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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
 
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?

[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.


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?

[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.


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  
i1123.photobucket.com
 
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

[i105.photobucket.com image 430x242]
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?


3.bp.blogspot.com

"And the coldest, just in case we wanted to have a parade!"
 
2013-02-25 04:53:32 PM  
We oughta send 'em all back to Europe, where they belong.
 
2013-02-25 04:54:31 PM  
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2013-02-25 04:55:22 PM  
Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!
 
2013-02-25 04:55:59 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.


I've got Bayou on my to-do list.  I haven't forgotten.  Yes, on Claiborne, right by the intersection of Louisiana.  It's that little strip of businesses on the furthest uptown side of the intersection, river side of Claiborne.  (I'm not even going to bother translating that for the rest of you, but once again, put more than one New Orleanian in any thread on any topic, and eventually we will talk about food.)
 
2013-02-25 04:56:23 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!


This is a racism thread.  You're looking for the legalization thread.
 
2013-02-25 04:56:36 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: 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

[i105.photobucket.com image 430x242]
and poops

Christ... you guys have the weirdest kinks.


Pumpkins and sheep, man, pumpkins and sheep.

/NSFW and in Italian
 
2013-02-25 04:56:51 PM  
If you think that's politically incorrect, Gary Larsen might like a word ...

i47.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-25 04:58:02 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


I can't look it up right now, but if I recall Andrew Sullivan linked someone who looked into it a few months ago and found that if you break it down by race Asians eat more watermelon in a year, followed by whites, Hispanics, and black people coming in dead last. Not sure if they controlled for income (watermelon isn't exactly the cheapest fruit), but the study suggested that at least part of the reason is the stereotypes surrounding watermelon discouraged black people from eating as much of it.
 
2013-02-25 04:58:51 PM  

NutWrench: 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.


It's amazing to me that they don't just admit they're racist. They seem to THINK they're in the majority (as does some of the bigger BS slung by the Left) but if they TRULY believed that, they wouldn't have to hide it under a mask of "I'm not RACIST, you're just OVERLY PC!!"
 
2013-02-25 04:59:14 PM  
I noticed a serious lack in this thread of the colors I use to mark trolls and other Republicans.

They must be busy firing off strongly-worded letters to the Montana GOP.

Because they are so not racist.
 
2013-02-25 04:59:44 PM  

NutWrench: 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.


Not racist, but #1 with racists.
 
2013-02-25 05:00:04 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: they can't elope.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-25 05:01:16 PM  

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste: 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

[i105.photobucket.com image 430x242]
and poops

Christ... you guys have the weirdest kinks.

Pumpkins and sheep, man, pumpkins and sheep.

/NSFW and in Italian


I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.
 
2013-02-25 05:01:24 PM  

Kibbler: The racism, at this point, isn't the real story.  The pants-on-head stupidity is the story.


You mean the pants-on-head stupidity of falling head over heels for a completely uncorroborated smear promulgated by a blogger who has long disdained the victim?
 
2013-02-25 05:02:44 PM  

Diogenes: Lionel Mandrake: Those sneaky liberals...they've got their plants everywhere!

This is a racism thread.  You're looking for the legalization thread.



i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-25 05:03:01 PM  
how dare they insinuate that obama likes watermelon
 
2013-02-25 05:03:42 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.


That's awesome.

I don't even know why you'd get plastered while camping. I mean, there's no real bed, you can't shut out the sun in the morning, and there's no bathroom for more delicate operations.

And I like camping. Was in Scouts and all that.

And, also, seriously - you get hate mail? That's a thing? Why don't they just do it in the comments?

/I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "
 
2013-02-25 05:05:18 PM  

Nabb1: I've got Bayou on my to-do list.  I haven't forgotten.  Yes, on Claiborne, right by the intersection of Louisiana.  It's that little strip of businesses on the furthest uptown side of the intersection, river side of Claiborne.  (I'm not even going to bother translating that for the rest of you, but once again, put more than one New Orleanian in any thread on any topic, and eventually we will talk about food.)


I know it.  By the Jazz Daquiri Place where the Telly Hankton witness got shot.  Same place as Hit-n-Run liquor store (gotta love the name).  I will check it out first chance I get; next thread I see you I will report back.  I am guessing its breaded wings, so my hopes aren't high, but you never know.

As for BBG, I know its tough getting away to a bar when you've got a couple of little ones running around.  We're only 6 months away from the excuse that football season provides us all for shirking our responsibilities.
 
2013-02-25 05:06:18 PM  
i1135.photobucket.com

/oblig?
 
2013-02-25 05:06:47 PM  

colon_pow: how dare they insinuate that obama likes watermelon


0/10
 
2013-02-25 05:07:19 PM  
I defer to the great CM Punk on this one.

/substitute Facebook for Twitter as appropriate
 
2013-02-25 05:07:54 PM  

mark.jms: /I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "


hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

I do not remember saying that, but I am incredibly proud of it.
 
2013-02-25 05:07:56 PM  

mark.jms: /I have you favorited as: "Oh god how did this black man get here I am not good with representational democracy! "


That's pretty funny.

Perhaps only because I find the original meme hysterical for some reason.
 
2013-02-25 05:08:26 PM  
Uchiha_Cycliste:

I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.


It's Roberto Benigni's segment from Jarmusch's Night on Earth.  If you haven't seen it already, I swear it's the single funniest subtitled film segment I have ever seen.  That entire movie is fantastic, but that scene is the best of the best.
 
2013-02-25 05:08:59 PM  

what_now: I do not remember saying that


Too much off-brand watermelon flavored gin.
 
2013-02-25 05:09:33 PM  
Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?
 
2013-02-25 05:09:55 PM  

gilgigamesh: 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.


Real celery?  Count me in, I'm so tired of the imitation celery that most places use.
 
2013-02-25 05:10:10 PM  

mjjt: If you think that's politically incorrect, Gary Larsen might like a word ...

