Monday, February 6, 2012

Doctor, I Have A Fever! #MancandyMonday

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I admit it.  I do have a weakness for hot musicians.  With or without a big snake.

(I know that's where your eyes went on Lenny Kravitz, directly to the snake, right?)

However, I'm not totally shallow.

I actually prefer a man with a big, throbbing... brain, one who knows how to use it.  If he has good looks too... I could live with that.

Here's some doctor-types that set my pulse racing.

All about the Benjamins:

Benjamin Carson, on the left.  Pediatric neurosurgeon.  First to successfully separate Siamese twins joined at the back of the head.

Granted, this is a younger photo of him; he's 60 now, but dang!  He doesn't look like a doctor, does he?  More like someone who plays a doctor on TV.

Benjamin Banneker (not shown) astronomer, city planner, inventor.  You can bless and curse him for being part of the team that laid out the city of Washington, DC.

Dr. Ernest Everett Just.  (right) Born African-American.  In 1883.  In Charleston, South Carolina.  (I will pause now to let that sink in.) The man still became an internationally known authority on fertilization and egg development.

There's a joke in there somewhere, looking at that handsome face and thinking about his field of expertise, but out of respect I ain't going for it.

Dudley Weldon Woodard.  (not shown, but still a good-looking man) PhD in Mathematics.  Master's thesis: Loci Connected with the Problem of Two Bodies.  Is it bad that title sounds faintly like a p0rn movie to me?

So, I thought, well maybe it is.  I looked up loci, which is the plural of locus.  From

noun, plural -ci 
[-sahy, -kee, -kahy]   -ca [-kuh]  .1.a place; locality.2.a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control.3. Mathematics the set of all points, lines, or surfaces that satisfy a given requirement.4. Genetics the chromosomal position of a gene as determined by its linear order relative to the other genes on that chromosome.
Perhaps it's a good thing that Dr. Woodard was before my time, as even with the dictionary's help, I remain confused as to what, exactly, a locus is.  But the dude had it going on, in both looks and brains.

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Dr. J, aka Julius Erving. (on the left)  Not a real doctor.  However, he could slam dunk from the free throw line, which is extremely impressive.

Confession: I'm not a basketball fan.  If I never have to get to sit through another game watching tall millionaires in short pants, I won't be weeping about it. Nor will I miss the squeak-squeak of their damn shoes. But... I have to give credit to somebody who was an incredible innovator, who came into a sport as was and left it forever changed.  Look at that picture again, the height he got on that jump.

He was also part-owner of a NASCAR racing team, so saith Wikipedia.  (Another sport I have experienced, and yet, don't crave seconds on.)

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Oh my stars, Neil deGrasse Tyson! (Look at him on the right, all suave and sexy in his suns and moons tie.)  More earned and honorary doctorates than our solar system has planets (especially after he spearheaded the move to shut out Pluto.)

So handsome, so smart, and so articulate. Probably 99% of the time, he is the smartest man in the room, yet he manages to convey large amounts of info to the rest of us, without making a well-meaning listener like me feel dumber than a moon rock, or sounding like a total condescending prick.

I always knows when I see his face on TV, that a) I'm going to learn something I did not know, b) that I will feel good about it, and c) that I will be tickled by his overwhelming enthusiasm for the field of science.  Like Carl Sagan, Tyson's so charming in that respect.  It's not simply a show for the cameras, he seems to love science and sharing that love with other people.

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Another man with stars in his eyes, Dr. Bernard A Harris, Jr.  Doctor. Astronaut.  Licensed private pilot.  Humanitarian. Mustacharian.  (Okay, I made word that up, but him and Neil deGrasse Tyson, both with the facial stylings?  And they both look good in their mustaches, whereas some guys trying to wear them would look like 70's p0rn actors.  And why am I suddenly so fixated on p0rn?)

Mashup from NBC's ER, via eonline
Okay, this is a bit of a cheat.  These guys: Eriq LaSalle, George Clooney, Noah Wylie, were not real doctors, they only played them on TV.

Still.  They are all very smart men.  And while I'd rather not be in an ER, ever again, I wouldn't mind waking up to one of those faces leaning over me.  They would not need those stethoscopes to hear my heart beating.

One last doctor, a PhD I love because he has made me laugh and feel wonderfulness for years.

Classically handsome?  Not.... really.  Kind of goofy looking, much of the time, but so smart, so funny.

I was lucky enough to see one of Bill Cosby's Vegas shows, many years ago.  Don't recall if he did The Dentist routine then, but I do remember laughing uncontrollably.

We'll be losing a good man when he passes.

Do you have a favorite hot doctor - either a medical doctor, or PhD type?
Do you prefer a man with or without facial hair?
If you like facial hair on men, what kind?