Washington Wizards center Jason Collins’ step out of the closet yesterday dominated the news and inspired a phone call of support from the President of the United States himself. President Obama took the occasion to praise Collins for his courage, while thousands of others took the opportunity to congratulate themselves for being so very tolerant.

“Jeopardy” champion Ken Jennings seems to have been inspired to indulge in some sly, old fashioned gay-baiting. It’s OK, though, because he qualified it by targeting those intolerant, closeted Republicans and their pretend wives. Those who didn’t get the significance of the quotation marks around “beards,” though, gave Jennings a sad face.


This guy gets it. Rimshot, please.