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different (s)pokes for different folks -- the Danny Damon Story continues


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You'll remember a *very* long dialogue erupting over the legitimacy -- in particular his age, but later whether it was him or his 'agent' that was doing the talkin' -- of DANNY DAMON in San Francisco. Four favorable reviews were posted, but later taken down by HooBoy when they were discovered to be the work of the agent, not legit reviewers.

 

My own, rather unfavourable, review finally went up, in which I itemised a number of misrepresentations, as objectively as I could, before turning to the specifics of an encounter that lasted barely 15 minutes. Well, a extremely *favorable* review has now been posted, in which the client obviously had a *much* better time than me. So, different spokes for different folks, as we say here in Blighty (I'm British; do you have the same expression, or is it an American one anyway that we've appropriated?), and I'm sure that -- if you bring a different fantasy set/expectations, it is bound to be different. I'm glad to see that the review did acknowledge several of the same facts that I pointed to -- eg the puppy fat, and more accurately quotes his dick size as 7" rather than the 9" we were all previously misled about -- but I'd like to make one comment on what I called Danny's "rather camp demeanor" but the new review cites as slight effeminacy -- and tries to suggest that this is obviously an issue for me, rather than Danny. ("If you are very disturbed by slight effeminicy, I think its more your problem than his.") Again, its a question of fantasy: sorry, but I want my men to be men and my boys to be boys -- if I wanted to hire a girl, I'd do that instead! I've never doubted that Danny would have his fans -- and wish him good luck. My gripe was with the wrong facts being presented.

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LAST EDITED ON Apr-30-01 AT 05:13PM (EST)[p]>In Colorado and Texas, one is

>more likely to hear "different

>strokes for different folks".

 

In the Carolinas or Kentucky, "different smokes for different folks"! :-)

In West Hollywood, it's "different blokes for different folks."

In Amsterdam, it's "different tokes for different folks."

In Atlanta, it's "different Cokes for different folks."

In the Sierra Club, they say "diffent oaks for diffent folks."

 

Oh, and what happened to his reviews? I still think the bloke needs to smoke a toke with a Coke under the oak.

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Yes, "American" for that is "different STROKES for different folks". I don't know if "the colonists" perverted a British expression, or if you Limeys mangled a red-blooded American one. Any Aussies out there? Or New Zealanders (what's the slang term for a New Zealander, anyway?)?

 

The American expression always struck me as suggestive and somewhat off-color (think: what kind of imagery does it suggest?, and I have seen reference to corresponding expressions in some other languages which are entirely explicit and don't leave anything to the imagination, and which are therefore much less used in "polite conversation"). Perhaps "spokes" is a substitute for "strokes" in Britain for that reason (if indeed the original expression is "strokes"), in the same way that "bloody" in its slang meaning in Britain was originally a euphemism for "by our Lady" (to avoid blasphemy), and only later took on a more charged meaning. That sort of substitution happens a lot: Gee, Jeez, Gosh, dagnabbit, and so on.

 

There are other suggestive things like "different strokes" too, for example "brown-nosing". (Where do you suppose that could come from?) These and some others have penetrated into normal usage, even long before the recent explosion of being able to say almost anything on TV or anywhere else, and people seem to be unaware of where they come from. They are used freely by young children, demure women, reserved men, elderly grandmothers and anyone else. I'm quite amazed sometimes at who produces these expressions, apparently without realizing what they represent.

 

Is it just me, or does anyone else feel the connection to the original imagery when these expressions are used?

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I think we're going AWAY from teh issue. TopBear *does* have a point in saying that there are a lot of people who look fo rmasculinity in their escorts. I must agree that it was below the belt for the other reviewer to take aim at TopBear's 'observation' that Danny Damon has a camp demeanor.

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Personally I am absolutely tired of anyone saying anything about Danny Damon, positive, negative or inbetween. When the gentleman gave me an alternative subject for his own thread I ran with it.

 

I think that the slang term for New Zealander is Kiwi, but I could easily be wrong.

 

BTW, the link on another thread to a New Zealand paper brought up, along with what it was supposed to, a wonderful, long line of links to stories and pictures in that newspaper about The Lord of the Rings movie. Including a gorgeous picture of a mountainside castle and the writer saying that the director looks more like a hobbit than any of the actors he hired to play them - I agree - and a link to a wonderful site by the actor playing Gandalf, who also played Magneto, but whose name I have unfortunately confused with someone else's. Did you know that he is a very open gay activist in his home England?

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>I think that the slang term

>for New Zealander is Kiwi,

>but I could easily be

>wrong.

 

Yes, it is. I had forgotten. Thanks for reminding me.

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