The mighty mighty good men of the U.K.

What a man, what a man, what a man, what a mighty good man…

Oh yes, he is!

“He’s not a fake wannabe tryin’ to be a pimp

He dresses like a dapper don, but even in jeans

He’s a God-sent original, the man of my dreams”

Boy, Salt ‘N’ Pepa and En Vogue really were onto something, weren’t they? Then again, this song was penned in the mid-’90s, which is right about the same time I was totally geeking out lusting after men of the U.K. Actors, more specifically.

And I had a major flashback this weekend – via some British/Scottish-specific beefcake viewing – that reminded me that they are, indeed, God-sent originals.

"Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds. Or bends with the remover to remove. Oh no! It is an ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken. Willoughby. Willoughby. Willoughby."

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Oh, Willoughby!

I stumbled across this story today about Emma Thompson and her dishy hubby Greg Wise and couldn’t believe the photos that accompanied it.


Before (with Kate Winslet in "Sense and Sensibility")...

...and after.

...and after.He's only 43, btw.

What’s happened to Willoughby???

I prefer to remember him as he was, pining away (as much as Willoughby could actually pine) for Marianne on the hill as she marries the thoughtful, kind Colonel Brandon (Alan Rickman).

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