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November 21, 2008 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | November 21, 2008 |

He’s often maligned around here, but thank God for Judd Apatow, people. Do you realize that, if geeks and nerds, stoners, and freaks weren’t the leads in the teen comedies that are popular these days, then we’d be forced to live in a world where twatwaffles dominated the genre. These twatwaffles are everywhere, and there’s enough gel in their hair to fuel a supertanker. Unfortunately, while they are slightly harder to find in film, to some extent, they do dominate television shows aimed at the 50/50 Gen. The CW, Disney, Nick and MTV are littered with them. They’re everywhere. Fortunately for most of you, unless you follow the gossip blogs obsessively or are under the age of 21, you probably don’t know who most of them are. But they do comprise a very large percentage of the text-speak generation’s heartthrobs, which is a sad state of affairs. A few of these men will become the next generation’s Johnny Depp or Ashton Kutcher, a teen actor that rises to the top to become a legitimate leading man. Tear off your own head (It’s a Doll Revolution).

And my guess is, that unless you’re under the age of 25, most of you won’t be able to identify more than 30 percent of them. But they’re out there. In shows you don’t watch. In movies you avoid. On blogs you don’t read. This is not a quiz, folks, that you’re going to feel proud to do well on. The winner, in fact, gets no prize — just shame and derision. Let us know how you did in the comments so we can throw stones at you.

Here it is: I’ll give you a picture and a short list of credits, and you identify the actor.

A Pajiba Quiz / Dustin Rowles

Lists | November 21, 2008 |

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