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2008-11-29 08:52:38 AM  
How!
 
2008-11-29 09:01:35 AM  
Boy, subby. If this surgery doesn't work, your face is gonna be red over that tasteless pun.
 
2008-11-29 09:15:48 AM  

Two Dogs Farking: How!


Alright. I would be indignant if it weren't for your login.
 
2008-11-29 09:39:00 AM  
This allows them to more easily operate two casinos.
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2008-11-29 09:40:39 AM  
I don't see what the big squabble is about.
 
2008-11-29 10:07:49 AM  
Add another to the dole.
 
2008-11-29 10:38:32 AM  
I always thought they were conjoined to Mother Nature.
 
2008-11-29 10:39:29 AM  
I wonder if the doctor has any reservations....
 
2008-11-29 10:45:53 AM  
Hmmm. With all these stereotypes flying around a person might think they'd landed in the midst of a bunch of racists.
 
2008-11-29 10:45:59 AM  
Scalpel!
 
2008-11-29 10:47:30 AM  
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2008-11-29 10:50:14 AM  
I read that as "First known set of conjured American Indian twins". That would've been creepy.
 
2008-11-29 10:52:25 AM  

pr0t3us: Hmmm. With all these stereotypes flying around a person might think they'd landed in the midst of a bunch of racists.


No, just fark.
 
2008-11-29 10:54:34 AM  
American Indian? So they have cultural roots both in India and America?

I know that's what the article referred to them as. That doesn't mean it's correct.
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2008-11-29 10:54:39 AM  

pr0t3us: Hmmm. With all these stereotypes flying around a person might think they'd landed in the midst of a bunch of racists.


Aw, take a bow. We're joking. Is it wrong to mock a sin?
 
2008-11-29 10:59:04 AM  
Gotcha!
 
2008-11-29 11:00:32 AM  
Be careful how you snap the wishbone!
 
2008-11-29 11:00:55 AM  
Am I the only one who ever noticed that Indians always get stereotyped on children's programs? Like asian puppets get slightly almond eyes, africans are tinted slightly darker, but no matter what, they always portray natives as having long hair, red bandanas, and LOTS of denim. I can't be the only one whose noticed this...

Anywho, enjoy some Maiden and their tribute to all Native Americans.
Thanks to YTMND, my wife calls this the "Kitten Song". (new window)
 
2008-11-29 11:01:24 AM  

433: pr0t3us: Hmmm. With all these stereotypes flying around a person might think they'd landed in the midst of a bunch of racists.

Aw, take a bow. We're joking. Is it wrong to mock a sin?


*groan*
 
2008-11-29 11:03:00 AM  
I thought they were talking about Americans with Indian heritage too. With an article from AP you think they could use the correct term.
 
2008-11-29 11:05:35 AM  
if that doc fails, i'd wampum good!
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2008-11-29 11:05:51 AM  

Lando Lincoln: American Indian? So they have cultural roots both in India and America?
I know that's what the article referred to them as. That doesn't mean it's correct.


While it's understood that American Indian refers to the, er, continentally indigenous, the progression towards adding "American" in front of ethnicities may cause confusion down the road. Native American? I'm native to America. Doesn't imply the same thing.
Were there a convention to be held concerning the nomenclature of the continentally indigenous, my bet would be on tribe name. Since that won't happen, we'll create descriptions like I did above. Until someone tells me it's not politically correct to use "Native American," that's what I'll do. Statistically, the number of people I might offend is small but calling a Native American the right thing is the least I can do. It just doesn't come up often, and there are lots of nits to pick.
But I can see I'm being sent smoke signals, so y'all go run out for a cigarette.
 
2008-11-29 11:06:44 AM  
Came here for the Squaw ref.
still waiting.........
 
2008-11-29 11:07:15 AM  
Take a bow English white man ......
It only took 315 years for your inbred deseases to reach EVERY aspect of the American Indian race
 
2008-11-29 11:12:10 AM  
YakiManiac: How many more centuries will you need to spell "diseases" correctly?
 
