Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dude looks nothing whatsoever like a lady

It's no, "I love you Pinky Ganesh," but here is the best sentence I have written today. It is both true and also sums up my entirely excellent Valentine's Day evening (though there may be another post coming on that subject):

I guess when you're a straight man in a red pleather miniskirt and a fitted t-shirt that says "puppy love" with a picture of sad-eyed puppies on it, you're not worrying that much about how classy you are.
Further evidence might include but not be limited to:
  • your wearing a cheap long blonde wig, crooked
  • your being both the bartender and entirely wasted
  • your running around the room, grabbing women in pairs, and essentially forcing them to dance with you for a few seconds before you ditch them for the next pair
  • your persistence in calling these women "ladies"

5 comments:

Cousin Mouse said...

I thought in this Post-Feminist Era the term "ladies" was back on the acceptable list.

You know, I suddenly relate to the older guys back in the Feminist Era who would say "I called you a 'girl' because you're the same age as my daughter" (usually the last thing they managed to say before they were verbally stomped to the ground). It just seems incongruous when I see a teen-age or young-twentysomething person to think of them as a "man" or "woman." I mean, I've lived with people that age and I know just how mature they are.

So, how'd you find out about my bartending gig? That business with the wig and skirt and dancing with the . . . er, women, is just a performance art piece I'm working on.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

First, when the goals of feminism are met, we can talk about postfeminism.

Second, I think "girl" is making a comeback as women of that age feel more comfortable calling their male counterparts "boys." If you are also comfortable using those terms with parity, go for it.

Third, I don't object so much to the use of the word, "ladies," as such. It's more about having it said while being grabbed by a boy who was definitely not you, as he was, also, about your daughter's age.

mike said...

About Cousin Mouse's daughter's age? There goes my theory that it was Tony Clifton.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

If it was Tony Clifton, he is getting substantially more impressive with the disguises. Pretty sure it was not. Pretty sure it was just the venue owner's younger brother.

Cousin Mouse said...

OK, I just saw photos of this guy.

Euwww.

Euwww.

Euwww.