Like the years, like the seasons, like the ticking of the clocks, like the ocean tides, like the movement of the heavenly bodies, like the inevitability of another dodgy Guardian opinion piece, like lambs become sheep, like rain in Manchester, like the hits from an Instalanche, like day follows night, like the insults flying in a comments box, like one foot in front of another, like the hour comes upon you, like the way some people always feel hard done by, like Australian victories against England since 1989, like birds in flight, like runners in the London Marathon, like a spring thaw, like when you just can't stop laughing, like an oncoming train, like water pouring through a break in the dam wall, like all of that, the next normblog poll just cannot be held back.
Yes, I'm inviting you to send me your favourite movie stars. Choose them how you like, whether for acting ability, star quality, looks, whatever. But you have a maximum of 10 votes to distribute over the two categories in the poll - that is, male movie stars and female movie stars - and you have a maximum of 7 votes in either category. This means, if I have to explain (and even if I don't), that should you use all of your 10 votes, you may distribute them between the men and the women, the guys and the dolls, the dudes and the broads, either 5 and 5, 6 and 4, or 7 and 3, or vice versa - which in the case of 5 and 5 is nothing to get your knickers in a twist about. No need to rank; each vote will only count for one.
That's it. Closing date: June 15 2005, midnight (GMT).