4.12.2007

11AM How about a Compromise? One Could Be a Priest

Young wife sighing: All I pray for is a gay son.
Husband: All our sons will be straight.
Young wife: Just the youngest one can be gay. I need one gay son. You won't even notice.
Husband: No, it won't happen. Costa Ricans don't have gay sons. And I want my name passed on.
Young wife: I'll wait until you go to work, then put makeup and heels on him and let him be himself. I need someone to talk to when you are gone.

15 comments:

This and That said...

huh?

locomocos said...

So there is a priest, a rabbi, and a minister....

Hannah said...

You know, I have always said that I hoped my son would be gay. That way he would stay close to me for the rest of his life. I feel a secret thrill when he wants to buy princess crowns and fairy wands in the hope that maybe he might be a boy who shirks the usual "run from Mommy" syndrome that plagues the common straight man. I will accept my fate, though, and cope with the distance when it comes. I don't believe stereotypes apply to my family anyway.

This and That said...

seems that the joke is a stereotype as well as hannah's comment. justcurious why the assumption that if a son is gay he will then stay close to his mom more?

Hannah said...

I think it's oedipal.

This and That said...

but an oedipal complex has nothing to do with a son being gay

Hannah said...

Actually, it does! Freud thought an oedipal complex could cause homosexuality. In addition, a homosexual man would never have to give up his mother to accept a wife.

This and That said...

so an electra complex "causes" a girl to be a lesbian with that logic.

S E E Quine said...

` WTF?

` This reminds me of all the poor gay guys who join the priesthood and cut off their balls because otherwise they couldn't be a part of their religion....

caffeinator_x said...

Hell, that whole post could be a conversation between me and Thisandthat. If the Oedipal / Electra complex stuff is true, our house is like the GLBT Youth Resource Center.

Say what you will about Sigmund, that guy must have been the bomb-diggity at parties!

This and That said...

really caffX? that seems like a conversation we would have...I didn't realize you were costa rican.

Blackpetunia said...

man, i go on vacation for a week and people start talking about Freud!?
I just thought this was funny, I wasn't really trying to analyze it, but I always was a bit confused when I've heard mothers who are bothered by the idea that their children might turn out gay. It's not like they are the ones having sex with them, why should it matter?

This and That said...

how was the show???? so sad we couldn't make it. you'll just have to have a return engagement!

Blackpetunia said...

The show was really good. It was stressful to pull it together, but well worth it. We had a great turn out and should have a dvd out soon. Sorry you missed it. I'll try to get a few pictures up from it. Everyone asked when we're doing out next one. That I cannot answer. I need a break from stress for a bit. Gardening is all I have planned for awhile.

locomocos said...

gardening with a friend?