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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Someone In Questionland Wants To Know...

Posted by on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 3:38 PM

...what my drag name was.

For the most part, back when I went out in drag, I went out in drag as myself. The few times I went out to perform as a drag queen at Neighbours (sp?) or the Brass Connection—and not to MC or host something—my drag name was Helvetica Bold... when I had blond hair. When I had black hair my drag name was Futura Bold-Oblique. And while I did drag back in the day, I never earned the right to call myself a drag queen. The amazing and talented Zora, an honest-to-God drag queen, did my makeup for me. She would putty away my eyebrows and tell me what not to wear.

A few weeks ago someone in a comments thread on Slog called me an ugly drag queen. Evidence to the contrary after the jump.

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That last picture is me and Kevin Kent and Kirby Genasci backstage at Re-bar during the run of Greek Active's Macbeth. I was filling in for one of the witches and had to do my own makeup. See why I needed Zora? I have a picture of me looking very sharp in a wedding dress somewhere that I'll dig up and post tomorrow.

How long do you think it will take for these pictures turn up on Americans for Truth?

 

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helveticabold.com
Posted by Helvetica Bold on January 4, 2012 at 7:45 AM · Report this
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I clicked over to Americans For Truth and...wow. It's so funny that they think you are a Christian-hater, though. I have always thought that you go out of your way to point out that not all Christians are bad. Of course, the AFT people are the bad ones, so you criticize them - but even so, how can they accuse you of hating on the whole religion?

I hope one day I become notable enough to have them hating on me. You go, Dan.
Posted by Whoop Di Doo on June 29, 2011 at 8:59 PM · Report this
GLAMAZONIA 90
Dan / Helvetica

When I 1st moved to Seattle, you were one of the 1st queens I saw, and thought you were fantastic. I saw you at Gay Bingo both in and out of drag, and am honored to have been one of the Queens to later carry the torch for that event.

I disagree with your statement that you never earned the right to call yourself a 'real' queen simply because Zora painted your face. You tucked, wore the hose and the heels and I'm sure felt the pain both during and after - but suffered it all for the Art and entertainment.

You may not have made a 'career' of it, but you gave it your all whenever you went out. No drugstore make-up or a wig straight from the bag.

You gave us FACE, girl... !

Kudos to you,

Glamazonia
Miss Gay Seattle XLV

Posted by GLAMAZONIA http://facebook.com/glamazonia on January 26, 2010 at 11:59 PM · Report this
threnody 89
Um. I am confused about women on Slog not knowing how to put on makeup. It's featured in every magazine marketed towards girls or women every month and has been for my entire life. Pick up one magazine, ever, in a checkout line or dentist's office and you will know how to get "smoky (insert starlet of the month) eyes" or that "red (insert rockstar of the month) pout." How did you avoid this media bombardment? I am somewhat jealous...even though I like makeup.
Posted by threnody on January 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM · Report this
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@81:

They're called cross dressers.

Some. . . have a tough time letting go of their male / het privileges. Especially the ones from that generation.
Posted by trans i am on January 17, 2010 at 7:41 AM · Report this
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Very good, Dan, I'm impressed! All drag queens should look that good. Unless they're playing one of the ugly sisters in a pantomime.
Posted by YTAH http://ytah.wordpress.com/ on January 17, 2010 at 1:11 AM · Report this
no8do 86
@78 I went to the first annual drag show at Central in the Spring of 2006, and I'm pretty sure it's still going on. That was actually the first drag show I ever went to, come to think of it.
Posted by no8do on January 16, 2010 at 9:50 PM · Report this
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wow I thought this was gonna be a tease when I read the headline before clicking on it but no! Dang not just everyone can be hot either way! (don't mean to kiss ass just being honest)
Posted by QXZJ on January 15, 2010 at 10:14 PM · Report this
Nova 84
Kim, you can look on youtube to figure out how to put on makeup. Truth is, most girls look on youtube to figure out makeup. We just won't ever admit it
Posted by Nova on January 15, 2010 at 9:09 PM · Report this
borgboi 83
As a graphic design student in my first quarter of typography, I salute you! XO! =)
Posted by borgboi http://courtneycomfort.com/equalityday on January 15, 2010 at 6:26 PM · Report this
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i'm stealing every one of these, and using them, without permission.
Posted by Adrian Ryan on January 15, 2010 at 6:00 PM · Report this
Rhett Oracle 81
I've always liked 'Flame Retardant' as a drag name.

