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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Congrats to Gomer!

Posted by on Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 8:21 AM

ABC News:

Jim Nabors, the actor best known for playing Gomer Pyle on TV in the 1960s, has married his longtime male partner. Hawaii News Now reports Nabors, 82, and Stan Cadwallader, 64, traveled from their Honolulu home to Seattle to be married Jan. 15. Gay marriage became legal in Washington state last month. The couple met in 1975 when Cadwallader was a Honolulu firefighter.

 

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Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 36
@28

The Jim Nabors is gay rumors have been around as long as I can remember. I watched Gomer Pyle as a kid.

Good for him for finally coming out.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on February 1, 2013 at 5:39 PM · Report this
Write or Wrong 34
@29: Didn't Barney have occasionaly dates with women?
Posted by Write or Wrong on January 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM · Report this
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@3: Regarding Floyd

The actors high school drama teacher (who taught many many years) told him he'd never be an actor. He enjoyed coming back to homecoming when he could get away from time to time to tell his old teacher what his salary was that year.

Posted by david on January 30, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
Fortunate 32
@28, and don't tell me that barber was straight.
Posted by Fortunate on January 30, 2013 at 2:32 PM · Report this
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Remarkably, I know him more as a singer than an actor. I kinda wanna go tell my parents now that he's gay too! :P
Posted by The Head-shaking Lesbian on January 30, 2013 at 2:23 PM · Report this
sanguisuga 30
1975. They've been together as long as I've been alive. Wow.
Posted by sanguisuga on January 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM · Report this
milemarker 29
@28. Well, there was Don Knotts (Barney Fife) who played gay.
Posted by milemarker on January 30, 2013 at 12:06 PM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 28
Mayberry had a gay. I wonder if he was the only gay in the village?
Posted by Rob in Baltimore http://www.wishbookweb.com/ on January 30, 2013 at 11:51 AM · Report this
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@17 and 25, I did not know that an Indy 500 singing gig was a part of his routine. His career was always so geared toward the cheesy-rednecky, maybe it's how he is in real life too? As a kid I remember so often he'd be on some show and they'd "reveal" what a fine singing voice he had. To me it grated, though - here's an apt example of why, the sort of syrupy xtian nonsense that people just ate up with a spoon: http://youtu.be/S8zuyjdQ7VI
Posted by gloomy gus on January 30, 2013 at 11:42 AM · Report this
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Cool, I've always liked Jim Neighbors. He has a awesome singing voice. Many decades, when I was a kid, ago I was amazed when I heard him sing on television. I was so used to his Gomer Pyle voice.
Posted by swing state voter on January 30, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this
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@17 - Jim missed the Indy 500 in 2012 due to heart surgery, I believe.

That would be REALLY interesting if Jim was available for this year's running. My parents live there and both, while very conservative on most issues, consider gay marriage a tempest in a teapot and no one's business but those of the folks getting married. The libertarian-leaning versus "Jesus is an Old Testament Conservative" arguments could get a bit heated out there.

Since his marriage is already making the Indianapolis TV news, it will be VERY interesting to see how the Indianapolis Star (which seems to periodically want to vie for the title of "God's Anointed Newspaper") reacts to this.
Posted by palamedes on January 30, 2013 at 11:11 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 24
Jim and his husband are welcome at my Fourth of July BBQ any day. Hot dogs and beer - plus cider!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on January 30, 2013 at 11:03 AM · Report this
merry 23
So sweet!!

Congrats, you crazy kids!!

