I rip on my mom a lot because she starts acting like a 12-year-old whenever the topic of Clay Aiken comes up (and she brings him up constantly). Tonight, after she demanded that we all stay silent while she watched a TiVo recording of the Bravo Entertainment Weekly special, which had a segment about Clay and Ruben, she admitted that she projected all of her neuroses and angst about the way she raised her sons onto Clay. I've noticed that at concerts, men don't scream and work their way into states of euphoria/hysteria at the sight of the lead vocalist, while even that whiny pansy Ben Gibbard was all but getting panties thrown at him when I saw Death Cab for Cutie (fairly well-known emo band). Is it just women who wholly invest themselves emotionally in entertainers, male and female? Why do men not do this? Is it a sexuality thing? Is it cultural conditioning?