Wednesday, March 12, 2008

A Scary, Yet Hot Dude in the Bog of Eternal Stench

What a crazy few days we've had recently... I won't bore you with all the details, but on top of everything else, one of our little doggies had to have emergency surgery on Sunday. Nothing too serious, and he's fine now... and I've learned a thing or two about dogs that a) I didn't know before, and b) I still really would rather not know. ;-)

So, in a nutshell, that's my excuse for not blogging the last few days.

Today's post is about a crush I had when I was younger... not really an inappropriate crush (other than the age difference), but one that I really couldn't explain. In fact, it made me feel slightly creepy.

I'm sure few people in or around my age-group would think me odd for having a slight crush on David Bowie. Compared to his Ziggy Stardust years, he has that hot-older-guy-rockstar thing going on now. Did you see him in Zoolander? Yikes. I hope I age as well as he does (but in a girly way for me, of course!).

But that's not when the unexplainable crush happened. No, that was years earlier... back in 1986, when he played Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth. Jennifer Connelly starred in this movie, too.

David Bowie was SCARY as Jareth, yet strangely seductive. I was a teenager then, and I couldn't figure out why I found him so attractive! Was it the makeup? The funky 80s Goblin King hair? The strange costumes? I don't know. I still don't know. And yet... still pretty attracted to Jareth. Take a look/listen for yourself... and then tell me why.


8 comments:

-R- said...

Yeah, I have no explanation for your attraction. =)

Craig said...

I'm not seeing it.

But then again, I am a dude.

lizgwiz said...

You need not be ashamed. There IS something strangely compelling about Mr. Bowie, in all his incarnations.

don't call me MA'AM said...

-r-: probably because you were just a wee little thing and didn't have the opportunity to love Labyrinth as much as I did. This is me trying NOT say "it's because you're so much younger than I am." ;-)

craig: yes, you ARE a dude, and therefore exempt. But thank you for the comment!!!

lizgwiz: THANK YOU! I knew at least ONE person would agree with me!

Stinkypaw said...

Make this two! I always thought he was strangely fascinating and with that little something...

Dboy said...

David Bowie is a little bit left of centre, has scary teeth and writes some strange music, but he's a rock star...

...ergo the women go wild :)

wire said...

Looks like you're not alone in this one, though for myself, i do prefer my crushes more... female?

I keep meaning to sit down and watch Labyrinth, i hear it is a pretty darn good film considering half the cast are basically ugly muppets (except Bowie, of course).

don't call me MA'AM said...

stinkypaw: I'm sure, for me anyway, a lot of the attraction is his voice and his eyes. Yeah. That's what it is.

dboy: Exactly!! Plus, he just oozes "cool," right?

wire: you MUST watch that movie!! It's a classic!