When I worked on cruise ships in the past mid-century, there was always a costume night. Back in the day, we carried a lot of military personnel on their way to or from US military bases in the Orient. Unfailingly, some butch sergeant (with wife in tow) or hot officer would be talked into appearing in the show.

Curiously, after the show, several guys wore their drag the rest of the evening, sitting at the bar with nyloned legs crossed, batting their eyes, having their cigarettes lit, daintily sipping Manhattans. So being in drag is not always a gay thing - it's an "I-want-to-be-someone-else-and-fuck-you-if-you-can't-deal thing.
Posted by Rhett Oracle on January 15, 2010 at 5:26 PM · Report this
Telsa Grills 80
1) Dan, thumbs up on being a modernist drag queen. The names are fantastic. But with names like that, you'd expect the look to be more like an "Addicted to Love" model. :)

2) The occasional transsexual woman does perform in drag — as as a drag king. I can still sorta do a young Morten Harket if I manage to get the makeup to do the chiselled contours just right.

3) Drag is performance. It's show. It's a lot of fun to be around, even if you're an audience or a spectator. It's eye candy for the flâneur (or flâneuse).

4) The discussion sub-threads above showing how drag queens make some people's sexuality get all tattered at the fringes is sorta lulzy.
Posted by Telsa Grills on January 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM · Report this
fannerz 79
I am a bi girl, and you are a gay man dressed as a woman. Question: Is my being turned on making me gayer or straighter?
Posted by fannerz on January 15, 2010 at 2:19 PM · Report this
danindowntown 78
I was telling friends about the time I saw you give a talk, in full drag, at the Central Washington University campus, in 1995 or 1996 and all of them being transplants didn' know that you did drag.

It was a great talk, I believe you had to be escorted to and from your car by campus police. I wonder if that would still be the case now?
Posted by danindowntown on January 15, 2010 at 1:41 PM · Report this
Violet_DaGrinder 77
So pretty. So geeky. <3
Posted by Violet_DaGrinder http://www.imeem.com/jukeboxmusic51/music/y1malqpG/prince-the-new-power-generation-featuring-eric-leeds-on-f/ on January 15, 2010 at 12:43 PM · Report this
Roma 76
Very attractive (in that glam way.) Definitely not ugly.

I've never been to a drag show but years ago I dated a woman who took me to a Halloween party in Tacoma where all the men were in drag. Some looked like women, and some did not (I still remember one short guy with a neck, arms and legs like tree trunks.) A few hours into the party, I see this stunning Asian woman come walk into the room. I turned to my girlfriend and said, "OK, now that's not a guy, right?". She laughed and said, "Oh yes it is...that's 'Miss Drag Tacoma' (or something like that)." The guy was Filipino and had very fine features which helped him look feminine. And, without all the makeup, he was probably a very good-looking man too.

The next day I told my friends about the evening, including my reaction upon seeing the gorgeous "woman." One friend, the most homophobic, insisted he wouldn't have found her attractive and, try as I might, I couldn't convince him otherwise.
Posted by Roma on January 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM · Report this
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Dan, you look amazing! Quite honestly, I never would have thought you'd make a pretty drag queen, but you do.

10 - Those are hilarious.

