Peter Pan - Just Believe
November 13, 2007 1:55 AM   Subscribe

 
Somewhere in this burlesque show, there's a kid begging not to be born.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 2:14 AM on November 13, 2007 [12 favorites]


Aww shucks, good for them.

I've gotta say... he's aged a lot better than I ever expected him to.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:16 AM on November 13, 2007


Hey, good for them! Though, I hope he's not just after someone who can do his spring cleaning... :)
posted by soundofsuburbia at 2:20 AM on November 13, 2007


DO NOT BELIEVE
posted by Poolio at 2:21 AM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


Double
posted by mattoxic at 2:45 AM on November 13, 2007


MetaFilter: community 'BLOG' page
posted by grouse at 2:50 AM on November 13, 2007


Whether it is a big event or a small one, it will most definitely be a... Fairy Tale Wedding.

I know it'll be a man and a woman and all, but I can't help but feel that it's going to go down in history as one of the gayest weddings of all time.
posted by Rocky Dennis Memorial Inner Beauty Pageant at 3:05 AM on November 13, 2007 [9 favorites]


I can't help but feel that Rocky Dennis Memorial Inner Beauty Pageant is going to go down in history as one of the greatest MeFite flameouts of all time.
posted by Poolio at 3:16 AM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


I ROLL TO DISBELIEVE
posted by Pope Guilty at 3:17 AM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


Many friends congratulated us, and I'm surely in big trouble with the boi-friends of a lot of grrls we know at the club.
Definitely his writing gives him a unique persona.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:33 AM on November 13, 2007


Definitely his writing gives him a unique persona.

Yes, that's it... it's his writing.
posted by Poolio at 3:39 AM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


(falls out of chair and starts twitching uncontrollably)
posted by Samizdata at 3:48 AM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Do we really need to make fun of this guy again? Don't we have something better to do?

And...Good for them...I hope it goes well.
posted by HuronBob at 4:19 AM on November 13, 2007


...the best of the internet awaits at the Tampa Renaissance Fair for the fateful day Randy has one to many honey meads and fully let's his inner pixie out. ...tasering/hospitalization ensues.
Got to give the man credit for guts.
posted by greenskpr at 4:26 AM on November 13, 2007


HuronBob:

No, no, I don't have anything better to do. Find something better to do in Decatur, Illinois at 6:32 a.m. after a crappy day at work and getting stuck there 2.5 hours late and coming home to find my Linux box, which was downloading my Monday night shows, totally blown up, leading to some half-coherent hacking to get it working again, just to discover I am insomniac despite totally avoiding caffeine for hours.

Go on, I dare ya.

(grin)
posted by Samizdata at 4:35 AM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


greenskpr, the other male Ren Fair people didn't look very happy in those photos.

"This dude is making us look foolish in our codpieces and armour; we're like, totally serious about this shit and he's fucking ruining it with his whole Peter Pan act."

You can't really BAN someone from coming to the Fair, can you?

NO PIXIES ALLOWED. ESPECIALLY NOT THAT ONE DUDE.
posted by chuckdarwin at 4:37 AM on November 13, 2007


I can't remember what I'm supposed to do tomorrow, but somehow I remembered that he already had a girlfriend named Tinkerbell.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:15 AM on November 13, 2007


OK, have to admit: I've changed my mind about the whole eugenics movement.
posted by Reverend Mykeru at 5:21 AM on November 13, 2007


This is un-natural. Peter Pan doin Tinkle Bell? It's right out of the creepy adult comic book section with sweaty guys in trench-coats.
posted by stbalbach at 5:25 AM on November 13, 2007


You're acting like a bunch of schoolyard kids, cruelly taunting someone who actually dares to be different than you are. Would you feel better if he offed himself like the MySpace girl?

Try some tolerance and compassion -- you'll sleep better and smile more frequently. And maybe it'll come back to help you someday.

I'm thrilled for him -- after reading his site however many years ago, it was pretty clear that he would have a tough time finding a partner. I wish them both the best.
posted by seanmpuckett at 5:37 AM on November 13, 2007 [8 favorites]


Didn't really check the Ren Faire photos out.

I'm jealous. All our attendees were just plain natural. Well, except for all the minor nobility and people who thought something from Franklin Mint was really a sword...

