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Leonardo DiCaprio pre–The Beach. And did I say Aaron Carter? If not, Aaron Carter. Josh’s boyfriend: Tough choice. 36 UGLY M A N Mackerel: Who’s the ﬁrst one he said again? ” Mackerel: Him. Josh’s boyfriend (yelling): He chose early Taylor Hanson. How hot is that? Mufﬂed gay-sounding voice: Shit. Fine, we’re so horny and fucked up on crystal meth that we’ll deal with the fact that he isn’t Aaron Carter. Josh’s boyfriend (to Mackerel, whispering): Pick Aaron Carter. Mackerel: Why? Josh’s boyfriend: Why?!
If I’d been gay a little longer, I’d say the real gay dilemma is that no amount of working out daily in a gym can make a guy your age interesting to someone my age. The mind goes. It’s just a sad fact. I’m so not in the mood anymore. But yeah, I’m psychic. Josh’s boyfriend: Then Pakistan it is. On one condition. Mackerel: It’d better involve dope. Josh’s boyfriend: I’ll pack my things, and—oh, it does— you strip and strike a nice doggie pose on my bed. I may be gay, but I’m not stupid. Well, not that stupid.
Josh’s boyfriend: Bingo. Mackerel (mournfully): Him then. But your pettiness is giving me pause. Behind Josh’s boyfriend’s front door, the mufﬂed good news spreads and mufﬂed zippers start unzipping. Josh’s boyfriend: So any last words? I mean before you just start saying ouch and all that? Mackerel: Yeah, actually. Let history record that a boy who only wanted to serve humanity by serving himself was sidetracked by the jihad that homoeroticism has unleashed upon the cute. My intellect could have saved us, had we known me, but my ass was too great a distraction, albeit for quite understandable reasons.