A laugh for the holiday

This hilarious entry appeared yesterday on Jason Kottke’s eminently followable blog. I’ll paste the bulk of it below for those of you who might have trouble seeing the small font–

The American Family Association automatically replaces words like “gay” with “homosexual” in the AP stories they display on their news site. When an American sprinter named Tyson Gay is in the news, the practice leads to hilarity.

Homosexual eases into 100 final at Olympic trials
Tyson Homosexual easily won his semifinal for the 100 meters at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials and seemed to save something for the final later Sunday.

And on it goes…”On Saturday, Homosexual misjudged the finish in his opening heats…”, “Homosexual runs wind-aided 9.68 seconds to make Olympics…”, “Close call: Homosexual barely averts major flop in 100…”

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  1. Strawberry Curls on July 4, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    One just has to ask…WHY? Is the word “gay” so offensive? It is just a word, and no one has the right to change the words of another for any reason, particularly such a small-minded arbitrary one. Heavens, they were truly hoisted on their own petard with this, and rightly made to look the fool.

    Happy fourth to everyone who celebrates this particular holiday, and may you all have a gay old time.

  2. corgimom on July 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer group, IMHO.

    Happy Fourth!

  3. corgimom on July 4, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Group being the American Family, that is, not the gay group…

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