So, it appears there’s another group of athletes that can give luge, skeleton, ski cross and snowboard cross participants a run for their money in the crazy frozen downhill sports department. Apparently, it’s been around for several years, but I just recently (okay, just today) learned about Red Bull Crashed Ice racing. Considering I have a major soft spot for lunatics on hockey skates, I can’t believe I didn’t find out about this sooner.
If you have absolutely no regard for your physical well-being and have ever thought about ice skating at 40 mph through a 1300-foot long downhill obstacle course including drops, bumps, jumps and gaps then this is the sport for you. Oh, and don’t worry, at least 80,000 people will show up and risk frostbite just for the chance to cheer you on as you hurl yourself down a giant ice chute with knives strapped to your feet and a bucket on your head.
There are plenty of videos floating around out there, but I recommend checking out this 2012 season highlight clip just to get a taste of this madness.
Now, if they could just figure out a way to incorporate jet packs into this without melting the ice…
Whether you love it or hate it (and you should love it), American Psycho is the first movie in which I can recall seeing Justin Theroux. I was reminded of him again this weekend when I watched him in Wanderlust with his soon-to-be wife. He’s one of only a few men I’ve seen who can pull off the dirty hippie look and still manage to be attractive.
He also manages to get away with creepy, slicked-back vampire hair without looking, well, super creepy. I have even found it in my heart to forgive him for occasionally dressing like a goofy hipster. Although he may be planning his wedding to Jennifer Aniston, I see no reason that the rest of us shouldn’t enjoy him a little while longer.
Tis the season…for watching Love Actually (at least once a week). If you’ve seen Love Actually, then you’re already familiar with the undeniably delectable Rodrigo Santoro. If you haven’t seen Love Actually, well, that’s a lecture that I’ll save for some other post.
This 37-year-old half-Italian, half-Brazilian babe magnet cut his teeth in Brazilian telenovelas in the early ’90s before moving on to major roles in Brazilian cinema productions. Some of you might remember seeing him make his American cinema debut when he hit the beach as Randy Emmers in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle or you might remember him as Paulo on the TV series Lost. He was slightly less recognizable as a gold-clad Xerxes in 300.
Admittedly, I don’t know what kind of political relationship exists between the Italians and the Brazilians these days, but I would say that Rodrigo Santoro’s visage is evidence enough to support ongoing close cultural relations between the two countries. Check out his pics and try to avoid drooling on your keyboard.
I found myself thinking that the Gallery could use a few more classy posts. Then I thought, “What’s could be classier than good looking classic movie actors in fedoras?” If fedoras don’t bring a little elegance and swank to the joint, I don’t know what will. Luckily, there is no shortage of pictures of handsome actors in hats floating around on the internet.
Whether it’s Marlon Brando making a missionary swoon in Guys and Dolls or Paul Newman planning and scheming in The Sting, there’s just something about a man in a fedora that captures my attention. It certainly doesn’t hurt to have Cary Grant’s incredible jawline or Gene Kelly’s stellar smile peeking out from under the brim.
I’m glad to see a resurgence in Hollywood of today’s actors donning chic chapeaus from time to time. Anyway, I’ll just leave these here for your viewing pleasure. I need to go see a man about a hat…
After seeing Argo last week, I was surprised to find that despite the excess of horrid polyester suits, I was reminded that Ben Affleck is an incredibly attractive man. He actually manages to make the ’70s shaggy/scruffy look work. In my book, he also redeemed himself for the horrors know as Gigli and Daredevil.
Gone are the days of the spiffy preppy teen he played in School Ties and the pretty boy roughneck from Armageddon. These days Mr. Affleck is busy working his way toward an Oscar trifecta for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor. That kind of ambition is certainly captivating. Regardless, he remains easy on the eyes.
Alright, let’s get real. We all know that Halloween provides the ladies with a great excuse to, well, for lack of a better phrase, skank it up in a skimpy costume. At the end of October, the countryside is overrun with hordes of scantily clad catwomen, busty nurses, Jessica Rabbits and slutty witches. I suspect that without our need to dress in horrendous, inappropriate outfits at least once a year, the vinyl, sequin, spandex and acrylic wig industries might all collapse.
Although the ladies tend to dominate the tasteless costume scene, this doesn’t mean that the men should be left out of all this fun. Gentlemen, let’s not forget that Halloween is a chance for you to demonstrate your right to bare arms (and bare chests and bare legs). There are a multitude of sexy costume choices available to you. Don’t tell me you’ve never wanted to rock the shirtless firefighter look, or dress up like a gladiator and run around yelling, “This is Sparta!”
I only have one recommendation if you’re planning to try out one of the sexier costume choices this year. Before you head out to that costume party, talk to your buddies and discuss your costume choices. The last thing you want is to show up looking like a crowd of rejects from the Village People.