Viral Video: Poor Peter

You think this video is about the explosive properties of nitrogen gas bubbles. 

It's actually about the current state of Peter's marriage. 

Emerson famously said "Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science." Emerson didn't say anything about garage experiments and Peter's wife, who is probably right, by the way. But great scientists never simply do what they are told to do. Fight the good fight, Peter. 

 --Straight Guy

Gay/Straight Rorschach Test: Cabin


What do you see in this selection from the trending website Cabin Porn?

I noted that the resident was a rugged minimalist who owns four flannel shirts of the same design. 

Gay Guy saw hope in the detailing of the rug. 

How about you? Check out Cabin Porn. There's something for everyone.

--Straight Guy

I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Straight Guy,

I downloaded a few Whitney Houston songs today to add to my collection of exactly one. Whitney was great when I was not much in a pop culture place, so she's not much on my music radar screen.

For me, she's an example of someone with a wonderful voice who gave up control of that voice and her career to someone else. Ditto Celine Dione.

I wouldn't go so far as to say that Whitney is a gay icon. But we do love our dance music. And when Whitney sang happy dance music, nothing was better. Peace to you, lady.

--Gay Guy

Care for a Stretch?

Straight Guy,

I'm sorry that I've been such a shitty blogging partner this year. All I can say is that I am completely burnt out. Not burnt out on blogging. Just burnt out on life. A cluster of reasons: Winter blahs, work has been sucking the creativity and joy out of me, I stay up too late then feel tired all day. Blah, blah, blah.

I did find some energy in cleaning out the closets at home. And nothing like a new pair of shoes to cheer up this guy. Otherwise, just the same things over and over.

So instead of waiting to feel creative to inspire blogging, maybe I can blog to inspire creativity.

To de-stress and stretch myself, literally, I've been trying to get into a yoga routine.  Even with three yoga studios within sight of my front door, it's been harder than I thought. Harder to get a spot in class (I give new year's resolutions until Valentine's Day to perish) and harder than ever to do the work. 

Yoga is tough. Physically tough and hard to admit it. Men's flexibility pales in comparison to women's flexibility, that's well know. I don't care that I am less flexible than women, just that I'm less flexible than everyone. Maybe I need an all-men class. Here's a good Washington Post article about one man's yoga experience. Sounds scarily familiar.

Keep me honest on the stretching. And the blogging.

--Gay Guy

Gay Meets Straight: Madonna at the Superbowl

Gay Guy,

Our buddy Billy has hit the big time with a gig on Conan. He has his own Superbowl priorities.

I know that the programmers at PBS refused to delay airing an original episode of Downton Abbey, so you were unable to see the Superbowl. But did you catch the halftime show?

--Straight Guy

Gay Guy Needs a Hearing Test

I just walked by Straight Guy's office.

He told me that he was working on his filing cabinets. I heard that he was working on his fag habits.

I need a hearing test. But, it was the first time I've laughed at work for a while.

--Gay Guy