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2013-02-25 04:16:17 PM  
I dread the day I became a liberal.  I'm absolutely certain this is just a good-natured joke that's funny as hell, but I just can't laugh.
 
2013-02-25 04:18:09 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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?

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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.


It's on South Claiborne, right by Louisiana.  You know that Jazz Daquiri place where the owner who was a witness in a homicide case was killed last year?  Right next door.
 
2013-02-25 04:18:56 PM  

Nabb1: 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've told you man:  Bayou Beer Garden.  Real buffalo wings, real, chunky blue cheese, real celery.  As a certified -ex-Yankee it comes with my personal guarantee.

Anyway I think I will go check out this place after work.  Looks like its on claiborne?  I suspect the wings are breaded like everything else in this deep-fried town, but its worth a look.
 
2013-02-25 04:19:01 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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?

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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.


It's right next to hit n run liquor
 
2013-02-25 04:20:15 PM  
I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.
 
2013-02-25 04:20:34 PM  
If no one has ever tried it, I highly recommend infusing a watermelon with vodka.

Just take a watermelon, cut hole large enough to hold the bottle neck, jam it in there, and let it sit until all the vodka goes into the watermelon.

Freeze for 1 hour, then cut up and serve.

It. Is. AWESOME.
 
2013-02-25 04:20:36 PM  
The racism, at this point, isn't the real story.  The pants-on-head stupidity is the story.
 
2013-02-25 04:20:58 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Al Quaeda. That's who.
 
2013-02-25 04:21:18 PM  
Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.
 
2013-02-25 04:21:19 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.


they f*ck
 
2013-02-25 04:21:46 PM  

what_now: 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.


I went into this on reddit earlier, so I'll repeat myself now.

It comes from a deliberate effort to portray black people as simple and easy to please; a low-maintenance sort of housepet. It was used to justify slavery - give them a watermelon and look how happy they are!
It's actually very insidious imagery.

This article covers the themes in the imagery in a visual manner.  This linked articlegoes further in depth into the stereotype.
 
2013-02-25 04:21:58 PM  

what_now: I understand that this is racist, but I don't know the etymology of the slur?


See Because People in power are Stupid's  picture up thread.
 
2013-02-25 04:22:21 PM  

what_now: Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.


did you actually like pour a bottle of gin into a watermelon?

we did that at a house party once, and my sister's dog ended up eating most of it
 
2013-02-25 04:22:46 PM  
ugh, I don't know why, but my second linked article got barfed.  It's accessible from the David Pilgrim hyperlink in the second paragraph of the first linked article and I highly recommend it.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:22 PM  

BarrRepublican: 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


Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest.
 
2013-02-25 04:25:45 PM  
Last week I had KFC and Grape Pop for supper one night...it was everything I had hoped it could be.

/cracker-ass-cracker
 
2013-02-25 04:26:30 PM  
Has anyone talked about how the actual racism is in pointing out racism?
 
2013-02-25 04:26:38 PM  

Jackson Herring: what_now: Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.

did you actually like pour a bottle of gin into a watermelon?

we did that at a house party once, and my sister's dog ended up eating most of it


Every year, I go camping with my friend Sara, a sh*t ton of beer, and a watermelon named Nancy (see profile photo). A few years ago, instead of eating or hatcheting Nancy, we decided to soak Nancy in some off brand Cape cod gin.

Then we decided to play on a rope swing, and the rest is torn ligament.
 
2013-02-25 04:27:53 PM  

what_now: some off brand Cape cod gin.


Just reading that phrase made my stomach somersault.  And I have a pretty iron stomach.
 
2013-02-25 04:28:22 PM  
Replace that watermelon with a naked young boy and you've got a trap to catch GOP fundies.
 
2013-02-25 04:29:24 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.


My brother and I are the only people I've ever met ever who hate watermelon. I can't eat any melons because they have this subtle melon flavor I just can't stand. It makes me sad, because watermelon looks farking delicious and refreshing on a hot, summer day.

Also, for fark's sake, it is 2013. We have a black president. Get the fark over your (general your, not St_Francis_P your) race issues already!
 
2013-02-25 04:30:03 PM  

what_now: Every year, I go camping with my friend Sara, a sh*t ton of beer, and a watermelon named Nancy (see profile photo). A few years ago, instead of eating or hatcheting Nancy, we decided to soak Nancy in some off brand Cape cod gin.

Then we decided to play on a rope swing, and the rest is torn ligament.


Oooh right. The fragments of several stories you've told me before finally come together.
 
2013-02-25 04:30:19 PM  

Jackson Herring: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

they f*ck


my word! They don't do it in my water do they?
 
2013-02-25 04:31:19 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.


She's having trouble tap-dancing this one.
 
2013-02-25 04:32:47 PM  

Diogenes: 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."


OMG, that was pretty farking funny. Wanda rules. TY for link. Hadn't seen it.

Also relevant:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJ4B7G8Rw3Q (Dave Chappelle - Chicken).
 
2013-02-25 04:33:13 PM  

gilgigamesh: what_now: some off brand Cape cod gin.

