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October 22, 2008

The Big Question: Shamelessly Stolen From a Badger Edition

Filed under: The Big Question — Miss Plumcake @ 12:28 pm

Yeah, I’m not even pretending I didn’t steal this straight from my friend Barbara Justice (Hi Babs! Hi!) because I gave up shame the same year I gave up tapered jeans and I haven’t gone back since.

So today’s Big Question is:

Who’s on your List? You know, THE List.

Your five freebies, regardless of relationship status.  They don’t need to talk or play for your team, but they do need to be alive and non-fictional.

Here’s mine, with a bonus because –while not technically hot– y’all KNOW no Plumcake list would be complete without The Most Exalted Potentate of My Pants, the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Hugh LaurieLiam NeesonDavid TennantCraig FergusonGabriel ByrneThe Most Reverend Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams


  1. Hmm, this has been interesting to think about. And I only have 5? Oh well, here goes.

    1) Ricky Martin (I don’t care if he’s gay or not, he can’t get away if I’m on top)
    2) Johnny Depp
    3) Brad Pitt (mmmmm)
    4) Matt Damon
    5) The Iglesias brothers (both Enrique and Julio Jr for a threesome)

    1) Sara Ramirez (damn, she is way too fine)
    2) Mia Tyler
    3) Katy Perry (I share her with the boyfriend)
    4) Angelina Jolie (cause who doesn’t want to?)
    5) Kate Dillon
    6) Megan Fox (yes, I’m taking a 6th :P)

    Comment by Lisa — October 23, 2008 @ 9:52 am

  2. My ex-boyfriend ruined Alan Rickman for me since he looks exactly him. I can forgive him for the philandering and the constant lying (and by forgive I mean “never speak to again) but seriously, Don’t Ruin the Rickman!

    Comment by Plumcake — October 23, 2008 @ 9:57 am

  3. Daniel Craig! (bonus points for looking slightly like my fiance…or is it the other way round?)
    Colin Firth!
    Russell Crowe!
    Patrick Steward! (oh please beam me up…)
    and the Ordonez-brothers! (they count as one, don’t the sugarplum? and just in case I forgot: thankyouthankyouthankyou sugarplum for introducing me to those supreme pieces of eye candy! *trying very hard to retain my composure*)

    Comment by jawhara — October 23, 2008 @ 10:00 am

  4. I live in the same building as Johnny Depp and he’s pretty hot in real life, but he’s always dodging around in hats and shades and covering his face so it’s hard to appreciate the hotness.

    1. Placido Domingo
    2. Queen Latifah
    3. Steven Martin
    4. Sean Bean
    5. …. since Paul Newman died, there is nobody else.

    I have a horrible thing for Helena Bonham Carter, but I think I want to be her rather than do her.

    All the other people that everybody has listed are great, too. Yum! Viggo! I don’t actually think Angelina Jolie is that pretty–I know I am very odd. She’s just too surgically constructed for me–I think she should have left her nose alone.

    The ‘no-fictional characters’ thing is cramping my style since I have been in love with Cyrano de Bergerac, Sydney Carton, and Hector since I was 10.

    Comment by Chaser — October 23, 2008 @ 10:31 am

  5. OK, since we are fantasizing here, I’m giving my all time top 5, some of whom are now unfortunately deceased:

    1. Cary Grant
    2. William Powell
    3. Paul Newman
    4. Humphrey Bogart
    5. Denzel Washington

    Common denominator….They all look great in a Tux!

    Comment by gemdiva — October 23, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  6. Only 5? Awwwww. And no fictional characters? Double AWWWWW.

    1. James Spader. Between Secretary, the other Crash, and most of Boston Legal , I don’t really need the other four spots. Just thinking about him saying dirty things to me makes my knees weak.

    2. Gabriel Byrne. Seriously, best Satan ever.

    3. Jon Stewart. Sexy, smart, and funny.

    4. Demetri Martin. Same as #3, but younger and less political.

    5. Dr. Drew Pinsky. He’s just…wow.

    Comment by ChloeMireille — October 23, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  7. Francesca is compelled to join in:

    1- Colin Firth
    2- Ewan McGregor
    3- Johnny Depp
    4- A certain “ex” who left much to be desired in every OTHER way, but Francesca admits to missing . . . ah . . . you know
    5- Robert Pattinson (the cradle-robbing candidate – he played Cedric Diggory in the fourth Harry Potter film)

    And if Francesca were to switch teams:

    1- Natalie Portman
    2- Catherine Zeta Jones
    3- Halle Berry
    5- America Ferrera

    Comment by Francesca — October 23, 2008 @ 11:20 am

  8. I forgot to mention my ladies!

    1) Tina Fey
    2) Lisa Loeb
    3) Angelina before the twins – she’s a little too thin for me now…boo.
    4) Amy Sedaris

    ….My sense of humor is my biggest ‘erogenous zone’, followed by my brain…I like/lust after people who are smart and funny.

