Saturday, February 11, 2006

Shome men should be shot jusht for looking sho good...umm, with a camera pleashe, not a gun!

I'm not pretending to be high or drunk, jesht thiking of Sean Connery. The double o sheven-esht of all the 007's there ever was or will be. I've just spent fifteen minutes that should have been constructively spent deconstructing old english texts in googling names and running image searches. And I came to the following conclusions :

a) Neil Gaiman is an author. Being such, he should write. He should not go around looking like the goddess Czol's gift to women. Or if he insists on looking so good he should stop writing so bloody brilliantly. gah!

b) Sean Connery being an actor, we cannot obvously accuse him of looking too good to be legal but *and this is the all important but* why can't he just stop. Or shtop if you will. So he was drop. dead. gorgeous when he was twenty. And he continued to look amazingly sexay through his thirties and forties but man, draw a line somewhere. Does anyone realize the man was born in 1930? I didn't know this, I googled for it. Good grief, I have a thing for a man who's just about old enough to be my grand-father. Some men, just don't know when to stop looking handsome. double gah this time!!

And while we're on the topic, there is not a single indian man who can be called handsome. Not one single living Indian man.
I'm not looking for distinguished or dignified or oh-so-cute or even attractive and hunky. I'm looking for handsome. Raise your hands if you must differ but last heard, this is the verdict until the cows come home, or the gai-mans (if only they would). There is. Not. One. Handsome. Living. Indian . Man.

After Thought : Fathers don't count. If you say your father is the most handsome man around, you're obviously biased because that post goes to my dad, thank you very much.

After The After Thought : Neither for that matter is anyone allowed to say their boyfriend is handsome. I'm sorry, if you think so, in the words of the last truly good-looking man I saw,
you clearly need glasses.

One of those hanging over thoughts : I think cassy and I decided once that Saif Ali Khan came close...umm...if enough women agree on this one, maybe, we'll count him as one then. But hello?! One out of more than fifty percent of one billion? Is it just me or is something wrong with this country???

And before anyone yells at me for misguided perceptions of beauty, let's have a little clarification.
This post is about Sean Connery. Who is handsome. It's also in passing about Neil Gaiman. Let's not get touchy just becuase none of you will ever look that good.


Anonymous ibboss said...

As much as I find Sean Connery to be amazingly dashing (even now, echoing your weirded out-ness), I felt that he wasn't a very good Bond. Not good as in, not the Bond that was in the books. He was too debonair, too with it, too high class stylish. From the books the impression I got of Bond was that of style, but a certain amount of street-fighter scrappiness as well. Mingling with high society but a certain air of street smart shrewdness not only in actions, but also in appearance. I thought Pierce Brosnan was a very good Bond, he fit the whole stylish yet street smart impression. I'm not even going to talk about the new guy that's been chosen. The Bond stories keep getting stranger and stranger. Not that they were at all realistic before, but I keep feeling like someday soon Bond will sprout a cape and don bright spandex and call himself SuperBrit or something like that. Having said that, I have a deep fondness for Tomorrow Never Dies. Michelle Yeoh! A woman in a Bond movie that has brains along with the beauty and who doesn't need to be saved and who's equally capable of kicking butt! What's not to like?
And of course Bond was barely the point of your post but who cares? It's not like I have a life or anything since I am sitting at my computer on Friday night worrying about getting a job, trying frantically to find my old art pieces and writing a treatise on James Bond. Life, at present, is full of joy.

1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saif ali khan. better looking than every other guy in india? god help us.

and you mention him in the same post as neil gaiman and sean connery. for this, you should be shot. hmph.


2:12 PM  
Blogger rainbeau_peep said...

aah, my dear bab'ly, is it anybody's fault that u weren't at barista last tuesday spilling coffee all over the place because a tall brown man in steel-rimmed glasses and perfectly comfortable jeans sitting at the next table was leaving u flabbergasted by his sheer beauty and sense of style and all-knowingness?

2:47 PM  
Blogger Srin said...

