The Rules and The List

Monday, August 25, 2008

Laminated List [lam-uh-ney-tid-list]

1. a series of names or other items written or printed together in a meaningful grouping and set in thin layers of plastic.
2. a list of five people, usually celebrities, whom you would be free to pursue, if the opportunity arose, regardless of whether you were in a relationship or not.

We've all seen the episode of Friends where they discuss the celebrities they would put on their lists. (And if you haven't check it out--It's Episode 3.05 "The One With Frank Jr."). Anyway, after countless hours debating the merits of the many candidates, my friends and I decided that five people simply isn't enough. So, in order to accommodate all of our choices we've expanded the list to include several different categories. Now before I go any further certain rules/explanations need to be addressed:

  • All people on the list must be alive. Unless you've figured out a way to bring people back from the dead there is absolutely no way that a posthumous selection can be made.
  • No selections can appear in more than one category.
  • "Barely Legal" selections must be between the ages of 18 and 23. Anyone younger is just icky and anyone older no longer fits the category.

  • "Older Men" must be at least 20 years older than you. And I mean to the day.

  • "Token Black Guy" is code for any selection of a race other than your own. And of course, you are not limited to only one person of a different race.

  • "No One Else Gets It" simply means that no one else gets it. It's that person that you love that when you say their name all your friends look at you like you're nuts.

  • "First Love" is the first major celebrity crush that you had.

  • "Singing Voice" is reserved for a celebrity that sings in say a movie or a tv show, but generally speaking is not really known for their musical abilities. It's about the way they sound, not the way they look. Bonus if they look good too.

  • "Speaking Voice" is any celebrity whose voice you love. Again it's about the voice, not the face.

  • "Animated" is just as it says--a cartoon. Yes, it's silly, but we're running with it. And be honest, own up to your true feelings. You know you love animated characters too.

  • "Fictional Character" selections are made based on the character and not anyone portraying them. This choice can come from a movie, tv show, book, etc.

  • The other categories are fairly self-explanatory, but if you're not sure just ask. Trust me, I'll give you my opinion.

And so without further ado I give you:

Mandy's Laminated List

#1: Henry Cavill

DOB: May 5, 1983

Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: The Tudors, Tristan and Isolde, The Count of Monte Cristo

Trivia: Was the author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in the film adaption of "Twilight', but by the time production started he could not pass for a 17-year old.

#2: Rupert Penry-Jones

DOB: September 22, 1970

Birthplace: London, England

Height: 6'2"

What You Know Him For: Persausion, MI-5 (Spooks)

Trivia: Worked in Italy as a runway model for designer Paul Smith before returning to England to pursue an acting career.

#3: David Beckham

DOB: May 2, 1975

Birthplace: Leytonstone, London, England

Height: 6'

What You Know Him From: L.A. Galaxy, bending it like Beckham

Trivia: Has over 10 tattoos including a winged cross on the back of his neck and a guardian angel on his shoulders.

#4: Ioan Gruffud

DOB: October 6, 1973

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Height: 5'11"

What You Know Him For: King Arthur, Fantastic Four, Amazing Grace

Trivia: First language is Welsh and his name is pronounced "yo-wahn griffith".

#5:Open - Now Accepting Applications

Barely Legal: Robert Pattison

DOB: May 13, 1986

Birthplace: London, England

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight

Trivia: Is an excellent piano and guitar player and prior to being cast as Edward Cullen in "Twilight" nearly gave up acting in order to pursue a career as a musician.

Older Man: Colin Firth

DOB: September 10, 1960

Birthplace: Hampshire, England

Height: 6'1.5"

Trivia: Played characters named
Mr. Darcy in both Pride and Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary.

Bad Boy: John McEnroe

DOB: February 19, 1959

Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany

Height: 6'

What You Know Him For: "You cannot be serious!", Mr. Deeds

Trivia: Owns an art gallery in SoHo.

Good Guy: JJ Feild

DOB: 1978

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: Northanger Abbey

Trivia: Spent a year backpacking through Tibet with one of his older brothers.

Token Black Man:
James Blake

DOB: December 28, 1979

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: his forehand, beating Roger Federer at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Trivia: Is good friends with musician John Mayer and fellow tennis player Mardy Fish.

DOB: September 29, 1980

Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Height: 6'4"

What You Know Him For: Chuck

Trivia: Thinks that life should be a musical so that he can break into song in the middle of the day.

Goofball: Steve Carell

DOB: August 16, 1962

Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts

Height: 5'9"

What You Know Him For: The Office, Dan in Real Life

Trivia: Is a big hockey fan and still plays for a men's league in L.A.

Athlete: Open - Searching the Rosters

Musician: Open - Scanning the Playlists

No One Else Gets It: Keanu Reeves

DOB: September 2, 1964

Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: The Replacements, Speed, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Trivia: Worked as a skate sharpener, a pasta maker and a tree cutter before getting into acting.

First Love: Dean Cain

DOB: July 31, 1966

Birthplace: Mount Clemens, Michigan

Height: 6'

What You Know Him For: Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Trivia: Graduated from Princeton University with a degree in History.

Speaking Voice: Alan Rickman

DOB: February 21, 1946

Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England

Height: 6'1"

What You Know Him For: a voice like velvet, Die Hard, Harry Potter, Sense and Sensibility

Trivia: Was given the role of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series after Tim Roth turned it down.

Singing Voice: Ewan McGregor

DOB: March 31, 1971

Birthplace: Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Height: 5'10.5"

What You Know Him For: singing in Moulin Rouge!, Down with Love, Miss Potter

Trivia: Traveled around the world on motorcycles with best friend Charley Boorman.

Animated Character: Prince Philip

DOB: a long long time ago

Birthplace: King Hubert's kingdom

Height: pretty tall

What You Know Him For: battling dragons and rescuing princesses

Trivia: Enjoys horseback riding and singing and dancing in the woods.

Fictional Character: Edward Cullen

DOB: June 20, 1901

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Height: 6'2"

What You Know Him For: Twilight, superhuman strength and speed, being dazzling

Trivia: Is good at almost everything, including baseball, playing the piano and reading minds.