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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lol, Gay ppl R Gay

Many people could use a healthy dose of taking themselves less seriously. And I don't think any group should be off-limits when it comes to making jokes.




However, but, notwithstanding, STILL, it's pretty lame that the portrayal of non-heteros is 95% "Lol, gay dudes act like girls". It's just not a very creative, intelligent, or funny observation. Dealing with trite, stereotype-based jokes is clearly not unique to The Gays, but what's weird is that even those commentators and comedians that are "allies" take plenty of cheap shots and make the same old, tired jokes about how non heteros are so feminine, and so sassy, and flamboyant.


"Who cares what two people do in the bedroom together? How does that effect you?" says the comedian/figure. Then there's sometimes a pause and they go on to finish with something like "Who cares if two guys want to fist each other with glitter while snorting crystal meth?"

Wow, you're so open-minded, comic-bro. You have gay "friends" that you think are walking jokes. If it's funny to you and your friends, whatever I guess, but it's kind of fucked up to pretend to be supportive of a group but then completely debase them at the same time.


Take Louis CK, for example, who is maybe the funniest dude alive today.  He says what's true, which is that sexual orientation of other people has no affect on other's lives, but then can't help but go on to imply gay sex is icky. This is not to say there aren't aspects about being a dude that likes dudes that aren't comical—I think it's actually pretty fucking funny. I just think the "ew that's icky" joke for a cheap laugh is just that: cheap.

Then from the other side you get the loud homos who will immediately start shrieking a ridiculous response like "so what if we do shove glitter up each other's butts?" I'm not sure why they like to take ownership of fictitious activities. It's almost as if they get off on throwing things in other people's faces (like glitter, or semen, (lol)), even if they have no real reason to.

Another common, and boring, joke that people make is person X is condemning person Y for being gay, but "look at his belt/shoes/hair LOL!!!" As if because a person wears certain shit that defines their orientation. A good proportion of the time it's non heteros that make this "point". Yes, there are noticeable patterns of dress and appearance that can sometimes indicate orientation, but it just makes the stereotypes worse when homos use this puerile defense.

Alas, flamboyant bros are so brilliantly self-centered that they don't care how their actions and words affect others. And hetero bros can pat themselves on the back for being "accepting" (see: patronizing) toward non heteros.

But everyone likes to feel better than someone, don't they?

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In other news, yesterday I went into a convenience store to buy a package of chew-based gum and the employee looked at me, did a double-take and then asked:

Ain't you somebody famous?
thx 4 the ego tickle


7 comments:

  1. Attn: 3 reasons MSNBC or CNN should give this blogger a show.

    1. Able to engage and communicate with a viewer with his simple yet sophisticated linear of thoughts.

    2. Irreverent. irreverent. irreverent.

    3. He seems to have pleasing bi-lateral symmetry judging from the muscle mass on his headless torso shots. (He maybe a double threat by rendering a viewer helpless by visually and intellectually stimulating them.)

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  2. Comedy is comedy and it almost always goes for the cheap laugh and it's almost always at someone's expense. The best comics make fun of THEIR group and can get away with the honestly outrageous. But no group is immune.

    I just attended a comedy event in my lily white upper middle class suburban town. Rich people (including most of the audience who were "profiled" just like any TSA agent or police department does) and you know what? The comics were right more often than they were wrong. That's what makes it funny and that's why so many blurt out shocked, guilty laughs. The comics also, in this wholey upper-middle class enclave, did skits about women where every other word was bitch and ho. And the while middle aged male jokes were plentiful too. About ED and prostates and male menopause. Are they stereotypes? You betcha. That what makes them funny. Just enough outrageousness with a liberal sprinkling of truth. Sorta the kind of jokes the a homogeneous group would make among themselves...

    You know you're "accepted" (or totally powerless like fat people) when people feel comfortable enough with you to make fun of and exaggerate the extremes. But you need to be secure in yourselves to be able to distinguish humor from being mocked. Are you? And are you offended by the jokes when they're a little mean spirited but at someone ELSE'S expense? I've found that the audience members who storm out in protest at something that offended THEM usually have been sitting in the audience for an hour or better laughing about jokes about women or blacks or "others" and only take offense when the joke hits close to where THEY live.

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    1. Maybe you're new here, but the author isn't really the butt of these jokes, as these jokes are about stereotypical gays, which if you read even three posts you would realize this blogger is not.

      If anything, he seems to be saying that he DOES want to be made fun of, especially in the lines "This is not to say there aren't aspects about being a dude that likes dudes that aren't comical—I think it's actually pretty fucking funny. I just think the "ew that's icky" joke for a cheap laugh is just that: cheap."

      But maybe you didn't read the post and/or are a troll. Or are dumb. Idk, ur gay and probably a faggot though!

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    2. ******Wow, you're so open-minded, comic-bro. You have gay "friends" that you think are walking jokes. If it's funny to you and your friends, whatever I guess, but it's kind of fucked up to pretend to be supportive of a group but then completely debase them at the same time.

      Au contraire Mr anon @ 7:15. I was responding to this quote and I think I read it correctly. I understand where the blogger is coming from. I just wanted to point out the hypocrisy of endorsing the humor until it's directed at you in a way you find offensive. It's what a certain brand of comics DO. They dole out insults to whichever group they focus their shtick on. Some comics "do" women, some blacks and some white rednecks. I personally don't like comedy that is mean but a great many people do. I just take exception to the outrage expressed, and I'm NOT saying this blogger is one of the guilty parties, but there are plenty of people who are..... Who become positively undone by mean or sick humor directed at THEM but they have NO trouble when some other group is the target.... As evidenced by all the gay guys who sat thru Tracey Morgan's routine, and he can be just as offensive to other groups, and was that night he made the unfortunate joke about his theoretical gay son. No one protested until it offended THEM. That's hypocritical and if you're so easily offended "edgy" comics are best avoided. That's all.

      If that makes me a and internet troll or dumb, guilty as charged

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    3. Guys, guys--relax...you're *both* wrong. Actually, neither of you is "wrong", but Anon 7:11/10:35 is largely missing the point.

      Agreed that people love jokes until they are made about them or their group. No revelations there.

      My point was not "waaa stop making fun of gay people". I make fun of non heteros all the time on this blog. It's actually probably one, if not the, most popular topic? And I think non heteros are over-sensitive about humor relating to them.

      I do also see, however, that when you're part of a persecuted group for which historically 'poking fun' turned into real poking and then hitting, and then sometimes death, that people have a right to be *a little* more sensitive.

      My point was more that:

      1.) Jokes about gay people are lame, tired and boring. New material please.

      2.) If you're going to make fun of someone, just do it, and take ownership of the fact that you're being a dick. Don't set yourself up as this great, nice guy and then give a backhanded comment to the group and pretend it's not insulting.

      Basically Louie says: "Listen, I'm a nice and open-minded guy. I see that this it is ridiculous to care about what two guys do in the privacy of their own home...it's obviously fucking gross, and I don't want to see it, but hey, like I said I'm a good guy that doesn't mind grossness happening, so long as I can't see it."

      So yeah, more gay jokes please. Just ones that don't suck.

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  3. What do you call a gay milkman?
    -A diary queen.

    What do you call a gay dentist?
    -The tooth fairy.

    What do you call a gay Irish couple?
    -Michael Fitzpatrick and Patrick Fitzmichael

    What does a gay horse eat?
    -haaaaaayyy

    What do you call a circle of gay guys?
    -A fruit loop.



    Your welcome.

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  4. A diary queen?

    Come on, Bro...

    A "Dairy queen" maybe?

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