2008-11-29 11:13:47 AM  
I can't incorporate this into a pun, so I'll just say, "Wee-plock".
 
2008-11-29 11:14:02 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: YakiManiac: How many more centuries will you need to spell "diseases" correctly?


You should see the grammar in his profile.
 
2008-11-29 11:14:10 AM  
Quantum Apostrophe:

Wow, you burned him.

Pat yourself on the back.
 
2008-11-29 11:17:19 AM  

Kumana Wanalaia: Quantum Apostrophe:

Wow, you indian burned him.

Pat yourself on the back.



Fixed.
 
2008-11-29 11:17:46 AM  
GENETICBAGGAGE 2008-11-29 11:06:44 AM
Came here for the Squaw ref.
still waiting.........



It was here ...
433 [TotalFark] 2008-11-29 09:40:39 AM
I don't see what the big squabble is about.
 
2008-11-29 11:19:35 AM  
Nice one Subby...I ror'd and I know I shouldn't have.
 
2008-11-29 11:22:21 AM  

433: While it's understood that American Indian refers to the, er, continentally indigenous, the progression towards adding "American" in front of ethnicities may cause confusion down the road. Native American? I'm native to America. Doesn't imply the same thing.
Were there a convention to be held concerning the nomenclature of the continentally indigenous, my bet would be on tribe name. Since that won't happen, we'll create descriptions like I did above. Until someone tells me it's not politically correct to use "Native American," that's what I'll do. Statistically, the number of people I might offend is small but calling a Native American the right thing is the least I can do. It just doesn't come up often, and there are lots of nits to pick.
But I can see I'm being sent smoke signals, so y'all go run out for a cigarette.


For what it's worth, every Native American I've asked about the whole politically correct nomenclature thing has said the same thing: They prefer to be called by the name of their nation (in these cases Ojibwe and Chippewa), or failing that, "Indians".
 
2008-11-29 11:25:32 AM  
Oh, and since I forgot to make a pun, here's a pic of the doctor, who, as always, was readily available for comment:

[image from img346.imageshack.us too old to be available]
 
2008-11-29 11:27:06 AM  

some_wild-eyed_8-foot_tall_maniac: 433: While it's understood that American Indian refers to the, er, continentally indigenous, the progression towards adding "American" in front of ethnicities may cause confusion down the road. Native American? I'm native to America. Doesn't imply the same thing.
Were there a convention to be held concerning the nomenclature of the continentally indigenous, my bet would be on tribe name. Since that won't happen, we'll create descriptions like I did above. Until someone tells me it's not politically correct to use "Native American," that's what I'll do. Statistically, the number of people I might offend is small but calling a Native American the right thing is the least I can do. It just doesn't come up often, and there are lots of nits to pick.
But I can see I'm being sent smoke signals, so y'all go run out for a cigarette.

For what it's worth, every Native American I've asked about the whole politically correct nomenclature thing has said the same thing: They prefer to be called by the name of their nation (in these cases Ojibwe and Chippewa), or failing that, "Indians".


I'm 1/16th Cherokee and you will call me Chief, or you will not address me, sir.

Funny Chappelle stand up about Indians (new window)
 
2008-11-29 11:28:35 AM  

Seacop: Kumana Wanalaia: Quantum Apostrophe:

Wow, you indian burned him.

Pat yourself on the back.


Fixed.


Wait your turn
 
2008-11-29 11:30:03 AM  
We need fuel for this blowtorch.
 
2008-11-29 11:31:31 AM  
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Not available for comment
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2008-11-29 11:34:25 AM  

GENETICBAGGAGE: Came here for the Squaw ref.
still waiting.........


I took care of it already, read my initial post at the top of the thread.
 
2008-11-29 11:35:38 AM  
Nobody consideres the cost of such an endeavor.

It is reported that the doctor is charging three strings of beads and two blankets* for the procedure. (Making it more expensive than the Manhattin Island purchase)

*smallpox infestation is considered a "gratuity"
 
2008-11-29 11:44:23 AM  

schattenteufel: Nobody consideres the cost of such an endeavor.

