Monday, April 13, 2009

Finding a mate(y)

Was I the only person surprised to learn that pirates still exist? WTF? It's 2009, right? I mean, I remember learning about them back in 5th grade social studies class, but I never expected to hear Matt Lauer (my love) break news about a ship being taken over by pirates in the 21st century.

(BTW, thank goodness that captain is OK now. How horrific. Aaaarggh.)

Anyhow, this recent news story got me thinking: who would be the best pirate boyfriend? (And, no, I'm not talking about anything regarding an angry pirate, you sickos.)

Here are the contenders:

  • ORLANDO BLOOM -- cute. 'nuff said. (I don't even mind the long scruffy hair.)

  • JOHNNY DEPP -- cute. 'nuff said. (Plus, you could always borrow his eyeliner if you ran out.)

  • LONG JOHN SILVER -- fried food. 'nuff said. (Though I'm not sure the technical pirate version is also tied to the fast food chain. But a girl can dream, can't she?)

  • JOSH DUHAMEL -- ok, so he's never technically played a pirate in any movies or TV shows. But he's so yummy, can't you forgive that one little issue?
What say you? Which one of these guys would you walk the plank for?

P.S. Raise your hand (errrr... comment) if you read the "Aaaarggh" above in your head like a pirate.


Always a Bridesmaid said...

P.S. I pick Matt Lauer. ;)

Stacey D said...

I would definitely walk a plank for the following pirates:

*Jason Statham - CRANK - "rubbing up against someone creates electricity"

*Dominic Purcell -

I can't say that I have ever seen an African American pirate, but I would definitely walk the plank for:

*Michael Clark Duncan - definitely enough said.

blogmom said...

you forgot Rod Stewart!

Always a Bridesmaid said...

Stacey - good ones. I'm so bad at movies that I could only think of the guys in Pirates of the Caribbean.

Blogmom - Rod Stewart never played a pirate, did he? At least Matt Lauer dressed up as one for Halloween one year. :)

PJ said...

Pirates love that booty.

Anonymous said...

I love Depp. Love him love him love him. I need a towel when I watch Pirates of the Caribbean to mop up the drool from my mouth.

Narm said...

* raises hand

Can I have Keira Knightley?

Always a Bridesmaid said...

PJ - good one.

Smash - yes, he's pretty delicious in that movie. But he's sorta greasy in real life, no?

Narm - apologies. I didn't include any options for the XY readers. So, I'll send Keira your way to make up for it.