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Your 2010 Five Freebies List

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 26, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 26, 2010 |

This is it, folks. The most important post of your life. What will ultimately determine whether you’re able to sleep with John Barrowman or Natalie Portman over the course of the next year. If it’s not on your list, you can’t do it. It’s law. It is the spoken word. For the unfamiliar according to Wikipedia, a freebies list is “a short list of celebrities agreed on by a couple as so attractive to one partner that he or she has standing permission to sleep with any of them if the opportunity, however unlikely ever arises.”

But at Pajiba, your Freebies List means more than just the ability to bed one of five celebrities over the next year. It’s also used as the basis for next month’s Pajiba 10. What does that mean? Hopefully, there’s more to your fascination with a particular Freebies celebrity than simple lust. It’s about charisma. And likability. Talent. And Intelligence. There’s a reason our Pajiba Ten doesn’t look anything like Maxim’s Hot 100 or People’s Most Beautiful. It’s because there’s more depth to our attraction. Or at least, I like to think.

There is a wrinkle to this year’s list. Several people — because they have dominated the Pajiba Ten of previous years — aren’t eligible, in an effort to bring in some fresh blood. They’ve been added to the Pajiba Ten Hall of Fame. You can still add them to your list, but they will not be counted toward the Pajiba Ten Results.

And just to get you warmed up for your freebies list, here’s your Pajiba Ten Hall of Fame:

Christian Bale


Robert Downey, Jr.


Paul Rudd


Kristen Bell


Nathan Fillion


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