Monday, September 24, 2007

Jump One, Jump Twosday #12: Jonesin' for Engelbert?

Last week, it was about two Jersey boys; this week, two former boys who may have frequented another Jersey. [Duh, the one in England. Keep up!]

Same rules as always: two people. Choose one to jump -- in the good sense, not the mugging sense. You have to choice one. Death by chocolate or some other substance is not an option. Don't let your or their sexual orientation -- or living status -- get in the way.

My friend and I, having both visited the same farmers' market last week, were boring regaling our spouses about the wacky performer. She likened him to Tom Jones. My husband countered that Englebert was the real deal. Thus another week of Jump One, Jump Twosday was formed. (You always wondered how I happened upon these choices, didn't you?)

Jump One is Tom Jones. Yes, the one and only. The Welshman to whom women threw their panties many years ago. I hear tell that some women are still throwing their undergarments his way. He's got "It's Not Unusual" under his belt, "What's New Pussycat?" and "She's a Lady," to name just a few. He's got this appeal that is inexplicable to some. Check out his very own official website to catch his vibe.

Many folks confuse Mr. Jones with Jump Two, Engelbert Humperdinck. Here's a Brit who changed his name from Arnold Dorsey to that mouthful. According to Wikipedia, it's the name of a famous German composer. (Whose fame, at least among the English speaking world, has not matched that of the pop singer.) He hit the big time with "Release Me" and had another hit here in the States with "After the Lovin'." And just so I can't be called unfair, here's the official site for Engelbert Humperdinck (nee Dorsey).

So, which crooner gets your fancy? Jump One?

Tom Jones

Or Jump Two?

Engelbert Humperdinck

All right, it's got to be Tom Jones for me. There must be something about him that has women swooning. Maybe if I saw him in concert, I'd get that feeling, too. Hey, he's coming to Stockton this weekend. I wonder if tickets are still available? Another reason for my anti-Engelbert? He changed his name to that? There's something wrong with hiding your true self behind a name like that.

Cheerio! Wanna play?

[Jones photo by BBC.co.uk; Humperdinck photo from NNDB.com.]

11 comments:

~Kathryn~ said...

ohhh i've always wanted to do one of these but never known the 2 people you have LOL

My choice would definately be mister jones - engelbert freaks me out a bit - not sure why - there is something about his eyes that give me the creeps

Tom on the other hand is pretty awesome in an 'older man' sorta way - i even 'threw myself' at a tom jones impersonator once - i think it was the voice LOL

Anonymous said...

Engelbert for sure.

"A very well respected music critic once described Engelbert and Tom Jones as horses.
One is a thoroughbred smooth elegant race horse whilst the other is acart horse.Both get the job done but one with so much more style and grace than his(welsh)stablemate"

Anonymous said...

ps.Tom Jones is not his real name either.

cjh said...

I'm going with Jump One myself. Aren't you glad I finally made a decision on one?! I'm with Kathryn...inexplicably freaked out by Humperdinck. You know, maybe it's because of the creepy prince's name from The Princess Bride.

Bubba's Sis said...

I'll take Tom, too.

But I'm still enjoying Bon Jovi from last week......

Linda said...

"It's not unusual" to want to jump Tom Jones!

yh said...

Gotta love Tom Jones ;) Though I don't think I've ever listened to Engelbert... maybe I should. lol!

Anonymous said...

I WOULD SAY DEFINITELY IT IS ENGELBERT. HE IS SMOOTH, HANDSOME AND HIS EYES TALK TO YOU. HE IS THE ULTIMATE PERFORMER WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. I HAVE SEEN BOTH HE AND TOM JONES PERFORM LIVE AND MUCH PREFER ENGELBERT. HE VOICE HAS IMPROVED OVER TIME. HE CAN SING ANYTHING - POP, BALLADS, LATIN, COUNTRY. YOU NAME IT. HIS SHOW IS VERY UPBEAT AND FUNNY. LOVE HIS VOICE AND THE HEART HE PUTS IN HIS SONGS.
ANONYMOUS

Alpha DogMa said...

Jump one. Tom Jones. Sadly, I did not even given this a moment's consideration. I am pathetic.

My girlfriend saw Tom Jones in concert in Vegas about a decade ago. She and her girlfriends were in their 20s and by far the youngest women there. They had their table upgraded by the management and wound up front and center. Emily said he sung all the songs right at them. Made eye contact and waggled eyebrows, held their hands at intervals. And Emily said she had an uncontrollable urge to take off her panties and throw them on stage.

Did I mention they also had their drinks comped?

Clare said...

Tom Jones for me!!!! I still love the song "It's Not Unusual" -- I'll never get sick of it!
:)

Sian said...

Tom Jones is sex on legs. He is about a thousand years old and he is still sex on legs...and he's Welsh. Ardderchog! (excellent in Welsh)

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