Data Lounge is My Family
I just wanted to share what DL means to me.
I am not like any of my family. I am a young man in my 20's in Small Town, Bible Belt State.
I come on here everyday and share my thoughts about art, literature, sports, politics, actors, films, history, science, and music. From witty discussions in Oscar Wilde Appreciate Threads to the tragic posts about the Romanov Family to bitchy comments like we are Ana Wintour, DL has embraced me with open arms.
I really appreciate it and could not imagine my life without this website.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||March 22, 2023 1:18 PM
I appreciate you as well. Thanks for being yourself in a hostile environment. You are a strong person.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||March 17, 2023 4:42 PM
Thank you for being a friend, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||March 17, 2023 4:43 PM
Here, enjoy the full Gap March 1993 in-store tape, exactly as it played in Gap stores 30 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||March 17, 2023 4:44 PM
[quote]I am a young man in my 20's in Small Town, Bible Belt State.
You only have one spin on this planet, enjoy it. Don't waste your life spending it all in some terrible backwater where you aren't happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||March 17, 2023 4:45 PM
I mean, how many straight men remember Renata Tebaldi?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||March 17, 2023 4:45 PM
Hi, OP. I’m the DL bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||March 17, 2023 4:46 PM
She makes a guy feel good.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||March 17, 2023 4:46 PM
I want to share this clip of Augustine Hadelich playing Brahms violin concerto.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||March 17, 2023 4:52 PM
I also want to share Jussi Bjorling (my favorite tenor) and the great Renata Tebaldi singing O soave fanciulla, the "love duet" from La Boheme.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||March 17, 2023 4:54 PM
I hear you OP. I get good laughters with some of the posts and that can be pretty uplifting. I am much older than you and live a very lonely life barely interacting with humans expect for my nice landlady. After COVID my job transitioned from office to full time at home and my former group activities came to and end and ppl moved out or didn’t have the energy to meet anymore.
I am grateful for having found this site years ago :) Might sound corny but I feel a sense of community whenever I read some of the posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||March 17, 2023 5:01 PM
Thoughts and prayers for the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||March 17, 2023 5:03 PM
That was an honest and sweet statement. Thank you OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||March 17, 2023 5:07 PM
I am the crazy wine-aunt right?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||March 17, 2023 5:11 PM
Same. Love most, and want to full-on Dexter on quite a few... but at the end of the day love this site, even when I'm banned for over a month.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||March 17, 2023 5:13 PM
You are all being too nice
|by Anonymous||reply 18||March 17, 2023 5:13 PM
My family is such a cunt. Semper fi, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||March 17, 2023 5:16 PM
OP but what are your feelings on the Dylatov Pass?!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||March 17, 2023 5:17 PM
DL is your chosen family. (But remember, we're a little bit dysfunctional too.)
|by Anonymous||reply 21||March 17, 2023 5:20 PM
"share my thoughts about art, literature, sports, politics, actors, films, history, science, and music"
She's a veritable polymath!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||March 17, 2023 5:26 PM
R20 probably hypothermia. Why? Your thoughts?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||March 17, 2023 5:29 PM
R23 Liz, you're dead. Callate.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||March 17, 2023 5:33 PM
OP? If you like DL now, you shoulda been here in 2004!
Just kidding -- glad to have ya, kiddo.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||March 18, 2023 8:49 PM
[quote]Data Lounge is My Family
We put the 'fun' in dysfunctional!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||March 18, 2023 8:55 PM
My village has signed a petition for you to adopt me, OP. I don’t have much to pack.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||March 18, 2023 9:00 PM
You can stop eating my feelings, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||March 18, 2023 9:01 PM
Elder Bostonian — where do you live?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||March 18, 2023 9:01 PM
" I am a young man in my 20's"=
I'm the wrong side of 60.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||March 18, 2023 9:03 PM
It’s like when the internet was new and fresh and was a community of sorts. It didn’t have all the bells and whistles, and some of that mystique is what made it so great.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||March 18, 2023 9:05 PM
I love all of you bitches. ❤️ Welcome , OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 36||March 18, 2023 9:07 PM
Dear OP. When I was a gayling, before the concept of gayling existed, I too went in search of the Great Gay Tribe.
