This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Back in May, we had quite a conversation about an Infiniti car commercial that satirized (or paid tribute to, depending on your perspective) a young man coming out to his father. JMG reader Bill today tips us to a new ad which is on the same theme, but is for a website that is somewhat more on point. Watch below.

  • Oikos
    • safari

      Gay men, butterflies
      Lesibans, fishbuckets
      I’m guessing it’s disgruntled straight white men who wrote this list. They seem to hate women.

      • bkmn

        I figured it was Milo. Seems to be about on his level.

        • safari

          Speaking of… has he come out of hiding?

          • olandp

            Lets hope not.

  • CanuckDon

    Is it a new gay dating site?

    • BlueberriesForMe

      “We met when we were both competing to buy that chair. We’ve been inseparable since then.”

  • bkmn

    Needed more male nudity.

  • another_steve

    Gay men don’t need to buy furniture. They have their deceased parents’ furniture. All great stuff, from the days when wood was wood and furniture was quality-built.

    If your parents aren’t dead yet, you wait a while.

    What’s the big deal.

    • Rex

      My parents had horrible taste, most straight people do.

      • another_steve

        My mama had exquisite taste. My dad would just go along.

        When I and my husband are gone, some museum of fine antique furniture will inherit our stuff.

      • JellyDonut

        I know quite a few gays with very bad taste when it comes to furniture….Yes, my parents were just tragic in the home decor area…i still have nightmares about the red shag carpet…

        • motordog

          Seriously NSFW, but also kind of hilarious…
          luriddigs.com

          • Diogenes Onionpants

            Oh. My. God.
            That is fucking hilarious!

      • Gaiboi66

        Well, maybe so, but they had impeccable gene’s. I’ll give em’ kudos for that!

        • Rex

          Ah, so you’ve seen my brother.

      • Paige Turner

        Same here. Reproduction “piss elegant” Victorian rubbish. Cant wait to have the salvation army take the whole lot away.

    • Butch

      Mine actually game from a great-grandparent. It’s pretty cool carved wood and since we have the bonus of running an upholstery studio (we say “studio” instead of “shop” to clients who look like they have money) it looks great.

      • another_steve

        Our parents inherited their furniture from their parents, so everything you inherit will be very old quality stuff.

      • Robincho

        Always play to your room… 🙂

        • Butch

          One recent client did the cushions in a fabric that had prints of fish skeletons on the seats, blue chenille arms, and a lime green skirt. We didn’t choose….

          • Robincho

            Go no further. You had me at fish skeletons…

          • BobSF_94117

            I suppose it’s one way to keep the cats off the furniture.

    • canoebum

      I lived in a four room apartment in Saratoga Springs for 12 years. In 2002 I moved into my current home, which has 14 rooms. Even though I managed quite nicely with what I had in only four rooms, somehow, I’ve managed to completely fill every room in my house with furniture…and I haven’t bought a single stick of it, other than boxsprings and mattresses. It’s like all this stuff was just looking for a house with empty rooms and found its way to me. I’d kill for some open space. Previously owned by a gay man? Hell, I’m trying to give stuff away.

      • Butch

        Adopting orphan furniture. You had to walk sideways through our living room for a while; we finally started getting rid of stuff.

      • another_steve

        FOURTEEN ROOMS!!! Ohmigod…how many bathrooms do you have to keep clean?

        We have three — and as a result, half my life is spent scrubbing toilet bowls.

    • BobSF_94117

      I miss wood. Furniture, I mean.

  • Todd

    Can I sell my old Easy Bake Oven there ? My Wonder Woman doll ?

    • Goodboy

      If you could sell them for say 5,000 for sure.
      https://previouslyownedbyagayman.com/product-category/furniture/

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  • Goodboy

    Damn. Pricey. Is this the same stereotype that were all fashionistas and will always give Queer Eye for the straight guy advice.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4761882f68e05f6080ab3510806db244c5b612e429530c27e6958e8df632d02.jpg

    • clay

      I don’t need furniture from the ’70s, knocking off the ’50s; disco was bad enough the first time around.

  • That was painful.