(Plus I just don't apparently remember there being so MUCH Tinkerbell.)
posted by Samizdata at 5:41 AM on November 13, 2007


Clap if you believe in fairy cleavage.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:42 AM on November 13, 2007


seanmpuckett:

In the light of fair disclosure, I am fat, have questionable fashion sense, own way too many gadgets, have a popularly acclaimed dubious/possibly missing sense of humor, and spend too much time in a basement (albeit my own, and not my parents).

P.S.: I am also four-eyed.
posted by Samizdata at 5:43 AM on November 13, 2007


cruelly taunting someone

it was pretty clear that he would have a tough time finding a partner.
please...don't pick my lotto #'s.
posted by thomcatspike at 5:44 AM on November 13, 2007


I'm not sure whether to be touched that those two have found each other, or to be slightly uneasy about the whole thing.

I'm leaning towards uneasy. AMIRITE?
posted by triv at 5:51 AM on November 13, 2007


Don't forget to check out his ministry link, too. It just keeps getting better and better!
posted by 45moore45 at 6:40 AM on November 13, 2007


Not double. Half-le. Or something. What? The? Fuck?

Metafilter.
posted by fourcheesemac at 6:43 AM on November 13, 2007


To the OP, glad someone was keeping tabs on him :)

(and glad no one is keeping track of the "men in parlor coats" thread of yore)
posted by samsara at 6:52 AM on November 13, 2007


Drink men! Drink till you start to see Pixies in the Trees!

words of truth...
posted by geos at 6:53 AM on November 13, 2007


Cap'n Hook and Smee Aarrrrgh.S.V.P'ed and will be attendin' with thar cutlasses in hand.

Wendy Darling declined to comment.

(actually this whole thing is sort of sweet. [sniff])
posted by device55 at 6:56 AM on November 13, 2007


I guess I had only a few thoughts on my mind that evening, and the fanfare and cameras simply were not among them. ;)
posted by Adam_S at 6:57 AM on November 13, 2007


I actually think this is really sweet, and I'm glad he found his one.
posted by headspace at 7:00 AM on November 13, 2007


Wow, he was on Conan. Checked youtube, but couldn't find a clip.
posted by itchylick at 7:07 AM on November 13, 2007


Drink men! Drink till you start to see Pixies in the Trees

I don't know if I want to do that. Frank Black's weight has ballooned so much since the reunion tour that the branches might collapse.
posted by jonp72 at 7:10 AM on November 13, 2007


I really like this guy. Initially I had a really unpleasant visceral response to his site, but over time I began to understand. I emailed him a couple years ago to point out some sites that were using his pictures in a really disgustingly mean way; in his response he said not to worry, that he wasn't bothered. He said he was used to people having a little fun at his expense and that he just chose to ignore it. He was incredibly nice.

Some people really are who and what they say they are. It's funny (and sad) how frustrating or ridiculous that is to others.
posted by hermitosis at 7:23 AM on November 13, 2007 [6 favorites]


"After Star Trek: The Next Generation ended production, subsequent years were not especially kind to Gates (Dr Beverly Crusher) McFadden..."
posted by Mike D at 7:27 AM on November 13, 2007


So that's what the bad guy from No Country for Old Men does in his spare time. Such is life.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:31 AM on November 13, 2007


Wait, wait. A girlfriend? really? I totally misread that one. mazeltov for him finding love, and double-mazeltov for him finding a female of the species that considers a man in a peter pan suit hot.

in the interest of full disclosure: I am totally gay. Fer serious.
posted by LMGM at 7:32 AM on November 13, 2007


I've met this guy a few times. He's gentle and decent enough. I've been to "The Castle" a number of times and have seen him there, and he tends to be by himself until after midnight, when he gets MOBBED by the goth girls.
posted by taumeson at 7:33 AM on November 13, 2007




he's aged a lot better than I ever expected him to.

miss lynnster, he's Peter Fucking Pan. Y'know, never grow up and all that?
posted by dersins at 9:15 AM on November 13, 2007 [2 favorites]


There really needs to be a lorem ipsum generator for resentful mumbling.
posted by WCityMike at 9:18 AM on November 13, 2007


You do know, don't you, that Peter Pan "can't grow a beard?"
posted by ericb at 9:19 AM on November 13, 2007


This is wonderful. Their kids are going to be the happiest, most-loved kids ever. What's not to love about this story?
posted by waxpancake at 9:23 AM on November 13, 2007


NO PIXIES ALLOWED.

