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This is the NEXT oh who am i kidding? *sob* icy hot stuntaz to parody page in less than a week. is this a record?
posted by jcterminal (29 comments total)
the IHS foolio posse has been online a lot longer than a week. there are several:

parody pages out there already.
posted by donkeysuck at 10:15 AM on May 8, 2001

you are a better man than i.


(you make a icy hot portal yet?)
posted by jcterminal at 10:18 AM on May 8, 2001

You know, it disturbs me how many of those URLs included words linking being gay to an insult. I hear it all the time here in Ohio - "That's so gay!" I hate that.
posted by starvingartist at 10:25 AM on May 8, 2001

Woohoo! Thread hijack!

I sometimes hear the "that's so gay" from a teenager. I usually respond with: "In what way is ____ like being gay?" They then stammer and tell me it's just an expression. I tell them it's a bad one.
posted by frykitty at 10:30 AM on May 8, 2001

The last picture on this page is so wonderful. How come there's an eel?
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:30 AM on May 8, 2001

starv and kitty.

man, i once got into a HUGE arguement with a group of people over using the word "gay" to decribe something.

they kept saying the same thing 'oh, it's an expression.'

what can we expect from the same people who also can't be bothered to spell out 'people' half the time?

my reaction to this whole 'ghey' thing?


and it ended up not meaning a damned thing to most of the people who saw it.
posted by jcterminal at 10:39 AM on May 8, 2001

{off topic}
both roommates my freshman year in college were careless with what they said--"that's gay" was a regular offense in their daily bouts of *ahem* intelligent ranting. i guess i must have picked up on it somewhere.

i caught myself saying it about something or another in front of my manager recently, who is a homosexual. i felt like shit for days.

{on topic}
man, i really wanna make an icy hot stuntaz page, just to show them how dedimacated i am.
posted by carsonb at 10:51 AM on May 8, 2001

Now, I have a habit of calling things "gay" which I've tried to rid myself of - but, wasn't the word "gay" hijacked in the first place? (I don't know who "hijacked" it, just that it probably was hijacked)
posted by owillis at 10:53 AM on May 8, 2001

Am I the only one who thought the original IHS page was a parody?
posted by example at 10:58 AM on May 8, 2001

Yes, "gay" used to mean happy. Maybe it still does. >:)

Word replacement is a great way to rid oneself of the "that's so gay" habit. Instead, try: "that's so black" or "that's so Jewish".

Perspective is everything.
posted by frykitty at 11:04 AM on May 8, 2001

I had a brief habit of calling things gay. Quite weird. My best friend still does, and while she'll usually get an icy glare, I don't even bother saying anything anymore.

And I thought the original IHS was a parody!
posted by billybunny at 11:07 AM on May 8, 2001

I still think the original IHS is a parody (whether the IHS know it themeselves or not)!
posted by gnutron at 11:18 AM on May 8, 2001

"that's so sh*t-f*cker."

hey! it does work!

posted by jcterminal at 11:52 AM on May 8, 2001

On the off topic path, I don't say "that's so gay" anymore, but only because it was pushed out of my canned-sayings-of-the-moment list quite awhile ago.

The saying seems to stand on its own now though, disconnected from whatever its original meaning was. Maybe it's just me (I don't think it is), but I don't associate the saying or its connotation with anything homosexual. Kind of like "how's it hanging?" has mostly become just another "how's it going?" despite its original link to male genitalia.
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 12:41 PM on May 8, 2001

Yes, but "How's it hanging" is not disparaging. Frykitty made a very good point - there is no general term of disparagement like "That's so black" or "That's so Jewish". I disagree that it has become disconnected - I think the people who use it just don't think about it's meaning.
posted by starvingartist at 1:02 PM on May 8, 2001

It bothers me that teenagers use the word "gay" all the time but mainly because they seem to use nothing else. They really should be more creative. I see it all the time when I play on-line games like Counter Strike. "Dude! I totally shot you first! That's so gay!"

Personally, I think people get offended by words too easily. yesterday it was ok to call someone an "Indian" today you can't. Years ago the word "Gay" meant happy. It still does, sort of, but nobody takes it like that. They are just words.

An extreem example of this is a White House (I could be wrong about where he worked) staff memebr that was fired for using the word "niggardly." Apparantly nobody thought to consult a dictionary before they fired him.

Lenny Bruce had a whole bit about taking the meaning out of words. Pure genius.

That said, I know better than to use phrases like "that's so gay."
posted by bondcliff at 1:22 PM on May 8, 2001

I hate hearing my little sister say "that's so gay" or "that's so ghetto"

they both bother me
posted by FPN at 1:31 PM on May 8, 2001

I heard a friend of mine say "that's so Money"

I have no idea what that means, but I punched her in the face anyway.
posted by bondcliff at 1:33 PM on May 8, 2001

Hmm..."that's so money"...I like it...
posted by frykitty at 1:35 PM on May 8, 2001

*punches frykitty in the face*
posted by bondcliff at 1:39 PM on May 8, 2001

I'm with bondcliff about people in general getting offended by words too easily. Hell, I think people get offended by everything too easily, but that's just me.

"that's so money": see Swingers
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 1:41 PM on May 8, 2001

This thread is Gaytastic! Or should that be Gayariffic!
posted by thirteen at 1:47 PM on May 8, 2001

:Am I the only one who thought the original IHS page was a parody?

I was hoping. It's just too sad otherwise.

Sort of like finding out that supergreg and rubberburner were fake.

But I wanted them to be real... real.
posted by mother at 1:51 PM on May 8, 2001

:Sort of like finding out that supergreg and rubberburner were fake.
Hadn't seen those. Very nice, they read like The Onion or Kids in the Hall.
posted by example at 2:21 PM on May 8, 2001

{off topic}

I say "that's gay" quite a bit and "that's ghetto" all the time. I have gay friends that say "that's gay" when referring to things. None of them gets offended when I say it. I should probably try to shift my paradigm and think of how I would feel if people walked around saying "That's so black!" all the time.
posted by melaninus at 3:11 PM on May 8, 2001

>there is no general term of
>disparagement like "That's so
>black" or "That's so Jewish".

Actually I heard "that's so Jewish" quite frequently in highschool, but that was a few years ago.
posted by EngineBeak at 3:36 PM on May 8, 2001

It dosen't particularly bother me when people say "that's mighty white of you."
posted by kindall at 4:24 PM on May 8, 2001

>there is no general term of
>disparagement like "That's so
>black" or "That's so Jewish".

I've also heard people use the word jew to mean the same as "cheated" i.e. "He jewed me out of some money."
posted by melaninus at 4:32 PM on May 8, 2001

I know a very very gay guy who screams, "That is like, ohmigod, SO GAY!" any time he doesn't like something.

It's kind of a strange juxtaposition... has turned more than a few heads on occasion.
posted by SpecialK at 5:32 PM on May 8, 2001

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