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Paul Rudd turns 42 -- in human years

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Boba FettSomewhere in Paul Rudd’s attic, there must be an enchanted painting that is aging in his stead. For today, eternally boyish Paul Rudd turns 42. Can a 42-year-old man be adorable? In Rudd’s case, yes. Way back in 1996’s Clueless, Cher (Alicia Silverstone) was on to something when she said to Rudd’s Josh, “Some people are not lucky enough to be as naturally adorable as you are.” Ah, she was a font of wisdom. Rudd is handsome yet unthreatening, funny but not mean. You’d set your sister up with any of Rudd’s characters in a heartbeat, not because you think they’d hit it off — of course they would — but because you’d want to hang with him yourself, playing fantasy baseball or jamming to Rush.

To celebrate Rudd’s eternal youth, here are this Rudd-ite’s 10 favorite quotes (and I will not insult you by including the titles of the movies):

10. “Slappa da bass mon!”

9. “I would rather listen to Fran Drescher for eight hours than have to listen to Michael McDonald. Nothing against him, but if I hear ‘Yah Mo B There’ one more time, I’m going to ‘Yah Mo’ burn this place to the ground.”

8. “Take it easy, Champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.”

7. “You taste like a burger. I don’t like you anymore.”

6. “No, I like to rock n’ roll all night and ‘part’ of every day. I usually have errands… I can only rock from like 1 to 3.”

5. “If you get bitten by a shark, you’re not just gonna give up surfing, are you?”

4. “Gretchen… Hey, I was in the neighborhood. I thought I’d come by and take a s—.”

3. “You get mad if anyone thinks you live below Sunset.”

2. “Marriage is like a tense, unfunny version of Everybody Loves Raymond, only it doesn’t last 22 minutes. It lasts forever.”

1. “It’s called Sex Panther by Odeon. It’s illegal in nine countries. Yep, it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good.”

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