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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:01 AM
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I figured out Tim Gunn's appeal...
He's America's first gay father figure. Long overdue...
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:04 AM
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1. Good assessment
:thumbsup:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:07 AM
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2. That's true.
He's only a couple of years older than me so I don't see him as a "father figure" to me but I bet he'd make a great father! The fact that he's gay adds that dimension of the strength that it took (and still takes, unfortunately) to be gay during his lifetime, especially as a young man. I love his kind frankness, talent, and obvious caring.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:28 AM
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3. I think you're right!
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 10:47 AM
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4. You are totally right -- seriously
Haruka agrees.

EVERYONE loved Tim -- we all want to hug him and have a latte with him.
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:01 AM
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5. I think you are right.
I love him for his gentle graciousness to everyone.
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:32 AM
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6. I think he's just an incredibly classy guy.
He's articulate, he's very intelligent, he doesn't come off as arrogant in any way.... He's just a good man - gay, straight, or otherwise.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:39 AM
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9. I always say,"Tim Gunn is such a gentleman -- I love him!"
I think you're the first straight guy I've known who admits to watching "Project Runway."
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:19 PM
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18. My former boss was the straight guy who turned me on to PR...
He loved it! And my hubby will watch it now and then, especially if Sarahbellum is home from college and watching the reruns and he wants to spend time with her *lol*
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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-10-08 08:33 AM
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23. Well, my wife got me into it, but I do enjoy it.
I dislike how Bravo does everything possible to up the drama-factor though. It's really blatant and obnoxious. But it is a highly creative thing, to design clothing, and I can absolutely appreciate that.
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:34 AM
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7. By jove I think she's got it!
so, in tv land sitcoms he would be Leave It No Beaver? (sorry...couldn't resist)
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:35 AM
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8. you're right.
i love "My Timmy".
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 11:48 AM
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10. I think you're right.
That, plus he seems to be just a genuinely nice guy.
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lifesbeautifulmagic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:39 PM
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11. yes, after all these years of conservative right wing father figures
you know - do it my way or I will bomb your country to the dark ages - I think everyone was ready for a father figure that mentored in a loving gentle way.

My husband is another straight guy for Tim!
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 12:42 PM
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12. I can see that
I LOVE Tim Gunn. He makes me cry sometimes, he's such a sweet, caring, selfless person.

But, I also love Heidi. I think she's so cute. And fun. I'd love to spend a day with her.

And, honestly, Michael Kors too. I think he's really smart, knows what he's talking about, and is comfortable enough in himself to encourage and nurture other peoples talent.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:12 PM
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13. Michael Kors annoys me
but I love Heidi, too.

She was Ellen recently and was very very funny.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 01:29 PM
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14. What about him annoys you?
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 03:09 AM
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19. I don't know... he just annoys me
Part of it was slamming Rami for relying too much on draping, and then complimenting others for having "a vision" when they repeat similar features. Nina's guilty of this too.
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GirlinContempt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 11:18 AM
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22. Hmmm....
Edited on Sun Mar-09-08 11:19 AM by GirlinContempt
He's done that with other designers too (Uli for one. Laura for a second.). I sort of see what you mean, but at the same time, some designers manage to do the same KIND of things but mix it up a bit, and Rami was very.... well, one note. I found him to be at least. With Christian, sure he had a very specific style, but each outfit was different. With Rami, I felt like I was seeing the same dress show after show sometimes.

I guess it's a personal thing :)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:06 PM
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16. "So this is your first experience with balls? With me?"
She was very funny on Ellen. And then got slammed for it in the conservative media. I love, love, LOVE Ellen. Tim Gunn is a great father figure and Ellen is the next door neighbor and/or best friend that everyone craves.
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MonkeyFunk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 05:53 AM
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20. That whole segment was awesome
When she put that shirt with Ellen's picture on her lap - the look on Ellen's face was priceless.

It was the first time I'd seen Heidi Klum on a talk show - she was very funny and likeable. And she has three young kids?! Jeez.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 03:57 PM
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15. Hot daddy!
You're right!
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 04:18 PM
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17. You got it...I never would have thought of it in that way, but I think you
hit it right on the head.
I love Tim Gunn.
I can't wait for the next season!!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-09-08 09:05 AM
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21. lol -- i have to recommend this.
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