I spent a whole day this week reading and laughing at one online slide after another.
“How to tell if a toy is for boys or girls. A guide:” one frame said. “Do you operate the toy with your genitalia? YES: It is not for children. NO: it is for either boys or girls.” There were a number of suggestions about letting children pick their own toys.
On another slide a teenage fellow asks, “Does it really matter if your guy friends like guys over girls? I mean doesn’t that kinda leave more girls for you?”
Many of the multi-section slides are bit of monologue from the comedian Ellen. In one she says, “I don’t like to label people. The only thing I label is my lunch here at work. I write ‘Lesbian’ on it so everybody knows it’s mine.” (Can we get Ellen on any of the cable packages here in Chiang Mai? I may have to sign up.)
Most of the slides are visual. You have to see them to see the irony that makes them funny. A couple I liked included a highway billboard that suggests, “Religion is like a penis. It’s fine to have one. It’s fine to be proud of it. But please don’t whip it out in public and start waving it around.”
Another slide shows a tattooed shoulder quoting, in Gothic script, “A man shall not lie with a male as one does with a woman. It is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22”. The subtitle exclaims: “Tattoo of Leviticus 18:22 forbidding homosexuality, $200. Not knowing that Leviticus 19:28 forbids tattoos, priceless.”
“Ur negativities cannot penetrate mai Rainbow Wall of Happiness,” a kitten tells us from inside a brightly colored basket.
I had to quit a little after four when I decided to tell you about this website. You can find this stuff on “LGBT Equality Worldwide” on Facebook. Click on any picture and follow through by clicking on arrow points that show up on the sides of the slides when your cursor gets near. I think their collection of wit and wisdom is bottomless.
It sure made my day.
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Dobson posts his weekly reflections on this blog.