  • Butch

    OK, since you started out mentioning a car commercial, here’s my chance to go off topic and ask something I’ve been wondering about. There’s a car commercial, a red car driving through autumn leaves (Q60, maybe?); the driver has long greasy dark hair and a scraggly beard, and the expression on his face makes it look like he’s confused by his surroundings. Is that driver someone we’re supposed to recognize? Car commercial are generally silly but this one just baffles me.

    • EweTaw

      The guy driving the car is an actor on Game of Thrones. Therefore, everyone who watches that soap opera will want to drive the same red car and own the same species of dragon. It’s a thing.

    • Oikos

      John Snow is…………………driving a car.

    • Treant

      Kit Harrington, Jon Snow from Game of Thrones. He’s best known for showing off his fantastic musculature and getting annoyed if you notice his fantastic musculature.

      https://youtu.be/ZTD3qJ95kkw

    • Acronym Jim

      I like ’em knowing nothing, too. But yeah, he needs to wash that gunk out of his hair.

      • clay

        or, you could help him with that?

  • Blake Mason

    O/T and in lighter news… did you see they are rebooting Dynasty? I don’t think they could ever match the legendary shade in the writing of the originals…. unless the cast drag queens.

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/shortcuts/2016/oct/03/dynasty-rebooted-how-not-to-ruin-it

    • Oikos

      Can’t replace Linda Evans and Joan Collins slapping each other silly.

    • safari

      Trump pitched a Dynasty like pilot once about an empire ruled by a man named John Barron. (Seriously)

    • Acronym Jim

      Why? They already tried rebooting Dallas, 90210, and Melrose Place. None of them lasted.

      • safari

        America will need a bitchy selfish family to replace their Trump mainlining after this election ends so they don’t go into immediate and potentially fatal withdrawal?

        • Acronym Jim

          America already has the Kardashians. We don’t need any more of them.

          • safari

            But aren’t the Kardashians only millionaires?

          • Acronym Jim

            That depends, have they incurred nearly a billion dollars in debt so they don’t have to pay taxes?

        • trouble94114

          Might I recommend the Becks, from Linda Bloodworth Thomason’s parody “Filthy Rich”

      • Blake Mason

        I think they were to reboot it because “Empire” show on Fox.

      • Lazycrockett

        Its easier for networks, and movie studios to reboot shows/movies they already own than pay writers to come up with original programming/movies.

    • EweTaw

      I’m proud to say I never watched it.

      • TuuxKabin

        Ditto. Nor Dallas, 90210, or Melrose Place. As Acronym Jim comments none of those reboots lasted.

        • safari

          I watched the pilot of 90210 in spanish class en español. That might count.

          • TuuxKabin

            THAT is useful. Good for your instructor, you and classmates.

  • EweTaw

    After a little digging this seems to be a legitimate thing. Good to know. I’ve got a few pieces of pre WWII vintage Bau Haus furniture created by Marcel Breuer, Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius I need to auction off to pad my retirement account.

  • Steven B

    So when I first watched this I thought it was a parody thing, like something from The Onion. But it’s real! This is really a thing.

  • Rex

    I have tons of china, crystal, silver and linens. I’ll never get out it what I paid for it, so I should check this site out. Lord knows my family won’t want any of it.

    • Robincho

      Don’t ditch it before you have me over to dinner… 😉

    • EweTaw

      LOL!You’ll have to do what I have done. I no longer have a lover/S.O./boyfriend/husband/long-time companion. So I set up a living trust with will to have my designated executor deal with my estate when I kick the bucket. He recently said to me, “I’ve got to deal with all this crap? You’d better start selling it. I’ll just hold a garage/yard sale.” So, my extensive collection of pre 19th Century Meso American, Asian, African, Native American and Polynesian masks are going to the local university’s folk life center unless I can find a better museum that will know what to do with them all (over 300 masks).

      • Rex

        I’ve been told I’m a hoarder, I think that’s a bit harsh and prefer to think I’m saving these items from humanity. I know the day will come when I’ll have to part with most of it, but in the mean time I’ve told my family that if something happens to me not to just throw stuff out, there are some valuable pieces to be found in my collections.

        • EweTaw

          My best friend was accused of being a hoarder. He now owns and runs the most profitable eclectic stuff store in SLC. There’s a future in your treasures!

