Monday, January 09, 2006

Random Thoughts on....Matthew McConaughey

With Texas reaching national prominence these days, I'm sure you've noticed that many eyes have been on one man. Vince Young, you may say? No - look no further than the finest actor of our generation, Matthew McConaughey (seen here in an AP photo on the field at the Rose Bowl).

I thought the Will Ferrell/MM exchange was pretty funny. Then last Sunday I dozed while watching playoffs, and awoke to an interview between...Terry Bradshaw and Matthew McConaughey? What???

Apparently MM is now the face of Texas.

But it got me to thinking - if I had to hang out with a celebrity, who could I tolerate? And it would probably be MM. MM played Wooderson in Dazed and Confused - and I don't think the role was a big stretch for him. He doesn't seem to take any large political stances (i.e. play politician) that seem beyond his responsibilities as an actor. He obviously likes his football and is loyal to his home state and school. Quite frankly, I don't think the man takes himself that seriously. No wonder Penelope Cruz went to him after dating Tom Cruise.

Think about it.

Hang out with MM - he tells you some wild story about how he, his friend Jim-Bob, and Penelope went out to buy some moonshine, but got lost, hilarity ensues, etc... Go Longhorns!

Tom Cruise lectures you for an hour about how you need to convert to Scientology, meds = bad, and tells you that you're just being glib if you even question him about his opinion. And when did you graduate from high school, Mr. Cruise?

Yes, I'd much rather hang out with Matthew McConaughey. At least I'd get a good laugh.


Anonymous Jamie said...

That is hilarious! He does seem more like the kind of guy you'd sit and hang out with, you know, eating loaded nachos and drinkin' a beer. Plus, I think he's pretty cute, even if he is a bit redneck. :)

1/10/2006 9:05 AM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

He's so hot! Our season tickets were right below his box a couple of years ago, so when the games got boring, all the women in our group would turn around and sigh. The day he brought Owen Wilson along was the best game of the year.

Apparently, on an episode of Ellen DeGeneres last fall, he said the lot number where his Airstream is parked in a trailer park in Austin. We're so going to track him down!

1/10/2006 3:10 PM  
Blogger texasinafrica said...

I meant to add that they filmed Dazed and Confused on the strip in North Austin where most of my friends live. We cruise the Top Notch every Saturday. :)

1/10/2006 3:12 PM  

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