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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Restaurant owner faces $5,000 judgment for starting gay rumor about customer   (wisconsingazette.com) divider line
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2012-02-06 1:51:33 PM  
Better than going to jail where you're sure to get more than just the tip.
 
2012-02-06 1:57:29 PM  

MoreVespeneGas: seriously?


2nd
 
2012-02-06 2:04:36 PM  

cgraves67: I got a few paragraphs in. What stunning revelations were further down the page?


I know a great way you can find out...
 
2012-02-06 2:06:09 PM  
so for the people who thought is was ok that she started rumors that he was gay.
You would be ok if he started rumors that her restaurant has rats and roaches?
It is JUST a rumor, they dont have to eat there.

/no I am not saying that being gay is the same as having rats. but that does make me LOL that you would think that.
 
2012-02-06 2:06:46 PM  

MBooda: Good thing she didn't tell him to go get his shine box.
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is that tim curry in the background ??? LOL
 
2012-02-06 2:07:48 PM  
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2012-02-06 2:08:11 PM  
Why would you do this to a regular customer? What a moronic way to run a business.
 
2012-02-06 2:09:24 PM  

treesloth: cgraves67: I got a few paragraphs in. What stunning revelations were further down the page?

I know a great way you can find out...


Hats off to you sir. Your snark was much better than mine.
 
2012-02-06 2:09:45 PM  

cig-mkr: Godscrack: For awhile, people starting rumors about me was the only way I ever got dates.
So, you paid women to write on bathroom walls "Godscrack has a big c**k" ?


"paid"? "women"? Nah, freelanced.
 
2012-02-06 2:10:21 PM  
Ahhhh Alvarado....the mole in the armpit of Texas.
 
2012-02-06 2:10:31 PM  
If he is not gay, maybe he should suck it up and move on. There are other restaurants.
 
2012-02-06 2:11:05 PM  

wildcardjack: [weknowmemes.com image 640x868]


Sharing a drink and fries is gay.
 
2012-02-06 2:13:31 PM  
From the verdict.

"Warren also recalled an instance where he saw Van Meter and a waitress named Debbie outside of the restaurant, presumably on break. During the break, Warren observed Debbie climb on the top of his truck and write the following on his windshield, 'Looking for gay friends.' Warren testified that he saw Van Meter laugh when Debbie wrote this statement on his windshield."
 
2012-02-06 2:15:08 PM  

rocky_howard: While there's nothing wrong with being gay, having rumours started about being gay can drive women away from the guy.

I'm talking about experience. A couple of years ago, at my then current workplace, someone apparently started a rumour about me being gay.

I found out when I was courting this girl and when I made my intentions clear she told me she was surprised because she thought I was gay.

Then a female aquintance confirmed there was some talk in the office about it.

It was infuriating.


No. You just got to convince them that they need to sway you back to the heterosexual 'team'.
 
2012-02-06 2:17:22 PM  

namatad: so for the people who thought is was ok that she started rumors that he was gay.
You would be ok if he started rumors that her restaurant has rats and roaches?


So, being gay is equivalent to a restaurant having rats & roaches? I admit, I push the envelope when I compare it to eating boogers, but they're both potentially objectionable forms of personal behavior. Comparing it to clearly unsanitary, illegal conditions? Quite past the line, if I do say so myself.
 
2012-02-06 2:19:21 PM  

Rich Cream: cig-mkr: Godscrack: For awhile, people starting rumors about me was the only way I ever got dates.
So, you paid women to write on bathroom walls "Godscrack has a big c**k" ?

"paid"? "women"? Nah, freelanced.

I couldn't afford to pay in my teenage years either, so I took the situation in hand and did it myself too.
 
2012-02-06 2:30:59 PM  
In order to benefit from a civil union, do you have to have sex with the person? Does the law force you to be having sex with someone to have a gay marriage? How do they know?
 
2012-02-06 2:37:17 PM  
It happened in 2007 and 2008. I guess he just got around to being pissed off. It could have been the chaps and thong that tipped them off.
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2012-02-06 2:41:11 PM  
It's impossible to tell from the story if Phong Van Meter the Rumourmonger is male or female. NTTIAWWT.
 
2012-02-06 2:42:17 PM  

Bob16: From the article - Morris had been a regular customer at Frank's Place, dining there two or three times a day for 20 years,

What a lamoid.

Cook your own food if thats not too much of a challenge for ya.


That happens to be common behavior for bachelors of a certain age, some of whom are probably closeted gays.

I used to know a guy like that. Serious hobbyist? Check (electronics). Madcap sense of humor? Check (BunaBs, among other stuff). Kitty cat? Check (it was named Stupid). Mysterious college-age roomers? Check. Dinner at the same joint every night for decades? Check (with double martinis).
 
2012-02-06 2:50:09 PM  

pervvywanker: It happened in 2007 and 2008. I guess he just got around to being pissed off. It could have been the chaps and thong that tipped them off.
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Maybe he was a real Native American chief and dressed like that all the time.
 
