Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Real punishment

I was looking forward to Pfc. Bradley Manning spending a good long time behind bars. Turns out he's gay, so prison is gonna be one big party. For him to really feel his punishment, the warden needs to ban all Lady Gaga CDs.

While I'm at it, let's remember today the America-loving men who, as my grandma would have put it, eventually kicked Jap ass. My maternal grandfather was one of those men, God rest his soul.


  1. Anonymous7:45 PM

    You know, I believe I possess great gaydar, making me think that there just HAS to be some facial features specific to most/many gays: All I've ever seen of this guy is his picture in his army uniform, and from day 1, hour one, minute one of his notoriety, from the second the networks aired his picture, I thought to myself, "That guy's gay."

    Sure enough, within the course of the reporting, the anchors reported that he was.

    A picture in a uniform of a guy smiling--that's it...and I knew. This happens all the time.

    I have no idea *what* I am "seeing," but I have begun to believe that there must be some facial characteristics, revealed even in the most general of pictures....yet rationally I know that some researchers would have discovered them by now.

    Still... this is creepy.

  2. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Also, thanks for the Pearl remembrance.

    My dad went to Pearl two weeks after the bombing.

  3. Anonymous 1: Right, I've had the same kind of experience.

    For example, I recently watched the song "Whatever Lola Wants" from "Damn Yankees." The baseball player (played by Tab Hunter) in that song--I immediately thought, is he gay? I looked him up, and sure enough, he is.

    I think it has something to do with how they twitch their face in a certain kind of way.

  4. Anonymous9:58 PM

    "I think it has something to do with how they twitch their face in a certain kind of way."

    There's no twitching in a still photo.

    One never knows: the neurobiological mechanism that leads to the atypicality of homosexuality may also correlate with some subtle phenotypic characteristics.

  5. Sorry.
    Patriotic piffle.
    Japanese empire attacks naval base of the American empire on an island the American empire stole from its people. Boo hoo.
    BTW, do you have idea how many Filipinos American troops massacred when those islands were added to the American empire?


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