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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Heartthrobs are the new awesome

In case anyone was wondering, the kids down in LA-town are just as good looking as ever, and I got to hang out with a select few on Saturday night. After some standard Italian food at a place called "Rosti" (chosen primarily because we all thought that it was a restaurant called "Roasty") we decided to venture to the neighborhood Vons' frozen section and get the makings for one of keith's infamous milkshakes: The Ted Danson. It is still not totally clear why we wanted to drink a shake named after a B-actor that likes to tap dance and got away with wearing a wig his entire career, but keith was pretty convincing.

The Ted Danson's secret ingredient was about 17 oreo cookies in each glass. They were the kind of shakes you honestly had to chew, but that made for good milkshake mustaches.

After we had enough sugar to kill a diabetic, we decided to play the best 80's game ever invented: Heartthrob.

What IS Heartthrob, the game, you may ask? Well. First you should picture yourself as a 15 year old white girl, and that will really help you get the idea of it.

Basically, you get to narrow down your ideal mate from a cast of 60 superhot white guys! Initially you base your decision on whether you would even dance with the guy solely on looks, and then narrow down your choices as you find out things like the fact that Todd often forgets to zip up his fly, and Matt has aspirations to skateboard across the US. Soon you are on the edge of your seat to know if the object of your initial affection is more than just a pretty face. Does Tom really pick his nose in public? Do you think that you can you live with the fact that Brian the Lifeguard doesn't wear underwear, that Derek gave himself the nickname "The Lone Wolf", or that Tony brings a saxaphone as a prop to a school dance??

Keith, Jared and David were all inspired by the sexy Heartthrob poses on all the cards. Which one of these heartthrobs would you like to dance with, based on any shallow first impressions you may have about their haircuts, stance and manner of dress?

Another important facet of the game is that you find out a lot of really important things about your friend's taste in men. For instance - Broek doesn't mind the idea of going on a date with a Greek pig farmer that claims to have had contact with Extra-Terrestrials, and even appreciates him more if he likes to dance close. Real close. (ps - dig the sweet headband, girl)

Also an alarming discovery - it turns out that we aren't all as turned off by a Grateful Dead shirt as we may have always thought we were, and that i voluntarily chose to go out with a guy that wears his sunglasses inside the house.

Thank's for the good weekend, LA. I would totally dance, go on a date, or probably even go steady with you.


  • At 9:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Keith! Keith! My heartthrob is Keith! The David kid is pretty cute too, but he's engaged. And I don't know the other guy, but seeing as how I tend to have a crush on any guy that will make eye contact with me, I would probably like him if I met him in person too.

  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Ted Danson is not a B actor.

  • At 11:30 AM, Blogger bex said…

    does that mean that you choose Ted Danson as your heartthrob, bets?

  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Have you even seen Cheers?

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger dävid said…

    dex got submarined because he wanted to start his own religion. but he was the cutest.

    i liked the mormon version we thought up:

    who would you go out with?
    who would you go steady with?
    who would you go to the bishop for?

  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous aaron said…

    ted danson is sweet. not in any of his television shows. but in curb your enthusiasm he's always great. i would go out with him because he always gets in fights with larry david.

    p.s. broek, i love your look. it's my favorite thing that i've ever seen.

  • At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    wow... i thought "girl talk" was a fun game, but i had no idea of the existance of this fun game.

  • At 4:02 PM, Blogger Broek said…

    ew...dex was so not the cutest. matt was totally cutest...and really focused despite the fact he was a dead head. we all know the smartest kids were total stoners anyhow.

    ps-thanks for the shout out aaron...though my headband is not a shoelace as demonstrated in the's actually in the cut off top of a panty hose. (yep...i've got a panty on my head.)

  • At 4:16 PM, Anonymous aaron said…

    the point is that you use whatever you have, right?

  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger dävid said…


    while i maybe would've gone to third base with matt, and it was pretty hot that he wanted to be a fighter pilot.

    i'm not trying to have a crush on a guy who's gonna break my heart like maverick. plus, dex had a corderoy trenchcoat.

    lets hear it for the boys.

  • At 12:57 AM, Blogger k8 said…

    well now i know why keith wasn't answering the phone saturday night.
    : (

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger dr_b_rock said…

    reminds me of one of my good friend's criteria for a potential crush back in her grunge days in Seattle. The future crushee had to 1. have good hair and 2. skate Extremely high standards.

  • At 7:58 PM, Blogger jared said…

    wow! cindy said she "would probably like me". that pretty much means we're going steady.


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