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2013-10-28 08:34:55 AM
Something else that should be noted.  Disco Africa is a dumb theme for a party.
 
2013-10-28 08:49:14 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Something else that should be noted.  Disco Africa is a dumb theme for a party.


I don't know - I went to a Flapper Indonesia party and it was rockin'.
 
2013-10-28 09:02:16 AM
images.sodahead.com
 
2013-10-28 09:04:40 AM
I wouldn't say it's NEVER been funny.

We might not find it funny right now, but in the 20s, it was a f*cking riot, apparently.

Also, what RedPhoenix122 said.
 
2013-10-28 09:23:36 AM
What about whiteface? Is that funny?

/jest stirrin' the shiat...
 
2013-10-28 09:25:34 AM

gopher321: What about whiteface? Is that funny?

/jest stirrin' the shiat...


www.whydidyouwearthat.com

NEVER funny.
 
2013-10-28 09:29:04 AM

RedPhoenix122: gopher321: What about whiteface? Is that funny?

/jest stirrin' the shiat...

[www.whydidyouwearthat.com image 300x673]

NEVER funny.


Nice effort,  RedPhoenix122, but let's remember our performance hierarchy: legitimate theatre, musical theatre, stand-up, ventriloquism, magic, mime.
 
2013-10-28 09:29:15 AM

RedPhoenix122:


My first thought too. Though I'm not sure that's the same thing.
 
2013-10-28 09:29:26 AM
I fail to see any celebrities.
 
2013-10-28 09:29:31 AM
I wanted to go as Steve Urkel when I was a kid. My mom put blackface on me. Most people thought I was a bowtie wearing kid with suspenders who had ate too much chocolate.

Very glad that there was no social media back then.
 
2013-10-28 09:30:56 AM
Also, I'm not sure what it means to be a nerd and wanting to go Trick-or-Treating as a nerd. Not exactly a stretch.
 
2013-10-28 09:31:01 AM
Ted Danson Unchained wants a word...

www.paunchstevenson.com
 
2013-10-28 09:31:18 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Something else that should be noted.  Disco Africa is a dumb theme for a party.


If you've thrown and/or been to so many parties, that "Disco Africa" seems like a sane and reasonable theme choice, then you probably ought to think about just checking out of whatever scene you're in for a while.
 
2013-10-28 09:32:15 AM

UNC_Samurai: RedPhoenix122: gopher321: What about whiteface? Is that funny?

/jest stirrin' the shiat...

[www.whydidyouwearthat.com image 300x673]

NEVER funny.

Nice effort,  RedPhoenix122, but let's remember our performance hierarchy: legitimate theatre, musical theatre, stand-up, ventriloquism, magic, mime.


I'd put magic over ventriloquism, based on The Amazing Jonathan vs. Jeff Dunham.
 
2013-10-28 09:32:24 AM
Well, when you give self-entitled douchebags a whole lot of money... this kind of display of their moronic world view tends to happen.
 
2013-10-28 09:32:32 AM
Notice to people who get their panties in a wad over a Halloween costume: It's a farking stupid dress up holiday, and there is no need to get butthurt about it.

I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.
 
Zel
2013-10-28 09:32:34 AM
I think its an America centric thing. Perhaps in Peru or Mongolia this blackface meme doesn't have so many bad connotations.
 
2013-10-28 09:33:40 AM
It depends on how it's done, Dave.
upload.wikimedia.org
/hot
 
2013-10-28 09:33:59 AM

picturescrazy: RedPhoenix122:

My first thought too. Though I'm not sure that's the same thing.


It's not the same thing. He wasn't making fun of black people or recalling the old minstrel shows, he was just an extreme method actor. If anything, he was the joke.
 
2013-10-28 09:35:14 AM
Why would anyone put paint on their face?
Seems like a good way to get a messy collar to me.
 
2013-10-28 09:36:08 AM

doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.


White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.
 
2013-10-28 09:36:40 AM
userserve-ak.last.fm

The Undisputed Truth frown on your shenanigans.
 
2013-10-28 09:37:08 AM

doubled99: Notice to people who get their panties in a wad over a Halloween costume: It's a farking stupid dress up holiday, and there is no need to get butthurt about it.

I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.


Because black people have a history of owning/controlling/disenfranchising white people
 
2013-10-28 09:37:14 AM
1) European

They have no cultural baggage and aren't operating under the same set of rules as USAmericans re: race relations.

2) Fashionistas

Even if they were, they are soulless automatons without conscience or regard for others. So it doesn't matter.
 
