Thursday, 20 June 2019

My Favourite Guys














 * * * LATE-BREAKING ADDENDUM * * *

As Adam noted in the comments, Jiwandeep Kohli's
rainbow turban caught the eye of Barack Obama:


And here's a cool short video about
Jiwandeep's reaction to the whole situation!



43 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

the "my uncle" shirt (because my uncle andy was gay), the cabin, mister kohli, the tank top dude, and dear freddie. WOO HOO!

RO said...

What a fantastic turban, and a powerful message. What a great way to kick off Thursday morning, and sending some hugs your way! RO

Anonymous said...

Good ones! The last one I thinks hits me the most, and the one about the chain saw, the serious side of them all, I have actually heard people say things like , so sad, but the funny ones do help soften the blow of how ghastly people have been treated, no one should ever be judged on their choice of who they love,

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, I read all these and I just went gay all of a sudden. Just like Cary Grant. Thanks for all the smiles... and laughs.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I just can’t choose. They are all absolutely fantastic.
I love how there’s this current of wit and humor in many gay people that allow to make these connections.
I think that an honorable mention should be made to the idiot bigot who posted the Brokeback Mountain scene without a pinch of irony though.

XoXo

P.S. I may steal some of these....

Miss Val's Creations said...

That tank top/dress is hysterical. Definitely not like the picture. That has to be Cary Grant in the first one, right? I am trying to place it thinking it was when he wore Katherine Hepburn's robe in Bringing up Baby, mentioning he felt so gay. That had a double meaning for him then! His sex life still to this day is somewhat hush, hush.

Bob said...

I love them, but the ignorance of the Brokeback Mountain post is priceless.

Deedles said...

These are all hysterical! The soldiers and Achilles got me going, though!

Liz Hinds said...

Yesterday in story time in the library the librarian read a story about a transvestite crocodile. It's called Frockodile. Look it up!

Liz Hinds said...

I used the word transvestite as we don't find out what he does or will identify as. And, you see, now i am covering myself although I am sure you would not take offence if I used the wrong terminology because I'm old. And struggling to sort it all out.

brewella deville said...

The Sikh pride turban dude just knocked it out of the park.

mistress maddie said...

I have always been fond of playing with soldiers.

Kirk said...

Bringing Up Baby is one of my favorite movies. What's going on is that flighty heiress Katherine Hepburn has fallen for stuffy paleontologist Cary Grant. In order to prevent him from leaving the house, she's taken all his clothes. When the doorbell rings, Grant has nothing to put on but Hepburn's frilly dressing gown. When the elderly woman (Hepburn's aunt) just stares at him, Grant yells the gay line. Mind you, this is in 1938, when "gay", for most people, meant "happy". it was obviously a very inside joke.

Years, decades, later, Chevy Chase was sued by Grant for implying he was gay in a television interview (it was settled out of court in Grant's favor; he reportedly got a million dollars out of Chevy.) I remember reading somewhere that one LGBTQ magazine at the time, taking offense at Grant's contention that Chase had defamed his character, brought up the first mention of the word "gay' in the homosexual sense of the word in a mainstream movie. Whether Chase's lawyers used it as a defense, I can't tell you.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hahahaha...i really enjoyed these!

Leanna said...

That build you the gayest log cabin was so funny. I died laughing. Nobody tops King Freddie. Nobody. These are all awesome. Thanks.

Adam said...

Obama commented on the Pride Turban on Twitter.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Kirk -- Thanks so much for all the background info on that Cary Grant gif!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Liz Hinds -- Frockodile! Love it! And I think "transvestite" is still correct terminology in this instance, although "gender fluid" might perhaps be more up to date? I don't know myself, LOL -- I'm old too! Some people must still cross-dress, I'm sure, without it being a statement about their own personal gender identification.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Adam -- Thanks! I'll see if I can find it and amend this post accordingly! I think that turban is just stunningly gorgeous.

mxtodis123 said...

Good ones. You always brighten my day.

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, How do you find all these great cartoons and quips, and still have time for your myriad other activities?
--Jim

Marie Smith said...

These are great. Achilles was my favourite!

Rain said...

I love the Achille's and the cowboy funny Debra!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Parnassus (Jim) -- HRH helps me.

Her Royal Highness said...

@ Parnassus (Jim) -- That bitch works me to the bone!

Lady M said...

You have done it again. This is a brilliant post!

Bea said...

If you didn't grow up with a gay uncle in the fam, then I am suspect.

^.^ said...

Love this post, friend D … Funny, serious and true … and no foul language … Always, cat.

JACKIESUE said...

I love them all so much..you should steal the first meme on my friday's post..and put it first on your post every time..ha..

e said...

These are fab! Love them all too much to pick a favorite. Very nice of you to include the boys... you can be very egalitarian when you choose to be! (Just like HRH, who considers that statement some kind of calumny!)

LL Cool Joe said...

Haha love them all. I wish I had a gay uncle, just so I could wear that t-shirt.

Martha said...

Great post! And laughed out loud at some of these :)

That turban is awesome. How amazing (but not surprising) that Barack Obama noticed Jiwandeep Kohli's post.

Elsie Amata said...

How awesome for Jiwandeep! I love it!

I actually laughed out loud at the "gayest log cabin." I kinda wanna see it now too.

Happy Pride!

Elsie

This N That said...

Freddy, Brokeback mountain, all great... super collection. Have a great weekend

Guillaume said...

I love the Brockeback Mountain one. I cannot believe it was unironic.

Rommy said...

OMG, that Brokeback Mountain one! I hope someone commented with the "I'm going to tell him" gif from Frozen because I'm terrible that way. I was touched by the video.

Ur-spo said...

Oh these were marvelous

I could not find the photo of two young scouts (in the 50s) with the caption -
"Steve grew up to become an Eagle Scout; Robert grew up to date one".

baili said...

haha

world has really changed dear Debra and thank for telling it

Joanne Noragon said...

All wonderful, and the turban the best of all.

Bill Lisleman said...

Wow I didn't know about the Pride Turban until this post. Thanks
Makes me miss Barack Obama even more.
Many of these gave me a laugh. I like the protester/activist with the sign pointing out how he is much like Jesus.

Ol'Buzzard said...

Pride month should be every month.
the Ol'Buzzard

Fundy Blue said...

You keep posting images that imprint on my heart like "Two Spirit relations," Jesus carrying the rainbow sheep, and the boys don't play with dolls one.

Magic Love Crow said...

Great post Debra!!!