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Postby thatindianguy » Fri May 22, 2015 5:32 pm

http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-disasters ... perpowers/

Good message, good concept, but i found the humor a little too over the top.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby sunglasses » Fri May 22, 2015 5:39 pm

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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby thatindianguy » Fri May 22, 2015 5:56 pm

Fixed.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby sunglasses » Fri May 22, 2015 5:57 pm

Thanks!

And favorite quote: "We've all done it. I mean us, the LGBT community. Not you straight people. You're really blameless in all of this. I feel like we should do something to make up for it. Do you guys like fruit baskets?"
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby thatindianguy » Fri May 22, 2015 6:03 pm

'Fruit baskets'

I can't help but feel like that's some type of innuendo....
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Postby sunglasses » Fri May 22, 2015 6:17 pm

thatindianguy wrote:'Fruit baskets'

I can't help but feel like that's some type of innuendo....


I don't think so but I love getting a expensive ass basket for fruit.

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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby thatindianguy » Fri May 22, 2015 6:20 pm

I don't really like fruit that much.

Also in- you- end- o.

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Postby CarrieVS » Fri May 22, 2015 6:44 pm

I don't like pineapples or bananas.

The taste of banana just makes me sick, and pineapple tries to digest me and it hurts.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby JamishT » Fri May 22, 2015 6:45 pm

Yeah, I found this article to be really...I don't know, smug and condescending and stupid. So bad that it messed up my grammar (behold the power of teh gays!).
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby Qinglong » Fri May 22, 2015 8:45 pm

Fruit! I love it! I'm always eating fruit. Any type, any where, any way. You just can't go wrong with fruit. I'd be eating fruit right now if I hadn't already had a bunch of fruit.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby Kate » Fri May 22, 2015 8:52 pm

Honestly, I enjoyed it. I agree that it is over the top; if that was just people kvetching with their friends who agree with them, it would be straight up hilarious and a good way to vent some steam. But it was really funny. I don't like the insulting nature of it, especially since it was a bit blanketed (for example, the implication that anyone who believes Sodom and Gomorrah was about gay sex is stupid and refuses to listen to experts who clearly know better than they do. You can believe that Sodom and Gomorrah was about gay sex without being an asshole to gay people).

Then again, this is a blog. While Cracked doesn't make a huge distinction there, I think they really should. It's not readily apparent when something is an article and when it's a blog article, but that element of personal experience and personal spin seems to be more prevalent in blogs than in articles. But maybe I'm wrong about that.

It could have benefited from either toning it down or more careful targeting.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby OrangeEyebrows » Fri May 22, 2015 8:57 pm

I thought it was a cute concept and in funny in places, but didn't really have enough substance to sustain a full article - maybe an entry within a broader article would have worked better.
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Re: This article is so gay.

Postby octoberpumpkin » Fri May 22, 2015 9:02 pm

I dunno, those all seem like too big of coincidences to not be true. In fact, I think the Bible specifically said if thoust let a gay activist become a train engineer, thy amtrack shall derail, killing several.

It's right in there after where it mentions that Jesus was the first american and hated the poor and loved the rich
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Postby sunglasses » Fri May 22, 2015 9:07 pm

octoberpumpkin wrote:I dunno, those all seem like too big of coincidences to not be true. In fact, I think the Bible specifically said if thoust let a gay activist become a train engineer, thy amtrack shall derail, killing several.

It's right in there after where it mentions that Jesus was the first american and hated the poor and loved the rich


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Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Fri May 22, 2015 10:48 pm

It's basically like the hipster article, but decent.
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