My favorite drag queen name is "Heleva Bottom-Parter," a reference to Helena Bonham Carter.
Posted by DJDeeJay on January 15, 2010 at 11:45 AM · Report this
More, I Say! 74
(see profile picture above)
Posted by More, I Say! on January 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM · Report this
More, I Say! 73
Drag for no other reason than it is really really fun to dress up. I think women can be drag queens, too, it's all about costumery and just going completely over the top....i love it! Nothing better than showing up to a party in a totally sweet-ass outrageous costume.
Posted by More, I Say! on January 15, 2010 at 10:01 AM · Report this
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Your drag name is the name of your first pet (That's your first name) and the street where you grew up (That's your last name.).

Mine is Lucky Park.
Posted by jeffg166 on January 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM · Report this
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I could see you leading the Conga line at the next Stranger happy hour with the song @62 mentioned. Very HAWT!!!
Posted by step child on January 15, 2010 at 8:50 AM · Report this
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totally miss the days of Dan doing drag MC duties at Gay Bingo, you know, back when Gay Bingo was, well, GAY and shit. Oh, and fun! Can't remember all the other places that I'd see him running in his heels - but those were some good times for sure.
Posted by TypeCaster on January 15, 2010 at 8:22 AM · Report this
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There's a batch of grad students in HIstory choosing you as their thesis subject right now, bless their hearts.
Posted by gloomy gus on January 15, 2010 at 8:10 AM · Report this
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@40: Speaking of grammar, the phrase, "commonly used version," does not take a hyphen between "commonly" and "used." It's one of the exceptions to the hyphenated compound-adjective rule: Left-hand components of a compound adjective that end in -ly that modify right-hand components that are past participles (ending in -ed) don't take a hyphen. Ain't grammar cool!?

Posted by pugster on January 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM · Report this
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OMG!!!!!!!!!! U WERE A PRETTY QUEEN!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Posted by embarrassed in kentucky on January 15, 2010 at 7:32 AM · Report this
mixy 66
I'm a HUGE drag show fan. I've always likened it to a kind of kabuki (not Dan Savage's name for porn, a.k.a. "kabuki sex") but real kabuki, where women's parts in dramas were always played by men who were incredibly adept dancers and really studied the mannerisms of women. These women-playing male actors (onnagata) were (and are) incredibly popular with male and female audiences because they embodied all the beautiful/tragic/fabulous/celebrated parts of women.

Anyway, Dan looks awesome. Nice lines!
Posted by mixy on January 15, 2010 at 6:28 AM · Report this
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If you don't know drag, then you don't think construction workers and cowboys are either hilarious or sexy, or a little bit of both.

I think even a space-alien could "get" drag, so why can't Stranger readers? For fuck's sake, it's been done since dresses were worn by men on a daily basis.

Geez the Pinks are everywhere.
Posted by Hellbound Alleee on January 15, 2010 at 2:30 AM · Report this
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You look like Donna Moss from the West Wing. :)
Posted by BrandonHilty on January 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM · Report this
MarkyMark 63
@59 exactly my thought! Drag queen, or blow-up love doll?

I think more appropriate names might have been Lotta Pancake or Spackle Plenty.
Posted by MarkyMark on January 14, 2010 at 11:43 PM · Report this
linda with a y 62
Dan you are ZiZZling all dragged

Party People All around me feeling hot hot hot
so we go rum bum bum bum, hot hot hot
Me mind on fire, me soul on fire, felling hot hot hot
people in the party, they feeling hot hot hot
they come to the party know what they got
Ole ~ Ole ~ Ole ~ Ole
Ole ~ Ole ~ Ole ~ Ole
They come to the party, know what they got
I'm hot, you're hot, he's hot, she's hot
How ya feeling? Hot Hot Hot
Come on let's do it, felling hot hot hot

