sno man: dj_bigbird: Don't albino rhinos really exist? So, this isn't a reference to a person at all. I r confused.yes they do and EXACTLY and me too.
booger42: threefiveohonetwofivego: It's stories like this that make me really, really bumed out to be a Canadian... Like why do we allow ourselves to cater to the petulant, attention-seeking whims of bored, unhappy, stupid people?Actually, I was thinking that about damn near everyone in this thread, who is getting bent out of shape over this story. It's the name of a farking beer people!Some folks here seem more offeneded about another person being offended, than they really need to be. It's easy to critisize others when you're not the one on the outside. Albanisim has many stereotypes that are false, negative and ignorant./I've been called a greasy thug too and it never stops hurting
Great Porn Dragon: This Face Left Blank: Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :DYou don't precisely know how many of your friends are albinos? Hell, I know how many albinos I've seen in the flesh in my entire life./ Two. One of them was Edgar Winter// The other was a young woman. She was beautiful, like something out of a big-budget fantasy movie. Ethereal.OK, more of a figure of speech there, but yes, I've seen the two people in question, and yes, both are in fact Melanistically Challenged--though one of them you'd probably think was just very blond, and neither have the typical "Brothers Winter Look".(To make a long story short, there are actually a number of types of albinism, and not all of them make Caucasians look like porcelain dolls. :D In addition to "Meezer albinism" (which DOES occur in humans) there is tyrosinase-positive albinism (where folks tend to have a bit darker complexions and blond or ruddy hair--this tends to be more common in African-Americans), type Ib tyrosinase-negative albinism (which is what my "blond friend with albinism" friend has--it used to be termed "yellow mutant" because there is SOME pigment function, but needless to say the name isn't used much for obvious reasons, and tends to occur in both the Pennsylvania Dutch (as an "Amish Heritage" genetic syndrome) and in some Cajun lineages), and some versions that just affect the eyes or only mess with pigmentation production JUST enough to have them paler than usual--enough that they can almost "pass" for being Not Melanistically Challenged except for the occasional miswiring of ocular nerves that tends to happen with albinism. Here's a minor primer of the sorts of albinism most common in humans; fully half of these don't result in the "Johnny Winter" look.)(And yes, that "miswiring" is why crossed eyes tend to be rife in Siamese cats; they don't pretty much become blind in light (like the folks with classic typ ...
This Face Left Blank: Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :DYou don't precisely know how many of your friends are albinos? Hell, I know how many albinos I've seen in the flesh in my entire life./ Two. One of them was Edgar Winter// The other was a young woman. She was beautiful, like something out of a big-budget fantasy movie. Ethereal.
Great Porn Dragon: I actually DO have a friend or two with albinism, and they pretty much agree this is horseshiat :DAnd if they wanted to be especially smart-assed, they could call the brew Mewy Meezer Brew or something like that--because, well, very few people realise that the Siamese/Himalayan/pointed trait in critters IS a form of albinism (it's basically a temperature-sensitive variant).Well, until the local cat-breeder's association decides to kvetch, that is...At any rate, have the world's most adorable albino-cam, featuring some baaaaby cats with temperature-sensitive albinism who just celebrated their first Caturday this week. :3
WhippingBoy: What *do* you call a Canadian black albino?
cowgirl toffee: Vancouver, eh? So it's like a root beer or something?
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