Or, "UH-oh, now everybody will know just how big a geek I really am!"
So, this week's Knittyboard blogstalking assignment is "celebrities" -- pictures of celebrities and you, even if the photos are of you photoshopped next to a celeb. Well, I don't need to photoshop because ZantiMisterKnit and I tend to go to a lot of pop-culture conventions (such as Chiller and the Horrorfind convention). So, there you have it. I'm a geek.
First up, the Monkee that was christened "mine" as a child: Peter Tork.
My sisters christened him "mine", because Dianne, being the oldest, got Davy (who seemed to be the most popular, gourds know why) and Nancy, who could kick my ass sideways, got Mike, 'cuz Mike was the coolest. I have no idea who "had" Mickey, but Dianne and Nancy told me I had Peter, mostly because we were both blonde and had the same dimples.
After this picture was taken, Mr. Tork motioned to ZantiMisterKnit and asked, "Are you with him?" to which I replied, "Yes, he's my husband". Then Peter smiled slyly and said, "Too bad for me!".
There you have it: Peter Tork hit on me!
Oddly (and creepily) enough, don't we look like we could be related?
Next is someone that not many people in the States (and unfortunately many other places) have heard of -- Paul Naschy. Mr. Naschy is the actor who famously and sympatheically played Spain's werewolf in the 1970s, and he is still making movies today. He also turned 72 on September 6, and it a real sweetheart and an extremely talented actor. Check out one of his recent films, Rojo Sangre, to see just how amazing he is.
Here they are -- The Ladies of the Evil Dead!!! I consider The Evil Dead up there with George Romero's original dead trilogy as one of the most important and influential horror flicks. Director Sam Raimi also has done pretty well for himself, what with directing the Spiderman flicks and all. Unfortunately I can't locate an electronic copy of us with Bruce Campbell, but we did meet him in the summer of 2005 as well.
Where the fuck do I begin with Jane Weidlin? She is the only grown woman that I will let get away with a squeaky little-girl voice. Plus check out here gallery -- she's done some pin-up modelling in recent years and it still smokin' hot. Believe me, I saw her up close, and from behind, and she has a great ass. I'm just sayin'.
I really adore this one. I can't remember offhand the name of the artist that this photo is based on, but I'm sure someone will tell me.
Do you know who this big hunk o'maleness is? Why it is Fred "Hammer" Williamson!!! Former football-player-turned-movie actor. He starred in lots of action flicks in the 70s and 80s, many of which were called "Blacksploitation". He is, as you can see, fabulous. We got an autograph from him, then ZMrK asked him, "Would you mind having a picture taken with my beautiful wife?", and Mr. Williamson did not hesitate to grab a hold of me and wrap those big bulky arms about me. Oooh yea; I'm one lucky little woman.
So, perhaps we have a theme here of me with big beefy African-American actors. And why not? Because I have to admit, Ken Foree ("Peter" from Dawn of the Dead) sure is a hottie, isn't he? And that voice!!! He's got a gorgeous, deep booming voice like James Earle Jones. And see how much he dwarfs me? He's something like 6'5". Dude, that's tall.
And here's the last one, a tribute to the best show on TV right now: America's Next Top Model. From left to right (in case you can't tell): Christopher ("Peter Brady") Knight (who is GORGEOUS), ZantiMisterKnit (aka the Hottest Man on Earth), me, and Adrienne Curry of ANTM/Surreal Life/My Fair Brady et al.
Lest anyone think all models are airbrushed and all that: she's freakin' gorgeous, and really sweet. She also told me I have great boobs and asked if we can trade. Dude, I love her!
Have any other ANTM-obsessed knitters seen the latest knit.1 mag? Kim Stolz, aka "Season 5's lesbian", is in a spread featuring "cables", and is on the main page of the website. I didn't buy it, though, 'cuz I think knit.1 is overall kinda crappy. But I thought that was interesting.
BTW, new hamsters September 20th!