June 15, 2006

"Hottest Bachelor."

This is always a dubious concept, but this year, especially so. It's Taylor Hicks!

The man continues to confuse America. First, with the help of a TV show, we came to understand him as a pop idol. Now, with the help of a magazine, we've supposed to see the pudgy grayhair as a sex object.



Is something very, very wrong with us?

24 comments:

Michael Farris said...

"Is something very, very wrong with us?"


Well, now that you ask .... yes.

Simon said...

Stop that laughing at the back, Kozinski.

Ron said...

That photo makes him look like he can't find a bathroom in Midtown...sexy!

MadisonMan said...

Is something very, very wrong with us?

Something is only wrong with the editors who are trying to shove him down our throats.

Everyone's reaction of Ewwww -- GraylorHicks himself seems to be saying it in the photo -- proves that relative sanity will prevail.

angieoh! said...

I do not get it. This guy seems nice enough .... but HOTTEST? Give me a break... hello? There are tons of much more attractive single types. Geesh! Take off the Idol blinders people!!!

Goesh said...

He is but a short step away from having tobacco juice oozing down his chin. He's got at least one well chewed toothpick in a pocket somewhere too, and he scratches his nuts without ever thinking about where he is at and who sees him.

reader_iam said...

Wh-a-a-a-t?

Personally, I have a rather generous range of "hot" and attractive, but this ... this ... .

Ron's got it dead to rights.

Ann Althouse said...

Simon: Great link!

Dawn said...

"Wentworth Miller". Who is that? It sounds like the next Coen Brothers movie.

"Give it that Wentworth Miller feeling".

Richard Dolan said...

People's naming Hicks as the hottest bachelor is quite the subversive move for the celeb rag. A greying, pudgy schlumpf, a guy who literally embodies zaftig ordinariness, is this year's hottie -- what a thought. Talk about taking a shot at one's own celebrity-celebrating franchise. Some sly deconstructionist must have written the piece.

Elizabeth said...

The assumption that a great singer needs to be the "hottest" sex object is the problem. Let the man sing, and stop making him embarrass himself otherwise.

yetanotherjohn said...

So if I don't find him the least bit "hot" does that mean something is wrong with me or something is right with me?

Ann Althouse said...

Elizabeth: If that were the theory, Elliott would have won. Having Taylor win inherently means something more complex is going on, and it really is a sexual response.

vnjagvet said...

But they can't help it. It's in their genes. See above post.

Jennifer said...

Something is very, very wrong with whoever buys this list. The whole list is wonky. And American Idol clearly paid somebody off. Ace Young!? Ryan Seacrest!? AND Taylor Hicks!? Poor Elliott was the only bachelor who didn't make it. That's gotta hurt.

Jon Tenney!? Bobby Deen!? Who are these people?

Elizabeth said...

Ann, this all baffles me. I've heard enough of Elliot and Taylor to know I think Elliot is the better singer. But neither of them seems to have any sex appeal, at least from my perspective. Taylor's got negative sex appeal when he does his little dance move.

I believe American Idol is beyond my ken.

XWL said...

Maybe it's a bunch of really, really nearsighted folks who think they are actually looking at George Clooney who have decided that Taylor Hicks is sexy.

(maybe I should add three to five more reallys in front of nearsighted)

Ann Althouse said...

Elizabeth: I agree that it's baffling, but clearly, Hicks sexually aroused enough of America that he got votes way out of proportion to his signing ability and now he's being rated the hottest bachelor.

SteveR said...

Please lets get this album done soon. All the better for him to fade into oblivion again.

Elizabeth said...

XWL, that's as good an explanation as any other. For the record, even lesbians find George Clooney very sexy (add some verys if you like). So Lasik is the antidote to the Taylor Hicks phenomenon?

Kurt said...

This time MadisonMan nicely expressed my reaction when looking at that picture: "Eeeeeewwwwww" indeed!

Hecla Ma said...

Taylor Hicks is a loungelizard Bill Clinton. Of course they're going to tell us he's sexy.

James said...

I would say the bigger issue is that anyone looks to a magazine to see who is the hottest. There are real problems in the world and this is what some people deem worth their time.

When reading idiotic literature don’t be surprised to see moronic things.

Jeff said...

Hey- if Cynthia Nixon thinks her new girlfriend is sexy, why can't America find Tyler Hicks attractive?!?