Saturday, January 16, 2010

Gee, that's pretty hilarious

The Los Angeles Times reports that "the independent student newspaper for the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College has published a staff editorial apologizing for a cartoon that made a joke about violence against gays."  The President of Notre Dame condemned the cartoon.

Here's a copy of the cartoon:

It reads: What's the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?
              No idea.
              A baseball bat.

Now, we should give the writers some points for sensitivity.  The original answer to the question didn't involve a baseball bat, but AIDS.  The folks at the newspaper thought it was too insensitive to use a deadly disease as a punchline.  (So they chose another deadly disease: homophobia.)

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