[i47.tinypic.com image 691x900]


I see we've reached the point in the thread where we pretend we don't know about common stereotypes.
 
2013-02-25 05:12:44 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy
 
2013-02-25 05:13:33 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: 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.


*snert*

You are shameless.

Also funny.
 
2013-02-25 05:14:54 PM  

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


I don't recall anyone asking if it was racist or asking about proof of racist. Intelligent people saw something that was wrong and commented on it. Others, such as yourself, immediately went in to defend it. Congrats.
 
2013-02-25 05:15:38 PM  

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

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy


It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark
 
2013-02-25 05:17:08 PM  

FloydA: Uchiha_Cycliste:

I'm thinking not so much at work, definitely not so much.
Though I'm laughing in my head at the picture of a farmer pushing a pumpkin towards a cliff waiting for it to push back and then going over with it.

It's Roberto Benigni's segment from Jarmusch's Night on Earth.  If you haven't seen it already, I swear it's the single funniest subtitled film segment I have ever seen.  That entire movie is fantastic, but that scene is the best of the best.


I'll check it out in a few hours.
 
2013-02-25 05:19:17 PM  

vpb: 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.


Or even some arugula.
 
2013-02-25 05:19:20 PM  

gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark



Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark
 
2013-02-25 05:20:50 PM  

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


Sure they do, however but this is the GOP county chairwoman, it's not just someone who happens to be a Republican. In the Republican party they are often leaders of the party that give a racist dog whistles to gain support from other racists.
 
2013-02-25 05:21:09 PM  
OK... For all of the people that don't like watermelon... I was born in Chile and ate a ton of fresh Chilean watermelon.  They are very sweet and crisp.... not like the mushy, dull tasting watermelons we have here at our local USA stores...  If the first time I ever ate watermelon was here in the USA, then I think I would probably not like them either...

If you ever go to Chile between January through March, then give watermelon a try again.
 
2013-02-25 05:24:02 PM  

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

That's catist.

Is that considered a feliney?


Anti Catite
 
2013-02-25 05:24:41 PM  

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


Liberal farks up.  Liberal response: "Yeah, that was stupid and they shouldn't have done that."

Conservative farks up.  Conservative response:  "OMG liberals are just as bad!  You're trying to blame a whole group for one isolated incident!   You guys are the real farkups!"

You and colon_pow and your ilk could really help your cause if you'd just farking admit wrong sometime.  No one is inclined to take you seriously with the bot-like responses you post.
 
2013-02-25 05:25:21 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'm wondering if it's because it was something cheap that could be given to the slaves as a "treat" to placate them? I've always wondered, too, something along those lines is my best guess, but who knows?
 
2013-02-25 05:25:50 PM  

Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark


Fark out of here. There are three of us??
 
2013-02-25 05:25:53 PM  
Since he's from Hawaii, would a bana-cocon--PINEAPPLE, I mean, wouldn't a pineapple be better?
 
2013-02-25 05:26:26 PM  

quatchi: Also funny.


Thanks!  It's something I developed as a defense mechanism from having melonoma since early childhood.
 
2013-02-25 05:28:43 PM  

NutWrench: It's amazing to me how many dyed-in-the-wool racists socialists you can have on your side while still denying that your platform is racist socialist.


If this lady really posted this, she should be run out of office for good, but careful where you that loaded broad brush.
 
2013-02-25 05:29:05 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.
 
2013-02-25 05:29:46 PM  

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


Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.
 
2013-02-25 05:31:56 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??



Let's be like Be'Be's kids:  We don't die...... WE MULTIPLY! :-)
 
2013-02-25 05:32:31 PM  

KhamanV: 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.


Interesting.... That's very close to the theory I portrayed just a minute ago, that it was something inexpensive to give the slaves to make them appear to be happy(Whether they really were or not). Thanks for the link, and the link inside that one could be even more interesting.
 
2013-02-25 05:32:36 PM  

timujin: 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".


i.adultswim.com

"I'm just messin' with ya' man".
 
2013-02-25 05:33:37 PM  
How offensive of us to point out your naked racism, Republicans.  Shame on us.  Shame on us.
 
2013-02-25 05:33:39 PM  

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

Me. It doesn't have a taste.


I like the crunch of a ripe watermelon. While it doesn't have much of a flavor, it is sweet, and that's good enough for me.
 
2013-02-25 05:34:57 PM  

gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.



Don't make any sudden moves.  We might scare 'em.
 
2013-02-25 05:35:45 PM  

HeartBurnKid: mjjt: If you think that's politically incorrect, Gary Larsen might like a word ...

[i47.tinypic.com image 691x900]

I see we've reached the point in the thread where we pretend we don't know about common stereotypes.


Oh,  everyone knows the stereotypes about racist Republicans, hypocritical Christians, macho latent homosexuals, and sociopathic rich people.
 
2013-02-25 05:37:53 PM  
Once again.  All racists are republicans but not all republicans are racists.
 
2013-02-25 05:38:28 PM  
I love when Republicans get all high and mighty when Democrats call foul ... "Who, me?! Never!"

I'm a white man living in the Midwest.The amount of sexism and racism I hear on a daily basis would blow most minorities and women's minds.
 
2013-02-25 05:39:03 PM  

Diogenes: randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.

Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?

Liberal farks up.  Liberal response: "Yeah, that was stupid and they shouldn't have done that."

Conservative farks up.  Conservative response:  "OMG liberals are just as bad!  You're trying to blame a whole group for one isolated incident!   You guys are the real farkups!"

You and colon_pow and your ilk could really help your cause if you'd just farking admit wrong sometime.  No one is inclined to take you seriously with the bot-like responses you post.


ok.  it was a dumb farking thing for that person to do.  not even funny.
 
2013-02-25 05:40:04 PM  

gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.


Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!
 