No Regular Joe at this beauty queen party.
Posted by linda with a y on January 14, 2010 at 10:50 PM · Report this
Irena 61
Fnarf, considering the intimate knowledge I now have of your left nut, I can't imagine 5280's old musket shocking me all that much. Even all trussed up in tight pink panties.
Posted by Irena on January 14, 2010 at 10:40 PM · Report this
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I absolutely love that Dan was nerdy (or stoned) enough to have font names as his drag names. I'm not saying I disapprove (indeed, I think it's quite fantastic) I'm just saying I wish I had thought of it first.
Posted by Minion Semi Bold on January 14, 2010 at 10:12 PM · Report this
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The first pic makes Dan look like a living blow-up doll.
Posted by Latex Novelty Item on January 14, 2010 at 9:23 PM · Report this
Fnarf 58
@53, don't fall for it. 5280 just uses his sweetie-pie personality to lure you in so he can make you look at his enormous firearms.
Posted by Fnarf http://www.facebook.com/fnarf on January 14, 2010 at 9:04 PM · Report this
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@45:

it's more of a gay man thing. Not a trans thing. There are some crossdressers that 'do' drag... But as others have said, it's a performance not an idenity.
Posted by trans i am on January 14, 2010 at 8:58 PM · Report this
NumberOne 56
OMG its Sarah Jessica Parker!
http://www.goddess.com.au/AussieGoddess/…
Posted by NumberOne on January 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM · Report this
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You Go Girl!!!
Posted by MayDay on January 14, 2010 at 7:39 PM · Report this
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I love that drag name. In keeping with the typeface theme, I think Frutiger has a nice ring to it (not to mention that it looks nice).
Posted by brendan on January 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM · Report this
Irena 53
Dan, you are beautiful, a real bombshell. Those lips!

Dee @25, what's not to get? The point is entertainment. It's basically burlesque with a gender twist, enabling lots of innuendo, usually in the form of double entendres. I haven't seen a ton of drag shows, but the ones I have seen (in London) were very, very good -- funny and touching both.

@24, you're wrong. Drag doesn't "lampoon women," it send up feminine gender conventions, and it does this by exaggerating them wildly, calling attention to their fakeness and showing that gender is more performance than biology. (And Judith Butler used this idea to create the foundations of gender theory, although she separated gender performance, which is not voluntary, from drag, which is.) This "fundamental difference" you're talking about is completely superficial -- women are not born wearing high heels and fake eyelashes. Take it from RuPaul: "I do not impersonate females! How many women do you know who wear seven-inch heels, four-foot wigs, and skintight dresses?" And: "I don't dress like a woman; I dress like a drag queen!" (wikipedia)

And 5280: See, this is why you have managed to win me over. I disagree with you on almost everything, but once in a while you turn around and surprise me. Plus, you cracked me up on that ball-shaving thread. Cheers!
Posted by Irena on January 14, 2010 at 6:38 PM · Report this
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Dan, you're pretty hot! You're a prettier woman than I am! ;)
Posted by joybd on January 14, 2010 at 6:36 PM · Report this
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Your drag queen names were FONTS? You know that means, don't you, Dan?

It means you're a bigger journalism dork than you are a fag. Officially.

Lookin' good, though. :-)
Posted by laurelgardner http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5877570 on January 14, 2010 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Chefgirl 50
I was in the audience when you filled in as a witch. It was a performance in which Kevin broke the beer steins he was clinking together to make sound effects -- the broken glass fell on a "dead" body below him...she briefly re-animated to roll out of danger's way.

That was also a performance where you (Dan) pulled my dearest friend onto the stage during a banquet scene. His name was Devin and your conversation went like this:

Dan the witch: Oh I know who I want for my date. I've had my eye on you. (and then, upon seeing Dev's pecs) hey, what's this? You're not supposed to have bigger tits than the drag queen!"

(later, sitting down and snuggling with Devin): You're really cute. Are you straight?

Devin: No.

I'll remember that night forever Dan because it was one the last times I saw Devin before he and his partner got sick. They both died about a year before the HIV cocktails came into common use. So your witch, Macbeth and my sweetest friend are forever linked in my mind.
Posted by Chefgirl on January 14, 2010 at 6:25 PM · Report this
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I expected to be horrified. But, actually, not too bad, Dan. Bravo (brava?).
Posted by not so bad after all on January 14, 2010 at 6:14 PM · Report this
kim in portland 48
Nice job, Fifty-Two-Eighty.

