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Postby Mandy » 07 Jul 2010 19:42

I just saw this one, cracked me up.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

Tired Gay succumbs to Dix in 200 meters
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Postby SandChigger » 07 Jul 2010 20:22

From the comments:
Wow. At the risk of being a killjoy, why is it ok to make such blatant gay jokes in an actual news headline?

Both of the athletes are black. Couldn’t you find a nice racist headline to get your point across?

Someone brought up the same point recently over in that "other Dune forum." If some of the comments made there about sexual orientation had instead been about race, the posters would have been banned immediately.

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Postby Mandy » 07 Jul 2010 20:26

I didn't read any of the comments! Do you think the headline was intentional? I was hoping it was a real goof, and not a joke. I guess it's too obvious to be an honest mistake.
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Postby SandChigger » 07 Jul 2010 23:09

I'm probably not the best person to ask, 'cause you know me, I suspect everyone of everything! :lol:

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Re: Funny headlines

Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2010 02:40

SandChigger wrote:I'm probably not the best person to ask, 'cause you know me, I suspect everyone of everything! :lol:


Does that include yourself and your sock-puppets?
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Re: Funny headlines

Postby lotek » 08 Jul 2010 07:29

SandChigger wrote:From the comments:
Wow. At the risk of being a killjoy, why is it ok to make such blatant gay jokes in an actual news headline?

Both of the athletes are black. Couldn’t you find a nice racist headline to get your point across?

Someone brought up the same point recently over in that "other Dune forum." If some of the comments made there about sexual orientation had instead been about race, the posters would have been banned immediately.


well in this case it was kind of difficult to avoid the gay joke when the geezer's name is Tyson Gay no?
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2010 08:12

Gay Brought To Knees By Dix!

Yeah, the shit pretty much writes itself, doesn't it? :roll:

Sounds like you need to look up "geezer" again. There's only three year's difference between their ages.

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Re: Funny headlines

Postby lotek » 08 Jul 2010 08:51

well i wanted to say "that guy" but it was to close to "that gay" for comfort :)
And I might be corrected but to me geezer is just another word for bloke(hey wait I could have used bloke and none of this would have happened!)
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2010 09:12

Oh, OK. I thought you were saying that at 27, Gay is pushing the age limit and already an "old man". (That's how I use "geezer". SandRider is an old geezer, for example. And I'm getting there. But under 30 ain't even in the running yet. :lol: )

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Postby TheDukester » 08 Jul 2010 12:01

We ran a short version of the AP story the other night at the newspaper. In fact, it was on a page I was doing ... and I was very careful. I think I went with something like "Dix wins 200-meter duel" or something safe like that.
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Re: Funny headlines

Postby merkin muffley » 09 Jul 2010 12:45

It seems intentional to me. They could've just said: "Dix Wins 200 Meter" or "Dix Defeats Defending Champion" or "Gay Finishes Just Behind Dix" and avoided any unnecessary innuendo.
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