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Gawker Doesn’t Know What Poppers Are

buzz_poppersHeadline:Which Old Actress Was Handing Out Pills to Little Boys After an Awards Show?

Relevant Blind Item: “Which aging actress shocked party goers by casually pulling out a bottle of poppers from her designer handbag and offering it around to a host of young boys?”

Would someone please explain to Gawker‘s Richard Lawson what poppers are?

On:           Feb 10, 2009
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    • alan brickman

      Tell him there something you stick up his ass…then he’ll really remember…

      Feb 10, 2009 at 10:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron

      Can someone explain to me what poppers are? Guess I didn’t get the memo.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • burton21

      Well… the Gawker bashing continues? I clicked the link, (simply because I found it hard to believe that Lawson, who is gay, wouldn’t know what poppers were) and surprise! I was right. At the TOP of his article he states “…an old lady giving young boys anal sex stimulants…”

      Those are in his own words, which is NOT the case for the quote you’ve provided Japhy, which is a direct lift from its original source, the Mirror (not written by Lawson). It would seem that in your zeal to blast Gawker, you didn’t even read the article in question, lest you would have seen the same things I did.

      Japhy, your presence has completely, 100% revamped Queerty into something respectable and entertaining, but come on… a quick read of that site would have showed you that Lawson (and Gawker, by extension) have every idea of what they blog about.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • burton21

      AND I just realized that you’re referring to the fact the headline calls them “pills.” RANT RETRACTED. Many apologies, Japhy, for you are clearly more observant than I.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark D.

      I thought every gay man knew they were amyl nitrate.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • naprem

      Also, exactly how “young” are these boys she’s giving them to? It makes it sound like they’re 13 or something.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • getreal

      What exactly is amyl nitrate. I mean I know people break the capsules and inhale but what is it?

      Feb 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jamie

      Chalk me up as one more gay man who doesn’t know what poppers are.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc

      ^^^ I love comments like that. Dude, 2 seconds would take you to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poppers) and you’d know what they are.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron


      Right. What’s the point of them? I know there is these substance out there called “poppers” but what they’re for, what affect they have I have no idea. Never been offered them and have never known anyone who as done them.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Solis

      #2 Has to be Madonna.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark D.

      They give you a rush, and make you hyper-horny for a little while. That being said, they kill brain cells and trash your immune system. Best to stick with mary-jane.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc

      They’re kind of fun at the moment of orgasm, but yeah, basically they smell like gasoline farts.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark D.

      I always thought that they smelled like dirty gym socks. Then again, for those with a jock fetish, that may be a turn-on. All I’d need do is think of Anderson Cooper, and I’d be good to go. Oh Mah Boo…………

      Feb 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Raposo

      Why was an old lady giving young guys VCR head cleaner?

      Feb 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dgz

      oops. before this post, i figured they were pills, too. um, thanks for the education, i guess!(?)

      Feb 10, 2009 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark D.

      It is illegal to sell it to “huff,” or sniff to achieve a high. So, they sell it as “video head cleaner” with dire warnings against inhalation on the label…wink, wink……while everyone knows that these warnings will be ignored and the contents inhaled ’til the last drop. Look at old reels of the dancefloor of Studio 54. You’ll see someone pulling out a little bottle and sniffing away.

      Feb 10, 2009 at 6:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • suzygoo

      You can get the same high from sniffing gasoline, naptha (white gas), spray paint, plastic wood, some types of glue, any number of solvents. Huffing or sniffing, it just kills your brain cells very quickly along with your lungs. Not sexy at all to have your man sniffing away as you are trying to boink him.

      Feb 11, 2009 at 9:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hardmannyc

      I don’t think they’re illegal in NY State. Anywhere, they’re sold everywhere. As poppers, not “video head cleaners” (which is about as relevant as “buggy whips” these days) or — and this always made me laugh — “room deodorizers.”

      Feb 11, 2009 at 9:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SethNg

      kills brain cells… yer so cute

      Jan 30, 2015 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SethNg

      as for a comparison to gas etc…

      if all you know of them is the bit of lightheadedness,sure…

      but nitrites also relax smooth muscle tissue…

      Jan 30, 2015 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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