    Comment by De — October 23, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  9. Oh…I forgot.


    Comment by Peaches — October 23, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

  10. Anthony Bourdain
    Clive Owen
    Gabriel Aubry
    Johnny Depp
    Matthew McConaghey

    Comment by Fashionfrenzy — October 23, 2008 @ 2:33 pm

  11. In no particular order:

    Richard Armitage (North & South) Yowza
    Mel Gibson circa Gallipoli
    Jeremy Northam circa Emma
    Hugh Laurie
    Denzel. Always, always Denzel
    Gregory Peck (Dear Jesus, would you please consider reincarnation? Just this once? Pretty please?)
    Peter O’Toole circa Lawrence of Arabia (Good Lord. The profile. The eyes. The talent.)

    Comment by Cecilia — October 23, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

  12. Oh, and since I wasn’t able to come up with anyone who really makes me want to switch teams…I’ve decided instead to be fair to Mr. Twistie and list the five women I absolutely would let him have if he wanted them and they appeared on the doorstep with lust in their hearts for him. Here they are:

    1: Jane Asher. He’s had a crush on her since she was Paul McCartney’s girlfriend, and having read a couple of her cake decorating/party costume books, I heartily approve both her look and her sense of humor.

    2: Gwynith Paltrow, especially if she shows up wearing the red hair she had in Iron Man that had my guy tripping over his own tongue as we left the theater.

    3: Miranda Otto. The way he spat nails for a good half hour after we left the theater at the concept that Aragorn ignored HER for ‘little Miss Aerosmith’ (sorry, Liv, I thought you were great, but my beloved had scathing opinions on the general uselessness of Arwen that still have me scratching my head) tells me there’s a certain level of interest. I can’t say that I fault his taste, either. I love that he had the hots for the feisty one.

    4: Charisma Carpenter. Whenever I’m watching my Buffy DVDs and Cordelia comes on the screen, Mr. Twistie says ‘oh, there’s the pretty one’ and sits down to watch for a minute or so. If she’s pretty enough to get him to sit through Buffy – even for a minute – you know he thinks she’s too smokin’ hot for words!

    5: Minnie Driver. She’s pretty much the only actress I can think of that he’s gone to see an otherwise not-terribly-Mr. Twistieish movie just so he can see her. Besides, she sings, too.

    and since I took six in a list of five, I’m giving one more to Mr. Twistie, too, because I’m all about being fair like that.

    6: Elisabeth Sladen. She’s Sarah Jane Smith, and he still adores her…as do I.

    Comment by Twistie — October 23, 2008 @ 4:40 pm

  13. 1. Ewan McGregor
    2. Colin Firth
    3. Liam Neeson
    4. Rachel Weisz
    5. Stephen Colbert (I love it when he looks right at the camera and makes flirty faces. I turn bright red and my husband watches appreciatively.)
    6. Brian Williams (though I’m unsure if I want to do him or merely replicate that disturbingly perfect face in marble…)

    Close 7th/8th are Pierce Brosnan and Viggo Mortinson. I can’t decide if I like rugged hotness or sophisticated hotness… DH is somewhere in the middle.

    Comment by JadedKitten — October 23, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

  14. Hey there :-)
    I loved this post so much I posted my answers on my site… I gave credit to Francesca now I realize it’s Plumcake’s … It rocks…

    Comment by Milla — October 23, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

  15. Ditto for Gabriel Byrne, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Johnny Depp, Alexander Siddig, Colin Firth, Peter O’toole, Colin Firth, and Jeremy Irons.
    So many lushious choises there… All utter deal-breakers for monogomy.

    Following my fetish for the Englishmen, is Christopher Eccleston. There is something about him that moves me to the bones.
    Gackt is Beautiful…
    Kiefer Sutherland is still one of my favorate blond bad boys.
    Antonio Banderas is still one of the top five people I love to watch walk.
    Julian Sands MMMMMmmmhmm.

    Comment by Katherine — October 24, 2008 @ 7:38 am

  16. No one else mentioned my new personal favorite (after Johnny Depp, Colin Firth and Antonio Banderas, of course). Ioan Gruffud. Yum! But in his Lancelot costume, not the Fantastic Four one. Look him up – you won’t be sorry!!

    Comment by Carol — October 24, 2008 @ 8:25 am

  17. I’d have a threeway in heaven with Paul Newman & Gregory Peck.

    Comment by Joelle — October 24, 2008 @ 12:21 pm

  18. My guys:

    David Tennant (geeky hot, and that’s the best kind of hot). I know I shouldn’t be saying this on a fashion/size acceptance site, but I desperately want to take him to Krispy Kreme. He’s perfect the way he is, but I’d love to watch him eat a donut.

