Favorite comments of the week: gay lunches, cross-dressing kids, and writing unicorns #Noteworthy comments#commenting September 28 2012 | Ariel offbeatbride This cupcake self-identified. By Seattle's Cupcake Royale Every week we wrastle up our favorite posts from across all the Offbeat Empire's blogs. This is one of my favorite parts of our Offbeat Empire editorial meeting each week, because it gives us a chance to gossip and gush about our most engaged, most vocal readers. Ok, so Offbeat Bride published a post this week that completely lived up to its title: This gay wedding at a children's museum wins the internet today. Commenters, however, were a bit unsure about the word "gay" in the title… wasn't it irrelevant? (I argued that no, sometimes words are just descriptive, and we always let folks self-identify.) As part of the discussion, this quote was shared: "It's very dear to me, the issue of gay marriage. Or as I like to call it: 'marriage.' You know, because I had lunch this afternoon, not gay lunch. I parked my car; I didn't gay park it.- Liz Feldman" In response, AJ quipped: I had gay lunch. This could mean so many different things! You were gay, eating lunch? You ate a lunch was itself gay — say a rainbow cupcake with a portion of the proceeds donated to marriage equality? You ate a gay person for lunch, either metaphorically (bow chicka bow bow!), or literally (HOMOSEXUAL CANNIBALISM!)? Regardless, we love gay lunches too. (Wait: can someone whip up a gay lunch recipe for Offbeat Home?) Over on Offbeat Mama, on our post about cross-dressing children, Elise said: Related Post Co-rumination: why you can't let commiseration drag down your community It wasn't until I read a New York Times article about a psychology concept called "co-rumination" that I finally had a word to attach to... Read more I'm not a momma yet, but reading articles like these helps my mind face these subjects with openness – subjects I don't think I have the imagination to conjure up in my spare time. Aww. This is one of my favorite things about Offbeat Mama… I mean yes, of course the site I hope the site is good support and community building for parents. But it also means a lot to me that it can be helpful, insightful reading for those still just considering the idea of family. On Offbeat Home, we have to celebrate the fact that our own resident Oprah (the infamous Dootsiebug) FINALLY submitted a goddamn blog guestpost after writing approximately 10,000 words-worth of blog comments. When a fellow commenter called her out on finally submitting, Dootsie's response was typically priceless: I AM A WRITING UNICORN HOW DO MY HOOVES HIT THE KEYS I DONT EVEN. And THIS is my writing debut? C'mon, Dootsie. You can do better. I know, me. I know. Wait, how could anyone ever hope to do better than a post titled No-dish stoner cooking: "Taco Bell" quesadillas?! (And more importantly: does that qualify as a gay lunch?) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS EPIC FAIL: You gotta know when to fold 'em NEXT Why can't I reply to some blog comments? Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Hidden Valley pissed me off when they came out with their ready made Ranch dressing. How could something so delicious come out so very, very wrong from it's creator? 3 agree What is this comment and what does Ranch dressing have to do with this? 3 agree I have no idea, but I'm voting this for best comment of the week. 1 agrees Ha! does this count as gay lunch? http://img2.moonbuggy.org/imgstore/gay-lunch-box.gif 1 agrees Dootsiebug's comment about the writing unicorn made me think of this: http://www.kulfoto.com/animals-pictures/24110/ermahgerd-clerp-clerps 6 agree Thank you for introducing this image into my life. 5 agree This is hilarious, but I cannot figure out why!! Will someone enlighten me? 1 agrees This made me laugh so hard at work that no sound was coming out and everyone wanted to know why so I shared it and then we were all busting a gut and my eyes ran so much I actually had to go and REAPPLY MY MAKEUP. Maybe a Rainbow Roll is gay lunch?? http://www.fujiyamaweirton.com/images/RainbowRoll.jpg?493 1 agrees If that's the case, then I eat gay lunch ALL THE TIME! 1 agrees Comments are closed.