If there was a Brass Cojones award for daytime males, I’d have to nominate the following four characters:
3 – The YnR’s Victor Newman. Victor recently referred to rival Jack Abbott as an arrogant S.O.B. As soon as I regained consciousness from laughing so hard I couldn’t breathe (hence the passing out), I realized that Victor has a brass pair so big that the man must wear TWO pairs of pants to contain them.
This is the man who told the love of his life, mother of most of his children, that she would still be a stripper in the dive bar he found her in if it weren’t for him (a bitterly cruel thing to say to a woman at midlife, dontcha’ think?). Apparently, he helped her grow a brain, get a little ambition, and become a person of virtue. ::swoon:: Sure, if it weren’t for him, she’d still be sliding that pole, not a thought in her head, gigglin’ and jigglin’. Victor just wanted her to know that. And they say romance is dead! Victor should be happy that he married Nikki and not a woman who would have taken half of everything in a divorce, including half the brass.
2 – OLTL’s Jared Banks. Jared recently offered to help Clint Buchanan keep hot-stuff David Vickers from finding out that he was the rightful heir to Buchanan Enterprises. He wants to make sure the company stays in the hands of the ‘original family’. Oh yeah, people, he used THOSE words.
In the process of agreeing to help Clint, Jared- the soulless recast his own attempt to defraud the Buchanans, by pretending to be the rightful heir to Asa’s fortune, as an act of ‘protection’. He and Natalie were only ‘protecting’ the Buchanans from David’s evil greedy dirty deed doing self. The problem is that Jared stole David’s share of BE from the ‘original family’ before finding out who the real heir was. He did it out of greed – and revenge against Tess. It’s an act that cost the family its company and allowed Dorian Lord to take over. It was also an act that resulted in Nash Brennan losing his life.
Will someone let me know when Jared is gone? For good, that is.
Tied for second is the dark shadow, prince of pain, the man who works at trying to make morose look hot: Johnny Boy McBain. Does it astound anyone else that John is self-righteous about Marty drinking and sexing her anger away? Does it strike anyone else as odd that it’s how McBain was introduced, and how he’s lived as a character the entire time he’s been around?
Does McBain care because he wants what’s best for Marty? Does he care because he’s jealous? Is it just the case that it’s hard to look at the female version of himself (down to the black clothing)?
I keep waiting for someone to ask John why it’s ok for him to turn blue skies gray and grunt his way through relationships that end up leaving the women who love him shattered and feeling used. I was hoping it would be Marty who took him on.
3 – ATWT’s Jack Snyder. It takes a lot of nerve for a man to bring second mortgage papers for his ex-wife to sign for the home she still lives in with their children. It takes even more nerve to ask her to let you take out a second mortgage to allow you to buy your new wife and her kid a home. You’d think that would be enough, right? You don’t know Jack, then.
Jack earns the ‘Brass Cojones’ award for telling his ex-wife, as the second mortgage papers are sitting on her desk, to not accept a loan from the town’s mustache twirling villain: Craig Montgomery(pictured right). Craig, it appears, is so evil that Carly’s utter devastation and loss of all of she has left, professionally, is better than accepting his money. Sure… It’s much better that Carly be unemployed and in debt from a bad business venture. It’s much better that she spend her days hoping Jack and Janet take a break from sniffing the fantasy laced room full of flowers and sunshine in the new home built from her children’s financial security long enough to pay back the second mortgage so that she doesn’t lose her home, too.
If you’re keeping count, Jack wears FOUR pairs of pants to hold his brass in and even then there’s a little spillage. It’s not pretty.