Sunday, February 22, 2009

Choices Choices!

by Anna Sugden

Some of the strongest and most vehement debates I've ever heard have been about certain choices.

Not political choices or religious choices.

Male choices.

When I was younger, there were a number of them:

Paul Macartney vs John Lennon

Beatles vs Rolling Stones (okay, so there is the music thing there too *g*)





Donny Osmond vs David Cassidy








Starsky vs Hutch




The Hardy Boys (Parker Stevenson vs Shaun Cassidy)

Body vs Doyle (from an English series called The Professionals)




Richard Chamberlain vs Bryan Brown in The Thorn Birds.






Take your pick of the Brat Pack!



[FYI - my answers are neither, Stones, David Cassidy, Starsky, Parker Stevenson, Body (though Doyle was yummy too), Bryan Brown and Andrew McCarthy/Judd Nelson]

And, as they say, the beat goes on ... or rather the choices do.

Angel vs Spike (Buffy)

Ranger vs Morelli (Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich)

Jimmy Smits vs David Caruso (NYPD Blue)



George Clooney vs Goran Visnij vs Noah Wylie (ER)




Johnny Depp vs Orlando Bloom (Pirates)

I'm sure there are many more (wasn't there a Friends one too?), but you get the picture.

So, who do/did you choose? Are there any other choices you made that sparked a debate? Have you ever fallen out with anyone over your choices?

80 comments:

limecello said...

Mine?

limecello said...

What a fun post, Anna! lol I haven't had a falling out with anyone - for a while when friends asked, who my favorite actor was/who I thought was hottest I'd say "Raoul Bova" - to which the response would be "who?" No debate there.

I guess it's not something I get heated up about - and it helps that I don't know most actors/singers/names :D. Now heroes from books, on the other hand, I can discuss. And... football players.

(Lastly, yay! I remembered to check the blog today! :D)

Jane said...

Hi Anna,
I think we would have a debate between the Devils and the Rangers. I have one friend who says I pick the cute guys, while she goes for the scruffy ones. She always liked Spike and I had a thing for Angel. George Clooney is always the winner in my opinion.

Congrats on the GR, Limecello.

jo robertson said...

What a clever topic, Anna! I love to have those discussions about who's the best, sexiest, strongest, best looking, and whatever.

The hardest for me was Spike vs. Angel. I loved them both. Both were bad boys turned (sort of) good and Spike's accent was yummy. David Boreanaz is simply the cat's meow.

What decided for me was how nicely David B. has aged. I saw Spike (can't remember his real name) in something the other day and he's not nearly as hot as David B.

Yay, limecello! Yes, he's yours, but I hear he was blowing things up today, so you might want to watch him a bit LOL.

Tawny said...
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Tawny said...

Ooooh lets see. I'd be with you for the most part. Stones, David Cassidy, etc. But I'd pick Shaun over Parker (I did- my best friend and I pretended we were married to the Hardy Boys and sisters-in-law LOL).

Johnny Depp all the way, so definitely Captain Jack (which I'd probably say anyway, since Trish is so territorial over her Will Turner).

In Friends, Joey or Chandler or Ross... I'd probably pick Chandler. He was neurotic but man he was funny.

What a fun blog!!! And congrats to Limecello for the birdy ;-) Have a fun day together!

Renee said...

Oh, a very nice topic.

Hmmm, let's see. . .I was in high school when Johnny Depp stared in 21 Jump Street, and I fell head over heels in love.

And I know they weren't listed, but

Liam Neeson
Nicholas Cage
Oded Fehr
Clive Owen

Renee

Anna Sugden said...

Congrats, Limcello - that means the GR is finished with his covert surveillance of Bandita strongholds!

Just looked up Raoul Bova - what a nice vision for a Sunday morning!

Anna Sugden said...

But we wouldn't fall out about it, I hope, Jane! LOL Funnily enough, I nearly mentioned Mark Messier vs Scott Stevens, which is the debate I have with Rachel Gibson (in my view, Scott Stevens is the hands-down winner - those eyes!)

I can see the cute versus scruffy thing. I think I probably go for scruffy too.

Anna Sugden said...

I never saw Buffy (I know, there are people fainting with shock all over the world!), so I never had the debate. But, I can see how it would be tough to choose.