2012-02-06 2:51:22 PM  

olddeegee: Does the law force you to be having sex with someone to have a gay marriage? How do they know?


Good question. Iirc, the law allows for an annulment in the case of an inability to conceive. The law also allows for divorce on the grounds of "sexual neglect". Hence, I believe the law requires sex within a marriage if expected by one of the parties therein.
 
2012-02-06 2:54:36 PM  
Someday a case like this will be meritless because nobody will care. Much like accusing someone of being tall.
 
2012-02-06 2:54:59 PM  
Everyone assumes I'm gay, because I'm handsome, smart, nice, and well-dressed. And because I talk with a very slight lisp. And have the voice of an angel.

When can I sue?
 
2012-02-06 2:58:18 PM  

reillan: Everyone assumes I'm gay, because I'm handsome, smart, nice, and well-dressed. And because I talk with a very slight lisp. And have the voice of an angel.

When can I sue?


Don't you have to be at the gym in 26 minutes?
 
2012-02-06 3:02:22 PM  

reillan: Everyone assumes I'm gay, because I'm handsome, smart, nice, and well-dressed.


Are you attractive and successful, too?
 
2012-02-06 3:06:23 PM  

Kraut10: I'm still confused as to why it took 20 years for this guy to get tired of this woman's shiat. Was the food there really THAT good? I would have walked out without finishing my meal the first time a resturant owner or employee made me feel like that. Don't care what they were emplying. Just one more example of what is wrong with american buisness today, once apon a time "the customer was always right" and most places were gratefull for your buisness and hard earned cash. Now they could care less if you are right and feel YOU should feel privilaged that they even let you through the door!


Having spent my college and pre-college years working in retail and at restaurants I can say the customers often deserve it. Some people take that "customers always right" motto as an excuse to treat employees however they want. Those type of customers can go suck a bag of herpes-riden cocks until they learn to that they arent special snow flackes and learn to treat their fellow man as they would like to be treated.
 
2012-02-06 3:07:59 PM  

HAMMERTOE: namatad: so for the people who thought is was ok that she started rumors that he was gay.
You would be ok if he started rumors that her restaurant has rats and roaches?

So, being gay is equivalent to a restaurant having rats & roaches? I admit, I push the envelope when I compare it to eating boogers, but they're both potentially objectionable forms of personal behavior. Comparing it to clearly unsanitary, illegal conditions? Quite past the line, if I do say so myself.


Imagine somebody spreading rumors that you are a Republican then.
 
2012-02-06 3:08:27 PM  
I lol'd at the "silly" tag
 
2012-02-06 3:09:41 PM  

HAMMERTOE: namatad: so for the people who thought is was ok that she started rumors that he was gay.
You would be ok if he started rumors that her restaurant has rats and roaches?

So, being gay is equivalent to a restaurant having rats & roaches? I admit, I push the envelope when I compare it to eating boogers, but they're both potentially objectionable forms of personal behavior. Comparing it to clearly unsanitary, illegal conditions? Quite past the line, if I do say so myself.


actually it's worst.. in some parts of the US, and certainly in the south being known as a gay male can bring potential danger to yourself or your family.... or at best being alienated by a big part of the local society.
 
2012-02-06 3:10:15 PM  
Really dude?? How hard is it to make a biatch cry. biatch calls you gay or whatever, that's fine. The next time you see her with a large group of people. Just start in on the coont. "Hey slut, maybe guys would be more interested in your cooch if it wasn't attached to a bunt. Just because I don't like cankles, and cheese smell doesn't mean I'm gay, I am just repulsed by your nasty ass. etc." Also this is Texas, so I'm sure you could throw in something like "Nice farking teeth, did you try to blow a tree trunk?" or "I'm not saying she's a nympho but I wouldn't leave her alone with your dog...." shiat like that. Girls are easy to depress.....
 
2012-02-06 3:14:11 PM  
Only order from the straight side of the menu unless you can pronounce it.
 
2012-02-06 3:15:30 PM  
He's not gay. It's just all the guys giving him BJs that are gay.
 
2012-02-06 3:18:29 PM  

Lone Stranger: He's not gay. It's just all the guys giving him BJs that are gay.


They're not gay either because there's no kissing before or afterward.
 
2012-02-06 3:20:41 PM  

Rich Cream: wildcardjack: [weknowmemes.com image 640x868]

Sharing a drink and fries is gay.


Even when there's a two chick sandwich involved?
 
2012-02-06 3:24:24 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Texas: Welcome to America's Dark Ages


Meh, working this hard at being a douche will get you sued eventually in any other state, too. That guy seems to have really been pushing for almost this specific outcome with the constant harassment.
 
2012-02-06 3:24:39 PM  
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2012-02-06 3:28:08 PM  
Only $5000?

It must have been true.
 
2012-02-06 3:38:41 PM  
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That's SO Takei...
 
