Button Up, Buttercup

I have a theory about how Philadelphia avoided the huge snow dump that was predicted for it last week. This is by no means a sound meteorological theory (You expected sound? From someone who listens to a groundhog?) but it’s inspired by another near-miss weather event, the time Hurricane Gloria largely avoided New York City in 1985. Then-Mayor Ed Koch said, “We scared the hell out of the hurricane and it went elsewhere,” elsewhere being Long Island and New England. I’m fascinated by the New York Cityishness of that quote and I always think about it when there’s some dire prediction that doesn’t come true. So my theory is this: Snowpacalypse 2015 was averted in Philadelphia because Rocky Balboa and Dwalin are there and Mother Nature didn’t want to piss either of them off. Is Mother Nature a fangurl?

Anyway, it’s still cold in Philadelphia and it’s cold here, too, so I’m thinking about coats and being buttoned up and cozy. Which means that after I ranted last week about Richard Armitage being nekkid, now I’m doing a Richard Armitage Fully Clothed and Possibly Over Dressed pic spam. Because.

Okay, in this one he’s just wearing a…what is that? Blazer? Overcoat? I can’t really tell but Judiang can ’cause that’s her with him after the Pinter/PROUST reading in NYC in January 2014. She said later that he was “a furnace.” Generates his own heat. Uh, I’m stopping there.

Judiang nearly melts next to Richard Armitage. Just don't tell her I said that. ;)

Judiang nearly melts next to Richard Armitage. Just don’t tell her I said that. 😉

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Okay, this is what I’m talking about: a good looking dude in a cuddly sweater handing me a hot cocoa. Perfect. I’ll even overlook the hair gel thing going on there.

Richard Armitage as Craig Parker in CASUALTY in 2001. Screen cap courtesy RANet.com.

Richard Armitage as Craig Parker in CASUALTY in 2001. Screen cap courtesy RANet.com.

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Of course if we’re going to talk about dudes in cuddly sweaters we have to talk about Harry Kennedy, right? Here he is looking a bit perplexed by whatever Geraldine is telling him.

Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy in VICAR OF DIBLEY. Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com

Richard Armitage as Harry Kennedy in VICAR OF DIBLEY. Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com

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He’s not nearly as perplexed as Kim Thayil, though, who’s wondering how the hell he wound up in another Richard Armitage pic spam. That background looks a little summery for a tuque but he’s a Guitar God so he gets to wear whatever he wants.

Kim Thayil looking skeptical of this whole exercise. I don't know who took it or where it's from but I found it at blabbermouth.net

Kim Thayil is skeptical of this whole exercise. I don’t know who took it or where it’s from but I found it at blabbermouth.net.

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And then there’s Guy of Gisborne. You can’t really ever call Guy cuddly. I have to say that I really felt for Armitage having to wear all of this in the middle of the summer.

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne. Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com

Richard Armitage as Guy of Gisborne. Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com

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That was from Season 2, so after they dispensed with the mustard yellow thing he used to wear (in case it got a little chilly in July in Hungary) and before they subjected him to this nonsense. “You know what let’s do? Let’s redesign his unnecessarily leather costume and add a couple layers of padding!”

Richard Armitage as Mean Joe Guy of Gisborne in ROBIN HOOD, Season 3 promotional still. Courtesy of RANet.com.

Richard Armitage as Mean Joe Guy of Gisborne in ROBIN HOOD, Season 3 promotional still. Courtesy of RANet.com.

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Poor Guy was always overdressed, right? Kind of like this.

Richard Armitage as...uh...someone in...uh, some show. Did you say something? Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com.

Richard Armitage as…uh…someone in…uh, some show…on some shady soft porn cable station. Did you say something? Screen cap courtesy of RANet.com.

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Okay, the one thing that he’s missing in all of these shots, except the one with Judiang? A smile. I am indeed one of those cheesy people who believes you’re never fully dressed without a smile and this might be my favorite screen cap of him ever.

Okay, a smirk. Whatever. Richard Armitage as John Porter in STRIKE BACK. Screen cap courtesy RANet.com

Okay, a smirk. Whatever. Richard Armitage as John Porter in STRIKE BACK. Screen cap courtesy RANet.com

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So, what are you doing to keep warm? Or cool, if you are someplace that’s warm right now? I’m gonna go get some hot cocoa now. You all have a great day!

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zan, O1C
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 16:29:53

    Love this! 😉
    Judiang got that in one. The man is a furnace. (At least he was that night.) His ensemble that evening included a black wool overcoat atop a black shirt and black slacks. Probably black shoes, too, but I wasn’t really looking at his feet. 😉

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  2. richardtreehouse
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 17:41:28

    I have been running errands today. So I’m not staying warm although today wasn’t bad – it hit 32 degrees. I have to go out to dinner tonight for my son’s B-Day and he wants to go to a rib joint downtown. His B-Day is the only time I’ll agree to go. We’re back in the teens and lower tonight with three, yes three winter weather advisories. Can’t wait until I’m home on the computer later with some RA to warm me up.

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  3. zeesmuse
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 21:50:32

    I’m wearing double socks. For the first time in my life, I’m not only wearing A pair of socks (I go barefoot year round) I’m wearing two pairs of socks and I’m eye-balling my red mop houseshoes – you know those ugly things old ladies wear! My son got them for me for Christmas when he was 3.That would be 24 years ago. I can’t believe they’re still around.

    But boy howdy, would I like to crawl into Richard’s coat… with him still wearing it.

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  4. Servetus
    Feb 04, 2015 @ 22:32:35

    Thorin in all that plastic dwarf armor. I won’t brag about the temperature here.

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  5. Hariclea
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 21:29:06

    i sooo needed this!! hiding under layers of pjs, think bathrobe, sleep socks, blanket with just a finger showing for tapping on keyboard. The humidity makes temperatures in London at the moment unbearable! uufff
    That S3 Guy photo… mdjhqwkfjwlruiqwefsd!!!!!!! those are some effective layers 🙂 he looks lean and strong.. and hot… (maybe i can stick 2 fingers out of the blanket to click enlarge )

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