Submitted by megan on Thu, 03/11/2010 - 09:07
[The following email exchange transpired yesterday, with the title above as the subject line.]
poor the corey who wasn't in stand by me.
Wow. So many 80s teen heartthrobs have just not had great futures. I'm glad that My Boyfriend Wil Wheaton was enough of a nerd to take care of himself.
John Cusack is holding the middle ground down very nicely. Still alive, not a basket case, but a slightly squandered talent.
It's true. But he's never married which, despite the fact that myself and most of the people I know have also never married, makes me wonder if he's in some way a bit off.
If only High Fidelity had been a better movie without such dismal casting. John would be in a much better position.
and also seems to have never assaulted an intimate partner. solid middle ground.
[a couple minutes later]
but where do we place Jerry O'Connell on the continuum?
towards wil wheaton: decent and varied career, seemingly happy marriage, extra points for twins.
towards the coreys: not doing nerdy podcasts. super fan of howard stern.
i think we must say of o'connell that he is close but no wil wheaton.
What about the fact that he's married to a woman who was previously married to John Stamos? I think we need to deduct points for that.
Oh god, totally.
He's way behind John Cusack now.
Thank goodness for the internet. Otherwise we'd have to wait until we met in person to deal with these pressing issues.
i know! i'd be a ball of anxiety.
Though what I would add today is that in my books Neil Patrick Harris totally wins because 1) the gay, 2) he likes magic, and 3) sequins. Which may actually be all the same thing, now that I think about it.