December 13, 2011

Apparently, you can cure gayness...

... in penguins.

47 comments:

Bob_R said...

You've ruined a great episode of Parks and Rec - or perhaps created another one.

purplepenquin said...

I was just saying the other day that Althouse needs more posts about flightless birds.

Shanna said...

You've ruined a great episode of Parks and Rec - or perhaps created another one.

I vote for option 2! Gay penguin divorce!

Scott M said...

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Andy R. said...

"Apparently, you can cure gayness..."

Only if you think gayness is purely about who you have sex with.

Or, maybe the dude was bi with a slight preference for other dudes.

Conserve Liberty said...

Oh for Pete's sake!

Christopher said...

And this is why you do not base arguments about morality on the actions of animals.

EDH said...

Hope rises in convents around the world.

Original Mike said...

There's something wrong with that.

madAsHell said...

When did penguins become endangered??

...or is this more ManBearPig hyperbole?

Fernandinande said...

Curator Tom Mason describes their bond as social - not sexual

Actual homosexuality is restricted to humans and one form of domestic sheep.

Joe Schmoe said...

'Brokeback Iceberg' is good for a chuckle. (Although it sounds like they never had sexual relations; they just liked hanging out.)

John said...

You can "cure" it in human too.

At least sometimes.(Perhaps, apparently, add other caveats of your own choosing)

Should a gay person try to be cured?

Seems to me that it is a matter of personal choice.

But to so many people "choice" is only desirable when it comes to abortion.

John Henry

m stone said...

Actual homosexuality is restricted to humans and one form of domestic sheep.

I don't know what to make of that.

cubanbob said...

I have heard of political conversions, someone going to bed stupid and waking up the next day as a conservative but honestly has anyone ever woke one fine morning and just to be different decided to become gay?

These so-called cures must be of bi-sexual people who happen to find someone of the opposite sex they are attracted to and fall in love with. If going from gay-to-straight defines a 'cure' what does going from married with children to out of the closet and into a same sex relationship mean? Contracting an illness?

Bob_R said...

We raise sheep when I was growing up, and we once purchased a stud ram who had missed the "stud" part of the job description. He wasn't sterile; just wasn't interested. Not to be judgmental, but when you expect a lot of Easter lambs there definitely IS something wrong with that. The alternative to "stud" is "ground mutton."

edutcher said...

Somewhere Dr Freud is saying, "Told you so", although the idea that homosexuality is inborn is more wishful thinking than anything else.

Andy R. said...

"Apparently, you can cure gayness..."

Only if you think gayness is purely about who you have sex with.


Yes, because being sexually attracted to the same sex has nothing to do with sex.

ndspinelli said...

I thought you could only "cure" gayness by "praying out the gay."

But obviously, we should defer to the purplepenquin on this topic.

Levi Starks said...

But if we cured them all, imagine the potential for fashion disaster when the penguins introduce their spring fashion line.

Jason said...

If gayness can't be cured, then you can probably selectively abort it.

NTTATWWT.

T J Sawyer said...

Pre-natal testing for the "gay gene."

I can't wait for the debate on that one!

Pastafarian said...

I've heard of parakeets exhibiting homosexual behavior, but I thought that this was some sort of adaptation with advantages for the group (if not the individual) in times of overpopulation.

I'm not sure how you explain gay endangered penguins. Of course, I never fully understood the gay budgies either -- sure, it might be beneficial for the group, but never for the individual carrying the actual gay gene or set of genes (if it exists); or more correctly, this behavior would never benefit the selfish gene itself.

Maybe Buddy and Pedro just don't know ass from quim.

Pastafarian said...

Fernandinande: "Actual homosexuality is restricted to humans and one form of domestic sheep."

Ferny, trust me on this one. No matter what gender your sheep are, if you're romantically involved with one, that doesn't make you gay, or your sheep gay. They have other words for that.

Scott M said...

Ferny, trust me on this one. No matter what gender your sheep are, if you're romantically involved with one, that doesn't make you gay, or your sheep gay.

Especially if you play Slayer death metal in the background while "doing it". Nothing is gay if Slayer is playing.

Pastafarian said...

Precisely, ScottM. Can I use you as a character witness at my next deposition?

ndspinelli said...

