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(News.com.au)   Factory worker now facing daily snickers from co-workers over his huge $1200 Dumbledore back tattoo. "It seemed like a good idea at the time"   (news.com.au) divider line 165
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2007-10-25 01:47:07 AM
So maybe one more person will wonder why someone they thought was totally awesome is in any way different once it is known what gender they prefer.

My coming out was awful. Dreadful. A complete nightmare. One of the last people I told was my best friend at the time, Marty. We were in a little restaurant somewhere for lunch and I struggled to find a way to tell him. Finally I just stared down at my Fettuccine Alfredo to avoid his eyes and blurted out, "I'm gay.". There was silence for the longest time. Just silence. Finally he looked up from a second browse of the menu and said, "Hey, they have thin crust pizza here now!" Dumbfounded I asked, "Did you HEAR me?" "Yeah, you said you're gay. I don't see how who you like to have sex with has anything to do with our friendship. Do you want to see a movie this afternoon?"

After losing friends I'd known longer than him and having my family disown me, I had to excuse myself to the restroom because there was something in my eye.
 
2007-10-25 01:54:20 AM
Sorry to hear it, Bear...

And as far as tattoos of human faces goes, that one's pretty good.
 
2007-10-25 01:55:48 AM
Gecko's simple rules for getting a tattoo:

10 pick design
20 wait 5 years
30 if design=don't want, then goto 10
40 get tattoo
50 end
 
2007-10-25 02:01:19 AM
Gecko Gingrich: Gecko's simple rules for getting a tattoo:

10 pick design
20 wait 5 years
30 if design=don't want, then goto 10
40 get tattoo
50 end


You forgot

if design=tribal on lower back, then goto 10
if design=flash on the wall of the parlor, then goto 10
if design=kanji, and you don't speak Chinese/Japanese- kill yourself
 
2007-10-25 02:04:44 AM
Wait. They weren't snickering at his huge Dumbledore tattoo BEFORE this week?
 
2007-10-25 02:05:15 AM
Gecko Gingrich: 30 if design=don't want, then goto 10

*ugh*

I've been doing C language programming for the last 25 years. I wasted most of Monday looking at:

if( index->node = thisnode->next )
{
index->node = thisnode->next->prev;
}

...somehow failing to realize that I was setting index->node rather than checking it.
An absolute beginner's mistake.
I guess my mother's and her mother's early onset Alzheimer's is starting.
Bartender, I'll take another shot.
 
2007-10-25 02:09:14 AM
BearToy: I've been doing C language programming for the last 25 years. I wasted most of Monday looking at:

if( index->node = thisnode->next )
{
index->node = thisnode->next->prev;
}

...somehow failing to realize that I was setting index->node rather than checking it.
An absolute beginner's mistake.
I guess my mother's and her mother's early onset Alzheimer's is starting.
Bartender, I'll take another shot.


Rabbit, pancake and so forth. I'm sorry for your pain, though.
 
2007-10-25 02:12:32 AM
Gecko Gingrich: Rabbit, pancake and so forth.

I know... its pretty boring and retarded.


home.roadrunner.com


/thanks though
// :)
 
2007-10-25 02:17:04 AM
The last bit of "programming" I did was in BASIC on a brand new Apple IIc. It was a three room text adventure that never worked right. My favorite program though, was:

10?"[random string of characters]";
20 GOTO 10

>run
 
2007-10-25 02:17:25 AM
That picture in the article looks pretty photoshoppy to me.
 
2007-10-25 03:02:38 AM
Confabulat: Wait. They weren't snickering at his huge Dumbledore tattoo BEFORE this week?

that's what I'm trying to wrap his head around. Before they were like 'wow, sweet tat man, that's pretty cool, makes me want one. It'll look great in 40 years'?
 
2007-10-25 03:11:48 AM
BearToy: So maybe one more person will wonder why someone they thought was totally awesome is in any way different once it is known what gender they prefer.

