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Thanks for your comment TB!


I heard the joke completely differently. It was an insult to the narrow-minded mainstream, not gays. The way I saw it, the joke implied that a decision that should be liberating, would be met with negativity. It was a cut on those who would judge. And now that I have removed every stitch of humor from the topic, via dissection, I will attempt to end with a smirky analogy. It would be like a brawny man, living in rural Texas, deciding to finally tell all his drinking buddies that he is a long-time communist Buddhist ;). Be careful you don't judge potential allies (especially when the source is commedy)- you may wind up losing them. Worst of all, I wouldn't want to appear like I don't have a sense of humor. ;) That would give you something in common with the opposition - a very distasteful thought.

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Hey Zooplah. I agree with what you're saying. However, it's different when it comes from a straight guy. I don't think Conan had your concerns in mind when he made the joke. I don't think he can actually relate to our problems. I have to agree the joke was kind of funny, but shouldn't come from a straight guy.


Maybe I'm seeing this out of context, but that remark doesn't seem bad at all to me (in fact, I chuckled when I read it). As someone who's only partially out, coming out has thus far been a nightmare, filled with anxiety before and regret afterwards. As I read somewhere before, you can't just say "just kidding" afterwards. It's a scary thing that you have to think out and consider the consequences.

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