News with Homosexual Tendencies
by Andy TowleAugust 4, 2008 | 7:29am
August 4, 2008 at 9:02 am
Are they flying “Air Geek”? — “Hey, look at that conical shadow!”
August 4, 2008 at 9:29 am
Hey Michael, do you feel the need to call them geeks just because they’re interested in something that you’re not?
Would you call them geeks if they were fawning over some guy’s abs?
Chris M says
August 4, 2008 at 10:24 am
Ok, that’s pretty sweet…
August 4, 2008 at 11:43 am
Settle down, Jeremy. I am a geek, and I thought Michael’s comment was funny.
August 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm
wait a minute…i thought we weren’t supposed to look at an eclipse?
August 4, 2008 at 1:38 pm
michael only said what i was already thinking, lol…
no harm done.
it was the fact that they were so passionate about the eclipse that made it humorous… not that fact that we think they’re ‘geeks’..
‘i would love to look through binoculars but i wanna……
‘you wanna borrow the binocs here?’
‘no, i got binocs here..’
‘look at that!! diamond ring! holy smokes, wow!’
i’m not down with the lingo, lol..
and now i feel stupid. great.
now i’m worth laughing at just as much as them..
August 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm
Jesse and GM,
Maybe I’m thick, but I don’t get why someone being passionate about eclipses is funny.
August 4, 2008 at 3:08 pm
I’m not a geek and I admit I was kind of awestruck, I’ve never seen anything like that before.
August 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm
Wow. Again. Seriously? Jeremy? This blog is awesome and full of personality and some of us who read it and BOTHER to comment just want to laugh and have fun with our day.
The level of condemnation for voicing a simple opinion or joke is bordering on psychotic, lately.
I laughed out loud when the “conical shadow” line was said. I was gonna say:
“Do you know how many times I’ve heard that in bed?”
But I certainly don’t want to offend a group of people that have enough money to go up in a plane to view and eclipse and post online for the world to see.
Go watch and calm down.
August 4, 2008 at 4:36 pm
Brion, I have no problem whatsoever with laughing and having a good time. And, for the record, your line about the conical shadow made me chuckle. That’s a funny joke to make.
What isn’t funny, I think, is belittling someone’s passions. That has happened to a lot of us as gay men while we were growing up, and I’d hope we’d be more sensitive about doing that to others.
What I “condemned” isn’t a simple opinion, or a joke, but the all-too-common attitude that being passionate about certain things (sports, popular culture, etc.) is deemed cool, while being passionate about other things (science being the most obvious and pertinent example) brands one a “dork.”
Seriously, though, good joke re: conical shadow.
August 4, 2008 at 6:50 pm
There was a total solar eclipse on Friday!?! I didn’t even hear about it at all… I miss all the fun things.
Coda: I checked CBC.ca about this – It’s a tad bit further north than here – wouldn’t have seen it anyway. PS – According to the CBC.ca, “the next total solar eclipse will be on July 22, 2009, and viewable in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China before curving south across the Pacific Ocean. The next total solar eclipse that will be visible across North America will be on Aug. 21, 2017.” 9 more years!!! =D
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