leave your inhibitions at the door
Last week was the annual Yassou Greek Festival here in Ann Arbor. The night started off great with some terrific souvlaki and patitsio, enjoyed with authentic greek wines. By the end of the night, we may or may not have been flinging around the ouzo. And we may or may not have been doing some non-authentic Greek dancing.
But what DEFINITELY didn’t happen was an appearance by one of my man-crushes (and Greek descendant) John Stamos –
That picture was from “Full House,” which was the first I – and just about everyone else – had ever heard of him. I was already in college when the show came out so I was already past the age where I would find that show remotely amusing. In fact, I thought it was one of the worst shows ever put out since “BJ and The Bear.”
And even though it was wildly popular, I knew that the mullet was one of the most ridiculous hairstyles ever conceived. So Mr. Stamos never really registered with me. Not that I was anywhere near confident enough in myself at that time to be able to admit to a man-crush.
But a funny thing happened along the way. Make that TWO funny things. And they DIDN’T actually happen.
First, was his super stardom never happened. Sure he’s made a career out of guest appearances on TV and probably made a lot of money from it. And he was married to supermodel/actress Rebecca Romijn –
But c’mon, the guy is gorgeous. Like, breathtakingly so hot that you can argue he was slumming it with Rebecca Romijn. So what if he couldn’t act?
The other thing that DIDN’T happen to the guy is that he didn’t grow old. I swear he must be part-Asian. Just look at the guy –
It’s ridiculous. Not only hasn’t he aged, he’s gotten BETTER looking.
I’m not really sure what his character did on “Full House” but I do remember that he would occasionally bust out a guitar. I figured that if the acting thing didn’t work out at least he’d be some pop star of some sort. That never happened, either.
I think Stamos was a victim of bad timing. Think about it – Channing Tatum can’t act his way out of a paper bag, but he’s good-looking and thus is everywhere. (Then again, I’m not sure how one would act one’s way out of a paper bag. Though I’m sure Joaquin Phoenix or Tom Hanks could figure it out.) As for music, if Stamos was just starting out now he’d probably be as big as Bieber or in some boy band like One Direction.
To be fair, he did achieve some quasi-fame in music when he hooked up with one of my all-time favorite bands – The Beach Boys. Unfortunately, it was on probably their worst song ever.
Maybe one of the worst songs of all time.
But since he’s my man-crush and it’s the beginning of summer, there’s probably no better way to kick off the season than this –
OK, there’s probably 8,323,609 better ways to kick off the season…
Are you a fan of John Stamos? Do you like him now or with the mullet?