The Sexiest Woman Alive, Head Over Feels Edition: Winners!

– Posted by Sage

Guys, it’s been a really rough day. First, the guy at Dunkin forgot to put the pumpkin flavoring in my coffee. I had to drink plain coffee, like some kind of plain-coffee-drinking schmuck. Then I had to spend an hour looking at pictures of our Sexiest Woman Alive winner and runner-up in various states of undress. When will the torture end?

Thanks to all the hot-lady appreciating folks who voted in our Facebook poll this week. Head Over Feels nominated our six favorite sexy women and our followers wrote in some other inspired picks. (Shout out to Angela Lansbury and Miss Piggy.) Even though the eventual winner jumped to the head of the pack early, it was an exciting race for #2. It just so happens that our top two girls are also colleagues, which gives us fair reason to fantasize about slumber parties after long days on the Mad Men set. Can we be invited next time? We’ll bring the popcorn.

You know this post needs a soundtrack, and these stacked ladies deserve some serious, bass-heavy funk.

Let the ogling begin!

The Sexiest Woman Alive, Runner-Up: Christina Hendricks

The fact that you guys voted for a runner-up with a dress size of 14 makes me want to throw all of my airbrush-happy womens magazines out my window and run down my street, triumphantly singing. Congratulations to the gorgeous and talented Ms. Hendricks for being an inspiration for body confidence and werking that shit.

Christina Hendricks hair

Flawless.

Ginger.

Queen.

Christina Hendricks glasses

Looking fine and sophisticated in some hipster specs.

Christina Hendricks Firefly Saffron

Extra credit for playing a sexy baddie in Firefly.

Christina Hendricks Joan Holloway Mad Men

Like Joan, Christina’s style is deliciously womanly. Can that body look anything BUT womanly?

Christina Hendricks John Slattery Mad Men

If you were Roger, could you have ever gotten over this one? Didn’t think so.

Christina Hendricks black bra

Worth the back pain, probably.

And now, the woman voted (overwhelmingly) into the top spot by Head Over Feels readers…

The Sexiest Woman Alive: Alison Brie

As Jeff Winger once said to Annie Edison, “You’re becoming dangerous, Annie. It’s those doe eyes. Disappointing you is like choking the Little Mermaid with a bike chain.” Add those doe eyes to that rocking bod and you’ve got our Sexiest Woman Alive. Alison is the “Girl Next Door” fantasy on steroids.  And it’s no coincidence that she’s on two of Head Over Feels’ favorite shows, and very nearly perfect on both of them. We like her beautiful insides too.

Alison Brie tank top

How is this fair to the rest of us, Alison?

Alison Brie ice cream

A. Tongue. B. That ice cream looks delicious, omg.

Alison Attack of the Show
Note not only those legs, but also the Annie Adderall tee.

Alison Brie I Like Food

No stick figure sex symbols for Head Over Feels.

Alison Brie taking off shirt
Study group swag.

Alison Brie Gillian Jacobs lingerie

I don’t think anyone will complain about some bonus Gillian Jacobs.

And now, the Sexiest Woman Alive and one of our Sexiest Men Alive will have their first dance:

Joel McHale Alison Brie dancing

There is a serious lack of photos of Christina Hendricks and co-Sexiest Man Adam Scott together. Get on that, internet.

Congratulations to all the nominees and especially to our winners! You all represent this blog’s favorite qualities in a gal: style and substance, talent and sex appeal, nerdiness and heart. And we thank you for it.

Christina Hendricks and Alison Brie

The Sexiest Woman Alive, Head Over Feels Edition

Posted by Kim

A few weeks ago we had a Sexiest Man Alive contest which lead to ultimate Life Ruiners Joel McHale and Adam Scott being crowned the First Annual Head Over Feels Sexiest Men alive and being retired to the Hall of Fame.  Now…let it never be said that we are not equal opportunity objectifiers here at Head Over Feels.  We appreciate the hot ladies just as much as we do the men.  Maybe even more.

So get thee to our Facebook page (and while you’re there, go ahead and like us) and vote for the First Annual Head Over Feels Sexiest Woman Alive.   Voting will close tomorrow evening.  Don’t see your favorite sexy Lady? Nominate your own choice!  In the meantime, feast your eyes upon the gorgeousness of our Top Six Nominees…

As always, thank you to the lovely Chelsea for helping compile gifs and photos.  Somebody hire her please.  Gif collecting is totally a special skill.

