New Story Idea for Gawker
3,000 words on how “don’t touch my junk” changed forever the way we view personal liberty, terrorism and cloth-covered genitalia
Today marks 550 days since Don’t-Touch-My-Junk-Dude’s self-recording of his famous admonition to a TSA agent went viral, thereby changing forever the way western society views personal liberty, the war on terror and people publicly shouting about their genitalia to strangers.
Points for discussion:
- Is public support of a man’s homophobic rage at a TSA agent just trying to do his job still a force that can unite a broad cross-section of Americans who would otherwise hate each other if they actually met in person?
- Is “don’t tase me bro” still relevant in the post-junk-touch-rebellion era?
- What do 10 other blog/media people have say about the significance of Don’t Touch my Junk, both then and now? (Capsule interview summaries here.)
- Where do we go from here???