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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-05-07 02:00 PM
Response to Reply #52
58. Apparently
1. Clarifying the relationship is essentially neutral in attitude toward homosexuality. One could clarify to a man or a woman that one is not interested, or the clarification could be non-sexual (ie I really don't want to be your friend outside of work.)

2. One could clarify that they aren't gay. This doesn't have to be homophobic, but in implying that being gay and being manly are mutually exclusive is homophobic.
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  -Americablog: Snickers airs inexcusable homophobic ad, complete with bigoted "player reactions" Harvey Korman  Feb-05-07 01:00 PM   #0 
  - link?  Whoa_Nelly   Feb-05-07 01:02 PM   #1 
  - fixed.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 01:03 PM   #2 
     - Wrote to Mars company  Whoa_Nelly   Feb-05-07 01:29 PM   #31 
        - Actually they are aimed at a group considered second-class  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 02:36 PM   #89 
        - Mars co. and their advertising company have baited Americans with this ad.  liberaldemocrat7   Feb-06-07 07:20 AM   #261 
           - Some more gems in this thread, which I think bear repeating:  raccoon   Feb-06-07 08:27 AM   #266 
        - Great letter, Whoa! Well said. nt  raccoon   Feb-06-07 08:25 AM   #265 
           - Thanks, raccon  Whoa_Nelly   Feb-06-07 08:23 PM   #280 
           - Mars Company emailed me--and I wrote back  Whoa_Nelly   Feb-07-07 11:54 AM   #289 
  - I was shocked and disgusted  goclark   Feb-05-07 01:04 PM   #3 
  - But breastesays are evil.  Sequoia   Feb-05-07 01:20 PM   #19 
  - Maybe they're making fun of homophobes?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 01:04 PM   #4 
  - Given their history spending millions against progressive causes  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:06 PM   #6 
  - Mars does that?  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 01:10 PM   #8 
  - I goes a bit beyond our "buying power".  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:12 PM   #9 
     - I haven't seen the commercials myself.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 01:15 PM   #11 
        - I had no idea that there were alternative endings where they beat the crap out of each other.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:18 PM   #15 
           - Meh.  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 01:19 PM   #18 
              - "Meh"???  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:22 PM   #73 
              - I saw it that way too, sort of a slur against the homophobic  Solo_in_MD   Feb-05-07 02:30 PM   #83 
  - Hey, maybe they can do a Coors....  pink-o   Feb-05-07 06:06 PM   #226 
  - I don't think that's how most would read it.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 01:08 PM   #7 
  - Exactly how I saw them. Those guys' homophobia led directly  BullGooseLoony   Feb-05-07 05:05 PM   #200 
  - Suuuuuuureee...  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:09 PM   #236 
  - I was thinking the same thing because I've seen sitcoms where they make  Maraya1969   Feb-06-07 01:40 AM   #244 
  - As if "do something manly" wasn't offensive enough.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:05 PM   #5 
  - As I understand it, this ad does not ridicule homosexuals.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:14 PM   #10 
  - Why do people think that two guys kissing isn't manly?  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:16 PM   #12 
  - Since it was 2 men, then I think it's extra manly!  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:17 PM   #14 
  - Some think bar-fighting is manly; others think acting  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:21 PM   #20 
     - Duly noted. nt  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:22 PM   #22 
  - As I understand it, the players were not in the ad.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:18 PM   #16 
  - What's you point?  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:21 PM   #21 
  - Not homophobic. The only bigotry is that which is aimed at  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:24 PM   #26 
     - Gotcha.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:27 PM   #29 
  - The players were invited to comment on the ad  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 01:22 PM   #24 
     - Americablog did.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:24 PM   #25 
     - If you want to argue that there are bigots in the NFL,  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:26 PM   #28 
  - But they are reacting to two straight guys kissing  treestar   Feb-05-07 05:32 PM   #207 
  - You mean the players that saw the two guys kissing were looking agast or something like that?  Maraya1969   Feb-06-07 01:56 AM   #247 
  - " . . . there are no shots taken at homosexuals"  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:17 PM   #13 
  - Then explain.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:22 PM   #23 
     - Umm, go and read the explanation in the link in the OP.  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:26 PM   #27 
        - I thought you might want to think for yourself.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:28 PM   #30 
