Updating the meme (or: In praise of blond guys)

August 28, 2009

Tall, dark, and handsome. That’s the cliché. All us women are supposed to want that Cary Grant type, or if you’re under 40 that George Clooney type, to walk in and sweep us off our feet.

Being Jewish, it drove my mother nuts that I eschewed this archetype and gravitated instead toward the tall, blond, and handsome. But what can I tell you: de gustibus non disputandum est. Or if you prefer French, chacun á son gôut.

A couple of years ago on Makeup Alley (http://www.makeupalley.com), someone inquired if there are any gorgeous blond guys out there in celebrityland. Not sure why she asked; I’m not going to assume she also was taken in by the TDH meme. Maybe she had a bar bet with someone else. A bunch of us came up with a pretty decent list. Herewith, some of my yummilicious faves (some of these men also made my Babes Over 50 list):

Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen with short hair

Troy Aikman

Jeremy Roenick

Craig Kilborn

Reed Diamond

Peter Horton

Ed Harris

Joe Montana

Prince William

Steven Weber

Corbin Bernsen (back when he had a full head of hair, anyway):

Tomas Berdych:

Courtesy of Tomas' web site, tomasberdych.cz

Alexander Skarsgård:

Alexander Skarsgård from an interview with Bizarremag.com

In searching the Web for more candidates meeting these criteria, I came across this blog post, which gets points for its historical framework:

I will be updating this entry periodically.


2 Responses to “Updating the meme (or: In praise of blond guys)”

  1. […] will be updating this list periodically. Also, check out this related post on hot blonds: https://shutyoureverlovingpiehole.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/updating-the-meme-or-in-praise-of-blond-gu… Posted by bucinka8 Filed in Sex, Women Leave a Comment […]

  2. Greg Malone said

    Yup!….Viggo is a hottie! Brad Pitt still gets my heart racing too! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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