12 September 2009

Garrison Keiller

3 people who you wouldn't expect to be anti-gay, starting with Garrison Keiller.

I've never understood that nostalgia, Bebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb Pie ("sweetening the sour taste of failure through the generations") kind of hokum humor. Keiller had a stroke, I guess that's what you get when you keep on diving head first onto the rocky bottom of Lake Wobegon.

Keiller on gay parents:

"The country has come to accept stereotypical gay men -- sardonic fellows with fussy hair who live in over-decorated apartments with a striped sofa and a small weird dog and who worship campy performers and go in for flamboyance now and then themselves. If they want to be accepted as couples and daddies, however, the flamboyance may have to be brought under control. Parents are supposed to stand in back and not wear chartreuse pants and black polka-dot shirts. That's for the kids. It's their show."

Tool.

8 comments:

  1. I am delighted to see you back at the key board. But very unhappy to read that GK is homophobic. So much for his liberal pontificating.

    Have moved to the NorthWest - after an exhile in dry arid and VERY HOMOPHOBIC Central Valley - nice to breath again.

    A member of the tribe
    WR

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  2. Bigotry is a funny thing, you never know where it will pop up from. Robert Frost can work the beauty of the word, but from that same place inside himself, he had a deep seated hatred of homosexuals. Julia Child knows was it was like going through discrimination being in a field dominated by men, but that discrimination shown her, was something she turned right around and did to others. It was important I highlighted these three.

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  3. I don't even know who garrison keiller is!
    Hmm, yes, that quote just makes SOOOO much sense! *insert EXTREME sarcasm* Oh A.B, you misunderstand his disapproval: it's not the homosexuality he has a problem with- it's the CLOTHES. People who wear bright colours should NEVER be allowed to have kids! And, as you must already know only too well, ALL gay men dress like circus clowns.
    I was actually considering having another kid just to train up to do all my housework and shit- maybe send the little tyke down the mines for some extra cash too.. I'm straight, so it should be cool.
    I'd better rid my wardrobe of anything that isn't beige first, lest i be mistaken for one of those gay- I mean immoral types.
    My daughter will be so relieved!

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  4. I already had kids, kinda, and they turned out just fine.

    I didn't know you had a daughter, your daughter is going to be so wise and cool, because her mum is.

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  5. nawwww,*does shooing away motion with hands* Stop it!
    Yeah, my kiddy is a cool little monster though. A bit evil, but cool. She's just turned 2 >.<
    Ah, yes,your kiddies turned out ok, but what kind of clothes do you wear? I bet you wear plain slacks and polo shirts. If you suddenly take a liking to neon hot-pants, you may see a marked change for the worse!

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  6. I wore very loose fashionable pant suits and I LIVED on velcro.

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  7. Ok, Garrison Keiller seems to intelligent to make IDIOTIC comments like that.

    That's like Eli Wiesel (who wrote the Holocaust memoir "Night") was against the Roma people being a part of the European Union, or something like that. He survived genocide, yet he's racist?

    People make me ANGRY sometimes.

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  8. It'a always a joke to me when I see geeks and goobers looking down on homosexuality, It's like; "You? Are you fucking kidding me? Now come here and watch this homosexual give you a grown up wedgie."

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I eat your comments with jam and butter.