I couldn’t believe this article in the Telegraph this morning. “Gay Jokes Could Be Made Illegal” indeed.
Why telling gay jokes is so important to Rowan Atkinson (a.k.a. Black Adder and Mr. Bean, whose best humor is his silent slapstick schtick), I don’t know, but I am adamantly opposed to the “legal banning” of words, books, speech, writing, etc. Let society take its toll on those who are stupid enough to promote ideas or use words that are offensive. And if you “ban” a word or phrase and make it a crime to use said word or phrase, then how am I to counter what I find offensive? Don’ t limit my ability to defend myself against idiots who call me a faggot by banning us both from using the word.
Freedom of speech means that you have the freedom to say what you want, and the freedom to suffer dearly for it. Hey, freedom isn’t free.
So, in this spirit of free speech, and perhaps to my eventual shunning by the rest of Gaydom, I hereby declare this an open thread to those of you with balls enough to make gay jokes. But be warned: everyone can see what you’re writing . . .
I’ll jump start this bitch:
- What’s the worst pick-up line in a gay bar?
- Can I push your stool in?
- How many gays does it take to screw in a light bulb?
- Five. Don’t you get Bravo?
Your turn: thread ’em or bitch about it–your choice.