My coming out was awful. Dreadful. A complete nightmare. One of the last people I told was my best friend at the time, Marty. We were in a little restaurant somewhere for lunch and I struggled to find a way to tell him. Finally I just stared down at my Fettuccine Alfredo to avoid his eyes and blurted out, "I'm gay.". There was silence for the longest time. Just silence. Finally he looked up from a second browse of the menu and said, "Hey, they have thin crust pizza here now!" Dumbfounded I asked, "Did you HEAR me?" "Yeah, you said you're gay. I don't see how who you like to have sex with has anything to do with our friendship. Do you want to see a movie this afternoon?"

After losing friends I'd known longer than him and having my family disown me, I had to excuse myself to the restroom because there was something in my eye.


You know I read your story, and I have to admit that it sounded a bit ridiculous. First of all, I can spot a gay guy a mile away, closet or no closet, and I can't imagine how everyone around you would lose their shiat (aside from one person) when you said you were gay.

But then I looked at your profile and you're from Texas.
So... yeah... I guess it makes more sense now.
 
2007-10-25 04:16:03 AM
At least he didn't get NSFWthis oneNSFW Link requires SafeSearch to be off, first two images.
 
2007-10-25 05:40:02 AM
BearToy: So maybe one more person will wonder why someone they thought was totally awesome is in any way different once it is known what gender they prefer.

My coming out was awful. Dreadful. A complete nightmare. One of the last people I told was my best friend at the time, Marty. We were in a little restaurant somewhere for lunch and I struggled to find a way to tell him. Finally I just stared down at my Fettuccine Alfredo to avoid his eyes and blurted out, "I'm gay.". There was silence for the longest time. Just silence. Finally he looked up from a second browse of the menu and said, "Hey, they have thin crust pizza here now!" Dumbfounded I asked, "Did you HEAR me?" "Yeah, you said you're gay. I don't see how who you like to have sex with has anything to do with our friendship. Do you want to see a movie this afternoon?"

After losing friends I'd known longer than him and having my family disown me, I had to excuse myself to the restroom because there was something in my eye.


That's a great friend there. I'm sorry that you had such a hard time coming out. I know that sounds weak, but I mean it.

I agree- I don't see why anyone should like Dumbledore any less because he is gay.
 
2007-10-25 05:42:51 AM
I personally can't wait until my ex-wife is a middle aged woman and she still has her Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z tattoos. I laugh everytime I see the crap she did to herself.

I'm an anime fan, probably a bigger one than she is. But I would NEVER tattoo an anime character on my body. I would never tattoo ANYTHING on my body. Why anyone would want to disfigure their body like that I do not know.
 
2007-10-25 05:44:04 AM
BearToy
const is your friend.

/once spent 3 days hunting for a bug like that
 
2007-10-25 05:50:59 AM
poehitman: I'm an anime fan, probably a bigger one than she is. But I would NEVER tattoo an anime character on my body. I would never tattoo ANYTHING on my body. Why anyone would want to disfigure their body like that I do not know.

I dunno, a tattoo of Ulquiorra or Kenpachi would be pretty sweet even at 100
 
2007-10-25 05:51:01 AM
can that guy get his money back?
 
2007-10-25 05:53:13 AM
BearToy: Finally he looked up from a second browse of the menu and said, "Hey, they have thin crust pizza here now!" Dumbfounded I asked, "Did you HEAR me?" "Yeah, you said you're gay. I don't see how who you like to have sex with has anything to do with our friendship. Do you want to see a movie this afternoon?"



Hey, I'm freakin' hanging on here...

So, did you order the thin crust pizza or not? And what movie did you go and see?

Bloody drama queen cliffhangers!

: )
 
2007-10-25 05:54:27 AM
BearToy: After losing friends I'd known longer than him and having my family disown me, I had to excuse myself to the restroom because there was something in my eye.



Oh, yeah.

What's with gays and restrooms?
 