ALL THE PRETTY AND SMART LADIES!!!

1) Alison Brie

Any Sexy Lady poll that doesn’t include Alison is invalid.  Not only is she Community‘s Annie Edison and Mad Men‘s Trudy Campbell (bb, you deserve so much better than Pete.  Please divorce his ass next season and become BFF’s with Joanie), just LOOK AT HER.  That hair.  Those Eyes.  Those Legs.  The perfect complexion.  Don’t even get me started on her cleavage.  It’s pretty famous on the internet.   And she even knows it.  And the fact that she is an incredibly talented actress and comedienne?  Well, Ali, that’s just ruining everything for the rest of us.

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Your Weekly Dose of Rose and Ten Feels: Playlist Post #6 – Teen Pop Edition!

Rose and Ten The Satan Pit kiss
– Posted by Sage

I’m having a hard time starting this post, because I’m so distracted by this gif. He closes his eyes. HE CLOSES HIS EYES. Sigh. My OTP is more beautiful and star-crossed than yours.

Anyway.

Last week, the fangirl wife and I touted our respective favorites in the only 90s boy band standoff that matters: *N Sync for me, and BSB for Kimmie. In keeping with the theme, this week’s Rose and Ten Playlist picks are all teen pop oriented. I’ll take my gut-wrenching tragedy with a side of cheese, thank you.

“Get Up and Go” – Hanson

“What could I give when you’ve got all you need?
And she looks at me like, ‘all I want’s a little free’ 
Every time I’m here with you it makes me see 
That it’s alright, yeah, it’s alright 
We’ll get away, be in love, we can make it better 
All I need’s a little time for us to get together 
Happiness is just a step away 
When it’s alright, yeah, it’s alright 

Just a girl like you, and maybe just a 
Just a guy like me, maybe we 
Could take a walk on the wild side 
Take a look and see 
Get up and go.”

We focus on the sads a lot in these posts, but let’s not forget the good times. In between all the slutty French ladies, aborted love confessions, and wretched goodbyes, Rose and Ten were just having a ball, boppin’ around the universe.

Remember that time they were more concerned about getting the Queen to say, “We are not amused,” than catching the GIANT WEREWOLF that was ripping people to shreds? And how Ten almost collapsed laughing when he realized that Pete’s World Rose was a yappy dog? And how they got all greaser-ed up in matching outfits for the 50s? And when Rose referred to her first trip as their “first date” and the Doctor didn’t argue? And the way they flirted like sexy, unrelated Hardy Boys in “Fear Her”?

This song makes me imagine what it must be like to go on history’s longest road trip with the one person in the whole universe you have the most fun with.

Also, Hanson is perfection.

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How I feel about this playlist on a daily basis.

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Lifelong Boy Band Loyalty Post: Kim on Backstreet Boys

Posted by Kim

“You are my fire, the one desire…”

I didn’t hit my boy band phase until I was at the end of my sophomore year of college.

I know.  I wasted SO MANY years repressing my inner fangirl.

Frankly, the years of repression explain a LOT about why I am the way I am today.

I remember hearing rumblings about The Backstreet boys and rolling my eyes over them.  Like Sage, I was MUCH too cool for bubblegum pop (and I already had much on my plate damming me to be a geek, being that I was a massive X-Phile).  I worked at The Gap and “As Long As You Love Me” and “All I Have to Give” were in heavy rotation on the store playlist.  Over an eight-hour work shift, I would hear them at least three times.  Soon, I knew all the words, despite my best efforts to ignore them.  Not long after that…I was singing along.  And THEN I would find myself looking FORWARD to when they would come on and doing a little dance of rejoicing when those now familiar opening chords would play.

They had gotten me.

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However, I remained a closet Backstreet Boys fan for a long time.  Wasn’t I, at 20 years old, too OLD to love a boy band so ardently?  Wasn’t I too old to save magazine covers and article to secretly tape up in my closet?  WASN’T I TOO OLD TO HAVE A FAVORITE BACKSTREET BOY?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  NO.  Never.  You are NEVER too old to have a favorite Backstreet Boy.

And then the Summer of 1999 happened.  And you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing the greatest boy band song (and arguably the most perfect pop song) EVER.

