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Monday, February 18, 2008

Gay Chicken

posted by on February 18 at 9:49 AM

It’s just like the classic game of chicken, only instead of cars, guys use their faces.

It’s a cross-cultural phenomenon. A common variant is the “nervous game,” which is less about kissing and more about fondling. (Sometimes it gets out of hand.)

Will “gay chicken” eventually be recognized as an Olympic sport? Or will it be just another YouTube phenomenon that complicates the adult lives and political careers of a generation? Who knows, but drunk shirtless men love it.

(Thank you, Slog tipper Jake.)

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I would fucking rule at that game.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 18, 2008 9:53 AM

That's because you'd play to lose.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 10:05 AM

Is it losing if you don't move out of the way, or if you do?

Posted by TheMisanthrope | February 18, 2008 10:12 AM

@3, in our high school's version of the "nervous game," you lost if you pulled away first, and won if the other person pulled away. If you ended up with a handful of cock (or a kiss, in this case), it was a stalemate.

I played to lose too. At least one person in any game inevitably does, including the guys in those videos above.

Posted by Christin | February 18, 2008 10:31 AM

I guess I should have said "play to stalemate"

...I stand corrected. ;)

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 10:35 AM

Am I the only one getting hot here?

Posted by drrtygrrl | February 18, 2008 10:44 AM

Evidence of how it's going to look when the genie is all the way out of the bottle. When the stigma against homosexuality is dead and gone, straight guys will be so busy getting it on with each other that civilization will collaspe. On the upside, female dominence will reign supreme.

Posted by Cat in Chicago | February 18, 2008 10:58 AM

So, what happens if by some random coincidence two (closetted) gay boys are pitted against each other? Do they just keep going until someone is penetrated anally?

Posted by Mike in MO | February 18, 2008 11:06 AM

Ladies, you better start getting more competitive, because your monopoly will soon be over.

Posted by My penis | February 18, 2008 11:15 AM

Youtube is getting so gay. And GANGSTA!

Posted by KELLY O | February 18, 2008 11:16 AM

I first heard about this on Scrubs a few years ago. If you've ever wanted to see Brendan Fraser and John C. McGinley almost kiss, this is your lucky day:

Posted by Jason Josephes | February 18, 2008 11:18 AM

Well, the next logical step after this is "Gay Chicken: the Salad Tossing Edition"

Posted by michael strangeways | February 18, 2008 11:26 AM

@5, Heh, yes indeed. I suppose you're right--it's play-to-stalemate rather than play-to-lose, the way one does with drinking games. Well-spotted.

Posted by Christin | February 18, 2008 11:28 AM

We've come a long way.

The dominant game when I was a growing up was "Smear the Queer".

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 11:32 AM

Dave Schmader posits: [W]ill it be just another YouTube phenomenon that complicates the adult lives and political careers of a generation?

I will now predict a "Yes, I played gay chicken back in college, but I never used my tongue" moment in the 2020 presidential debate.

Mark my words....

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 11:58 AM

Leave it up to dumb-ass str8 guys to develop a dumb-ass game of chicken like that. Frankly from the looks of all of them they'd probably be inclined to play the game with a dog, anything to maybe get a kiss.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | February 18, 2008 12:12 PM

Smear the Queer is the best name for any game ever!

Posted by Mike in MO | February 18, 2008 12:52 PM

I cann't wait for the x rated version to come out! And I don't think I need to go into details how that will work but it involves a penis in a rubber, some lube and a butt hole in the air. Now THAT is called Gay Chicken!!

Posted by Andrew | February 18, 2008 12:54 PM

Whatever happened to "Hump the Hostess"?

Posted by catalina vel-duray | February 18, 2008 1:45 PM

The problem with the game (as shown by youtube) is that someone always gets too damned squeamish.

There needs to be a gay chicken tournament, where winners advance to subsequent, ever more "demanding" rounds.

Whooh--I think I just made my heart race, some.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 18, 2008 2:36 PM

Shouldn't it be called "Exploring your sexuality with a prefabbed excuse?"

Posted by booji boy | February 18, 2008 5:51 PM

So can we post handjobs on YouTube now?

Posted by Andy | February 18, 2008 6:52 PM

Hahahahahahaha. Love it.

Also, the guy on the left in the first video looked like he wanted it. You go girlfriend.

Posted by Joe from Oz | February 19, 2008 12:34 AM

Oh, just kiss and get it over with already. You know you want to.

Posted by Vince | February 19, 2008 7:16 AM

At my high school, "gay chicken" caught on because of Scrubs. I don't know if it existed before the TV show...

Also, I can't open the youtube links for some reason, but if the Nervous Game is what I think it is, kids out here on the East Coast call it the Awkward Game, and it happens during pretty much every class period. I always win ;-)

Posted by yourleastfavorite | February 19, 2008 1:56 PM

When I was a deeply closeted lad in the very early 90s (or was it the very late 80s?), one of the guys in the group I would hang out with played no holds barred gay chicken. I had a huge crush on him… I regret to this day that I would always eventually pull back (or push him off me as often as not), usually when I became too terrified that my raging hard-on was becoming too evident… Youth really is wasted on the young…

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | February 19, 2008 2:12 PM

The two gay dudes in my office and I engaged in a semester long prolonged version of "straight chicken", wherein we all pretended to be attracted to one another, almost kissing, seductively caressing, laying on one another in beds, feeding each other food and licking each other's hands.

They're dating now.

I'm alone a lot.

I also engaged in a 3 year long session of straight chicken with my ex-fiance. We'll see if he ever comes out.

Posted by Sara | February 19, 2008 3:43 PM


Posted by old | February 21, 2008 3:22 PM

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