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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-12-04 01:44 AM
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74. Not all gay men live in SF, you know
I happen to know a man who's a dead ringer for Big Gay Al and he just so happens to be the bartender at Scot's, the gay bar I hang at. Right down to the bright Hawaiian shirts and scarf. I also know a drag queen who could give Big Gay Al a run for his money when in comes to flamboyant behavior. Is it possible that Chicago's gay community has become more theatrical than San Francisco's? Or perhaps it's just possible that your acquaintance does not necessarily represent the entire spectrum of the gay community?

I think you completely missed the point of Big Gay and of the gay characters in South Park. Big Gay Al is the only character in South Park who is completely happy. He leads a fabulous life and helps alienated gay animals, particularly Stan's dog (voiced by George Clooney, no less, so I suppose you're going to have to hate him now too, seeing as he is friends with Stone and Parker).

The miserable and perverted characters are those who are closeted and untrue to themselves (and others) like Mr. Garrison. Most of my gay friends adore South Park and have no problems with Parker and Stone, as they preach acceptance and tolerance in a way that actually might get through to straight teenagers. It is a cartoon, after all.
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  - Of course it's Freeptastic: They LOVE puppets.  elehhhhna   Oct-10-04 12:23 PM   #1 
  - Uh its mean spirited because its about us?  cosmicvortex20   Oct-13-04 12:33 AM   #92 
  - and this surprises you...why?  Elginoid   Oct-10-04 12:24 PM   #2 
  - Okay, just waiting for the 'Parker/Stone' defense gaggle to show up.  nownow   Oct-10-04 12:33 PM   #6 
  - Parker & Stone have always struck me as Libertarian.  NightTrain   Oct-10-04 01:01 PM   #17 
  - You probably mean the same thing I do when I say 'Libertarian'  nownow   Oct-10-04 01:12 PM   #18 
     - lol  karabekian   Oct-11-04 12:56 PM   #56 
  - ..and here it is.  JackDragna   Oct-10-04 01:55 PM   #21 
  - They are equal opportuniy offenders of crybabies everywhere...  indigobusiness   Oct-10-04 12:54 PM   #13 
  - get over what?  Elginoid   Oct-10-04 09:54 PM   #25 
  - I hadn't watched much South Park  bloom   Oct-10-04 10:08 PM   #26 
     - I am of the opinion that there isn't an honest politician out there.  FatSlob   Oct-11-04 08:08 AM   #44 
        - well I've known some reasonably honest ones  bloom   Oct-11-04 11:00 AM   #51 
           - I should clarify...I meant ones in high office.  FatSlob   Oct-11-04 11:26 AM   #53 
  - I can't wait for everyone to get pissed off at US...  951   Oct-10-04 12:27 PM   #3 
  - It was a sneak preview last night  romantico   Oct-10-04 12:31 PM   #4 
     - I think you missed the absurdity and irony  indigobusiness   Oct-10-04 12:48 PM   #9 
     - I have no judgement on the movie, having not seen it,  Lautremont   Oct-13-04 01:00 AM   #96 
  - Funny how it was getting advertised at DailyKos  sleipnir   Oct-10-04 12:31 PM   #5 
  - That movie is out already?  Heyo   Oct-10-04 12:38 PM   #7 
  - Haven't Seen It But It Makes Fun of Both Sides From What I've Heard  InfoMinister   Oct-10-04 12:39 PM   #8 