2013-02-25 05:40:33 PM  

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


They recruit normal watermelons into their sinful lifestyle.
 
2013-02-25 05:42:19 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.


Yeah, Warren Mitchell (who played Alf Garnet, the UK version of Archie Bunker) used to regularly get people coming up to him in the street congratulating him on still being the one person on TV to "tell it like it is".
 
2013-02-25 05:43:31 PM  

Lane83: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've always been unclear on how an honest to god seedless watermelon would propogate.

They recruit normal watermelons into their sinful lifestyle.



Seceedsexuals?

/Got nuthin'
 
2013-02-25 05:45:20 PM  

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

Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.


It's like drinking a freaking Christmas Tree. My whole family would have to die in a fiery wreck before I'd be depressed enough to drink that shiat.
 
2013-02-25 05:46:24 PM  
I've seen some pretty crazy shiat on Fark... but people who hate watermelon!?

Damn, that's farked up.
 
2013-02-25 05:47:32 PM  

Mikey1969: MyEnamine: what_now: Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.

Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.

It's like drinking a freaking Christmas Tree. My whole family would have to die in a fiery wreck before I'd be depressed enough to drink that shiat.


It's true then: Not every farker will get Tanq-ed.
 
2013-02-25 05:49:20 PM  

RedTank: Once again.  All racists are republicans but not all republicans are racists.


Sadly, this isn't true. One of the reasons why Hillary Clinton did better than Obama in places like West Virginia is that there were a significant number of racist Democrats who were unwilling to vote for a black candidate. Chuck Todd, I think, had some horrifying footage of some of these folks that I saw at the time. Watching it made me embarrassed to be human.
 
2013-02-25 05:53:32 PM  

Rev.K: timujin: 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".

[i.adultswim.com image 280x210]

"I'm just messin' with ya' man".


Ah, good.  Poe's Law, man, it's getting harder and harder to tell.
 
2013-02-25 05:55:42 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: 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.


That pun's a honey. Do you have any more?
 
2013-02-25 05:56:36 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Seriously!

And some of my BEST FRIENDS like fried chicken!
 
2013-02-25 05:57:30 PM  

Mikey1969: MyEnamine: what_now: Fun fact: When you spike watermelon with gin, you make decisions that land you in a walking cast for three months.

Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.

It's like drinking a freaking Christmas Tree. My whole family would have to die in a fiery wreck before I'd be depressed enough to drink that shiat.


I keep a bottle around in case I spill some paint but yeah, shiats undrinkable.

/Beer guy.
//Well, vodak too I suppose.
///Whiskey is good sometimes too.
////Can't forget about rum either.
//I'll stop now.
 
2013-02-25 05:58:03 PM  
Come on, GOP.
You don't even know if Kenyans like watermelon like southern Blacks do. You already know what will catch Obama.

img707.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-25 06:00:59 PM  
img707.imageshack.us

/back at ya
 
2013-02-25 06:01:34 PM  

Sergeant Grumbles: Come on, GOP.
You don't even know if Kenyans like watermelon like southern Blacks do. You already know what will catch Obama.

[img707.imageshack.us image 491x521]


oh snap!
 
2013-02-25 06:04:26 PM  
HURR most people are critical of Obama's policies don't like him because he's steering this country in the wrong direction just to raise yer taxes not because he's black hurrr we should have voter ID laws.
 
2013-02-25 06:09:01 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


I'm allergic to it.
 
2013-02-25 06:14:10 PM  

whidbey: HURR most people are critical of Obama's policies don't like him because he's steering this country in the wrong direction just to raise yer taxes not because he's black hurrr we should have voter ID laws.


But what about the FEMA camps? ;)
 
2013-02-25 06:14:53 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


I'm gonna need yoiu fellas to put your hands on the wall. Can you tell me what you're doing in this neighborhood? You fellas match the description from an earlier complaint. Got any warrants?
 
2013-02-25 06:15:46 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


I didn't know watermelon and fried chicken were a stereotype until someone mentioned it in college.  My reaction was similar, I thought watermelon and fried chicken just sounded like a great summer meal for anyone who could find a good watermelon and had a halfway decent fried chicken recipe.  I had to ask someone and this was roughly the response:

"Fried chicken and watermelon were considered cheap/throwaway foodstuffs at one point in the South, something black people reveled in when they could get it but generally disdained by the aristocratic southerners."  Frankly, I still don't get it, a good fried chicken recipe is treated around here like a good ribs recipe is in other places and the ability to pick the best watermelon is a learned skill if not an innate talent, and a respected one.  But I'm from Indiana, which has deeply racist roots, and almost no black people outside the cities so it gets weird regarding perceptions.

I had the same reaction as Forest Gump did when someone said "coon," the movie was the first time I heard the term used to refer anything other than raccoons.  Same with "Spook" in the movie Sneakers, my thought was "how did they know he was in the CIA (which the character was and I knew was a reference to CIA operatives)?  And why does that piss him off so much?"

In other words, I don't get this.  Can someone else explain it to me?  Is watermelon still so downtrodden?
 
2013-02-25 06:17:23 PM  
Get over yourselves. This has absolutely nothing to do with the President. This trap could snare anyone; any and all, blah, people.
 
2013-02-25 06:18:13 PM  
I live in a Black neighborhood in Memphis, and the supermarket up the street sells a ton of watermelons and chicken and collard greens and hog jowls. Also Miracle Whip.

Explain that, stereotype!
 
2013-02-25 06:21:52 PM  

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


So when you smoke homegrown, it isn't really HOMEgrown?
 
