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(Huffington Post)   Montana GOP county chairwoman posts picture of a cardboard box trap from a "plot to kidnap the president," with watermelon as bait. But don't you dare call them racist   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 263
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2013-02-25 01:37:56 PM  
Oh Big Sky country. You know, racist jokes are a whole lot funnier when you live in the center of a heavily multicultural area where we deal with everyday foibles and ethnic generalities, celebrating differences and laughing at false assumptions, together, as a multicultural community.

When everyone is white, you just look racist.

And when you blame hackers, it makes you look stupid.
 
2013-02-25 01:40:47 PM  
 
2013-02-25 01:50:48 PM  
Who doesn't like watermelon?
 
2013-02-25 01:52:34 PM  
It's amazing to me how many dyed-in-the-wool racists you can have on your side while still denying that your platform is racist.
 
2013-02-25 01:56:05 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


In February, I think EVERYONE dreams of watermelon.
 
2013-02-25 01:56:20 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Especially American Presidents. Ever since our nation was founded, when Americans think of the President, they think watermelon.
 
2013-02-25 01:58:28 PM  
Quandt went on to cast doubt on the authenticity of the post, arguing that none of Olsen's Facebook friends had been willing to go on the record to independently corroborate it.

"Oh!  Here!  Me!  I'm a friend of Olsen's and saw and thought it was hi-larious!"

Like that's gonna happen.

Unless you're friends with  Todd Kincannon.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-25 02:02:00 PM  
Racism is over.  Never happened.

Nothing racist about that.  It was just a random fruit.  No connection to racism there at all.  It could have easily have been a kiwi fruit and the meaning would be the same.
 
2013-02-25 02:02:18 PM  
ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354.
 
2013-02-25 02:05:48 PM  
One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

Naw, that's racist.
 
2013-02-25 02:11:41 PM  

Earguy: One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

Naw, that's racist.


That sort of humor is very had to pull off.  Double edged sword - you can't control how or why people will laugh.  For every person who laughed at Archie Bunker because he was a caricature of a racist, there was a person who laughed because they agreed with him.
 
2013-02-25 02:23:06 PM  

Earguy: One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

Naw, that's racist.


I like it, but it's too subtle for most.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-25 02:29:03 PM  

Diogenes: Earguy: One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

That sort of humor is very had to pull off.  Double edged sword - you can't control how or why people will laugh.  For every person who laughed at Archie Bunker because he was a caricature of a racist, there was a person who laughed because they agreed with him.


Not to mention that poliicians aren't likely to be mocking their base.

And these were popular in 1972:
www.tvtoymemories.com
 
2013-02-25 02:29:59 PM  

FlashHarry: ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354.


i lol'd.

then I cried.
 
2013-02-25 02:30:41 PM  
Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.
 
2013-02-25 02:35:58 PM  

Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.


Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.
 
2013-02-25 02:44:06 PM  

St_Francis_P: Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.

Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.


Why not both?

theheatmag.com

theheatmag.com

I see it every day on my way to work.  It's in Central City in New Orleans.
 
2013-02-25 02:52:41 PM  

Nabb1: St_Francis_P: Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.

Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.

Why not both?

[theheatmag.com image 300x64]

[theheatmag.com image 225x300]

I see it every day on my way to work.  It's in Central City in New Orleans.


You figure she also needed fried chicken to do the job right?
 
2013-02-25 02:55:48 PM  

St_Francis_P: Nabb1: St_Francis_P: Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.

Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.

Why not both?

[theheatmag.com image 300x64]

[theheatmag.com image 225x300]

I see it every day on my way to work.  It's in Central City in New Orleans.

You figure she also needed fried chicken to do the job right?


That's not where I was going with that, no.
 
2013-02-25 02:59:08 PM  
I wonder if it will work? I remember firecrackers from the 60's that had a caricature of a black eating a watermelon on the wrapper.
 
2013-02-25 03:04:54 PM  
filipspagnoli.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-25 03:12:49 PM  

Ambivalence: The cat traps are working.


That's catist.
 
2013-02-25 03:13:46 PM  

Nabb1: St_Francis_P: Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.

Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.

Why not both?

[theheatmag.com image 300x64]

[theheatmag.com image 225x300]

I see it every day on my way to work.  It's in Central City in New Orleans.


I wonder if black hipsters eat there ironically?
 
2013-02-25 03:18:15 PM  

mrshowrules: Ambivalence: The cat traps are working.

That's catist.


Is that considered a feliney?
 
2013-02-25 03:19:01 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


In all honesty, I farking HATE watermelon. The flavor, the smell, everything.
 
2013-02-25 03:20:51 PM  

Diogenes: Earguy: One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

Naw, that's racist.

That sort of humor is very had to pull off.  Double edged sword - you can't control how or why people will laugh.  For every person who laughed at Archie Bunker because he was a caricature of a racist, there was a person who laughed because they agreed with him.


Bill Cosby said the same thing.  He didn't like it because the character was still likable.  I'm not sure.  In the end the character was a joke, and he was archetype that was useful in identifying people that were ignorant/bigoted.  I had a racist Uncle that we would call Archie (he even looked like him).  He was very insulted.

If you shine a light on something even if it is with humour, it reveals a truth.  We must always see the hate and evil of bigotry but we must also see them as pathetic as the racist Uncle we have.  To pretend likable people and people we know can't be bigots, is not useful.
 
