Favorite comments of the week: gay lunches, cross-dressing kids, and writing unicorns

September 28 2012 | 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:

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:

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?)

  1. 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?

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    • 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.

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