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May 18, 2006 12:24 AM   Subscribe

Homosexual climbs Mount Everest, despite handicap of being gay
posted by jonson (65 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
HA!
that's awesome. I'm saving the hell out of that thing.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 12:27 AM on May 18, 2006


That's unbelievable.
posted by grouse at 12:30 AM on May 18, 2006


I can't for the life of me figure out why she said it. Maybe she did a pre-interview with him & he's just really, really gay or something.
posted by jonson at 12:30 AM on May 18, 2006


I hear there's some pretty good cottaging action to be had on K2 as well.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 12:41 AM on May 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


reminds me of ...
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 12:42 AM on May 18, 2006


What's her position on tar babies? Maybe she could be next new White House Press Secretary.
posted by tula at 12:43 AM on May 18, 2006


He is so brave.
posted by TwelveTwo at 12:44 AM on May 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


Shepherd Smith had the same kinda brain fart a while back.
posted by wsg at 12:44 AM on May 18, 2006


Yeah Mefites, consider it a comical gaff and laugh it off. Ignore how "teh media" subtley advances "teh gay" agenda. The announcer says GAY in a subliminal manner - taking advantage of the fact that there’s no news in a gay man climbing Mt. Everest to draw attention to her scripted, but apparently innocent misstatement - and then to cast this notion into the light of normalcy, she corrects herself counterpoising the image of "teh gay" with the seemingly impossible image of a BLIND man climbing Mt. Everest. I bet even all of you were thinking,"Gay guy climbs a mountain - what's news with that?" Totally normal. Happens every day.

Don’t you see it? She’s one of them: the liberal media that's destroying America. Next thing you will think it normal that gays get married and “teh gays” will have won.

*cinches down tin-foil hat*
posted by three blind mice at 12:52 AM on May 18, 2006


wsg - jinx
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 1:22 AM on May 18, 2006


Ah, Mount Everest. Forbidding, aloof, terrifying. The mountain with the biggest tits in the world.
posted by Goblindegook at 1:43 AM on May 18, 2006


I think Basement Jaxx said it best.

Wheeeeere's heeer heeeeaad aaaaaaaat?


/where's her heeead at
posted by deusdiabolus at 1:50 AM on May 18, 2006


That is gay.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 2:05 AM on May 18, 2006


Blocked by the filters at work. Anyone have a transcript?
posted by slimepuppy at 2:18 AM on May 18, 2006


This is the handywork of the rainbow cabal!
posted by ori at 2:21 AM on May 18, 2006


slimepuppy: "After the break, we're gonna interview Eric Weihenmeir(?), who climbed the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. But...he's gay! I mean, he's gay. Excuse me. He's blind.

So We'll hear about that."


/transcription
posted by jahmoon at 2:26 AM on May 18, 2006


Yeah, sometimes those limp wrists make things difficult.
posted by taursir at 2:29 AM on May 18, 2006


Maybe he kept tapping out show tunes with the white cane?

I'm reminded of this...
Sir John Cheesy-Weezy: We established Base Salon here, and climbed quite steadily up to Mario's, here. From here, using crampons and cutting ice steps as we went, we moved steadily up the face to the north ridge, establishing Camp Three, where we could get a hot meal, a manicure, and a shampoo and set.
posted by aristan at 2:53 AM on May 18, 2006


damn you taursir! that was MY joke!
posted by Mach5 at 3:37 AM on May 18, 2006


She must have been wearing gaydersblinders to blunder down such a gayblind alley. But I'm sure she's terribley proud of the achievements of Fanny-Slap Magoo that brave, brave man.
posted by maryh at 3:59 AM on May 18, 2006


Meanwhile, a guy with no legs has also climbed Mount Everest. Preliminary reports suggest that he is heterosexual, however.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:04 AM on May 18, 2006


"Okay." — Male co-anchor.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 4:06 AM on May 18, 2006


Goblindegook; I thought these mountains had the biggest tits.
posted by TedW at 4:16 AM on May 18, 2006



posted by XQUZYPHYR at 4:17 AM on May 18, 2006


This is actually a few months old, it was on The Howard Stern Show the day after it happened
posted by bmpetow at 5:09 AM on May 18, 2006


I love you, Johnny Cakes.
posted by dorisfromregopark at 5:14 AM on May 18, 2006


"He's the kind of guy you hope your kids will grow up to be like in certain ways, like courage."

from doris' link.
posted by pruner at 5:25 AM on May 18, 2006


GAY = BAD GAY = BAD GAY = BAD HOMERSEXUAL AGENDA AGENDA AGENDA EVIL LIBERAL GAY = BAD GAY ?= BAD TREASON !

No wonder at the end of the day she believes all the bullshit she says !
posted by elpapacito at 5:46 AM on May 18, 2006


Hey, jonson, would you mind getting jess or matt to add a note that your link goes straight to a .wmv file? It's polite to warn folks when they have to open another application. Thanks.
posted by mediareport at 5:48 AM on May 18, 2006


Samuel: I don't get that 42 vodka advertising. Is it, like, making fun of the habit of labeling stupid and uncool things as gay, or is the joke on the gays again?