Before I turned 16 and was able to drive into Downtown Chicago, I walked the Forrest Preserves Chicagoland. There in the secreted woods were the public toilets. The men that met at the Tea Rooms were from all walks of life and met there because we were ILLEGAL. It was funny, but they never pushed me for sex, I never had sex there, and simply enjoyed the company of my fellow HOMOSEXUASLS. They were an education and they protected me BUT I had to have a job. Every Tea Room had a lookout that would knock on the walls to let the visitors know that someone was coming. When I was there, That was me. That is how I became the Guy by the Door.
Welcome little one. I'm glad we no longer have to have lookouts.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||March 18, 2023 9:13 PM
I suggest trying to find another fam
|by Anonymous||reply 38||March 18, 2023 9:15 PM
[quote]my fellow HOMOSEXUASLS
How do you pronounce that?
|by Anonymous||reply 40||March 18, 2023 9:17 PM
Thank you for asking r40.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 18, 2023 9:32 PM
This is the most pathetic post on the Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 18, 2023 9:34 PM
Just like the Pointless Bitchery Cunts showed up for the
Joe passed away, this is Mark, thread,
they are showing up here.
May they all die in grease fires.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 18, 2023 9:39 PM
Gee, thanks, OP: your post got me so misty-eyed I completely forgot about my toast in the oven and BURNED IT!
Seriously, if you must stay in the Bible Belt, I hope you'll show all the thumpers and Trumpers down there what a good heart is, because you obviously have one.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 18, 2023 9:40 PM
You can have my stuff, hun 😭
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 18, 2023 9:55 PM
Come to New York! We will give you endless sex and STDs.
You will end up back in the South anyway so at least you’ll return with antibodies. Or possibly incurable syphilis.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 18, 2023 10:03 PM
Catherine Zeta-Jones can play me in our family biopic OP, We’re the same age (39) but easily look at least 10 years younger.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 18, 2023 10:06 PM
Consider yourself one of the family...and MIA IS BITCH!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 18, 2023 10:09 PM
Keep coming back, it works.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 18, 2023 10:11 PM
R25 it was BIGFOOT , end of story .
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 18, 2023 10:21 PM
I live on Balkan OP, but you win.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 18, 2023 10:23 PM
I feel similarly OP, I think of it as a neighborhood or a bar or something like that. Somehow allegorizing it in my head like that makes me fond of even the posters who irk me or that I flame. I think of them as the "Oscar the grouch" in my datalounge world or something. Characters!
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 18, 2023 10:27 PM
I call bullshit on a Small Town, Bible Belt State even getting a wifi signal to access DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 18, 2023 10:27 PM
R58 it happens and we cling to dear life
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 18, 2023 10:57 PM
Of course they do R58, how do you think all those people have been converted to Trumpism?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 18, 2023 11:04 PM
I’ve often thought it would be fun to have an in-person DL weekend —Bitch Party. But then again…probably best we never meet. It would end in tears as most of these threads do.
Agree, completely, OP. Love you crazy bitches.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 18, 2023 11:13 PM
R61 Only if it looked like that party in Eyes Wide Shut!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 18, 2023 11:16 PM
I wanted to post this excert from Bruckner's Eighth Symphony
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 18, 2023 11:26 PM
You need to start associating with a higher class of people OP, these bitches will stab you in the back and push your wheelchair down the stairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 18, 2023 11:26 PM
So, OP, has Uncle Buck shoved his flipper arm down your pants yet?
Yeah, welcome home, Oink!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 18, 2023 11:30 PM
R65 The DL I talk to is high class
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 18, 2023 11:32 PM
Hey, OP. Leave that hillbilly state. It has to be difficult being there. You are young. Build a life in a place more hospitable.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 18, 2023 11:37 PM
[quote]I’ve often thought it would be fun to have an in-person DL weekend —Bitch Party.
They had one or two DL meet-ups back in the good old days.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 18, 2023 11:43 PM
I like you, OP. I really do. Now, if a certain little miss somebody had had your disposition, she might have made it to her adult years.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 18, 2023 11:54 PM
[quote]will stab you in the back and push your wheelchair down the stairs.
Or they'll push him around on his wheelchair so he can steal Amazon packages and medication from unsuspecting seniors.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 19, 2023 1:33 AM
Sometimes, when I am depressed or anxious, I read the P&G soap threads. I'm always calmed after reading hundreds of posts about what a bitch Mary Stuart was or the superiority of Anna Stuart's Donna Love to Philece Sampler's Donna on Another World, or detailed discussions of the different openings of Guiding Light.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 19, 2023 2:11 AM
OP, did I ever tell you you're my Nero?
