Thursday, September 27, 2007
As reported in the BAR, the Folsom Street Fair's poster, a parody of Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper," has sparked the venemous spew of the rightwing religistas. Apparently, they've just discovered that (after years) Miller Beer is a sponsor of a leather street fair! Shock and horror, etc.
The Catholic League, while engaging in massive copyright infringement by posting dozens of pics by FredAlert, is doing nothing but help promote the already very popular spanky wanky day-long fair.
Miller's reps caved and asked to have their logo removed from the posters, which, um, have already been printed and distributed all over town. Hello?
Rightingistas have "called for a massive boycott" with their alleged pals in the other faiths, including Muslims, who don't drink beer.
Funny, I don't recall The Catholic League aligning with Muslims to protest the mass murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians through the past years of the Bushco Occupation.
And while the religistas blather on about how shocking some street spanking is, they fail to recognize that A) the poster parodies a painting, not the event itself. B) The painting was made by a homosexual. C) Gays drink more beer than conservative prudes, and similar boycotts have failed, miserably. D) The Fox Network, which plays home to this joke of outrage, broadcast two prominent "Last Supper" parodies, on its shows The Simpsons and That 70s Show. Dozens of others feature kittens, dogs, and even Sesame Street characters. As Dan Savage asks, "Where's the outrage there?"
Oh, and while we're on the subject of public sadomasochism, why not fancy some Vatican-sanctioned art? And a little Mel Gibson movie so disgustingly violent and sadomasochistic that it makes Folsom St. seem like, well, Sesame Street by comparison.
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