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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gaythering Storm: best NOM parody yet?; NYT skewers, "Bigots' last hurrah"

From Funny or Die, and starring Sarah Chalke, Jason Lewis, Lynne Stewart, Alicia Silverstone,Lance Bass, Liz Feldman, Sophia Bush, Drew Droege, Written by Liz Feldman and Mike Rose. Embedded clip on the site:

Of lot's of food lines, here's my favorite quotes:
"There's a storm gathering...That's why there's these clouds behind me...And I am afr--oh, wait, did someone already say that?"

"Soon, gay people will start falling out of the sky...and they'll dance at'll be choreographed...and it'll be good."
...and another homemade one snuck into the mix that is also quite good.

Meanwhile, Frank Rich over at the New York Times Op-Ed claims that this is all "The Bigots Last Hurrah":
Yet easy to mock as “Gathering Storm” may be, it nonetheless bookmarks a historic turning point in the demise of America’s anti-gay movement...What gives the ad its symbolic significance is not just that it’s idiotic but that its release was the only loud protest anywhere in America to the news that same-sex marriage had been legalized in Iowa and Vermont. If it advances any message, it’s mainly that homophobic activism is ever more depopulated and isolated as well as brain-dead.
Frank is, of course, writing about the original, supposedly serious advertisement from the National Organization for (Straight Only) Marriage.

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