2013-10-28 09:37:31 AM
99% of them that do this are D list types who want to get attention
 
2013-10-28 09:38:31 AM

Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.


Which really doesn't matter. If it is racist one way, it is racist all ways.
 
2013-10-28 09:38:35 AM
Next year's theme "Dancing at Dachau".
 
2013-10-28 09:39:04 AM
super duper.
 
2013-10-28 09:40:15 AM

Chach: Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.

Which really doesn't matter. If it is racist one way, it is racist all ways.


Sigh. Whatever.
 
2013-10-28 09:40:47 AM

Tyrone Slothrop: It depends on how it's done, Dave.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 400x267]
/hot


It's arguable that stuff based on voudoun is blackface, as black Haitians originated it and you're my wife now.
 
2013-10-28 09:40:52 AM

Mugato: picturescrazy: RedPhoenix122:

My first thought too. Though I'm not sure that's the same thing.

It's not the same thing. He wasn't making fun of black people or recalling the old minstrel shows, he was just an extreme method actor. If anything, he was the joke.


Still, it's an example of when blackface can be funny. The headline reeks of, "I'm going to prove how non-racist I am by shaming anyone that does anything that could be construed as racist."
 
2013-10-28 09:40:56 AM

Mugato: doubled99: I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

White people don't have a history of extremely racist cartoons about them being depicted as animals or Amos n Andy or the aforementioned minstrel shows. Hence the difference.


Milan is in Italy. Italy's history of institutionalised racism is not the same as America's. These cultural differences do matter in how things like blackface are to be read.
 
2013-10-28 09:41:03 AM
So much butthurt, why is blackface so bad if you're costuming as a black person?
 
2013-10-28 09:41:36 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: doubled99: Notice to people who get their panties in a wad over a Halloween costume: It's a farking stupid dress up holiday, and there is no need to get butthurt about it.

I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

Because black people have a history of owning/controlling/disenfranchising white people


Only in the inner cities.
/Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy and Morgan Freeman all have performed in blackface.....
 
2013-10-28 09:42:34 AM
It's not offensive to normal people.
 
2013-10-28 09:43:05 AM
www.eonline.com

persephonemagazine.com
 
2013-10-28 09:43:18 AM
Dear Subby:

images.starpulse.com
You can suck an egg!
 
2013-10-28 09:44:24 AM
Happy Christmas, Netherlands.
 
2013-10-28 09:44:44 AM

red5ish: Next year's theme "Dancing at Dachau".


It's been done.

Outcry over concentration camp party

The controversy comes as Auckland Grammar pupils who posted photos of themselves worshipping Nazi symbols on Facebook apologised to war veterans at Auckland's War Memorial Museum yesterday.
 
2013-10-28 09:45:04 AM
IN before Eddy Murphy.
 
2013-10-28 09:45:50 AM
No, no, it's in Europe, so nobody really cares.
 
2013-10-28 09:46:46 AM
Europeans care not for white America's guilt. I'll alert the media.
 
2013-10-28 09:47:31 AM

Pin Fiften Clob: doubled99: Notice to people who get their panties in a wad over a Halloween costume: It's a farking stupid dress up holiday, and there is no need to get butthurt about it.

I guess "White Girls" is the most offensive movie ever then.

Because black people have a history of owning/controlling/disenfranchising white people


Also, "White Girls" was pretty offensive.  The most offensive thing about it was that some studio exec thought people would actually pay to see it.
 
2013-10-28 09:47:35 AM
 
2013-10-28 09:48:21 AM
blackface, whiteface, yellowface, candy-striped face, turkish-tanface, obamaface, boehnerface are all funny.

/wear those emotions on the sleeve, where they belong.
 
2013-10-28 09:48:26 AM
"Disco Africa"...

Have there been a lot of White people doing blackface acts in Africa? I don't think there were a lot of White people doing blackface acts in Africa. If I threw a party and said the theme is "steampunk", would these guys show up dressed as Klingons?
 
2013-10-28 09:48:27 AM
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-28 09:49:05 AM

vudukungfu: IN before Eddy Murphy.


sharetv.org

Hello, I am Mr. White!
 
2013-10-28 09:49:10 AM

farm4.staticflickr.com


Rich white people are often insulated from the wider world and rarely face consequences for their actions, which leads to questionable decision making.

 
2013-10-28 09:49:19 AM
Black face has and always will be funny.  The reason blacks don't like it, is because if they do black face, no one laughs.
 
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