November 03, 2003

Various organs of the press have been treating 'metrosexuals' as an exciting new phenomenon. The name may be new, but the thing has been around for decades. Two words: Frasier, Niles.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at November 03, 2003 07:07 AM

I'm not sure. Niles isn't quite pretty-boy-homosexual-seeming enough, I think. (Rather than, of course, some other sort of homosexual stereotype, since Metrosexual refers to that particular sort of look).

I mean, would Niles ever wear a mesh shirt?

I can't manage to clearly express the differences better than that previous question, but it seems certain (in my estimation, at any rate), that Niles is not a metrosexual. (Perhaps it's the way he has no idea at all of "cool"? Metrosexuals have to have that, right?)

Perhaps Niles is more of a dandy? Tricky.

Posted by: Sigivald on November 3, 2003 01:46 PM

I agree: the trendy term metrosexual is simply that; a trendy term. The personality and person that it describes is NOT a new phenomenon.

Perhaps they call them 'nonqueers?'

Posted by: bj on November 3, 2003 03:06 PM

Woah! I need to visit more often. When did you redecorate?

Frasier and Niles are characatures. (or however the hell you spell it) They are meant to be the stereotypical Ivy League professionals.

Posted by: Lynn S on November 3, 2003 10:08 PM

Niles maybe a metrosexual, but he seems to be liking the cock more than he appears

Posted by: ronnie on December 21, 2003 12:09 AM