You are the wind beneath my wings.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 19, 2023 3:02 AM
Big Australian hugs to you OP 🐨
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 19, 2023 3:54 AM
Can we have your stuff, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 19, 2023 3:59 AM
Welcome, OP. Can I have $20?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 19, 2023 4:04 AM
Verifcatia of sizemeat, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||March 19, 2023 4:09 AM
r4 You're referenced on this site's Wikipedia page. Nice.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 19, 2023 4:17 AM
I feel the same way, OP, although I luckily don’t live in a small town.
What State are you in? Why can’t you leave?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 19, 2023 9:19 AM
This is the only place I've ever been where I actually find something that passes for commonality with the denizens. Sure, there are often a lot of fuckwits on DL. But it's the humane, thoughtful, insightful, intelligent, witty, warm and humorous DLers who I come back for.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||March 19, 2023 9:26 AM
OP - what are your pronouns?
Mine are He he.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||March 19, 2023 9:36 AM
Datalounge is my Happening!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||March 19, 2023 2:09 PM
R74 we love you, BNSD!
(Well, everyone except Mary. She really IS a bitch.)
|by Anonymous||reply 93||March 19, 2023 2:12 PM
OP, it’s my turn to play Cousin Gerry; get out of Grandma’s wheelchair!
|by Anonymous||reply 94||March 19, 2023 3:50 PM
[quote]OP - what are your pronouns? Mine are He he.
Mine are Ha Ha Ha
|by Anonymous||reply 95||March 19, 2023 8:28 PM
All kekes and jokes aside, this forum has been a lifeline to many closeted and ostracized gay men over the years. Social media doesn't cut it. I don't feel I have to put on airs here like with other such websites.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||March 20, 2023 12:45 AM
R98- That line sounds a bit like a line from Mommie Dearest.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||March 20, 2023 4:14 PM
[quote]She's a veritable polymath!
We don't care much around here what religion someone is.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||March 20, 2023 7:34 PM
[quote] I am a young man in my 20's
|by Anonymous||reply 102||March 20, 2023 7:34 PM
Was the Manson Family all full up?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||March 20, 2023 7:55 PM
But does OP know about Shitty Little Ann?
About Jill and her periods? And Sissy's Pizza Bread?
OP, have you ever told a server, FANK YOU! YOU FIXDED MY CHEESEBURGER???
|by Anonymous||reply 104||March 20, 2023 8:44 PM
OP is too young for Once Around the Garden.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||March 20, 2023 9:47 PM
I have a question - is it considered preferable by other DLers that paid users use their redname or not. I can see using it being interpreted as attention seeking - but I could also see not using it being interpreted as sneaky.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||March 20, 2023 10:04 PM
[quote]is it considered preferable by other DLers that paid users use their redname
Only the very brave or very foolish post under authenticated names, it's a good way to get trolled mercilessly.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||March 20, 2023 11:45 PM
R107 Not that we'd mention names
|by Anonymous||reply 108||March 21, 2023 1:45 AM
OP, I turned the light on in the oven, but I couldn’t see inside because you failed to clean the glass as you promised.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||March 21, 2023 4:01 AM
[quote] I can see using it being interpreted as attention seeking
I abhor attention seekers.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||March 21, 2023 4:20 PM
[quote] Only the very brave or very foolish post under authenticated names, it's a good way to get trolled mercilessly.
I can attest to that.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||March 21, 2023 4:21 PM
Data Lounge Is My Wash Pot
|by Anonymous||reply 113||March 21, 2023 4:21 PM
Data Lounge is my neti pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||March 21, 2023 4:24 PM
[quote]Data Lounge Is My Wash Pot
At least it's not your chamber pot.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||March 21, 2023 5:03 PM
[quote]Data Lounge Is My Wash Pot
[quote]Data Lounge is my neti pot.
Data Lounge is my "smoke copious amounts of pot, silly."
|by Anonymous||reply 121||March 21, 2023 7:48 PM
OP, I found this site when I was 24 (now 43). It was - and remains - a godsend to me. A lifeline to new ideas, gay history, crazy trolls, politics, etc.
