Exactly What Is Sexy These Days?

Nov 20th, 2008 // 10 Comments

Is it Ezra Koenig? Is it Zac Efron? Is it Jay-Z? Is it Lang Lang? Is it Blake Shelton?!? Some publications seem to think so. It’s the end of the year, and that can only mean one thing: lists, lists, and more lists. People Magazine is out with its famed Sexiest Man Alive 2008 list, which manages to stay noteworthy despite the fact that Nick Nolte won the award in 1992. Musically speaking, they gave runners-up to Efron, Lang Lang, and Blake Shelton.

Meanwhile, Salon has its liberal hipster picks up for their annual Sexiest Man Living list, and this year’s musical entries are… Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend and Jay-Z. So we have an insufferable preppy and a guy who’s just not very good-looking.

I report. You decide.

Meanwhile, People is coming up with a scratch and sniff section for this year’s list. I might think Zac Efron is sexy, but do I want to smell him? And what would he smell like? My guess: women’s deodorant.

Sexiest Man Alive 2008 [People]
Sexiest Man Living [Salon]

  1. Lucas Jensen

    @ObtuseIntolerant: How could I have missed a Jonas Brother?! For shame.

  2. ObtuseIntolerant

    I just give props to “People” for stepping up to the plate and giving a spot on the list to Kevin “the other one” Jonas, and not to either of his little brothers…one of whom is too underage, but the other of whom is certainly sexy…if maybe not exactly a “man” yet (but PFFFT they count EFRON and Harry Potter, so!). So, “People” is good people.

  3. NeverEnough

    John Taylor
    Joe Jonas
    Steven Colbert
    Jude Law
    Jay Z
    Ian McCulloch circa 1983

  4. the rich girls are weeping

    I’m sorry, but Ezra Koenig is the antithesis of sexy. Especially when he’s performing and making that fucking show choir face. G-R-O-S-S.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @the rich girls are weeping: hahaha, “show choir face.” hahaha

  6. Lucas Jensen

    @the rich girls are weeping: He looks like a Drama Club nerd to me.

  7. Anonymous

    women’s deodorant? like Kurt Cobain?

  8. RaptorAvatar

    Marnie Stern… and abstinence.

  9. the rich girls are weeping

    @Lucas Jensen: Six of one, half dozen of the other. Wasn’t there cross over between drama and choir at your high school?!?

  10. Harry potter is the best But we can always read the books one more time and watch the movies for the fifth time Hopefully JK will do what Stephanie Meyers is doing. Character studies in shorter novella format. There are so many things we dont’ know about Dumbledore, Snape, the Malfoy family, and many others. Maybe after a few years absence, she will miss them enough to write about them again.

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