Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) is set to marry quirky Zooey Deschanel.
Some of us are partway guilty of calling each and every celebrity 'America's Sweetheart.' And maybe it's because, when we think of them, each and every adorable celebrity is America's Sweetheart, to us. Capiche?
Then let's not mince words when wishing a warm congrats to America's quirkiest Sweetheart Zooey Deschanel for her engagement to Death Cab For Cutie (DCFC) front man Ben Gibbard per Celebutopia. Evidently, his plan is to first possess her heart, middle step is TBD and then profit. It's a classic plan and the first step can be accomplished as long as the first step is something that the practitioner truly believes in (i.e. underpants gnomes collect underpants on their way to profit, Death Cabs possess hearts as their first step toward profitability).
What do we know about DCFC? Next to nothing. We know that hipsters loved them, even if for only their name. But there seems to have been a backlash against them for going mainstream (though they probably just became popular doing the same old, same old that the hipster community loved them for). They even sold out (Madison Square Garden).
But we do know about Zooey Deschanel. One of our favorite things about Zooey D is her totally unambiguous spelling. Sometimes when people spell that name 'Zoe' or 'Zoë,' and you have no idea how to pronounce it. We've steered clear of Rachel Zoe for years because we were nervous we'd throw a wench [sic] into the works regarding pronunciation of her last name.
We also know that Zooey Deschanel is quirky. How do we know that? She's engaged to be married to a guy from a band called Death Cab For Cutie. And secondly, have you seen any of her movies? She's so quirky that the good people from True Blood hired an actress that looks almost identical to her (Lizzy Caplan) so the audience would immediately identify her as a quirky cat. So, if you're looking for a monotone moper (with quirks) or a school teacher that plays by her own (quirky) rules, look no further than to the fiancé of Death Cab For Cutie lead singer Ben Gibbard. She (Zooey Deschanel) will do weird stuff for you.
Oh, and if you happen to see her fine quirk work in Failure To Launch, be sure to check out the bonus features to see some of the YourTango (from Tango magazine) staff discuss some real relationship-y issues.