It is reported that the doctor is charging three strings of beads and two blankets* for the procedure. (Making it more expensive than the Manhattin Island purchase)

*smallpox infestation is considered a "gratuity"


You think that's expensive? You should see what he charges for a wounded knee...
 
2008-11-29 11:45:23 AM  
Soon they'll really be Giving Thanks for the surgery.
 
2008-11-29 11:51:30 AM  

433: Lando Lincoln: American Indian? So they have cultural roots both in India and America?
I know that's what the article referred to them as. That doesn't mean it's correct.

While it's understood that American Indian refers to the, er, continentally indigenous, the progression towards adding "American" in front of ethnicities may cause confusion down the road. Native American? I'm native to America. Doesn't imply the same thing.
Were there a convention to be held concerning the nomenclature of the continentally indigenous, my bet would be on tribe name. Since that won't happen, we'll create descriptions like I did above. Until someone tells me it's not politically correct to use "Native American," that's what I'll do. Statistically, the number of people I might offend is small but calling a Native American the right thing is the least I can do. It just doesn't come up often, and there are lots of nits to pick.
But I can see I'm being sent smoke signals, so y'all go run out for a cigarette.


I'm an "American Native" as well, but a few generations ago my ancestors emigrated here from Germany and England. I prefer "American" to "European-" or "Anglo-American". However, the water is further muddied by the fact (or theory, whatever) that the so called native Americans actually emigrated here many moons ago (sorry) from Asia when there was a land route where the Bering Strait is located now.

Of course, this could be debated to death until we have to refer to everyone as "African" or "Mesopotamian", so I'll quit while I'm ahead.

/If in fact I am
//So confused... need my peace pipe...
 
2008-11-29 11:51:57 AM  
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George Carlin on Indians

Now the Indians. I call them Indians because that's what they are. They're Indians. There's nothing wrong with the word Indian. "First of all, it's important to know that the word Indian does not derive from Columbus mistakenly believing he had reached 'India.' India was not even called by that name in 1492; it was known as Hindustan.

More likely, the word Indian comes from Columbus's description of the people he found here. He was an Italian, and did not speak or write very good Spanish, so in his written accounts he called the Indians, "Una gente in Dios." A people in God. In God. In Dios. Indians. It's a perfectly noble and respectable word.

As far as calling them 'Americans' is concerned, do I even have to point out what an insult this is? ----- We steal their hemisphere, kill twenty or so million of them, destroy five hundred separate cultures, herd the survivors onto the worst land we can find, and now we want to name them after ourselves? It's appalling. Haven't we done enough damage? Do we have to further degrade them by tagging them with the repulsive name of their conquerors?

You know, you'd think it would be a fairly simple thing to come over to this continent, commit genocide, eliminate the forests, dam up the rivers, build our malls and massage parlors, sell our blenders and whoopee cushions, poison ourselves with chemicals, and let it go at that. But no. We have to compound the insult."...

I'm glad the Indians have gambling casinos now. It makes me happy that dimwitted white people are losing their rent money to the Indians. Maybe the Indians will get lucky and win their country back. Probably wouldn't want it. Look at what we did to it."
 
2008-11-29 11:53:21 AM  
er... uh... ignore the top half of that.
 
2008-11-29 12:02:57 PM  
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Not really big on graceful CSS degradation up there in Red Lake, are they?
 
2008-11-29 12:04:42 PM  
I knew a day would come in which I had the excuse to post a Fred Dinenage photo

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/sorry bbc.co.uk
 
2008-11-29 12:16:07 PM  
With what little I remember from high school chemistry, that is highly unlikely.
 
433 [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2008-11-29 12:31:46 PM  

DrForrester: With what little I remember from high school chemistry, that is highly unlikely.


OK. It's your joke now. Go run with it. In this thread, we'll change your name to "running gag."
 
2008-11-29 12:34:35 PM  
This thread so offensive, me do heap big "shame dance." Hey-a, hoy-a, hey-a, hoy-a, hey-a....
 
2008-11-29 12:38:59 PM  
DrForrester: With what little I remember from high school chemistry, that is highly unlikely.

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