I'm not going to lie: Chris Kluwe is slowly becoming a crush object on this blog, and I'm totally okay with that. He's hot, he's smart, he's funny and best of all, he's a gigantic geek. Oh, if only he were also a 'mo, he would be sploosh-worthy.
Following his awesomely foul-mouthed diatribe against a certain Maryland delegate, Chris has become something of an internet celebrity, and in an interview on SiriusXM's OutQ, Kluwe talked about what spurred him to write the letter in the first place, other than his presumably gigantic balls:
“I was buzzing the Internet and I noticed the story about the letter that Mr. Burns wrote to Brendon,” Kluwe recalled in an interview on my SiriusXM OutQ radio program. “I thought it was a really crappy thing to do. I went to go to sleep, but as I was lying in bed I kept thinking about it. It kept running through my head over and over. I realized if it I didn’t get my thoughts down on this, I wouldn’t be able to get to sleep. So, I pulled out the laptop, typed down some words and phrases, threw it out to some guys at Deadspin I know. And, as they say, the rest is history.”
[...] "I find it inconceivable that you are an elected official of Maryland's state government," Kluwe wrote Burns. "Your vitriolic hatred and bigotry make me ashamed and disgusted to think that you are in any way responsible for shaping policy at any level." [via HuffPo]
"Jeremy," I'm sure someone out there is saying to their computer screen, "Chris Kluwe may be an intelligent, rational person who proactively rallies for a group of people other than himself out of the goodness of his heart, but can he also be sexually objectified?" To which I say, "Yes, yes he can. Thanks for that setup, imaginary internet person!"