Historically, I have not been kind to Nifer in this game. After seeing “Inglorious Basterds” this weekend, I decided my theme for this round I will give her the options based on a pool of my favorite male Tarantino movie characters. As a reminder, Nifer is not selecting from the actors, but the characters themselves. These are in no particular order: Mr. Blonde/Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs (played by Michael Marsden); Clarence Worley from True Romance (Christan Slater, back when he was still cool); and finally Lt. Aldo Rain from the Basterds (Brad Pitt, with some sweet facial hair – Mustache Ride alert)! I realize you probably haven’t seen Basterds yet…in a nutshell Pitt plays a funny, over the top soldier who leads a team of Americans through France killing and scapling Nazi’s. Now, I think there is plenty to like here…at least more than there was from the infamous cartoon post.
The first selection is easy. I’m going to marry Mr. Blonde. I like dark guys, which he is, and he’s dapper. How many guys can you describe as dapper!? Plus, fantastic dancer, definitely a lot of personality. Creative and dedicated in his work, funny, dark sense of humor … clearly this wasn’t a hard choice for me.
As for the others. A blond from a movie I haven’t seen and a romantic …. ugh.
I’m going to toss Clarence for a few reasons.
1. Clarence is not a name I want to be screaming in the heat of the moment. It’s not sexy and you can’t shorten it to anything.
2. He wouldn’t be able to have a one night stand. The guy is a clinger. No offense to the female lead in that movie, but she could have been anyone. Insert chick here. He was looking for someone to love obsessively … and obsessive love is never a good thing.
3. In addition to being clingy, he’s also completely off his rocker. I’m going go out on a limb and say that’s a bad combination.
But mainly, I don’t want to ever have to say, “oh, Clarence!”
So that leaves Aldo. Other than the fact that he looks a little old for me, I don’t know anything about him, which is sort of fitting for the one night stand role. But, sounds like he’s up for a good time and I can work with that.