Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Bad Boys We All Love

Why is it that some women, often as not, go after the bad boy instead of Dudley DooRight? What is the attraction? Perhaps it is pre-conditioning from the silver screen, the image-making only Hokeywood can create.

This September will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of the premier bad boy, James Dean, whose fate was determined by a Porsche Spyder 550 named "Little Bastard".

I am sure TT readers can add to this list (in no particular order), but for starters:

Harrison Ford - Bob Falfa, "American Graffiti", the bad-ass who wipes out his Chevy with the skull hanging from the rear view mirror.

Marlon Brando - Terry Malloy, "On the Waterfront".

Johnny Depp - Wade "Cry Baby" Walker

Michael Caine - as "Alphie"

Sylvester Stallone - Stanley in "Lords of the Flatbush"

Kevin J. O'Connor - Michael Fitzsimmons, "Peggy Sue Got Married", the cool motorcycle rider who quotes Kerouac

Mickey Rourke - Harley Davidson, "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man"

Steve McQueen - Rocky Pampasano in "Love With the Proper Stranger"

It just occurred to me that a lot of the characters/men listed above are associated with fast machines, motorcyles or hot-rods. Coincidence?

And your Bad Boy suggestions, if you please? Vrrrumm, Vrrrumm...

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