    John Barrowman (Nothing would happen, but we could go to karaoke)!

    John Simm (and especially if he had on his leather jacket from Life on Mars)

    Gareth-David Lloyd (extremely adorable and has a nice singing voice)

    Kevin Spacey (the man just oozes sex)

    And if I played for the other team—Dawn French. Not only is she funny, she proves that big can be beautiful. She and I are the same size & body type and she is so physically agile. I love to watch her dance and move around.

    Comment by Bree — October 24, 2008 @ 3:05 pm

  19. I like my gentleman eye candy tall, well-built and dark. Hence, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Kevin Garnett, Vince Young and Idris Elba.

    Comment by OCCaliAKA — October 24, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

  20. I’ve had a crush on Tom Wilkinson since I saw him play Horatio for the RSC in 1980. When I saw “Michael Clayton,” he was still the one that made me weak at the knees (no offense meant to Mr. Clooney).

    Daniel Radcliffe. It’s the voice. Dammit.

    Adrian Pasdar. It’s the whole damnably sensuous package.

    Pierce Brosnan, but not when he was any younger than his first Bond film. He’s gotten so comfortable in his own skin that he can carry off a role like the suitor in “Mamma Mia!” without flinching.

    Geraint Wyn Davies. I’m not usually hot for blonds, but he has a voice like dark, warm honey and an easy sensuality to every movement.

    (Honorable mentions to Anthony Stewart Head — Twistie and I first got together over the hot librarian — Avery Brooks, Edward Norton, Richard Armitage, Ron Perlman, and Tony Denison. They all play smart well. And, er, great voices.)

    I know we’re not supposed to have fictional characters, but I have to mention two: D’Artagnan and Daniel Jackson. I can’t stand James Spader and I’m not fond of Michael York, but the characters ping so deeply for me that I wibble no matter who’s playing them. (Well, Chris O’Donnell wearing a wig that made him look like someone’s Aunt Sylvia nearly wipes out that theory for D’Artagnan, but only nearly. *G*)

    On the distaff side, Angela Bassett and Natalie Maines.

    Comment by Fabrisse — October 25, 2008 @ 1:39 pm

  21. 1. Hugh Laurie (as he is now–I preferred Stephen Fry in their Jeeves and Wooster days)
    2. Ioan Gruffudd (preferably in his Horatio Hornblower uniform)
    3. Masi Oka (not only geeky on t.v. but in RL too!)
    4. Dylan Moran (if you don’t know who he is, go to YouTube and search for “Black Books”–it says it all)
    5. Eddie Izzard (although preferably not in a skirt)

    Comment by JaneC — October 25, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

  22. Adrien Brody. I wanted to jump into Darjeeling Express every time he was running to do him.
    John Stewart. I love me the Jewish boys
    Jeff Goldblum. The only reason to watch Independence Day. Three times.
    Edward Norton. A little too blond, but way smart.
    Gabriel Byrne. Subject of my darkest fantasies since I was old enough to have them.

    I would totally switch teams for Eliza Dushku.

    Comment by Cedar — October 25, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

  23. Re: Bree and taking David Tennant to Krispy Kreme –

    Oh god, I would watch David Tennant eating ANYTHING. Especially if it involves licking. Jesus christ, that man’s tongue is AMAZING.


    Comment by french — October 25, 2008 @ 10:09 pm

  24. Oh, I totally forgot Julian McMahon. If he showed up at my door, I would just have to.

    Comment by Lisa — October 25, 2008 @ 11:25 pm

  25. #1: Bill Murray…how fun would THAT be!?
    2. Colin Ferguson, in a NY minute
    3: Bono
    4: Jimmy Smits (yeah, still, sigh…)
    5. Hugh Laurie.

    Oh, and for my swing vote: Drew Barrymore

    Comment by Shazza — October 26, 2008 @ 12:44 am

  26. Alan Rickman. Let’s face it, his voice just oozes sex.
    Colin Firth
    Leonardo Dicaprio
    Freddy Rodriguez
    Hugh Laurie

    They can knock on my door any day. All together, or seperately :)

    Comment by Miranda — October 29, 2008 @ 9:19 pm

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  34. I’d have to say: Craig Ferguson (I’m always a sucker for a funny guy), Viggo Mortenson (isn’t he gorgeous?), Naveen Andrews (I fell hard for him in The English Patient), Patrick Stewart (it’s his VOICE, I can’t help it–the man is smokin’), and (I know this one is controversial) Sean Connery.

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