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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:42 PM
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The Golden Girls "Turned A Generation Of American Boys Into Homosexuals
Edited on Wed Oct-28-09 07:50 PM by ccharles000
The Golden Girls television program was never much to look at. A foursome of Florida geriatrics getting agitated about pharmacy bills and shoulder pads who could ever find such a thing interesting? But somehow these perky and absurd women wormed their ways into Americas homes for an 8-year run in the 1980s. Maybe it was our desire to see our grandmothers having fun that encouraged us to watch. Maybe we wanted to believe old age wasnt dominated by infections and hip problems, loneliness and crushing depression before death finally stomps us out like the acrid end of a damp cigarette.

The most unexpected segment of this shows fanbase was Americas young men. In the 80s, these were boys too delicate for sports, too awkward for girls, too artistic for labor-intensive work and too flamboyant for peer acceptance in high school. With no real adults in sight, these poor children became obsessed with the poorly conceived characters on this show. Desperate for a firm hand in their lives, they gravitated to the subversive undercurrent of masculinity in these aged matrons.

Many studies have been done on why the gays love The Golden Girls, but science cant fathom the moral challenges and social upheaval of those historic times. The 1980s was an epoch of President Reagans manly wisdom and the terrifying threat of Cold War annihilation. America had sobered up from the flashy lights of 1970s disco. We were skipping all night cocaine and sex parties to focus on our careers. Spiritual leaders like Jerry Falwell were telling us that Christianity was in the majority again. On the other side, there was a subculture of homosexuality creeping up on our youths. It gave them an excuse to wear tight jeans and to sneak off to public parks for quick releases with hairy men of different ethnicities.

http://christwire.org/2009/10/the-golden-girls-how-one-...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:43 PM
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1. selfdelete.....I didn't realize it was a satire site
Edited on Wed Oct-28-09 07:47 PM by marmar
nt
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:46 PM
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2. LOL. I was gay looong before the Golden Girls' run. I think it was Bonanza that did it for me.
:evilgrin:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:51 PM
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8. LOL
Oh, that Hoss!

:rofl:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:59 AM
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35. Self-delete
Edited on Thu Oct-29-09 01:02 AM by krispos42
Probably inappropriate. Funny, but inappropriate!
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Lost Jaguar Donating Member (193 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 06:13 AM
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44. Reminds me of Michael Landon on Johnny Carson's show...
...when questioned about the rumors of the Cartwrights' sexual preference, he said, "No, we weren't gay...but thank God Hop Sing was!"
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:46 PM
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3. Seriously? I only thought old folks watched "The Golden Girls"
This is the first time I ever heard of the show having a gay following. :shrug:
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dsc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:50 PM
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7. the site is satire
but the Golden Girls does/did have a pretty large gay following, especially considering it didn't have any recurring gay characters.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:36 PM
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25. Do you remember the first episode?
They actually had a gay housekeeper in the first episode. After that he disappeared, never to be seen again.

I always figured he fell in love with Chuck Cunningham and moved from Miami to Milwaukee. After all, Chuck had to be gay in order for his father not to even acknowledge his existence at Joanie's wedding. I can only assume Chuck was "dead" to Howard. Might've happened had he fallen in love with the Golden Girls' gay housekeeper.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:52 PM
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27. I don't remember that, but didn't Dorothy have a gay brother?
I think his name was Phil? Not sure if he ever appeared on camera, but I can remember Sophia saying that he "watched too many gladiator movies". LOL
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Behind the Aegis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:33 AM
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30. No. Blanche had the gay brother.
Phil was a transvestite.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:46 PM
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4. Christwire is satire n/t
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:48 PM
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5. oh I should have known.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:50 PM
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6. Who can tell anymore?
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:03 PM
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14. Ain't that the truthiness...
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:51 AM
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33. That's a classic
Edited on Thu Oct-29-09 12:53 AM by depakid
The corollary's even better:

Poe paradox

"In any fundamentalist group where Poe's Law applies, a paradox exists where any new person (or idea) sufficiently fundamentalist to be accepted by the group, is likely to be so ridiculous that they risk being rejected as a parodist (or parody)."

The term was first used by RationalWiki editor The Lay Scientist to describe an apparent paradox in the management of editing rights at Conservapedia:

"Any new member of the CP project who's not as Conservative as them is liable to be chucked out. However, any new member who is as Conservative as them is in serious danger of being called a parodist, and chucked out. Is this the first living example of a Poe Paradox?"
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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:52 PM
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9. I guess somebody had to like that show! nt
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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:52 PM
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10. So many words...
Edited on Wed Oct-28-09 07:53 PM by silverweb
...so devoid of any sense.

The article reads like satire. I can't believe the author wrote it seriously or anyone could read it seriously.

It was only to be expected that our lonely boys exposed to these conflicted times would succumb to the nagging Golden Girls agenda. ... With the utmost cruelty and immorality, The Golden Girls seized upon this opportunity to cross the hormonal wires of Americas lost generation.


:wtf:

What a bunch of stupid, stupid loons.

On Edit: So it is satire. LOL Got me good!

