Like little stars.
Today, we are reminded that behind every “Sexiest Man” there is a sexy woman. The Daily Caller, Tucker Carlson’s news site, has put together a slideshow of People magazine’s “Sexiest Men” of past and present alongside the women they have dated, married and/or impregnated. There is this year’s winner, Ryan Reynolds (a.k.a. tomorrow’s Mel Gibson), with GQ “Babe of the Year” Scarlett Johansson. There are the obligatory love triangles: Jude Law, Sienna Miller and The Nanny; Ben Affleck, JLo and Jennifer Garner; and Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston. And, yawn.
The slideshow is headlined, “The women who snagged the ‘Sexiest Men Alive,’” but it’s certainly also a celebration of the women as trophies — except for the ones that aren’t shiny enough. The caller concludes that Hugh Jackman’s wife Deborah Lee Furness, who is a decade older than him, isn’t “all that” and sniffs, “[C]halk it up to being Australian. No knowing what those Aussies like.” I guess they haven’t gotten the memo down under that men are supposed to date women at least ten years their junior.
All in all, it’s a rather amusing spectacle of sexual selection. It’s like a picture book version of Darwin’s “The Descent of Man.” I’m left trying to picture what a slideshow of the lovers behind Salon’s “Men on Top” would look like: Jersey Shore revelers, gay porn stars and Katy Perry. Now that sounds like a party.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.