Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Eurotrash Tuesday, Meet Gay Thursday (6/13 and 6/15)

Eurotrash Tuesday/Gay* Thursday 6/13 and 6/15, 2005

French fashion folk are trying to turn all men into flaming wimps. With the metrosexual craze on the wane in America, hopefully this can be kept on the other side of the Atlantic. After all, someone has to protect the world.

"The masculine ideal is being completely modified. All the traditional male values of authority, infallibility, virility and strength are being completely overturned," said Pierre Francois Le Louet, the agency's managing director.

"We are watching the birth of a hybrid man. ... Why not put on a pink-flowered shirt and try out a partner-swapping club?" asked Le Louet, stressing that the study had focused on men aged between 20 and 35.
Why not!? Why not!? Because you are a MAN you crazy freak. You have responsibilities. Duties. An outie sex organ.

The traditional man still exists in China, Le Louet said, and "is not ready to go." But in Europe and the United States, a new species is emerging, apparently unafraid of anything.
Oh, great. I'm glad to hear that with its military build-up, killing of little girls to have more male babies and 1.5 billion people, China is also the only country maintaining the virtues of manliness. Rumor has it that they are lacking in other areas.

"He is looking for a more radical affirmation of who he is, and wants to test out all the barbarity of modern life" including in the sexual domain, said Le Louet, adding that Reebok with its "I am what I am" campaign had perfectly tapped into this current trend.
I thought that was Reebok's new Popeye campaign. Remeber him -- the sailor that fought Bluto over a woman. And it was not because she was attractive. No. It was because she was Popeye's woman! Now there was a real man!

* Gay: 1 a : happily excited : MERRY b : keenly alive and exuberant : having or inducing high spirits 2 a : BRIGHT, LIVELY b : brilliant in color

MORE EURO-TRASH TUESDAY and GAY THURSDAY when she feels like it: A Guide To Mid-Western Culture.

16 Comments:

At 10:58 AM, Blogger Pile On® said...

Gawd.

So you don't think Olive Oyl is hot?

 
At 11:01 AM, Blogger KJ said...

Uh, no.

Little Mermaid? Sure, though a little young.
Sleeping Beauty and Belle? Absolutely.
Blondie and Aunt whatever in the Nancy strip? Uh huh (affirmative).
Bugs Bunny in drag? Sometimes.
Olive Oyl? No way.

 
At 12:20 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

I'm kinda stuck on Blondie myself.

 
At 3:02 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

This is a profoundly disturbing conversation.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Why's that Cass. You like Blondie, too?

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

Why yes KJ, the secret is out now.

At last I can come out of the closet... err... or wherever it was that I was hiding my hot, throbbing passion for female comicbook characters that I can in no way recall the appearance of.

This is what I do when I'm not lasciviously cupping my own breasts in public, which is another normal, natural activity, as Pile can tell you.

Nothing to be ashamed of. Just move along.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger KJ said...

I thought that was you at the mall.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Jehane said...

I was afraid the sunglasses weren't enough. My enormous natural gifts always give me away.

Rats.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger spd rdr said...

Blondie has really small feet.

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Pile On® said...

Yeah. Olive Oyl is not my thing either.

Now Betty Rubble, she has it going on, in a wholesome yet sexy sort of way.

 
At 7:07 PM, Blogger a former european said...

Yeah, Blondie was definitely smokin'! But what about Betty and Veronica? In any case, Olive Oyl is definitely anti-viagra.

 
At 8:59 PM, Blogger portia said...

Enough. I say the likes of you can keep your Olive Oyl--even Blondie and Veronica--if I can have Bettie Boop. She was the cartoon world's pin-up girl. She was hot, she was our "Atlas."
Um...Where the heck is JLo's Butt when I need him/her. I thought talk of Betty Boop would have elicited a comment--an admiration or two or six--about her/it for sure. Say what? "Too squeaky a voice? Too big a head? " Pffhewwww, you guys...picky, picky, picky. Let's not forget our audience.

Truth be told, I'd "hit" her. Heck, Bettie Page thought she was worthy, and that's good enough for me (you'll have to find that link on your own....)

 
At 9:20 PM, Blogger portia said...

Betty Boop link above isn't working. Maybe it's a Blogger thing...more likely, a Portia thing. Let's try again.
Betty Boop

If that doesn't work, take my word, or call Cass in the morning:)

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger Jehane said...

Ha. I can see good sense prevailed at least thus far - I did delete the comment I had typed here last night before posting it...

sigh.

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger tee bee said...

Dude, you are so competitive! Slamming the two days of joy and games together and throwing in a picture of Waldo? You should have titled it, "Top This" [or perhaps "Bottom This," in honor of the menswear/Thursday theme]. "When she feels like it" indeed. Just wait 'til Thursday.

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger KJ said...

Last week you ditched me. I get bitter when I'm stood up. Just teasing, tee. :-P
I will remove qualifier next week.

 

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