Pasta, I'm guessing the movie, "Silence of the Lambs" has a special significance to you. Lambs don't talk and they can't ID you in a lineup. But, always remember the DNA!!

Pastafarian said...

Lambs? They're just babies, spinelli.

We're talking about full-grown sheep here. What sort of sick son-of-a-bitch do you think I am?

John said...

But TJ, why would it be wrong to abort a baby just because they had the gay gene?

It is only a lump of tissue, right?

A woman has an absolute right to do with that lump as they wish, right?

Nobody has the right to judege the "choice" she makes, do they?

If enough women aborted enough gay babies, the whole issue of homosexuality would be solved, no?

At least for those who think homosexuality is innate rather than a choice itself. (I am unconvinced it it innate)

I also think that the woman is aborting a baby, not a lump of tissue and that baby has the right not to be killed.

But for the people who believe that abortion is a choice and a right and so on, why would the question of aborting a baby suspected of being gay even be an issue?

John Henry

Chuck66 said...

Just take away their show tunes CDs and you're half way there.

ndspinelli said...

Pasta, I apologize. You have proven over time you are an honorable pervert.

We had better end it here however, we are under surveillance and on double secret probation!

Meade said...

Pasta is not under surveillance.

Scott M said...

Pasta is not under surveillance.

That's not creepy in the least.

DADvocate said...

has anyone ever woke one fine morning and just to be different decided to become gay?

Could be. I just found out yesterday that one of my ex-wife's sisters recently decided she was gay, divorced her husband of 30 years and set up shop with another woman. Lucky guy, her ex-husband. The woman has always been a flake, probably schizotypal.

Freeman Hunt said...

Only if you think gayness is purely about who you have sex with.

That's what straightness is about.

Andy R. said...

That's what straightness is about.

So you can't be a straight virgin?

Freeman Hunt said...

So you can't be a straight virgin?

You can if you are sexually attracted to the opposite sex. The sexual attraction is the thing.

Andy R. said...

You can if you are sexually attracted to the opposite sex. The sexual attraction is the thing.

That was the point I was making about the penguin. A gay male penguin having sex with a female doesn't necessarily make him any less gay.

Freeman Hunt said...

According to the article, the penguins are expected to stay with their opposite sex mates even when mixed back together.

One had had an opposite sex mate prior to his same sex mate. Are you saying that having the same sex mate didn't make him any less straight?

Andy R. said...

One had had an opposite sex mate prior to his same sex mate.

He could have been in the closet then.

Meade said...

"That's what straightness is about."

Not when I was a Boy Scout. Back then, by straight, we meant:

"To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight."

Christopher said...

"A gay male penguin having sex with a female doesn't necessarily make him any less gay."

Yes, actually it does.

Unless you are arguing that somehow penguins would be ashamed of being gay.

Really this article is just about the idiotic habit people have of projecting their feelings onto animals.

Methadras said...

Penguin bisexuality on display or the fact that homosexuality in the animal kingdom is a farce that is usually confused with either dominance/submission or actual gender confusion in that one or both males thinks the other is female.

Methadras said...

Andy R. said...

Only if you think gayness is purely about who you have sex with.

Or, maybe the dude was bi with a slight preference for other dudes.


Then why be gay, you rancid douche? First of all, these aren't dudes. They are penguins, you stupid fuck. Second of all, they don't have the capacity, as far as we can tell, that they are aware of their own sexuality. Clearly, you being one of the more retarded queers out there, doesn't help you advance the notion that you are remotely intelligent. You barely have enough neurons left as it is.

Methadras said...

Andy R. said...

That was the point I was making about the penguin. A gay male penguin having sex with a female doesn't necessarily make him any less gay.


And yet in this very thread you claim "Only if you think gayness is purely about who you have sex with." and then go on proclaim that a gay male penguin having sex with a female penguin doesn't make him any less gay? You are an idiot wrapped in a sexual dilemma surrounded by a cocoon of the nauseating hypocritical LGBT dogma.

DADvocate said...

Talking sexuality at this level in animals is ludicrous. What is it when a Lhasa Apso starts humping your leg?

Is the dog into beastiality? If a male dog is humping a man's leg, is the dog gay? It's so confusing.

Jason said...

DADvocate...

Don't get your hopes up.

WV: "outesse."

Alan Adamson said...

Maybe only in Canada. Pity.