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September 8, 2008 11:49 AM   Subscribe

There are geeks and there is Gays and now there are gay geeks with their own website.
posted by binturong (23 comments total)

 
*cough*
posted by Pronoiac at 12:38 PM on September 8, 2008


Attractions
A two-story outhouse is located in the town.


What the fuck Gays?
posted by slimepuppy at 12:42 PM on September 8, 2008 [2 favorites]


Two stories, same as in town.
posted by jonmc at 12:46 PM on September 8, 2008


There have always been gay geeks. Hell, one of them more or less invented modern computing.
posted by loquacious at 12:52 PM on September 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


When your gay is broken, you'd better call a gay geek to get it fixed.
posted by dhartung at 12:54 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


Thank god, gay people finally have an online community where they can whine about video games.
posted by Damn That Television at 12:56 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Websense category "sex" is filtered.
Must be pretty hot stuff.
posted by pointystick at 1:13 PM on September 8, 2008


But do they insult each other using heterosexual pejoratives?
posted by gyc at 1:23 PM on September 8, 2008


Pronoiac beat me to it.
posted by gummi at 1:49 PM on September 8, 2008


it's no Homotron.
posted by GuyZero at 1:54 PM on September 8, 2008


These guys come out with some decent articles every once in a while. I don't read their homepage, but kotaku seems to think that they're a pretty legit voice in the contemporary discussion of video gaming as a serious topic.
posted by smackwich at 1:59 PM on September 8, 2008


Why is it odd / unusual for geeks to have a website, gay or otherwise? Believe it or not, there is quite a market for non-hetero websites.

When you catch teh ghey You don't unlearn how to use teh intarwebs...
posted by es el queso at 2:05 PM on September 8, 2008


gaygeeks.com Headlines for September 8th 2008:

Centerfold: Turing's Testes - This cheeky little boffin will get your NP hard.

Games Review: Prison Tycoon series still lacks critical prison sex feature.

Technology: Sir Elton's IT guy dishes the dishy dish on his 250TB pornographic archive: "I swear, if a pair of balls has been photographed, he's got them in the database. And it's just balls. Everything's cropped out of the image but the scrotum. Guess who has to do the cropping? Me, that's who. All day long, dragging a lasso in photoshop around balls, the routine occasionally being broken by Her Majesty barking at me when there's a hint of latency on the bollocksnet. And my pay? It's schizophrenic. One week he'll give me a diamond tiara and the phone number of a pawn shop and the next week it'll be a ziploc baggie full of his hair clippings and the address of his fan club. Now that he has that title he thinks dealing directly with money is beneath him. It's fucked up."
posted by bunnytricks at 2:08 PM on September 8, 2008 [5 favorites]


gummi: Feel free to compare their histories. I don't have the time to investigate details just now, but the "first!" tone struck me wrong.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:18 PM on September 8, 2008


THERE ARE?

oh yeah of course there are. cool.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 2:26 PM on September 8, 2008


When I looked at the Homotron site I thought at first glance it was written in a campy double-entendre style. e.g. "skimpy internal memory" "Nintendo plows forward " "will require more than a few blocks of storage" "Nintendo's solution will be better than a hard drive." Now I see it was just my dirty mind.
posted by binturong at 2:41 PM on September 8, 2008


When I was going to university, my residential college held (and I guess still holds) an annual "Queer Fashion Show", attended by students and assorted (mostly queer) people from the Santa Cruz community.

My favorite memory of this event is standing in line and seeing a couple of portly, 60-something UNIX greybeards (you can tell by looking, I swear) arm in arm. One was sporting a T-shirt that read "IT'S NOT A BUG, IT'S A FEATURE"
posted by contraption at 2:43 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


PH4BUL0U5!
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:58 PM on September 8, 2008 [7 favorites]


If they're not hipster homosexual hooker gamers, I'm not interested.
posted by Dark Messiah at 4:30 PM on September 8, 2008


"hipster homosexual hooker gamers"

so you'd pay $2,000 an hour for someone of the same sex wearing skinny jeans and Chucks to ironically play Smash Brothers and then bang you?

call me.
posted by heeeraldo at 4:42 PM on September 8, 2008 [3 favorites]


so you'd pay $2,000 an hour for someone of the same sex wearing skinny jeans and Chucks to ironically play Smash Brothers and then bang you?

No, but I'd pay you to write a BS story about thinking of doing it!
posted by Dark Messiah at 4:55 PM on September 8, 2008


I personally have liked Homotron for a while...and I will definitely have that Prada II phone when it comes out.
posted by Alex930 at 9:37 PM on September 8, 2008


I think the problem is less that gay geeks need a community so much as mindless teenage wanksters (and those of similar mindset) need to be islanded off into a world they can call each other "fag" and "pussy" and other self-indicting epithets and leave the rest of us alone.

I must admit that suddenly I saw an entire untapped market with a more gay-friendly character, but since we don't know the grooming habits of any of our video game "stars", its hard to say that there may be more than a few who are waiting for the moment to come out -- and maybe not the stereotypically perfect ones you'd believe: Duke Nukem perhaps? He is known to say "your face, your ass, what's the difference?"
posted by Ogre Lawless at 11:08 AM on September 9, 2008


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