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2013-01-03 08:42:11 AM
I think Chuck Cunningham was gay.

Seriously... he disappeared upstairs, and was never seen again. In fact, Howard Cunningham disowned his son so thoroughly, he once stood up in court and said, under oath, that he only had two children.

I bet Chuck ran off with the black drummer Richie and Potsie had in their band that one time, explaining why we never saw ether of them again. Plus, the interracial homosexuality was so distasteful to Mr. C, Well, he completely refused to recognize he had a third child.
 
2013-01-03 08:56:36 AM
You ain't gay, you ain't nothin'! You ain't NOTHIN'!
 
2013-01-03 09:07:10 AM
Harvey Firestein?
 
2013-01-03 09:26:34 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 09:30:44 AM
Who's not gay... he's just sometimes a foppish dandy who looks like your grandma

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-03 09:43:50 AM
The pop culture gay flavor of the minute? White gay dads.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-03 09:48:40 AM

Mugato: The pop culture gay flavor of the minute? White gay dads.

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You can count on them.
 
2013-01-03 10:27:50 AM
Subby?
 
2013-01-03 10:35:35 AM
The New Normal is terrible. Though I completely disagree with the ultra-conservative mother of the surrogate mother, and recognise that that is the writers' intent. The writing for the character would probably for a drama, but for a comedy the character is basically a black hole that completely kills any humor around it. The rest of the show isn't all that great, but that character makes it go from "Meh" to unwatchable.
 
2013-01-03 10:39:10 AM
We're not supposed to care right? I mean thats what we keep being told and yet we have to celebrate it everytime someone comes out.
 
2013-01-03 10:45:11 AM
 
2013-01-03 10:46:13 AM
I'm so glad I don't own a television and that I'm better than everyone else because of it.
 
2013-01-03 10:47:09 AM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-03 10:48:22 AM
But too often, says Bendix, these are small roles played by exoticized, slinky femmes. "Like, 'the other' is always going to be the other," she observed ruefully.

That's because people don't want to see real lesbians on TV. TV!=reality. The same principle applies to porn.

If I had a choice between a 200Lb, butch hambeast who's a "real" lesbian, and ScarJo saying "I Like to have sex with girls!", I...

...

...I'll be in my bunk.
 
2013-01-03 10:49:12 AM
Oh, MacGyver's gay.
 
2013-01-03 10:51:52 AM
Not too long ago, he says, pop culture mainly defined gay men as promiscuous and deviant, rather than monogamous and devoted to their families.

We've finally managed to make inroads in social and legal acceptance for the gay community but do we really need to squeeze all the fun out of it?
 
2013-01-03 10:52:15 AM
tiwibzone.tiwib.netdna-cdn.com
 
2013-01-03 10:56:40 AM

Bob el-Hed: Oh, MacGyver's gay.


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2013-01-03 11:00:40 AM
Came for the Dr. Horrible reference (um, the second one), leaving satisfied.

/and then satisfied again by the first Dr. Horrible reference
//not gay, but if I were, I'm pretty sure NPH would be hot
///not that there's anything wrong with that
////hated Seinfeld
//Hyper slashie combo!
 
2013-01-03 11:04:05 AM
i.imgur.com

"...I am programmed in multiple techniques..."

/Ridem' cowboy
//So gay,
 
2013-01-03 11:04:39 AM
Onkel Buck
We're not supposed to care right? I mean thats what we keep being told and yet we have to celebrate it everytime someone comes out.

I'm with you on this. Be gay...I'm fine with that, but why is it such a big deal these days? Seems a little insecure to me at this point.

/Straight or gay, doesn't matter...I still ain't gettin' any! :)
 
2013-01-03 11:04:51 AM
Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?
 
2013-01-03 11:06:09 AM
The New Normal is just a terrible, terrible show...and it has nothing to with anybody being gay, straight, bi, inter-species, whatever, it's just a horribly NOT funny show!
 
2013-01-03 11:06:13 AM
And after that: Why does it matter?
 
2013-01-03 11:06:41 AM

PopFreshenmeyer: Bob el-Hed: Oh, MacGyver's gay.

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uhh.. muh, buh...
 