DL - for all its flaws - is like no place on the interwebs and am so glad younger generations are finding as much value in it as I did.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||March 21, 2023 7:52 PM
I still can't believe how subjects and TV shows that mean so much to me, get discussed on here...it's like I wud never know others felt the same way if it wasn't for DL. I adore Golden Girls(I watched it with my granny. My mom, bi polar, was jealous of our relationship and wud come up to my granny's room and turn it off, so we often watched it with no sound so she wouldn't know. Little house is still s huge favourite and once when I was very depressed I read Alison Arngrim(nelly) book and messaged her online And she replied..she's fantastic. But yes, funding like minded people on DL, must be what all those sports fans get from following a team.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||March 21, 2023 8:05 PM
OP are you fat and with bright dyed hair? Describe yourself. Let us cityfy you.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||March 21, 2023 8:51 PM
What in the fuck do you expect me to do about this?
|by Anonymous||reply 125||March 21, 2023 9:06 PM
R124 I'm 26, blonde, and decent looking enough. I moved to a large city in the Bible Belt for law school, but don't have many friends and I'm not out. My sex life is nobodies business. I run three miles everyday and only listen to classical music. Family is English-German.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||March 21, 2023 9:22 PM
Never mind… stay in flyover land, you sound like a cunt. Oh and you’ll hit the looks wall by 30 from the sound of those genetics.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||March 21, 2023 9:24 PM
Just what the world needed another lawyer. Which type of law are you going to practice?
|by Anonymous||reply 129||March 21, 2023 9:25 PM
We need Datalounge.
Some things are worth fighting for.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||March 21, 2023 9:26 PM
[quote] funding like minded people on DL
hmmm, interested, please go on.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||March 21, 2023 9:27 PM
[quote]My sex life is nobodies business.
R127, if your sex life is indeed the business of nobodies, then no better place to get into it than DataLounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||March 21, 2023 9:28 PM
[quote] My sex life is nobodies business.
Honey, it's the DL. Acting too precious for prime-time will get you insulted and ridiculed quicker than Kevin Sessums and Jason Dottley put together!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||March 21, 2023 9:32 PM
[quote] My sex life is nobodies business.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||March 21, 2023 9:40 PM
[quote]Which type of law are you going to practice?
Hopefully one that he has a paralegal write his briefs.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||March 21, 2023 9:42 PM
[quote]Which type of law are you going to practice
|by Anonymous||reply 136||March 21, 2023 9:56 PM
I want to practice securities litigation, appellate, or probate, wills, trusts, and estates. I cannot decide yet.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||March 21, 2023 10:07 PM
Can you help me do a will and trust, OP?
(just kidding, but we might be asking you down the line.)
|by Anonymous||reply 138||March 21, 2023 10:08 PM
Has anyone inquired about OP's sizemeat verificatia?
|by Anonymous||reply 139||March 21, 2023 10:18 PM
r121, Data Lounge is my Clyster Pipe.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||March 21, 2023 10:18 PM
OP, fun as DL may be, sooner or later you have to leave the nest. It's not that you can't come back, but out in the world you'll learn things you can contribute here.
I'm sorry to hear you're not out at 26. Everyone's different, to be sure, but knowing some gay guys in person might make you more comfortable. People IRL are often less asshole-y than here.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||March 21, 2023 10:19 PM
The Biblebelt? What’s your view of religion now? Did you go the hedonistic atheist route upon coming out? Do the cool Zen Buddhism thing? Join the déclassé MCC church because it’s closest to little church in the holler you grew up in? Or go the pretentious Pete and Chasten join the Episcopal Church route? Or are you spiritual but not religious, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 142||March 21, 2023 10:55 PM
[quote]Can you help me do a will and trust, OP?
Can I have your stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||March 21, 2023 11:02 PM
Op...are you a ((((((gasp)))))) REPUBLICAN??!?!?!?!?!??
|by Anonymous||reply 144||March 21, 2023 11:58 PM
R142 I go to Presbyterian services every once in a while
R144 I think of myself as more of a Country Club Republican. Rockefeller, Ford, Bush, Souter, Scowcroft, and Bob Gates.