2013-02-25 03:21:49 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: mrshowrules: Ambivalence: The cat traps are working.

That's catist.

Is that considered a feliney?


at minimum purrjury.
 
2013-02-25 03:22:57 PM  

Somacandra: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

In all honesty, I farking HATE watermelon. The flavor, the smell, everything.


Yeah, me too. I thought I was the only one.
 
2013-02-25 03:23:09 PM  

Nabb1: I see it every day on my way to work. It's in Central City in New Orleans.


Well don't just show me that. Tell me--is the food any good there?

/besides the hateful hateful watermelon
 
2013-02-25 03:24:51 PM  

Somacandra: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

In all honesty, I farking HATE watermelon. The flavor, the smell, everything.


How do you feel about fried chicken?
 
2013-02-25 03:28:14 PM  

Somacandra: Nabb1: I see it every day on my way to work. It's in Central City in New Orleans.

Well don't just show me that. Tell me--is the food any good there?

/besides the hateful hateful watermelon


They are primarily a wing joint, and I've been meaning to stop there and grab some wings.  We are lacking in the good wing joint department in New Orleans.  I will report back my findings once I have had a chance to go.

I'm not much on watermelon, either.
 
2013-02-25 03:29:39 PM  

PapaChester: Oh Big Sky country. You know, racist jokes are a whole lot funnier when you live in the center of a heavily multicultural area where we deal with everyday foibles and ethnic generalities, celebrating differences and laughing at false assumptions, together, as a multicultural community.

When everyone is white, you just look racist.

And when you blame hackers, it makes you look stupid.


I like the defense that it could have been hackers.  I would have been more convinced by someone saying that they never posted that image/"joke".  To not actually say that point blank is rather revealing.
 
2013-02-25 03:29:44 PM  
What, again?

Seems like a repeat.
 
2013-02-25 03:47:39 PM  
 
2013-02-25 03:50:25 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Seedless or seeded?
 
2013-02-25 03:50:58 PM  

St_Francis_P: Somacandra: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

In all honesty, I farking HATE watermelon. The flavor, the smell, everything.

Yeah, me too. I thought I was the only one.


Thirded.  I've been on a pineapple kick lately.  I forgot how much I like it, especially the center part.  It's like eating sugared wood.
 
2013-02-25 03:53:37 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-25 03:54:01 PM  

I_C_Weener: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Seedless or seeded?


Seeded usually has a better taste.

/now I feel dirty
 
2013-02-25 03:54:04 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


I lurve me some watermelon.

One of the best parts of being a white guy is being able to enjoy fried chicken or watermelon in public without worrying about whether I'm perpetuating some sort of stereotype.
 
2013-02-25 03:54:37 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me.
 
2013-02-25 03:55:24 PM  
Today's GOP.
 
2013-02-25 04:01:19 PM  

make me some tea: I_C_Weener: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Seedless or seeded?

Seeded usually has a better taste.

/now I feel dirty


Fruitist!
 
2013-02-25 04:07:14 PM  

quatchi: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

I lurve me some watermelon.

One of the best parts of being a white guy is being able to enjoy fried chicken or watermelon in public without worrying about whether I'm perpetuating some sort of stereotype.


Reminds me a bit of one of Wanda Sykes' routines.  (Language NSFW)

"I hope Obama gets a second term. Then I'll go to Popeye's."
 
2013-02-25 04:13:30 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


*RAISES HAND*
 
2013-02-25 04:13:33 PM  
I love me some in fighting.

http://mtcowgirl.com/tag/jennifer-olsen/
 
2013-02-25 04:13:56 PM  

Nabb1: St_Francis_P: Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

You go looking for racism and you'll find it anywhere.

Great smear job. Again.

Ain't that the truth. That could have been a bucket of fried chicken in there, and the libs would still cry racism.

Why not both?

[theheatmag.com image 300x64]

[theheatmag.com image 225x300]

I see it every day on my way to work.  It's in Central City in New Orleans.


Holy crap.  I rarely go uptown, but still, how have I missed that?

10 pc chicken for 6.95?  AND watermelon punch to wash it down?  Stereotypes shmereotypes; shut up and take my money.
 
2013-02-25 04:14:08 PM  
I understand that this is racist, but I don't know the etymology of the slur? I personally love watermelon, and I'm whiter than Colombian bam bam.

And oh yeah- this is why people hate you, GOP.
 
2013-02-25 04:15:29 PM  
Extra silliness because watermelon's a southern food and the president's from Hawaii and then Illinois.

//Also, it's delicious, and you can spike it with vodka with relative ease.
 
2013-02-25 04:15:35 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Watermelon, yes.

The flavor candy companies claim is watermelon is disgusting.
 
2013-02-25 04:15:53 PM  

Diogenes: Earguy: One could argue that it is a statement of how stupid the "trapper" is. Poking fun at the redneck.

Naw, that's racist.

That sort of humor is very had to pull off.  Double edged sword - you can't control how or why people will laugh.  For every person who laughed at Archie Bunker because he was a caricature of a racist, there was a person who laughed because they agreed with him.


Dave Chapelle implied that this is the reason he ended Chapelle's Show
 
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