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Eccentric Gay Gadabouts Think Toy Doll Is Their Son
gawker.com ^ | March 17, 2011 | Maureen O'Connor

Posted on 03/17/2011 8:13:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Maureen O'Connor — Eccentric Gay Gadabouts Think Toy Doll Is Their SonUntil today, I was impervious to iPad newspaper The Daily's slow dance of tabloid seduction. Oldest dog in America? Whatever. Stripper psychologist? Ho-hum. But today, everything changed. Today I read "Guys and Doll," a feature by Michelle Ruiz about an eccentric gay couple that has spent the last 20 years pretending a baby doll named Digby is their son, and I am now The Daily's biggest fan:

Mark Kirby and A.J. Sapolnick raised their 20-year-old son Digby on a series of fantastic voyages—riding camels in the Canary Islands, mingling with monks in Myanmar and glacier-gazing in Antarctica.

"Here he is on his first cruise—to Tahiti," Kirby said proudly, lingering over Digby's baby album in the couple's New York apartment. "Eartha Kitt was on board."

Digby has a Louis Vuitton baby bag and a Cartier watch. He had a bar mitzvah. In the words of Jezebel's Sadie Stein—who has, on occasion, matched outfits with a large doll that she carried to fashion events—"That's some Lord Tod Wadley shit."

The duo decided to become a trio after their straight friends starting changing shape. Spontaneous dinner dates were dashed by sniffing toddlers and flighty babysitters. Gay people were just beginning to adopt, Kirby recalled, but the couple agreed they didn't want a human baby.

"We didn't want to have to change our lifestyle," he said. "So we came up with the idea of having an inanimate baby."

In the words of Gawker's Brian Moylan—a mustachioed gay New Yorker who does not have a baby doll for a son—"Gays are just as weird as everyone else."


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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: notcrazyatall; notonebit

1 posted on 03/17/2011 8:13:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

does anyone think they are sane??


2 posted on 03/17/2011 8:15:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That is just weird...
3 posted on 03/17/2011 8:16:34 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: GeronL

Homosexuality is a symptom of broader mental troubles.


4 posted on 03/17/2011 8:17:14 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: GeronL
These guys came right out of the crazy factory...


5 posted on 03/17/2011 8:21:21 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

lol


6 posted on 03/17/2011 8:23:43 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The doll actually really resembles the one on the left. Is he the “mother”?


7 posted on 03/17/2011 8:23:47 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: GeronL

>”We didn’t want to have to change our lifestyle,” he said. “So we came up with the idea of having an inanimate baby.”

Yeah, you tell em...freaks.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 8:35:18 PM PDT by max americana
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To: max americana

It doesn’t complain to the cops. I am sure it has a stretched orifice somewhere.


9 posted on 03/17/2011 8:38:09 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess it could be worse..way worse, but we wont go there. At least these two were sane enough to realize the commitment of a real child and opted for a faux-baby. If there happy and harmless then I am happy for them. Even if it is a little strange


10 posted on 03/17/2011 8:43:38 PM PDT by Jessica2677 (S.O.S.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Something tells me that Digby has ... um, seen some dark dirty places.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 8:45:59 PM PDT by RingerSIX (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccine that they offer down at our Church.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Photobucket The dolls name is Digby, and the two gerbils are Ying and Yang....( they smell like poo..)
12 posted on 03/17/2011 8:51:35 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Free ThinkerNY
And they keep a painting of their favorite blow-up sex doll on their wall:


13 posted on 03/17/2011 8:52:34 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When are they going to enroll their “child” in school? This would make a great sit-com.


14 posted on 03/17/2011 8:56:41 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder what the Church Lady would say about this?

15 posted on 03/17/2011 8:59:37 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: momtothree
The one on the left reminds me of the midget in Freaks

16 posted on 03/17/2011 9:06:36 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Google “reborn babies.” There are women who pay over a thousand dollars for these re-painted, re-haired, very realistic dolls, and some of them treat them like real babies.

At least with these two men, the doll is an obvious doll and a joke, an excuse for a party.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 9:12:06 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We had a poor old man up the street when I was a kid who's relatives had all passed and when he hit about 85 he started calling a doll his son. After he took it through the McDonald's drive through a few times and ordered it a happy meal, he went to a nursing home, not on a cruise and trip to Antarctica.
18 posted on 03/17/2011 9:13:04 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Free ThinkerNY
syphilis starting to rot their brains...
19 posted on 03/17/2011 10:29:42 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Mel Brooks write this?


20 posted on 03/17/2011 11:10:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Krankor

Nice tagline!


21 posted on 03/18/2011 6:43:45 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know that damn thing probably voted for Obama.


22 posted on 03/18/2011 6:48:58 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Krankor

That is the creepiest look a-like yet. Great photo!


23 posted on 03/18/2011 8:50:50 AM PDT by momtothree
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