:-D
Posted by merry on January 30, 2013 at 10:55 AM · Report this
laterite 22
Ol' Gomer is a cradle-robber!
Posted by laterite on January 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM · Report this
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Since no one else really said it (no I don't think saying you were expecting it is the same thing. LOL)...Well goooolllly!!
Posted by daphne24 http://www.ohiosmart.org on January 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 20
That makes ten marriages by Gay couples that day, and as a result one Hetero-marriage has just been destroyed (Death Star fashion). Nabors and husband get a toaster oven.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on January 30, 2013 at 9:47 AM · Report this
seatackled 19
@14

Any thread posted by the Stranger in place of this one would be a useless gesture, no matter what news data they have obtained. This thread is now the ultimate power on the internet. I suggest we stay here.
Posted by seatackled on January 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM · Report this
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Now let's hope that the novelty of same sex marriage wears off soon, so that the headlines read "Star marries longtime partner" rather than "...longtime gay partner".

We should start a pool based on the date when our marriages will be legal everywhere, not just "...in the following states".
Posted by PaulBarwick on January 30, 2013 at 9:16 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 17
Though a bill has been introduced in the sate legislature:

http://hawaii.news.blogs.civilbeat.com/p…

and polls are looking good:

http://hawaii.politics.government.blogs.…

And at least one of the US Senators is in favor:

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/gay-marria…

Interesting side note: since 1972, Nabors has sung "Back Home Again in Indiana" right before the start of the Indianapolis 500. Indiana Republicans are considering putting a measure on the 2014 ballot banning same sex marriage in it's state constitution.

It will be interesting to see how Nabors is treated at this year's race, and it will be great to see him and his partner there together.
Posted by passionate_jus on January 30, 2013 at 9:10 AM · Report this
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Shazaaaym!
Posted by Beth on January 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM · Report this
pfffter 15
Shazam!
Posted by pfffter on January 30, 2013 at 9:07 AM · Report this
Knat 14
@12: And I see now that it's the top mention in the Morning News. Apologies to all for the spam.
Posted by Knat on January 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM · Report this
Teslick 13
6 & 8: Actually, I was looking for "Well, gollllly!!" sooner.
Posted by Teslick on January 30, 2013 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Knat 12
The NRA's LaPierre is currently spouting bullshit (much of it of the thinly-veiled racist variety) in a Senate hearing on gun violence on a live stream on ABC at that same link. It's at the top of the page.
Posted by Knat on January 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM · Report this
passionate_jus 11
@2

Actually, marriage equality is not legal in Hawaii, so, unfortunately, they are not married in their home state. Of course they are also not married according to the United States, due to DOMA.

What bullshit!
Posted by passionate_jus on January 30, 2013 at 8:53 AM · Report this
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Jim Neighbors is way cool.
Posted by Bhamjason on January 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM · Report this
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@2 Same-sex couples' marriages are not recognized by the state of Hawaii.
Posted by esperando on January 30, 2013 at 8:51 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 8
@6 Indeed. I'm only surprised that it took six comments!
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on January 30, 2013 at 8:50 AM · Report this
Helenka (also a Canuck) 7
Gosh, darn, that's just the sweetest thing.
And I just smiled.
Posted by Helenka (also a Canuck) on January 30, 2013 at 8:49 AM · Report this
debug 6
SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE

Sorry, had to be done.

Posted by debug on January 30, 2013 at 8:40 AM · Report this
seatackled 5
In other bittersweet but thematically related news, former NFL player Kwame Harris (just google him) is out, although the reason he's in the news is for being arrested for assaulting his boyfriend at a restaurant.
Posted by seatackled on January 30, 2013 at 8:39 AM · Report this
johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt 4
Goober sez HEY!
Posted by johnjacobjingleheimerschmidt on January 30, 2013 at 8:38 AM · Report this
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I always thought it was going to be Floyd...

http://www.tagsrwc.com/ebullet/archive/g…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on January 30, 2013 at 8:36 AM · Report this
seatackled 2
What the hell? Isn't marriage equality recognized in Hawaii? So they traveled from 85 degree sunshine to 30 degree rain (even though it was probably clear that week) to get married?

I mean, congratulations, but "Pyle!!!"
Posted by seatackled on January 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM · Report this
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Awwwww.
Posted by Clayton on January 30, 2013 at 8:30 AM · Report this

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