Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thrusty Thursday: Sir David Attenborough

Sir David in 1956.
Admittedly, it feels just a bit weird suggesting we all thrust against one of my idols…particularly as he's well into his eighties. But if pressed to name the dreamiest man ever, I honestly can't think of one who makes me swoon more than David Attenborough.

Let's just start with his titles, shall we? To get technical, his name looks like this:

Sir David Frederick Attenborough OM, CH, CVO, CBE, FRS, FZS, FSA

Overachieve much, Davey? But I forgive you. After all, you mucked around all over the world in your khakis and light blue button-up to bring nature and natural history to life for the millions upon millions of people who've enjoyed your documentaries, books, and recordings. My favorites are predictably the bird-nerdiest ones—Attenborough in Paradise and the Life of Birds series (both available to stream on Netflix Instant Watcher).

Let's see the man in action! Here's a clip that fuses three of my favorite things ever: David Attenborough, birds, and New Zealand:

Oh, Davey…swoon! I could go on all day, but I won't. Again, if you have Netflix, there are hours and hours of Attenborough's BBC documentaries available to stream. And now I'll close by leaving you all with what I like to call the famous Albatrossenborough photo:


  1. So...where are the ladies for Thrusty Thursdays? Surely there must be at least one that is Thrust-worthy?

  2. A fair point… I've already sullied the romance-author-ogling-beefcake weekly blog post trope with my nonstandard male nominations, so perhaps I'll have to bring you on as a guest some week for a bit of gender reversal. Or I suppose I could deign to thrust against a woman. Maggie Gyllenhaal, perhaps, or Kate Winslet. Or Ann Wilson, in honor of my manfriend's lingering high school infatuation. Ohhh, Barracuda!