Yesterday, The Frisky continued their Nerd Girl Porn series with Funny Men. Basically, funny men who are hot. I must say, I agreed with nearly half of their picks. There is something about someone who can cut a joke (especially if it’s at their expense). I feel like girls always say, “I want someone with a sense of humor.” But it takes a real gal to truly appreciate the gift of side-splitting. And this gal does.
There’s a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that’s all some people have? It isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan. ~Sullivan’s Travels
Where in the world was Seth Meyers though?! He’s definitely my #1…Oh and Ben Stiller too…
Here are the ones I whole-heartedly agree with. Thanks The Frisky!
Vince definitely made his mark during "The Break-Up"
He even makes a great looking unibomber.
I'm a sucker for laughs and noses.
Not liking him would be like not liking Macs. Impossible.
He was adorable even as an alien child.
I never knew gray hair could look so good.
He really stepped up in "Away We Go"
An ad man. A funny man. A Missouri boy. Sign me up.
Meet Brian. He just moved to NYC from Milwaukee and instead of the typical dating path, he’s doing something to stand out as the alpha male in the largest U.S. city. He’s going on 30 dates in 30 days. He set up a Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and website. Basically, EDtv just birthed on the dating scene.
Here’s why I want to date this kid:
1) Clearly, he thinks in a whole different realm. If he’s putting this much thought in the strategy of dating, can you even imagine what his dates would be like?
2) I can get pointers for my new documentary/book “30 job interviews in 30 years”
3) I’ve been hesitant about traditional online dating. I’m glad Brian upped the ante on this one.
4) You know someone’s going to make a movie off this kid. Maybe a TV show? He seems like he would still be grounded in the glitz of it all. Another reason he’s sane.
5) I always loved those Coca-Cola commercials with people running with their friends on the train to a song. I’m sure we could get Brian’s friends to tape on our dates (yes, I would totally be asked back for more), edit in Final Cut and lay a fantastic track down.
Thoughts on Brian? And Chicago, step it up! Brian starts his dates on July 19. I can only imagine more commentary on the matter later this month.
The Frisky had this article a few days back about 9 Easy Strategies for making a move on a guy. And yes, the act itself is daunting and I truly believe it should be something that a man must do just like fixing a toilet and killing bugs. But seeing as I grew up in a woman-run show, I learned how to plunge a toilet (sort of) and kill bugs with Midwest Living. So naturally, I have made a move instead of sitting back and waiting. I’m impatient at times and quite independent, so I just view chatting up a lad as a normal thing. But apparently it’s quite daunting.
I’m not sure if it’s the independent vibes from Mom, Amy Spencer‘s How to Meet Your Orange Half or the fact I’m just very confident, but I’ve never once shied away from striking up a conversation and/or proposing a date. Correct, at times, definitely doesn’t go as planned. But generally I’ve met some interesting people along the way and have had some hilarious tales to tell because of it. Cases of point so you yourself can muster up the strength to forge your own dating future:
1)New Zealand guys in the Galway pub. When Amber and I took an impromptu trip to Galway, we went into a local pub for some grub and met ourselves a table of New Zealand lads watching the All Blacks game. So I eagerly chatted with them asking the ins and outs of rugby. We went our separate ways after the game and would run into them in a pub later that night. Amber and I literally had the time of our lives that night with these enormous rugby playing guys. Lesson Learned: The rule of “I’ll never see them again” doesn’t work all the time. So be sure you don’t make a fool of yourself the first go-round.
2) RedEye Bachelor #1. The RedEye here has a “Bachelor of the Week” of a single dude in the city looking for love. While bored at work one day, I decided to email the guy. I enlisted the help of Jessica to steal a page from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and copied a note one of the characters in the show writes to Chase Utley. Needless to say RedEye #1 thought I was hysterical and sent loads of compliments my way. Went on one date, realized he really was better on paper and we went our separate ways. Lesson learned: Compliments last long after the relationship.
3) RedEye Bachelor #2. Naturally after some success, I decided to try again. This time, scored two dinner dates out of the matter. Didn’t work out (I ran home in part because Glee was starting and because I just wasn’t feeling it), but I learned things that I like and don’t like about guys. Lesson Learned #1: It’s hard to compete with someone who loves their college just as much as I do, so I need to find someone who went to a college without D-1 sports. Lesson Learned #2: I wear my emotions on my face, so I really need to adapt a poker face and stat.
4) Prince Ali. The latest one at the moment ,who’s still shockingly around despite all of my weirdness and quirks, I met while volunteering at an American Cancer Society walk/run. Chatted him up after the event and we exchanged numbers. We’ve hung out a few times and things are progressing nicely, though instead of magic carpet rides, we soar over the streets of Chicago via the L. Lesson Learned: Some guys are just a little shy to make the initial connection, but then they take over eventually.
As a huge proponent of paving your own path, making your own destiny and seizing the day; I think more gals should be comfortable heading out of their shell and making the initial contact. And it’s so refreshing to meet dudes outside of the bar scene, so start volunteering! Molly informs me she’s already signed up for the KC BBQ event in October. Excited to hear what kind of beefy men she finds there. But some things, as Monica Geller shows us, a boy just has to do.
So it’s time for the post about the World Cup. But instead of talking about the attractive field of players this year like The Frisky and Vanity Fair did, I’m going to discuss something even more pressing: World Cup song. I think I fell in love with the World Cup thanks to the crooning vocal stylings of one Ricky Martin for the France World Cup in 1998.
“The cup of the life, it’s do or die…Push it along, then let it roll. Push it along, go, go, go!”
Martin teaches you the importance of the World Cup, how to play the game and how to move your hips, all in four minutes.
This year’s song: Wavin’ Flag by K’naan. Like all good guy friends, Chris makes sure I keep up on my music endeavors, well those outside of the guy-with-a-guitar music genre. He told me about this song a while ago and I automatically fell in love with it. Literally, just try to stand there, not moving, no swaying, no toe tapping and definitely no snapping (Kelly). It’s impossible.
You’re filled with a sense of freedom, empowerment and persistence. When I hear this, I picture a band of underdogs overcoming some type of government resistance. Maybe not necessary directly related to soccer, but in the end, it’s the same message:
For those new to the game, I’ve been obsessed with Mumford & Sons since The Frisky pointed me in their direction on a “Tuesday Tunes.” So after patiently awaiting their North American tour, I snatched up tickets for the roomie and I. Alas, she had to work, so I went with an old school friend from STL and we had a stellar, stellar time. We’re the two whitest people standing in awe in the front row barely moving.
Due to my tweets, one Katie Moulton learned of the band and got the assignment to review them for their STL show. Her review is superb, top-notch, brilliant! Loved these lads way too much.
“The song acts like a tornado – smearing in slow rhythm across the horizon, then bursting into crashing frenzies of banjo, guitar, piano, cymbals, drums – touching down then lifting for a menacing moment of calm.”