Sunday, March 13, 2022

Sunday musings - 'Don't Say Gay' bill supporters continue to lie, Mr Humphries from 'Are You Being Served' is the funniest sit-com gay character ever

As we ease into this week, I'm taking sort of a bad news, good news point of view.

The bad news is that supporters of Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' bill are heavily pushing the lie that those who oppose it favor teaching lessons of sexual behavior to K-3 children. People such as Bill Maher and Franklin Graham are either ignorantly or deliberately trying to push that narrative. And they are getting help from anonymous fools on Twitter.

Like so:

Thankfully, as expressed by my retweet, a lot of folks are pushing back with corrections. Very few are buying the lie.

So what's the good news?

Very simply, there is nothing wrong with taking a step back from all of the madness and finding a way to laugh.  I did that last weekend by watching episodes of what I think is one of the funniest situation comedies of all time,  'Are You Being Served?'

It's a comedy from England which looks the day to day happenings of a department store and its employees.  What makes it so funny? Check out below:

All of the characters are hilarious, but Mr. Humphries is an especially wonderful character. Him being gay was never confirmed, but always hinted at in various comedic instances. Some folks may find him to be a stereotype,  but I disagree. He was hilarious and unashamed about who he was. Some folks may think that Jack McFarlane from 'Will and Grace' was the funniest gay character on television, but I think that honor goes to Mr. Humphries: