Monday, May 28, 2007

Falwell Reaches Out From Beyond Grave, Makes Poles Dumber

From Reuters:

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's conservative government took its drive to curb what it sees as homosexual propaganda to the small screen on Monday, taking aim at Tinky Winky and the other Teletubbies.


In comments reminiscent of criticism by the late U.S. evangelist Jerry Falwell, she was quoted as saying: "I noticed (Tinky Winky) has a lady's purse, but I didn't realize he's a boy."

"At first I thought the purse would be a burden for this Teletubby ... Later I learned that this may have a homosexual undertone."

Apparently, the Polish government is launching a "probe" to determine if Tinky-Winky is indeed Gay. It doesn't say what portion of Tinky-Winky's body the probe will be aimed at, although come to think of it I've always found The Teletubbies such a totally loathsome pile of crap that I wouldn't mind seeing medical instruments driven straight up all their asses.

And here's a heart-felt apology by Michael Colton, who accidentally launched the whole "Tinky-Winky is gay" controversy in the pages of Salon Magazine during the late 1990s.

Incidentally, the Polish Government also outlaws "homo-agitation" in schools. The jokes almost write themselves, although I think the term "homogitation" would have been far more giggle-worthy.

Bend Over, Freak: You're
Being investigated


Anonymous said...

What's to investigate? Of course he's gay!

Anonymous said...

the butt-buddies can dish it out but they can't take it . . . sexism run rampant

Australian pub bars heterosexuals
Sign of Peel Hotel, 28 May 2007
The hotel's ban is a first for Australia
A gay pub in the city of Melbourne has won the right to ban heterosexuals - the first time such legislation has been passed in Australia.

The Victorian state civil and administrative tribunal ruled the Peel Hotel could ban patrons based on their sexual orientation.

The pub's management said the move would stop groups of heterosexual men and women abusing gay people.

Civil liberties groups have supported the decision.

'Safe balance'

The tribunal's president said groups of straight women found homosexual men entertaining but that such attention was dehumanising, the BBC's Phil Mercer in Sydney says.

Managers complained raucous hen nights and stag parties created a poisonous atmosphere for its gay clientele, our correspondent says.

"If I can limit the number of heterosexuals entering the Peel, then that helps me keep the safe balance," the hotel's manager, Tom McFeely, told Australian radio, according to the Reuters news agency.

Tom McFeely, The Peel manager, 28 May 2007
Mr McFeely says he wants a "safe balance"

He said while Melbourne had 2,000 venues catering for heterosexuals, his was the only bar aimed exclusively at gay men.

Civil liberties groups said homosexuals should be allowed to relax in places without fear of bullying or intimidation.

Australia's equal opportunity laws prevent discrimination based on race, religion or sexuality.

Ti-Guy said...

I suspect that in a few weeks, when Falwell approaches a size most of us consider normal and when that apron of his that obscures the parts by which most of us determine gender disappears, we might be in for a surprise.

Let's put Tinky-Winky in charge of the exhumation. You know...for laughs.

Anonymous said...

Anybody with a name like 'Tinky Winky' COULDN'T be gay. He'd have a name like Rock Hudson instead. He's just extremely confident of his masculinity, so much so that he can be explicitly feminine.