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Friday Fun: what number are you?

Timothy Kincaid

December 9th, 2011

The New Yorker’s Paul Rudnick has decided that Kinsey’s sexuality scale is just too limited and so he’s come up with his own. And, it being Friday, I won’t rant about stereotypes or make much of his presumption that there is no life (worth noticing) outside Manhattan.

Though I couldn’t pick Mandy Patinkin out of a lineup, I’m a 20 (but only because I’ve never seen Follies).

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Jim Burroway
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

23. So exclusively homosexual that you made an “It Gets Better” video aimed at kids who were raised in homes without stacks of coffee-table books.

Change coffee-table books to at least three different full sets of dinnerware for different occasions, and I’m a 23. It does get better with vintage Fiesta.

Blake
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

Okay, number 6 is my favorite. With number 11 coming in a close second. But I’m a 20 (although at times its hard to not mutter…).

Ray Harwick
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I’d like to be a 24 but I’d resent Mandy Patinkin having a wife. Instead, he’s be married to my other daddie, Tommy Lee Jones, and we’d all live in a cabin in the mountains and be shephards.

Hyhybt
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I know of Mandy Patinkin only because I used to watch Chicago Hope. Does that count?

(I think 18 is my favorite. As far as dishes go… a house full of them, but with no occasion to use them, they mainly serve to stop me from having to wash them for about two months at a time. Of course, by then it takes a LOT of washing.)

Priya Lynn
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I have no idea who Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are.

Ray Harwick
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I didn’t get the dishes gene but my husband did. And then our dearest friend in the world moved in with us so now we have, like, 7 sets of dishes or enough to have a sit-down dinner for 80.

Timothy Kincaid
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

So when someone says “break out the good china” you say “which set?”.

sigh

I have eight plates. I think one of them is chipped.

Richard Rush
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I couldn’t manage to wade through those 24 tedious categories without my hands fluttering, so I must be at least a 25 because I’m gayer than gay.

WMDKitty
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I use the second scale on this page, by which I’m between a 70/30 and 80/20 (I guess 75/25, then?)

So, by THIS new scale, I’m a 13.5 — but I don’t think it sounds French.

Jim Burroway
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

So when someone says “break out the good china” you say “which set?”.

No. Don’t be ridiculous. I’d ask what sort of mood we should go for.

Ray Harwick
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

WMDKitty, Interesting scale. I’d be a 20/80 and we’d be the perfect lunch/shopping/pity pals.

Priya Lynn
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

I prefer the scale WMDkitty posted. I’m 30% attracted to men and 70% attracted to women even though I’m married to a man. For many years I wasn’t sure which sex I prefered but once the testosterone was gone from my body and the fog of powerful desire was gone it became clear to me I am primarily attracted to women.

MattNYC
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

Speaking of Paul Rudnick, we caught Standing on Ceremony last weekend. His pieces were over-the-top hilarious (would not have expected otherwise). Overall, a great night out if it plays anywhere near you.

MattNYC
December 9th, 2011 | LINK

Also a 20/80, with time off for “bad” ;) behavior when I experimented with heterosexuality in college…

Jerry
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Priya, sweetie, I’m going to change your life: Evita, Original Broadway Cast Recording.

You’ll never not know again.

Jerry
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Oh, so I guess that puts me at 25?

tavdy79
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

I’m not on either scale :-( There’s no option for genderqueer, especially when you have two libidos, both of which are somewhat flexible, so get multiple results.

If you’re going by my male libido he’s a 19 and a 10/90, although he’ll go as far as 16 & 30/70 if there’s a whip-wielding domme and at least one other male sub involved. My female libido is 2 & 10/90 non-kinky, 16 & 70/30 kinky, and she has a definite preference for being on the other side of the whip.

Lightning Baltimore
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

I guess I’d have to go with 23, as my often dark sense of humor surely was influenced by all the coffee table books my parents owned by Charles Addams, Helen E. Hokinson, and Saul Steinberg, plus collections from The New Yorker and Punch.

I must say, in addition, that I’m quite shocked at how many people don’t seem to know who Mandy Patinkin is! Here are two hints:

“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

Criminal Minds: Jason Gideon

Ray Harwick
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Timothy,

Come over some time with some cardboard boxes and packing material and leave free of charge with service for 12: dinner plates, bread plates, saucers, tea cups, soup bowls, serving bowls – all trimmed with a gold rim that you’re supposed to wash by hand. I’m the Principal Dishwasher. That’s why they’d be free. :)

Désirée
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

yeah, where’s the Mandy love?
Rube from Dead Like Me, Dr. Jeffrey Geiger on Chicago Hope, Sam Francisco in the original Alien Nation, in addition to the afformentioned Princess Bride and Criminal Minds rolls. he currently can be seen on Homeland.

As for the chart – I guess I’ll have to wait for the lesbian one since this one had no relation to my life whatsoever.

Priya Lynn
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Jerry said “Priya, sweetie, I’m going to change your life: Evita, Original Broadway Cast Recording.

You’ll never not know again.”.

LOL, you made my day Jerry. I’m really curious to see it now.

Desiree said “yeah, where’s the Mandy love?”.

Desiree, I’ve never seen any of those shows so I still don’t know who he/she is.

Ryan
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Everyone who doesn’t know who Inigo Montoya is must PREPARE TO DIE!

Priya Lynn
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

Noooooo!

Jaft
December 10th, 2011 | LINK

WMDKitty, you nailed my description to a tee

Timothy Kincaid
December 13th, 2011 | LINK

Lighting Baltimore,

I KNEW that I’d seen him in a movie but couldn’t dredge up a face. (though I prefer “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”)

And whoever hasn’t seen Princess Bride, do so. This week. It is one of the most delightful really bad movies you will see. It’s satire of all the children’s books with heroes and villains and sword fights, but an incredibly sweet satire. Though 1989, it is a timeless classic with wonderful campy lines and characters.

Ray,

Noooo. Not the dreaded gold-rim china.

:)

Lightning Baltimore
December 14th, 2011 | LINK

The Princess Bride is one of the best movies ever.

On a completely related note, I can never hear Maggie G. recite her canned marriage spiel without thinking of the scene of the wonderful Peter Cook (R.I.P.) officiating at the wedding of Prince Humperdink and Prince Buttercup.

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