Five for Friday: 5 Where Are They Nows That Should’ve Never Been Googled

While thinking of some seriously spooky stuff for this month’s blog posts, I stumbled upon a gem of a scary idea!  Yesterday my bloggy buddy Andrew over at A Blumes with a View (Go check him out.  Every post the dude writes is hilarious!) and I were talking about scarey movies.  That naturally led to a discussion about Edward Furlong.  If you don’t see the connection here, stop reading because we can’t be friends.

Well, it set my mind to wonder, “What ever happened to little Eddie Furlong?”

This:

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“James Cameron is totally looking at me for his next film.”

Scarey shit, right?  After all, this guy used to grace my bedroom walls in the form of a Teen Beat poster.

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For those of you under 30, this is what we used to read before there were iPads, Pods, Macs, and Phones.

After witnessing Eddie’s tragic aging incident I got curious about some of my other crushes of yesteryear.  And I hate to tell you that for every Mark Paul Gossler and Jared Leto, there is Eddie waiting.

5 Where Are They Nows That Should’ve Never Been Googled

Number 5:  Kirk Cameron

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Show me that smile indeed!

This one is a bit of a cheat, because I didn’t need to Google him to find out what this whack job is doing now.  He’s being a whack job.  While he remains physically viable, his brain was obviously held hostage on the last episode of “Growing Pains” which leads me to believe some critter is inhabiting the once dreamy Mike Seaver’s body and making him spout off a bunch of ridiculousness.

Number 4: Scott Wolf

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“Bailey!  You’re drinking again Bailey!”

Ok, so Scott Wolf hasn’t really aged poorly at all.  The only reason he is on this list is because I find it ridiculous that he had a nose job.

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Also for this poor excuse for a beard.  No.

Number 3:  Cary Elwes

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“As you wish, Melissa.  As you wish.”

Here’s the problem, when you basically plant the seeds of what romance and love, twoo wuv, should be you’ve got a lot to live up to.  So unless the Dread Pirate Roberts turned out to look like, well, himself, forever, you’re going to be disappointed.

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Damn. 

Number 2:  Eric Nies

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Now you totally want to live in a house with a bunch of strangers to find out what happens when people stop being polite.

Eric Nies.  Wow, he was the man back in the day.  The Real World franchise was partially launched of the shirtless back of this guy.  He probably is still gorgeous right?

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I would change seats if this guy sat next to me on Marta.

And what could be more terrify, more heartbreaking, more WTFing than these guys?

Number 1:  Jeremy AND Jason London

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Party of Five, Dazed and Confused, The Man in the Moon…you guys were the 90s when it came to hunks.

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Thanks internet.

Well there you have it, five not so hot anymore hotties to get you through your Friday.  Who would have been on your list?

Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

Today:

Listening to:  Pearl Jam – Other Side

Random fact:  Dazed and Confused convinced me I should have bee a child of the 70s.

Five for Friday: 5 Most Singable Sitcom Theme Songs

Wow!  This was a hard one.  I love a good jingle and the shows I watched growing up did not disappoint when it came to their theme songs.

Cheesy.  Check.

Tells you all about the show.  Check.

Sticks in your memory for 25 years. Check.

Back in the day, there were so many solid theme songs.  I could easily have listed 20 songs here that still make me smile, but this list is called Five for Friday.  So I’m going to list my top 5….which might change by the time I post this.  And don’t ask me tomorrow, because the list will have changed yet again.  I left cartoons off of the list.  That would have made this impossible.  I’ll save that for another list.  Oh, and I did cheat and list some more at the bottom in an honorable mention section.

It’s my blog; so I can make up the rules as I go.

Number 5: Family Ties

“What would we do baby without us?”  That’s a deep question!  This song is all about love and marriage and stuff like that.  But to me it means Alex P. Keaton.  And Mallory.  And Nick.

Number 4:  Growing Pains

“Show me that smile again! ooohhh show me that smile!”  Here’s another song about love, etc.   I mean, “as long as we’ve got each other”.  That’s really what it’s all about right?  Well, that and Mike Seaver.  Boy did I have a crush on Kirk Cameron.  That was before he got all nutty.

Number 3:  Full House

Seriously, “what ever happened to predictability?”  This song is all about a guy and some more guys living in a house they could never possibly afford.  And some kids…one was also a Cameron and one grew up to be a set of crazy twins.   Weird.  But if there is one take-away:  “Everywhere you look, there’s a heart; a hand to hold onto.”  That’s pretty awesome…almost as awesome as Uncle Jesse’s hair.

Numer 2:  Fresh Prince of Bel Air

If there is one theme song that tells you exactly what the show is going to be about, it’s this one.  Will Smith was just “chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool shootin some bball outside of the school” and these guys just started some shit.  Apparently his mom wasn’t too thrilled about it because she said,  “You’re movin’ with your auntie and uncle in Bel Air”  Must have been one heck of a playground fight.

Number 1:  Golden Girls

While the rest of the list was nearly impossible to create, this one was an easy choice and the obvious winner.  Everytime I hear this song I think of Dorothy biting her fist.

To Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia:  “Thank-you for being a friend.”  I remember watching this show with my Mema while we sipped Diet Coke through a straw.  I still love it.  When I get old I might have to convince Matt to move to Miami into a house with Bee and Kasi.

Honorable Mentions-  Those that almost made the cut.

Mr. Belvedere:  Because “sometimes things get turned around and no one stares.”  http://youtu.be/kte_-GFYAKY

Facts of Life:  Because “you take the good; you take the bad.”  http://youtu.be/WmgIXH4Bp9g

Who’s the Boss:  Because “there’s path you take and a path not taken.  The choice is up to you my friend.”  http://youtu.be/WBLy1YvKqi8

Family Matters:  Because “it’s a rare condition this day and age to read any good news on the news paper page.”   http://youtu.be/kYvNiKwWvhk

Perfect Strangers:  Because “sometimes you get a feeling like you need some kind of change.”  http://youtu.be/8vbnLYROCj8

and finally for Jim:
Lavern & Shirley: Because “Schlemiel! Schlimazel!  Hasenpferrer Incorporated!”

What did I leave off the list that you think should ABSOLUTLEY have made it?  What’s your favorite?  Do you have any memories tied to these songs/shows?  Leave a comment!

Stay positive & love your life!

-Melissa

Today:

Listening to:  TV theme songs!

Eating:  Leftover potatoes, brussel sprouts, and peas.

Drinking:  Monster

Random fact:  I am not a fan of yellow gold.