I don't remember Goldwater giving a damn with who someone slept with. They debated ideas, diplomacy, economics, and the safety of citizens. They were not Populist Carpetbaggers who only cared about themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||March 22, 2023 12:10 AM
He was a racist, R145, who voted against civil rights laws, saying states had the right to discriminate against their citizens.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||March 22, 2023 12:19 AM
R146 I don't agree with everything Goldwater did, but you get the idea. I don't like Goldwater that much.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||March 22, 2023 12:23 AM
R146 Goldwater was a member of the NAACP and he voted for the Civil Right Act of 1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||March 22, 2023 12:25 AM
DL is your crazy uncle who makes inappropriate jokes and has no idea why "we don't say that anymore."
Welcome, OP, but...
|by Anonymous||reply 149||March 22, 2023 12:28 AM
[quote] Data Lounge is My Family
We're all so sorry, Cassie.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||March 22, 2023 12:34 AM
You're sweet, OP. Just ignore Greg's foolish food posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||March 22, 2023 12:34 AM
You people are like family to me. (beat) The Ewings or the Borgias.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||March 22, 2023 12:38 AM
Oh dear. Sweetie, you need to watch more television.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||March 22, 2023 12:42 AM
Does anyone remember, what was that bar called on 8th Ave, meant to be a leather bar but it was only a sort of quasi-leather bar, that closed recently?
|by Anonymous||reply 156||March 22, 2023 12:45 AM
[quote] You're sweet, OP. Just ignore Greg's foolish food posts.
OP: don’t listen to R151 & R152 - they are both known to be terrific assholes.
I will provide the necessary guidance you’ll undoubtedly need to navigate this snake pit.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||March 22, 2023 12:56 AM
That justly famous charm. Greg, you're a freak.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||March 22, 2023 1:01 AM
PS - And they are here as spokespersons for Lume Deodorant.
Nasty, the both of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||March 22, 2023 1:02 AM
[quote] That justly famous charm. Greg, you're a freak.
Thank you, R158.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||March 22, 2023 1:03 AM
[quote]Data Lounge is My Family
You're not even adopted.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||March 22, 2023 1:05 AM
Some posters are festered.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||March 22, 2023 1:07 AM
Oh just come out already. Seriously. You are a Presbyterian; you already don’t fit in In the Bible Belt.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||March 22, 2023 1:38 AM
R148 No he did not: from the MLK Institute at Stanford:
Reelected in 1958, Goldwater opposed social welfare programs and continued to criticize the Supreme Court on its school integration stance. [bold]He voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964.[/bold] King said of Goldwater’s voting record, “While not himself a racist, Mr. Goldwater articulates a philosophy which gives aid and comfort to the racists” (King, 16 July 1964). King feared that Goldwater’s position that “civil rights must be left, by and large to the states” meant “leaving it to the Wallaces and the Barnetts” (King, “The Republican Presidential Nomination”). Electing Goldwater, King said, would plunge the country into a “dark night of social disruption” (King, 21 September 1964).
|by Anonymous||reply 164||March 22, 2023 1:42 AM
We can them Log Cabinettes here,OP, and mostly should be kept on the downlow.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||March 22, 2023 2:29 AM
R160 Greg pretends he lives in the Back Bay, but he really lives in a flooded basement apartment in Ware (yes, that dismal community northeast of Springfield). He used to run a forklift until a pallet of insecticide collapsed on him. Now he's on SSI, and if it weren't for the water and his hideous mother living with him, he wouldn't have many complaints (apart from the complete lack of a love life, of course, but, well, my God).
|by Anonymous||reply 166||March 22, 2023 4:16 AM
[quote]Some posters are festered.
And most look like Uncle Fester
|by Anonymous||reply 167||March 22, 2023 4:44 AM
Darfur Orphan at R31, I'm not sure you want to be adopted into the Bible Belt, no matter how sweet OP is.
You might find you do better in Darfur.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||March 22, 2023 6:36 AM
OP, you crazy girl. Nearly every sentence begins with "I" which is a clear indication that you care only about yourself. We're not your family - you just need a forum where you can talk about YOU. STFU
|by Anonymous||reply 170||March 22, 2023 7:01 AM
OP I wish I had had DL when I was your age. Hidden in all the hissing are nuggets of advice about love, sex, life goals that I could have used when I was looking for all three.
Wish you a long, happy fulfilled life.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||March 22, 2023 1:11 PM
OP GTFO my lawn!! (JK... hi)
|by Anonymous||reply 172||March 22, 2023 1:18 PM