Ladies (and perhaps gentlemen), I present to you the single greatest awards poll you will ever participate in. Forget the People’s Choice Awards, Oscars, Grammys, or BAFTA’s. The real battle will determine who leans the best. Allow me to explain. You see in 1994 there was this little show called My So Called Life. It starred Claire Danes as Angela Chase and Jared Leto (who most of you know from 30 Seconds to Mars) as Jordan Catalano. Being the mid-90s, everyone wore plaid flannels, though not so fitted as they are today. It’s a show that everyone should watch for many reasons. MSCL is really the inspiration for most of the teen dramas you see today or at the very least it has heavily influenced them. But I digress. The point is that Jordan Catalano had this ability to lean. As Angela said, “I just like how he’s always leaning. Against stuff. He leans great.” (I’ve given you examples below).
Now, I understand if you are younger and are a little confused. But trust me, for those of us who watched MSCL live (whether age appropriate or not), our reaction to Jordan Catalano tended to be as follows:
Now for a long time, characters have tried to live up to the standards set by Catalano. People have attempted to say that various boys or men have even leaned better than him. “They could not be more wrong. They could try but they would not be successful.” However, in 2011, we have four characters who while perhaps not surpassing Jordan Catalano, lean equally well. Often in plaid, though I’ve given you multiple examples. These lovely people are (by character name):
Raylan Givens (Justified):
David Nolan/Prince Charming (Once Upon a Time):
Wade Kinsella (Hart of Dixie):
Jack Porter (Revenge):
So now I leave you with your task. Once you’ve regained consciousness, cast your vote for the man who leans best. You have the power here so remember, with great power comes great responsibility.
Or if you insist, you could just ask for this in your letter to Santa…