  - I'm sorry but any film that tries to paint liberals as traitors is sick  w4rma   Oct-10-04 12:49 PM   #10 
  - posted in the other "sean penn" thread but...  jayctravis   Oct-11-04 01:00 AM   #37 
  - The day South Park becomes egalitarian  indigobusiness   Oct-10-04 12:50 PM   #11 
  - It DOESN'T MAKE FUN OF BOTH SIDES  romantico   Oct-10-04 01:26 PM   #20 
     - Not as blatant for sure.. but there were a few digs in there  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Oct-10-04 09:08 PM   #23 
     - isn't the idea of...  jayctravis   Oct-11-04 01:04 AM   #38 
     - Ummm. Isn't the WHOLE FUCKING CONCEPT of  stickdog   Oct-13-04 12:25 AM   #91 
  - This was the flavor I got from the trailer. First, it didn't seem very  Mayberry Machiavelli   Oct-10-04 12:51 PM   #12 
  - it will be praised for it's 'nerve'  rusty charly   Oct-10-04 12:57 PM   #15 
     - LOL! When you have the HERO giving a BJ to the Intelligence Head..  JustFiveMoreMinutes   Oct-10-04 09:10 PM   #24 
     - Why do all DUers...  Toussaint   Oct-11-04 08:01 PM   #67 
     - ALL DU'ers don't  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-12-04 01:07 AM   #72 
     - no, if it were anti-wingnut, it wouldn't get distributed.  jdjkkse   Oct-13-04 01:05 AM   #97 
  - how were the puppets?  qcsoapbox   Oct-10-04 12:56 PM   #14 
  - That's The Whole Point. It's Supposed To Have Crappy Puppets  InfoMinister   Oct-10-04 08:59 PM   #22 
     - Thunderbirds  masshole   Oct-10-04 10:33 PM   #29 
     - the thunderbirds tv show  Blue_Tires   Oct-11-04 12:56 AM   #36 
     - I know what you are talking about.  babyreblin   Oct-11-04 08:17 AM   #45 
  - Successful satire should aim to piss off everyone  Minstrel Boy   Oct-10-04 12:57 PM   #16 
  - could this be so over the top as to make bush look like a puppet ?  proud patriot   Oct-10-04 01:21 PM   #19 
  - Actually  Mirrorboy   Oct-10-04 10:11 PM   #27 
  - They are such brave brave brave rebels...  ezmojason   Oct-10-04 10:14 PM   #28 
  - Stopped consuming South Park et. al Parker/Stone products  greekspeak   Oct-10-04 10:35 PM   #30 
  - What's interesting is, with the exception of the digs at liberals,  smirkymonkey   Oct-11-04 01:51 PM   #57 
     - Perhaps they're not "pandering" to that group.  hiphopnation23   Oct-12-04 11:32 AM   #80 
     - No. It's a brilliant a marketing plan. Liberals are hip enough to "get"  stickdog   Oct-13-04 12:33 AM   #93 
  - Its hard to keep an open mind  neuvocat   Oct-10-04 10:49 PM   #31 
  - They decided not to use a Bush puppet, probably after right wing pressure  Democat   Oct-11-04 03:51 PM   #60 
  - Here's what they have said...crappy messages  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-10-04 10:55 PM   #32 
  - Hey wait a minute!  neuvocat   Oct-11-04 12:37 AM   #33 
  - Wow, they forgot 9/11 already. nt  BullGooseLoony   Oct-11-04 12:53 AM   #34 
  - Parker and Stone have always been assholes. Why does this surprise you?  UdoKier   Oct-11-04 12:56 AM   #35 
  - "Gays are constantsly made out to be disgusting perverts, fisting, etc."  jayctravis   Oct-11-04 01:10 AM   #39 
     - Irrelevant. The characters are always presented as an unappealing "other"  UdoKier   Oct-11-04 01:21 AM   #40 
        - Whatever...  jayctravis   Oct-11-04 04:23 AM   #42 
           - I've known more than a few gay men living in SF.  UdoKier   Oct-12-04 12:57 AM   #71 