Angel would be the obvious choice for me, but Spike reminds me of the yummy Billy Idol, so I'd be torn.

I have this debate with Terri Garey's wonderful Nicki Styx stories (the latest - Match Made in Hell is out this week!). I love Joe, her boyfriend, but the Devil, Sammy (aka Billy Idol) is hot, hot, hot! (and we aren't just talking Hades!)

Anna Sugden said...

LOL Tawny - me and my best friend did the same thing!

Which reminded me of one from my younger sister's era - Randolph Mantooth vs Kevin Tighe on Emergency! definitely Randolph Mantooth (now there's a name). Speaking of aging nicely - he certainly has!

Anna Sugden said...

Renee - who would debate with you about those hunks? I'm in agreement with you!

I'm still so sad they only did a few short series of Clive Owen's Second Sight - it was awesome!

And I'm so annoyed that they canned Shark! James Woods is awesome! (And I always think Jeri Ryan looks like our very own KJ HOwe!)

Christine Wells said...

Ooh, those Hardy Boys! What a fun post, Anna. I think my tastes have changed over the years. I used to go for more wholesome looking guys (Paul over John, for eg) but even though I think Angel is very attractive, I really loved the way Spike loved Buffy and I'd probably have to go with Spike for that reason. And hey, I'm glad you didn't include that wet fish Reilly in there. Ugh! What was the Buffmeister thinking?

I haven't read the latest Stephanie Plums, so don't shoot me, but I'd probably still stick with Morelli. He's quite enough bad boy for this little black duck! Maybe in later books my view would change.

Yay, Limecello, congrats on the GR! At least there is only one GR...

Anna Sugden said...

LOL Christine - Having read the Dangerous Duke and loved it, I think you could handle Ranger any time!

I think tastes do change over time. I also like to see how people have aged. Martin Shaw from The Professionals has got sexier as he's got older, while some like Val Kilmer (remember him in Top Gun?) have not.

Christine Wells said...

Oh, yeah, Val K in Top Gun...remember the volleyball scene? LOL That was a scene that got replayed a lot at slumber parties IIRC.

That's lovely of you to say about The Dangerous Duke. Thank you! Well, I'd like to think I could write a heroine who could handle Ranger. Not so sure about personally:)

Anna Sugden said...

LOVE that volleyball scene! I have the music on my iPod just to bring back fond memories!

BTW - hope Jardine and Louisa get their own book too!

Christine Wells said...

Anna, am writing Jardine and Louisa's book as we speak...or trying to, anyway:) Jardine also makes a small appearance in the next book, WICKED LITTLE GAME.

Actually, Top Gun had a good soundtrack, didn't it? Always loved that Berlin song.

Anna Sugden said...

Great, Christine - can't wait!

Yes, the Top Gun soundtrack was awesome - Kenny Loggins at his best.

Gillian Layne said...

My biggest "male" arguments have been over which James Bond was the best. I was a staunch Sean Connery fan in that role, and still am, but I am over the moon about Daniel Craig now, too. There's a harsh tenderness about the man that's breathtaking.

So I'm not sure I've made a choice at all. I'm such a Libra. :)

Fun post, Anna!

Anna Sugden said...

Now you see, Gillian, I was a Roger Moore fan. Especially after hearing that Sean Connery smacked his wife around!

That is a great debate - how could I have forgotten.

Daniel Craig is awesome as Bond. Which reminds me, still haven't seen Quantum of Solace!

Anna Sugden said...

Oops Terri Garey's latest is "You're the One That I Haunt" - and it's fab!

Louisa Cornell said...

Congrats, limecello! We need to start issuing flack jackets to everyone who gets the GR!

Don't throw rocks, but I prefer Goran to George Clooney. Clooney's very nice, but he just doesn't do a thing for me. (Duck and cover! Duck and cover!)

I was always a bigger fan of the early Beatles than I was of the early Stones. Later years I prefer the Stones to the Beatles.

YAY, Christine!! I can't wait to read Jardine and Louisa's story! For all kinds of reasons. (wink)

Definitely Johnny Depp over Orlando Bloom, but I DO like Orlando too.

Here's a question. Which Batman do you prefer?

Michael Keaton
Val Kilmer
George Clooney
Christian Bale

Gillian Layne said...