2012-02-06 3:56:09 PM  
What sort of business does she do? Why would you want to get rid of such a good repeat customer?
 
2012-02-06 3:56:52 PM  

Oznog: That's SO Takei...


Oh, my...
 
2012-02-06 3:59:38 PM  

umad: HAMMERTOE: namatad: so for the people who thought is was ok that she started rumors that he was gay.
You would be ok if he started rumors that her restaurant has rats and roaches?

So, being gay is equivalent to a restaurant having rats & roaches? I admit, I push the envelope when I compare it to eating boogers, but they're both potentially objectionable forms of personal behavior. Comparing it to clearly unsanitary, illegal conditions? Quite past the line, if I do say so myself.

Imagine somebody spreading rumors that you are a Republican then.


Spreading rumours about someone being Republican - in Texas? From what I hear, they like that sort of thing there.
 
2012-02-06 4:11:47 PM  
I was born in San Francisco and lived there most of my life, there this suit would have been laughed off during filing. That said, this Phong biatch needed shutting up and nothing shuts a woman up faster than grabbing her purse (figuratively, of course).

/It wasn't about the insult, it was about the jerk throwing it.
 
2012-02-06 4:19:10 PM  

ProfessorOhki: Rich Cream: wildcardjack: [weknowmemes.com image 640x868]

Sharing a drink and fries is gay.

Even when there's a two chick sandwich involved?




oh, a two-chick sandwich, not two sandwiches. nise.
 
2012-02-06 4:23:56 PM  

Avery614: Really dude?? How hard is it to make a biatch cry. biatch calls you gay or whatever, that's fine. The next time you see her with a large group of people. Just start in on the coont. "Hey slut, maybe guys would be more interested in your cooch if it wasn't attached to a bunt. Just because I don't like cankles, and cheese smell doesn't mean I'm gay, I am just repulsed by your nasty ass. etc." Also this is Texas, so I'm sure you could throw in something like "Nice farking teeth, did you try to blow a tree trunk?" or "I'm not saying she's a nympho but I wouldn't leave her alone with your dog...." shiat like that. Girls are easy to depress.....


Favorite'd!! LOL what a dirty mouth.
 
2012-02-06 4:25:31 PM  

WorldCitizen: I was going to say something about this ruling would indicate that there is something wrong with being gay which seems quite wrong. Like would you offer money to someone for hurting a white guy's reputation by suggesting he's black? Then I read it was in Texas. No hope anyway.


I came for some PC comment like yours, and it only took 3 posts to find it. Yes it is defamatory (and/or, false light) to say a hetero is gay, just like it is to say a monogamous hetero is promiscuous when he isn't.

Sexual behavior does not equal race.

mikaloyd: It's bad to be gay? Or just bad to be called gay?


The latter, if one is not. If you wittle hissy-fitters can't see the difference, take a Valium.
 
2012-02-06 4:31:10 PM  

StanTheMan: WorldCitizen: I was going to say something about this ruling would indicate that there is something wrong with being gay which seems quite wrong. Like would you offer money to someone for hurting a white guy's reputation by suggesting he's black? Then I read it was in Texas. No hope anyway.

I came for some PC comment like yours, and it only took 3 posts to find it. Yes it is defamatory (and/or, false light) to say a hetero is gay, just like it is to say a monogamous hetero is promiscuous when he isn't.

Sexual behavior does not equal race.

mikaloyd: It's bad to be gay? Or just bad to be called gay?

The latter, if one is not. If you wittle hissy-fitters can't see the difference, take a Valium.


Wonder what would happen if it had been religion. What's the emotional damage of calling a Texan a "mooslim."
 
2012-02-06 4:31:21 PM  

StanTheMan: Sexual behavior does not equal race.


I don't know, some of them Africans sure like to fark a lot.

/racist, that is
 
2012-02-06 4:41:27 PM  

Attila the Bun: Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Seriously though, if there's nothing wrong with being gay, how can being called gay be defamatory / slanderous?

/IANAL
/DNRTFA


If you're gay, there's nothing wrong with being called gay. Just like if you have anal warts, there's nothing wrong with being called wart-ass. But if you don't have anal warts, being called wart-ass is a huge insult. Make sense?
 
2012-02-06 5:16:28 PM  

rocky_howard: Avery614: Really dude?? How hard is it to make a biatch cry. biatch calls you gay or whatever, that's fine. The next time you see her with a large group of people. Just start in on the coont. "Hey slut, maybe guys would be more interested in your cooch if it wasn't attached to a bunt. Just because I don't like cankles, and cheese smell doesn't mean I'm gay, I am just repulsed by your nasty ass. etc." Also this is Texas, so I'm sure you could throw in something like "Nice farking teeth, did you try to blow a tree trunk?" or "I'm not saying she's a nympho but I wouldn't leave her alone with your dog...." shiat like that. Girls are easy to depress.....

Favorite'd!! LOL what a dirty mouth.


Thanks man, I aim to please.....or at the very least amuse.
 
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