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Topic: What would you think of this joke on the radio?

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Subject: What would you think of this joke on the radio?
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 1:40 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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Live on the air my niece and I heard this joke not exactly but basically the same:

  • "Joker: New research has shown that there is a very accurate test to tell if a person is gay.
  • DJ: Really what is it?
  • Joker: Simple. The person is asked to eat a hot dog.
  • DJ: How does that help?
  • Joker: If they eat it from the middle then they are straight."

We were very offended, me as a gay rights supporter and her as a young bisexual woman. Not only was the joke not even close to funny or making sense but neither of us found it at all ok to tell a joke like that on air.

So what do you think?

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 2:46 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2006
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I would be calling the station manager and making them aware that I found the DJ's humor offensive.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 8:25 AM ET
Member Since: 12/1/2005
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Exactly what Charlie said.  I must not have a funny bone because I don't think that joke was funny either.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 9:40 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/18/09 10:30 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 11:16 AM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2007
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you should call and have your friends/coworkers/anyone supportive call.  the more complaints the better!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 8/5/2007 3:14 PM ET
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Extremely stupid.  I'd change channels and tell them why.