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Re: "if that makes any difference"

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 2, 2005, 0:00
On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 12:05:43AM +0100, Andreas Johansson wrote:

> Well, I've actually been taken for an Italian, based on my looks of > all things. Apparently, there are people who think the stereotypical > Italian man is tall and blue-eyed, with light brown hair.
Well, sure, that's only logical. Italy is where Rome is, Rome is the headquarters of the Catholic Church, and that's what Jesus looked like, so . . . ;-)
> Online I'm taken for American with a certain regularity
Well, THAT you can take feel free to take offense at. :)
> People sometimes assume I'm gay, and I can't > really work out why; it's certainly not my fashion sense.
The fashion sense thing is overrated, IME, despite Bravo television programmes which indicate otherwise. None of my gay friends are particularly fashionable, although one of my gay coworkers is very well-groomed.
> Possibly relatedly, I've also been accused of having a pathological lack of > homophobia.
Really. Not being homophobic is a disease now? Interesting.
> I don't have a car, and if I had one I wouldn't put bumper stickers on it.
Amen. Magnets are OK, but bumper stickers just ruin the finish. :) -Marcos