I bet you looked delightful as a woman.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM · Report this
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43:
also google "Faux queen" (see also: Lady Gaga)

Men in drag are generally assumed to be gay, but that's not always fair or accurate.
Drag is generally considered distinct and separate from (though sometimes overlapping) fetish-transvestitism or Mtf / Ftm transsexualism. Transwomen aren't monolithic enough to all share one opinion on it. Some find it offensive or appopriative I'm sure. Others see it as a piece of gay male culture that can be offensive or can be awesome. Some transwomen have been drag queens either as an initial foray into their gender expression or as a career in which they don't need to worry so much about discrimination.
Posted by DragCub on January 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM · Report this
kim in portland 46
Hi Dee,

Emma's Bee has your back.

If your curious give it a try. Halloween or Mardi Gras might be a great time. It is a kick. I have breeder friends, they're married, who switch genders every Halloween for a talent show.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 14, 2010 at 5:58 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 45
OK, point by point:

So, if I (being a woman) dressed up all flashy and garish (no offense, but that is kind of the point,as I understand it) would I classify as being 'in drag'? Or, only if I dressed as a man? Only if you're dressed as a man; but you can still get some idea of the fun getting "all dolled-up."

Do women ever dress up in drag and attend these sorts of evenings? Sure; see Emma's link.

Are men in drag generally assumed to be gay? Yes, but it's not always true.

For some people, it must be more of a fetish thing than just 'fun', right? Yes, there's that contingent. You have to admit that all those slippery, sensuous clothes can be kind of a turn-on sometimes.

Is drag popular with transwomen? I can't answer that, but maybe someone else can.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on January 14, 2010 at 5:51 PM · Report this
Posted by emma's bee on January 14, 2010 at 5:38 PM · Report this
Dee 43
Kim and 5280 - Helpful as always :D

More questions:

So, if I (being a woman) dressed up all flashy and garish (no offense, but that is kind of the point,as I understand it) would I classify as being 'in drag'? Or, only if I dressed as a man? Do women ever dress up in drag and attend these sorts of evenings?

Are men in drag generally assumed to be gay?

For some people, it must be more of a fetish thing than just 'fun', right? Or, an identity thing, for transvestites? Is drag popular with transwomen?

Are there common events where women dress in drag as men? Or, is that not really a 'thing' like the reverse is?
Posted by Dee on January 14, 2010 at 5:31 PM · Report this
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@24:

yeah, that's about I see it. Drag kings and queens usually make fun of the stereotypes and cultural pressures with respect to sexuality and gender, not of actual men and women.

What I never got. . . is why is it a gayman© thing? (exception to #36) I just don't see the connection. They're good at it. . . but (shrug?)

i dunno. . . is it that the gay community allows for more playfulness and flexibility with gender? Is it just tradition? Way back when everybody was too drunk at the party to remember why they thought it was a good idea?

I need answers internets. Answers!
Posted by trans i am on January 14, 2010 at 5:19 PM · Report this
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You're so pretty Dan! If it weren't for the amazing biceps I'd be completely fooled.
Posted by zapfizzle on January 14, 2010 at 5:12 PM · Report this
DonBito 40
@37 - Isn't "that picture is me" a commonly-used, informal version of "that picture is OF me?" And doesn't that make the use of "me" correct?

Also, kill yourself if you care what the answer is.
Posted by DonBito on January 14, 2010 at 5:07 PM · Report this
emma's bee 39
Nice, Dan. I could swear I saw Helvetica down at Chester St in Champaign back in the really old days (when I as a tall lady would get mistaken for the unflashiest drag queen EVAH).
Posted by emma's bee on January 14, 2010 at 5:05 PM · Report this
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I approve of this.
Posted by Helvetica Bold on January 14, 2010 at 4:57 PM · Report this
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@ 18--actually, the correct (though dumb-sounding) usage after "is" is "I." You would only use "me" after a verb that does an action:

It is I.
He hits me.