          • Galvestonian

            Jeebus… I’m a retired museum curator and I get out to the thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales & etc. What the hell are you supposed to do when you recognize a piece that is a valuable antique or otherwise valuable and is marked at a rediculously low price ? This stuff is just sitting there begging you to buy it. I once sold an original gouache that I paid $37.50 for and got $18,000. Also, I once had an original Thomas Sully painting that I paid $600. for and sold it for $1,200. I found out later that it was a Sully and worth something like $72,000. I always find things worth 10 to 20 times the amount that I pay for them. The big ticket rewards are rare but they are out there. Consequently I have 3 storage units full of stuff.

          • EweTaw

            You need to open a store. My favorite place was called “My Mother Used to Own That.” It was a remarkable place where one could sit drinking espresso and marvel at stuff my mother had when I was growing up. The woman who started Eclectic here in SLC is a semi retired millionaire who can’t close her business because it turns too much coin. You sound like someone who needs that kind of personal expression — selling cool stuff.

          • BlueberriesForMe

            18,000 / 37.50 = a billion per cent increase.

          • ChrisMorley

            Maybe this will inspire you to raise your game yet further?

            ‘Painting once written off as £20 copy reassessed as £20m ($26m) Raphael’ https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/02/painting-written-off-copy-reassessed-raphael-haddo-house

            The story of the discovery will be told on 5 October in a new BBC4 series, Britain’s Lost Masterpieces, co-presented by Bendor Grosvenor [stop laughing at the back] and the art historian Jacky Klein.
            The series http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07xjtbp

          • ChrisMorley

            Bendor Grosvenor is a nice posh English boy you could take to meet your mother:
            The name Bendor is derived from the Grosvenor family’s medieval heraldic shield, a bend or, a golden bend (diagonal stripe), which they used until 1389 when it was claimed instead by the Scrope family, in the case Scrope v. Grosvenor.
            Bendor is the grandson of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Baron Ebury, and the 4th cousin once removed of Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster. (He is fourth in line to the Marquessate of Westminster after the Earl of Wilton, Viscount Grey de Wilton, and his first cousin Alexander
            Grosvenor). He is also of Swiss heritage. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bendor_Grosvenor

        • BobSF_94117

          Saving from humanity or for humanity?

  • olandp

    I call bullshit. On the first page of lighting there is this pair of sconces. No gay man EVER owned anything like this, and not one single Art Deco fixture. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2655ae95e7e414a140828fefd2a13a1b025b876750a4906435ca967c4fc5f00a.png

    • EweTaw

      I think I saw those hanging in a local drag queen’s late model Cadillac ten years ago. In fact, I’m certain of it.

      • olandp

        Maybe as earrings, but never lighting!

    • Rex

      See, this is the kind of stuff gay men inherit from their parents and need to unload.

    • Lazycrockett

      That’s down right tacky.

    • clay

      perfect match for the burnt orange shag carpet.

      • RoFaWh

        That’s what I had installed in my old house. Around 1977.

    • BobSF_94117

      Hey, if your house is made to look like the London town home of a former colonial…

  • Gerry Fisher

    Me like. 🙂

  • Joe in PA

    You can use PayPal.

    Hahahaha. (previously owned by a gay [homocon] guy). Thiel.

  • Lazycrockett

    Just gonna leave this right here. NSFW

    http://www.luriddigs.com/

    • Ben in Oakland

      Where do you find this stuff?!?!?!?!

    • BobSF_94117

      My, my. Always enjoy a peek.

  • Reasonoverhate

    Not sure about the business idea but the commercial is funny.

  • Everything on that site is WAY out of my budget!

  • Will Parkinson

    Wow…this was….wow.

  • Nax

    OK. This is funny. About two hours ago I took delivery of my embarrassingly high end dining room table and chairs.

    • I recently acquired some Baker furniture and am really pleased with it. There aren’t too many furniture manufacturers in the States where the furniture is actually crafted here, though. I think even Henredon and Century manufacture much of it in Asia (and their prices are quite high as well).

      At some point, one will have to look at refinishing/restoring antiques if one wants something not made of particle board.

  • RoFaWh

    I’m laughing. It’s funny.

    And it’s a good sign that “gay” is being normalized.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Oh Honey, not every gay man has good taste. Just look at the boys on “The A List.” Or rather…don’t.

  • peterparker

    *groan*

  • GanymedeRenard

    We’re FABULOUS. Period.