           - You were the one who was asking for an explanation, and  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:31 PM   #33 
              - I didn't know you were blogging over there.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:35 PM   #35 
                 - .  Lex   Feb-05-07 01:41 PM   #40 
                 - The information there will give you a more informed platform  swimboy   Feb-05-07 02:31 PM   #85 
  - The ad shows men driven to increasing heights of stupidity to prove they aren't gay  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 01:19 PM   #17 
  - It is embarrassing to be perceived as gay if you're straight,  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:34 PM   #34 
  - Why is it emabrrassing to be perceived as gay if you're straight?  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:42 PM   #41 
  - You don't know why it's embarrassing to be caught in a situation  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:44 PM   #43 
     - No, it's your whole statement that's giving me trouble.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:47 PM   #45 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-05-07 01:53 PM   # 
        - As you know, that's not what we're discussing.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 05:36 PM   #209 
  - They aren't clarifying the relationship  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 01:42 PM   #42 
  - I don't see the difference.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:54 PM   #52 
     - Apparently  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 02:00 PM   #58 
     - the ad is supposed to be making fun of the cavemen  hfojvt   Feb-05-07 02:21 PM   #70 
        - But the underlying pemise isn't questioned,  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 02:24 PM   #74 
           - the mocking is in the stupidity  hfojvt   Feb-05-07 04:04 PM   #170 
     - It seems you are out of your depth  swimboy   Feb-05-07 02:29 PM   #81 
     - Okay, let's take you to your own depth.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 02:35 PM   #88 
        - I don't think you're going to understand this, but  swimboy   Feb-05-07 02:57 PM   #110 
           - Now, Swimboy, did you really think nobody would notice  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 03:09 PM   #121 
           - Tiresome  swimboy   Feb-05-07 03:24 PM   #138 
           - So, are you asking me what embarrassment is?  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 03:34 PM   #148 
              - As I understand it, embarrasment occurs when you kiss a colleague  swimboy   Feb-05-07 03:54 PM   #165 
                 - Taboo? It was on network television during the Super Bowl.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 04:29 PM   #185 
                    - The hand-job is over.  swimboy   Feb-05-07 05:24 PM   #202 
                       - I'm assuming the discussion was fabricated?  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 05:34 PM   #208 
                          - No means no.  swimboy   Feb-05-07 05:37 PM   #211 
                             - ...  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:39 PM   #214 
                             - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-05-07 05:40 PM   #215 
                             - Some real trolls here today.  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 10:06 PM   #234 
           - Stop it already - Swim boy and the rest of us have it right - it's YOU that can't read.  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:17 PM   #239 
              - Yes, presented perfectly if you need to delete  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 01:30 AM   #242 
           - Is it embarrasing to be thought straight if you're gay?  treestar   Feb-05-07 05:36 PM   #210 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-05-07 04:21 PM   #179 
  - Yes, I'm waiting to hear why it is embarrassing to be perceived as gay  yardwork   Feb-05-07 01:47 PM   #44 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-05-07 01:53 PM   #48 
     - Well said. n/t  bear425   Feb-05-07 01:57 PM   #54 
     - Okay, I'll help you, too. It is ALWAYS embarrassing  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 01:58 PM   #56 
     - Not really arguing for one side or the other...  Concerned GA Voter   Feb-05-07 03:27 PM   #143 
  - exactly - some here aparently still don't get it...  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:13 PM   #238 
  - keep your blinders on - its' soooo much easier...  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:11 PM   #237 
  - It's crap! Don't eat it...or any other "chocolate treat" crap!  KansDem   Feb-05-07 01:30 PM   #32 
  - 'reacting in horror and disgust'?  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-05-07 01:36 PM   #36 
  - That's not what they were laughing at.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 01:40 PM   #38 
     - Ah  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-05-07 01:48 PM   #46 
     - Is my boss going to give me the promotion I want come next review? n/t  LoZoccolo   Feb-05-07 02:16 PM   #64 
  - i saw it the opposite of homophobic. ridiculing the idea n/t  seabeyond   Feb-05-07 01:39 PM   #37 
  - It was really just stupid  boobooday   Feb-05-07 01:41 PM   #39 
  - I'm officially boycotting SNICKERS bars  stonecoldsober   Feb-05-07 01:52 PM   #47 
  - Don't only boycott, but email them as well as GLAAD.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:55 PM   #53 
