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July 23, 2014

In last Wednesday’s number of the Life with Archie series, the redheaded, eternally youthful hero took a bullet for a gay politician.

This scenario represents progress of a sort, in that the homosexual character isn’t the one who dies this time.
The gay counterpoint to the “magical negro” is what you might call the “tragical homo,” a pop culture trope exhaustively catalogued in Vito Russo’s 1981 classic The Celluloid Closet. But we’re well into a new century, and gays have milked that Harvey dry, I guess. Time to switch it up, and make the straight guy the “lovable but doomed best friend” instead.
Comic Con Job - Taki's Magazine

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 23, 2014 9:13 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Brilliant neologism: Milking the Harvey dry. Right up there with beating a dead horse and drinking the Kool-Aid.

Posted by: Mother Effingby [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 23, 2014 10:58 AM

Exactly where does this leave "Archie Comics"?

Posted by: Onthenorthriver [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 23, 2014 3:47 PM

I think Jughead is going to run for Prez on the Jacjass ticket. He'll get Moose to push Hillary over the cliff in a wheelchair.

Veronica going to be Press Secretary, Betty will run the travel office. Moose will head the Presidential Detail when he gets back from the cliff and from punching that faggot's face down his throat.

Ammuuurrrrica is back!

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 23, 2014 5:36 PM

They will all die of AIDS or Ebola or MERS or a combination thereof.
My uncle's name was Louie Lozko but we all called him "Letsgo Lozko". He raised bantam chickens. He used Archie comics to line the bottom of the cages.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 23, 2014 10:27 PM

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