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Sunday, June 24, 2007

“Silly ‘Drag’ Headline Goes Here”

posted by on June 24 at 10:53 AM

Today, at


Indeed, a drag.

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Well that's not cool. That's not cool at all.

Posted by ica | June 24, 2007 12:34 PM

Way to go, Fairview Fanny.

Posted by Madashell | June 24, 2007 12:38 PM

I took some hits off a joint for lunch -breakfast? and that headline is silly as hell! Dom, if I can control my giggling, I'm spending all today paging through High Times.

Posted by elswingere | June 24, 2007 12:47 PM

Well, when you have a drag queen as your "official announcer", thats the kind of thing you will get.

You can't have it both ways. You can't put out Dragsters as the face of "Queerness", then get upset when people expect it.

This crap makes queers like me (who are just normal, no makeup or womens clothes) get a bad name and makes things definately harder.

Posted by ecce homo | June 24, 2007 12:49 PM

Oh lord, ecce homo. So you're "normal" and people who wear makeup and women's clothing aren't? Good way to put your foot in it. :-)

Posted by Sachi | June 24, 2007 12:51 PM

I don't know... Is this really any more offensive than if they'd actually put a "silly 'drag' headline" there? If the thing had read "Dude looks like a lady!" or anything just as dumb, would you be offended? If the honest answer is no, then why be offended by the accidental declaration of intent to do so? Is it the word "silly," being so blatantly bandied about that injures one's pride?

Posted by Justin | June 24, 2007 1:20 PM

I thought it was funny, but only because someone forgot to write the head. If you look any further into it you need to ask yourself: "Am I an uptight prick or what?"

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | June 24, 2007 1:47 PM

LMAO, I thought it was funny in the Onion kind of way.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 24, 2007 1:50 PM

"In the twenty years since the Chernobyl tragedy, the world's worst nuclear accident, there have been nearly [FILL IN ALARMIST AND ARMAGEDDONIST FACTOID HERE]"

Posted by Christin | June 24, 2007 2:07 PM

Nice work, Times copy editor! How much does that guy get paid again?

Posted by Gomez | June 24, 2007 2:17 PM
11's still up there. It just might be intentional. Which is either really pathetic or really funny, depending on your sense of humor.

Posted by LT L | June 24, 2007 2:55 PM

Come on. It's drag. Drag is silly. That's the point of it. Or did you actually think you were a woman all those years you did drag, Dan? ;-)

Posted by catalina vel-duray | June 24, 2007 4:16 PM

If it's intentional, it's hilarious. If it's accidental, it's sloppy and funny and inoffensive.

Posted by gold bar | June 24, 2007 4:37 PM

Wheres the outrage??!!!!!

It's Bush's fault!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ecce homo | June 24, 2007 4:42 PM

Catalina at 12, I totally second you. Drag is camp. Drag is fun, and pretty much always silly. It shouldn't cause offense...I think it's hysterical!

Posted by Thom | June 24, 2007 4:45 PM

The Drag and the Religous freaks by Macy's were the only two things that made the parade really worth watching! Other than that it was the same thing as last year. Thank GOD for the Drag Queens!!! They were the only fun thing in the entire parade!!!!

Posted by Just Me | June 24, 2007 4:50 PM


Posted by Ronald | June 24, 2007 5:23 PM

#3 Hey asshole. Get your own fucking name.

Posted by elswinger | June 24, 2007 5:54 PM

6:15 pm : Still there.... wow.

Posted by Joe | June 24, 2007 6:15 PM

Maybe that's what they wanted to say. What are you going to do? Write an outraged letter to the editor?

Seattle is supposed to be an enlightened city. If a bunch of uptight homos can't take a gentle kidding, what does that say about us? That we can dish it out, but shouldn't be expected to take it? After all, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence themselves say that they mean no offense, and that it's all in fun.

Posted by catalina vel-duray | June 24, 2007 6:46 PM

So did anyone else notice that there appeared to be even less fundraising at this years festival then last year. Not to mention substantially fewer booths.(not ot mention poorly laid out) How the fuck do they plan to pay the 100k for the park not to mention the debt. With the under 4k they have raised on the website over 4 months. Last year they had a new venue and a did not anticipate the problems, but two years in a row. Come on.

The parade as usual was great and a lot of fun and despite the threat of rain seemed well attended.

Posted by Giffy | June 24, 2007 7:15 PM

Oh, that's funny.

Nothing to be offended by, just a hilarious mistake.

Posted by David Schmader | June 24, 2007 7:29 PM

SOaP has nothing to do with the Festival - only the 4th avenue parade. They have learned from their mistakes last year, raised record sponsorship $, are paying their debt to the city and turned a profit. And the Parade downtown was great. Well done. BTW how much did YOU give today - I bet I can guess.