I’m sorry.  If you don’t love (and know all the words to) “I Want It That Way” then there is a problem deep inside your soul.  It IS one of the greatest pop songs ever written.  The nonsensical “that way” (NO REALLY WHAT WAY DO YOU WANT IT, BOYS?).  That Bridge.  THAT FLAWLESS KEY CHANGE AND BRIAN’S “TELL ME WHYYYYYYY” RIFF AT THE END.  It is a perfect karaoke song.  It has inspired countless fan tributes, parodies, and flash mobs (this one is my most favorite).  “I Want It That Way” is pure and incandescent joy and it personifies everything I love about the Backstreet Boys.  You can’t listen to it without breaking into a massive grin and wanting to dance around like no one is watching you.

“I Want It That Way” always tends to be my trump card whenever I get into a debate with someone about Backstreet vs. *N SYNC.  Cause no other *N SYNC song, with the possible exception of “Bye Bye Bye”,  has the timeless perfection of IWITW.  Can a debate be won on the merits of one song?

When it is a song as perfect as “I Want It That Way” I believe it can.

But more reasons why I pledge my eternal love to the Backstreet Boys are after the jump…

ALSO THIS ROLLING STONE COVER

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Lifelong Boy Band Loyalty Post: Kim on Backstreet Boys

Posted by Kim

“You are my fire, the one desire…”

I didn’t hit my boy band phase until I was at the end of my sophomore year of college.

I know.  I wasted SO MANY years repressing my inner fangirl.

Frankly, the years of repression explain a LOT about why I am the way I am today.

I remember hearing rumblings about The Backstreet boys and rolling my eyes over them.  Like Sage, I was MUCH too cool for bubblegum pop (and I already had much on my plate damming me to be a geek, being that I was a massive X-Phile).  I worked at The Gap and “As Long As You Love Me” and “All I Have to Give” were in heavy rotation on the store playlist.  Over an eight-hour work shift, I would hear them at least three times.  Soon, I knew all the words, despite my best efforts to ignore them.  Not long after that…I was singing along.  And THEN I would find myself looking FORWARD to when they would come on and doing a little dance of rejoicing when those now familiar opening chords would play.

They had gotten me.

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However, I remained a closet Backstreet Boys fan for a long time.  Wasn’t I, at 20 years old, too OLD to love a boy band so ardently?  Wasn’t I too old to save magazine covers and article to secretly tape up in my closet?  WASN’T I TOO OLD TO HAVE A FAVORITE BACKSTREET BOY?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.  NO.  Never.  You are NEVER too old to have a favorite Backstreet Boy.

And then the Summer of 1999 happened.  And you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing the greatest boy band song (and arguably the most perfect pop song) EVER.

I’m sorry.  If you don’t love (and know all the words to) “I Want It That Way” then there is a problem deep inside your soul.  It IS one of the greatest pop songs ever written.  The nonsensical “that way” (NO REALLY WHAT WAY DO YOU WANT IT, BOYS?).  That Bridge.  THAT FLAWLESS KEY CHANGE AND BRIAN’S “TELL ME WHYYYYYYY” RIFF AT THE END.  It is a perfect karaoke song.  It has inspired countless fan tributes, parodies, and flash mobs (this one is my most favorite).  “I Want It That Way” is pure and incandescent joy and it personifies everything I love about the Backstreet Boys.  You can’t listen to it without breaking into a massive grin and wanting to dance around like no one is watching you.

“I Want It That Way” always tends to be my trump card whenever I get into a debate with someone about Backstreet vs. *N SYNC.  Cause no other *N SYNC song, with the possible exception of “Bye Bye Bye”,  has the timeless perfection of IWITW.  Can a debate be won on the merits of one song?

When it is a song as perfect as “I Want It That Way” I believe it can.

But more reasons why I pledge my eternal love to the Backstreet Boys are after the jump…

ALSO THIS ROLLING STONE COVER

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Lifelong Boy Band Loyalty Post: Sage on *N Sync

-Posted by Sage

Between yesterday’s Black Friday shopping trips and Thanksgiving leftovers, I was gleefully scrolling through Twitter to follow the  social media smack talk between current reigning Brit boy bands One Direction and The Wanted. It’s not that I’m a rabid fan of either. Okay, so I’ve had One Direction’s Take Me Home on repeat for a week and Max from The Wanted could totally get it. (I mean…) BUT. I don’t know all their names or birthdays or favorite movies. My investment was almost purely nostalgia-driven. After all, there was a time not so long ago when two American five-member boy bands tangled daily over the top TRL slot and the hearts of fangirls all over the world.

