Tuesday, November 18, 2008

An Open Memo to Gay Bloggers

Dear Gay Bloggers,

Please stop assigning possessive, childlike nicknames to attractive male celebrities.

Do not refer to Tim McGraw as "My Timmy." Do not refer to Matthew McConaughey as "My Matty."

It's just kind of gross.

That is all.

16 comments:

Red Delicious said...

What if you did it for non-attractive male celebrities?

It would be a great way to empower oneself against the likes of Sean Hannity (and, in Thalia's case, Garrison Keillor).

Anne Johnson said...

... no one would say "My Seanny." Not even his wife.

Evn said...

I don't know that this works so well with conservative political commentators.

"My Rushy" = ew.

Pom said...

I'll gladly stay completely quiet about Matthew McConaughey as long as he sits there quietly and shirtless...

Evn said...

Pom, that's definitely his best look.

Christopher Wildbore said...

Hi, I thought you might find this link worthy of commenting on in your blog. Do you like Freud?
http://www.baronbob.com/sigmundfreud-figure.htm

Jennifer said...

Huh. Does this explain all the "My Tommy" references Rosie O'Donnell used to make?

Evn said...

Christopher, I love it! And there are a number of additional products on that site that I simply cannot live without.

Jennifer, I believe it does. Although it's not as creepy when Rosie does it.

Red Delicious said...

She was, of course, referring to Sir Thomas More, whose noble sacrifice made her twitter.

What? No?

That's what I get for listening to drunk history:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqzUI1ihfpk

Tee!

knottybynature said...

"My Seanny lies over the ocean,
My Seanny lies over the sea..."

I'm sure you get the picture.

Only in the recesses of our domicile, or the privacy of a locked car do I refer to my husband with any kind of pet name in that genre. Other than that...it really sounds like one of those teeny-bopper things from EITHER gender...(and perhaps the only reason why I still do it in the secret recesses where only he and I can hear is that we were high school sweethearts...go figure. :) ) Now you have it in writing, but I'd never admit it in public.

Thalia Took said...

It would be a great way to empower oneself against the likes of Sean Hannity (and, in Thalia's case, Garrison Keillor).

I'm not thinking empower so much as be really, really creepy.

Though perhaps it might work with the proper accoutrements, say, a chainsaw.

Pom said...

Dear Strife Master,

Desperate times call for desperate measures. I hate to do this because I loathe hi-jacking threads, but there is a family in need and I'm hoping for suggestions on how to help them... I know you have a largely compassionate group of readers and so I hope you will not mind me doing this.

I'm not asking for a dime from anyone but some suggestions would be great if anyone has any. I have some ideas but am not able to do nearly enough.

If anyone is interested, the entry on my own blog is Hiatus Cut Short. There you will find their story.

Again, I'm really sorry to do this. But I will be grateful for anyone's constructive ideas.

Angela-Eloise said...

I'm glad to know that someone besides me hates Garrison Keillor. I mean, I'm sure he's a nice guy or something, but I have to turn off the radio when he comes on. Can. not. stand. his. voice. Ick.

Evn said...

Can. not. stand. his. voice.

It's always bothered me how he keeps exhaling after he stops talking. But I do enjoy the Writer's Almanac.

Red Delicious said...

I won't say it's a point of contention here at LOS, but... I don't know how to finish this sentence.

Yewtree said...

I know someone who has one of those Freud action figures. I want one of Michel Foucault, personally.