2013-02-25 06:22:06 PM  

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

I didn't know watermelon and fried chicken were a stereotype until someone mentioned it in college.  My reaction was similar, I thought watermelon and fried chicken just sounded like a great summer meal for anyone who could find a good watermelon and had a halfway decent fried chicken recipe.  I had to ask someone and this was roughly the response:

"Fried chicken and watermelon were considered cheap/throwaway foodstuffs at one point in the South, something black people reveled in when they could get it but generally disdained by the aristocratic southerners."  Frankly, I still don't get it, a good fried chicken recipe is treated around here like a good ribs recipe is in other places and the ability to pick the best watermelon is a learned skill if not an innate talent, and a respected one.  But I'm from Indiana, which has deeply racist roots, and almost no black people outside the cities so it gets weird regarding perceptions.

I had the same reaction as Forest Gump did when someone said "coon," the movie was the first time I heard the term used to refer anything other than raccoons.  Same with "Spook" in the movie Sneakers, my thought was "how did they know he was in the CIA (which the character was and I knew was a reference to CIA operatives)?  And why does that piss him off so much?"

In other words, I don't get this.  Can someone else explain it to me?  Is watermelon still so downtrodden?


http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/5-chickwate rm elon/index.html

Enjoy.
 
2013-02-25 06:25:14 PM  

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

Spiking watermelon is fine and all, but please don't use gin. When prohibition ended they erred in not keeping that vile shiat illegal.


Yeah, I use vodka in watermelons. I once took one to a party and we didn't get around to it, but the host said the next morning her yard was filled with drunken birds.
 
2013-02-25 06:32:40 PM  
Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Thanks.
 
2013-02-25 06:35:54 PM  
MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

Jesse Jackson Jr

.Thanks.


Oh no, this is one data point among many that proves the party thing.
 
2013-02-25 06:36:06 PM  

Ed Grubermann: AeAe: News Flash:  some Republicans are racist.

/FTFY
//If the behavior of modern Republicans is anything to go by.


I don't think so, man.. That's too broad a brush and if true, then the country is farked.
 
2013-02-25 06:39:05 PM  
Why wouldn't we call Republicans racist? The vast majority of them  are racist. At this point the words Republican and racist are synonymous.

All you have to do is talk to one... they'll 'test the waters' soon enough to see if it's "safe" to say racist crap to you.
 
2013-02-25 06:48:06 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me. I'm not fond of melons in general, plus I'm a bit allergic to them.
 
2013-02-25 06:51:56 PM  

AeAe: Ed Grubermann: AeAe: News Flash:  some Republicans are racist.

/FTFY
//If the behavior of modern Republicans is anything to go by.

I don't think so, man.. That's too broad a brush and if true, then the country is farked.


Haven't
you
been
paying
any
attention?

At all?
 
2013-02-25 06:52:01 PM  

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

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy


Holy crap, you need to find someone who's growing a decent variety.

I kinda felt the same about melon (although I liked watermelon, but wasn't crazy about it), then we grew both.  Holy.  Crap.  And ours didn't even get terribly large  Heavenly.

www.bonappetit.com
 
2013-02-25 06:54:38 PM  

Lsherm: 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.


...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple
 
2013-02-25 06:54:43 PM  
So has anyone been able to further determine if this is legit?  Has she fessed up? Has anyone else corroborated this?

Not that I would be surprised in the least, but if she's denying this, I like to make sure all my ducks are in a row before I spread the info.
 
2013-02-25 06:55:45 PM  

ultraholland: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

Jesse Jackson Jr

.Thanks.

Oh no, this is one data point among many that proves the party thing.


Yep.  This is not an exception-proves-the-rule, I think.

Although I know there are some folks fighting the good fight to bring the party to some sort of sanity (see thread above).  But the zealots in the party?  Yeah.
 
2013-02-25 07:01:03 PM  

PsiChick: Lsherm: 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.

...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple


what?  It's like $2.99 at the Costco.
 
2013-02-25 07:01:34 PM  

KhamanV: 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.


This was informative.  Thanks.

/white person who had an *idea* why it was offensive, but who was never really quite clear on it
//also making a mental note to include a variety of garden fruits and veggies to offer the African-American neighbors from the garden *with* the watermelon we're gonna grow to minimize possible awkwardness
///the watermelon was fan-f--king-tastic the last two years, gotta share the awesome
 
2013-02-25 07:06:13 PM  

AeAe: PsiChick: Lsherm: 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.

...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple

what?  It's like $2.99 at the Costco.


I have no idea what it is here, but I'd figure California would have the cheaper pineapple prices in the contiguous 48.  Location and all.  (Shrug).

/my Mom burned her mouth from eating too much pineapple on their honeymoon trip to Hawaii
//I think she just told that story every damn time she bought us pineapple so my brother and I wouldn't destroy it on our own, but come on, Mom
///pointless post is pointless
 
2013-02-25 07:08:00 PM  

AeAe: PsiChick: Lsherm: 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.

...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple

what?  It's like $2.99 at the Costco.


NV. Our prices go higher since we have to ship everything from CA.

/I am going to check that, though...
 
2013-02-25 07:10:04 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: I kinda felt the same about melon (although I liked watermelon, but wasn't crazy about it), then we grew both.  Holy.  Crap.  And ours didn't even get terribly large  Heavenly.


I find that all the fruits and vegetables we grow taste a LOT better than commercially grown produce. Homegrown watermelon is so delicious. :)
 
2013-02-25 07:10:28 PM  

gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.


I can feel the property values of my pixels lowering already.
 
2013-02-25 07:12:30 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


There goes the neighborhood

/i keed (don't shoot me)
 
2013-02-25 07:23:19 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??

There goes the neighborhood

/i keed (don't shoot me)


It's okay!  My boyfriend and I have *lots* of black friends!

http://www.blackpeopleloveus.com/testimonials.html

So I ended up seeing this video from the watermelon explaination site

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ylPUzxpIBe0# !

And it's kind of depressing.  The first site is old as hell as far as the internet goes, at this point, but everything changes and everything remains the same.

From the site:
Johnny isn't afraid to show he has a black friend because whenever he sees me in the hall he asks me Waaaazzzuup.

 Change Waazzzzup to Hollllleeerr! and there it is.


Sigh.
 
2013-02-25 07:24:37 PM  
"Ninjas Racists have kidnapped the President! Are you a bad enough dude to rescue the President?"
 
2013-02-25 07:26:04 PM  
If their problem with President Obama was political like they say, they could have baited the trap with something like the Constitution/Bill of Rights with a shredder/scissors/lighter or a representation of tax money. They didn't though, they selected something which in the United States has racist connotations due to a traditional negative stereotype.

At least they are going the "hacker" route instead of trying to play "innocent" and explain how it isn't racist because they like watermellon. On another note, I find those who always hate "political correctness" do so because they can't be racist like this without reprecussions from the court of public opinion.
 
2013-02-25 07:30:44 PM  

PsiChick: AeAe: PsiChick: Lsherm: 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.

...I hate you.

/Fresh pineapple is amazing
//And too farking expensive
///And now I want pineapple

what?  It's like $2.99 at the Costco.

NV. Our prices go higher since we have to ship everything from CA.

/I am going to check that, though...


I just picked up two Dole Pineapples for $2.50 each.  Granted, they're going to be a little more in NY, but they shouldn't be $20 a piece.
 
2013-02-25 07:30:46 PM  

Pincy: Replace that watermelon with a naked young boy and you've got a trap to catch GOP fundies.


Look at what you did!!!  Yep!  You did it. I now have to favorite you in purple.  Are you proud of yourself?

;)

/I LOL'D
//twice
 
2013-02-25 07:33:56 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.
 
2013-02-25 07:34:28 PM  

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.
Were you looking for some "proof" that there are racist Republicans? I'm sorry, did you miss the memo that told you racists exist all across the political spectrum?


Naw. We were just looking for some personal responsibility. Simply owning up to posting the cheap gag. Perhaps even an apology to anyone who may actually be offended.
 
2013-02-25 07:40:05 PM  

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

honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.


So...all generalizations are false?
 
2013-02-25 07:41:53 PM  

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

honestly, this.

But Subby, saying all Republicans are racist (headline certainly infers this) because of this person's idiotic statement is like saying that all Muslims want to behead infidels.

Just ain't right to lump whole groups of people together cause of the actions of one or a few.


Yeah! It's not like the Party of Rape would be the party of practically defining dog-whistle racism!

/Seriously, give up, there's no way to defend the GOP from almost any bigotry.
 
2013-02-25 07:43:54 PM  

Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.


Don't make any sudden moves.  We might scare 'em.


'Sup DAWGS!!!!


/white guy who wants to be black...
 
2013-02-25 07:46:51 PM  

Skyrmion: I've seen some pretty crazy shiat on Fark... but people who hate watermelon!?

Damn, that's farked up.


I don't like it.   It has very little to do with the taste, although I've tasted watermelon that was actually absolutely delicious, and at the other end of the spectrum I've tasted watermelon that was insipid, bitter or completely tasteless.

It doesn't matter <i>how</i> it tastes--because whatever it tastes like, I'll be tasting it for the next week.  Even so-called "burpless" varieties have the same effect.  If I taste even the tiniest morsel, I'll have a case of indigestion that would kill a friggin' tyrannosaur that goes on for days.  Some (but not all) cukes do the same thing, and so does cantaloupe.  It's not worth the pain.  Sometimes I'll still roll the dice for cucumbers in a salad because I very much love them, and fried pickles are farkawesome, but melon is pretty much off the menu.

/chairwoman is a farking coont
//loves me some soul food, because that's what grandma cooked growing up
///I'm fish-belly white.
////this slash deliberately left blank.
 
2013-02-25 07:47:33 PM  

randomjsa: Why yes, that is racist.


By the way, I respect your take on this. You stood up much better than the denying chairwoman. I mean the post itself isn't all that horrible (to me) despite the racial stereotypes. It does not seem mean spirited. It's just insensitive and inappropriate for a public official.
 
2013-02-25 07:55:56 PM  

Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!


*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*
 
2013-02-25 08:00:50 PM  

MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.


One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.
 
2013-02-25 08:05:06 PM  
 
2013-02-25 08:10:27 PM  
I trap the republicans easy..... Send out some flyers stating a blackman gonna be hung for raping a whitewoman.

/Everyone that shows up with a big 'ol smile on der face is a piece of shiat republican.
//Then we'z has some fun.
//anal rape is not used due to them republicans really loving it up da ass.
 
2013-02-25 08:10:31 PM  

The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.


Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?
 
2013-02-25 08:24:00 PM  

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

I didn't know watermelon and fried chicken were a stereotype until someone mentioned it in college.  My reaction was similar, I thought watermelon and fried chicken just sounded like a great summer meal for anyone who could find a good watermelon and had a halfway decent fried chicken recipe.  I had to ask someone and this was roughly the response:

"Fried chicken and watermelon were considered cheap/throwaway foodstuffs at one point in the South, something black people reveled in when they could get it but generally disdained by the aristocratic southerners."  Frankly, I still don't get it, a good fried chicken recipe is treated around here like a good ribs recipe is in other places and the ability to pick the best watermelon is a learned skill if not an innate talent, and a respected one.  But I'm from Indiana, which has deeply racist roots, and almost no black people outside the cities so it gets weird regarding perceptions.

I had the same reaction as Forest Gump did when someone said "coon," the movie was the first time I heard the term used to refer anything other than raccoons.  Same with "Spook" in the movie Sneakers, my thought was "how did they know he was in the CIA (which the character was and I knew was a reference to CIA operatives)?  And why does that piss him off so much?"

In other words, I don't get this.  Can someone else explain it to me?  Is watermelon still so downtrodden?


Any word, when frequently used with intent to insult, becomes an insult.  Boy, coon, spook, gay, retard...  Any thing regularly used to insult or inspire fear becomes an object of fear and a source of insult.  White hoods, crosses, hangman's nooses, watermelons, fried chicken...

It is the memory of insult and terror, handed down through generations, that makes words and things taboo long after they are not used to insult or terrorize.

A dog regularly beaten with a tennis racket will always cringe around tennis rackets.  Puppies will learn their dam's fear of tennis rackets. When such a puppy grows up, it will bite tennis players who mean it no harm.  Then the dog will be killed.

That is why I wish certain details were omitted from history classes.
 
2013-02-25 08:32:59 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: That is why I wish certain details were omitted from history classes.


As long as you get to decide what to omit, right?
 
2013-02-25 08:34:05 PM  

Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?


how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)
 
2013-02-25 08:43:27 PM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Hilter.
 
2013-02-25 08:47:07 PM  

gilgigamesh: Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!

*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*


Oh, yeah. Like I'm going to be able to sell this username now. Bastards.
 
2013-02-25 08:57:30 PM  

LookForTheArrow: Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?

how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)


I was just making clear the irony of MyRandomName's post. He seems to be complaining that the repeated criticisms of incidental Republican idiocy is becoming tiresome. I should have resorted to sarcasm. Irony always fails on FARK.
/amirong?
 
2013-02-25 09:03:57 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-25 09:06:04 PM  
meat0918: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Hilter.


history disagrees

i453.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-25 09:08:43 PM  

Ablejack: LookForTheArrow: Ablejack: The Why Not Guy: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One example? Even Helen Keller would have noticed more than one example.

/and she was hiding in an attic.

Yeah, the Libs are back at it again. Over and over again. Always with just one example of thoughtless racism. You would think libs would realize something about themselves after constantly repeating this faux pas. I mean how many times does it take?

how many news stories about racist republicans you have time for? :-)

I was just making clear the irony of MyRandomName's post. He seems to be complaining that the repeated criticisms of incidental Republican idiocy is becoming tiresome. I should have resorted to sarcasm. Irony always fails on FARK.
/amirong?


Perhaps the next version of th' Whirled Why'd Web will include a scratchy sarcasm font as well as that thing you need to punch people over standard tcp-ip.. but until then, we'll have to settle for a good mocking
 
2013-02-25 09:10:34 PM  
Has anyone, in the history of ever, attempted to lure a Caucasian into a trap using a watermelon?
 
2013-02-25 09:20:09 PM  

gilgigamesh: Ed Grubermann: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Fark out of here. There are three of us??

Huh.  With that many of us here I'm surprised the white flight hasn't kicked in.

Screw this! I'm moving to Redit!

*lowers  Ed Grubermann'sproperty values*


This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.
 
2013-02-25 09:23:37 PM  
Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.


I've got lowercase fever.
 
2013-02-25 09:27:42 PM  

ultraholland: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: This site was fine before YOU PEOPLE showed up.

/Farking uncapitalized account namers.

I've got lowercase fever.


Stay away from our grammar books, boy!
 
2013-02-25 09:54:01 PM  

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

So when you smoke homegrown, it isn't really HOMEgrown?


Clearly you've never lived in Humboldt or Oakland.
 
2013-02-25 09:59:31 PM  

Rann Xerox: Chicken? Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net

Rann Xerox, with KFC and a pack of smokes
 
2013-02-25 10:23:33 PM  

theorellior: Rann Xerox: Chicken? Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 565x541]

Rann Xerox, with KFC and a pack of smokes


*SNORT*
 
2013-02-25 10:37:54 PM  

Jim_Callahan: 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.


Oof. Drunkest I ever got was at a party with fruit salad served in watermelon halves, all of it marinated in Everclear. I honestly had no idea it was spiked (I was probably more than half lit when I started in on it), and could not figure out why the fark I was so sick/blacking out. I've done my share of partying, and that was verrry atypical for me.

/Wait...the fruit salad had what in it?
//Racist dumbass biatch is racist and dumbass. Also a biatch.
 
2013-02-25 11:11:08 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Make that four of us.  We just need one more . . . to form a basketball team.
 
2013-02-25 11:26:22 PM  

Rann Xerox: DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Let's be like Be'Be's kids:  We don't die...... WE MULTIPLY! :-)


*pokes head over monitor*

Well, since we're going that route...

/black guy. Possibly the whitest one, depending on my mood...
 
2013-02-26 12:17:01 AM  
Damn Teabaggers.
 
2013-02-26 12:20:49 AM  

NutWrench: 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.


Not racists, but #1 with racists.
 
2013-02-26 12:27:48 AM  
you libs are the real racists for understanding that it's racist cuz we didn't even know until you told us
 
2013-02-26 01:20:56 AM  

HighOnCraic: Make that four of us.  We just need one more . . . to form a basketball team.


Can I join?  I'll be the poor defending shootist (who can't dribble or really shoot better than anyone else) who the fans will inexplicably want more of - somehow overshadowing any of you who actually know how to play.  They'll completely unfairly compare me to Pistol Pete (even though I'm not skilled enough to sniff his jock strap), as we have no overlapping skill sets besides - well - I have to confess:

I'm white.
 
2013-02-26 01:24:02 AM  
DROxINxTHExWIND:

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.
 
2013-02-26 02:29:13 AM  

I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.


It's pretty irresponsible of you guys to all be hanging out in the same thread.  What if something were to happen?  It took us 15 years to collect the 4 of you, and I'll be goddamned if we're about to start again at zero.

Last warning.  If things go bad, we're just gonna say fuggit and start collecting messicans instead.
 
2013-02-26 02:39:37 AM  

I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.


so... the same number on Fark as in Montana...

/Montanan
 
2013-02-26 03:28:13 AM  
Montana, along with the Dakotas, Alabamas, Georgias, Carolinas, And Virginias, need their GOP abolished. There's just no good that can come from this extreme partisanship. If we can swing these awful resource-producing states into the blue, then maybe Amerrica will have a future. Until then, enjoy your despotism, cronyism, and good-ol-boy networks. Hope that works out for y'all....just leave the rest of us out of it, we can let Mexico and Canada fight for what's left of you, and then come in and reap the profits when both sides fail.