Anna, I know what you mean about Connery--but if I didn't separate the actor from the character on screen, I don't think I could stand to watch very many of them! :)

On the other hand, that would free up a lot of time for more reading. ;)

Louisa--Val Kilmer!

Anna Sugden said...

I'm hard-pressed to choose between George and Goran, Louisa. I don't actually find George better-looking, but there's something about him - that voice, the twinkle in his eyes ... I don't know.

Batman - Val Kilmer is the sexiest, but I do like Christian Bale.

Joan said...

Stones? Beatles? Pffft....you overlooked a HUGE other choice..

THE MONKEES!!

:-)

So, Davy over Peter, Mickey over Mike.

And again, another choice was overlooked....Bobby Sherman!!!

Gah, I am SO dating myself!!!

limecello, congrats on choosing the GR over...oh, I don't know....the carrot eating hedgehog. Check him over...I'm missing a bag of chocolate chips....

Anna Sugden said...

True, Gillian - it's just the way he's proud of it that turns my stomach so much! *shiver*

Anna Sugden said...

I'm all for the Monkees, Joan. Did I tell you I once saw Mickey Dolenz and one of the others in the Stage Deli in NY?

Keira Soleore said...

Johnny Depp, please, and Richard omg Chamberlain in Thornbirds. Michael Keaton
does a spectacular Batman. For James Bond, no one can touch Sean Connery. I know, I know, there're tons of Daniel Craig fans in The Lair, but these gritty stories are not Bondish to me. (Here have an argument. :)

jo robertson said...

Excellent question, Louisa! Which Batman? Hmmm, that's tricky. I loved them all at the moment, and adore George Clooney.

But for angst, I have to say that Christian Bale was the best!

Renee said...

Joan! The Monkees!!!!

I loved Davey, but Mike was in a close second place.

What about Dukes of Hazard? Bo vs. Luke.

Fonzie vs. ?

Then there was The Outsiders, Matt Dillon vs. Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell vs. Ralph Machio, Emilo Estevez vs. ? Patrick Swayze vs. Tom Cruz

Anna Sugden said...

I'm such a huge Bryan Brown fan, Keira, that I can't stand Richard Chamberlain!

But, I love ths romantic story associated with the Thorn Birds - about how Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown met on the set and had their first kiss for real in the pond scene. They've been married ever since!

Bryan Brown in A Town Like Alice is the BEST!

Anna Sugden said...

Renee - you're playing along nicely!

Let's see:

Luke - though my first love was really the General Lee!

Rob Lowe, Matt Dillon and Patrick Swayze - never seen The Outsiders, but looks like I should!

Fonzie - of course! No-one else comes close!

In The Breakfast Club, I'm afraid Emilio loses out to Judd Nelson, the ultimate Bad Boy! Though if I'd know how well Anthony Michael Hall would grow up, I'd go for him!

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Gosh Anna, what a GREAT topic! You've got the debate going now.

(before I forget, Congrats on snagging the GR, Limecello!)

Okay, let's see...
Sir Paul over John
Beatles all the way - everything they do's in my singing range, I can't hit Mick's high notes!
Donny sigh-at-the-time Osmond
Starsky
Parker Stevenson, tho I didn't like him in other stuff
I don't know The Professionals, but if Doyle's on the R in the pic, I'll take HIM - rrrwoowr!
Chamberlain
Tim Hutton from the Brat Pack
Angel - David HAS aged better Jo!
Ranger - he blows stuff up, what can I say?
On Smits vs. Caruso - ugh, neither
Clooney, Wylie, Visnij? All of the above....Ha!
Depp

Oh, and Randolph Mantooth...ooooh, yeah baby.

Gillian, I'm with you. Connery as Bond, all the way, though Pierce Brosnan was all that and a bag of chocolates as Bond too...

Louisa, I'm all for Kilmer as Batman. That's the last role where he looked good, IMHO. :> As the Young Batman...Bale is just divine.

Oh, Renee...SWAYZE!!! He's intense in this new series he's doing, called The Beast. But you can tell he's sick too. It's hard to see.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

I'll start a REAL controversy for you, Anna...at least among the Star Trek geeks. :>

Who's the best Captain?

