Tuesday, December 11, 2007

About that whole gay thing ...


Shorter BT Grey Canada: “Scientists can make gay fruit flies not gay. What are you going to do now nature vs. nurture crowd?”

Huh. Who knew fruit flies could be gay? Are they teased and bullied by all the straight ones? And with a lifespan of like 7 to 30 days max, they barely have enough time to get lucky ... never mind being conflicted about who they're getting lucky with. So how do they reconcile their feelings of gayness?

These are the things that travel through my mind ... aren't you glad you're along for the ride? And no lazy, smartass comments about fruit flies – I expect better snark from you guys.

Just to clarify: I could not possibly care less about what goes on between 2 or more (hell, knock yourself out) consenting adults. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of people *ahem* Fundies *cough, cough* SUZANNE, you stupid cunt who are not quite so open-minded. And this is why we mock them.

18 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

Jo-Jo claims, in the comments, that she finds something "confusing."

There is a moral dimension to what is considered a fixable problem for an individual. The problems gays face are the results of other people's hostility. Same with all kinds of bigotry and persecution. Is it morally acceptable to recommend the individual change? If so, where do we stop with that?

If we start with a genetic re-orientation to combat conservatism, well then we'd be on to something...

E in MD said...

Or how about genetic manipulation to eliminate the gene that allows people to believe in invisible sky spirits?

KEvron said...

gay fruit flies? i thought homosexuality was unnatural?! are gay fruit flies also ostracized by fundamentalist fruit flies?

KEvron

Red Tory said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Red Tory said...

But John’s not actually SAYING anything. Kind of like Joanne, who's simply “confused” and a bit perplexed by this it seems — but may very well allow her readers to figure things out in some post on the matter. After all… it’s such good fun to just throw of this sort of shite out there and let the rubes spout off about the potential “what-ifs” of a “cure” to the “disease” of homosexuality. Not of course that’s what they’re saying, speculating about or even “suggesting” by their posts.

With a lot of BTs it's all about the plausible deniability when discussing issues of race, homosexuality or religion.

Hard to indict you on the basis of a nod and a wink, if you know what I mean. ;)

LuLu said...

Not of course that’s what they’re saying, speculating about or even “suggesting” by their posts.

It's the Faux News approach to blogging - we report, you decide. But what's to stop us from constantly reporting from only one viewpoint? And if you decide that's what we're saying - well, how can we possibly be blamed?

KEvron said...

"I could not possibly care less about what goes on between 2 or more (hell, knock yourself out) consenting adults."

"consent", my arse!

KEvron

counter-coulter said...

Red Tory said...
Kind of like Joanne, who's simply “confused” and a bit perplexed by this it seems — but may very well allow her readers to figure things out in some post on the matter.


Typical Joanne Proxy:

Joanne: This opinion piece about rounding up homsexuals and shipping them off to Sweden is an interesting read.

Drone: If you ask me, they should all be executed!

Joanne: Excellent point Drone!

Ti-Guy said...


"consent", my arse!

KEvron



Awww...a photo from Kate McMillan's honeymoon.

Crabgräss said...

Gay fruit flies in the face of logic.

I think.

Crabgräss said...

Counter-Coulter at 5:15PM.

Beautiful.

pretty shaved ape said...

okay so the implication is that science can make gals and fellas ungay by putting them in the dehomozator machine. 'cos if it works for a fruit fly, well that's pretty much the same thing as a human, 'specially a gay human. fuckin' awesome job science!

so if science can degayify someone, then it's only a matter of time until science can invent a way to make someone, say suzanne, unstupid. in which case i guess she'd just be a cunt?

Crabgräss said...

wELL, ALMOST, psa. sHE'D STILL BE DUMB. oOPS, CAPS LOCK.

I prefer that modifier anyway. It's more lyrical somehow.

LuLu said...

OK - consensus please. Are we calling SUZANNE a stupid cunt or a dumb cunt?

Red Tory said...

Counter-Coulter — Thanks for the best laugh of the day. What a perfect facsimile.

Crabgräss said...

Lulu, far be it from me to stir the pot, and Stupid Cunt was first, but I'm partial to Dumb Cunt.

If this gets freeped by the SoCons, I'm gonna shit.

Mind you, I do wonder which one they'd pick.

Chimera said...

"OK - consensus please. Are we calling SUZANNE a stupid cunt or a dumb cunt?"

Yes. :lol:

And just as soon as those scientists perfect the gay/ungay switch, I want them to take a look at guppies, who can (reportedly) change sex by counting how many of each they already got and how many more they need. I think I wouldn't mind switching back and forth between sexes. I could make my girlfriends/boyfriends dizzier than thay'd get on a quart of bad vodka and then just sit back and watch the fun...

GroovyJ said...

If they can make fruit flies non-gay, can they make me bisexual, 'cause I gotta say, twice as many people to score with sounds like a good deal.

As for consent - male fruit flies have toxic semen, and mating between fruit flies has a lot more in common with sexual harassment than courting.

Interestingly enough, however, both of these things evolve out of the fruit fly genome in only about 20 generations if the fruit flies are forced to be monogamous, and they turn quite romantic.