  - Check this post from another thread:  Kurovski   Feb-05-07 05:46 PM   #218 
  - M & M's  pink-o   Feb-05-07 06:12 PM   #229 
  - My gay friends and I all laughed when the commerical aired.  beyurslf   Feb-05-07 01:53 PM   #49 
  - We had the I can't believe they just did that kind of reaction.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 01:57 PM   #55 
     - Maybe all men should be offended that Mars depicts them as so stupid they  beyurslf   Feb-05-07 08:06 PM   #233 
  - Sorry to dissent but this is completely wrong  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 01:53 PM   #50 
  - I agree that it is not anti gay. It makes you laugh at the homophobes.  Sapere aude   Feb-05-07 02:00 PM   #57 
  - Actually I think it's neither  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 02:04 PM   #59 
  - Let me get this straight.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 02:07 PM   #60 
     - Who says "the Mars family" even knows this commercial exists?  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 02:22 PM   #71 
     - If they didn't know it about before yesterday, they will by tomorrow.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 02:25 PM   #76 
     - I did not say it was intentional. I said in the vein that it makes you laugh at a  Sapere aude   Feb-05-07 02:28 PM   #78 
  - I agree....  BlackVelvet04   Feb-05-07 02:11 PM   #61 
  - Have you been to the website and seen the players' reactions?  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 02:17 PM   #68 
  - Breaking News: NFL Full of Homophobes  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 02:30 PM   #82 
  - As a gay man - it is HOMOPHOBIC.  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:29 PM   #240 
  - You do not need to be sorry to dissent. n/t  LoZoccolo   Feb-05-07 02:16 PM   #66 
  - Think About It  Bark Bark Bark   Feb-05-07 01:54 PM   #51 
  - Oh, it's all clear now. Thanks.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 02:13 PM   #62 
  - Well---if the folks at American Blog feels it's offensive  trumad   Feb-05-07 02:17 PM   #67 
     - American Blog? What's That?  Bark Bark Bark   Feb-06-07 03:35 PM   #275 
        - It's americablog.org  JackBeck   Feb-06-07 03:39 PM   #276 
           - Thanks For The Newsflash  Bark Bark Bark   Feb-06-07 03:46 PM   #277 
              - Can you prove he mentions it every other week or so? That's kind of an exaggerated statement.  JackBeck   Feb-06-07 08:35 PM   #285 
  - I didn't see it, but my lesbian neighbors told me it was great.  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 02:14 PM   #63 
  - There is an element of "Straight men are idiotic" to it.  Lex   Feb-05-07 02:16 PM   #65 
  - That was the understanding I had from being told about it.  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 02:40 PM   #92 
  - Um, this is the only element in it  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 03:51 PM   #163 
     - Um. Not in my opinion. Your opinion, once again, is just that.  Lex   Feb-05-07 03:54 PM   #164 
  - Your lesbian neighbors just happened to amble up, telephone, shout  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:24 PM   #75 
  - But you see, now he has the gayest opinion here and nobody gets to disagree  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 02:29 PM   #80 
  - LOL! You can disagree if you like. My neighbors who are lesbians also happen  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 02:43 PM   #94 
     - My neighbors, who are straight, are really good friends.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:47 PM   #96 
     - I not only disagree, I don't believe you.  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 02:49 PM   #100 
        - Jesus Christ, I'm gay myself - why would I need to make up lesbians?  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 03:07 PM   # 
        - Hey...  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 04:10 PM   #175 
           - Of all the idiotic charges that could be leveled against me, this is the most crazy.  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 04:18 PM   #178 
           - I sympathize...  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 04:26 PM   #183 
           - And The Chairman is here to tell us all what isn't offensive, right  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 04:24 PM   #181 
              - Resort to authority...  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 04:33 PM   #186 
                 - "inner queer"  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 04:34 PM   #188 
                 - The analysis is right there for you in black and white.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 04:39 PM   #191 
                    - How do you know if I've ever been the target of homophobia?  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 05:04 PM   #198 
                       - Spare me.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 05:31 PM   #204 
                          - You said it. nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:42 PM   #216 
                          - agreed  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 05:49 PM   #221 
        - By the way, when have I downplayed homophobia?  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 03:11 PM   #124 
        - That's not what I've seen.  LeftyMom   Feb-05-07 03:15 PM   #130 
