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Monday, 7 February 2005
Super Bowl Outrage!!!
Mood:  loud
Topic: Outrage!!!
When will the Super Bowl become a family event again. So many outrages, I think I lost count! Here are a few big ones:
1. The GoDaddy ad mocked the values and decency we stand for.
2. The Diet Pepsi ad with the "Queer Guy".
3. Paul McCartney (he's not American) singing about a guy who "Bought some California grass"
4. One of the Patriots (number 21) had "Gay" printed on his back

Leave your comments, let me know what I missed.

Posted by Al at 9:38 AM EST
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Monday, 7 February 2005 - 2:03 PM EST

Name: superbighahatime

mr al
you need lighten up
you no talk bad about Paul McCartney
Beatles bigger than jesus Mr. Al
Take that from Superbighahatime
bigger than you white man jesus

also mr al
they say lot of you football players gay

Monday, 7 February 2005 - 2:12 PM EST

Name: Al

Take that back, superbighahatime! There is no such thing as a gay NFL player, and Jesus is bigger than all the Beatles.

Monday, 7 February 2005 - 5:06 PM EST

Name: Pete G.

Al,

Supergookwashywashyslopetime is refering to John Lennon saying that the Beatles were "bigger than Jesus." Well, he got his, didn't he?

'Nough said.

Monday, 7 February 2005 - 6:55 PM EST

Name: Al

Pete,
First off, leave Yoko out of this. Next, I just have to address this whole "bigger than Jesus" thing. The Beatles have always been an overrated band, probably in the top 5 all-time overrated bands/musicians (Probably #2, behind Led Zeppelin and ahead of the Rolling Stones). In fact, here's my Top 5 overrated:
1. Led Zeppelin
2. The Beatles
3. The Rolling Stones
4. Stryper
5. Ray Charles

I know it's a tangent, but I just want to put it out there.

Tuesday, 8 February 2005 - 10:22 AM EST

Name: Jack R.
Home Page: http://syndicate-pl.tripod.com

Al,
Four of the five you have listed would be considered musical legends in most people's books, which begs the question, which bands/musicians would you consider great or underrated?

Tuesday, 8 February 2005 - 11:26 AM EST

Name: Al

Off the top of my head, here's a top 5 greatest, followed by a top 5 underrated.

Greatest:
1. The Boss (obviously)
2. Yes
3. Chicago
4. Billy Joel
5. Petra

Underrated:
1. Journey
2. Foreigner
3. Alphaville
4. Chicago (I know it's in both lists, but that's how underrated they are.)
5. Kenny Loggins

Think about it you can put a song like Loggins' "Danger Zone" against any song in my overrated bands libraries, and it blows them away. And he pretty much wrote the whole soundtrack for "Top Gun", which makes it almost like an opera.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 8:55 AM EST

Name: Pete G.

Al,

While I would agree with most entries on both lists, I have to take exception to Kenny Loggins. Not only was he the weaker (if much luckier) half of the sublime "Loggins & Messina" duo, he was (as you said) responsible for the soundtrack of "Top Gun," which was THE GAYEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!

What was the point of that whole movie? I'll tell you. Maverick keeps pushing Kelly McGillis away, so he can go "fly with the boys" (i.e. perform all kinds of deviant man-on-man action). It is only after the final mission that McGillis understands that, like it or not, this is who Maverick is -- so she accepts him "that way" lest she completely lose him. In short, the woman in the relationship concedes to let her man go have gay flings with other men from time to time to keep her heterosexual relationship in tact. Great message for our kids, Al.

If in doubt, consider the dialogue that closes out the final mission --

ICEMAN: Maverick, you can ride my tail anytime!
MAVERICK: And you can ride mine!

Arrrrrrggghhhhh!!!

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 9:07 AM EST

Name: Al

Why must everyone deficate on the things I love? Top Gun had absolutely nothing to do with gay sex, it's about the great fighting men of our country who protect us from the Communists (then) and Islamo-facists (now).

I've seen that movie probably 200 times now, and if it had any kind of pro-gay message, subliminal or otherwise, I wouldn't have even seen it once. Marverick was a great heterosexual warrior who played by his own set of rules when he had to. He's a lot like my man, W. in that way. In closing, Pete, take it back, or never post here again.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 9:39 AM EST

Name: Pete G.

Al,

With MUCH RESPECT, I have to back up my point.

Think about it: Iceman and the gang -- they represented homosexuality. They kept telling Maverick to join them, to go the gay way. Kelly McGillis was saying, No -- be a straight guy with me, play by the rules. Maverick was conflicted.

Think of the early scene between Mav and Kelly: He's at her place, taking a shower, they're kicking back. They're gonna have sex, right? Nope. He jumps on his motorcycle (very Village People, BTW) and drives off.

Now, how does she finally reel him in? By dressing up like a man. Remember when she shows up in the elevator wearing the aviator glasses and Iceman's jacket? Subversion, Al. She found a way to confuse Maverick, to lean him toward her side of the fence. But in reality, Maverick (and all those fighter pilots) leaned the other way -- the gay way.

Come on, Al -- OPEN YOUR EYES! "You can ride my tail anytime!" What was Iceman saying? He was saying, "Go off with your virtual hermaphrodite, but I'll be here when your true instincts bring you back...to the DARK SIDE."

Think about it.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 11:59 AM EST

Name: Al Candra

Iceman says, "You can be my WING MAN anytime!!!!!!" That's the danger of the misquote. Everything gets misconstrued, perhaps everen misunderestimated, like my man, W. Though I must point out, Tim Robbins is in this movie, and his character, appropriately named "Hollywood" more than likely is gay.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 12:00 PM EST

Name: Al Candra

Iceman says, "You can be my WING MAN anytime!!!!!!" That's the danger of the misquote. Everything gets misconstrued, perhaps everen misunderestimated, like my man, W. Though I must point out, Tim Robbins is in this movie, and his character, appropriately named "Hollywood" more than likely is gay.

Wednesday, 9 February 2005 - 1:31 PM EST

Name: Pete G.

Al,

Watch the ending again. The "wing man" line comes earlier in the film. But at the end, Iceman clearly says, "You can RIDE MY TAIL anytime!"

A couple other pieces of evidence, pointing to counter-culture subvergence:

* Val Kilmer -- who also portrayed such unsavory characters as Jim Morrison and Johnny Holmes -- plays "Iceman," a rabidly gay character.
* "Goose," the only married character in the movie, is killed off. Symbolic suggestion? I think so.
* The film's director, Tony Scott, went on to direct "True Romance" -- a story of a guy who leaves his honest job as a comic book store clerk, to run off with a HOOKER to Hollywood to sell a suitcase full of COCAINE.

Have I made my case, your honor?

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