I've never been able to claim that I have conventional taste in men.In fact, amongst a few friends of mine there is a distinction constantly made between "hot" and "Reb-hot".
For instance, while telling me that a new co-worker would be right up my alley, a friend might say, "Yeah man! He's Reb-hot, you'll love him!"
So, what does Reb-hot entail and why would I (as opposed to any other girl) be likely to swoon over said potential boy?
In a nutshell:
Extreme Nerdery + Skinniness + Smartassery = REBHOT.
(skateboard and guitar optional, but welcome)
It goes without saying then, that my track record is perhaps one of the most amusing amongst all of my pals. Barely an eyelid is batted when I say things like, "Do any of you guys find Philip Seymour Hoffman attractive? I mean, in a sorta weird yet awesome way?"
Which brings me to the point of this post. I have recently discovered and finally started watching Boardwalk Empire. It's amazing. It really is. Not least of all because it stars one of my all-time very favourite celebrity crushes, Mr Steve Buscemi.
Whether it be getting killed off in the films of the Coen brothers, or being killed off in Armageddon, or being killed off in Tarantino films, or being one of my Favourite Romantic Leads Ever in Ghost World ... he's amazing. I remember playing "Marry/Boff/Kill" with Mitch, namely one particular game in which he asked me "Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman or Jean Reno?" over dinner. I think I actually cried/yelped/moaned in pain, causing fellow diners to look over, alarmed. I think I ended up choosing to Marry Mr Buscemi. Such is my love.