I just don't know it is a humor or a language problem (english is not my mother-tongue). am i supposed to laugh at this as a gay person, or should I be offended?

doris' link is great, though.
posted by kolophon at 5:56 AM on May 18, 2006


kolophon, given another ad on the 42below site, I think it's supposed to be funny and not homophobic.
posted by needs more cowbell at 6:26 AM on May 18, 2006


Wow. Those 42below ads are great. This whole thread was worth it for that link alone.
posted by rusty at 6:41 AM on May 18, 2006


Tried IE and Firefox - the video doesn't play, even after running the "Windows Media Player Shim" application I was prompted to run in IE. Am I the only one having this problem?
posted by damnthesehumanhands at 6:44 AM on May 18, 2006


Yes, you are the only one having this problem.
posted by bmpetow at 6:51 AM on May 18, 2006


Yeah Mefites, consider it a comical gaff and laugh it off. Ignore how "teh media" subtley advances "teh gay" agenda. The announcer says GAY in a subliminal manner - taking advantage of the fact that there’s no news in a gay man climbing Mt. Everest to draw attention to her scripted, but apparently innocent misstatement - and then to cast this notion into the light of normalcy, she corrects herself counterpoising the image of "teh gay" with the seemingly impossible image of a BLIND man climbing Mt. Everest. I bet even all of you were thinking,"Gay guy climbs a mountain - what's news with that?" Totally normal. Happens every day.

Don’t you see it? She’s one of them: the liberal media that's destroying America. Next thing you will think it normal that gays get married and “teh gays” will have won.

*cinches down tin-foil hat*


You know what? I like you, Stuart. You're not like the other kids, here in the trailer park.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:54 AM on May 18, 2006


Yes, you are the only one having this problem.

No, it timed out on me after a considerable wait time. I tried again and it took a while, but worked eventually.

How in the world do you mix up gay and blind? They don't even sound similar?
posted by dgaicun at 7:04 AM on May 18, 2006


dgaicun: They do too sound pretty similar. What, are you gay... I mean deaf?
posted by rusty at 7:13 AM on May 18, 2006


Limp wrist, Chiffon canteen mit - a Spirit of Triumph is truly with the homosexual atop Everest.
posted by Mean Mr. Bucket at 7:23 AM on May 18, 2006


Everything is gay.
posted by Drexen at 7:32 AM on May 18, 2006


'Despite being gay'?!?

If anything, I bet that gave him an unfair advantage, what with the wings and all...


posted by Alvy Ampersand at 7:34 AM on May 18, 2006


love is gay.
posted by hellbient at 7:36 AM on May 18, 2006


I mean gay.
posted by hellbient at 7:36 AM on May 18, 2006


dammit, i mean blind.
posted by hellbient at 7:36 AM on May 18, 2006


...and what 3 gay mice said.
posted by hellbient at 7:37 AM on May 18, 2006


love is gay.

Gay as a bat, in fact.
posted by Gamblor at 7:46 AM on May 18, 2006


But did he pinch his tits on the summit?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 8:04 AM on May 18, 2006


Remember playing gay man's bluff as a child? I was pretty good, I don't think I ever got touched.
posted by dgaicun at 8:07 AM on May 18, 2006


My God....Mt.Everest is gay?
posted by Smedleyman at 8:13 AM on May 18, 2006


Is it possible to love cock so much that it impeded your ability to climb a mountain?

WolfDaddy, can we get a ruling on this? : )
posted by Gamblor at 8:14 AM on May 18, 2006


Mountains are sooooo gay. Wasn't there a little movie a few months ago that lost the Best Picture Oscar about a mountain as idyllic gay locale?
posted by fugitivefromchaingang at 8:21 AM on May 18, 2006


Is it possible to love cock so much that it impeded your ability to climb a mountain?

To paraphrase Jackie Brown:

"That cock-lovin' is going to sap you of all your ambition."

"Not if your ambition is to sit around and love cock all day"

And now various other phrases affected by this path-breaking editorial decision:posted by dgaicun at 8:24 AM on May 18, 2006


We do need more gay/out mountaineers ... Besides, all mountaineers are kinda gayI've : always found the desire to climb really tall mountains akin to phallic worship.
posted by Azaadistani at 8:24 AM on May 18, 2006


Don't forget that original superstar of the blues,
Gay Lemon Jefferson.
posted by rdone at 8:51 AM on May 18, 2006


Laughing so hard.
posted by Isabeau Sahen at 8:59 AM on May 18, 2006


As we ate brunch the other day, my friend N. turned to me and said 'Can you touch me?'. She meant 'Can you pass the salt?'
posted by jack_mo at 9:03 AM on May 18, 2006


Just re read Saramago's Gayness. What a novel! Makes you realize how desparately we cling to our heterosexuality despite the fact that at bottom, we are all frighteningly, savagely gay.
posted by kosem at 9:36 AM on May 18, 2006


Kosem: Awesome highbrow reference!
posted by eperker at 9:41 AM on May 18, 2006


dgaicun, are you sure you don't mean "one-eyed cat"?
posted by needs more cowbell at 9:45 AM on May 18, 2006


I wonder if his sherpa was gay?

That'd be a case of the gay leading the gay.
posted by papercake at 10:32 AM on May 18, 2006


papercake - you're thinking of the famous sherpa Tenzig NorGAY".
posted by jonson at 10:42 AM on May 18, 2006


those 42 below ads are funny
posted by jcruelty at 11:35 AM on May 18, 2006


Brokeback Mount Everest.
posted by fandango_matt at 1:49 PM on May 18, 2006


An eye for an eye leaves the whole world gay
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party at 6:55 PM on May 18, 2006


Oh lord, you people make me laugh. I needed a good gay laugh.
posted by dejah420 at 8:17 PM on May 18, 2006


Old! But funny.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:38 AM on May 19, 2006


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