"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

My Inner Metrosexual Comes Screaming Out

My wife has a copy of the latest People magazine laying around and I noticed that Matthew McConaughey is the Sexiest Man Alive for 2005. In the issue, the magazine lists the winners of the honor for each year. For some reason, they did not name a winner for 1994. Can anyone explain why there was no Sexiest Man Alive for 1994?

I got's to know.

21 comments:

Jay D. Homnick said...

If there's no World Series, there can't be a World's Sexiest Man. Simple.

Matt Huisman said...

The obvious explanation is that it was the work of the Zionist entity.

ימח שמו (yimach shemo)!

Jay D. Homnick said...

Yes, they were protesting the fact that Shimon Peres was overlooked.

Hunter Baker said...

I know the answer. Given that power is an aphrodesiac, it is clear that Newt Gingrich was the sexiest man alive in 1994. Rather than acknowledge the plain fact, People magazine probably just opted for a cold shower and avoided the topic altogether.

QD said...

The real question is whether your wife will let you get away with claiming that the magazine is hers - c'mon, fess up...w

tbmbuzz said...

It's Bush's fault.

brmerrick said...

I was 24 in 1994, so I remember that year quite clearly. It was a very, very un-sexy year. It started about January 3rd. That morning, it was palpable. I was still in college, and all the other students could feel it, too. A number of young women I know immediately went home and put on more clothing. I remember there was a lot of anxiety about it as well. We were all incredibly worried that this un-sexiness would continue indefinitely. 'Round mid-December, the anxiety started to dissipate, but by then it was too late I think for People to choose a man.

You probably don't believe me, but remember, "Forrest Gump" won best picture that year. Let's hope it never happens again. Yuck.

Tom Van Dyke said...

Hehe. Well done, Mr. Merrick.

I think Hunter got it right about Gingrich. It's all of a fabric.

Tlaloc said...

Brad Pitt was the SMA in 1994. The issue probably just accidentally omitted him.

Yes I bothered to look it up.

Jay D. Homnick said...

So that's where the MIA SMA was coming from.

Tlaloc said...

that's the 411, FYI.

roland knapsacker said...

I was bestowed the honor of 1994's Sexiest Man Alive, but rejected the title, praise and notoriety.

Roland Knapsacker

Hunter Baker said...

Tlaloc, a google check claims Pitt was it, but he was actually the SMA in 1995 and later in 2000, I think. The info you have is apparently wrong, because he's a two-time winner, not a three time winner.

I'm inclined to accept Mr. Knapsakker's story.

Tlaloc said...

"Tlaloc, a google check claims Pitt was it, but he was actually the SMA in 1995 and later in 2000, I think. The info you have is apparently wrong, because he's a two-time winner, not a three time winner."

What I saw was 1994 and 2000 and yes a double not triple winner. Since I seem to have misplaced my 1994 People with the SMA award I guess this will have to remain one of the great mysteries of the ages.

Hunter Baker said...

Just wait. Eventually, some People magazine intern will show up and fix it for us.

Tlaloc said...

would YOU admit to being a People Magazine intern?

Hunter Baker said...

He could use a screen name, like TLALOC!

Tlaloc said...

I have never interned for People. Then again if I had I wouldn't admit it.

Doh.

Alan Reynolds said...

I was the sexiest man alive in 1994, but for some reason or other scarcely anyone noticed. I'm older now, so it's someone else's turn.

Tlaloc said...

I noticed.

Tlaloc said...

By the way, Alan, TBMBUZZ was hoping to get your input in the "reality based community" thread.