This is nearly old news at this point, but any reason to post this positively marvy photo is a-okay with me!! [Here’s hoping it warms those of you stuck in frigid below zero temperatures and frozen drizzlemistfog (!!) to the depths.]
In the deluge of year-end lists (which are quickly tiring me out) , our illustrious Joe J has at last scored a big top award of his own – as MTV has selected him their #3 Man of the Year, directly behind Kanye West and list-topper Lil Wayne. So yay for Joe!!!
But is it such a simple joy? Muse with (or humor) me, over the jump…
Though unfortunately Kevin was left off this top ten entirely – complete with backhanded commentary (grrrrrr…), Nick scored a #7 placement on the same list.
However, despite the generally supercool company at the Top, which I think should rightfully be pleasing to the Boys (I mean, Joe is right on the heels of Kanye…KANYE!), I was left a little cold by MTV’s own description of their list – that it’s basically about who were the biggest newsmakers, and the corresponding snarky, gossip-laden summaries for each winner bear that out. Meh.
So even though it is always exciting to see them get such recognition, ever since the Grammy nomination, I just can’t get as thrilled about anything that doesn’t, more than anything, shout from the rooftops what cool musical artists they are. Am I alone on this?
It makes me wonder how the Jonas boys and management themselves feel about such dubious distinctions? My suspicion is that, as busy guys, they find amusement – and a quick ‘woot!’ – in the cooler ones that they have time to notice. But I’d bet that altogether, earning a spot on lists that are kinda silly (I love you, People’s Sexiest Men Alive list, but you are silly) or overly full of snark (looking at you, DETAILS Power 40 list) or even being totally left off of other lists, is fairly hollow and probably rolls over them like water off a duck’s back. Or at least, it probably should.
Maybe it’s the sarcastic writers that never quite get it, maybe it’s the rude commenters who are all too quick to chime in with their insults and blind praise for their own idols (so often at the expense of ours, how lovely). Maybe I am just getting a bit jaded – but lately the lists make me shrug, because I am beginning to feel like the Boys are more than a bit above these ridonkulous lists.
But…what do you think?