Reuters headline: "Tired Gay succumbs to Dix"

Ahem. (Reuters, thanks Vann Hall!)


  1. How is this appropriate?

    Crude humour is one thing, this is borderline insulting.

    -1 for a stupid post, boingboing can do better.

    1. It’s appropriate because I found it funny, and fortunately that’s the only filter I need here.

      1. -1 more for the “I can do whatever I want” response.

        Seriously boingboing has a slightly better rep than this and that response is even more ridiculous.

        1. Go start your own blog. Then you can do whatever YOU want, and you’ll quickly get sick of people telling you you shouldn’t.

          1. Yeah, and while you at it, you can write up your whole Fun Police Point System there.

            Christ, what an asshole!

    2. How is it inappropriate?

      (Don’t go to other peoples blogs and try and take away internetz from them for blogging)

  2. Dix said his race experience had helped, “but I’m a little beat up, too.” Lulz.

    @___@ Best double meaning in news title. Ever.

  3. Rarely do I see something posted on Dlisted AND BoingBoing. This clearly must be REALLY AWESOME, because it was.

  4. Someone on another site pointed out that the headline could have been equally classic no matter how the race turned out.

    “Jubilant Gay Easily Handles Dix” was his suggestion.

  5. if we’re all going to be 11 year olds here, let’s please notice the photo credit to a fellow who bares the surname Dykes

  6. It reminds of the classic cricket commentator gaffe: “the bowler’s Holding, the batsman’s Willy.”

  7. I vote for Bread and Cheese Hollow Road in Northport, NY. Not only does it have a cool name, but it’s very picturesque.

    1. You know, that means something entirely different now than it did fifty years ago…

  8. no worse than a bit of cricket commentary a while back…
    “the bowler Holding, the batsman Willy”
    its age old stuff!

  9. I grew up in a heavily Catholic region, with dozens of Catholic schools, in a more innocent age.

    When headlines like “Blessed Virgin pounded by St. Eustatius in 4th Quarter” would occasionally make the sports pages without editing.

  10. A California newspaper in ’94 ran a good one about a Congressman – “Dick Swett Surges.”

  11. Jesus people – it’s a smutty headline. It’s funny, even if only for 5 seconds. You don’t have to spend longer than that on it if it’s not your style.

    I think people play the ‘not funny’ card because they see this particular joke as borderline-homophobic. Making smutty gags about gay sex is not homophobic – it’s probably one of the best indicators of the fact that society is trying to get over homophobia-by-default.

    For instance, if Mr Gay’s last name was Hooker, the joke would still be funny in the same way. How many people here would be ‘insulted’ or feel it to be ‘inappropriate’?

  12. I’m one of the letters in that whole LGBTQ acronym and I don’t find this offensive. I agree that being able to laugh at all sex jokes is a sign of progress for our species. Or something like that, anyway. Try these on for size:

    ” * Queen Mary having bottom scraped
    * Is there a ring of debris around Uranus?
    * Prostitutes appeal to Pope
    * Panda mating fails – veterinarian takes over
    * NJ judge to rule on nude beach
    * Child’s stool great for use in garden
    * Organ festival ends in smashing climax ”

    1. If it weren’t for making fun of heterosexuals, the entire genre of comedy from Lysistrata to Married With Children would never have existed.

  13. The athletes’ quotes are awesome with the double-entendre in mind:

    “It wasn’t bad, but I was a little fatigued toward the end,”

    “I tried to stay relaxed and bring it home, but it wasn’t enough.”

    “I was a little sloppy out of the blocks, but I was able to hold on,”

    “I didn’t get a great start but I brought it home,”

    LOL @ Reuters. Trying to compete with The Onion, are ya?

  14. “What are we made of? Our fathers came across the prairies, fought Indians, fought drought, fought locusts, fought Dix… remember when Richard Dix came in here and tried to take over this town? Well, we didn’t give up then… and by gum, we’re not going to give up now!”

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