Just reading that phrase made my stomach somersault.  And I have a pretty iron stomach.


actual decision making process: "Well, this one has a plastic container, so we're less likely to break it in the woods".

To be fair, this was two weeks after a rather painful and prolonged breakup, and Sara is a functional alcoholic, so it made sense to us.
 
2013-02-25 04:33:27 PM  

what_now: 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.


http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071214150315AAZuaRV

Poor blacks in the south had to eat whatever was convenient & less expensive-watermelon bc its easy to grow & chicken is a lot cheaper than beef or pork. Its also a little easier to raise chickens. The habit of eating chitlins (pig intestines) came out of these conditions too & eating fried foods overall. You don't need an oven to bake just a stove top is used for frying. Funny thing is, poor white southerners ate/eat the same way-who do they think we got our eating habits from? Butppl just loovvvve stereotypes so there you go. I'm surprised you haven't heard about it. I had a tutor who's Indonesian who asked me why black ppl love watermelon so much. Seriously.
 
2013-02-25 04:33:42 PM  
News Flash:  some Republicans are racist.
 
2013-02-25 04:35:03 PM  

AeAe: News Flash:  some Republicans are racist.


They rest just support bigoted platform because socialism.
 
2013-02-25 04:35:10 PM  

what_now: gilgigamesh: what_now: some off brand Cape cod gin.

Just reading that phrase made my stomach somersault.  And I have a pretty iron stomach.

actual decision making process: "Well, this one has a plastic container, so we're less likely to break it in the woods".

To be fair, this was two weeks after a rather painful and prolonged breakup, and Sara is a functional alcoholic, so it made sense to us.


weird, the same train of thought lead to buying a bottle of tequila with a plastic sombrero on the cap last time I went camping
 
2013-02-25 04:35:23 PM  

Rev.K: Hey Libbos,

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

Great smear job. Again.


Are you stupid or just trolling?  It's not racist?  Then perhaps the Republican Party folks would have said something to that effect, "Nothing to see here, move along" instead of "hey, that's racist and we don't condone it".
 
2013-02-25 04:36:04 PM  
FlashHarry:

ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354.


But February is a short month.
 
2013-02-25 04:36:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.


Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH
 
2013-02-25 04:37:10 PM  

AeAe: News Flash:  some Republicans are racist.


/FTFY
//If the behavior of modern Republicans is anything to go by.
 
2013-02-25 04:38:34 PM  
They just can't help themselves can they..
 
2013-02-25 04:39:14 PM  

FlashHarry: ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354,655,438.


You're missing a few digits there, buddy.  Let me fix that for you.
 
2013-02-25 04:39:46 PM  
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2013-02-25 04:41:46 PM  

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


Bigot.
 
2013-02-25 04:42:07 PM  

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH


so what you are saying is they f*ck
 
2013-02-25 04:43:35 PM  

Vodka Zombie: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

In February, I think EVERYONE dreams of watermelon.


I could drive two miles and buy a small watermelon right now. It's the 21st century.

A non-racist version would take actually knowing something about Obama.

I'd recommend baiting the trap with a Blackberry or Marlboro Reds.
 
2013-02-25 04:44:55 PM  
It's Montana.
 
2013-02-25 04:44:58 PM  
Nothing to worry about i'm sure it was just a overzealous staffer
 
2013-02-25 04:46:12 PM  

Jackson Herring: so what you are saying is they f*ck


Only because their parents have forbidden them to marry and they can't elope.
 
2013-02-25 04:48:38 PM  
Somebody should stick her in the hand with some Zircon encrusted tweezers.
 
2013-02-25 04:48:41 PM  

Jackson Herring: FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH

so what you are saying is they f*ck


i105.photobucket.com
and poops
 
2013-02-25 04:48:46 PM  

wademh: FlashHarry:

ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354.

But February is a short month.


I'm aware that February was chosen to be Black History Month mainly due to the birthdays of Abe Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, but could my tin foil hat analysis be that it is due to been the shortest month?
 
2013-02-25 04:49:27 PM  

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH


Thanks.
You know, I suspected as much but it just seemed like so much work I was hoping there was some sort of *magic* step involved.
That or using cuttings and clones.
 
2013-02-25 04:50:08 PM  

FloydA: Jackson Herring: FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

Seedless watermelons can't be propagated.  They are a hybrid of normal diploid (2n) and Colchicine treated polyploid (4n) parents.  The triploid (3n) seedless plant can be pollinated by a (2n) plant to produce fruit, but ova don't develop inside the translucent seed hulls.

In order to get seedless watermelons, we have to continue growing the seeded kind and cross pollinating (and forced mutating) them each generation.  There isn't an independent strain of seedless watermelons.

HTH

so what you are saying is they f*ck

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and poops


Christ... you guys have the weirdest kinks.
 
2013-02-25 04:51:58 PM  

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

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


You will be one of the first sent to the showers when my regime takes over.
 
2013-02-25 04:52:14 PM  

hugram: wademh: FlashHarry:

ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354.

But February is a short month.

I'm aware that February was chosen to be Black History Month mainly due to the birthdays of Abe Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, but could my tin foil hat analysis be that it is due to been the shortest month?


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"And the coldest, just in case we wanted to have a parade!"
 
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