Monday, February 28, 2011

Yo Ho! A Pirate's Life for Me

I love pirates. My love for pirates all started when I saw Pirates of the Caribbean four times in theaters in the 8th grade.
Johnny Depp is uber sexy. I'm not sure what makes him sexier, his general attractiveness or the pirate attire. Perhaps the guyliner? Funny thing about guyliner: very few not every guy can pull it off. Yet, every emo/artsy/I-don't'give-a-damn-about-my-bad-reputation rock star (Props to Joan Jett) thinks they can.

For instance, take Green Day's lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. Totally pulling off the guyliner look.
One of the other band members,  Frank Edwin Wright III (aka TrĂ© Cool), not so much.

Maybe I'm just not into the "emo/artsy/I-don't-give-a-damn-about-my-bad-reputation" look like my future roommate MM. (She also says Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco pulls it off too, but I'm not convinced.)

You know who can pull it off? Dustin Hoffman in Hook. He pulls off looking like a crazed, pirate lunatic. Yet, wearing guyliner enhances this ensemble and creates a believable character. Random aside: Dustin Hoffman is a fantastic actor. He is a close second in versatility to Mr. Depp.
And this picture is just so lovely. It would be a perfect addition to any home. Specifically over the fireplace.
So, my final thoughts on guyliner are this:
Only pirates should be allowed to wear it, because obviously they are the only characters with the ability to consistently pull it off. 

Kevin Kline in Pirates of Penzance. Pretty snazzy, ehh? (He just looks Canadian to me. Not exactly sure why.....)

And my all-time favorite, because I just love Jason Segel. :)


  1. Jace is looking pretty cute there.

    I don't agree with guyliner at all. Not even a little bit. And Johnny looks dirty. Sorry, BDubs, but I just don't understand.