Ambition this shall tempt to rise,
And moody Madness laughing wild
Amid severest woe.
-from Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College"
My idea of a sex symbol...
...is Mr. Alton Brown. Not only does he give me retro-flutters with his Thomas Dolby-esque hair and glasses, and not only does he cook (which in and of itself makes me swoon), he is also deliciously snarky.