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Old January 2nd, 2011, 06:49 PM   #1
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Please, take a look at this video. Headline in various outlets read, "Navy to investigate lewd videos shown on carrier," Navy orders investigation into raunchy videos," and "Navy investigating Raunchy, Anti-Gay Videos," among others.





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It wasn't offensive to me.


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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:21 PM   #2
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Very juvenile. But I suppose they have to relieve stress somehow. Just ask Sydney Friedman.
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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I predict a HUGE spate of "sensitivity training" now that DADT is repealed. Plenty of what we now consider "gay bashing" goes on in the military. This is rather tame.



It appears there was "support" for the videos from far up the command structure.
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I suppose just uttering the word "homo" will ruin your military career nowadays. Oh yes, he MUST be a bigot too.



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I didn't think it was offensive.



But it does commit the ultimate comedy infraction: it's not funny.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:40 AM   #6
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I didn't think it was offensive.



But it does commit the ultimate comedy infraction: it's not funny.




Good one!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 06:38 AM   #7
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Humor is in the eye of the beholder. The video cracked me up a few times. Perhaps it's "heterosexual male humor," but whatever. I'm a heterosexual male and just as damned "proud" of being one as any homosexual male, or female, is proud of his or herself.



If this "outrage" is a sign of things to come, it's a very bad sign.
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Humor is in the eye of the beholder. The video cracked me up a few times. Perhaps it's "heterosexual male humor," but whatever. I'm a heterosexual male and just as damned "proud" of being one as any homosexual male, or female, is proud of his or herself.



If this "outrage" is a sign of things to come, it's a very bad sign.


Yet another story about homosexuals trying to get even more special privileges in their continual bid to be separate and unequal.



Let's face it the whole premise of homosexuality is comical and will always be the "butt" of many a good joke.
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Not exactly where I was going with the thread, gary, rather than it's preposterous to call this vid "anti-gay."



I've encountered more than a few "liberated" women who believe it's a rite of passage to make penis jokes, and about their partner's penis, but oh my God, don't make any "kitty-cat" remarks around them, or use a word rhyming with "bunt," though they consider "dickhead" fair game.



If a person cannot laugh at jokes made about their orientation, or ethnic background, or religion, or hell, their hair color, they've got a problem. And the CNN video on the same page, featuring two women tsk-tsking the video .... please....
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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Needless to say this story is pretty big here in southeastern Virginia being as the Enterprise is homeported here.



I've seen the video, I wasn't offended..it was mildly amusing.



What is the problem here is the guy was the Executive Officer of the largest type of warship in the US Navy.



It wasn't overly offensive, it wasn't overly funny...what it was, was overly STUPID.



As an officer in the military you are held to a higher standard then the enlisted people...as the Executive Officer you are held to an even HIGHER standard then the officers under your command....as the Executive Officer on an aircraft carrier you are held to a higher standard then that of almost six thousand other people on that ship.



He failed to uphold that standard. And THAT was his mistake.
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It wasn't particularly funny, but I didn't see anything to get upset over.
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It wasn't particularly funny, but I didn't see anything to get upset over.


If they were making fun of fat people, Christians, Muslims or white males there wouldn't even be a story.



However homosexuals are a special privileged class, especially in the military where they will soon have the right to sleep and shower with people in whom they have a deviant sexual interest.
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If they were making fun of fat people, Christians, Muslims or white males there wouldn't even be a story.



However homosexuals are a special privileged class, especially in the military where they will soon have the right to sleep and shower with people in whom they have a deviant sexual interest.


First of all, the complainants about the videos weren't gay. It was the P.C. "every thing sexual in the workplace is bad" crowd. The critics were all the overly serious, sexless women types.



Second, it has been my experience that no group is more willing to tolerate humor about their "group" then gay men (except maybe lawyers). Gay men tell the best gay jokes, and had they created the video, it would have been funny.



DTT is the only place where the gay men don't see to be particularly jocular, but Gary, that is YOUR fault.
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Please, take a look at this video. Headline in various outlets read, "Navy to investigate lewd videos shown on carrier," Navy orders investigation into raunchy videos," and "Navy investigating Raunchy, Anti-Gay Videos," among others.





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It wasn't offensive to me.




I agree. People have been mocking and ridiculing sexual behavior forever. Some people need to grow up and live and let live. This is the military for crying out loud, not a convent.
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However homosexuals are a special privileged class, especially in the military where they will soon have the right to sleep and shower with people in whom they have a deviant sexual interest.


Why is it that the ignorant bigots (look in the mirror, gaysher) assume that homosexuals are sexually interested in EVERYONE of the same gender? Are heterosexuals sexually interested in EVERYONE of the opposite gender? Since that is patently not true, it would likewise not be true for homosexuals either. Just like the ignorant bigots seem to be obsessed with the sexual practices -- i.e., sodomy and the like -- of homosexuals. Don't you have anything better to think about?
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Why is that the ignorant bigots (look in the mirror, gaysher) assume that homosexuals are sexually interested in EVERYONE of the same gender? Are heterosexuals sexually interested in EVERYONE of the opposite gender? Since that is patently not true, it would likewise not be true for homosexuals either. Just like the ignorant bigots seem to be obsessed with the sexual practices -- i.e., sodomy and the like -- of homosexuals. Don't you have anything better to think about?


I never mentioned "sodomy and the like-of homosexuals" - you did.



Why so coy about admitting the lurid and deviant sexual interests of homosexuals?



Not all men are interested in all women, or vice versa. So why shouldn't the military force men and women to sleep and shower together?
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It wasn't overly offensive, it wasn't overly funny...what it was, was overly STUPID.




You hit the nail on the head. It just wasn't very funny. Remember, this is coming from somebody with one of the driest senses of humor on the planet.
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I'm more confused than offended... the fuck did I just watch?



Ok, scratch that, just confused, not offended. Srsly, WTF? It was nothing but a mish-mash of strange. Not funny, but not unfunny, sort of a odd neutral weirdness that I guess came from being on an aircraft carrier for so long... or something.
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I'm more confused than offended... the fuck did I just watch?



Ok, scratch that, just confused, not offended. Srsly, WTF? It was nothing but a mish-mash of strange. Not funny, but not unfunny, sort of a odd neutral weirdness that I guess came from being on an aircraft carrier for so long... or something.






I watched the entire unedited version on Navy Times. I am a former Naval Officer and spent 3 years a small ship (a destroyer). I completely understand the type of sophmoric behavior that comes about during long deployments at sea. There was a kind of culture in the Navy that this type of humor was very much part of.



All this being said, that video was just plain stupid - in other words - not funny even to one who understands it better than most.



BTW: there are 2 other videos available on navytimes.com. One video "features" a toliet full of shit.
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Old January 6th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #20
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I guess the real issue is that the Captain should not be in on the sophomoric activities. He should be above that, it makes him look undignified and his conduct is a bit unbecoming for an officer with so many people under his command.
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