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#MicroblogMondays 68: Still Cute?

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We recently rewatched Back to the Future with the twins because we’ve been playing LEGO Dimensions and there is a Back to the Future level.  The ChickieNob informed me that Michael J Fox was not that cute, which caused me to gasp and sputter.

Michael J Fox is cute, alright?  He was cute then and he’s cute now.  He’s cute.  Case closed.

But she did make me roll out my long list of childhood crushes, and most of them either haven’t aged particularly well or when I go back and look at pictures of their younger selves, I don’t see what I saw at the time.  Meaning, I don’t know why I thought they were cute.

Do you still think your childhood crushes are cute?


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1 Vinitha { 12.14.15 at 6:07 am }

I didn’t have many childhood crushes, but those were cute for me then is still cute for me now. 🙂

2 Catwoman73 { 12.14.15 at 6:28 am }

River Phoenix is gone…. but I imagine he would be!!!

3 Parul { 12.14.15 at 6:39 am }

Ha ha! Well, case closed as you said. 🙂

4 Shailaja { 12.14.15 at 7:25 am }

I had a few childhood crushes and yes it is sad to see what age has done to them. I do have adult crushes too but that’s another matter altogether 😉

5 Middle Girl { 12.14.15 at 7:56 am }

Not much in the way of childhood crushes. I was enamored with Elizabeth Montgomery for a very long time which started with Bewitched, so when I was a kid.

6 anks { 12.14.15 at 8:08 am }

Nope! I dont…. recently saw a school time crush and I was like, “what was I thinking?’

7 Meg { 12.14.15 at 8:45 am }

When I was 8 or 9, I watched Star Trek: the Next Generatiom with my dad and chose the youngest guy in the cast to have a crush on just cause he was closest in age to me. He was a little awkward at that point in his life but Wil Wheaton has definitely aged well – he’s better looking now than he was then!

8 Parul { 12.14.15 at 8:45 am }

Mel – The link up with Day 24 needs to be removed. My bad! 🙁

9 Lori Lavender Luz { 12.14.15 at 9:17 am }

Rob Lowe, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. Yup (but we are all showing our age).


10 loribeth { 12.14.15 at 9:44 am }

Michael J. Fox is still cute, then & today. 🙂 What’s more, he seems to be a genuinely nice guy, possibly even nicer than at the height of his fame, if you read his memoir. I still think most of my early crushes are cute (then & now — Donny Osmond, David Cassidy) — although looking back at the fashions & hairstyles can sure make you cringe, lol. One of dh’s cousins, like me, was a Bay City Rollers fan back in the day, & posted a vintage photo on FB… her daughters’ comments were “ewww!!” & “hairy,” lol. Not like today’s boy bands, who have been “styled” and waxed & tanned & bodybuilt within an inch of their lives, lol. 😉 I saw some recent photos of the BCR — they are doing some reunion concerts in the UK — and I have to admit that some of them have aged better than the others.

11 Cristy { 12.14.15 at 9:58 am }

Absolutely. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Hang onto that list. I’m certain in a few years ChickieNob will have a few of her own and it would be a fun conversation to have.

Curious: what do they think of Back to the Future?

12 Rain { 12.14.15 at 10:00 am }

My crush back then was a little-known Australian actor named Tom Burlinson. He was in “Man from Snowy River”. I still love the movie! The actor is now a 50’s crooner impersonator…sigh.

13 Ana { 12.14.15 at 10:35 am }

We also recently watched Back to the Future. And yup, still cute. Made me want to find more 80s MJF to watch. Also remember having a crush on Doogie Howser and Jason Bateman. Both still cute, also (in the past & currently!). My later crushes maybe didn’t hold up so well to the test of time…

14 nicoleandmaggie { 12.14.15 at 10:47 am }

Pierce Brosnan really did peak during his Remington Steele days.

