Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Top 5: Geeky celebrity crushes

Well, one looks around at the advice to get a few cheap pageviews. Either I need to learn how to draw, devote more hours of my day, or else post some pictures of pretty women. Being lazy as I am, not to mention artistically challenged, I chose the latter.

Of course this being a very geeky blog, sexy isn't enough to cut it. Quirky, funny, smart, or just plain icons all contributed to my decision. Note that it was entirely non-scientific, not to mention opinionated and not insured to be the same next year, or even next month, but, well, here it is, the top 5 actresses for the modern geek.

#5 Claudia Christian

Best known as Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5. For those that have been deprived of seeing Babylon 5, I think the video should be a good example of why she's included on this list. While we haven't seen her in much recently, she was once shot by a man in a tribble suit and lived to tell about it, that is all.

4. Jewel Staite

Kaylee Frye from Firefly and Serenity. How can you say no to that? Playing a shy, engineer more at home with a spaceship than a ball, yet still yearning to have that one big dream of love. How can you not love that? She's now also guest starring in Stargate Atlantis, which is pretty awesome to hear, we need to see more of her.

3. Ellen Muth

Played Georgia "George" Lass in Dead Like Me, a role filled with deadpan(pun intended) snark and comedy, my only question is why she isn't in more. You can also find her voicing the daughter in Tofu the Vegan Zombie. Also the first blond on the list, but you can almost tell just from seeing her pictures that she'd be a blast to hang out with. Not to mention that according to her wiki she's a member of Mensa, so that definitly fulfills the smart requirement.

2. Kate Micucci

First of all, she's wearing a wolf on her head, how cool is that! Secondly, she makes some really amazing Sandcastles. Third, she's rocking the ukelele, which I just have to say is really impressive. But with that big eyed, dark haired look, I couldn't help but thinking when I first saw her that she was Audrey Hepburn reborn, with the added bonus of being hilarious. So far she hasn't really had a starring role to herself, this I find simply....unacceptable. Hopefully her future will hold more than guest starring on canceled sitcoms, or at least that's what I'm crossing my fingers for.


1. Zooey Deschanel

DG in the Sci-Fi channel movie Tin Man, Trillian in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, how much more geek cred do you need? Another big eyed, dark haired beauty(if you haven't noticed the trend so far) full of nervous energy and exuberance. She's been cast in the quirky/crazy roles we love to see, and fills the part perfectly. Not to mention singing in a jazz cabaret act, which is just plain neat. Fortunately it seems that her career is going well and we will be seeing more of her in years to come.

But that's not all! In addition to these top 5, I thought it would be nice to have two honorable mentions from the amature section. People to keep an eye on, if only for the eye candy. ;) First off, Ysabellabrave deserves a mention. Listen to a few songs, a few skits, and you can see why. The other one that I'm going to point out is Shayna aka Zendulo whose videos are just, as they say, full of win.

So what do you all think? Agree, disagree, have your own top 5 choices? Feel free to go ahead and post a reply.


Shayna said...

Damn dude, thanks for the shout. I freaking LOVE Kate Micucci. She's a genius. To be an honorable mention in a list that celebrates the epic win that is team Micucci made my whole week!
Diggin' your blog.

Talkos said...

Lol, you'd have definitly been on the list if I hadn't confined it to celebrities. As it was, hot nerdy(and proud of it) redheaded warrior woman of youtube fame needed a mention at least. Anyways, glad to see you're enjoying the blog, and keep the videos coming.