2007-10-25 05:56:11 AM
BearToy

Your profile is one of the most depressing and well-written things I've read lately. You daughter's stories, to me, shows how religion can become the worst or the best thing, depending on the people.
 
2007-10-25 05:56:35 AM
Oh yeah, now the Dumbledore tattoo is embarrassing.
 
2007-10-25 05:56:44 AM
poehitman: I personally can't wait until my ex-wife is a middle aged woman and she still has her Sailor Moon and Dragonball Z tattoos. I laugh everytime I see the crap she did to herself.

I'm an anime fan, probably a bigger one than she is. But I would NEVER tattoo an anime character on my body. I would never tattoo ANYTHING on my body. Why anyone would want to disfigure their body like that I do not know.


20 years after my tats, I'm still happy with them, even the one clearly visible between my thumb and forefinger. Then again, it's a USN tat. I'm still proud of my time in, as well. My others are covered by short sleeves. The only one that might be a problem is the one with my wife's name on it. I can always cross out her name and put "this space for rent" when it comes to that.

If you are one to worry about what others think of you, DON'T get inked! If you do it for yourself and get one you will always be happy with, then it'll probably be OK.

Tat's are not for everybody. Neither are they necessarily disfiguring. Hell, I've had three girls pull their shirts up to show me the rest of their tat's Mmmnnn nice bod, err tattoo!

Yeah, their all good.
 
2007-10-25 06:00:07 AM
padraig: BearToy

Your profile is one of the most depressing and well-written things I've read lately. You daughter's stories, to me, shows how religion can become the worst or the best thing, depending on the people.


My favorite part is where I'm the #1 prick on Fark.
 
2007-10-25 06:01:43 AM
Confabulat
My favorite part is where I'm the #1 prick on Fark.

Coming from a gay man, I'd take that as a compliment.
 
2007-10-25 06:02:36 AM
i personally don't care if people are gay or not. i have a comedic perspective and a realistic perspective of this.

one... (realistic) i have family members that are gay and i support and love them just the same.

two... (comedic) i only support lesbians if both chicks are hot!

three... Dumbledore...

www.shaveblog.com
 
2007-10-25 06:03:47 AM
I'm more amused by his list of girlfriends down the right hand side, tbh.www.news.com.au
 
2007-10-25 06:03:52 AM
FTA: The tattoo is about 2ft in length and shows Dumbledore played by Richard Harris who was the original and best.
So much for unbaised reporting.

And also FTA: bearing the names of his... children Charlotte, Deanna, Brandon, Tamzin and Paris.

Tamzin? TAMZIN? Paris is bad enough, but why would you name your kid Tamzin? Paul said: "It seemed like a good idea at the time.
Maybe I'm just uncultured and this is a really common name in Ausland. For magicians.
 
2007-10-25 06:04:12 AM
that is a lot of tattoo for only $1200
 
2007-10-25 06:04:58 AM
Well, like most people, he could wear a shirt to work.
 
2007-10-25 06:05:20 AM
hmmm, teaching an 11 year old a lesson in 07'

/ok, you can get the tattoo :)
 
2007-10-25 06:08:09 AM
RadioactiveApe - First of all, I can spot a gay guy a mile away, closet or no closet

No, you can't.
 
2007-10-25 06:08:11 AM
the tilt on the hat is a little odd, though it might just be the view, but that was a pretty damn talented tattoo artist, ive seen people satisfied with much worse faces.
 
2007-10-25 06:08:40 AM
I don't know... this seems like it should have the 'Dumbass' tag. (if it's real)

I mean, it's on his back so it's 'hidden' per se, and the only way it would be found is if he showed off his tattoo to workers. And therein lies the question: "Who shows off a tattoo of Dumbledore on your back?"

Plus he sounds like every other person who got a tattoo: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
 
2007-10-25 06:09:36 AM
Gay or not, you still have a $1200 Wizard tattoo on your back...
 
