As I have stated in my blog before, I enjoy several completely harmless, non-adulterous crushes. These crushes are enjoyable pastimes, and nothing more. However, as is often the case with me, my personal, harmless hobbies are being blown up into pop culture phenomena.
I am speaking, of course, of the Cougar trend. "Cougar" has become the media term-of-the-moment for an "older" woman with a "younger" man. Famous married couple Ashton Kutcher, 6, and Demi Moore, 97, are the poster couple for this very current trend:
While I am in no way a "cougar" I can proudly claim the less well-known but infinitely classier title of HOB, as defined by Joel McHale of The Soup as Horny Old Broad. (I mean "horny" in the classiest way.) One of my high school friends, Cassie, with whom I have been catching up via Facebook, commented on one of my previous posters that, while she shared one of her own minor HOB crushes with me, most of her HOB crushes were different. That gave me the idea: HOB wars!
Our first match-up: Harry Potter vs. Edward Cullen, AKA Daniel Radcliffe vs. Rob Pattinson.
We'll start with the photos:
Just for fun, together in the same movie:
The Winner: Has to be Edward/Rob! Come on, people!! But it sure was a fun match-up.
Round II: The War of the Sidekicks
The Weasley Twins vs. Emmett and Jasper
(Out of character, working the dark hair)
Emmett and Jasper:
(In character, with the ladies)
(The Real Emmett. Yum. My.)
(The real Jasper. He's so pretty, it hurts a little.)
The Winner: You know I'm going for my Twilight guys, but I'll admit that the twins are getting pretty cute.
Round III: Most Baffling HOB Fodder:
This was easy for me. Corbin Blue, from High School Musical:
vs. The Jonas Brothers
The Winner: The Jonas Brothers, but, my friends, please remember: when the Jonas Brothers win, everyone loses.
Such is life.