Posted by Enough | June 24, 2007 7:35 PM

@ 21 - You 'Come On'. Seattle Out and Proud didn't produce the festival. Only the 'great', 'well attended' event. Idiot. They have turned their ship around, are paying the debt and made a PROFIT. Some of you haters just won't get off it - pathetic. After all YOU attended the parade THEY produced and had a great time - right? If you are worried about what the festival producer made this year, get out your check book.

Posted by Come On? | June 24, 2007 7:49 PM

slog is such a drag.

Posted by g | June 24, 2007 8:17 PM

I probably would have given money if there was a place to do it. No buckets, no requests nothing. Honestly I'm not going to go out of my way to support pride. Sure I enjoy it, but on the list of things I will give money to its not that high. However if I had seen a bucket or a person requesting funds I probably would have thrown five or ten bucks in the bucket. Same like I do at hempfest or any other festival. Same like just about anybody who attends a festival. Yah in an ideal world people would all go out of their way to donate, but unfortunately we live in the world of reality were most people will not think of donating unless somebody essentially forces them to ala most festivals. If SOAP did not do the festival apparently who ever did didnít learn there lesson from SOAPís debacle.

Congrats to SOAP for again putting on a great parade. But based on their website their fundraising is not that great Iím sorry but they have been at this for months and havenít even broken 4 grand. Look only so many people will seek you out and give you money. There is just too many things that deserve money and honestly most people arenít going to give scarce resources to a party planning commission without prodding. You have to guilt people and call them and make it easy. You have to actually FUNDRAISE. Put up buckets at the parade have people walking the route asking for money to support the parade.

Posted by Giffy | June 24, 2007 8:18 PM

Drag just freaks me the fuck out. If its the over-the-top types, I just think they are weird, but its the guys who think they look like women that just make me want to vomit.
Not that I care what people do or how they dress, it just makes me sick to my stomach to see people making such fools of themselves in public.
Gay pride is an oxymoron. Most gays seem so self destructive and bitter that the once a year fest seems like nothing more than just another reason for drinking, drugging and showing the rest of society that our team is made up largely of fat guys in diapers or dresses or leather. Enough.

Posted by boring fag | June 24, 2007 10:06 PM

@23 & 24 (if you're really two people, after all, nice ALL CAPS)

Profit? You mean after the $100K you owe the city, or before? And who gets that profit, exactly? YOU?

Posted by bitch on heels | June 24, 2007 10:29 PM

City = Seattle Center in above post. Oops.

Posted by bitch on heels | June 24, 2007 10:31 PM

Amen #27

You hit the nail right on the head.

Posted by ecce homo | June 24, 2007 11:24 PM

If the Stranger had written the same headline on purpose, we'd all take it in stride. Get a grip.

Plus, the head they chose to fill it in was actually worse. Be careful what what you ask for.

I watched the Sisters perform, and it was abysmal. Dreamgirls? Talk about a drag racer dragging a dead horse down the main drag without enough drugs to fool the droogs and knuckle-draggers.

How about this: "Drag Out Your Dead"?

Posted by Matthew | June 24, 2007 11:24 PM

@ 10 - The problem is there is no copy editor for their website. At least not for the headlines, or any of the short blurbs.

Posted by Thom | June 25, 2007 2:42 AM

@27 & @30, I know your type: You like to talk about how manly you are, and how you ab-so-lute-ly can't STAND those drag queens, for they represent us not, and set us back so.

But late at night, after a few cocktails, and once the blinds are drawn, out comes the wig, heels and gown - and on the stereo goes "She-who-cannot-be-named at Carnegie Hall"

And a good time is had by one.

Posted by The ladies doth protest too much | June 25, 2007 6:25 AM

They already know that the previous bills have been paid AND they made a profit? Hmmm, that sounds rather interesting that they knew that the day of the festival and parade. Before we start being overly positive or negative let's wait until they do their final tally's and get all the final bills for pride before we go on the attack or defense.

And from where I was standing they WERE asking for donations, at least by Macy's, and yeah I threw in $10.00. What did the rest of you donate?

Posted by Just Me | June 25, 2007 7:00 AM

What did the final headline say? The last time I looked was around 6pm last night and it hadn't changed.

Posted by elswinger | June 25, 2007 8:18 AM

I think anyone who's ever worked on a newspaper (or publication) knows knows that type of shit happens all the time. I'm sure everyone at the Stranger smiled and thanked God (or whoever) it wasn't them. Jay Leno has made a (mediocre) career out of these editing slip-ups.

My buddy got fired from the college newspaper for letting the caption "Some asshole making a goal" slip into press. Now that's hilarious!

Posted by gillsans | June 25, 2007 10:08 AM


Believe it or not, not all gay men are into drag. That doesn't make them bad people, traitors or liars.

Some gay men are attracted to men that are masculine, and are comfortable with their own masculinity.

I's horribly shocking. Practically an aberration. Freakish, really.

Nevertheless, as a community that prides itself on diversity, we should remind ourselves that these people exist, treat them with basic respect, and not assume that they're lying for some unknown reason.

Posted by BD | June 25, 2007 1:41 PM

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