           - So I'm asking what you've seen that was different.  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 03:18 PM   #135 
        - Hey Lefty Mom  ruggerson   Feb-06-07 08:59 PM   #286 
  - No - I ran over to their house to see Prince, and I said "Did i miss any funny  mondo joe   Feb-05-07 02:40 PM   #91 
  - Well they don't get to decide for me. The ad campaign is extremely homophobic  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:51 PM   #102 
  - So the Mars family made fun of straight white men in order to sell chocolate?  swimboy   Feb-05-07 02:20 PM   #69 
  - and don't forget we are all comfortable with each other as long as  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:25 PM   #77 
  - The one point missing from this thread is the fact that  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 02:22 PM   #72 
  - "It is embarrassing to be perceived as gay if you're straight"  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:37 PM   #90 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-05-07 02:43 PM   #95 
     - Because it wouldn't fit in the subject line. But HERE IT IS FOLKS!  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:47 PM   #97 
     - There we have it, FOLKS! Bluebear's honest position is  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 02:54 PM   #105 
        - Trust me, you like an ass in this thread, not me. nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:56 PM   #107 
        - BT, that's a call out...isn't it?  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:56 PM   #108 
        - What's a call out?  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 02:59 PM   #114 
           - Your replies. Stunning. Read them after you post them.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 03:00 PM   #115 
              - Give me an example.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 03:11 PM   #125 
                 - Read them.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 07:52 PM   #231 
                    - No, no, no. You tell me what you're talking about.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 07:55 PM   #232 
                    - Still waiting....  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 05:53 PM   #278 
                    - Still waiting for you to back up your accusations.  BuyingThyme   Feb-07-07 11:30 AM   #288 
        - YOU are one of the only ones being an ass in this thread.  TankLV   Feb-05-07 11:37 PM   #241 
           - Am I supposed to let people change my words?  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 02:24 AM   #250 
              - THEY'VE QUOTED YOU EXACTLY. YOUR OWN WORDS!  TankLV   Feb-06-07 08:12 PM   #279 
                 - Interesting how you equate truth telling with bigotry.  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 08:28 PM   #284 
     - I find it interesting that you would write such nonsense without even quoting [him]  swimboy   Feb-05-07 03:17 PM   #132 
        - What questions? Do you have any questions  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 03:20 PM   #136 
           - I am quoting your words back to you  swimboy   Feb-05-07 03:30 PM   #145 
              - Okay then. Just let me know if you come up with a question.  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 03:42 PM   #156 
                 - Ok, it's a question you've heard before  swimboy   Feb-05-07 04:05 PM   #172 
                    - Well, there are endless circumstances which  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 04:33 PM   #187 
                       - You've made it perfectly clear that you are not interested in the larger issue  swimboy   Feb-05-07 05:28 PM   #203 
                          - She has been toying with all of us, that is now clear to me. nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:32 PM   #206 
                          - You probably believe the things you say,  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 05:37 PM   #212 
                             - Yeah, and so would Judge Judy.  swimboy   Feb-05-07 05:52 PM   #222 
     - You wouldn't have deleted the rest of the sentence,  BuyingThyme   Feb-05-07 06:06 PM   #227 
        - Nothing was deleted in the post you responded to.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 01:47 AM   #246 
           - Total nonsense. You chopped the sentence in half  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 02:17 AM   #249 
              - No it won't change.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 02:32 AM   #253 
                 - What happened in your life to make you believe  BuyingThyme   Feb-06-07 03:00 AM   #255 
                    - Over and over and over it goes  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 03:01 AM   #256 
                       - My God, what happened to my life?  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 03:53 AM   #257 
  - First of all - the men were mechanics! It would have been  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 02:28 PM   #79 
  - The several people here who are employed as or have spouses  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:31 PM   #84 
  - Well, you must know the smart ones. The ones I know  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 02:33 PM   #86 
     - Most of the ones I know are hard working, supporting their familes...  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:34 PM   #87 
