This forum post, "Your Oldest Friend", has me all verklempt for some reason. I'm sad I've mostly lost touch with my childhood friends. A few of them are "friends" on Facebook but we don't really chat. Who is your oldest friend?
The Advocate has suggested that the greatest (i.e. only good) reality show ever, Rupaul's Drag Race , have a drag king contestant. That's fine, but it would be much more entertaining to have a whole drag king competition. One of the best parts of Drag Race is seeing all the different types of queens compete: beauty queens, funny queens, conceptual queens, androgynous queens, scary queens, singing and dancing queens. I want to see punk kings, gangsta rap kings, cock-rocking metal kings, panty-dropping R & B kings, country kings, baggy-pants burlesque comic kings, and of course, Elvis. I picked out some songs that make me think of different aspects of masculinity: swaggering men, heartbroken men, lustful men, romantic men, philosophical men, and suicidally depressed men (interesting fact: I can think of dozens of songs by men about suicide, but only one female one: "Gloomy Sunday". What's up with that?) "That's Life" - Frank Sinatra
I too am sad I've (entirely) lost touch with my childhood friends. I have infrequent, friendly email contact with Steve Haugh, who I met when I was 17, but I wouldn't say that he and I are friends in the strictest sense.
Some awesome stories in that thread.