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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pocket the difference!










Personally, I was never into drive-by billboards. I enjoyed a bit of mystery, but this certainly is quaintly nostalgic, no?

20 comments:

  1. I believe I'm an autumn.
    This list is from Carole Jackson's classic _Color Me Beautiful_, right?

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  2. I have to say that I always favored a red hankie! But lately I'm into light blue.

    The hankie code is due for a return (notice I didn't say comeback).

    I pronounce it "IN".

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  3. jason, you're spot on, though i don't think true subscribers worried about seasons.

    and ay, i'll never be able to think of you the same again. red...oh my.

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  4. I havent really seen a mustard coloured hankie, is that because everyone is lying?

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  5. My Auntie was a Dildoe driver - oh, wait she was a DeSoto driver.

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  6. until your uncle found her firedome.

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  7. fb: maybe there'll be a new line of colors when the hankies make their return and puce will certainly be de rigueur.

    david: i wouldn't know from mustard. relish, perhaps, but not mustard.

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  8. I hate to be the bearer of the news, but it's later than you think. They're Baaaaack. In last months issue of a gay rag here in LA The Hankie Code was proudly printed on the inside back cover!

    I also read a few months ago that some queen came up with an iphone app for them. Purpose: when you are at the internet cafe working on your blog, you simply download your colored hankie of choice and then place the phone on either the right or the left side of your laptop!

    Sheesh!

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  9. sheesh is right!

    piss on me, but don't piss on my phone.

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  10. They need to have a "creme, baby blue and brown" hanky. In the right pocket it means you're a Target shopper, and in the left pocket it means you are a POWER Target shopper.

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  11. "I also read a few months ago that some queen came up with an iphone app for them. Purpose: when you are at the internet cafe working on your blog, you simply download your colored hankie of choice and then place the phone on either the right or the left side of your laptop!"

    Call me a luddite, but I prefer the old cloth ones. And they never worked as good as eye contact.

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  12. Color blindness could be an awkward situation. Particularly if you mistake a red left for something else.

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  13. and isn't red the most common color of those hankies? i don't even wanna blow my nose with a red one!

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  14. [visiting from Infomaniac]

    HA! The past week my co-worker was sporting a teal hankie. I recalled the hankie thing from Cruising. Will be sending the handy decoder to him.

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  15. One night at a favorite midtown haunt, I propped myself up by the less-crowded downstairs bar and ordered my usual martini (stirred, straight up...yadda yadda). It was (suddenly, last) summer, and I was wearing a rather lovely bow tie of raw silk in a burst of jewel-tone colors. Now, this particular boite gets quite a few gentlemen who favor jackets and ties, so I never feel particularly out of place; but there is always a healthy smattering of polo shirts, jeans, etc., to keep everything in balance.

    Well, this evening, there seemed to be a LOT more suits and ties than would ever be ordinary, and the gentlemen in them seemed to be staring at me in a most peculiar way. My bartender, Tyler, leaned forward, and discreetly handed a small pamphlet to me.

    It seemed that the downstairs bar of this duplex establishment had been rented out by the members of a Suit & Tie Fetish Club, and Tyler gave me the list of colors and their coordinating meanings. I don't recall the specifics, but I'll assume that they were pretty much the same as the Hanky Codes, with some modifications to "suit" that crowd: i.e., one color meant that you liked to get fucked with your suit on, another meant that you liked to have someone jerk off and cum on your suit, etc.

    I sat on my bar stool and almost cried with laughter, because, as I recall, the riot of colors on my tie meant that I was pretty much the Kink Slut of the Year. Orange, purple, green and blue were involved, which means that in addition to being up for Anything, Anytime, I expected to be paid for you to 69 my pierced, genitortured member.

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  16. @ TJB: HA! Confusion and anarchy!


    Further research indicates Teal = cock & ball torturer. cock & ball torturee

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  17. what a story! i mean, i've heard of girth & mirth, but suit & tie? (of course, there is no shortage of porn w/suited suitors).

    but did you really need your rainbow tie to tell you that your ranking in kink-slutdomland is near the top? i always thought that beneath your immaculate visage, a crazed tiger sat poised to attack.

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  18. i always thought that beneath your immaculate visage, a crazed tiger sat poised to attack.

    .........

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  19. How did I miss this post?

    Anyway, clearly Ayem8y is an orange.

    Oh Hai, XL!

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