Hey! A complete ban on people as gigantic and heavenly as the Pixies makes things pretty tame, man.
posted by sparkletone at 9:32 AM on November 13, 2007


*SOBS UNCONTROLLABLY*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:51 AM on November 13, 2007


The woman is a slumped, aging alcoholic with no teeth and breasts like antique camel hide saddlebags. Yif!
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:59 AM on November 13, 2007


I've seen him around a few times. (Did not quite have the nards to approach a full-grown man in a Peter Pan costume, and what would I say anyway? Hi, we laughed about you on Metafilter?) He was very shiny, and very sparkly, and wearing a very bright shade of green.

Mostly though, I noticed he seemed totally thrilled to be out and about, hanging with his friends, doing his Peter Pan thing. As far as I'm concerned, dude, go on and let your freak flag fly.
posted by cmyk at 10:08 AM on November 13, 2007


Watching the video of him on the site sort of blew my mind. He has a deep, sonorous man-voice. I hope he posts his wedding video online, too...

I like to celebrate others' love just like the next person, mkay?
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 10:52 AM on November 13, 2007


Michael Jackson could have done with taking a leaf out of his book.

Boi meets grrl. Etc.
posted by asok at 11:05 AM on November 13, 2007


This is the type of person you laugh about upon first glance, but the more you watch, the more noticable the muted sense of dismay, that as outwardly goofy as this person looks, you know they're happier with their life than you'll ever be.
posted by Uther Bentrazor at 11:58 AM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I'm saying this, but he could have done better.
posted by brain_drain at 12:00 PM on November 13, 2007


LMGM said: Wait, wait. A girlfriend? really? I totally misread that one. mazeltov for him finding love, and double-mazeltov for him finding a female of the species that considers a man in a peter pan suit hot.

in the interest of full disclosure: I am totally gay. Fer serious.


Yeah, I wouldn't have imagined a straight man pulling this look off.

But, go on with your freaky selves, fairy folks. Fly, be free, be happy.
posted by Peecabu at 12:14 PM on November 13, 2007


The woman is a slumped, aging alcoholic with no teeth and breasts like antique camel hide saddlebags.

Heyyyy! I resemble that remark.

*Gums her second martini of the day.*
posted by miss lynnster at 12:45 PM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I wouldn't have imagined a straight man pulling this look off.

He kinda reminds me of Steve Cojocaru.
posted by ericb at 12:51 PM on November 13, 2007


*Gums her second martini of the day.*

Honey!!! -- It's a weekday and early afternoon in California. But, hey, as my grandmother would say regarding early afternoon cocktails: "It's 5:00 p.m. somewhere in the world. Cheers. Drink up!"
posted by ericb at 12:53 PM on November 13, 2007


I know! It's only 1pm and I'm on NUMBER FIVE now! Just since I wrote that! My dog is mixing the sixth for me. I'm thinkin' appletini.

On topic... I have to confess that the Peter Pan guy has always reminded me of Rodney Bingenheimer in many, many ways (not just hairstyle). An unusual duck, that Rodney.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:01 PM on November 13, 2007


Oh wow you guys are right. In that video he's so much less effeminate than I was expecting. I imagined his voice would be much higher and mannerisms much different. I did NOT expect him to have the voice of a Brooklyn cab driver. I'm freaking out.

Although that said, that weird giggle he does while hiding behind trees is exactly what I expected.
posted by miss lynnster at 1:28 PM on November 13, 2007


I think we found our Peter Pan a new Tinkerbell! Kevin Colvin, the bank intern busted by Facebook, makes a pretty good fairy!
posted by ericb at 1:43 PM on November 13, 2007


I missed the 'Everyday Wear' section on the costumes page. If he does in fact wear any of that stuff out in Florida I am sure he needs a wheelbarrow to transport his enormous balls as well.
posted by asok at 2:18 PM on November 13, 2007


so i'm not the only one who thinks peter pan can do better?

well.. i never thought i'd say something like that.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 2:32 PM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think she's a catch for this guy, but I guess that haircut's not a dealbreaker for some people.

Does anyone have a url for any of his tv appearances?
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 4:01 PM on November 13, 2007


Holy crap, he's 53?
posted by hjo3 at 4:16 PM on November 13, 2007


I think it's adorable. I also think that the folks over at E! are slacking, and need to get this guy his own reality show, pronto! Why the fuck are we watching retards like Paris Hilton and those "The Hills" bitches when this dude is going to have the most fabulous wedding of all time?!
posted by SassHat at 8:01 PM on November 13, 2007 [1 favorite]


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