Feeling a little out of place

By Lorenzo

I had a avoided the Glee thing — too much of a cliche, gay man has to like a TV show about putting on musical numbers with a gay character. Alas, I started watching it during the flights on my recent overseas trip and have to confess to enjoying it a lot.

Rolling Stone magazine have produced a very amusing character moment for Kurt Hummel, the gay kid (played by actor Chris Colfer).

I am guessing his drink is a Green Dragon rather than a Grasshopper (further possibilities here). Can we suggest what tune the young guy should now launch into? (Would Macho Man work in a falsetto?)

This is also the Saturday chit-chat post.

34 Comments

  1. Posted September 29, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Hmm… sometimes you get the “bear”, sometimes the “bear” gets you! 😉

  2. Posted September 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    DEM, you’re a bad person but I like you 🙂

  3. Posted September 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    There’s a bear in there…

    </highschool-flashback>

  4. Posted September 29, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Desi wins the internetz for today. I tips me lid.

  5. Posted September 30, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Those oiled-up metrosexuals just don’t look threatening.
    They look more like horse’s hoofs themselves, rather than menacing or macho.

  6. Posted September 30, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    SatP: That word ‘metrosexual’, I don’t think it means what you think it means …

  7. Posted September 30, 2012 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    It means “pansy”.

    Any way one wants to twist it, “metrosexual” is the antonym of “masculine”.

  8. Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    That really depends on your definition of “masculine”.

  9. Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Despis, no matter how much they wish with all their might, white collar boys, or boys who never go into the sun, are never going to attain peak masculinity. Ever.

  10. Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I suspect that anyone who aspires to attain your brand of “peak masculinity” will miss out on “peak humanity” by quite a substantial margin.

  11. Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    You suspect wrong Despis.

    Your implied hypothesis that all men are brutes does you no credit.

  12. Posted September 30, 2012 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    So how do you define masculinity and what aspects of it are metrosexuals lacking?

  13. kvd
    Posted September 30, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] I had always assumed the antonym of masculine was feminine, but what do I know?

    The picture is interesting in that it represents, as Lorenzo used in another sense, a couple of cliches sometimes applied to gays. But I have to say that while these cliches do exist IRL, they are not particularly representative of the vast majority of gay men; and maybe that’s why the term cliche can be reasonably used?

    Also, I dunno about ‘peak masculinity’. (Is that a Bear Grills reference for DEM’s benefit?) You sure you don’t just mean ‘perky’? And surely there’s more to masculinity than having a suntan.

  14. Posted September 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Vitamin D is actually a vital nutrient for hypertrophy, so …

  15. Posted September 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    My problem is that it is not clear to me that any of the people in the picture are metrosexual. The bears are being hyper-masculine and the twink is extremely preppy.

  16. John H.
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    I suspect that anyone who aspires to attain your brand of “peak masculinity” will miss out on “peak humanity” by quite a substantial margin.

    Well they’ll certainly miss out on a long life. 😀

  17. Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    Why do I suspect that SATP is a traditionalist of the “masculine = saponification deficient” school? 😉

  18. Posted October 1, 2012 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Coz you’ve got the bull by the horns DEM.
    I get the feeling I’ve stumbled into a site where lots of other people are living in an environment do deviod of fair dinkum gender roles that they go all day, or longer, without rubbing shoulders with a man doing a man’s job.
    That is, all the males one comes into contact with are interchangeable with females. That is, the only difference in replaceing or interchanging a male for a female is one of them wears a skirt to work.
    Quite an awakening for me. I had overlooked how emasculated are entire sections of modern western society.

  19. Posted October 1, 2012 at 5:47 am | Permalink

    That is, all the males one comes into contact with are interchangeable with females. That is, the only difference in replaceing or interchanging a male for a female is one of them wears a skirt to work.

    The guys on the door of the Missoni Hotel up the road in central Edinburgh wear skirts (kilts) to work Steve. There are a couple with rugby thighs who look pretty male to these appreciative female eyes. {waggles eyebrows}

  20. Posted October 1, 2012 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    [email protected] Well, you would be wrong in that. Indeed, the self-confidently masculine nature of the men in my friendship network (which lacks gay men apart from myself except on its outer fringes) is one of its notable features.

  21. kvd
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Well I’m totally with Steve on this. The crap they serve on holiday weekends is un.be.leaveable. Been a while since I’ve been able to get a decent gender role with tomato sauce anywhere.

    And as for wanting to “rub shoulders with a man doing a man’s job” well hey I know just what you mean! and whatever floats your boat, I say. So be out and proud and say you want to rub those shoulders.

  22. Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    kvd: You’re a bad person but I like you 🙂

  23. L-Plate Lawyer
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I do hope that Steve is being facetious.

    I’ve got the Blur song in my head now…

    Girls who are boys
    Who like boys to be girls
    Who do boys like they’re girls
    Who do girls like they’re boys…

  24. kvd
    Posted October 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    [email protected] when you mentioned your husband’s “heavy metal t-shirts with holes in them” I immediately thought of this song. And there’s even one of your old wedding photos used at 1.40 😉

  25. Posted October 2, 2012 at 12:35 am | Permalink

    {sings} “Always should be someone, you really luuuuuurve..!”

  26. tonkvkitty
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    My first thought on this picture was “Wow, what a great piece of art”

  27. Posted October 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Gee whillikers people, I didn’t intend to start a contest over who can pretend the hardest to themselves that men who use moisturister are still men, even if they are doing work that can just as easily be done by a woman!

    All I was saying was those gym-rat looking pooncey types in that photo don’t look menacing.

    More than anything else they look like gay guys ready to board their float at Mardis Gras time.

    Menacing they ain’t.

    But then again, I’ve been a vocal critic of many XXXX advertisments, on the grounds they aren’t masculine enough.

    (It started with that one of 4 fellows in shorts on the front verandah of an inner city queenslander style house, some years ago now)

    Not being a TV watcher, I hadn’t heard of “Glee” until a few minutes ago. I skimmed over that bit when I first read the post. (silly me!)

  28. Posted October 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it’s just me, but that first face on the left looks suspiciously like Rory McCann, the porage oats man (you might have seen him recently in such television series as “Game of Thrones”).

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