What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt? It depends on the man.
Several years ago during a parade in town, several clans had been imbibing a bit too much scotch trying to warm their innards on a cold winter day. As one clan approached the reviewing stand, an elderly "gentleman" stumbled and proceeded to roll and roll and roll across the pavement right towards the crowd of dignitaries. In true Scots fashion, he wasn't wearing anything except his kilt.
This past Saturday night, one of our associate priests who is the dean of a local seminary held a Murder Mystery party at his house for the Beefeaters. The Beefeaters have nothing to do with gin or guarding the Tower. It began as a group of men at church who would clean up the church cemetery on a semi-annual basis. They also enjoy relaxing afterwards with a grill full of red-meat products and some good single malt. It has grown to include Lady Beefeaters who are either honorary members or actually help with the cemetery cleanup.
One of the Beefeaters is USDA-certified AAA prime beefcake eye candy. At a pool party in the dwindling days of summer, he was the one who wasn't embarrassed in his swimsuit. Rippling six-pack, shaved head, earring. And the life of party, even finding a way to attach a keg to floaties so the guys in the pool didn't have to go far for a refill.
The murder mystery party was a fancy dress affair. Although some people dressed for the role they were assigned (my role was the actress, Mr. Gaelic's was the doctor), most people wore long dresses or tuxes. Except BeefeaterCake. He wore a kilt tuxedo - looks like a tux from the waist up and a kilt from the waist down.
During the opening explanation and the closing accusations, we were seated in a large circle since there were 16 of us. (Eight characters per game so we were split into two different rooms for dinner but all played the same game. Yes, there was another actress and another doctor. And the Gaelics and another couple were lucky enough not to be seated with our spouses - you can interact with more people that way.) BeefeaterCake was seated directly opposite in the circle. And he doesn't seem to know how to keep his legs together, sitting with his knees spread.
But like a thoughtful Scotsman, he wore tartan compression bike shorts underneath. Not traditional, but thoughtful.
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