“Nerds of Steel,” an article in this week’s New York Observer, purports that there are a bunch of men who, though they seemingly value brains over brawn, actually value brains in addition to brawn, but in secret. They are smart. They are buff. They are hot once they take off their clothes. I am slightly skeptical that these men exist because nerdiness has such cachet right now. People who wear glasses and read On the Sensations of Tone for fun but know all the coolest bands and are slightly shy are actually not nerds, but “cool nerds.” Cool nerds are a different breed. I would expect that some of this kind would be interested in developing their pecs but wouldn’t want anyone else to know, for fear of ruining their bookish persona. It seems like real nerds would be smart enough to know the benefits of physical fitness and wouldn’t care whether people think they’re less nerdy because they’re toned. But if you’re working on the cure for cancer or developing a new particle physics theory, how do you find time to work out? [NY Observer] Keep reading »
Jim Sturgess caught our eye in the awesome Beatles musical Across The Universe in which he played Jude and sang quite prettily. He’s a Brit, but this month he sheds his sexy accent in order to play an MIT card-counting wiz in 21, which is based on the true story documented in the book Bringing Down The House. He makes our teeth sweat. Keep reading »
Some people celebrate Easter by going to brunch. Others hunt for plastic eggs. And then there are those who participate in the San Francisco Easter Sunday “Hunky Jesus” competition. Above is 2007′s chosen one. Essentially, the competition, officiated by gay charity group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, requires men to parade around in rags, and one is honored as the most attractive “Jesus.” Click through this slideshow from Sunday’s competition, and you might notice a trend: eyeliner. Did Jesus wear makeup? Keep reading »
Just when you thought you couldnâ€™t want to bone Johnny Depp more, he finds a new way to reach out and touch you. While he may be filming a movie called Public Enemies, privately, Depp is a hero. When one of his teenage fans in the U.K., Sophie Wilkinson, was in a bad car accident that put her in a coma, her father desperately wrote her favorite actor, J.D., hoping he could help. The Pirates of the Caribbean star, moved by the story, recorded a special message for her in his â€œJack Sparrowâ€ voice. When they played the tape, the teen made her first move in five months of hospitalization, tapping her right leg, finally giving her parents hope that sheâ€™ll recover. Swoon! [IDLYITW] Keep reading »
The dudes over at Out.com called these sweet sneaks to our attention. Made by Diesel, the high-tops come in a variety of neon colors and we think they’re super hot for straight and gay dudes alike. No matter how old a man gets (and as vast as his suit closet may grow), an awesome sneaker collection is timelessly cool and sexy. Really, even on your Grandpa. [Out.com] (Playground Sneakers, Diesel, $140) Keep reading »
Between the mama’s boy, the softie, the geek, the sensitive ponytail man, the teddy bear, and the by the books square, there is one common chant: Nice guys finish last. It’s a chorus I’ve heard from Green Day to the likes of my brother, but after a few bad boys break your heart, even a motorcycle mama would like to take a true gentleman for a spin.
So, when a sneaker wearing lawyer asked me out, I figured this was my chance to do good. He was a real meat and potatoes kind of guy, but date after date, our conversations never waned. Normally I can chew ‘em up and spit ‘em out, but this guy was just so nice — but that was actually all I could say about him when my friends pried. He pulled out my chair, picked up tabs, opened doors, and liked me to be on top. As we got close, I saw some serious potential, but I still wanted to loosen his tie.
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Yeah, we know, Jeff Buckley is sadly deceased. But that didn’t stop his cover of the Leonard Cohen tune “Hallelujah” from going to the top of the iTunes downloads chart this week did it? The song, released originally in 1984, and then re-recorded by Buckley ten years later, was performed by American Idol hopeful Jason Castro a few weeks ago and since then the song has seen a major resurgence. While it’s always been a popular song to cover, both before and after Buckley did it, to see his version leap in sales is amazing. While the original is incredible, Buckley’s version has always been a favorite. And as an artist, so was he. [JeffBuckley.com] Keep reading »
We get it, it’s for a role (playing John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman in Chapter 27). But still. Eww. [IMDB: Chapter 27] Keep reading »
When it comes to contraception, women have a lot of options. Between the pills, the implants, the sponges, the diaphragms, the injections, etc., our ovaries are all over the place. While we seem to be filled with a never-ending amount of options and responsibility, men get off (literally) by relying on us. Let’s face it, the surgical vasectomy doesn’t sound so fun and if we ladies had a nickel for every complaint about a condom we heard, we’d all be rich. So while the battle of the baby-less baby-making rages on, at The Future of Male Contraception Convention in Seattle this week, there appeared to be some hope that the playing field will be leveled. More info, after the jump…
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Seventy-percent of college aged women say they’ve had a man mistake their friendliness for a come on. (We speculate that by the time you hit 30, that could easily be raised to 100%.) What is it with guys? Just because we’re trying not to be a bitch conductor 24/7, doesn’t mean we want them to ride our caboose. But then again the opposite problem is worse — when we’re trying to get it on with a dude and he just thinks we’re being nice. Ugh, so frustrating! Well, in either case, a new study has proven that it’s not your outfit, your make-up, or your personality’s fault. According to the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, men have trouble reading non-verbal clues whether they are sexual or just plain polite. Keep reading »