Sunday, September 15, 2013

Altared states

Field research strongly suggests that homosexuals are capable of immense cheerfulness, but that appears not to be the case when a professional shutterbug whips out his Brownie. All thoughts of Australia's Next Top Model vanish instantly and everyone comes down with a toothache, including the poor dog.

The Age today features several other pictures from a new calendar to be issued in support of same-sex marriage, all of which make you wonder why so many in the gay community feel the need to wed when it is evident there is more than enough misery already.

MEMO TO PAUL KEATING: That is not a cocker spaniel.




14 comments:

  1. I think the Age is onto something here, this could be a great way for luvvies to portray their superior morality all year round.

    Kerrr-chinng!

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  2. A collection of Hotel Males, and of women who emulate them

    Cheers

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  3. Elizabeth (Lizzie) B.September 15, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    But which one is the mummy and which one is the daddy, Prof?

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  4. How tender, how evocative! Is the Age flogging this as a freebie like the annual Leunig waste?

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  5. It's Albanese and Shorten having a manhug before the next round of ritual Labor self-flagellation.

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  6. Don't blame the photographer for the depressing outlook. There's not a sadder and more pathetic sight in the universe than a couple of old poofs getting it off.

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    1. Ouch? Probably not by that age. Its not as bad as you probably assume, but at the same time its a bit over-rated. Next time you're watching see if at least one of them is smiling.

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    2. I am joking too mate. I am actually the old poof with the glasses in the photograph!

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  7. Hi Prof, I am actually the depressed bloke with the glasses in the picture. Would you believe that although I am gay, and my partner and I have been together 23 year, I am definitely no leftoid, rather more of the libertarian bent. The photo is very sombre but that is what the photographers wanted.

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    1. Dear Specs, your political leanings don't surprise me at all. I have a number of gay conservative friends, several quite close, but I really do think you should have told the shutterbug that you wanted to pose the way YOU wanted to pose.

      And for the record: I am opposed to gay marriage -- just as I'm opposed to the state-sanctioned heterosexual variety. With whom any of us sleep and live, in what varieties and combinations we writhe, and in which numbers is none of the state's business. I'm not even opposed to bestiality unless there is evidence the animal isn't gaining from the experience (although I don't think sheep fanciers figure in my circle, even allowing for several New Zealanders). Why shouldn't same sex couples share their lives? It's both absurd and obscene to imagine they shouldn't. I'd take an equally dim view if the state were to decree that my ambition to establish an harem of eager nymphs in filmy trousers should be subject to prohibition.

      "Marriage" should be no more nor less than a matter of contract law. And the simple solution to the current debate would see all unions designated civil unions".

      What irks me is the habitual victimology which your snapper was intent on displaying. Does he want change or is he pitching only for sympathy?

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    2. All very good points and you won't find an argument from me. A number of different photos were taken in differennt but the photographers chose the final for the calendar. The interesting thing is that although we think the picture is sombre and depressing (like I've been diagnosed with cancer), our friends who are almost entirely inner city progressive lefties have gone bananas over the picture. I can see how seductive it is to be lauded by the innercity lefty crowd.

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    3. Prof: Agree. It should be like the Frogs do (never thought I'd say that publically other than for wine and cheese). The union of two people is formalised at the mairie with a Civil ceremony which is the contract law part. For a legal union everyone has to do that.

      Then, if your inclination is that way, you can have a "religious" ceremony of whatever flavour you like. "Problem" solved!

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  8. In my opinion LGBTI should have a W on the end of it, ie LGBTIW. Surely it is time for those who choose auto-eroticism as their sexual preference to no longer suffer disadvantage in the community.

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