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If you don't draw yours, I won't draw mine. A police officer, working in the small town that he lives in, focusing on family and shooting and coffee, and occasionally putting some people in jail.

Monday, June 25, 2007

And then, there's this.

Some gay dudes, I guess they just let they mystery be.

Some guys, they seem to let you know.

Some guys, they kind of go over the top, when they step out of the closet.

My question, posed seriously: Is the average (I know, I know-- it's a "bad word") gay guy offended by this, or proud, or just as completely baffled as I am?

I can accept (even if I don't really understand) that some men dig other men.... but this stuff completely escapes my powers of comprehension. (Especially the video.)

(Not that there's anything wrong with that...)

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At Monday, June 25, 2007 3:53:00 PM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

You have discovered Redneck Kryptonite, my friend.

My question is, HOW DO YOU FIND THIS STUFF??

(Who wouldn't pay for a gander at Matt's Google Search history?)

Or not...

At Monday, June 25, 2007 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Murphy said...

Speaking of boggling the mind...

When I asked a variant of your question to a friend I'll just call 'Sugar' he responded with " 'what' just about sums it up". Contemplating my search history, he also asked if there was something I wanted to tell him...

That's when I referred him to the following video (I don't think he was officially 'out' to everyone, at the time) so he could maintin the mystery...

At Monday, June 25, 2007 6:05:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

I have a varied and odd set of friends.

Likewise, locations of exposure.

I don't search for this stuf, though. Sometimes, for better or (shudder) worse, I just have it fal into my lap --er-- scope of view.

At Monday, June 25, 2007 6:20:00 PM, Blogger MauserMedic said...

As I once told someone close to me who had just come out, "I don't care if you're gay, just don't be flaming. It's undignified". Case in point here.

At Monday, June 25, 2007 7:44:00 PM, Blogger Gay_Cynic said...


As a gun-owning, cpl-holding, libertarian-minded, non-pc, technophile, somewhat cranky gay guy..

It looks to me to be a rather cynical and narrow marketing ploy aimed at a limited subset of the LGBT community.

After all, for every stereotype, there must be some few who live that stereotype to the fullest.

Throw in the history part that traditionally the leather & drag queens have been out there on the vanguard of civil rights movement (many having been born not merely out of the closet, but outside the closet with the door locked behind them), and the additional nostalgia/sentimental value attached as a result, and the marketing opportunities lead to some...unusual places.

A drag or leather queen is like a canary in a coal mine - if they can run about unmolested someplace, us less flamboyant types probably don't have much to worry about...

And finally, more than a few of the drag queens put on a good show and throw a helluva party :)

At Monday, June 25, 2007 10:06:00 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.


At Monday, June 25, 2007 10:43:00 PM, Blogger Mr. Fixit said...

You watched the Video?!


At Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:43:00 AM, Blogger phlegmfatale said...

omg! several of my residents were in that video. [Please, no more complaints about the guy running around by the entrance gate in his red sequined thong and tasseled Rangerette boots?]

I think there's a broad spectrum of acceptable behaviors in that community. Camp is considered an art form, and playing up the cartoonesque sterotype is a big part of that practice.

Have you seen pictures of Pamela Anderson when she was fresh-faced and pre-surgery? It's like night and day, and yet I think most people don't stop and think how cartoonish she actually is now. We have a very strange culture in general, one which is rife with contradictions.

Repressive cultures beget this kind of silliness. I think the self-loathing wannabe-female crowd of gay men end up being like the relative the rest of the family doesn't really want to claim in public.

At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG. I'm a girl, and that's too girly for me!

I didn't dare watch the video. I don't have a problem with someone's sexual orientation unless they are throwing it my face, loudly.

At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:35:00 PM, Blogger Matt G said...

By the way-- I can spell, and I can type-- it's just that some of my comments are composed on a Toughbook, which has a rubberized keyboard cover that requires about 3 pounds downward pressure for every keystroke, and sometimes some of 'em don't take. Then we can't edit comments, and it looks like you've gotten an undereducated, lazy comment. Like Babs, I HATE the whole txt msg shrtcut Cn. I lik 2 typ th whol wrd out 4 U 2 undrstnd, U no?

(Ick. Now I feel dirty.)


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