FOF #1938 – How Teletubbies and Soloflex Made Us Even More Gay

Feb 17, 2014 · 1985 views

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A lot of the things we love on the Internet was mostly developed by people who came of age in the early 90s. It’s a big reason why the corporate logos for such titans as Google and EBay look like they were designed by three year olds.

Today we’re taking a look at awesome stuff that inspired us in our formative years to be fabulously gay, and how it influenced the internet to be the way it is today.


  1. Toby says:

    You guys are the best. keep up the good work!

  2. Bill says:

    The “International Male” pirate shirt you mentioned was called the “Swashbuckler”. LoL It was featured in all there catalogs. A friend of mine wanted one but never ordered it. He wanted me to get it so he could wear it. I just couldn’t do it being it had a full lace up front with ruffle trim! It looked right off of the cover of a Fabio romance novel! I miss the old “I.M.” Catalog! Plus it had all that mesh/see through pastel and neon colored clothing that was very “Right Said Fred”!

  3. Ellen Page not on your gaydar?! Watch one of her first films Hard Candy, she screams baby dyke. Crazy intense low budget movie with a cameo by Sandra Oh. Most of Page’s characters are not your girl-next-door types.

    As for “lesbian”, I am not a fan either. I always say I am gay. To me the word lesbian doesn’t roll off the tongue. Plus, gay is gay regardless of gender. It might also be because I don’t really claim many of the feminine describing words because I do not look like a girly girl.

    Love ya guys! My two cents.

  4. TheOneDoc says:

    Thank you for bringing up Diamanda Galás. Love her work.

    • I actually had the pleasure of meeting her out of costume, make-up at an art gallery opening in Houston years ago (in 1992) she was sweet, kind and nice. Which is a big surprise, because she comes across as this intense bad-ass in her work and interviews, but interpersonally she’s very warm.

  5. Aaron says:

    That scratching noise at around 37:30, when you were talking about Rihanna, was that the sound of Marc licking the microphone? 😀

  6. Aaron says:

    It sounds normal when I play it on my laptop speakers, but it sounded really weird on my headphones. Bravo to Marc for thinking outside the sound-effects box! 😉

    I was just now playing it for Angie, I guess it’s actually at 48:00. I don’t know where I got “37:30” from.

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