time machine freebie 5 - who's on your list in 2009?

"You know who's really hot? Sean Connery in Darby O'Gill and the Little People," said my girlfriend Sly, with a twinkle in her eye. All the girls at the table sighed and replied with a chorus of "oh, yeah".

All the girls, except me, of course. Why? Because I'm an enginerd who always gets stuck on the technicalities. That's why. Oh, Sir Connery was quite splendiferous in his yumminess in that film, but it was made in 1959!

You see, we were working on our freebie lists, and I was adamant that we couldn't bloody well go back in time to tap the very young and luscious Mr. Bond. See? I'm such a rules girl.

Besides, I really had a tough time getting past the "OMG, he could be my grandfather!" feeling. Shudder.

Ah, but what if we could jump into a time machine and have a quick romp with one (or 5) of yesteryear's hottie-hot hotties? Who would you do?

I'd build a time machine for... (in no particular order)

1: Cary Grant circa 1938

He reminds me of George Clooney. Hot and funny. Really hot and really funny. And there's nothing hotter than a funny guy. (Carrot Top doesn't count -- remember, I said funny. Sorry, CT.)
Oh, and there's also something about him that reminds me of John Barrowman of Torchwood. So sexy.

2: Sean Connery circa whenever this picture was taken

Good gravy, do I have a thing for Scotsmen or what? Seriously. "Tall, dark, and handsome" is how I'd describe him, especially in this picture. I'd throw in "smouldering" too. And heavens, he's funny -- and you know me and tall, handsome, funny men! I'm really close to dismissing all the other dudes on this list for Sir Connery. Seriously. Yum.

3: Harrison Ford circa Han Solo any year

A hot man of action who is also a swoon-worthy romantic lead. Kinda reminds me of Joe Flanigan, who is also on my current freebie list.
It really was a toss-up between Han and Indiana. They're both so yum. Maybe I can use the time machine to grab one, then take him to a time where he's filming the other role. That way, I can have both!
Oh, I'm so greedy.

4: James Dean circa 1955

Reminds me of James Franco, who is also super cute. Would've loved to have seen him in more stuff. Actually, I've never seen any of his movies. Do I really have to in order to appreciate his yumminess more? Really?

5: Charlton Heston circa 1958

Holy cow, I may have a thing for Moses. I had a tough time finding a picture of him that I like, which actually makes sense because he's at his hottest when he's in action. And when I can hear that voice.

Oh, hey. Look at that. I did get past the "OMG, he could be my grandfather!" thing. Heh.

Okay, now you -- who'd you build a time machine for?

This was a Tweet Up at Naru post.


  1. Mmmmm, Joe Flanigan. Mmmmmm.

    Hm, what were you asking again?

  2. Mmmmm... johnny depp in Don Juan DeMarco.
    Heck Johnny Depp NOW.

  3. Simon LeBon in 1983. Hmmm. John Taylor in 1983. Aw, heck, I'm in my time-machine, I'll take all of Duran Duran in 1983. Puffy shirts, make-up and all.

    I guess I'd be the creepy old cougar-lady, wouldn't I? "Come on over here, honey!" [note to self, go when you have a cold at the maximum raspy smoker's voice stage for the desired creepiness]

  4. I just realized it's a TIME MACHINE!!!

    Let's go back to the late 1500s and check out the deal with Robert Devereaux, Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Raleigh. I mean, Elizabeth risked her throne for these dudes and ultimately had them (separately) executed.

    At least worth a look-see. Especially if Sir Walter Raleigh looks anything like Clive Owen, as I've been lead to believe.

  5. Ah!! The time machine posts I've heard so much about!! =D

    This is a great one, my additions are:
    - Marlin Brando circa Streetcar Named Desire
    - One to 1995 to hit Alan Rickman on the set of Sense and Sensibility. And then another to go to 1991 to the set of Robin Hood.

    Don't judge.

  6. I'm with you on the Harrison Ford, Sean Connery and Cary Grant train - though mostly I'd just like to sit and watch Cary Grant. Not so much the kissing.

  7. Must do this myself...I promise to devote an entire post to this very topic :)

  8. This is too good! Now I have to post one on my blog! LOL!

  9. Love time machine freebies. Love.

    1) Cary Grant circa ANYTIME

    2) Paul Newman circa ANYTIME but especially the 40s and 50s. Sigh.

    3) William Powell from The Thin Man series. I am not a fan of the moustache but otherwise, he's kind of got it going on.

    4) Gregory Peck. Roman Holiday. To Kill a Mockingbird. Doesn't matter. I'll take Gregory Peck all day every day.

    5)George Peppard from Breakfast at Tiffany's.

    Is there room for more than 5 - because I could totally play this game all day long....

  10. Since I'm another one who used to always try to go back in time, this is easy...

    1. Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird. sigh. Actually, like Country Girl said "Doesn't matter. I'll take Gregory Peck all day every day."

    2. Paul Newman circa Cool Hand Luke. Or any other time.

    3. Robert Redford pretty much anytime too, but ooh, The Way We Were. Or The Sting. sigh.

    4. Cary Grant. That photo you have is yummy.

    5. Sidney Poitier. Once again, anytime really, but I always get a bit weak in the knees when watching Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.