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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:09 AM
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Wasilla High School Principal Bans Bohemian Rhapsody Because Freddie Mercury Was Gay
Edited on Fri May-13-11 02:09 AM by Very_Boring_Name
http://ca.gawker.com/5801439/wasilla-high-school-princi...

Way up in Wasilla, where the men are men and the moose are meat, members of the high school symphonic jazz choir were excitedly rehearsing for the upcoming graduation ceremony, where they'd be performing an epic rendition of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Then they were told by Principal Dwight Probasco that the song had been pulled from the program. "Why?" they wondered, having put months of effort into the big number. Probasco explained it was because he'd received a complaint from a parent. You see Freddie Mercury, the vocalist who had sung the original version of the song, was gay.

Yes, it's a freaking real-world Glee episode, direct from the icy corridor that belched Sarah Palin to life. The choir kids, god bless 'em, didn't take the news lying down:

Choir member Casey Hight, a junior, was angry enough to contact a gay and lesbian support organization in Anchorage for help. They told her to contact an attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union.

"I felt like the school was discriminating for sexual orientation and I felt it was wrong," Hight said Monday. "It's so stupid because there's nothing sexual in the song. There aren't even any cuss words.

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Neoconstipated Donating Member (18 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:21 AM
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1. Look at this dude.
Tell me he's not a spawn of John Denver and Chucky.
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:57 PM
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14. It's true
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 05:44 PM
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18. Where does one get
...a haircut as bad as that one?
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:45 AM
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2. I heard a rumor that they banned all rational thought...
Edited on Fri May-13-11 02:45 AM by Smarmie Doofus
... for precisely the same reason.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 02:49 AM
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3. Their loss....
Probably the best pop song of the second half of the 20th century...
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 03:06 AM
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4. Freddie Mercury was a world treasure.
I am reminded of how amazing he was over and over again. Poor kids.
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kickysnana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 03:11 AM
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5. It must suck to live in Wasilla. n/t
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 04:50 AM
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6. oh man
The principle is going to be very busy going through the entire academic and arts curriculum, not to mention the school library, if nothing remotely by a gay person is to allowed at that school.
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yardwork Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 10:12 AM
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16. Computers will have to be banned from the school. Invented by a gay man, Alan Turing.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 06:44 AM
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7. If I were the producer of "Glee", it would be the theme for my very next episode,
Edited on Fri May-13-11 06:45 AM by no_hypocrisy
ill-disguising the name of the town for cultural reference.
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Creideiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 06:49 AM
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8. Did the principal go through all the art books
Edited on Fri May-13-11 06:51 AM by Creideiki
and tear out pictures of the Mona Lisa and Sistine Chapel because DaVinci and Michaelangelo were gay?

Oh, and that Tchaikovsky symphony the orchestra was planning? Cancelled now.

What a douchemonkey.
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 05:49 PM
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19. No 'West-side Story' .
Composer : Leonard Bernstein - Gay
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 05:51 PM
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20. The drama dept shall not do 'Charlies Aunt'
The playwrite Noel Coward - Gay
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 07:12 AM
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9. if i were a parent up there....
i`d be more concerned about dwight..he`s down right creepy looking.
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 08:53 AM
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10. In the town I grew up in
The superintendent of school was this prune-faced old spinster with her hair pulled into the tightest bun you've ever seen. One year, the high school got new health and science books. She had them brought to her house first and she spent weeks with a razor blade slicing out the section on the human reproductive system from each book.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 09:24 AM
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11. so the song is back in the line up but they cut the line "killed a man,
put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger now he's dead..."

It's like an un-used scene from 'Idiocracy'.
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gaijinlaw Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 11:18 AM
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12. Is it irony that the dude looks just like Elton John? n/t
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 12:56 PM
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13. Time to play Queen 24/7 at that school
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Crowman1979 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-13-11 10:15 PM
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15. He must have thought the song "Death On Two Legs" was about him.
Because it describes that asshat principle perfectly.
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14thColony Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-14-11 10:16 AM
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17. Just imagine if he knew the whole truth...
Edited on Sat May-14-11 10:18 AM by 14thColony
That Freddie Mercury was also a Zoroastrian, an ethnic Persian, and was born it what's now Tanzania. I imagine the gay part would quickly become the least of the horrors.
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