Monday, April 13, 2009

Mancandy Monday: Arnold Rimmer

Mainly because of the new Red Dwarf episodes on Dave this weekend, but also because I'm clearly mad.

I've always fancied Rimmer. I don't know why. I guess I just root for the hopeless loser, the completely ridiculous gimboid with his completely ridiculous interests and obsessions. I like a man who can proudly say he has an interest in 19th century telegraph poles and Hammond organ music. A man who is utterly terrified of women.

But who occasionally gets oiled by them.

I'd oil you up any day, Arnie. And if you occasionally became the bizarrely much more physically attractive Ace Rimmer (it's just Chris Barrie wearing a wig, for God's sake!):

...that would be okay too.

Oh, and P.S. I mused about whether to do a blog about Amazon Fail rather than Mancandy Monday, but I think the whole world has got it covered. Even so, I feel I should express my disgust over the matter - essentially censoring Lady Chatterley and Stephen Fry is just beyond the pale - and have sent an email to Amazon accordingly. I've signed a petition, and would encourage anyone to do the same. It doesn't just effect erotica writers (my book had a ranking! Now it has none!), but books and groups of people that have had quite enough marginalising for one history of the human race, ta very much.

So get on it, Amazon.


  1. Hmm, still waiting to hear from I suspect they'll probably burn my email, shortly before setting fire to my book. Which doesn't yet exist, but they'll find a way, I'm sure.

    Chris Barrie though! That puts my short but intense crush on Dev from Corrie into perspective...

  2. I eagerly await their response to you. Even if it is the charred remains of your book. Then we can go storm Castle Amazon and beat them up.

    And I know. It's dreadful, isn't it. Chris Barrie! Even worse is that I kind of fancy Dev off Corrie, too. I love men with gigantic eyes: Javier Bardem, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Craig Bierko.

  3. You're right Charlotte ... you are mad.

    But it's so much more fun than someone wiffling on about boring ol' Brad Pitt!

  4. Hee hee! Madness confirmed by the great Janine Ashbless!

    But you're right: there's not much fun in wiffling about Brad Pitt. Bring on Data from Star Trek! Dana Carvey! Tim Curry! Steve Guttenberg!*

    *All men I have, at one time or another, fancied.