Is this example of Backtothepoint’s humour homophobic or the product of someone whose humour never escaped the school playground?
On the Guardian’s “Ideas” thread for 1 February 2012, Backtothepoint posted the following. It received nine recommendations but as far as I can see no objections and it’s still there.
An old Pilot sat down in Starbucks and ordered a cup of coffee. As he sat sipping it, a young woman sat down next to him.
She turned to the pilot and asked, “Are you a real pilot?”
“Well, I’ve spent my whole life flying biplanes, Cubs, Aeroncas, Nieuports. I flew in WWII in a B-29, and later in the Korean conflict. I taught 50 people to fly and gave rides to hundreds, so I guess I am a pilot. What about you?”
“I’m a lesbian. I spend my whole day thinking about naked women. As soon as I get up in the morning, I think about naked women. When I shower, I think about naked women When I watch TV, I think about naked women. It seems everything makes me think of naked women.”
The two sat sipping in silence.
A little while later, a young man sat down on the other side of the old pilot and asked, “Are you a real pilot?”
“Well I always thought I was, but I just found out I’m a lesbian.”