I'm angry at Mr.Smithers...

shadow fire's picture

(The Simpsons)

This is what Smithers said about Bob being Mayor.

"Bob's conservative views go against my...choice of life style"

IT ISN'T A LIFE STYLE!!! >_>

(I'm the only one who can get angry at a cartoon tv character ^_^ )

But seriously, I hate when people say it's a life style. I'm no different then any other guy my age, except I get sexually aroused off of the same sex. Also my or any other persons love life is not our "life style"
Oh, also it isn't a choice, no one chooses to be gay or straight.

(Hooray for ranting)

Uncertain's picture

I can tell why you're

I can tell why you're angry.. but you know sometimes I don't care when ppl say that anymo and just have a little laugh about it.

jeff's picture

Err...

I'm no huge Simpsons fan, but isn't the point that he will never come out and specifically say he's gay?

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jeff's picture

Oh yeah...

and he's a cartoon!

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wild-blue-yonder's picture

I beg to differ.

I've been mad at a tv cartoon character before. Furious, in fact. But yeah. I agree with your rant... that was a poor choice of words.

Oh well, what can you do. As long as it's not outright homophobia or discrimination, I get too lazy to worry about most of it.

Lol-taire's picture

Deconstructed it's just not so funny

But like isn't he meant to be a satire of the self-loathing closet case?

Yes he is.

So the joke is layered, it goes:
a) ha ha Smither's is gay. The children in the audience don't get this knowing nod and so it's funny because I understand it and my little worm of a brother who's stolen the buttons and won't let me change the channel doesn't.

But then the joke goes
b) ha ha 'lifestyle', 'choice' what silly socially conservative anachronisms, we all know there's no such thing as the homosexual lifestyle and no-one choses it anyway. What larks.

Then it goes
c) ha ha he's a homosexual who's also a socially conservative anachronism so consumed with internalised homophobia he has come to believe the loaded language of his opponents and apply it to his own sense of selfhood... lol

And that's why everyone laughs.

fox333's picture

If it makes you feel any

If it makes you feel any better my dad yells at the radio. He is concervative and he listens to a liberal radio show. I sometimes thinks that he just likes to yell.

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whateversexual_llama's picture

Being gay isn't the

Being gay isn't the lifestyle. You don't chose to be gay, but you do choose to live a happy, fulfilling, satisfying life. And that's a lifestyle worth choosing.

Be yourself. 'Cause if you're busy being somebody else, who's gonna be you?

shadow fire's picture

Well

To be quite frank I wasn't MAD at him, I didn't like the choice of words the writers used, however I suppose it was just an excuse to write a rant (which is always fun)

Also, I think it was sort of obvious that I wasn't as much ranting about the character as much as I was about people in general saying that kind of crap, I'm way too laid back most of the time to care, but when I'm bored ranting is fun... :D

shadow fire's picture

Well

To be quite frank I wasn't MAD at him, I didn't like the choice of words the writers used, however I suppose it was just an excuse to write a rant (which is always fun)

Also, I think it was sort of obvious that I wasn't as much ranting about the character as much as I was about people in general saying that kind of crap, I'm way too laid back most of the time to care, but when I'm bored ranting is fun... :D