e're going to go a tad off-topic today. Off-topic from muscle (although one of the guys featured in the soon-to-be-mentioned TV episode does have a good build), yet certainly ON-topic as regards the proclivities that I'm confident most of my CWSs enjoy: Gayness.
It's a stereotype that is often deserved among us gay men: We frequently have heightened abilities in the area of design and decorating.* In fact, one particular gay friend of mine is married to a woman (to whom he is not out). [The long-time Curious Web Surfer who knows my history will remember that Yours Truly was once in the same situation.] Anyway, this friend of mine definitely has excellent taste when it comes to decorating, flower arrangements and such. One day, when he had a homo-friend over (unbeknownst to the aforementioned wife), this homo-visitor was quite impressed with the decorating touch my friend had. He took a look at the beautiful manner in which my friend had decorated the house and said, "I can't believe your wife doesn't know you're gay."
So yeah. It's a well-known stereotype.
Thence, the background for today's post. Yesterday I was watching one of my favorite TV shows. It's on the FYI Network: "Tiny House Nation." First, I find the tiny house concept fascinating. Don't be surprised if someday, we move out of the BuffMuscles Tower & Suites in Wanker's Corner, and begin broadcasting this blog from an actual tiny house. I just love 'em. Second, the show has some uber-talented producers who not only know how to put out a great TV series, but apparently someone on the staff has a good eye. There's never a shortage of cute, eye-popping decorating ideas and possibilities for wonderful new pieces what might be appropriate for the aforementioned BM Tower & Suites. Or your home or office.
Third, Zack Giffin is roll-in-the-grass-with-me cute.
So, yesterday I watched a DVR'd recording (DVR-ing is god's gift to humanity, IMHO) of "Tiny House Nation." [OH, briefly backing up: Each episode of the show features a couple who have decided to downsize from a regular house into a tiny house.] Well, this episode depicted a couple, all right. And it was a gay couple! Not to be all gushy and stuff, but they had a GAY COUPLE on the show, and they totally treated the two men (as mentioned, one of whom has some nice muscular development) as a regular couple. I know, I may be adding more fuel to the anti-gay fire by pointing out this phenomenon, but I truly do not believe that we are, as a culture, where I want us to be yet: Society treating any and all couples as just that: Couples. Orientation and sexual preference notwithstanding.
My perspective is that we need this kind of acceptance, no? Having a mainstream TV show completely and wholeheartedly treating a gay couple as simply a couple... I actually had tears as I watched the end of the show. (That's kinda gay, isn't it?)*
So, I hope I've sufficiently piqued your interest. Where can I watch said episode? you're screaming at your screen, right?
Thanks for asking.
You can watch it for free, no subscription needed, right here: http://www.fyi.tv/shows/tiny-house-nation/season-3/episode-9
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[Final note: I was just assured that I definitely possess stereotypical gay qualities. As I write these words, the evening news is on the boob tube.** A few minutes ago there was a story about President Obama (POTUS) visiting Viet Nam. Part of the news story's video showed Vietnamese military guys marching, as part of all the pomp and circumstance requisite for a visit from the Head of State of 'murica. Well, my only (and overwhelming) thought when I saw those Vietnamese soldiers marching was, "Who the hell designs their uniforms?! Someone needs to help those people with their uniforms!"]
* Please don't send me hate-emails. You know it's a stereotype. That's all I'm sayin'.
** I really dislike boobs, BTW.
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