Quite frankly, what WASN’T gay about Trapper Keepers? They organized your life. They were colorful and whimsical. They were a lighter load than traditional binders, and they were always slick. And they had VELCRO.
When you were little, didn’t you love your Trapper Keepers just a little bit more than most of the boys? Didn’t you get a prim satisfaction from sliding the plastic rings perfectly back together? Didn’t you love the efficient organization of it all? Your papers didn’t fall out of the folders! This was clearly puckered lip of modernity.
After Trapper Keepers, how could you go back to being sloppy? How could you go back to boring, primary colors?
Damn you, Mead©. You made us gay.