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  1. KnifeGhost
    KnifeGhost December 31, 2005 at 6:15 pm |

    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
    NBarnes December 31, 2005 at 6:19 pm |

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

  3. Robert
    Robert December 31, 2005 at 6:31 pm |

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

  4. eRobin
    eRobin December 31, 2005 at 6:43 pm |

    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
    Robert December 31, 2005 at 6:48 pm |

    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
    Amanda December 31, 2005 at 7:23 pm |

    He knows the words to Kenny Rogers songs?

    I blame the parents. ;)

  7. Lauren
    Lauren December 31, 2005 at 7:27 pm |

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

  8. The Liberal Avenger
    The Liberal Avenger December 31, 2005 at 8:24 pm |

    Football camp and testosterone shots.

  9. Lauren
    Lauren December 31, 2005 at 8:29 pm |

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

  10. Robert
    Robert December 31, 2005 at 8:38 pm |

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

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

  11. Bill from INDC
    Bill from INDC December 31, 2005 at 8:56 pm |

    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
    ratan December 31, 2005 at 9:07 pm |

    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
    Robert December 31, 2005 at 9:30 pm |

    Yeah. Kenny Rogers is an American original.

    Lauren, why do you hate America?

  14. Dianne
    Dianne December 31, 2005 at 9:34 pm |

    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
    KnifeGhost December 31, 2005 at 9:37 pm |

    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
    Lauren December 31, 2005 at 9:55 pm |

    Ethan’s grounded.


  17. Robert
    Robert January 1, 2006 at 1:57 am |

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

  18. Roxanne
    Roxanne January 1, 2006 at 2:35 am |

    Bored with Curious George after only a week!

  19. The Countess
    The Countess January 1, 2006 at 8:28 am |

    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. Don Drennon
    Don Drennon January 1, 2006 at 10:07 am |
  21. zuzu
    zuzu January 1, 2006 at 11:49 am |

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

  22. bigb
    bigb January 1, 2006 at 3:44 pm |

    Don–that is a hilarious site!!

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