It's time to rise up, bloggers, and reclaim the word 'gay' back from pertaining to one's bedroom behaviour, and redirect it towards the traditionally wholesome definition of giddy joy. Remember when you felt pretty? Pretty, and witty, and GAY? Well, you can feel that way again, my friends, because every Tuesday here at The Smiling Infidel, will now be Gay Tuesday! Is your name Gay/Gaye/Gaylord? Have you suffered through a lifetime of ridicule because of it? No more. Gay Tuesday will lovingly remind people that Gay simply means sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows everything.
Forget Fat Tuesday, and Ruby Tuesday, they're all played out, dawg. Everything's coming up Gay Tuesday! So, come on out of the closet and wear your long-hidden glittery rainbow shirt too, because we're taking it back. We're taking it all back.
I'm leading the charge, and what better way to unite the reclamation masses than with some music to buoy us up on our Gay Tuesday mission? I selected the Scissor Sisters because they embody the groovin essence of Gay Tuesday. They're fun, and festive, and gay. Very gay. I don't know about you all, but I can't possibly fight a battle without a proper disco beat thumping in the background. The Scissor Sisters get two snaps up and a limp wristed declaration of "Faaaaabulous!" They've mastered a sound of smooth and catchy melodies, and combined that with a delightful element of camp and kitsch. I love them. They fulfill me in a way that the self-proclaimed Disco Queen, Donna Summers, never could. I'm not sure who to feature for next week's Gay Tuesday. I might have to put The Pet Shop Boys and Erasure in a room and let them settle it the smackdown way.
*By the way, my girls and I think Jake Shears is cuteness personified. The first time they ever saw a Scissor Sisters video, Sunbum said, "Oh, he's wearing a vest with no shirt. I know what that means."