Schadenfreude

Apropos of Nothing

September 20, 2006
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Yep, I’ve registered my own domain which is being hostd by the very excellent Dreamhost, so why don’t you all direct your browsers to my brand new blog, now entitled Apropos of Nothing.

It’s not that I disliked Schadenfreude, but I wanted something new. Disagree? Tell me on Apropos of Nothing!


Facetious Homoeroticism Continued

February 3, 2006
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A few posts back I disagreed with Mikhaela on the topic of editorial cartoons being facetious about Brokeback Mountain. She’s now drawn a nice little counterblow to these, which isn’t any less funny.

If you’re not familiar with her work, check out some of the previous cartoons of hers. Quite interesting political commentary, this is, and it’s bleedin’ funny at times.

Apropos – here’s a similar one: Brokebacklash Mountin’.


Posted in Cartoons, Politics

Bare Back Mountain?

January 29, 2006
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I recently chanced upon a blog entry debating the vulgarity and homophobic tendencies of the recent spur of Brokeback Mountain internet cartoons. The subsequent user comments were surprisingly all agreeing with the blog author, furthermore accusing the cartoonists of being childish, bigoted, and taking us “backwards as a society.” As you can see from the comments section, I partly disagree. While one or two were cheap, inappropriate and (perhaps to some) offensive, the better half were quite good and deservedly received a few chuckles.

I have no intention of undermining the opinion of neither the blog author nor its followers, but rather wish to stimulate a debate on this particular case as well as the general issue of homosexual jesting. How far is too far? Comparing beastiality to homosexuality? Or less?