Listen, my daddy be VERY handsome. We should have a contest, seriously. JUDE daddies contest. Hehe, I know who YOU would back. : P

3:19 PM  
Blogger "sen"sational said...

okay....let me get this straight...u r saying that saif ali khan is the single handsome man in india??? and u say that sean connery and neil gaiman are handsome....and a way u r comparing saif ali khan's looks with neil gaiman??? sean connery i can take.....but PLEASE DO NOT COMPARE SAIF ALI KHAN WITH NEIL GAIMAN!! please don't. me will die of shock if u do...

p.s. and don't worry if u have a thing for someone born in suffers from the same problem (as in i do not have a thing for sean connery...but most of my crushes are on older men......;)

8:55 PM  
Blogger jaded said...

Sean Connery is sexy but i prefer Pierce Brosnan. He was the coolest James Bond ever!
And Saif Ali Khan?Bah! He's so not worth it!
Btw, there's this extremely handsome guy in our college.We were all so surprised that he was in our college!

10:38 PM  
Blogger Freaky Chakra said...

ok, correct me if iam wrong but i seem to have stumbled on to the "Babel" train of thots here...

single-status + hatred for stalkers = post hailing firang handsome men & seeking Indian equivalents!!


10:45 PM  
Blogger Srin said...

jaded, don't tell me u mean sunetro? :D

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Saif comes in the fresh-looking-attractive category but not in the handsome category. Handsome and Indian has to be a brownie c'mon! [ of course I am biased to good ol' chocolatey Indian brown-ness in men. so no fair-&-handsome please. PLEASE!]

I need to think of a handsome Indian male now. Must.
Dino Morea maybe? The tanned version of course.

I think some of the models would fit in but if only I knew their names.

8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I. must.pluck.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh oh I know of more candidates [ quick google search and i had their names =D]

1.Bikram Saluja
2.Jatin Grewal

Scratch Morea.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Dreamcatcher said...

Sean Connery was born in 1930? Good lord, i had no clue.
and really this is such a difficult task that i would need quite some time to decide, this be a killer task Miss Fiss.

10:59 AM  
Blogger jaded said...

srin: No!He's hardly good-looking!!I was talking about this senior guy whose name i dont know:-(

11:33 AM  
Blogger babelfish said...

ibboss : I've told you this before. Get a blog. These profound observations need to be bound and hung on a virtual wall somewhere, the comments section of my blog does not do justice to them. That said, I'm not going to argue about who or what Bond was or is or will be, not until I've read every Bond book ever and *then* I'll start a debate as aantel as all my JUDEanism can make it. But in passing, much as I adore you and am willing to love you for all eternity I will disown you from status of beloved best-est friend if you say things like Sean Connery wasn't good. At anything. He's perfect. Period.

abhimanyu : *sigh* why does nobody read the clarification..This post is about Sean Connery. Who is handsome. It's also in passing about Neil Gaiman.
And the man who should not admittedly be mentioned in the same line span as those two was mentioned only to point out how tragic the state of Indian men is, dhuh. You're Indian right? Do the women around you think you're better looking than that greased out actor currently going the Salman Khan way in every movie from Salaam Namaste to Parineeta?
ok, I'm done trying to make excuses, you're right, I should be shot. I wasn't thinking. My only excuse can be the fact that I'd been mooning over Sean Connery and Neil Gaiman for some time and looking at this and thinking of Time, son of Wen. I freely confess, I was not in my senses.

rainbeau : If the sheer beauty was in the region of his bherry comfortably be-fitting jeans he doesn't count. And screw style and know-it-all-ness, I want handsome. Or better still, I want photographic proof :D

srin : *ahem* maybe not a *JUDE* daddies contest...bachha meye, lojja kore na, boro senir-ke erom kotha bolte!

"sen"sational : *deeper sigh* look, as I remember, the day cassy and I talked of it, we'd run through the list of every Indian male we could think of alive,*starting with the men in JU, hehe* and we were desperate to prove someone in the country fits the bill of *handsome*. And NO I am NOT comparing S.A.K. to any of the men about whom this post was written. *bangs head against wall* please please please don't say things like I'm comparing Sean Connery *who is Greek God* and Neil Gaiman *who is Brit God and damagingly hot* to actor I will not mention by name in same sentence *breaks down and weeps, shattered*

jaded : you child, are a child. A dear child, but still a child. I loved Pierce Brosnan as Remington Steele, but when we're talking handsome forget James Bond. James Bond is unimportant and insignificant. Think of all the movies S.C. and P.B. have ever done, go find pictures of the two men and then you'll realize Sean connery is handsome beyond belief whereas Pierce Brosnan is merely 'Remington Steele, street smart conman with a heart of gold' *well gold plated at least*.

