Stick Shift: the gay car of the week blog at Vanity Fair ... who knew?

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    Aug 04, 2008 11:40 AM GMT
    "You’re an outdoorsy gay guy who enjoys running, kayaking, and trail biking. You’re between 29 and 59, but you look young for your age. You own an oversized shelter rescue dog who loves the rapids. You live in Denver, Colorado, with your partner, in a Craftsman bungalow that some heretic ranchified back in the 60s, but you’re restoring it to its former glory yourselves—a project that justifies pilgrimages to architectural salvagers all over the Mountain Time Zone. You need the cargo room, flexibility, and off-road capabilities of an S.U.V., but hate that category’s conspicuous size and desperate macho-ness. Plus, you consider yourself a steward of the environment. What do you drive?"

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/style/2008/07/stick-shift-the-gay-car-of-the-week.html
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    Aug 04, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    My partner was driving one when we first started dating.... we camped in the back on a trip to New Hampshire!
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    Aug 04, 2008 5:36 PM GMT
    Hahah whats odd is that this describes me (except for being partnered, darn it) ...

    ... I don't drive an Element though. Given the 2008 mileage data averaging at 20.5 mpg, my Xterra is no less "green" at 21mpg.

    Anyone want to help me restore my house that someone effed up in the 50's? hehhe.
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    Aug 06, 2008 11:35 AM GMT
    hAaha... the Element is kinda 'gay' cuz of its uniqueness, but i have never considered it a gay vehicle only cuz most of the people i see driving them are couples... and older ones at that.
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    Aug 06, 2008 12:02 PM GMT
    Well, It certainly is one of the ugliest cars ever. Other than that I can't immagine any self respecting outdoors man (gay or straight) driving anything as comercialy counterproductive as this "thing". Unless you see outdoor living as taking the highway to your semi luxuary outdoor bungalo in some exclusive resort. Trust me. I have been living on and between several bushveld and agricultural farms all my life and have never met a well established outdoors man, hunter or farmer who will even consider wasting their money on such a piece of uncreative and impractical excrement.

    And there I thought this was a butch site... (Ha ha ha...icon_rolleyes.gifwhat a joke)