn't think of anything else for him to light on fire.

srah - Monday, 20 October 2008 - 5:28 PM
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Comments (14)

gravatar jamelah - October 20, 2008 - 7:01 PM -

It was me. I posted my list of five. And then a few months later my blog cannibalized itself. Sorry about that.

gravatar srah - October 20, 2008 - 8:17 PM -

Aw darn! I didn't want to blame you for your blog cannibalizing itself. But now I remember why I couldn't find it - I had it saved-for-later in Bloglines for months and then after your blog ate itself I was like, "No use in saving THAT."


gravatar Cherri - October 21, 2008 - 6:38 AM -

I love Jason Segel, but he needs to cut his hair. I've gotten distracted in almost every episode of HIMYM this season because I inevitably started staring at his hair and wishing he would cut it. It looks really gross this season.

gravatar Cherri - October 21, 2008 - 7:01 AM -

And nevermind my crazy English in that comment. It is early in the morning.

gravatar srah - October 21, 2008 - 7:17 AM -

That's another reason I hesitated to put him on the list: he can look really good OR really bad. My solution: he needs a woman's touch. The only reason his hair's all stringy and long and horrible is that someone has let it get that way, or rather no one has suggested that he cut it.

gravatar alfie - October 22, 2008 - 12:12 AM -

I read somewhere that JS is convinced that FSM will kill any chance of him ever dating again because women have already seen ALL of him.

gravatar alfie - October 22, 2008 - 12:14 AM -

Also, thank you for keeping RR despite his one horrible feature.

gravatar Gretchen - October 22, 2008 - 2:03 AM -

I knew it wasn't me! Anyhow, I'm totally going to do this in a few days.

gravatar srah - October 22, 2008 - 6:50 AM -

Why buy the cow when you can see the cow naked for free?

Or however that goes.

What is RR's one horrible feature? ScarJo? BURN.

gravatar Lexi - October 22, 2008 - 6:33 PM -

My friend saw Kal Penn in a bar, and went up to him and said "you're Kal Penn!" and his reply was "oh thank you for not calling me Kumar! nobody ever knows my real name!"


gravatar alfie - October 23, 2008 - 9:09 AM -

Yes, that was the horrible feature I was thinking of.

gravatar srah - October 23, 2008 - 11:14 AM -

@Lexi - And he's easy to please! All the more reason we should be together!

gravatar DSvT - October 25, 2008 - 5:22 AM -

Happy blogoversary!
Life beside the edge

gravatar Teena in Toronto - October 25, 2008 - 9:40 AM -

Interesting list. Ha! I love "Friends"!

Happy blogoversary!

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