Posts tagged ‘iPhone app promises to cure homosexuality’

March 23, 2011

There’s an App for That, Maggie!

If Elizabeth Taylor, at the peak of her beauty, couldn’t cure Paul Newman of his homosexuality in “Cat On a Hot Tin Roof,” how exactly do the makers of the new iPhone app plan on curing it?

All this mendacity……

Come to think of it, she couldn’t cure Montgomery Clift or Rock Hudson in real life either.

Good luck with the app guys.

Godspeed on your journey, Miss Taylor. We will always be grateful to you for “Maggie” and “Martha” and for your tireless work for human rights.

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March 22, 2011

There’s an App for That, Jolene?

Apple has again come under fire for approving an iPhone app that promises to cure homosexuality.

Yes, you read that correctly.

By the time you read this, Apple will have probably come to its senses and removed the idiotic app from the iTunes store.

If there really is a  market for apps on human sexuality, and there is, I would suggest that this would be a great time for The Kinsey Institute to issue an app of the Kinsey Scale.

The research has been around since 1948, for God’s sake. I think it’s about time it moves into the 21st century with its own app.

Until that happens, perhaps everyone should take a listen to The White Stripes essential cover of the Dolly Parton classic “Jolene.”

Why? Because¬† hearing Jack White beseech in his trademark wail “Jolene, Jolene I’m begging of you please don’t take my man” will give you the essence of Kinsey’s work: how complicated and multidimensional human sexuality really is.

And there ain’t no cure for that.

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