Ep 212 – Froback Friday – Homachnaphobia

Written by on September 18, 2015

In this Froback Friday debut, the Infants discuss Randy’s awesome minisode “Homachnaphobia” — you know… where Randy compares his irrational fear of homosexuality to his irrational fear of spiders. As one does.

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  1. Saint Ralph   On   September 18, 2015 at 7:34 am

    I’m with Jake: “sucking face” or “snogging” in public is just gross. It’s got nothing to do with gay or straight; the exchange of bodily fluids should be saved for our private moments. If you can’t go another minute without trying to ingest one another, Get. A. Room! I’ll admit that there is a certain residual ick factor for me in regard to facial hair. When two guys, one or more of whom have a beard or a moustache, are going after it, I tend to involuntarily look away. But I guarantee you, if I saw a heterosexual couple making out and the woman looked like Lorenzo Snow, I be just as grossed out.

    • Randy_Snyder   On   September 18, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      An anthropological study was done and found that over half the cultures in the world (not over half the general population bc some cultures’ populations blew up w their guns, germs and steel) don’t romantically kiss at all. So something I thought was totally part of the human condition may not be necessarily true and may be more of a cultural phenomenon.
      And hey, I’m no fan of gratuitous PDAs from straight people either but what I wanted to highlight was I was bothered by the asymmetry in my tolerance for romantic contact of all levels between gay and straight couples. And a straight couple would never have to worry about being harassed for holding hands or pecking in public like that one couple near temple square that eventually got arrested when the conflict w the security guard escalated.

  2. Aladdin Sane   On   September 18, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I’m surprised that you didn’t edit several of Randy’s minisodes together or group it with similarly themed minisodes in order to make an hour-length episode. I think you could please the both minisode detractors and supporters that way and boost your listenings.

  3. Marc young   On   September 21, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Please make the creepy version of The Spirit of God available for download. I would love to have a copy for an upcoming Halloween party.

  4. LeviPhillips   On   September 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Great idea to have Froback Friday. There are a bunch of your earliest episodes that much of your current audience may overlook or haven’t heard. I propose “Making Sense” to be your next Froback Friday episode. Fairly short but it was very powerful for me personally so I imagine it would also powerful for others.

  5. Joshua Allen   On   September 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    I loved the honesty and confessional quality of this minisode. But I just want to say something as an observation. Usually when people say “oh no, I don’t like ANY public displays of affection, gay or straight” it’s usually a smokescreen. It may be somewhat true but it is really an attempt to reconcile the cognitive dissonance of the ick factor for seeing two men kiss. Or possible two women (but more likely two men). I am gay and I used to excuse my own fear of holding my boyfriend’s hand or kissing him publicly. I believe, by and large, it’s an excuse and a deflection. And, at best, if completely true, the key is to remove the ick factor you have for PDA and never bring it up in a discussion about gay people. Because when you do, it’s like going to a historically black church that’s been vandalized and saying “I dislike ALL vandalism, not just black church vandalism.” You erase the experience of people and their oppression.

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