You’re watching a movie with your friends, and a few guys appear on screen, let's say George Clooney is among them. Appraising them, you say something like, “He's cute.” And then your friends concur, and start waxing poetic on the virtues of George Clooney’s soulful eyes.
And you nod, and say something equally complimentary.
Only you weren’t talking about George.
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You were talking about the gnome-like man three doors down with the red coat and crazy glasses, to whom you are suddenly and inexplicably attracted.
Behold, the power of the weird crush.
Now this is, of course, an extreme case just to illustrate my point; I of course recognize the hotness of George, and Elliot Gould does nothing for me. But that’s not to say that I don’t have my share of incomprehensible and borderline embarrassing crushes. (Gene Simmons, anyone? No?)
Shall I give you my top five weird crushes?
My governor – I’ve mentioned this before; it continues unabated.
Ari Gold/Jeremy Piven – Oh, Ari! You delightful foulmouthed bastard, you. Don’t ever change. I don’t care that you have an obvious toupee; I love you anyway.
The Iron Chef Chairman – Oh, c’mon! Perhaps you might find it weird that he does back flips without any provocation, is obsessed with his uncle, and shrieks the names of ingredients (“CHICKPEAAAAAAAS!”), but I find it adorable.
Ben Kingsley – He’s old! He’s bald! He’s sort of ugly! I do believe it’s the weird crush trifecta!
And so…I ask you…who are your weird crushes? And, because I’m curious, do you see the merit in any of mine?