Scott Bakula as Capt. Jonathan Archer in the prequel series Enterprise

William Shatner as Capt. James T. Kirk in the original series and movies

Patrick Stewart as Capt. Jean-Luc Piccard in STTNG

I'll leave off Kate Mulgrew as Capt. Kathryn Janeway since we're talking GUYS here...

BTW, I totally go for Capt. Piccard.

Louisa Cornell said...

Oh no, my dear Duchess of Snorkdom! You did NOT go there!!

I am torn between Captain Kirk and Captain Picard. For acting chops you have to go with Patrick Stewart all the way. For sheer fun and OMG what a hoot - William Shatner. I need to think about this a while.

And my favorite Batman is Val Kilmer. Too sexy for words.

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

I did, I did, I confess to being a rabble rouser, oh my dear Duchess of Hotdayum. :>

You've hit it dead on. For drama and intensity - Piccard. For raised-eyebrows fun, Kirk. Have you seen the trailers for the new movie? OMGoodness let me get my fan. SO many yummy cadets, so little movie...

Kilmer/Batman. Oh. Yeah.

Janga said...

I adore George Clooney. That smile! Those eyes! It also helps that he's old enough not to make me feel like a DOW when I drool. :)

Jimmy Smits too. I loved him not just as Bobby Simone but also as Victor Sifuentes on L. A. Law and as Matt Santos on West Wing.

PJ said...

Limecello, congrats on snatching the GR from the Banditas and bringing him back to the BB side!

What a fun blog, Anna! No falling outs over choices here but some very lively "discussions" over the years. :) Okay, here are my choices:

Paul over John
Beatles over Stones
Starsky
Chamberlain
Brat Pack - Rob Lowe
Angel
Ranger and Morelli - What can I say? They both rev my engine!
Goran
Depp
Monkees - Davy
Star Trek - Shatner
Bond - Connery, followed by Brosnan
Batman - Val Kilmer
Luke
Swayze

Anna Sugden said...

Thanks for playing Duchesse!

Oh yes, Tim Hutton always did it for me - loved him in Animal House and the West Wing.

Jimmy Smits has always been a favourite - the man can do the hottest love scenes and he only has to remove his shirt! I remember the one on LA Law as well as on NYPD Blue *phew* (fanning self)!

I've just TVR'd Beast - I'm so sad at the battle Patrick Swayze is having to fight.

Donna MacMeans said...

LOL - I never choose, I just love them all especially as each has their own unique attributes - you know?

I don't believe in the Highlander creed "There can be only one." I say - when it comes to hunky, charismatic men - "There better be plenty!"

Anna Sugden said...

Well, as an original Trekkie (Tribble, anyone?) I'd have to go with Bill Shatner. But, for the sexiest voice - Picard is the man. I've not seen any of the others; only the original series.

I love watching Galaxy Quest - just to see Alan Rickman doing a mickey take! (Now that man could read me a bedtime story any time!)

Anna Sugden said...

Janga - exactly! A woman after my own heart! I bet you remember that hot scene on LA Law.

Anna Sugden said...

Yay Pj - we'd never fall out here in the Lair. Battle over galdiators, cabana boys and hockey hunks, sure. But there are usually enough of them to go around *g*.

Interesting - are you the only gal who likes both Ranger and Morelli? I thought there was a deep divide between the two camps. I'm a Ranger gal myself - there is something slightly icky about Morelli and that train game he played as a kid ;).

Anna Sugden said...

Donna - hard to argue with your logic, so I won't!

Joan said...

Oh, oh, you did NOT bring up Star Trek.

I'm sorry. I really am but the one, the only Captain of the Starship Enterprise is Capt. Kirk!

Such passion, such self righteousness, such a lovely way to fill out the gold stretch uniform shirt :-)

I am die hard original series though IF Capt Kirk wanted to take a few days off, I'd allow Capt Piccard to helm the ship.

But NO one replaces Mr. Spock!

StarDate 22.2.08

Cassondra said...

Cool post Donna!

I never got into an argument over this stuff. It wasn't important. But there was Bo or Luke Duke...(yes, I'm THAT old and I chose Bo) Oh, and the two cute cops on CHiPs...okay, I'm not just old...I'm "olde"...*sigh*..and once again, I chose the dark haired one, not the blonde.

