Is this example of Backtothepoint’s humour homophobic or the product of someone whose humour never escaped the school playground?

Fountain, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England.

Fountain, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, England.

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.”

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