15 Infertile Girl { 12.14.15 at 10:56 am }

Though he is almost twice my age, Rob Lowe in the Outsiders was a hunk and that man does not age, still a hunk today. Pierce Brosnan is also a sexy beast. Apparently I have a thing for older men…not surprising considering hubby is 7 years my senior 😉

16 Tedi @ running with infertility { 12.14.15 at 12:19 pm }

I’m not quite sure. I mean Johnathon Taylor Thomas was pretty cute then. I haven’t seen or heard from him in a while so I’m not sure how he turned out. ?

17 Traci York { 12.14.15 at 12:27 pm }

Yes, case definitely closed with MJF – he was, and will always be, crush-worthy!

Some of my early celebrity crushes have aged well (Lynda Carter, Johnny Depp, Lindsay Wagner, Lee Majors ), some not so much (Rick Springfield, Barry Gibb, Mel Gibson).

18 Baby Blue Sunday { 12.14.15 at 1:15 pm }

I can’t even believe that I’m telling this story. There was a boy (a real life one- not a movie star) named Andy who I was IN LOVE with for years and years of elementary school. There was a classmate of ours who posted a class picture and everyone tagged each other in. Well wasn’t Andy one of them. I checked out his page, but it was really locked down just one picture of a very good-looking guy. I was in the wellness room pumping at the time I was looking and my hand slipped and I friend requested him, didn’t even notice. I am texting my girlfriends about how good-looking he still is (small town, we’re still in touch) and don’t I get an acceptance! I looked at all his pictures and he is SMOKING HOT. I had excellent taste.

19 Chris { 12.14.15 at 2:05 pm }

I was never much for celebrity crushes except for the much older but always drool worthy Piers Brosnan. I was so sad he didn’t get to be Bond in the 80’s, he would have been perfect then. At any rate, he’s still looking pretty good even at his age…

20 Lori Shandle-Fox { 12.14.15 at 2:42 pm }

What a fantastic idea! I blog regularly, but there are always extra bits that I want to share but, try as I may, they don’t fit into the post whatsoever. This is a much better place to put them than in my “extra bits that fit nowhere” file… Thanks!

21 Lori Shandle-Fox { 12.14.15 at 2:44 pm }

sorry… I somehow thought I was putting this in the comments for microblog Mondays… could you please put it over there?

22 Jen B { 12.14.15 at 4:02 pm }

I am with you on this one. Sadly I look back at my childhood crushes (AJ McLean from BSB, JTT, Justin Timberlake in InSync) and I wonder what the heck was I thinking? I guess my tastes have changed!

23 One and Done? { 12.14.15 at 4:12 pm }

I don’t think I had any childhood crushes until middle school when I was enamored with the guys from Beverly Hills 90210. Doesn’t appear that they have aged well though. LOL

24 Mali { 12.14.15 at 5:24 pm }

Loribeth and I are so much the same age! Even in NZ we got the Partridge Family, the Osmonds, and the Bay City Rollers. David Cassidy was my favourite though.

MJF was and is cute. He was never a crush though – he was just too short. (I was going to say too young, but fortunately I checked and he’s actually older than me!)

25 Jess { 12.14.15 at 8:04 pm }

Well, I think Johnny Depp is aging quite nicely… and I LOVED Donnie Wahlberg from NKOTB, but I’m not sure he’s fared as well. Marky Mark, however, looks fantastic. I think my crush on Robert Downey Jr started when I was older, so that doesn’t count, although he just gets yummier every year. It is sobering to find how old my middle school and high school celebrity crushes are now… And, to back you up, Michael J Fox is totally cute, now and then.

26 JustHeather { 12.15.15 at 5:31 am }

Hmm, some are doing ok, others..meh.
Ricky Shroder (Silver Spoons), Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster), Anthony Kiedis (I was in high school for him and still going strong if he’ll just lose the ‘stache), Johny Depp, Patrick Swayze (come on! Dirty Dancing!!), David Haselhoff (only because he drove KITT), John Stamos (Full House), Ralph Macchio, Kiefer Sutherland (only because he was a vampier in Lost Boys), Val Kilmer (The Doors). Hm, seems many of the ones I like I only liked for specific movies/characters. Ah, what a fun browse down memory lane.

27 Kasey { 12.15.15 at 4:57 pm }

Christian Bale in Newsies. I think yes still.

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