I'm even old enough to remember the two really cute fire/rescue guys on Emergency.

And JANE! I'm like your friend. I go for the scruffier ones.

Limecello, congrats on the GR! He's been evading you recently hasn't he?

Cassondra said...

WAit a minute...was Bo or Luke the one with dark hair? That shows how long it's been. Anyway, I liked the one with dark hair.

Cassondra said...

And OH, the Hardy Boys! Okay, yes, I admit to a crush...a serious one...on the tall one.

PJ said...

Cassondra, dark hair is Luke.

I can one-up you in the "old" dept. I didn't crush on Tim Hutton. I crushed on his daddy!

PJ said...

I'm a Ranger gal myself - there is something slightly icky about Morelli and that train game he played as a kid ;).

Anna, I just figured that was the Jersey version of "playing doctor". (grin)

Honestly, I'd hate to have to choose. Morelli still has much of his bad-boy sexiness but is ready for the big Commitment - complete with house, dog and law-abiding job. Ranger, on the other hand, could take me places I'm sure I can't even begin to imagine - all without leaving the bedroom...or any other room. Is it hot in here? (fanning myself rapidly)

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

See? I'm with you Anna. That whole Morelli as a skunky kid thing turned me off to him. Ranger now...slurp. :>

And JT *waggling head* Uh-huh, YES I DID, bring up Star Trek! HEeeheee.

If you are a James Tiberius Kirk girl, you HAVE to go see the trailers for the new one. Oh. My. Goodness.

Gotta agree on Nemoy as Spock though. Hmmmmmm. ("What he's saying Spock is that your speculations are better than most people's certainties." - McCoy to Spock)

Nancy will note that the Rohirim Rider I recommended to play Thor is playing Bones in the new Star Trek. *VBG* YUUUMMMMMM.

Erik Estrada. Yeah, he beat all heck out of the blond guy on CHiPs didn't he Cassondra? Even as a wee babe, I noticed that...snork.

Star Date 22.2.08

Cassondra said...

Oh, my husband just brought up Simon & Simon. Two complete opposites.

I just realized I didn't answer any of the question though....

They won't be in order but I"ll try for some of them.

Stones
Parker Stevenson
Neither Osmond nor the other one.

I haven't seen much of Buffy, but just on looks I'd go with Angel.

Stephanie Plum... Ranger because he doesn't want to change her. And because his skillset is more my style. Military vs police procedure.

Connery as Bond, though I haven't seen Craig, and I may well choose him since he's more believable and more human.

Depp. Orlando is just too pretty.

Swayze.

Kilmer.

Lessee, I can't remember the list...

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

FUN post, VA!

And CONGRATS on the GR, Limecello! Put him to work today. I think he's been lazy for too long.

I'm afraid my FIRST HUGE CRUSH was Paul McCartney, and I'd STILL let him eat crackers in my bed. ;-)

VA, you are not the ONLY person in the universe who didn't watch Buffy, but I think you and I may be the only 2. HA! I dunno who this Spike guy is (though he's definitely channeling Billy Idol) but David Boreanaz is YUMMY!

Both David and Shaun Cassidy always looked a bit too feminine for me, and those purple sox Donnie Osmand used to wear... (shudders).

Jane and I haven't yet had a falling out over Eric Bana. There's plenty of that looong tall drink o' water to share! Same goes for Hugh Jackman. :-)

We don't encourage fisticuffs over hunks here in the Lair. There are always plenty of them to go round!

AC

Anna Sugden said...

Cassondra - how could I have forgotten CHiPs?! Was there another cop other than Erik Estrada? ;)

Anna Sugden said...

Oops - you're right, PJ. I'm a Bo fan then.

Anna Sugden said...

PJ - that is exactly what worries me about Morelli! (Having lived in Jersey *g*)

Anna Sugden said...

That star date reminded me of Zulu time on JAG. Loved JAG, but only the woman in the first series - didn't like Catherine Bach. David James Elliott - YUM!

Anna Sugden said...

LOL AC - I'm so glad you and I can hang together on our Buffyless lives!

Oh yes - good job there's enough Hugh to go around! Did I mention I once saw his back in NY - when he was on Broadway? He was disappearing back into the theatre as we walked past.

Nancy said...

