Ahmusings

The 98% humorous musings of M. Lizabeth Currain

Category: Vintage Crush

Vintage Jonathan Frakes

Sunday has arrived! In case any new comers are stumbling on to this blog for the first time, Sundays are the days I troll the interwebs for pictures of older celebrities that I shouldn’t be crushin’ on, but totally am. This week I am presenting you all with Jonathan Frakes!

 

This is before he went all intergalactic lumberjack.

 

I’m naming Jonathan Frakes as a vintage crush, because a while ago I started watching Star Trek: TNG on Netflix to fill a nostalgic hole in my heart. I used to watch TNG reruns after school with my brother for the longest time, it was something we could both agree on. I remember thinking Commander Riker was pretty bad-ass and apparently as a young child, I had a thing for older guys with beards (still do?). Well, upon re-watching some episodes, the burning in my loins for Riker did not dissipate! He’s oddly passionate and stoic at the same time, sometimes he makes jokes; what more could a girl want?

 

Profilin’

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Jonathan Scott Frakes

Born: August 19, 1952 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA

Height: 6’4″!!!!!! He is ultimate man size!

Films/Television: He’s acted in 79 titles, directed 27 titles (including Roswell!), and has portrayed himself in 28 titles. My favorite is Beyond Belief: Fact of Fiction. I can never get enough of those corny reenactments.

Fun Fact: Apparently he went to Harvard to get a Master’s Degree! Also, according to imdb (reliable!) he is teaching at Rockport College in Maine…I must enroll there.

…and, ehhhh…I’m gonna say ‘no’ on this one. Now he sort of looks like that weird dad down the street that wears Hawaiian shirts. But if I had a time machine, I’d set that thing to 1988 fo’ sho’.

I leave you with the picture below. I don’t know who created it, but it is one of the best things that I have ever seen.

 

I wish I could take credit for this.

 

Enjoy your Monday everyone!

Vintage Robert Redford

Welcome back to Vintage Crush Sundays! Today in honor of the fact that I am about to watch Out of Africa, I felt it was appropriate to have Robert Redford as this week’s Vintage Crush! You’ll see why, below:

 

They don’t make ’em like this anymore.

 

I’ve been thinking about when the best time to have Robert Redford as a Vintage Crush would be for a while now.  A number of months ago, I got really into watching old movies from the late 60’s early 70’s. I started out watching some Barbara Streisand flicks and stumbled on The Way We Were. After that I pretty much added all of Redford’s movies into my Netflix Queue. Can I just say how much I love the movie The Way We Were? If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to right now. Everything about it is perfect! I love this trailer: REDFORD & STREISAND! TOGETHER!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Charles Robert Redford Jr.

Born: August 18, 1936 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Height: 5’9″ (I think this is the 3rd Vintage Crush in a row to be 5’9″)

Films/Television: He’s acted in 65 films, Produced 28, and Directed 9. He get’s around.

Awards: He won an Oscar for Best Director for the movie Ordinary People. No Razzie for this guy! He broke the Vintage Crush Razzie streak that’s been going on for like a month.

…and, to be honest, I think Robert Redford is too classy to ask. He’s got his Sundance thing and is a gentleman. However, if he did ask…it is Robert Redford, I’d be foolish not to!

 

Oh, the 70’s! Look at that feathered hair!

 

I love me some Robert Redford because he seems like an all-around decent guy. The type of guy that would call you up after a first date to let you know that he had a good time! It’s probably true! He’s only been married twice and the first time was for 33 years. He has kids and grand-kids who aren’t gallivanting about town making fools of themselves. He also has a catalog where you can spend $3,495 on this…

I want that.

 

and feel good about it because you are supporting the arts and the environment! The man is a genius. And a philanthropist. What is not to love?

Mustache!

 

He also has the ability to grow a ridiculous mustache that doesn’t make me want to punch him in the face. That alone is reason enough to be named Vintage Crush.

Happy Labor Day everyone! Hope you get to enjoy a day off!

Vintage Sylvester Stallone

Another week has passed! New York successfully survived Hurricane Irene. Now I’m stuck having to listen (read) to people bitch about how it wasn’t as big as it was supposed to be. I don’t understand how people can be upset about this. So you stayed in for the weekend; was it really that awful? No. It wasn’t! There was pizza, cookies, and beer involved! And I’m sure there are people out there who’s Hurricane “Operation: Get Laid” plan actually worked. Kudos to you!

Well, on to the important matter at hand: Vintage Crush Sunday! This Sunday I am presenting you with none other than Sylvester Stallone!

Look at that 70's goodness!

 

Now, I am an unabashed Stallone fan. In my eyes, he can do no wrong. He wrote Rocky! Just watch this trailer…They don’t make trailers like this anymore.

 

 

Part of me wonders if he wrote the script for that trailer as well. He is all of those things that trailer says he is and more. Anyways, during my first semester of graduate school, I had a lot of spare time. I wasn’t working and wasn’t spending all my spare time deflecting OkCupid messages from guys with a ventriloquist dummy hobbies. So I spent even more time watching Netflix than I do now. I re-watched all the Rocky movies (IV is my favorite…always has been, always will be) and then I caught up on all the other Stallone movies I had apparently missed out on in my youth…or didn’t remember. Um, Cobra? Amazing! Over the Top; who wouldn’t want to watch Stallone compete in an arm wrestling competition? Of course there is Lock Up! The age old story of good prisoner vs. bad warden. The best part about Stallone is he wrote these. He took stardom into his own hands and I admire that.

 

Love a man in mirrored shades!

 

Some basics according to IMDB:

Full Name: Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone

Born: July 6, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA

Height: 5’9″

Films/Television: 59 Films, 22 of them he actually wrote! Impressive. I mean, those first couple of Rocky movies are just…sigh, perfect. Everything about them. He also directed eight of those.

Awards: He was nominated for two Oscars for Rocky. He’s also been nominated for a lot of Razzie awards. And won several of them. Including the 2000 Razzie for Worst Actor of the Century. Which, is being a little harsh. I mean…Demolition Man was pretty terrible, but all those Rocky movies should make up for it!

…and yes for the 70s/80s/very early 90s. But have you seen him lately? It’s kind of frightening. Although, I’m working on that time machine to make all my dreams come true! Maybe I’ll set it for Rocky IV and get some of this beard action…

 

So manly! I love it!

 

Here’s a little secret: I downloaded the compilation album for all the Rocky movies. It’s amazing. I have it on my gym playlist called “Gym Jams”. For a while I was just solely working out to that the soundtrack. It’s so motivating. Try not to get amped up listening to “Gonna Fly Now“. Also, “No Easy Way Out”…there is no shortcut home…some things are worth fighting for…and some feelings never die. This song is perfect. So perfect in fact…

 

 

I also bought a Groupon for 5 one-on-one boxing lessons! All because of Rocky. I really just want to be in a boxing ring so I can say, “I must break you”.  Expect posts about that when I get going on that.

There’s still enough time in the weekend to watch a Rocky movie! Do it! And have a great Monday!

 

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