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medievalistbrian
A Secret Bunker in Seattle
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Medievalist-in-training, diffident blogger, Seattleite, nerd.

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  • Frank Gehry or Rem Koolhaas
  • Cowgirls, Inc. or Pony
  • SF or LA
  • No legs and a million dollars or A million legs and no dollars

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Aug 7, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious".
I suspect that the individual leveling the charge believed that he was being discriminated against owing to the absurd degree to which people make being gay the entirety of their identity and not merely an aspect thereof. Consequently, when the management asked him to leave for being a tiresome git, he immediately interpreted it as a homophobic act when it was anything but.

When one considers the potential backlash to the person/group/company attendant upon claims of this sort (especially in the present politically charged atmosphere), shouldn't we exercise a certain amount of chariness about leveling such accusations when the evidence is unsubstantiated and anecdotal? Casting aspersions comes with a cost: by creating this little tempest in a teapot, legitimate complaints are more likely to be treated with suspicion.
Aug 6, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Man Says He Was Kicked Off Seattle Ferris Wheel for a Gay Kiss; The Ferris Wheel Company Says He Was Kicked Off for Being "Obnoxious".
Y'know, as a gay man, I have to say that I find that it's pretty damned easy in this day and age to level a claim of homophobic bias and damned hard for the accused to refute. So instead of potentially ruining the good name of a business, wouldn't it be wiser to refrain from printing unsubstantiated rumors, Mr Holden, or is yellow journalism de rigueur at the Stranger?
Jul 30, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Kristi Yamaguchi and Lech Walesa Are on Team Romney.
I suppose that a pair of has-beens are the best that Mittens and his minions can do.
Jul 11, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Good Luck With That One, Fellas.
It'd be marvelous if they'd all /ragequit the intertoobs. QUICK! TO THE FORUMS!
Jul 2, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Anderson Cooper....
The Thames, I hear, is as damp as ever.
Jul 2, 2012 medievalistbrian commented on Anderson Cooper....
The Thames, I hear, is as damp as ever.
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