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« Reply #405 on: Today at 04:22:20 pm »
If I admit that I'm currently reading a David Sedaris book, will I get publicly flogged by members of this board?
Probably just me. And honestly, a few seconds in, all the vitrol will be off of you and onto that milquetoast bore. He's the literary equivalent of Modern Family on downers. He only exists so our bigoted septuagenarian aunts can claim cover for their evangelic hate by going, "but I am reading a book by a gay man!" Fuck David Sedaris.

Wait, David Sedaris is gay? And that's why we're supposed to hate him?
No. Hate him because he's a humorist that has never been funny or amusing.
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« Reply #406 on: Today at 04:22:58 pm »
I mean I guess he is accusing you of virtue signaling...seems a big issue for him



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« Reply #407 on: Today at 04:26:53 pm »
there is this thing he keeps going to that DS is the way for people who are 'bigoted septuagenarians' to say 'hey who are you calling homophobic...I read Sedaris"
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« Reply #408 on: Today at 05:21:38 pm »
there is this thing he keeps going to that DS is the way for people who are 'bigoted septuagenarians' to say 'hey who are you calling homophobic...I read Sedaris"
This is absolutely true. I maintain that is a large reason for his (and Modern Familys) popularity. They are not-in-your-face examples of homosexuality thatís palatable for people who donít like homosexuality.
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« Reply #409 on: Today at 05:38:13 pm »
I know plenty of people who like Sedaris or Modern Family and have zero issues with homosexuality

I happen to like neither but unlike you do not ascribe for myself the power to read the minds and motives of tens of millions of people I donít know



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« Reply #410 on: Today at 05:39:28 pm »
I just started reading Shantaram

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« Reply #411 on: Today at 06:44:34 pm »
I know plenty of people who like Sedaris or Modern Family and have zero issues with homosexuality

I happen to like neither but unlike you do not ascribe for myself the power to read the minds and motives of tens of millions of people I donít know




Not that there's anything wrong with that.