/futurist
//optimist
///get the fark out of my state with your fracking
 
2013-02-26 03:41:04 AM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


This is all I think every time I hear this crap. I like watermelon, fried chicken and grape pop. Who doesn't?
 
2013-02-26 05:53:43 AM  

Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?


Me. All varieties of allegedly edible melons are just freaking nasty.
 
2013-02-26 06:24:33 AM  
You know, if she'd just posted a picture of the same box trap with a copy of Das Kapital under it, she could have at least been sort of witty and still kept her Tea Party cred.
 
2013-02-26 09:17:19 AM  
This one's for catching Farkers:

api.ning.com
 
2013-02-26 09:18:20 AM  

sumida sublight: You know, if she'd just posted a picture of the same box trap with a copy of Das Kapital under it, she could have at least been sort of witty and still kept her Tea Party cred.


Who says she lost any Tea Party cred as it stands?
 
2013-02-26 09:26:53 AM  

THX 1138: This one's for catching Farkers:

[api.ning.com image 479x351]


Is there a six-pack of beer behind it?
 
2013-02-26 09:49:14 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Extra silliness because watermelon's a southern food and the president's from Hawaii Kenya and then Illinois Moscow.


FTFY.

By the way, is there any proof that Obama has never lived in Pyongyang? Who knows what he might have been doing there?? This time, not only the MSM but actual patriotic conservative news sources are ignoring this story, so it must be HUGE.

//Also, it's delicious, and you can spike it with vodka with relative ease.

Now yer talkin!
 
2013-02-26 10:54:27 AM  

unyon: I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.

It's pretty irresponsible of you guys to all be hanging out in the same thread.  What if something were to happen?  It took us 15 years to collect the 4 of you, and I'll be goddamned if we're about to start again at zero.

Last warning.  If things go bad, we're just gonna say fuggit and start collecting messicans instead.



Que dices? Ya estamos aqui!
 
2013-02-26 11:36:02 AM  

mediablitz: I Browse: DROxINxTHExWIND:

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Four.

/yet another black guy on Fark
//haven't read the rest of the thread, but I'm sure there are others.

so... the same number on Fark as in Montana...

/Montanan


Ha! Knew I'd find my opening in this thread. Another Montanan, checking in.

/Not black. Though some of my best friends are black...
 
2013-02-26 11:38:37 AM  

Clutch2013: Rann Xerox: DROxINxTHExWIND: Rann Xerox: gilgigamesh: DROxINxTHExWIND: Honest Bender: Who doesn't like watermelon?

Me. It doesn't have a taste.

/black guy

It's basically 99% water, so it is pretty refreshing on a hot day.  But yeah, I am pretty meh about it compared to other fruit choices.

Now, fried chicken on the other hand....

/The other black guy on Fark


Chicken?  Now you're getting me hungry, and I just ate.

/Another black guy on Fark

Fark out of here. There are three of us??


Let's be like Be'Be's kids:  We don't die...... WE MULTIPLY! :-)

*pokes head over monitor*

Well, since we're going that route...

/black guy. Possibly the whitest one, depending on my mood...


With you and I Browse, we now have six.  One more, and we can start an Ultimate Frisbee team.
 
2013-02-26 12:05:48 PM  

MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.


One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense.

It is quite another to suggest that that president is really a foreign imposter: over, and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. And to accept no proof, no matter how extensive, that he really is an American after all.

Or to suggest that he is a secret Muslim who wishes to see Sharia Law imposed in the United States, and who is working to usher in just such an outcome, and that he and his wife engage in "terrorist fist jabs" as their preferred form of greeting.

Or a Manchurian Candidate, bent on destroying America, or at least deliberately destroying the economy so as to pay whites back for slavery and racism, and insisting that he only appoints people to his administration if they hate whites, and that he only received the endorsement of Colin Powell because he's black.

Or that he's the equivalent of an "African colonial despot," who is "more African" than American, and who chose to go by the name "Barack" rather than "Barry" specifically as a way to thumb his nose at America, and who "hates this country" and is trying to dismantle it "brick by brick."

Or that his political model is Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, and that soon he, like Mugabe, will be confiscating white people's farms. Or that, even worse, he is just like Hitler, that his administration is a throwback to the Nazis, and his calls for national service and volunteerism are tantamount to the creation of a new SS.

Or that he uses the New Black Panther Party as his personal "army of thugs", that he stands by while they intimidate white voters (despite the evidence that utterly contradicts that conclusion), and that his Department of Justice has targeted whites for oppression just like blacks were oppressed in the 1950s.

Or that he's an "Indonesian Muslim" and a "welfare thug".
Or a vampire, sucking the blood of American businesses, who deserves a stake through the heart.
Or maybe even the anti-Christ.

Or that he isn't a real American because he didn't sufficiently gloat over the killing of Osama bin Laden, and because he didn't desecrate bin Laden's body the way a real American presumably would have.

Or that he's a "third worlder," who is "appeasing his Islamic overlords," who wants to put Jews on trains to extermination camps because he is an "evil" anti-Semite, who is responsible for "Kick-a-Jew day" hate crimes at certain schools.

Or arguing that his health care reform bill, which will of course amount to literal "armageddon," is really just about getting "reparations for slavery," and portraying him on anti-health care reform signs, or mass e-mails, as an African witch doctor with a bone through his nose.

Or to claim that his presidency causes black kids to beat up white kids on school buses.

Or that he plans to put whites in slavery.
Or that his proposal to impose a small tax on visits to tanning salons is a racist imposition on whites who comprise the bulk of such customers.