2013-01-03 11:06:58 AM

boyvoyeur: Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?


Wait another minute. You mean to tell me that masculine hunk of he-man Charles Nelson Reilly was gay?
 
2013-01-03 11:10:27 AM
What if they're just homosexual?
 
2013-01-03 11:15:47 AM

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: madcan34: I'm so glad I don't own a television and that I'm better than everyone else because of it.

I sincerely hope that was sarcasm. I'm fed up with this "I don't own a television. I streamed Dexter last night though it was really good." You don't get to lord over all humanity because you don't use the old-style idiot box and watch everything on the new-fangled idiot tablet/console/laptop/desktop/phone. My new totally untrue elitist statement has become "I don't consume entertainment media."


bragging about not watching TV while on the internet has always been a very odd thing to brag about; especially on Fark.
 
2013-01-03 11:16:23 AM
i830.photobucket.com

The following people are gay.
 
2013-01-03 11:18:13 AM

FeedTheCollapse: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: madcan34: I'm so glad I don't own a television and that I'm better than everyone else because of it.

I sincerely hope that was sarcasm. I'm fed up with this "I don't own a television. I streamed Dexter last night though it was really good." You don't get to lord over all humanity because you don't use the old-style idiot box and watch everything on the new-fangled idiot tablet/console/laptop/desktop/phone. My new totally untrue elitist statement has become "I don't consume entertainment media."

bragging about not watching TV while on the internet has always been a very odd thing to brag about; especially on Fark.


I own a TV, but hardly ever watch it. I can watch all my favorite shows commercial free on the internet though, so there's not much point to television for me.
 
2013-01-03 11:19:13 AM

FirstNationalBastard: I think Chuck Cunningham was gay.

Seriously... he disappeared upstairs, and was never seen again. In fact, Howard Cunningham disowned his son so thoroughly, he once stood up in court and said, under oath, that he only had two children.

I bet Chuck ran off with the black drummer Richie and Potsie had in their band that one time, explaining why we never saw ether of them again. Plus, the interracial homosexuality was so distasteful to Mr. C, Well, he completely refused to recognize he had a third child.


Hahah great explanation! I always felt bad for "Chuck"...in my head, he ran off to the military and was KIA, which his dad kept on the DL...or his reference in Court, Potsie's dad was the true father of Joanie (He had an ailment that didn't allow him to serve in WW2, but certainly allowed him to 'service' Mrs. C)..

Anyhow, need more Coffee.
 
2013-01-03 11:20:19 AM

WhoGAS: Onkel Buck
We're not supposed to care right? I mean thats what we keep being told and yet we have to celebrate it everytime someone comes out.

I'm with you on this. Be gay...I'm fine with that, but why is it such a big deal these days? Seems a little insecure to me at this point.

/Straight or gay, doesn't matter...I still ain't gettin' any! :)


It's the first decade in modern history where someone can be openly gay (to the point of it being reflected in popular culture and media) without it being something that is taboo, hidden, attacked, or apologized for. There are some stigmas to get through, but a tipping point has been reached. I think it more of a celebration, not really a forceful "big deal". It's an area of media that couldn't be developed until recently, and now it's open. There's going to be lots of attempts to capitalize on the market and develop it before it becomes fully integrated into the mainstream. It'll carry for a while as the political fight continues.
 
2013-01-03 11:24:02 AM
I have no issues with gay marriage or letting them adopt. does not affect me so I live and let live. (BTW I am not proud of this. I should be more out spoken about these issues but I fear the consequences. Please forgive me)

But I will shoot the first person that says the word "gaybies" in front of me.
 
2013-01-03 11:26:48 AM

Rose McGowan Loveslave: I have no issues with gay marriage or letting them adopt. does not affect me so I live and let live. (BTW I am not proud of this. I should be more out spoken about these issues but I fear the consequences. Please forgive me)

But I will shoot the first person that says the word "gaybies" in front of me.


Is that "gaybies" instead of "babies"
Or "gaybies" instead of "rabies"
 
2013-01-03 11:27:12 AM

Boudica's War Tampon: boyvoyeur: Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?

Wait another minute. You mean to tell me that masculine hunk of he-man Charles Nelson Reilly was gay?