Sorry.
Posted by English teacher on January 14, 2010 at 4:43 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 36
I've done my share of drag back when I could actually get into a size 14 dress. No, I'm not gay, and I definitely wasn't as good-looking as Dan (I had better legs, though).

What can I say? It's fun. Lots of fun. Any time you wear any kind of a costume, it gives you a license to be someone different than the person who looks back from the mirror every day. Nothing wrong with that.

And if you haven't done it, go ahead. You won't regret it.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on January 14, 2010 at 4:42 PM · Report this
kim in portland 35
Fifty-Two-Eighty,

Thank you. I do actually wear some, though minimal, makeup.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 14, 2010 at 4:36 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 34
Back in the day? Seems like yesterday to me.

Now I'm all happy/sad.
Posted by Bauhaus I on January 14, 2010 at 4:36 PM · Report this
kim in portland 33
Hi Dee,

What am I to explain? That I can't put on eyeliner to save my life or false lashes?

I think that the makeup is elaborate, because it is for the stage, vivid so it can be seen at a distance. I've always seen drag, as performance art. Some may see it as something else. That is because I used to perform and compete as a dancer. I've only performed in drag once in my life, as a dude. I wore combat fatigues, boots, a hat, a sock in my crotch, and had facial hair. It was fun to "fiddle" with junk I didn't actually have.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 14, 2010 at 4:34 PM · Report this
seandr 32
Hell, I'd make out with you.
Posted by seandr on January 14, 2010 at 4:34 PM · Report this
The Max 31
You're "Crying Game Moment" kind of hot in drag, Dan.
Posted by The Max on January 14, 2010 at 4:34 PM · Report this
Vince 30
Wasn't your name Sonya T. Pettibone?
Posted by Vince on January 14, 2010 at 4:30 PM · Report this
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@20 - Choosing a pun for a screen name is like taking a dump in a community pool. Only the one who did it thinks it's funny.
Posted by coljack on January 14, 2010 at 4:26 PM · Report this
Uriel-238 28
That's pretty fucking hot, Dan.

Now I want a paranym after a font.
Posted by Uriel-238 on January 14, 2010 at 4:25 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 27
the only time i saw you in drag you pulled me onto your lap in the bathroom of the old COCA on 1st. you had on thigh-high boots. maybe 1993/4? though straight, i didn't get flustered or panic and you were disappointed.
Posted by Max Solomon on January 14, 2010 at 4:25 PM · Report this
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I never pictured you as a sans-serif drag queen.
Posted by maccoinnich on January 14, 2010 at 4:23 PM · Report this
Dee 25
I don't "get" the whole drag thing. Don't get me wrong, I have absolutely no issue with it. I just don't get it. I mean, what's the point of it? And why the ever-elaborate makeup? Anyone care to explain (Kim, I'm looking at you)?
Posted by Dee on January 14, 2010 at 4:19 PM · Report this
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@11 Nope. Drag is a caricature of stereotypical femininity. Hence my comparison.

A guy may be gay, but he's still a guy. Women are fundamentally different and not to be lampooned for purposes of outrageousness.

I'll be honest - I'm not all that worked up about it, but it's a fun argument.
Posted by coljack on January 14, 2010 at 4:18 PM · Report this
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Hubba hubba!

A friend of mine swears that several years ago he saw you on UW campus once in drag as . . . some local conservative lady politician of whom you were making fun. Can you confirm/deny/provide the name of said politician?
Posted by lilzilla on January 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM · Report this
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i thought you were going to supply "evidence to the contrary." where is it? an ugly drag queen is what i see, even if you did seem to walk around with a photographer from the Barbara Walter's school of filters.
Posted by draggin me down on January 14, 2010 at 4:16 PM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 21
Aw, Kim, you look just fine without it.
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty http://www.nra.org on January 14, 2010 at 4:15 PM · Report this
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@5, making analogies like that is the racial equivalent of being a douche.
Posted by mai naim hear on January 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM · Report this
kim in portland 19
Very nice, Dan. You look lovely, very hot, and like you were having a lot of fun.

