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AIDEN AUCTION WINNING OFF TOPIC THREAD: Athletes & Actors (that just about covers it for me don'tcha think?)

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  • #81
    Is this like a Beaver Drilling moment?

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by CrazyEventer:
    I'd have to say Orlando Bloom, Sean Biggerstaff, and Josh Hartnett.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Sean Biggerstaff?

    This week's "Big Muddy" Award goes to Bush's medical advisors. A 5 day road trip after being injected with a live virus??

    "But every time I read the papers, that old feeling comes on;
    We're -- waist deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool says to push on.
    Pete Seeger

    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


    • #82
      Just wanted to jump in here regarding athletes/actors....

      Football: Whoever said Jason Sehorn...right there with ya! He is quite yummy!
      Baseball: I'm a big Omar Vizquel fan...he can play shortstop like no other and he's adorable!

      Actors: Anybody watch Third Watch? Talk about dimples...check out Eddie Cibrian. I also love Jason Wiles, too. Wow!

      If I can find some pics...I'll post them.



      • #83
        Hmmm, this is a tough one. Actors....Paul Walker is definitely up there. So he's not a great actor, do we care? No. or Maybe Orlando Bloom playing Legolas in the LOTR.

        As for athletes.......Andy Roddick the tennis player has to be one of my favorites. Just so much fun to watch that boy play.
        You know, if you took this jello, put it in a mold and froze it, you could be like look....an emerald. Dude, I'd kick some guys ass he ever tried to give me a jello ring.


        • #84
          Always thought former Lakers coach Pat Riley was a hottie.

          As for Vincent D'Onofrio, he did marry the wrong Dutch blonde I think...


          • Original Poster

            And who could forget Dan Cortese...

            California Dreamin'...
            Attached Files
            Not all who wander are lost.


            • #86
              <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LJD:
              Matt Harpring of the Utah Jazz and Keith Van Horn of the Philly 76ers... gorgeous.

              _- Lindsay -_<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

              Matt Harpring is one of my best friends brothers. The entire Harpring family went to my school, and I always see "the boys" (there are like 3 or 4 of them! ) whenever I go over to see Megan.


              ~Disgruntled College Students Clique~Georgia Clique~Junior Clique (Can I please still be a member?? )~ Buckle Bunnies
              ~Disgruntled College Students Clique~Georgia Clique~


              • #87
                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Coreene:
                As for Vincent D'Onofrio, he did marry the wrong Dutch blonde I think...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                Married wrong? Clearly. As for the dutch blonde part, I am not so sure about that. I'm thinking a Southern Redhead would have been a better match for the QHTM.
                Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.


                • #88
                  Hoping VTRider sees this, Jeff Gordon was left off the list as was Jimmie Johnson. (Nascar)

                  As for my older actor side, Pierce Brosnan is just ahhhh... to die for? I guess those would be the words. I've set my sights on Elijah Wood though or Jack Osbourne.

                  - Lindsay -


                  • #89
                    Oh, Vinnie just hasn't YET married the correct Dutch blonde. That's the way to look at it!


                    • #90
                      DMK, I believe that you are correct!

                      Sean Biggerstaff obviously needs to go on a Beaver Drilling expedition!

                      Dearest Santa: All I really want for Christmas is flying LEAD CHANGES!!
                      Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!


                      • #91
                        Lordy, could you imagine going through life with the last name "Biggerstaff"? That's about as provocative as my next door neighbors. Their last name used to be "Oder" until they went to court and changed it.

                        By the way, Beezer dear, did you notice that FatLilPony's name description thingy reads, "Owner of a different Beezer than Merry" or something similar. I always knew I was your master, LOL!


                        • #92
                          <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>...could you imagine going through life with the last name "Biggerstaff"? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                          Not a famous person, but one of my colleagues had a student named Fuk Yu in one of his classes. He referred to him as "Mr. Yu."
                          The Evil Chem Prof


                          • #93
                            I'm DYING here!
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Peggy:
                            Not a famous person, but one of my colleagues had a student named Fuk Yu in one of his classes. He referred to him as "Mr. Yu."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            Can you JUST imagine seeing this poor guy's name listed on the alphabetical class sheet?? He'd be Yu ... How could anyone ever say his name?

                            Dearest Santa: All I really want for Christmas is flying LEAD CHANGES!!
                            Congratulate me! My CANTER cutie is an honor student at Goofball University!


                            • #94
                              What about the feature reporter for our local paper? I swear, his last name is MUCKENFUSS. Gee, I wonder if he gets teased? Does anyone ever swap the letters around in his name?


                              • Original Poster

                                The bullpen catcher for the Braves is named Greg Butts. Yeah, I bet he got teased...

                                California Dreamin'...
                                Not all who wander are lost.


                                • #96
                                  This thread is getting WAY off PG-rated.

                                  There's a guy in the driving (coaching) world whose name is Longstaff. I loff him.


                                  • #97
                                    I saw a journal article the other day and one of the authors had the last name "Littledike".

                                    Can you imagine being his daughter?


                                    • #98
                                      Worked with a colleague whose last name was "Sowerbutts"; my aunt's first name is Bum Hee; Han's urologist is named Dr. Short. I have had letters addressed to me as "Human" - why, thank you for noticing.


                                      • Original Poster

                                        OK, in honor of Heathers being on right now, I just have to say that I thought Christian Slater was so d*mn sexy in that movie...

                                        For those in OH, the Blue Jackets goalie Mark Denis is HOT!

                                        California Dreamin'...
                                        Not all who wander are lost.


                                        • Oh, don't tease me like this. I love names with double meanings . In high school, my brother had two teachers with interesting last names - one was Mr. Wiggly, which was just cute , and then there was the other, who was named Mr. Shorthose .

                                          To go back to the original topic, as far as sports go, I wholeheartedly agree with whomever it was that mentioned the adorable Andy Roddick. Actors? I like Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, as well as the two Wilson brothers, and of course, Orlando Bloom (but really, only as Legolas. As himself, the other girls are welcome to him ).
                                          "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college!" ~Homer Simpson