He once ran a four minute mile blindfolded, with an engine block strapped to his back.
 
2013-01-03 11:27:24 AM

madcan34: I'm so glad I don't own a television and that I'm better than everyone else because of it.


Instead of attacking people better than you, why not improve yourself by getting rid of your TV?
 
2013-01-03 11:31:07 AM
Followed immediately by Who Gives A Fark?
 
2013-01-03 11:36:14 AM

LectertheChef: I own a TV, but hardly ever watch it. I can watch all my favorite shows commercial free on the internet though, so there's not much point to television for me.


eh, I can see the TV eventually becoming used solely for multi-person viewing (i.e. movies) or console gaming, but as it stands currently: you are generally watching shows on your computer that were made for a TV audience.


though my comment was mostly directed at the "Television = Idiot Box, no friend of mine - submitted to Fark" crowd.
 
2013-01-03 11:41:34 AM
Next up: who's gay?

Who cares?
 
2013-01-03 11:41:58 AM

chevydeuce: The New Normal is just a terrible, terrible show...and it has nothing to with anybody being gay, straight, bi, inter-species, whatever, it's just a horribly NOT funny show!


Which is a shame, because Ellen Barkin does a great female Archie Bunker.
 
2013-01-03 11:45:02 AM
Tom Cruise.
 
2013-01-03 11:48:15 AM
Really? I'm the first?

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2013-01-03 11:50:20 AM

FeedTheCollapse: The New Normal is terrible. Though I completely disagree with the ultra-conservative mother of the surrogate mother, and recognise that that is the writers' intent. The writing for the character would probably for a drama, but for a comedy the character is basically a black hole that completely kills any humor around it. The rest of the show isn't all that great, but that character makes it go from "Meh" to unwatchable.


The problem with it is that it seems like it's trying to make a point more than out is trying to be funny. Most annoying, it's a point which belongs more in 1992 (when Pat Buchanon was challenging the nomination of President Bush on a platform of "make gay illegal and throw out all legal immigrants") than in 2012.
 
2013-01-03 11:51:47 AM

Nurglitch: What if they're just homosexual?


"And there's another word! Homosexual! When was the last time you could use the word homosexual in its proper context?"
"And its such a lovely word"
"One if the great words"
"My word jane, I used to say to my wife, the garden is looking quite homosexual today!"
"Landlord Ill have two foaming pints of your most homosexual beer"

/obscure?
 
2013-01-03 12:00:50 PM

boyvoyeur: Wait a minute. Paul Lynde was gay?


Oh, you!!!!!
 
2013-01-03 12:05:18 PM
Hey, subby...

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2013-01-03 12:06:26 PM
I have issues with the character "Thomas" from Downtown Abbey having the Evil-Gay alignment.
 
2013-01-03 12:08:08 PM

meanmutton: FeedTheCollapse: The New Normal is terrible. Though I completely disagree with the ultra-conservative mother of the surrogate mother, and recognise that that is the writers' intent. The writing for the character would probably for a drama, but for a comedy the character is basically a black hole that completely kills any humor around it. The rest of the show isn't all that great, but that character makes it go from "Meh" to unwatchable.

The problem with it is that it seems like it's trying to make a point more than out is trying to be funny. Most annoying, it's a point which belongs more in 1992 (when Pat Buchanon was challenging the nomination of President Bush on a platform of "make gay illegal and throw out all legal immigrants") than in 2012.


I kind of agree. Though I think it would be a tough task, I think they could make a caricature of a horribly racist, homophobic conservative work, but the character they created in the end just doesn't work well in the comedy genre. A truly despicable character generally doesn't work in comedy, even if the character is a villain of sorts.
 
2013-01-03 12:10:27 PM
Downton even. Freakin evil, gay autocorrect...
 
2013-01-03 12:12:36 PM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I have issues with the character "Thomas" from Downtown Abbey having the Evil-Gay alignment.


I cringed more with that characterization than I did with Marc St. James on Ugly Betty. Mostly because Thomas falls into ye olde "immoral/wicked gay" category while Marc St. James was a hilarious henchmen with a rich back story.
 
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