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Turbineguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:58 PM
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11. So it wasn't
Spartacus after all....
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 01:04 AM
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36. For me it was Harry Hamlin in Clash of The Titans.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 07:58 PM
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12. He or she should get some kind of prize for this sentence alone:
>>>Maybe we wanted to believe old age wasnt dominated by infections and hip problems, loneliness and crushing depression before death finally stomps us out like the acrid end of a damp cigarette.>>>>
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:01 PM
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13. I blame Judy Garland and Barbara Striesand
:rofl:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:04 PM
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15. I never will forget...hmm...Jeanette MacDonald...
:applause:
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:07 PM
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16. Is this place like Landover Baptist?
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:07 PM
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17. The Golden Girls was very snappily written.
...And raunchy. And the cast was superb. And Bea Arthur had the best sense of timing on television. Or maybe anywhere.
Hey, I really liked the Golden Girls. (And I get that Christwire is a satire, too.)
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:09 PM
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18. That and Archie Bunker, as well as the Jeffersons - great TV
And who can forget Roots?
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:11 PM
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20. Roots? (!) Um, that wasn't a laugh a minute, as I recall. Did I miss something?
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:15 PM
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21. Was referring to it's impact in relation to the other shows
And I was also thinking of Good Times. The dad was killed off in that show (which pissed me off) so that he could work on the mini-series.

Not a laugh - but good memories of barriers being broken down.
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:22 PM
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22. Yeah. Those were excellent TV times. I loved the guy who played the dad, too.
And Roots was very very powerful.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 04:07 AM
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41. I'm extremely disappointed in the sitcoms now

Perhaps its my age but I an not find any shows that I enjoy watching like the ones mentioned in this thread.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:37 AM
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31. The writing and the acting were first rate. n/t
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:09 PM
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19. satire? not really, there are millions of Americans willing to believe such a story nt
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izquierdista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:27 PM
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23. Armchair psychoanalyzing the '80s?
I don't think you can write authoritatively on the '80s without including this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HrSN7176XI
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:35 PM
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24. HUH?!1 I'm an old fart and LUERVED the GG!1 n/t
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:49 PM
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26. 'the gays love The Golden Girls'
that's The Gays' to you Miss Ass Wipe.

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maglatinavi Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 08:59 PM
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28. GG
I loved the Golden Girls ... utterly funny and sarcasm to the highest and most elegant level ... I don't believe the theory of the writer ... what? is that sidewalk psychoanalysis?

:bounce: :toast: :bounce: :toast:
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MattBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 09:04 PM
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29. Golden Girls wasn't much to look at?
Man I love the golden girls and I'm only 40.
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bamacrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:40 AM
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32. I figured it started the milf craze.....Blanche was kinda hot.
Well in an old slutty sort of way. I liked Golden Girls and Im not gay. But I do have a thing for old women.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 04:07 AM
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40. If I look anywhere near as hot as Betty White when I'm her age
believe me, I'm going to spend my nights clubbing and chasing after inappropriate men.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 12:56 AM
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34. I'm laughing so hard, I'm getting six pack abs!
Edited on Thu Oct-29-09 01:00 AM by Touchdown
These people are batshit! :rofl:

Oh' wait, edit... gotta post the obligatory "typical homosexuals..." picture.



EDIT ONE MORE TIME... They are fake. :dunce:
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 03:22 AM
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37. who could forget President Reagan's manly wisdom?
the extremely heterosexual right wing were in a swoon about it every five minutes.

:evilgrin:
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Union Yes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 03:24 AM
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38. I admit it. That's why I'm gay. =)
I was a big fan of Golden Girls.
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 03:54 AM
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39. But then there was Maude!.....n/t
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 04:10 AM
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42. Bravo!! Well played!!
This totally had me fooled until I got to the "tight jeans and to sneak off to public parks for quick releases with hairy men of different ethnicities." Of course the truth is, Blanche Dubois gave us all hope that we'd all be out there bumpin' ugs well into our 70s. Some days, it's the only thing that keeps me going.
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Th1onein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 06:02 AM
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43. Oh my God. This is amazing!
"President Reagans manly wisdom...."? MANLY WISDOM? Now, did that manly wisdom come during his first term, when it became clear that he was suffering from Alzheimer's, or his second term when the Republicans worked for his re-election and tried successfully to hide the ailment from the American electorate? If that's "manly wisdom," brothers and sisters, please spare us all! (And, by the way, how patriotic is that? To let a man suffering from Alzheimer's run this country?)

"We were skipping all night cocaine and sex parties to focus on our careers"? What? Is that what YOU did, Mr. Republican? Like a manly man, you sobered up and skipped those all night cocaine and sex parties, huh? And, now, what are we supposed to think? That you've gone back to them? Certainly looks like it.

I'm not even going to comment on the Golden Girls turning American boys into homosexuals part. Jesus Christ! What the fuck is wrong with these people? Are they really THAT stupid?
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 11:11 AM
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45. Here's the proof: I never saw "Golden Girls" and I came out straight.
If you believe that "proof", you're as dumb or crazy as they are.
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