The Auld Grump (theauldgrump) says:
Happy birthday Helen & Dave!
The Auld Grump
Leon Arnott (l) says: It's been a very long decade, but Mell has finally fulfilled her dream of replacing her right arm with a rocket.
Awai Kugatsu (awaiko) says:
That today is the 10th anniversary of Narbonic has (finally) prompted me to register for an account.
Happy birthday Helen & Dave (annnd Mel, Caliban, Artie, et al.)!
And a huge thank you Sharon for creating what is my favourite comic! You have made several weekends completely disappear as the archives (in both dead-tree and electronic forms) required re-reading.
David Harmon (mental_mouse) says:
Yes, thanks! I'd say you're half-right about the distraction factor; the other half is just classic Puritanism -- "deathly afraid that someone, somewhere, is having fun". Also, the Rethuglicans just like condemning and abusing people.
Metal Fatigue (metalfatigue) says:
Happy birthday, Narbonic!
This has been consistently one of my favorite comics for the last decade.
Ed Gedeon (eddurd) says:
(TUNE: "Heart Of The Matter", Don Henley)
I'd heard the controversy from watching on TV,
I remember when I found out
Didn't know just what would be there
Well, I'm tryin' to get through
James Rice (jhrice) says:
Wow, ten years. How time flies. Either that, or some sort of evil time machine.
Bruce Bergman (brucebergman) says:
The GLBT(etc) crowd has every right to "be just as miserable as the rest of us..." ;-) and form a legally binding life partnership. Just call it a Civil Union and sign all the legal paperwork needed to make it so, and we'll all get along just fine.
Don't call it Marriage, that's a religious based term with a very specific meaning. Words do have meanings. And though I'm not one (and fairly neutral on the subject) I can see why the religious right takes great offense when you try to co-opt the word.
And the harder that Gavin Newsom & Co. tries to ram it through, the greater the resistance he's going to get.
It's not an anti-gay thing, it's the vocal minority forcing things on the majority - and crying "Discrimination!" when the majority objects.
Mr. Z (demonbunny3po) says:
Bruce, while I do agree with you mostly, I do have to say that marriage does not have as specific a meaning as people think. And that the inspecific meaning has in fact changed over time and varies on geographic location.
On a slightly different note, my stance on the issue is, "Why do you care if someone gets married? It has no impact on your life, so shut the hell up and let them join the misery of marriage. And don't bother arguing with me, I am in a kilt. Never argue with a man in a kilt."
I think my argument went into a weird place at some point there, so here is a cute bunny:
E.T. the Eccentric Type (et_the_eccentric_type) says:
Now I can marry my roommate just for the tax returns!
Kay Gilbert (kaygilbert) says:
Ed, you've amazed, amused, edified and entertained me, but today you moved me to tears. I love this comic of Shaenon's, and I love your filk. Thank you both.
Steve Ford (fordsfords) says:
Ten years! Wow. I "met" you when Narbonic was maybe 9 months old. I met the wonderful woman who became my wife a few months after that. Is it bad that I've worshipped Helen longer than I've worshipped Margaret? :-)
Maricruz Villalobos-Zamora (maki_p) says:
I didn't realized, it's awesome! A Decade of Narbonic!
joe dreyfuss (jdreyfuss) says:
A lot of conservative people deliberately distance ourselves from the Religious Right. I know plenty of people who view gay marriage as a nonissue or, like me, actively support it. I support it both because it's stupid to be that exclusionary and also for legal equality issues (like you said about tax returns, or spousal privilege). If a clergyman doesn't want to marry a gay couple that's his or her right, but the state should never base legal discrimination on religious morality.Log In or Register to post a comment! It's free!
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