        - Oh, for crying out loud. It was an attempt at levity.  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 02:40 PM   #93 
           - "In the town where I live..."  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:48 PM   #98 
              - Goodbye. Clearly you disagree. Humor is a subjective thing.  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 02:55 PM   #106 
                 - Good bye then. I'm sorry that you live in a stereo typical town.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:57 PM   #109 
                 - Then tell is to MARS, then. They portayed them as stupid.  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 03:08 PM   #120 
                 - I thought we had said goodbye.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 03:24 PM   #139 
                 - I knew it!  LostinVA   Feb-05-07 03:14 PM   #127 
                    - Oh....that...  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 03:25 PM   #140 
                    - Really? Even though I've never voted republican in  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 03:27 PM   #144 
                       - She was replying to another poster, not you.  swimboy   Feb-05-07 03:37 PM   #151 
                 - NFL player being filmed watching the ad: "THAT AIN'T RIGHT!"  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:58 PM   #112 
                    - How is showing men all slapping each other okay?  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 03:13 PM   #126 
                       - Have you started a thread about that particular ad? nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:14 PM   #128 
                       - On that note, you must have a serious problem with the football game.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:16 PM   #131 
                       - Actually, a Detroit player did die, but was brought back  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 03:40 PM   #155 
                       - No, that one was stupid, too. n/t  RoseMead   Feb-05-07 04:51 PM   #193 
  - The only mechanic I know fairly well is very intelligent...  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 03:17 PM   #134 
     - It was a poor attempt at humor, for which I will apologize again.  Notorious Bohemian   Feb-05-07 03:35 PM   #150 
  - LET SNICKERS KNOW HOW YOU FEEL:  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:48 PM   #99 
  - For the record: I didn't laugh. My husband didn't laugh.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:50 PM   #101 
  - And choosing what 'ending' gets to play on a NASCAR broadcast...  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 02:52 PM   #103 
     - bingo.  MrsGrumpy   Feb-05-07 02:53 PM   #104 
     - Coupled with he players' reactions.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 02:57 PM   #111 
        - 'Mars family, owner of anti-gay Snickers franchise, are top billionaire Republican activists'  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:01 PM   #116 
           - I've been trying to make all of these points and some just aren't getting it.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:04 PM   #117 
           - Oh they get it, they could just give a shit if we're offended. nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:05 PM   #118 
              - I forgot. Must stay quiet until after the election. n/t  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:07 PM   #119 
              - Bingo  LostinVA   Feb-05-07 03:15 PM   #129 
           - So are you suggesting...  Bornaginhooligan   Feb-05-07 03:09 PM   #122 
              - By posting that link? No.  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:11 PM   #123 
  - It seems to be pretty clear satire  Goblinmonger   Feb-05-07 02:58 PM   #113 
  - That "homosexual panic" shit is always good for a few laughs.  terrya   Feb-05-07 03:17 PM   #133 
  - The website is what makes the homophobia obvious...  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 03:27 PM   #142 
     - Thank you, Zookeeper.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:31 PM   #146 
     - You're welcome, Jack...  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 03:50 PM   #161 
     - Thank you for your solidarity, zookeeper.  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:33 PM   #147 
     - You're welcome, Bluebear...  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 03:56 PM   #166 
     - Thank you, Zookeeper. Thank you. I sent my email to Mars as well.  terrya   Feb-05-07 03:49 PM   #159 
        - You're welcome, Terry and thank you for e-mailing, too.  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 04:02 PM   #168 
  - I thought it was homophobic as hell  RoseMead   Feb-05-07 03:23 PM   #137 
  - My DH had the game on as kind of background noise..  Zookeeper   Feb-05-07 04:08 PM   #174 
     - LOL  RoseMead   Feb-05-07 04:47 PM   #192 
  - I'd like to make a point here.....  BlackVelvet04   Feb-05-07 03:26 PM   #141 
  - HRC has released a statement.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:34 PM   #149 
  - Wow, it's not just a few thin-skinned homosexuals here that are ticked off!  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:39 PM   #153 
     - I sure HRC will be discredited as being "too shrill".  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:49 PM   #160 
        - I just watched those ads.  terrya   Feb-05-07 03:58 PM   #167 
  - "Quick! Do something manly!"  Kurovski   Feb-05-07 03:38 PM   #152 
  - OK that's enough out of you already  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 03:40 PM   #154 
     - OK then.  Kurovski   Feb-05-07 03:43 PM   #157 
  - Making fun of the bigots maybe?  Zandor   Feb-05-07 03:49 PM   #158 
  - The country's largest GLBT group disagrees.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 03:51 PM   #162 
  - Snickers...  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 04:08 PM   #173 
  - It seems to be they only object to the "Wrench" ending and the NFL player reactions....  GOTV   Feb-05-07 04:11 PM   #176 
     - I'm waiting for GLAAD's statement, personally. n/t  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 04:14 PM   #177 
        - GLAAD might have a different view but HRC seems to be OK with the ad itself ...  GOTV   Feb-05-07 04:22 PM   #180 
           - On second read - maybe it depends on which part you read....  GOTV   Feb-05-07 04:26 PM   #182 
              - That was my read.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 04:27 PM   #184 
  - I totally agree. nt  BullGooseLoony   Feb-05-07 05:03 PM   #197 
  - Who gives a shit? It's a commercial. All commercials insult intelligence.  Beelzebud   Feb-05-07 04:03 PM   #169 
  - Every commercial is offensive so this one is no more so?  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 04:05 PM   #171 
  - Fuck 'em, I ain't buying their candy no more, stupid Fundie Reich-wingers  DainBramaged   Feb-05-07 04:39 PM   #189 
  - I knew the Mars Candy Co. was evil!  sakabatou   Feb-05-07 04:39 PM   #190 
  - Keep your eye on Hershey:  Progs Rock   Feb-06-07 01:46 AM   #245 
  - WBZ-TV report: "New rule, men should stand 2 feet apart when eating candy"  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 04:51 PM   #194 
  - Free promotion. It's why agencies create ads that are controversial.  Kurovski   Feb-05-07 05:32 PM   #205 
  - Consider a similar situation in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective  Sabriel   Feb-05-07 04:53 PM   #195 
  - I took the opposite from these ads. I thought it was making fun of the guys.  BullGooseLoony   Feb-05-07 05:02 PM   #196 
  - HRC statement:  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:04 PM   #199 
  - I didn't see the football players reacting, so that might have changed  BullGooseLoony   Feb-05-07 05:07 PM   #201 
  - Give people some credit for thinking for themselves  treestar   Feb-05-07 05:38 PM   #213 
     - Are you gay? Do you know what the Human Rights Campaign is?  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:48 PM   #220 
        - .  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 10:57 PM   #235 
  - stop, stop...  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 06:02 PM   #223 
     - And the offended gays on-thread aren't.  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 06:03 PM   #224 
        - "Sense" has no sexual orientation  JackRiddler   Feb-05-07 06:08 PM   #228 
           - Mm hmm.  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 06:16 PM   #230 
  - UPDATE: The ad has been removed.  Harvey Korman   Feb-05-07 05:44 PM   #217 
  - That will disappoint many here. nt  Bluebear   Feb-05-07 05:47 PM   #219 
     - LOL.  JackBeck   Feb-05-07 06:04 PM   #225 
  - "inexcusable"...? hardly.  QuestionAll   Feb-06-07 01:36 AM   #243 
  - Yeah, lighten up you gay people.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 01:57 AM   #248 
  - It's like deja vu from the Academy Awards.  Behind the Aegis   Feb-06-07 02:28 AM   #251 
  - BTA, this has been the worst day here yet.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 02:31 AM   #252 
     - I saw that too.  Behind the Aegis   Feb-06-07 02:36 AM   #254 
  - backatcha...  QuestionAll   Feb-06-07 08:47 AM   #267 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Feb-06-07 04:55 AM   #258 
     - Well you said it.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 06:25 AM   #259 
        - I'm sick of this shit.  terrya   Feb-06-07 06:37 AM   #260 
           - I have never been more disappointed in this board.  donco6   Feb-06-07 08:26 PM   #283 
  - has anyone bothered to notice that the 'players reacting in horror' was in fact further making fun  HuffleClaw   Feb-06-07 07:36 AM   #262 
  - Oh for heaven's sake, it was not making fun of homophobes.  Bluebear   Feb-06-07 07:40 AM   #263 
  - Remember, the gays are a witless and humorless lot.  swimboy   Feb-06-07 08:24 AM   #264 
  - it sure seems that way, don't it...?  QuestionAll   Feb-06-07 08:48 AM   #268 
     - Actually, not at all.  swimboy   Feb-06-07 08:52 AM   #269 
        - well, to the rest of us it does...  QuestionAll   Feb-06-07 09:04 AM   #271 
           - Have you ever read the book about the Star-bellied Sneeches?  swimboy   Feb-06-07 09:08 AM   #272 
              - more than likely...i had a lot of dr. seuss books.  QuestionAll   Feb-06-07 09:38 AM   #274 
  - perhaps they don't see the subtle humour?  HuffleClaw   Feb-06-07 08:52 AM   #270 
  - So did I...  AnneD   Feb-06-07 08:24 PM   #282 
  - Tuesday morning ALL the ads are up at youtube  dennisnyc   Feb-06-07 09:22 AM   #273 
  - You are God to me, Harvey Korman.  donco6   Feb-06-07 08:23 PM   #281 
  - my initial take (two cents worth)  orleans   Feb-07-07 01:10 AM   #287 
 

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