Or that he looks like a "skinny ghetto crackhead," who by virtue of meeting with an African leader from Gabon, and inviting rapper Common to a presidential event, is hosting "hoodlums in the hizzouse", and whose drinking of a pint of beer in an Irish pub when visiting that country is derided as "chugging 40s", as in 40-ounce bottles of Malt Liquor.

Or implying that he didn't really deserve to get into Columbia or Harvard Law School and that he may have been admitted as an affirmative action case, and that he was "involved with a crack whore" in his youth.

Or choosing to portray him as a pair of white spook eyes against a black background in a picture of the nation's presidents, or perhaps as a pimp.

Or arguing that he is a "power hungry black man", or perhaps a "raghead," one of whose daughters is "ghetto street trash" and a "typical street whore."

Or that he is waging an all-out assault on the values of the American people, and that he might be planning to replace the annual White House Easter egg hunt with a watermelon hunt instead.

Or wondering whether we should still call the presidential residence the White House at all, given the family that currently lives there.

Or suggesting that the president doesn't, for some unspecified (and surely not racial reason) "fully appreciate" the "Anglo-Saxon heritage" shared between the U.S. and the U.K., and that he had a bust of Winston Churchill removed from the Oval Office because of his anti-colonial hatred for the West.

Or that he is a "revolutionary" who believes in creating economic hardship as a way to atone for the nation's founding, which he naturally views as "illegitimate" and "unjust."

Or joking that he's thinking of taxing aspirin "because it's white and it works," or quipping that the first lady is a close relative of a gorilla, and that Obama himself is a monkey.

Or portraying him as a slavemaster, whipping a white taxpayer.
So you can take your condescending "oh, so one example proves the party, I see" apologetic and shove it straight up your ass.
 
2013-02-26 12:25:01 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: MyRandomName: Oh. We are back to one example proves the party thing.

One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense.

It is quite another to suggest that that president is really a foreign imposter: over, and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. And to accept no proof, no matter how extensive, that he really is an American after all.

Or to suggest that he is a secret Muslim who wishes to see Sharia Law imposed in the United States, and who is working to usher in just such an outcome, and that he and his wife engage in "terrorist fist jabs" as their preferred form of greeting.

Or a Manchurian Candidate, bent on destroying America, or at least deliberately destroying the economy so as to pay whites back for slavery and racism, and insisting that he only appoints people to his administration if they hate whites, and that he only received the endorsement of Colin Powell because he's black.

Or that he's the equivalent of an "African colonial despot," who is "more African" than American, and who chose to go by the name "Barack" rather than "Barry" specifically as a way to thumb his nose at America, and who "hates this country" and is trying to dismantle it "brick by brick."

Or that his political model is Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe, and that soon he, like Mugabe, will be confiscating white people's farms. Or that, even worse, he is just like Hitler, that his administration is a throwback to the Nazis, and his calls for national service and volunteerism are tantamount to the creation of a new SS.

Or that he uses the New Black Panther Party as his personal "army of thugs", that he stands by while they intimidate white voters (despite the evidence that utterly contradicts that conclusion), and that his Department of Justice has targeted whites for oppression just like blacks were oppressed in the 1950s.

Or that he's an "Indonesian Muslim" and a "welfare thug".
Or a vampire, sucking th ...


Okay, sure, but aside from all those things. . .  Wait, damn, that's a lot of isolated incidents!
 
2013-02-26 12:30:25 PM  

KhamanV: 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.


Here's another page:

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/african/3-coon/5-chickwate rm elon/index.html

I can't see any way anyone could argue that the Obama/watermelon thing isn't racist.

If there were quotes of Obama saying he loves watermelon, or if there were numerous pics of him eating watermelon (that weren't shopped), then you could argue that the watermelon imagery isn't racist. But the "joke" assumes that he loves watermelon. And why would that be assumed?
 
2013-02-26 12:35:48 PM  

MetryPapi: Last warning.  If things go bad, we're just gonna say fuggit and start collecting messicans instead.


Que dices? Ya estamos aqui!


Goddammit, now we gotta fumigate again.

/hice una broma
 
2013-02-26 12:57:19 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense....


That was a thing of beauty. I'm going to re-use that. Is it original?
 
2013-02-26 02:42:42 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: Ctrl-Alt-Del: One?

You know, it's omne thing to not like the president and make jokes at his expense....

That was a thing of beauty. I'm going to re-use that. Is it original?


Not original, but I'm too lazy to look for a link to the original,. The google should help you if you want that
 
2013-02-26 03:58:38 PM  
ProdigalSigh:

I had the same reaction as Forest Gump did when someone said "coon," the movie was the first time I heard the term used to refer anything other than raccoons.  Same with "Spook" in the movie Sneakers, my thought was "how did they know he was in the CIA (which the character was and I knew was a reference to CIA operatives)?  And why does that piss him off so much?"

I remember that part of Sneakers!  14 yr old me was so confused.  I once used "call a spade a spade" in a conversation with my boss.  When she made a face, I explained I thought that was about gardening.  She just shook her head, and I haven't used it since, just in case.

/Though I will occaisionally say of a loose young lady "It's time to call a spade a spade and a ho a ho."
//Also, Sneakers doesn't get enough love.  Slate did a great anniversary series on it you should check out if you're a fan.
///Verify...me?
 
2013-02-26 04:59:51 PM  
YIPPIE I
OH
TAI
YAAAAY
 
2013-02-26 06:55:18 PM  
 
2013-02-26 08:36:58 PM  

mrshowrules: sumida sublight: You know, if she'd just posted a picture of the same box trap with a copy of Das Kapital under it, she could have at least been sort of witty and still kept her Tea Party cred.

Who says she lost any Tea Party cred as it stands?


Oh I'm sure she didn't lose a bit, I'm just saying that would have been a way to amuse the Terpers without looking like a racist dipshiat.
 
2013-02-27 03:25:04 AM  
FlashHarry: ISOLATED INCIDENT #2,354 * 10^7

FTFY
 
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