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Monday Hotness: What DO You Do? Edition | Manolo for the Big Girl

Monday Hotness: What DO You Do? Edition

Okay, so I’m not even going to pretend I didn’t spend half my morning looking for sexy pictures of birthday boy Andy Griffith in an attempt to do a Monday Hotness: Mayberry Edition but y’all, and I say this after EXTENSIVE INTERNET RESEARCH, there just are no sexy pictures of Andy Griffith on the internet.* None. He’s a good looking man, but he’s just too aww-shucks goofy to ever bring anything approximating hotness.

So what’s the next logical progression? Adam Ant!

Mr Ant, née Stuart Leslie Goddard was a bit before my time pop idol speaking, but my stars and garters that was a good-looking man.

Not only was he in what is clearly one of the GREATEST COMMERCIALS EVER

(this is the European cut with a surprise ending!)

he also did a great Jane Russell.
The Outlaw

Jane Russell
(incidentally, Ms Russell –in one of the famous publicity stills for The Outlaw– was wearing the world’s first push-up bra, supposedly created by Howard Hughes out of structural steel. My breasts and my spotless driving record salute you, Mr Hughes!)

awwww yeah

Just beautiful. Also I totally want to do my guest bathroom in that wallpaper.

I’m not making any vulgar mechanic-related jokes re: lube etc because I’m a LADY

Okay, I’m a little weirded out by this one because he looks shockingly like a fine young priest I know. Emphasis on the FINE.  He and his equally hot wife and I would take my Cadillac and go down to Lockhart for a Saturday afternoon full of barbecue and antiquing. He wore a white silk scarf as favored by the posher pilots in WWI and it suited him perfectly. That’s called panache, folks.

What DO you do?

He also predated the Balmain military jacket phase that is current running rampant all over Vogue. and to better effect, might I add.

So there, that’s not the Monday Hotness I wanted, but it’s the Monday Hotness I’ve got, and if  YOU have any hot pictures of Andy Griffith, send ’em on over. I WILL make this happen.

*Yes, I just got paid to write that sentence. How awesome is my life?

8 Responses to “Monday Hotness: What DO You Do? Edition”

  1. klee June 1, 2009 at 5:17 pm #

    I loved me some adam ant-that man was TASTY. I would like to add, though, that I always thought the ‘strip’ cover was a take on Tom Jones(no, not the welsh singer, the book by Fielding)….

  2. Ripley June 1, 2009 at 8:40 pm #

    “Desperate But Not Serious” is still an awesome pop song.

  3. Kelly B June 1, 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    I was raised in the Adam Ant era-loooved “Goody Two Shoes”. And, I owned one of those scooter. I thought I was pretty freakin’ cool.

  4. Harri P. June 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    Am I the only one who remembers that Native Americans protested the white stripe across Adam’s nose because it’s a sacred symbol to them?

    Anyway, yeah, loved Adam back in the day. So did my mom–I gave her that Strip album for her birthday, fall 1983 I think it was.

  5. angela June 2, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    and he don’t drink, don’t smoke! :D

  6. Style Spy June 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm #

    In 1981 I was a high school senior and was introduced to Monsieur Ant by an Australian exchange student (she lives in Paris now, she is still my friend, and she is still cooler than me, dangit!). Oh, my. We didn’t get a lot of that ilk in the Arkansas Ozarks in the early 80’s, let me tell you. The eyes of my eyes… somethingorother were sure opened. I was so enthusiastic that I actually managed to convince my pom-pom squad to do a dance number to “Antmusic.” Yeah, we rocked…

  7. Chicklet June 2, 2009 at 3:23 pm #

    I hear you on the Andy Griffith situation. You’d probably have to unearth a video clip of him singing to Opie and Aunt Bee on the front porch in order, because that was the only time he wasn’t aw-shucks goofy on that show.

    Also, for the record, Ellie the Pharmacist had it all over Helen the Schoolteacher in terms of girlfriend material. I’m just sayin’.

  8. Omnibus Driver June 3, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    Here’s a couple of clips from his debut movie that are definitely not “Dopey Opie’s Dad” kind of clips: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=74421.

    Total hotness.