Friday, November 10, 2006

TIGF!!! (That's Incredibly Gay Friday): Does this gay man scarf make me look gay? A brief look at various Scooby Doo characters


So, is it the man, or is it the ascot? Since the dawn of time, er...at least 70 years, there have been people working on this question. Even our friend, Fred Jones, is a bit mystified by this.

Fred gave up a part of his manhood to appear more sleuthy. He still managed to pull some feline, but, then again, what really happened between him and Daphne? Well, I think it is safe to say that Fred liked Daphne a lot, jeepers! Maybe, his choice to wear an ascot was part of his attempts to soften his image and appear less jockish. Maybe, he was born with the predisposed drive to wear an ascot. Who knows.

I think one thing is for sure...

Fred liked touching scary monsters. Was he a variation, a hybrid, of a necrophilliac and one who lays with the beasts of the field? Seriously, don't leave this guy, alone or otherwise, n the same room as Sasquatch. He just might try to pull of that mask and meddle a bit.

People say that Velma was the gay one of the bunch, but I have evidence to support otherwise...

Notice the longing and the look. She has always wanted Fred, but is lost in her world of clues. How can a Velma compete in a Daphne world?

Really, the ascot is not to blame here. Ascots are TIGF, but this next character about took the whole gang down to his level, and is just plain gay, in that "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" kind of way...

You can't hang an ascot on this travesty.

18 comments:

Clearlykels said...

You know, there are some people who know how to wear an ascot well. I admire those people.

cindra said...

Velma was looking at Daphne. And let's not even go there with the relationship between Shaggy and Scoob...

cindra said...

I'm not gonna come visit you anymore if you don't (ack)nowlege me in your link list. Are you embarrassed of me because I have a schlocky family blog? It's not my fault I have to be all nice and shit because my entire family lurks there.

And will you email me the email you emailed before? I don't have it and want it. Tom doesn't share info that goes to his computer. Thanks.

Jules said...

Yeah... I never did do the Scooby Doo thing... this cartoon and Winnie the Pooh make me cringe. Sorry Grunty!

blog Portland said...

I think Velma let Shaggy plow her when he got all high, but she was TOTALLY thinking of Fred the whole time.

goldennib said...

Is that ascok 12 inches, do you think?

Photogirl said...

poor Velma. no one ever goes for the smart brunette.

Sun Follower said...

Wasn't it Carly Simon who once sang: "You walked into the party,
Like you were walking onto a yacht,
Your hat strategically dipped below one eye,
Your scarf it was apricot" - -

I believe she was referring to the ascot of this womanizer, no?

Happy Friday!

Just Tom said...

Fred is a great choice for TIGF! He was like the guy you went to high school with that was kind of jocky but you always wondered and then at your 10 year reunion he's come out and shows up with his boyfriend and your like, "I knew it!"

But, does this mean I have to throw out my ascot?

Outdoorsy Girl said...

Ah, the post I have been waiting for! I'm not sure just what Freddy boy was trying to pull with his orangey ascot. Maybe it was because he was trying to soften his jockishness to win over Daphne. Perhaps he really was gay. Or maybe he was the original metrosexual...notice how he chooses orange as the color of his TIGF ascot which is a complimentary color to his blue collar. Also important to note is that this collar is a perfect match to his pants. Jinkies!

The Grunt said...

Kels~ I do too. There is a fine line between refinement and camp, though.

Cindra~ Yeah, I needed to do a whole other post if I were to tackle Shaggy and Scoob. Your blog has nothing to do with why I haven't put you and Tom on my sidebar, yet. It has everything to do with me avoiding any kind of blog maintenence. I have been lazy about it and both of you are more than sidebar worthy. It will be up soon. I assumed that the email would be read by both you and Tom, even though I addressed Tom. It was a good email and we were totally talking about you behind your back;) You are allowed to slug me on the arm, now.

Jules~ Oh, Heavenly Father! How will I go on living without Jules approval? Take it easy, toots. I am not a fragile little boy. My dad was a freaking Sargeant First Class during Korea. He yelled and yelled, put me down, and then took shit away from me, yelled some more, and manipulated me into the man I am today. There really should be more fathers like him.

JJ~ I could totally see that happening. The next day Shaggy would be complaining to Scoob, "Oh wow, Scoob! Like, my crotch is all itchy and I'm real paranoid. Do we have any leftover pizza?"
Scooby: "Ruh-uh."
Shaggy: "Wow, like, some best friend you turned out to be. I feel c-cold."

Why do I have to ruin everything that is good?

Nessa~ Are you saying that there is a correlation between the size of a man's ascot and his schwansenoodle?

Celeste~ Yeah, what's up with that?

Sun~ "Your so vain!" My favorite part of that song is when she is singing about "clouds in my coffee". Yes, there is something about vanity and overcompensation. That's Scrappy Doo in a nutshell.

Tom~ I believe it is the man, not the ascot. So, you are safe. I know a few of those jocks. It is quite amusing.

O-girl~ You know I always deliver.

Gentleman-hobbs said...

Now I understand why everyone calls them interfering kids! Bet they're all bank atr it when the cartoonists close the book the dirty so and sos

Mayden's Voyage said...

This was fun :)
And now I've spent too much time thinking about this cartoon-

I think Scooby was the only one who ever got lucky- and Scrappy doo was his love child...the mom was some poor stray who fell for those big brown eyes.

The rest of the team didn't seem to have much of a life, or a wardrobe, did they? :)

goldennib said...

Grunty: I would never suggest size is of importance, especially for someone like Fred, who has so much to offer.

Christielli said...

Maybe Velma likes both Fred and Velma? There may be a total freak lurking behind her book-ish facade.

Güggs said...

ascots are bringing sexy back

Kayla said...

Poor Velma...
Could she be any more homely?
Maybe Fred can do a few tricks with that handy dandy ascot?
hehe

cindra said...

SLUG! Bap on the head! Aaaaaah. I feel better. You? No worries...we all get to be blog lazy now and then...NOOGIE!