I wish I had someone like Zora to do my makeup, I have never got the art down.
Posted by kim in portland http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/11/fast-paced_video_provides_a_fu.html on January 14, 2010 at 4:10 PM · Report this
Mrs Jarvie 18
@8 No, Dan was correct. The Stranger has a article in the Best of the Stranger section that reviews these common grammatical errors. Remember this rule: If you are wondering whether to use "I" or "me", just remove the other people from the sentience. To use the example in question, Dan said "That last picture is me and Kevin Kent and Kirby Genasci backstage at Re-bar during the run of Greek Active's Macbeth":

That last picture is me backstage at Re-bar during the run of Greek Active's Macbeth.

That last picture is I backstage at Re-bar during the run of Greek Active's Macbeth.

"Me" is correct, "I" is not.
Posted by Mrs Jarvie on January 14, 2010 at 4:09 PM · Report this
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haha damn dan come do a guest spot with us at rplace for lashes! or ya'll should at least do a story on the drag in this town, there are only three weekly shows which all have their own flavor and crowds.

yeah shameless plug, whatever, hehe. we could swap stories, we have a 'friend' in common.
Posted by DonnaTella on January 14, 2010 at 4:08 PM · Report this
Mary P. Traverse 16
First: Best. Drag name. EVER.

Second: You were GORGEOUS. I can't believe you won't do drag anymore. Bitch.
Posted by Mary P. Traverse http://dinosaurnews.tumblr.com on January 14, 2010 at 4:08 PM · Report this
Baconcat 15
If I ever had a drag name, it would be Cheyenne Demure.

Or maybe Linda Reed. Or Nita Colt-Shower.
Posted by Baconcat on January 14, 2010 at 4:07 PM · Report this
Julie in Eugene 14
Wow. You looked way hotter than I expected. I don't know whether that's an actual compliment or a backhanded compliment, but it's the truth. I did not expect you to be that hot in drag.
Posted by Julie in Eugene on January 14, 2010 at 4:04 PM · Report this
Annag 13
This rules.
Posted by Annag on January 14, 2010 at 4:03 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 12
Those were the good ole days huh Dan!
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on January 14, 2010 at 3:59 PM · Report this
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@5 A joke, right?
Posted by olechka on January 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM · Report this
RugbySkin 10
"Aunt Tia Borshun" was always my favorite drag name. "Marion McKuzzins" is a close second.
Posted by RugbySkin on January 14, 2010 at 3:55 PM · Report this
Soupytwist 9
Oh Dan, you are a delight!
Posted by Soupytwist http://twitter.com/katherinesmith on January 14, 2010 at 3:52 PM · Report this
mkyorai 8
"...Kevin Kent, Kirby Genasci and I, backstage..."
Posted by mkyorai on January 14, 2010 at 3:51 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 7
More feminine than Ann Coulter, and certainly a better blowjob.
Posted by Sir Vic on January 14, 2010 at 3:50 PM · Report this
nicholaus 6
As a straight boy, I give my official seal of approval for Zora's makeup job!
Posted by nicholaus on January 14, 2010 at 3:50 PM · Report this
5
Going out in drag is the gender equivalent of blackface.
Posted by coljack on January 14, 2010 at 3:46 PM · Report this
4
In three, two,...
Posted by sfspaceboy on January 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM · Report this
spondee 3
Hey, is that Carrie Prejean?
Posted by spondee on January 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Gitai 2
The only time I ever saw you in drag was 1996 when you were dressed as Ellen Craswell. That was much funnier, though obviously not as cute.
Posted by Gitai on January 14, 2010 at 3:45 PM · Report this
1
Lookin' hot Dan!
Posted by olechka on January 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM · Report this

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