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    Friday, July 28, 2006

    Keep It Gay?

    Interesting little story on Talking Points Muckraker:

    “I posted yesterday about a decorated Army Arabic linguist who was kicked out for being gay.Among other questions posed to him by an Army investigator attempting to confirm his gayness, Sgt. Bleu Copas of the 82nd Airborne Division says he was asked if he was involved in community theater.”

    The army kinda gives a non-denial denial

    "I expect that that question was not actually asked, but there are more than one million Soldiers in the Army and at my level we work Army policy, not specific cases, so I know nothing about this particular case."

    Hmmm. So many thoughts about this one. I think it best to just turn it over to Mel Brooks.


    Do it? Of course not.
    The theatre's so obsessed
    With dramas so depressed
    It's hard to sell a ticket on Broadway
    Shows should be more pretty
    Shows should be more witty
    Shows should be more...
    What's the word?



    No matter what you do on the stage
    Keep it light, keep it bright, keep it gay!
    Whether it's murder, mayhem or rage
    Don't complain, it's a pain
    Keep it gay!

    People want laughter when they see a show
    The last thing they're after's a litany of woe

    A happy ending will pep up your play...
    Oedipus won't bomb...
    If he winds up with Mom!
    Keep it gay!
    Keep it gay...
    Keep it gay!

    And of course, much later in the song is the ICCT motto:

    Comedy's joyous, a constant delight
    Dramas annoy us and ruin our night.

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