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Do you have a GSOH?

  • Yes

    Votes: 38 48.1%
  • Sometimes

    Votes: 13 16.5%
  • No

    Votes: 8 10.1%
  • What's a GSOH?

    Votes: 20 25.3%

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Mythopoeika

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Why now though? Obviously I don't know his psychology or experiences but most people haven't really given much of shit about anyone being gay for many years, especially not in the circles he likely mixes in. His must also be extremely wealthy and his hardly likely to be physically attacked or anything like that. People have assumed he was gay for a long time, as your link shows. Is this to divert from some scandal around him that is possibly about to break?
I'd figured he was gay for years. It baffles me why he took so long.
 

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I'd figured he was gay for years. It baffles me why he took so long.
Ditto snap. A thought-provoking perspective on this is that I suspect the vast majority of his audience (under the age of mid-40s, and irrespective of their own gender or sexuality) knew he was gay.

The majority of straight males (and virtually all gay people) over mid-40s knew he was probably gay.

The largest contingency of people who >didn't< know he was gay, were straight women over the age of mid-40s*. In many ways, his main fan-base.

I think this should henceforth be known as the Liberace-Schofield Postulate....if only it could be established what's being postulated (apologies about this sociological theorising taking-up space in a humour thead)
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(ps I still like 'The Schof', of course, irregardless of whether he's gay. I always could tell he was Gee-Aey-Wy. Even Gordon, who he spent lots of time with, (in that broom cupboard/closet, with Phil's friend's hand fully-inserted) had his suspicions)

(*pps this 'constituency' is also, it might be stereotypically be said, the least-judgemental, most-accepting, most-forgiving & most-protective group within human society.....mums&grans of any stripe)
 
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Ditto snap. A thought-provoking perspective on this is that I suspect the vast majority of his audience (under the age of mid-40s, and irrespective of their own gender or sexuality) knew he was gay.

The majority of straight males (and virtually all gay people) over mid-40s knew he was probably gay.

The largest contingency of people who >didn't< know he was gay, were straight women over the age of mid-40s*. In many ways, his main fan-base.

I think this should henceforth be known as the Liberace-Schofield Postulate....if only it could be established what's being postulated (apologies about this sociological theorising taking-up space in a humour thead)
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(ps I still like 'The Schof', of course, irregardless of whether he's gay. I always could tell he was Gee-Aey-Wy. Even Gordon, who he spent lots of time with, (in that broom cupboard/closet, with Phil's friend's hand fully-inserted) had his suspicions)

(*pps this 'constituency' is also, it might be stereotypically be said, the least-judgemental, most-accepting, most-forgiving & most-protective group within human society.....mums&grans of any stripe)
Is he proclaiming himself gay or advertizing for Pink Floyd?
 

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Ditto snap. A thought-provoking perspective on this is that I suspect the vast majority of his audience (under the age of mid-40s, and irrespective of their own gender or sexuality) knew he was gay.

The majority of straight males (and virtually all gay people) over mid-40s knew he was probably gay.

The largest contingency of people who >didn't< know he was gay, were straight women over the age of mid-40s*. In many ways, his main fan-base.

I think this should henceforth be known as the Liberace-Schofield Postulate....if only it could be established what's being postulated (apologies about this sociological theorising taking-up space in a humour thead)
View attachment 23161
(ps I still like 'The Schof', of course, irregardless of whether he's gay. I always could tell he was Gee-Aey-Wy. Even Gordon, who he spent lots of time with, (in that broom cupboard/closet, with Phil's friend's hand fully-inserted) had his suspicions)

(*pps this 'constituency' is also, it might be stereotypically be said, the least-judgemental, most-accepting, most-forgiving & most-protective group within human society.....mums&grans of any stripe)
I'm over 40 and male and had no idea Philip was gay. It just wasn't important. Now I know he is, well, it's... more celebrity trivia. Good luck to him, he's a good chap.
 

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Apart from, briefly, in the 1990s, when he hosted a compilation-show of curious and Fortean items, called Schofield's Quest, I can't say that Philip, of that ilk was ever on my radar, let alone my gaydar. OK, he was in childrens' telly, that ought to have been enough! Daytime tv is a world I know only from tabloid exposés and Victoria Wood parodies.

It took only a couple of minutes of sniffing around to find out that this glorious "coming-out" is widely seen as a pre-emptive bid to spike an impending kiss-and-tell story from a sacked runner-boy on the show. Said runner's asking-price must be ticking-over nicely. Who is doing Clifford's gigs these days? :thought:
 

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A newly married man asked his wife, 'Would you have married me if my father hadn’t left me a fortune?

'‘Honey,’ the woman replied sweetly, ‘I’d have married you, NO MATTER WHO LEFT YOU A FORTUNE!’
 

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Is he proclaiming himself gay or advertizing for Pink Floyd?
Maybe it's too subtle...

He is proclaiming himself as being a Pink Floyd fan, and the joke is an unforgivably-sexist and insulting side-swipe at the statistically (and sociologically) significant contingents of females who tend to interpret certain semi-specialist interest groups/affiliations in a miss-matched/reductionist/hyperincorrected modality.

Now that I've caused all sorts of offence, perhaps I could also withdraw all of my explanation above, and simply say that the joke either works (ie the viewer 'gets' it) or they don't.

I wonder if this might also be a visual joke that doesn't work on Americans (but if I'm correct, I'm damned if I can work-out why...)
 

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Maybe it's too subtle...

He is proclaiming himself as being a Pink Floyd fan, and the joke is an unforgivably-sexist and insulting side-swipe at the statistically (and sociologically) significant contingents of females who tend to interpret certain semi-specialist interest groups/affiliations in a miss-matched/reductionist/hyperincorrected modality.

Now that I've caused all sorts of offence, perhaps I could also withdraw all of my explanation above, and simply say that the joke either works (ie the viewer 'gets' it) or they don't.

I wonder if this might also be a visual joke that doesn't work on Americans (but if I'm correct, I'm damned if I can work-out why...)
?, it's a joke tread. Nothing personal, however I can't even begin to understand your quote, that's OK. Humor that's the ticket I'm leaving it at that.
 

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... I wonder if this might also be a visual joke that doesn't work on Americans (but if I'm correct, I'm damned if I can work-out why...)
For the record - it works.

If anything, I might have wondered the same thing in reverse - i.e., how readily understandable the symbolic rainbow motif (originating in the USA in the 1970s) may be to a reader population elsewhere.
 
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