              - Not all gay men live in SF, you know  Susang   Oct-12-04 01:44 AM   #74 
                 - I fail to see how they teach "acceptance or tolerance"  UdoKier   Oct-12-04 01:58 AM   #75 
                    - Perhaps I haven't been keeping up with SP...  jayctravis   Oct-12-04 12:20 PM   #85 
  - It's a propaganda film  GmoneyOwnsYou   Oct-11-04 03:59 AM   #41 
  - those guys lost me years ago  blindpig   Oct-11-04 07:58 AM   #43 
  - I agree they are completely clueless when it comes to social satire.  Sterling   Oct-11-04 10:04 AM   #50 
  - I hate to say this..  Heyo   Oct-12-04 10:57 AM   #78 
  - Are you being sarcastic?  EV1Ltimm   Oct-11-04 08:30 AM   #46 
  - "we really shouldn't care what they have to say about anything"  bloom   Oct-11-04 11:19 AM   #52 
  - Lucky for me...  deseo   Oct-11-04 08:44 AM   #47 
  - If the movie wasn't right wing propaganda, they would make fun of Bush  Democat   Oct-11-04 09:17 AM   #48 
  - There Is a Serious Irony Deficiency On This Board  GiovanniC   Oct-11-04 09:53 AM   #49 
  - They made "That's My Bush" - which showed W as nice guy, just  robbedvoter   Oct-11-04 11:30 AM   #54 
  - They're passe  stanwyck   Oct-11-04 11:50 AM   #55 
  - I agree, their day is over.  smirkymonkey   Oct-11-04 01:54 PM   #58 
  - To quote Dante:  hiphopnation23   Oct-12-04 11:40 AM   #82 
  - It's coming out right before election to influence the vote.  genius   Oct-11-04 01:56 PM   #59 
  - Influence the vote...?  jayctravis   Oct-12-04 12:22 PM   #86 
  - I also saw TA Saturday night  BusterD   Oct-11-04 06:30 PM   #61 
  - The South Park defenders will always make excuses  Uzybone   Oct-11-04 06:41 PM   #62 
  - have you seen it yet?  jayctravis   Oct-12-04 12:27 PM   #87 
  - Ah, Christ! Please don't compare those two smarmy dorks to Swift  mitchum   Oct-13-04 12:23 AM   #90 
  - Do you hate Bill Hicks, too? I mean, he's so misogynistic ...  stickdog   Oct-13-04 12:44 AM   #94 
  - Hmm  lalonso   Oct-11-04 06:43 PM   #63 
  - I'm going to wait until I see it.  Soup Bean   Oct-11-04 06:50 PM   #64 
  - If they are equal offenders, why no Rush, Dennis Miller, puppets?  Democat   Oct-11-04 06:58 PM   #65 
     - Perception.  Soup Bean   Oct-11-04 07:04 PM   #66 
  - F.A.G. ...sure. its funny to use slurs.  Waverley_Hills_Hiker   Oct-11-04 08:08 PM   #68 
  - Do you really think Republicans are even going to go watch it?  stavka   Oct-11-04 08:10 PM   #69 
  - Really, I doubt this movie is going to change anyones vote  walldude   Oct-11-04 09:40 PM   #70 
  - Welcome to Big Gay Al's Big Gay Brainwashing!  Gaffey Duck   Oct-12-04 01:20 AM   #73 
  - Horrific Labor Practices at South Park  tinrobot   Oct-12-04 03:36 AM   #76 
  - why on earth would you watch such crap?  Skittles   Oct-12-04 04:34 AM   #77 
  - Get a grip...the movie is called "Team America..World police"...  formernaderite   Oct-12-04 11:29 AM   #79 
  - what world view?  stanwyck   Oct-12-04 11:50 AM   #83 
  - I love South Park  Snivi Yllom   Oct-12-04 11:39 AM   #81 
  - How did you see it?  kerrywins   Oct-12-04 12:00 PM   #84 
  - time to lighten up guys  clt510   Oct-12-04 11:22 PM   #88 
     - simply satire  Flor2004   Oct-12-04 11:40 PM   #89 
     - Some people don't get to college,and some get blown up  jdjkkse   Oct-13-04 01:13 AM   #98 
  - They suck  Kipepeo   Oct-13-04 12:47 AM   #95 

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