Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dumb Ass Award

If gays weren't so hell bent on being treated not as equal, but as special, there wouldn't be a so called "plight" for acceptance by society. The dumb ass award has to go to Tom Gregory who bought the shirts worn by the gay Brokeback Mountain actors, who think they're straight, in the movie for just over $100,000. No straight man could do what those guys did on film (so I hear) let alone even watch what they did without serious discomfort. While its great his money will benefit a charity, for what are probably $30 Lands End shirts, Gregory apparently thinks this is symbolic of some historic struggle. Of the shirts he says "They really are the ruby slippers of our time" and that the he plans to keep the shirts "as they were, on the hanger, entwined." and probably teary eyed adds "I would never wear them, put them on, or separate them".

I think I'm going to be sick!


Anonymous said...

I don't get why this makes you sicker or more annoyed than spending 100k on any whack thing? Like virtual real estate? Or hanging out with a rockstar for like 30 minutes? Or having any stupid fanboy paraphenalia?

Also, I have (as Costanza said) "an unbesmirched history of heterosexuality" and I liked the movie a lot. Saw it with a woman in fact.

Tiny said...

If someone is spending $100k a pop to do those things then I'll give em my dumb ass award too.

As for your liking Brokeback you're in the minority of men who could divorce themselves from men kissing, or the thought of men having sex, and focus on the "love" story....ya whatever! Maybe you have a lot more in common with the woman you saw the movie with than you think.