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Tuesday, March 5

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Ramsin / March 30, 2004 11:46 AM

50s fashion. I know that's creepy. But what can I say?

Ruthie / March 30, 2004 11:51 AM

I have a thing for perfect teeth.

A lex, x, x / March 30, 2004 11:51 AM

Shoes and books -- but oddly enough, not books about shoes...

lacey / March 30, 2004 11:53 AM

Can one have a Marshall Field's fetish?

amyc / March 30, 2004 12:40 PM

Bald guys with glasses. Moby, David Cross, my own fella....

humpy smurf / March 30, 2004 1:11 PM

Smarts, and smartasses.

Eamon / March 30, 2004 1:20 PM, natch.

Alex / March 30, 2004 1:41 PM

A high A and a keen interest in 5th century Buddhist cave temples. I blame graduate school.

Naz / March 30, 2004 1:52 PM

Shoes. Cameras. Gear - particularly bike and hiking/climbing/outdoor hi-tech synthetics.

robin.. / March 30, 2004 1:59 PM

crooked teeth. receding hairlines. electrical tape. piercing needles.

Brenda / March 30, 2004 2:14 PM

fetˇish also fetˇich ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ftsh, ftsh)
1. An object that is believed to have magical or spiritual powers, especially such an object associated with animistic or shamanistic religious practices.
2. An object of unreasonably excessive attention or reverence: made a fetish of punctuality.
3. Something, such as a material object or a nonsexual part of the body, that arouses sexual desire and may become necessary for sexual gratification.
4. An abnormally obsessive preoccupation or attachment; a fixation.

Based on the definition of the word, I'd have to say I don't have any. At least not any permanent ones. I am currently experiencing a (hopefully fleeting) "fixation" on a certain sexy pink-haired fella. Crush or fetish? I dunno. He'd probably enjoy being considered a "fetish", but I'm thinking it's more of a "crush".

Trance / March 30, 2004 2:17 PM

Men with shaved heads, boots (and perhaps shoes in general, but certainly not feet), well-read people, chokers, self-deprecation.

Ian / March 30, 2004 2:36 PM

Crushed velvet.

Pete / March 30, 2004 3:35 PM

Naz, you finally get a prime opportunity for a sex-related answer, and you drop the ball. Oh, wait--cameras, synthetics...never mind.

'That Ian' / March 30, 2004 4:05 PM

Eating feces, slash-porn, wax-torture, fisting, domination. Just kidding.

I'm really into pony-tails, nice legs, tomboys, piercings/tattoos, public sex.

A lex, x, x / March 30, 2004 4:13 PM

Ponytails? Maybe it's all the pregnancy hormones, but reading that made me all gushy inside. That is the sweetest thing I've heard (read) all day...

Naz / March 30, 2004 4:16 PM

Pete - I know, I know. But some festishes should remain private.

The ponytail thing reminded me of something else I really like - pigtails.

A lex, x, x / March 30, 2004 4:17 PM

Aww...all you boys like the sweet simple things in life. Although now Naz, I'm picturing you grabbing someone by their pigtails. On second thought, you kinkster, you!

'That Ian' / March 30, 2004 4:26 PM

I'm glad it's not the slash-porn that made you all gushy! But yeah, pony-tails are soooo so hot.

Thanks Alex, x, x -- being "sweet" (as in "kind") is sweet (as in "excellent").

Ben / March 30, 2004 4:42 PM

Footy pajamas.

jennifer / March 30, 2004 4:47 PM

John McEntire.

anne / March 30, 2004 5:06 PM

This winter, I was all about the faux-hawk. But that's sooo 2003.

Jeff / March 31, 2004 1:54 AM

White ankle socks.

STV / March 31, 2004 8:38 AM

Unethical Psychology Experiments.

Stanley Milgram, Little Albert and The Stanford Prison Experiment for starters. They also make great band names.

Shylo / March 31, 2004 9:04 AM

Corsetry; fringed underpinnings.

Naz / March 31, 2004 9:21 AM

Anne - you should have seen me last year, I was rocking the faux-hawk all summer long.

Kenzo / March 31, 2004 10:55 AM

Way to go, obviously-an-English-major-or-ex-English-major with the definition of fetish.

By the way, treated.

We smell our own, then we treat 'em like Spray-N-Wash to pea soup on a p-coat.

I suppose pea soup on a p-coat could itself be a fetish.

april / March 31, 2004 10:58 AM

Beards and nerdy glasses.

emily / March 31, 2004 11:38 AM

1. Boys in button up shirts with sweaters (glasses are a plus)
2. Sleepwear/underwear
3. Cooking/food in general

anne / March 31, 2004 12:11 PM

Naz - and it's a big shame I'm getting my hair cut short on Tuesday!

You should see me today: I'm rocking the pigtails.

Carly / March 31, 2004 1:19 PM

-Reminders of Ex's or resemblences to someone famous

-Nice smiles

-Long eyelashes

(Oh, and I've definitely heard the pigtail thing before...)

Craig / March 31, 2004 2:00 PM

Short girl(s).

steve_sleeve / March 31, 2004 2:35 PM

scarlett johannson in fishnets (ignore photoshopped tattoo).

suzanne / March 31, 2004 9:08 PM

right,so maybe not fetishes in the strictest sense of the word, i'd tend to say these are things that i REALLY REALLY like, a whole fucking lot:
1.nerdy smart boys
i've never been one to obsess about anything, i'll never get into anything enough for it to be a fetish. well,never say never.

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