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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Buckeyes Are Bi!

Posted by on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:23 AM

According to (via TylerGreenDC), a Christian newspaper reader in Ohio is enraged that his beloved state tree (and football team) are represented by a tree with both male and female organs:

But it is shameful and unacceptable that a bisexual tree should represent us! We are flaunting the Holy Bible!

I urge everyone to contact their state representative and demand legislation removing the buckeye as our state tree and condemning the use of the term “buckeye” as a nickname for residents of Ohio.


Update: This is a hoax. But it's sad how believable it is.


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Urgutha Forka 1
Even Jesus himself would facepalm this one
Posted by Urgutha Forka on June 19, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Report this
Tiffany 2
If you read the other reports, you will discover that he was being sarcastic. But this is the perfect example of Poe's Law, IMO.
Posted by Tiffany on June 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Cracker Jack 3
Yeah, except for (of course) hoax.
Posted by Cracker Jack on June 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
stinkbug 4
There are some comments in the towelhead article from people who state it's a joke letter, a response to another letter that appear a week or so earlier. Seems plausible.

"Do people not get satire anymore ? That letter was in response to another true anti-gay letter earlier in the week. I still live in Findlay and can tell you letter to the editor section, if anything, is entertaining."
Posted by stinkbug on June 19, 2012 at 11:36 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 5
You guys swallow anything hook, line and sinker.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on June 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
The cluelessness of the supposedly young and hip Stranger staff when it comes to stories like this is mind-boggling. Would it be that hard to follow two or three links before blindly posting shit to Slog?
Posted by bigyaz on June 19, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 7
They're straight after they graduate.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on June 19, 2012 at 11:40 AM · Report this
Free Lunch 8
Good. It's about time the Buckeye faced the consequences of its choice to be bisexual. I'm tired of it trying to redefine "state tree" for everyone else.
Posted by Free Lunch on June 19, 2012 at 11:41 AM · Report this
Knat 9
Wait wait wait wait... Why is the tree depicted as having genitals in the first place? Is that an actual thing, or part of the joke?
Posted by Knat on June 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM · Report this
kj 10
Isn't the tree intersexed, not bisexual? I don't think we can infer the tree's sexual identity without more evidence.
Posted by kj on June 19, 2012 at 11:47 AM · Report this
treacle 11
Stupid undecided tree! We should make it into a fence, instead of letting it simply sit on one. It'll probably marry a straight tree in the end *sigh*
Posted by treacle on June 19, 2012 at 11:55 AM · Report this
Obviously this tree is not living in the way God intended. Let us all gather 'round and throw stones at it until its ways are right with God.
Posted by Nezz on June 19, 2012 at 11:57 AM · Report this
And yet almost half the country still think these idiots are ready to lead this country. Who's stupid now?
Posted by kevin11 on June 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Fnarf 14
@9, please google "pistil" and/or "stamen".
Posted by Fnarf on June 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM · Report this
smade 15
Bible flaunting is one of my least favorite things.
Posted by smade on June 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM · Report this
Cynic Romantic 16
@ 6 People who think they know it all are generally the most gullible.
Posted by Cynic Romantic on June 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM · Report this
@15 FTW. Can we not at least add a "(sic)" after "flaunting"?
Posted by hapahaole on June 19, 2012 at 10:10 PM · Report this

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