What The Hell Is This?

I just wandered into the living room to find Ethan watching ice skating and singing along with Kenny Rogers.

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22 Responses to What The Hell Is This?

  1. KnifeGhost says:

    I was quite the figure skating fan when I was a young ‘un, back in the days of Elvis Stojko. I would encourage it — it’s hard to turn out macho and douchey if you’re a figure skating fan.

    Kenny Rogers is another story. Unless he’s absorbed your capacity for irony early on.

  2. NBarnes says:

    He’s thinking about the tender romance of the last great pretty gay boy movie before Brokeback, Top Gun.

  3. Robert says:

    Don’t you oppress him with your gender role expectations, tool of the patriarchy!

  4. eRobin says:

    Robert: I don’t think it’s a gender thing. I think it’s a music thing.

    It could have been much worse. Watching FOX and singing along to Michael Bolton, for instance.

  5. Robert says:

    Sure, you patriarchialists always have some good excuse for crushing the dreams of dear, sensitive, boys.

    I just want to wear the pretty spangles, mama!

  6. Amanda says:

    He knows the words to Kenny Rogers songs?

    I blame the parents. ;)

  7. Lauren says:

    I have o fucking idea how he knows the words to the damn song. I’m horrified. This is worse than Republican.

  8. Football camp and testosterone shots.

  9. Lauren says:

    Look, I don’t care how Ethan turns out as long as he does it with style. Kenny Rogers? Hell no.

  10. Robert says:

    “But she belieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeves in me….
    and so I go on trying faaaaaaaaaaaaithfully…”

    You have to believe, mom! Why can’t you just believe?

  11. Kenny Rogers is one of the great singer/songwriters of his generation, an American treasure. The sweet timber of his voice makes my heart swell.

    You’ve got a fine boy, there.

    Except for the fucking figure skating.

  12. ratan says:

    It will lose my mondo “Hipster Points” (always a good thing, imho), but I quite like Mr. Rogers. The Coward of the County is a damn good song.

  13. Robert says:

    Yeah. Kenny Rogers is an American original.

    Lauren, why do you hate America?

  14. Dianne says:

    Kenny Rogers? Hell no.

    Be careful. Ethan will be a rebellious teenager someday. Express your disapproval too loudly and you might end up driving him into playing Kenny Roger’s songs at 4 am every night for years on end, whether he’s outgrown his taste for them or not, just to annoy you.

  15. KnifeGhost says:

    Say what you will about Kenny, one of the greatest moments of working at Value Village was when I sang The Gambler with a 40ish Filipino man, and a 30ish woman from Africa. The deaf girl we were working with (my friend Laura) thought we’d lost it. GOLD.

  16. Lauren says:

    Ethan’s grounded.


  17. Robert says:

    Oh, like I take orders from Kennyphobic America-haters.

  18. Roxanne says:

    Bored with Curious George after only a week!

  19. The Countess says:

    Turn him on to Death Metal. That should cure the Kenny Rogers disease before it sets in further.

    At least he wasn’t singing to Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana”.

  20. zuzu says:

    I was watching Lonesome Dove last night, and Tommy Lee Jones looked disturbingly like Kenny Rogers in it.

  21. bigb says:

    Don–that is a hilarious site!!

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