Limecello, congrats on grabbing the bird! I hope you have fun with him.

Anna, I've never had a serious falling out with someone about choices. I can add one for us older TV viewers--Napoleon Solo or Ilya Kuryakin on The Man from UNCLE. I liked Illya better but went with Napoleon because somebody I knew had dibs.

I liked Parker Stevenson on Hardy Boys (and where is he now?) and prefer Orlando Bloom to Johnny Depp (sorry, Tawny). I'd generally take Superman over Batman and Luke Skywalker over Han Solo. Hutch over Starsky.

Definitely Randolph Mantooth.

Richard Hatch (not Survivor Guy) over Dirk Benedict on original BSG. Dirk Benedict over everyone else on A-Team.

Kirk over Picard.

Sean Connery over everyone as Bond.

Michael Keaton was great as Batman (surprisingly, to those of us from Rabid Fandom USA), as Keira notes, and he was terrific as Bruce Wayne, but I'd have to go with Christian Bale overall.

In a very close vote, Morelli over Ranger. I prefer the HEA kinda guy to the intriguing bad boy.

A fun game, Anna!

Anna Sugden said...

It's been fun, hasn't it, Nancy?!

Napoleon Solo was he choice for me too, until I saw him at an autograph show - miserable jerk. Disliked him ever since. Switched allegiances!

Ah, now I was Batman over Superman (better toys, cooler car and definitely cooler outfit).

And no question Han Solo over Luke Skywalker. Man vs boy!

Joan said...

Nancy! Seriously? Luke Skywalker over HAN SOLO?

That's not natural.

And sorry, gonna blow all your theories. Adam West as Batman.

He was fun! He was goofy! He was trueblue (if not a bit scary in his tights)There was none of this psycho darkness that just feels like a heavy mantle over my brain when TRYING to watch the movies.

Joanie T who had a Batman T-shirt and blanket cape and who, with her PJ Flyers could run around chasing all the bad guys!

Nancy said...

Anna, I once got to meet Clayton Moore, the Lone Ranger of my childhood, when he came to town to open an appliance store. As the line snaked forward, I kept thinking, please don't let him be a jerk, please don't let him be a jerk.

He couldn't have been lovelier. He chatted with everyone who came through and thanked them for coming. I treasure my machine-autographed photo souvenir.

In contrast, I once was assigned to shepherd a TV star around a convention. He was not rude, but he wasn't what you might call friendly either (I'm not a gusher; told him I enjoyed his work, loved the show, and tried otherwise to give him space). What tore it for me was when he was supposed to award a prize at an event and the con director was running late, not an unusual occurrence. The star kept saying, "We should just go ahead," and I kept replying, "No, we're going to wait for the boss. This is a special event to him." And I wanted to add, "And he IS paying you to be here, so do your job" but I didn't.

We waited. I was, however, SO over him at that point.

Seeing someone be a jerk scratches that person off my list. While you were still here, did you see NCIS with David McCallum? The years have been kind there, as well.

Nancy said...

Joanie, yes, Luke over Han. :-) The idealist over the cynic. Which is strange because I have a cynical streak that's two miles wide and light years deep.

I saw Adam West at DragonCon last year. Walking through the hotel lobby with his agent. Went to his panel, too, and saw him ride down Peachtree St. in the Batmobile (someone else was driving).

At the panel, he was charming and gracious and funny, aside from not allowing photos. Most panels do allow photos, even though the stars are selling them on the Walk of Fame. Some people had gotten there early to set up their camcorders.

He really was trueblue as Batman. The darkness in Batman came in in the 70s, when writers started playing up the contrast between his origin (the brutal murder of his parents before his eyes) with that of Superman (taken in by the world, raised in a loving home, and motivated to give back). Now it's kinda overboard, for me.

I didn't have any of that memorabilia, which I coveted. I do, however, have a machine-autographed photo of West and Ward (on whom I had a HUGE crush) in costume in the Batmobile.

Beth said...

Anna, what fun! There's nothing better than discussing favorite guys *g*

My picks were quite similar to yours except I prefer The Beatles over the Stones :-)

I love both Angel and Spike - Angel because he was so tortured and Spike because he had the best dialogue :-)

I'm a Morelli girl all the way!

