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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Chris Kluwe's Radio Spot for Minnesotans for Equality

Posted by on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Required listening:

Just when I thought I couldn't love Chris Kluwe anymore than I already do. (If you missed the NYT recent profile of professional sport's most articulate, hilarious, and aggressive supporter of marriage equality, it's here.)

 

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OutInBumF 1
Too cool! Go Chris!
Posted by OutInBumF on October 24, 2012 at 3:36 PM · Report this
emma's bee 2
Love him! Articulate, funny, and right. What could improve upon that? (ok, there is his hotness...)
Posted by emma's bee on October 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
doloresdaphne 3
beautiful!
Posted by doloresdaphne on October 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM · Report this
4
Great ad, and hopefully effective, but goddamn it: "Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness" is not in the Constitution. It's in the Declaration Of Independence.

(And, no, that text also isn't in the Minnesota State Constitution).
Posted by Warren Terra on October 24, 2012 at 4:00 PM · Report this
DOUG. 5
UCLA!
Posted by DOUG. http://www.dougsvotersguide.com on October 24, 2012 at 4:07 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 6
That is not playing on any radio station in Minnesota, not with the C-monster word in it. Come on, it can't be.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on October 24, 2012 at 4:20 PM · Report this
TreGibbs 7
That was horrible ! While I love what Chris Kluwe has done, this particular ad does not have the seriousness that is required for this civil rights battle. UGH !
Posted by TreGibbs on October 24, 2012 at 4:21 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 8
God I love that man!
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on October 24, 2012 at 4:57 PM · Report this
9
Excellent article, but even better that you linked to the single page version of it! Thanks!
Posted by No Witty Name on October 24, 2012 at 5:09 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 10
On top of all this greatness you also gotta love that he is living proof that some players who go to college on a sport scholarship actually do take advantage of the educational benefit.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 http://oystermind.blogspot.com/ on October 24, 2012 at 6:16 PM · Report this
stinkbug 11
And for those Seattle peeps who only read The Stranger, this week's cover story is Chris Kluwe:

http://www.seattleweekly.com/2012-10-24/…

Posted by stinkbug on October 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM · Report this
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This ad is indeed going to air on MN Radio starting tomorrow. It will air on several stations including on the Sports station where the Vikings games are aired. The ad is for a target audience -(younger, middle of the road male). I think the use of humor and wit is clever and just what is needed!
Posted by bam2 on October 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM · Report this
foolish-rain 13
I swear to god that some days Kluwe is the ONLY bright spot in this frigid, Bachmann-infused, anti-gay hell hole. I hope I'm wrong, but it looks like gay marriage will be constitutionally banned here in two weeks...
Posted by foolish-rain on October 24, 2012 at 7:56 PM · Report this
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He didn't say that he was for equality.

He says he's "against inequality".

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 24, 2012 at 7:57 PM · Report this
mikethehammer 15
@10,

The vast & overwhelming majority of people who go to school on sports scholarships make good on the privilege (even the overwhelming majority of basketball & football players, those typically making headlines as the "problem" elements from schools.) Those that make the headlines for their dumbassed shenanigans are less than 1% of the scholarship athletes out there.

You're certainly right though in that he stands above & beyond the norm.
Posted by mikethehammer on October 24, 2012 at 8:59 PM · Report this
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His wife is a lucky woman. I wonder if he has a like-minded, just-as-hot, single brother? le sigh...
Posted by sher-bear on October 25, 2012 at 8:17 AM · Report this
stirwise 17
@14: I think they frame it that way to make the average listener go "hey, I HATE inequality! Yeah, fuck inequality!" Saying you're in favor of equality gets ignored.
Posted by stirwise on October 25, 2012 at 8:50 AM · Report this
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@16 I'm pretty sure he has a brother and a sister, not sure if either of them are single though.
Posted by ladyrockess on October 25, 2012 at 9:08 AM · Report this
mwdean 19
@7, There's no reason why people can't insert a little humor into this. Humor is powerful.
Posted by mwdean on October 25, 2012 at 12:02 PM · Report this
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The most articulate AND witty voice of Chris Kluwe will be in Seattle this Sunday Nov 4, 2012 when the Vikings play the Seahawks.

Where is The Sparklepony reception and fanclub going to be held.

Dan Savage - step up to the plate to bring in the wrong sports metaphor?
Posted by 5x more fun on October 31, 2012 at 9:39 PM · Report this

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