Register for an account

X

Enter your name and email address below.

Your email address is used to log in and will not be shared or sold. Read our privacy policy.

X

Website access code

Enter your access code into the form field below.

If you are a Zinio, Nook, Kindle, Apple, or Google Play subscriber, you can enter your website access code to gain subscriber access. Your website access code is located in the upper right corner of the Table of Contents page of your digital edition.

Mind

Man crush

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJuly 10, 2007 8:17 AM

Newsletter

Sign up for our email newsletter for the latest science news

I am a confident male, comfortable in my physical nature. This is why I can state without any sense of apology that I have several Man Crushes. I am hoping that by making this public announcement, it will become more common and acceptable among men who are some how and in some ways lesser men than I. During late night bull sessions in grad school, we used to ponder whom we'd want to live next to, y'know, just hang out with and chat with over the fence between our yards. This is really just a variant of that. What kind of man would "an astronomer, writer, and skeptic" have a crush on? Let's see. 1) Doctor Who. Duh. The greatest science fiction hero of all time, and anyone who disagrees is simply wrong. There are objective realities. The ninth Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, was very cool.

doctorwho9_rose.jpg

As a heterosexual male, I have to add: Mmmmmmm, Rose Tyler. A lot of people disliked her character, but I think she rocked. Their relationship never would have worked out, though, since she's 21 and he's 945. Of course, the tenth Doctor is prettier.

doctor10.jpg

2)

wilwheaton.jpg

Wil Wheaton. But you knew this. 3)

tonyrandall.jpg

Tony Randall. Yes, Tony Randall. He always seemed to be enjoying himself no matter what he did, and he found everything funny. He made me laugh so hard when I was a kid, and seeing reruns of the Odd Couple still cracks me up. He was evidently a great guy to work with, too. 4)

jackburton.jpg

Kurt Russel. I mean, c'mon. He was in Big Trouble in Little ChinaandThe Thing. If you are a man, and you don't have a man crush on Kurt Russel, you're kidding yourself. Hmmm, that's currently it, though there are probably more (honorable mentions: George Clooney, Patrick Stewart). I imagine the BAGallery will have more to say on this subject. So pipe up! Be a man.

Update, July 11, 2007: Oh good heavens, what's wrong with me? I forgot Nathan Fillion.

    3 Free Articles Left

    Want it all? Get unlimited access when you subscribe.

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In

    Want unlimited access?

    Subscribe today and save 70%

    Subscribe

    Already a subscriber? Register or Log In