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The Few the Proud, The Hula-Hoop Men

   Tue, September 15, 2009 - 12:38 PM
To all Men who love to hoop. I would like to welcome you to the (thankfully) girl-dominated world of hula-hooping (you cant argue with the shakin hips and exposed bellies). Still as men, we have to hold our ground. Part of that is calling it Hula-hooping - not hooping. "Hooping" is too cool, it's as if we're trying to pretend it's not that girls toy everyone remembers from the playground. leave "cool" for the girls, you know the ones, the "I am just casually spinning my hoop, not trying to get anyone's attention...here, in the middle of this park, on a sunny Saturday, wearing my 'hoopin' outfit which aint nothin but two band-aids and a cork, plus the compulsory boots with fur" ....you get the point, just leave cool to the girls. We men, on the other hand, are not fooling anyone. We're grown men who love hula-hooping- we are ridiculous and absurd; the way of the goof ball is written in the cards for us. Now Matt Plendl has the best spectacle hoop act in the world, but he is totally gay and lovin it- so he's not really gonna be our spokesmodel (sorry Matt). We have to accept the absurdity of being men in a girls sport- emmerse yourself in the absurdity- bath in it like the blood of a rubber chicken. then and only then can you be at one with the centrifugal force. And you will be invincible! I am Dizzy Hips; the Hula-Hoop Man, gyrating my hips with a girly toy for a living and by-golly i am proud of it. Who among you will join me?



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Wed, September 16, 2009 - 10:43 AM
Don't know if you're a Facebooker, but there's a pretty sweet FB group for just the kind of man you're talking about:

www.new.facebook.com/hooppath#/group.php

Short description: The Dudes Who Hoop Who Don't Want Other Dudes to Hoop Task Force is committed to keeping dudes out of Hooping through the spread of misinformation, stereo-type, and whatever else it takes to keep us a minority in the hoop Community.

If you're a guy thinking of getting into hooping: Don't. You won't have fun. We're cool being the only dudes who hoop. Really. Don't worry about us. We'll be fine.

Twas so great finally meeting you at the burn! U R awesome.
Wed, September 16, 2009 - 10:46 AM
that last sentence was me--duh!