I Want to be the Future Ex-Mrs. Malcolm

Dr. Emmett Brown
Dr. Egon Spengler
Dr. Ian Malcolm

What do these men all have in common?
I wanted to marry all of them between the ages of 4-10.
I had completely forgotten that at one point in my young life, I heartbreakingly loved all these men. I was only reminded of it recently while sitting at the doctors office, maybe or maybe not reading one of those articles in Cosmopolitan, titled, “What your type of man says about you.” I never read such nonsense, but I was feeling particularly nonplussed about my relationship status that day (I’d even settle for a “It’s Complicated”) and thought maybe it would shed some light on why I pick men that may or may not have the same personality traits as my free spirit father (free spirit= flew the coop when I was six).

I realized that I wasn’t exactly sure what my type was. The men I seemed to go after typically fail me (f*ck YOU, artsy bearded musicians!) and though I thought I liked men who look like Lindsey Buckingham circa 1977, the past four guys I went out with were all blonde-haired David Cassidy types (one of them was so pretty, that I mistook him for a woman in the shower and that was the day I realized I wasn’t gay). I decided to get back to basics and really concentrate on my pre-pubescent lovelorn angst.
At four years of age, I was hopelessly in love with Dr. Egon Spengler. At seven years of age, I was enthralled by Dr. Emmett Brown. At ten years of age, I was gaga over Dr. Ian Malcom (his action figure shared the pillow over from mine).
It was at the cafe that I had an “A-ha!” moment.
“I like fictional nerdy scientists!” I said out loud!
I like fictional nerdy scientists.
I had to analyze this. Here is what I came up with…
DR. IAN MALCOLMOk, so Jeff Goldblum I get, even though most people think I’m crazy for still finding him attractive. Well, if you once had Jeff Goldblum’s boner pushed up against your thigh, you’d fall in love with him too!
I mean, look at this picture of Ian Malcolm? Dr. Malcolm knows he’s sexy, that’s half the charm. He looks like he’s waiting for the dinosaurs to come and get him so he can make sweet Goldblum love to them (or at least push his penis up against their thighs).
The only thing is, I get the impression that Malcolm would hit on anything near him that has a vagina (they cut the scene out of JURASSIC PARK when Malcolm winks at John Hammond’s twelve year-old granddaughter). Sounds just like somebody else I know (ahem…Jeff Goldblum).

DR. EGON SPENGLEROk, I kind of get this. I mean, it would make more sense if I was attracted to the cartoon version of him (see below), which was some Arian body builder type.
I really just think it was the Eraserhead-style hair that I dug.
I mean, he had ZERO personality. He was the most socially awkward New Yorker that ever lived. He could converse better with a possessed accountant than the chick that worked in his office. He collected spores, molds, and fungus. He SLEPT with a strange, bubble gum shampoo looking like substance found under the streets of New York City.
Yeah, the more I think about, I have to reexamine my interest in him…

EMMETT “DOC” BROWNOk, this I don’t get AT ALL. He was a f’ing nut job, that’s what he was. And this was the dude I had the thing for the most! I used to write my name as “Mrs. Doc Brown” everywhere.
I mean, I was combing for pictures of Christopher Lloyd and there is nothing that even resembles sex with him. He’s looked like somebody’s grandfather since he was born. Maybe it was his enthusiasm and passion for making a novelty stainless steel car into a time machine that got my blood pumping, I don’t know…

I sat back in my chair and digested all those forgotten feelings that I just unearthed.
Maybe this will explain some things.
Maybe I was meant to be with a smart, big nosed, categorizable idiot savant.
Maybe I should just stop fighting it and give in to what my inner child has always wanted.
Ok, so if you’re a Jewish-looking scientist who finds dinosaurs, ghosts, or time travel titillating …give me a call?

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  • Reply Hannah Miet August 1, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Your taste (past and present) in men never ceases to crack me up.
    And I think you're pretty great.
    And I gave you an award: http://hannahmiet.blogspot.com/2009/07/who-me.html

  • Reply Mr London Street August 1, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Thank your lucky stars that Christopher Hawking isn't fictional. Just imagine him talking dirty. Yeuch.

  • Reply Holly January 14, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I totally have had a crush on Jeff Goldblum and people have repeatedly made fun of me for it. Glad to know I'm not alone.

    Did you ever see _Earth Girls Are Easy_? It's totally cheesy and fun and that was my introduction to JG. 🙂


  • Reply Angie January 14, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I can totally agree with you on Dr. Ian Malcolm. I was so young when Jurassic Park came out, but I knew I had a thing for him too.. even though I didn't know what my private parts were for, I knew I liked him more than a friend.

  • Reply Angie January 14, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    @Holly – Yesss!!! 'Earth Girls Are Easy' was the pinnacle of JG's sex appeal… nothing beats an 80s musical.

  • Reply That Chelsea Girlâ„¢ January 15, 2010 at 12:25 am

    This made me laugh so hard! I remember being a kid and thinking Jeff Goldblum was super creepy. Take care!

  • Reply Ashley January 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

    HAHAH I love Jeff Goldbloom. Egon will always have a special place in my heart.

  • Reply BlackLOG January 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Sounds like you are hankering after a Dr.

    So you could try your luck with

    Dr. Hook (a bit fishy)
    Dr. Who (a bit anonymous)
    or even
    Dr. Strangelove (It at least sounds intriguing)

    It's a shame that David Cassidy was not a Dr. – reading between the lines that would have been your perfect match Dr & Mrs Cassidy

  • Reply Sarah P January 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    A. Jeff Goldblum is amazingly doable and one of my only celeb crushes. God, he's hot and geeky and please tell me that boner was as huge as I believe it must be.

    B. I'm jealous. See above.

    C. I read a comment you left on Hyperbole and a Half and once brought up the idea that I could be retarded and everyone was really nice for not saying anything. My mother kind of gave me one of those sweet mom, "Oh, honey. Of course you're not." Then, she chuckled and sighed. As if I needed more reason to be paranoid …

  • Reply Hipstercrite January 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    @Holly- Oh yeah, I've seen that movie! You should check out VIBES. One of Angie's favorite's too.

    @Angie- right, Angie?

    @Chelsea- You take that back! He's not creepy, he's wonderful!

    @Ashley- Egon will always be my favorite, though as I got older, I learned to appreciate Venkman's humor much more.

    @BlackLOG- Those are excellent suggestions. I could confidently say that I do crush on Hook and Strangelove.

    @SarahP- HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I was too freaked to notice, but how could he not be well hung???

  • Reply mrs. b. January 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    are you kidding me!? and i thought that *i* was the only one with a jeff goldblum crush!? crazy!

  • Reply jady January 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    wait…you know jeff goldblum?

  • Reply victoria.renee January 22, 2010 at 5:49 am

    is my obsession with jeff goldblum wrong? off-mark? dirty? probably, but i'd still do him any day.

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