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Men's Aerobic Championships, 1990 [20070111|22:00]
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One of my friends mailed this to me, calling it the gayest thing he'd ever seen. I'm inclined to disagree, probably because I was unable to make it past 4:49 before having to close the browser window. I would insist that it might qualify as the campest thing I've ever seen, but certainly not the gayest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b06exGCPThQ

Opinions?

Poll #905024 Camp vs. Gay

First of all, did you make it all the way through the video?

My tolerance for spandex is unlimited.
7(25.0%)
Oh god, my eyes, my beautiful eyes.
21(75.0%)

Campest or gayest?

Campest
20(71.4%)
Gayest
8(28.6%)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:35 (UTC)
I agree with your well-considered and very serious assessment.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2007-01-12 00:46 (UTC)
First thought? This *had* to be from the early 90s.

Second ? Is it evol that I'd want to hang out in the gym to watch the other males squirm as our participants practiced their routines?

Third: OM*G, couldn't hold myself up like that even w/ the aid of a 2x4 & an air pump. Leik wow.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:36 (UTC)
Never mind the spandex, the feathered hair is a dead giveaway!
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[User Picture]From: chibaraki
2007-01-12 01:27 (UTC)
.......I dunno, can it be both the gayest AND the campest? Because the only way it could get much gayer is if it gave relationship and fashion advice and spoke with a lisp.

It wasn't the spandex that got me, though, it was the fact that all those guys were being all :D :D :D through the entire thing. @_@
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[User Picture]From: behsharam
2007-01-12 14:36 (UTC)
It wasn't the spandex that got me, though, it was the fact that all those guys were being all :D :D :D through the entire thing.

Same here. I think a person has to be on some serious drugs to look that giddy.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:38 (UTC)
But it had feathered hair. I can't take it seriously if it has feathered hair, so I don't want it to be gayest. The version of gay that I like is more subtle.
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[User Picture]From: shamroq
2007-01-12 02:17 (UTC)
I'm torn. This is very likely how middle America sees the baseline gay man, so in that sense it is a ridiculously campy mock up of homosexuality. That said, most of those guys have to be pretty fucking gay so can it be anything but gayest?
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[User Picture]From: mysti77
2007-01-12 10:01 (UTC)
I actually watched the entire thing because I'm at work and everyone was laughing at it so we kept it running (and today hardly anyone's in the office as it's the company's winter meeting and ball).

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:41 (UTC)
I'm impressed by your perseverance. I think I must buy you a drink!
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From: happysurveyor
2007-01-12 12:03 (UTC)
Camp - yes. Gay - not necessarily, camp is possible without being gay. Camp wins.

They did have very cute bums though.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:43 (UTC)
That was my opinion, too, and as youraugustine pointed out, there's no on-camera gay action, so it can't be gayest.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2007-01-12 18:01 (UTC)
I was unable to make it past 4:49 before having to close the browser window.

... so you missed the Canadian guy in the sports bra?! tsk, tsk.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:43 (UTC)
You'll be happy to know that your comment caused me to go back and watch the rest of it later.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2007-01-14 00:51 (UTC)
Oh my god. I had no idea that this was a thing! All over the world! No wonder we're all fat. We're too homophobic to put on some spandex and work out for fear of looking gay.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2007-01-16 23:45 (UTC)
I think gyms should make spandex, leg warmers and headbands mandatory. Then everyone will look equally silly and no one will be self-conscious!
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