Monday, May 28, 2007

"Eye" Candy For Us Ladies

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While trying to think of what to do a post on today, I finally decided that maybe it was time to go more for the "visual" rather than the "cerebral" after remembering a comment that Gem had made in a post over on her blog about Captain Jack Sparrow where she stated that "eye liner on a man never looked so good".

Capt Jack SparrowWhereas I am certainly NOT going to argue with that statement!, I thought it might be nice to introduce you to some of the other sexy guys out there who have the whole eyeliner-wearing thing down to an art. If you've been a regular reader of this blog then some of these names are going to ring a bell and if not - well, just enjoy anyway!

Capt Jack SparrowAnyone who has read this blog for any amount of time has got to be familiar with Gerard Way, the front man for My Chemical Romance, Amanda's favorite band and one that I have come to like quite a lot myself. Yeah, yeah - I'm 48 and should be listening to Neil Diamond or Bob Dylan but what can I say? Those guys are old and not all that hot whereas MCR's music is good, their lyrics have meaning, and the man is damned cute!

Gerard WayFor those not familiar with Gerard, he is a New Jersey boy and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where Amanda hopes to go after high school. He formed My Chem (as they are fondly called) in 2001 after the 9/11 attacks prompted him to want to make a difference. Despite the fact that people like to label them as an "emo" band, My Chem does not promote violence of any sort and encourages their listeners to seek help if they are depressed or feel like they want to hurt themselves or others.

Gerard WayNext up is a guy who knows how to wear eyeliner better than a lot of women - Jared Leto. Jared hails from Louisiana and is the lead singer and back up guitarist for 30 Seconds from Mars, a band that he formed with his brother Shannon who plays drums. Their last album, A Beautiful Lie, produced not only some excellent music but some great videos, too. I highly recommend checking them out!

Jared LetoJared also attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and he holds a BFA in Film and Video. In addition to his work with 30 Seconds from Mars, Jared is an actor and has starred in many films as well as playing Jordan Catalano in the series My So Called Life on television. He's also 35 which doesn't make him all that much younger than me - not that it will make a difference in the big scheme of things!

Jared LetoLast, but certainly not least, is a guy that I don't think I ever would have even considered putting in this post were it not for his recent performance in Spiderman 3 as the "dark, Emo Spidey". When Toby Maguire, as our hero Peter Parker, put on the black Spiderman suit, he went from a mild-mannered Clark Kent wanna-be to an eyeliner-wearing, hip-swaying, finger-snapping, downright smoldering Super Hero who also was a bit of an ass. Ah, but the ladies loved him and Amanda practically squee'd (again) right there in the movie theater.

Spiderman 3I had a little trouble finding a second sexy picture of our friendly neighborhood Spiderman so I hope you'll enjoy this little dance instead!

Dancing Peter ParkerSo there you have it, four guys who I think look pretty damned sexy in a cosmetic formerly reserved for ladies and one that I can't apply myself because I end up sticking myself in the eye with the pencil causing myself to cry and smudge what small efforts I might have made!

Anyone else care to contribute a guy who fits this list? I'm always up for more calorie-free "eye" candy!

27 comments:

  1. Love your blog, I will stop in again.

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  2. Anonymous9:49 PM EDT

    lol I can think of hotter guys with eyeliner.

    oh my... you should have seen Dan with Amanda's attempt at putting eyeliner on him it was a disaster lol

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  3. The dancing Peter Parker gave me a good chuckle.

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  4. As you can tell from my pictures, I am a real slave to cosmetics, but I stopped using eyeliner years ago. It seemed to highlight my glass eye too much.

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  5. I'm just really glad to see you left Mick Jagger off of your list! He's the first guy I remember that wore eyeliner.

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  6. I think Marc Bolan used to wear eyeliner - now he WAS HOT!

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  7. Sad to say, I have a grandson who used to wear eyeliner ... but he is SO good-looking with or without it. This was a great concept for colorful!

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  8. Uhmm..."interesting" post, Linda. You kinda left me speechless there. Uh...gee...NOW what do I say? Ah, yes! Good job on initiating a "different" perspective on things!

    Forgive me, but this "Bulldog" is from the OLD obedience school; men DON'T wear make-up, and women who wear too much usually start their sentences w/ "Hey sailor, looking for a good time?", while standing under a street lamp.

    Good questions would be, when did men start wearing eyeliner, and why? Who's idea was it? What made them think of it?

    Don't mean to be "Oscar the Grouch", here, but I guess I wasn't expecting this kinda post!

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  9. Yes they all look pretty hot, but until i can use eyeliner i don't like them! :(

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  10. Bulldog cracks me up again! me thinks he is off to try out some eyeliner now ;)

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  11. Yeah...I'm not really into guys who wear eyeliner either...I don't want any guy looking prettier than me!

    LOL.

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  12. I haven't a clue who any of these guys are. See what happens when you quit watching television or going to the movies? Okay, at my age if they are wearing makeup that would be a big turnoff.

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  13. Are all men supposed to wear eyeliner now? It seems so!

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  14. :thumpty thump, thump, thump: Capt. Jack Sparrow.... just what I needed after my long weekend and last week.... ;-)

    Oh and the fishing was great, along with other things ... check it out on my blog...

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  15. Great post! :)

    Lovely eye candy to boot. Yumm-o!!

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  16. Hmmm...men with eyeliner...what will they think of next? And I want to know who does their liner...I could never get mine in a straight line so I finally gave up. Now it's just a little mascara.

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  17. What are you doing? Where have you been???? Wake up....

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  18. OH yeah topic at hand. I think a guy that looks good with eyeliner is the lead singer from greenday. He sang on the American Idol Finale. woo hoo

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  19. Hello - not keen on the singer but Jared's a hottie!!

    I just don't believe it's possible to beat cap'n Jack though. Yum.

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  20. Hi Linda!
    This is my second visit to your blog, and I've added it to my list of "Must Visits"! I'm also 48, and the "Puppies" shown wearing mascara are indeed cal-free eye candy, and there's nothing wrong with that! My first visit was the story of when you accompanied your daughter to a "My Chem" concert.
    I am, no shame here, a fan of "Alternative Rock" and so know of Gerard Way and Jared Leto. Another "swwweet" mascara sporting gent is Brandon Flowers from "The Killers"! p.s. I've voted for Se7en! NICE lookin' Blog!

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  21. I'm with Callie and the Greenday guy!

    But Cap'n Jack is nice to look at too!

    :-)

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  22. QM Rose -

    Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your nice comments! I was going to leave a comment over at your blog but it doesn't appear that there has been a post since December of 2006 so I'm not sure if I had the right place. If you stop by again, please leave me your link so I can visit you!

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  23. Jack Sparrow definitely worked that eyeliner. I'd have to give fellow ship mate Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) some props, too. He looked so good with eyeliner, especially toward the end when he...I won't spoil the ending for those who haven't seen At World's End yet. But you guys will agree with me, I'm sure.

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  24. Jack Sparrow wins by a landslide in my book!
    Jared Leto wouldn't get kicked out of my bed, though...

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  25. OMG!!!!!!! johnny and jared in the same post about eyeliner!!!!!! u r the best!!!!!!! i love them!!!!! but i hv to say i hv to go with johnny, he is just way to sexy, eyeliner or not!!!!:D

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  26. hey visuals cant be that bad!! gets ur brain out of problems and issues!!! i guess!!! love the visual on ur template too SuperMom

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  27. Johnny Depp is one of the best character actors in the world, and apparently as you had aptly stated, he is also one of the best looking guys in eyeliners. LoL! =D

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