2007-10-25 06:19:12 AM
filter: that is a lot of tattoo for only $1200

Yeah I was thinking the same thing.

BearToy

I had a guy I know once coming out in the same manner.. He said to me "I've been born with this problem..", when he finished I asked him how is that a problem to you? He looked really suprised and dumbfolded. ;)
 
2007-10-25 06:24:42 AM
I wish more guys were gay (more women for me!!)
 
2007-10-25 06:25:05 AM
Sounds like he works with a bunch of dumbshiats.
 
2007-10-25 06:26:27 AM
He doesn't regret it? Sounds to me he does.
 
2007-10-25 06:34:21 AM
Captain Hollywood

"Who shows off a tattoo of Dumbledore on your back?"

This guy, pretty obviously.

he sounds like every other person who got a tattoo: "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

Don't regret mine, 8 years in. To expand on Gecko Gingrich's rules;

If you want a tattoo because you think 'it will look cool' don't do it. First off that's a stupid reason, secondly, 'cool' is not defined by you, and may (will) change over time. Only ever do it for yourself, and have it done of something that means something to you, not something you found in a pattern book/on the wall. Also, at least for your first, have it done somewhere you can cover up if you need to, and no, ladies, the small of your back does not count.
 
2007-10-25 06:36:15 AM
1) Why would a grown man have a picture from a kids' book tattooed on him in the first place?

2) How often does he have his shirt off at work?

Something tells me this guy should not be allowed within 500ft of a school
 
2007-10-25 06:36:24 AM
Dogbeast...it's really not hard to tell.
 
2007-10-25 06:37:41 AM
reverend_alex: and no, ladies, the small of your back does not count.

Unless you really like teh buttsecks that is...
 
2007-10-25 06:37:45 AM
Downtown Dave: 1) Why would a grown man have a picture from a kids' book tattooed on him in the first place?

2) How often does he have his shirt off at work?

Something tells me this guy should not be allowed within 500ft of a school


Read the article, for cripes sake!
 
2007-10-25 06:41:41 AM
Jimmy Buffet said it best:

"A permanent reminder, of a temporary feeling."
 
2007-10-25 06:46:28 AM
BearToy: Gecko Gingrich: 30 if design=don't want, then goto 10

*ugh*

I've been doing C language programming for the last 25 years. I wasted most of Monday looking at:

if( index->node = thisnode->next )
{
index->node = thisnode->next->prev;
}

...somehow failing to realize that I was setting index->node rather than checking it.
An absolute beginner's mistake.
I guess my mother's and her mother's early onset Alzheimer's is starting.
Bartender, I'll take another shot.


Stuff like this makes me REALLY happy that I code Java.

Anyway, that's actually not a bad tattoo, and I'm no fan of tattoos. I too don't understand what Dumbledore's "coming out" had to do with making it more or less embarrassing. If he feels bad imagine how horrible any closeted co-workers must feel seeing the reaction at the workplace.

Also, I'm disappointed not to see a bunch of crappy tattoo pics posted.
 
2007-10-25 06:47:44 AM
DjArcas: I'm more amused by his list of girlfriends down the right hand side, tbh.

/Is it jsut my bad eyes or does that tat read.... "Tarzan and Paris" among the names?
//alrighty....
 
2007-10-25 06:49:09 AM
Just stopping by to say:

1) my mother, who followed Richard Harris around the country in the 60s like he was the Grateful Dead, best never see this, or I fear for my father's sanity and bank account (*click send*)

2) BearToy, not only is your profile beautifully written, but you're a HOTTIE. ^_^

/girl
 
2007-10-25 06:49:29 AM
I love Harry Potter and Dumbledore, but I have to say that would be a pretty gay tattoo even if Dumbledore wasn't.
 
2007-10-25 06:49:33 AM
name not in use: Jimmy Buffet said it best:

"A permanent reminder, of a temporary feeling."


As some other guy said, in paraphrase, "Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in width."
 
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