freaky chakra : hmmm...darling the day you stumble onto the babel train of thoughts you'll find otied to the tracks with a train headed right your way. still twas interesting as an analysis of this madly civilized blog of mine :D

dee : Brown is beautiful. I think people with dark skin are often the most drool worthy, but handsome is not about skin colour. It's more about the bone structure and the way a face looks in repose or in a thousand different passing poses. Honestly speaking, the guys you're talking of are models with well-worked on bodies but nothing that would make me remember the face three hours after I've seen their photograph. Sorry, girl. Drool over them if you must but don't pluck your eyes out cos they just don't fit the bil as *handsome* :)

dreamcatcher : Take some time of. Think about it. While you're at it, study less old english :)

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Errrrr I think we had a major misunderstanding my lil fishy. The eyes were to be plucked out for the sinful image they saw. Such pain they cannot stand.

As much as handsome is not about colour, I think it is one of those personal things- I rarely find myself looking at a non-brown guy and giving him high points .

B'fish, dear- SAIF is handsome but not Jatin ???? what what????
You mean you'd like a metrosexual handsome boi eh?

I do think Saif is handsome when he's in Indian ethnic clothing.

And I think the reason models are so forgetable is because unlike actors, they don't get to hog the big screen for 3 hours and leave some imprint of their selves on our minds.

1:38 PM  
Blogger babelfish said...

dee : *phew* relief out here, I thought you'd lost it a bit back there with the eye plucking thingy :D
umm, I'll give you the colour thingy, I know people who are fixated on fair as handsome or beautiful and you go the other way but skin colour does nothing for me either which way.
But I will disagree with you on the last point. I don't think a man who is truly handsome could be forgettable. Consider Neil Gaiman, I've only seen pictures of him. And he's obviously not made up to within an inch of his life, unlike these models but I can't get his face out of my head. That my friend is handsome. These models are honestly extremely forgettable, worth maybe a passing drool.
And we will stop discussing Saif, I'm sick and tired of Saif at present, just saw the new lays tango add, gah!
Also, glub, I don't know what I want, but definitely *not* a metrosexual boi I think :D

2:09 PM  
Blogger panu said...

I dunno why but SAK!!??!! God Babel, did your bout of illness rob you of good taste and fill it with UchhhE?? Please!! (Choke)

I admit this - SC WAS and IS the handsomest BOND EVER!! I saw him in Entrapment a few days back, and fell in love with him again...

But then again, am watching Friends again to see JOEY again (I like him... I like him Soooo much...) and OLIVER'S TWIST to see Jamie Oliver... I kinda like that helplessly sweet guys who are married to terribly efficiently females.

To tell the truth, I considered (at one point of time in my life when I was a child of 19) Hrithik Roshan to be handsome... but after watching RDB, I think I have fallen for Atul Kulkarni (umm... if you have seen Fida Hussein's Meenaxi, you'll get the general idea).

Well, this long comment (if I am not mistaken)suggests that in my book... and I sincerely misquote Forrest Gump... Handsome is as handsome does........

3:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am blissfully unaware of saif's tango look and other such horrors. :)
And I do think AB jr. is VERY attractive but that is his presence than looks. And don't pick on him alrite?!

My idea of unforgettable face is Clooney.
Yeah I know he doesn't qualify but his name had to be brought up.

11:29 PM  
Blogger babelfish said...

panu : I shall reply to very entertaining and prolonged comment very briefly...Forrest in the original put it far better *broad grin*

dee : Clooney yes. Quite nice really :)

11:51 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Saif!? Good looking!? To echo anonymous somewhere up there, you talk about Saif in the same post where you swoon over Sean Connery? Shame on you!! Im very disappointed. Kothay Sean *drooool*n Connery aar kothay squeaky Saif!! *makes disdainful noise*

2:23 PM  
Blogger panu said...

Incorrigible Missy!!


Anyway... cass agrees with me. So there!!


1:48 AM  
Blogger babelfish said...

ron : e bawa..disdainful noise kore chole gelo!!! ami haath pa chhure kaandte boshbo er por..clarification pore na *shneef shneef*

panu : huff and puff and blow us all away :D

11:25 AM  
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11:28 AM  

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