Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Journalist Heartthrob of the Day: Simon Reeve


Trans-Dniester-eamy!

This crush goes beyond girlish travel-geek Anglophilia-I'm in love! Author and television documentarian Simon Reeve won my heart when he traveled to the Eastern European Stalinist theme park that is Trans-Dniester(also known as Transdniestria) for his BBC2 series Places That Don't Exist, but further investigation(ah, google-stalking) proved that this man is my soulmate. He's a globetrotter with leanings towards obscure locations, he wrote about terrorism BEFORE it became the hot topic, and one of his books became an Oscar winning documentary. Also, as you can see from above and below, he's a total babe! Articulate, too.

Simon, someday I will be a respected writer and we can have long conversations about Uzbekistan, your feelings about the West, and about the kindness of people in the poorest, remotest corners of the world. Perhaps we will meet in London, where you will be slightly uncomforable with the monotony of the first world. I will understand this and empathize, perhaps over a bottle of red wine. It will be lovely and memorable for both of us, I can promise you. Let's not wait too long to start our beautiful relationship. The delays are only causing pain...

13 comments:

Rebecca said...

he is pretty hot. i looked him up. Is james his brother? a twin maybe. He would be even hotter if he had a twin.

Bansy said...

Is it too cliche to say that I want to make a documentary of his "obscure places"?

Liliana said...

"He would be even hotter if he had a twin."

I have to agree.

Christine Smallwood said...

over my dead body, meredith!

Anonymous said...

there's a fan site on yahoo.co.uk
that reports that he is "fairly married" I want to know if he gay or straight
yes, bansy, I'd fancy a documentary about his obscure places too...

Sarah said...

no, his brother isn't a twin
yes, he's hot

http://www.fiftycrows.org/photoessay/reeve/bio.php

lorsybubble said...

After watching Simon's places that don't exist series I was hooked - am still reeling from not seeing him on the box yesterday. I went on his website and just had to send an email to say how fab the series was and to my joy have recieved a reply today, hurrah!!!

anton said...

hello country mouse.... very nicely put: Stalinist-style theme park.... If Prednestrovie wouldn't have separated from Moldova it could have become a Treblinka-style theme park... Stalinist-theme park - a bit ignorant, but nicely put.... I’m a writer too…. And so happens I have a story about Transnistria… I actually downloaded the photo of your love… not for his handsome looks but for the code of arms he is standing next too…
take care

Anonymous said...

your last paragraph - exactly how i felt after while watching the stan series. wasted many an hour following 'simon reeve' google links back then.
always hoped that i would bump into him in london someday. alas, he is married now.

Anonymous said...

Simon Reeve is a very right-wing person. However, he parades as totally not right-wing and therefore he is insincere too. Those two aspects of him makes him very unattractive to me.
I also think he looks like a total geek, not to mention his lazy eye!

Anonymous said...

OMG. He can't be married. Not to a woman I hope. I think he is drop dead gorgeous.

Had a bit of an inkling that he might be a bit right wing which is a bit of a sod.

Right Wing & Hetro, not the best of starts when I want get him into my bed

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Anonymous said...


" Simon Reeve is a very right-wing person. However, he parades as totally not right-wing and therefore he is insincere too. Those two aspects of him makes him very unattractive to me.
I also think he looks like a total geek, not to mention his lazy eye!"

Spot on! He is an imperialist "explore" / exploiter.
Mindless girls won't care though. But many people begin to clock him in.
Like other mainstream "hip" young insincere characters; Sacha Barob Cohen, Becks, etc....