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  •  i had an anthropology teacher (none)
    who explained to class that if you chose ten people out of any given population who you guessed were gay, 7 out 10 times you'd probably be right. same goes for picking 10 straight people.

    in retrospect, clearly his formula was a little simple-minded. my feeling as a straight person with quite a few gay friends is that life experience has a big effect on your ability to predict who is or isn't gay. i think life experience also has a big effect on whether or not you will admit to yourself that you're gay.

    it's funny, when i attend gay events or bars, i always leave thinking, EVERYONE is gay godammit!

    but cheez, wouldn't it be cool if we lived in a world where who a person was sleeping with mattered about as much as what their favorite kind of food was???

    The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. --Yeats

    by JaneKnowles on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 05:44:06 AM PST

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    •  Actually (none)
      Their favorite food is more important to me then who they like to sleep with. This is because it's much easier to tell if someone's gay then if they're vegetarian. And since it's more likely that I will cook for them than sleep with them, this is a more important question. ;-)

      Plane Crazy
      Who loves to cook, likes antiques, loves MGM musicals, knows that windows have treatments, but, unfortunately, doesn't use any "products". Gayar says, "Straight!"  Hobbies and interests don't always tell you. :-)

      "It is hard to fight anger, for a man will buy revenge with his soul." Heracleitus, 500 BCE

      by PlaneCrazy on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 06:04:15 AM PST

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      •  haha very funny plane (none)
        then there's me:

        i like to oogle pretty women in magazines, i love watching baseball and basketball(and have even had a fantasy b-ball team) whose players i also like to drool over, i hate to make plans or committments and i can't stand to cook. you might guess that i'm a man, baby, but i'm not!

        so i agree, hobbies and interests do not always tell you!

        The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. --Yeats

        by JaneKnowles on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 06:27:22 AM PST

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        •  Me and my husband . . . (none)
          . . . always have a good laugh over the fact that I am the one who drinks beer, cooks barbeque and uses power tools, while he bakes bread and hates sports.

          On the other hand, he's hairstyle-impaired and I like musicals, so we haven't completely swapped roles.

          To none will we sell, to none deny or delay, right or justice. Magna Carta 1215

          by Robespierrette on Sun Feb 20, 2005 at 11:46:16 AM PST

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