These two, absolutely. But Simon Helberg? I love the guy, he's hilarious on anything that isn't BBT, but he's not really a looker. And Jim Parsons is hard to parse because I cannot handle that show and have never seen him as any other character — and he's been with his husband for 10+ years... but as-is, completely… » 4/23/14 4:33pm Yesterday 4:33pm

I think this is an interesting and important difference in the two cases. I would also offer that, since we're talking specifically about men in film and television, there's a difference in the quality and depth of roles that are offered to men versus women. An attractive actor may very well be valued for his great… » 4/22/14 5:34pm Tuesday 5:34pm

I was just talking about Lesley Gore the other day! My friend and I were positing that she was actually crying because she thought she and Judy had something going, until Johnny ruined it. I mean, why else would her poor, wounded teen heart be so overjoyed when it was then Judy's Turn to Cry? » 4/18/14 3:32pm Friday 3:32pm

I think modesty to me necessarily implies that you are downplaying — lying about, in a sense — your actual abilities, status, feelings, etc. out of a feeling of social awkwardness at being honest about them. If I say "I'm a decent cook," I'm being modest because I'm actually a pretty talented cook, but if I say "I'm a… » 4/15/14 2:07pm 4/15/14 2:07pm

Totally agreed! I know you're not going to get actual huevos rancheros or whatever but Mexican cuisine has a ton of well-known breakfast options you could take a run at. Migas? Chilaquiles? Those are already "food-flavored ingredient pile" (one of my VERY FAVORITE cuisines tyvm), you'd think they could make it work... » 4/09/14 12:08pm 4/09/14 12:08pm

My favorite place is a (sadly defunct) little sports bar in the suburbs of Tokyo called The Dugout. When I first moved to Japan I was told constantly that people will be friendly, but actually making friends can be very difficult. But I found a spot where not only the bartender was friendly and welcoming but somehow » 4/08/14 3:45pm 4/08/14 3:45pm