Quote# 70037

[This anti-gay cartoon was published in a student-run newspaper at the University of Notre Dame]

“What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?"

“No idea.”

“A baseball bat.”

Unknown, advocate.com 67 Comments [1/31/2010 1:00:59 PM]
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Advocating violence? I hope the author will be accounted for his/her possible role

1/31/2010 2:41:00 PM

Christ it's just a joke.

1/31/2010 2:42:47 PM


Why the FUCK was this published in a school newspaper? I hope some school official lost their fucking job.

1/31/2010 2:46:31 PM


I unfortunately learned a lot of anti-black "jokes" growing up in the rural south, I bet no one would be saying "just a joke" if any of them had been published like this.

1/31/2010 3:01:35 PM


This reminds me of a cartoon that ran in my school paper when I was there. The first frame asked what you'd do if you had a gun with two bullets and you walked into a room with Hitler, Stalin, and an abortion provider. The answer: shoot the abortion provider twice.

Religious conservatives have no concept of what is funny.

1/31/2010 3:15:40 PM

Vegetable Rights Activist

Why is the main character a hand saw? Why are they both holding beers? This makes no sense on several levels.

1/31/2010 3:23:39 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

I doubt this was meant to be anti-homosexual. More like a crude pun, intended to shock people. That being said, I think it was in poor taste for them to publish it; they certainly wouldn't have published a similar joke if it had racial overtones.

1/31/2010 3:25:24 PM


"What's the easiest way to turn an asshole into a cartoonist?"

1/31/2010 3:30:13 PM


Eh, just a stupid joke.


1/31/2010 4:00:29 PM

Old Viking

Same folks who vehemently object to abortion and birth control.

1/31/2010 4:01:53 PM

It's a joke. Get over it. I chuckled at it and i'm about as homophobic as Ellen Degeneres.

1/31/2010 4:02:30 PM

For everyone who says that this is just a joke, tell me something: would you so casually brush this off if the cartoon was talking about lynching a black man? Or raping a woman? Or throwing a Jew into an oven?

I thought the purpose of jokes was to make people laugh, not to point attention to the speaker by being as tasteless and offensive as possible. You really think that a gay kid at this university who's afraid to come out of the closet for fear of death threats is going to find this funny? Plenty of gay kids ARE beaten by baseball bats and other objects in real life. No doubt their attackers find that to be funny, too.

1/31/2010 4:23:58 PM

The Jamo

Look, humour takes a special kind of gift. Some people have it and obviously you don't.

1/31/2010 4:25:49 PM


“What’s the easiest way to turn this asshat into a vegetable?"

“No idea.”

“A baseball bat.”

Mine was funnier.

1/31/2010 4:37:36 PM


I think there's a difference between this and "how do you make a Venetian blind?". No one hates Venetians, except maybe Genoese. In the era of identity politics at a deafening crescendo, I can't imagine what UNIVERSITY NEWSPAPER would print this. Something is seriously amiss at UND.

1/31/2010 4:50:48 PM


@ aaa, no, they can't. Pick up a student paper. The comics are basically a futile attempt at Family Guy jokes on the printed page.

1/31/2010 4:52:26 PM



so, possibly a poe after all....

1/31/2010 4:57:03 PM


Hanlon's Razor

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Some people do stupid things that might get mistaken for a type of hateful action.

1/31/2010 5:23:30 PM


What do you get when you cross a bigot with a homophobic?

No idea.

1/31/2010 7:36:46 PM


Q: What's a good use for bigoted Christians?

A: Lion fodder or human torches.

1/31/2010 7:49:33 PM


I don't find this overly offensive.

That said, I laugh at dead baby jokes, so...yeah.

Not funny, but not that bad IMHO.

1/31/2010 8:33:24 PM


the original punch line was "AIDS"
but the editor thought that was too much.

but this was ok.

great instincts that editor had, huh?

1/31/2010 9:15:21 PM


... it took THREE PEOPLE to come up with that?

I mean, one person making that comic is bad enough. But this was a group effort.

My heart goes out to their mothers.

1/31/2010 9:36:03 PM


It's a stupid joke, but I lol'd a bit.

1/31/2010 10:04:40 PM


I lol'ed

sorry :P

1/31/2010 10:10:30 PM

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