If you were a kid, pre-teen, or teenager in the late ’90s/early aughts, you had two choices:

You were either a Backstreet girl or an *N Sync girl.

'N Sync Bye Bye Bye

Guess which one I am.

Here in 2012, the rivalry has cooled off to the degree that me (*N Sync forever) and Kim (Backstreet Boys 4 lyfe) can actually hang out and run this blog together. Our friend Angel, that powerful musk ox, knows which side of the boy band fan line we each stand on and suggested we each write a post defending our choice. The point of this exercise is to share our never ending love for our chosen boys and not to bash the competition. Because we are ladies, goddammit, and will conduct ourselves accordingly. Look for Kim’s Backstreet post later today.

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I didn’t choose *N Sync. *N Sync chose me.

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Happy Birthday Doctor Who!!

Posted by Kim and Sage

49 years ago today, the World’s Most Life Ruining Television Show was born.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOCTOR WHO!!  Thank you for giving us all the feels, the world’s most flawless OTP, and David Tennant and Matt Smith’s hair.

David Tennant Catherine Tate BuzzcocksLife before Doctor Who

Doctor Who Mel stupidLife after Doctor Who

Also, Doctor, any time you want to show up and take us away in the TARDIS…we are ready and we have been training for it. I mean…as Eleven…I mean Matt Smith said to us, on our ultimate Whovian Friendaversary: “I mean…what a thing to say to someone! Do you want to come with me?”

YES. YES WE DO.

“All of time and space…what do you want to see?”

EVERYTHING.

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“Exactly Where We Belong” – Grey’s Anatomy Recap

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“It can be scary to find out you’ve been wrong about something but we can’t be afraid to change our minds, to accept that things are different, that they’ll never be the same, for better or for worse. We have to be willing to give up what we used to believe. The more we’re willing to accept what is and not what we thought, we’ll find ourselves exactly where we belong.”

“Second Opinion”

Grey’s Anatomy 9×06

Posted by Kim

I have had SEVERE writer’s block in regards to this episode.  In fact, I was gonna cry “THANKSGIVING!!” and totally skip it this week until I got an oh so subtly pushy email from my boyfriend this afternoon saying “But how am I going to know what happened on Grey’s Anatomy last week??”

Fine, fine, FINE.  I can take a hint.

I think the reason I have been unable to even START a recap is the fact that this episode was ALL over the place.  And I don’t mean that in a bad way.  It’s an inevitability that in a sprawling ensemble drama there will be multiple story lines going on that are fighting to be considered the “A” plot.  Usually it’s easy for me to pick out the “A” story to focus on in my recap, but this week proved troublesome.  What was the main story?? Cristina’s triumphant return to Seattle Grace Mercy West?  Alex buying Meredith’s House?  The ongoing relationship drama between Jackson and April? Intern Jo’s arc with “Santa Claus” and her evolving sparks with Alex (that is SO ON btw)?  Bailey pushing Arizona to come back to the hospital in the Bailey-est of ways?  Callie’s ongoing guilt concerning Derek’s hand?  Or the bombshell that the lawyers representing the plane crash victims plan on suing the HOSPITAL for what happened?

Yeah, I would have thought the last one would have been the “A” plot too, especially considering the fact that we are smack dab in the middle of November sweeps.  But it all felt crammed into the last 5 minutes because the episode was SO overstuffed with story.  So instead of my normal format of spending a few paragraphs of dissecting the “A” plot and then offering my random thoughts on other plot threads, I’m going to go straight to the random thoughts.  That I am sure will become paragraphs.

– First things first.  Cristina Yang is back where she belongs.  FINALLY.  What I loved about seeing Cristina back in the halls of SGMW is that we saw the Cristina we all knew and loved from earlier seasons.  Brash.  Aggressive.  Snarky.  And a damn fine doctor.  Yet she isn’t EXACTLY the same.  There is more of a softness and compassion to Cristina now.  You saw this in the small smile when she overheard her interns “Happy” and “Dopey” (great callback to when she called her interns by numbers) saying how much they loved her after she said they could scrub in.  The Cristina of a few seasons ago would have never reacted that way.  I’m also curious to see how much of a free rein this new head of cardio gives her.  I’m going to guess a pretty big one, as I don’t really see them adding yet another member to an already large recurring cast.

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