May 16, 2018

"Everyone is friendly enough and there’s the right amount of perversion. So what’s the problem? The host."

"He’s loud and annoying. He insists on putting classical music on. (I don’t have a problem with the music, but it doesn’t set the mood very well.) He tells the same lame jokes every time he’s pissing on someone. He will complain that people say they're coming and don’t show. If you are having a moment with someone, he will invariably interrupt and say, 'What’s going on here!?' while he horns in on the action.... It’s his party, and props to him for hosting it... Do you have any suggestions?"

A question for Dan Savage. I'm not interested in the answer to the question, by the way, even though this gets my "etiquette" tag and I've been interested in etiquette over the years. (There are 436 posts with that tag!) I'm just amused by the question, especially the classical music detail.

44 comments:

MadisonMan said...

If you don't like the host, why are you at his party?

An invitation typically does not mean attendance is mandatory. Unless you're afraid of missing out on something -- which I suspect the letter writer is -- in which case you take the good with the bad. Or the bad with the worse.

Roy Jacobsen said...

"He tells the same lame jokes every time he’s pissing on someone."

Literally pissing? Micturating?

That is literally sick.

Ann Althouse said...

Yes, literally.

Caldwell Titcomb IV said...

Do you have any suggestions?

Yes.

YoungHegelian said...

He insists on putting classical music on.

Handel's Water Music?

YoungHegelian said...

Or, maybe Leslie Gore's It's My Party & I'll Piss Where I Want To?

Martin said...

What is "the right amount of perversion"?

Like the article about twinks, this is another sign of the decadence of our dominant culture, but otherwise of no interest.

tcrosse said...

Tant pis.

Etienne said...
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rhhardin said...

The villains in movies like classical music in their lairs.

n.n said...

Trans-social.

Freeman Hunt said...

Is it Handel's Water Music?

I'm shocked that a guy who throws parties for people to pee on each other might be lacking in social graces.

Freeman Hunt said...

YH beat me to it!

Freeman Hunt said...

"This is supposed to be a polite peeing party!"

langford peel said...

Looks like it's celebrate perverts day here at Althouse.

Bay Area Guy said...

Isn't Dan Savage that weird gay dude, who got really mad at Republicans, and went around licking door knobs to hopefully infect them with something?

Let the freak show continue!

William said...

I'm just curious as to what the lame jokes were and what is the appropriate music to play at piss parties. I wonder how people who were enthusiastic about piss parties hooked up before the Internet. Furries too. This must be the greatest age in the history of humanity for people with weird sex fetishes.

Bay Area Guy said...

Call me crazy, but I prefer not to piss on my friends at parties. It spoils the guacamole.

tcrosse said...

I'm just curious as to what the lame jokes were

Piss on them if they can't take a joke.

traditionalguy said...
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traditionalguy said...

I am serioulsy pissed off at this entire thing. Everybody should be the judge of their own level of the amount of perversion going on. And what about the First Amendment freedom to piss in public so long as it does not interfere with the rights of another Pisser?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

He tells the same lame jokes every time he’s pissing on someone.

Sorry, didn't see you there. I was aiming for the bed the Obamas had slept in.

Ryan said...

The person asking the question wants to go to a house party and get it on with someone. But classical music doesn't set the right mood for making out. I can see that point.

tcrosse said...

It seems like it would be much more difficult to aim if one were, like, aroused.

Inga said...

Are you a Peeliever?

Teller said...

Pee-wee's Playhouse.

Earnest Prole said...

He who pays the piper calls the tune, so I don't even understand the grammar of the question.

Jim at said...

I hope I live long enough to piss on Dan Savage's grave.

Gunner said...

Dan Savage has matured from licking doorknobs to shilling for any Democrat as long as he/she/xe is cool with gay/trannies and anti-Christianity.

Sebastian said...

"He insists on putting classical music on."

I didn't know there were such classy piss parties.

There's hope for civilization.

YoungHegelian said...

As anyone who's ever had a pet with pee "issues" knows, it takes just the tiniest little bit of urine to stink a place up. So, my question is: unless you hold the party in the bathtub, how does one possibly clean up after such a soiree? All it would take is just one clown with, literally in this case, piss-poor aim, & your house would be uninhabitable.

Bill Peschel said...

YoungHegelian's question reminds me: Do they hold these parties during asparagus season? That would be really vile.

Bay Area Guy said...

Here's the story about Dan Savage licking doorknobs and this is a direct quote from Dan:

I went from doorknob to doorknob. They were filthy, no doubt, but there wasn’t time to find a rag to spit on. My immune system wasn’t all it should be—I was in the grip of the worst flu I had ever had—but I was on a mission. If for some reason I didn’t manage to get a pen from my mouth to Gary’s hands, I wanted to seed his office with germs, get as many of his people sick as I could, and hopefully one of them would infect the candidate.

So, much as it pains me to confirm a hateful stereotype of gay men—we will put anything in our mouths—I started licking doorknobs. The front door, office doors, even a bathroom door. When that was done, I started in on the staplers, phones and computer keyboards. Then I stood in the kitchen and licked the rims of all the clean coffee cups drying in the rack.

So, we are left with 2 conclusions. Either Dan Savage is a weird sicko, not representative of the gay community or he is a weird sicko that is representative of the gay community.

Either way, I'm surprised he still has a job after this admission.

Big Mike said...

@YoungHegelian, it says in the article that the parties are in the host’s back yard. Must be a very secluded back yard filled with strange odors and a lot of dead vegetation.

Fred Woudstra said...

Ann, this topic doesn't suit you or me. May have to go elsewhere.

William said...

This is the definitive answer to the question we've all wondered about: what sort of person would ask Dan Savage for advice?

Titus said...

I am not into Piss. Dudes have asked me to piss on them but I just can't.

I have limits.

tits.

tcrosse said...

I am not into Piss. Dudes have asked me to piss on them but I just can't.

How many have told you it's raining ?

wildswan said...

Probably the host is trying to keep the neighbours from complaining. "Well, they start up with classical music and ... and ... ... the other day they were fighting about the music because it was classical ... andthentheywelltheypeeoneachother and they're ruining a lot of music for me."

Will Cate said...

Oh for God's sake... classical music and a boorish host? For someone who shows up to be urinated upon, aren't these somewhat petty complaints?

Michelle Dulak Thomson said...

WTF is it with classical music, anyway? Just last week I heard a KALW host(ess) say that if we lost KALW, all we'd have to listen to would be right-wing talk, religious programming, and classical music. We should be so lucky.

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Twelve Kanaw said...

You'd be pissed too if it happened to you.

Doug said...

Oh, those gay men! Bet you the party gets REALLY hot when some invitee gets diarreah!