looking two score

The other Jeff (that is to say, not my Jeff, though I will confess to having had a blogcrush on the former as well) has added a countdown to his 30th birthday to his blog, reminding me of something I’d meant to write about several weeks ago when I first heard the following news:

On November 20, People magazine named the 40-year-old Johnny Depp this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive.”

On Book of Ages, a blog that accompanies Book of Ages 30, a book for and about those in the 30s, a poster noted in “For Sexy, 40 Beats 30” that along with Depp who already is 40, three of the other men on the Top Ten Sexy Men list–Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe and Lenny Kravitz–all turn 40 within the coming year. Of the other six in the top ten, George Clooney is 42, Hugh Grant is 43, and Denzel Washington is 48. Hugh Jackman, at 35, is on his way to 40, while the only 20-somethings to make the list were Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake.

Apparently, then, forty-something men are the sexiest. This comes as no surprise.

3 thoughts on “looking two score

  1. Oh, my god, I was SO going to post about this. Anyway, I’m always surprised to find out celebs’ ages, especially when they’re close to mine. I noticed on that site that I’m a year older than Ashton Kutcher and a year younger than Colin Farrell. Not a bad sandwich, eh?

  2. P.S. I just noticed your entry title. I had JUST earlier written an unrelated e-mail to a co-worker using the phrase “four score and seven” (alluding, of course, to the Gettysburg Address) to casually describe a large (but not unwieldy) amount of something. *cue Twilight Zone music* And then upon Googling “Gettysburg Address,” I found a cool site which has the speech translated into a whole bunch of languages, including Tagalog. Anyway, I’ll stop now. The mind boggles. Er, googles?

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