Tuesday, May 08, 2007

I Feel Gay Today! Come On, Let's Be Gay Together!

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."

14 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

First! Okay. On to the post.

Er. 2nd from left. Guy, or girl?
...
On second thought, maybe I don't want to know.
:-}

Chris said...

Even though I don't see myself buying their albums, Scissor Sisters is a band I'd listen to. And I like that song a lot, too.

It makes me feel a bit...gay.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

RAJ- Are you feeling gay today too? Well, you better stifle those feelings because Gay Tuesday doesn't roll around again until next week. We'll coordinate and wear our matching rainbow berets with the dancing unicorns on them for the next Gay Tuesday. Or you can wear your leather chaps. I don't care. Didn't you hear? We're reclaiming leather chaps back for the cowboys too.

chris- The gayness swells up inside of me everytime that song plays, chris. I've tried to fight my gay feelings for so long, but now I know that the right thing to do is just embrace them. I'm glad that we are like minded in gayness, my friend.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Oh, and RAJ, as for your question......I believe that Crystal Gayle said it best when she said, "Ask me no secrets, and I'll tell you no lies." Did you know that doughnuts make her brown eyes blue?

Elizabeth-W said...

In your honor, I will now go clean my twa-lets to the beauty that is Erasure

Kimberly said...

I'm too busy giggling to say anything even remotely clever. Umm...not that I ever do, come to think of it.

Sketchy said...

First Carrot takes back the rainbow, Now EWBL takes back the gay! Behold the power of bloggers!

Next Tuesday I expect to be boogying to "Gimme gimme gimme a Man after midnight..."

PS: My content protect blocked you after this post, lol.

Qtpies7 said...

My mom at bringyourowncheese.blogspot.com's middle name is Gay. Her sister's gave it to her, back when it meant happy.

Not A Woman!!!!! said...

Good for you, and more power to ya. Now when is "queer" on your agenda?

b. said...

damn.....I missed bein' gay?
I lurve the scissor sisters, I introduced them at work as part of our cultural diversity campaign.

Lia said...

Actually, that's a wonderful, worthy cause. I'll have to remember on Tuesday.

Radioactive Jam said...

Mmmm, donuts...

elasticwaistbandlady said...

elizabeth- Scrubbing while serenading the toilet with 'I Love To Hate You!'

kimberly- This is a serious matter, woman. You can't giggle and be a Gay Warrior at the same time.

sketchy- Tough. This blog is gonna be raining men next week. Hallelujah!

qtpies-I bet they're wishing they had gone with the equally rapturous name, Joy.

not yet a woman, and not a girl- First I'm concentrating all strategic efforts on GAY. Then, we'll proceed to taking back HOMO. For heavens sakes, we are HOMOsapiens descended from HOMOerectus, right? We like stuff that's HOMOgenized, and at church we've endured many a HOMOly. Alright, fine, it's HOMIly, but I was running out of ideas. Why should HOMO be co-opted, I ask you?

b.-You missed two straight days of the finest that Scissor Sisters has to offer. I Don't Feel Like Dancing and Take Your Mama Out. My favorite song by them is Mary, but I felt that we needed something peppy to rile the troops.

lia- Every Tuesday is Gay Tuesday! Come on by for dollar shots and free drinks for the ladies all night long.

RAJ-Do you mean doughnuts?

Tristana said...

Good for people to know.