Favorite Batman is Christian Bale followed closely by Michael Keaton.

And here's one that I may not get any agreement on: Ron Weasley over Harry Potter *vbg*

Pat Cochran said...

Hi Anna,

Choices:
1. Sir Paul
2. Beatles (Had to make this choice
(LOL) or be in trouble! After all,
6 of the grandchildren have Beatles
connected names!)
3. Starsky
4. Chamberlain (Liked him best in
his medical series)
5. Angel (Boreanaz cannot be beat
whether HOTwise or actingwise!)
6. Caruso
7. Wylie
(left off the ones where I didn't
have an opinion!)

Pat Cochran

Joan said...

I do, however, have a machine-autographed photo of West and Ward

Are you suggesting that autographs from ...ahem...that era were generated artificially?

My Davey Jones autographed postcard was NOT signed just for me??!!!


*thunk*

Jeanne (AKA The Duchesse) said...

Beth..so interesting! Weasly over Potter?!?! Hmmmm. I have to confess I was always quite taken with Ron as well, and I do love a red-head, but in the end, it would have to be Potter, if those were the only two choices. :>

Have to confess that Hagrid's probably more my type, given that I too have always wanted a dragon, and a three-headed dog would fit RIGHT in in my household. Hahahaha.

Oh, and Snape aside, I adore Alan Rickman in virtually anything - or nothing at all - VBG.

Nancy said...

Sorry, Joan. Maybe Davy really did sign his cards.

My Monkee pick would be Mickey. A friend of mine interviewed him last year and said he was very nice.

On my last trip to Atlanta, I heard an NPR piece about a Davy Jones Song, "Your Personal Penguin" that goes along with a Sandra Boynton book and is a huge hit.

Just FYI. :-)

Nancy said...

Jeanne, don't you bet Alan Rickman is just loving the turns Snape has taken? I wish the studios hadn't pushed back Halfblood Prince.

Sorry, Beth, but I'd have to go with Harry, too. Though Rupert Grint is wonderful as Ron.

Gillian Layne said...

Beth, I'll agree with with Ron over Harry, absolutely. And Snape over anyone. :)

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Edward vs. Jacob. I'm an Edward girl, all the way, but my teens in the house adore Jacob. It's a fun conversation to listen to with a car full of high school girls.

Anna Sugden said...

Aww Joanie - I can just imagine!

I loved Adam West and that whole Batman series. It was so funny - some of the lines were amazing.

Anna Sugden said...

Yes, Nancy - I love NCIS (Mark Harmon - whats not to love). I can't believe they haven't had the new series over here. I've been left hanging with no old team and no idea how the series can carry on. May have to resort to an iTunes download!

Anna Sugden said...

One of the perks of going to a lot of memorabilia fairs and shows is that you see a lot of famous people au naturel. I'm pleased to say that most of them are charming. It's the ones that aren't that surprise you.

Dave Prowse is one of my favourites - always a doll, even though he can't sign any more.

Anna Sugden said...

Beth - how spooky! I LOVE Ron Weasley! I don't know if it's because he's so English - but he is adorable.

Anna Sugden said...

Hey Pat - wow - guess someone's a Beatles fan then! LOL.

I used to like Macca, but several things I've seen and heard over the years have put me off him. Whereas I wasn't fussed about John Lennon and got to like him once they'd all split up.

Interestingly, I really liked Wings even though I'm not a Beatles fan.

Anna Sugden said...

Duchesse - Oh yes on Alan Rickman. *drool*

Anna Sugden said...

Nancy - I love the turns the Snape character has taken so I can only imagine what Alan R thinks! Great chance for him to over-act to his very best - can't wait!

Anna Sugden said...

Edward vs Jacob? I'm lost on tht one Gillian - but then, I'm a long way from my teen years *g*.

Ashley Ladd said...

LOVE this post. I can NOT choose between David Cassidy and Donny Osmond now or then. And I can NOT choose between Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom. Luckily, nowadays I can dream about menages. :) Note, I said dream - and read and write about them.

Houston A.W. Knight said...

Hi Sweetie!

I pick Paul over John, but out of them all...I liked George...still water runs deep, if you know what I mean.

Today I prefer Bloom over Depp. Much sexier...guess you can tell I like the quiet guys.

LOL
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Hawk