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(YouTube)   You know all those charity videos asking you to donate to Africa? Turns out they are all done with one African actor   (youtube.com) divider line 21
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2013-11-18 10:56:52 AM
is he Nigerian? A prince?
 
2013-11-18 11:04:31 AM
Was that supposed to be funny?
 
2013-11-18 12:21:50 PM
I think this is supposed to show us that poor Africans are people, too, and even if they are living lives of quiet desperation, they can still be assholes.
 
2013-11-18 12:31:57 PM

BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?

 
2013-11-18 12:39:54 PM

BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?


I thought it was hilarious.  It is an excellent mockery of the typical over-wrought pathos of aid appeals, and it effectively humanizes African kids while skewering the "white man's burden" tropes that underlie most appeals for charity for Africa.
 
2013-11-18 12:40:20 PM
I remember once running into a guy in Victoria BC that used to workin the film industry as a cameraman. I asked him why he got out of it. He told me it was because of a job he did once for one of those " Feed the children" charities. He described the setting, there were assistant directors hired to coach these child actors to " look hungry" the settings were not africa but in fact some poor looking area in Mexico. HE also mentioned that Sally Struthers would be helicoptered in to do her part.
This guy was impacted so much by this, that he took time film industry and embarked on a cross canada bike ride.
 
2013-11-18 12:41:56 PM
He doesn't look like he is having any problem finding food.
 
2013-11-18 02:58:35 PM

I_C_Weener: is he Nigerian? A prince?


Niger? please.....
 
2013-11-18 03:01:25 PM
 
2013-11-18 03:15:48 PM

FloydA: BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?

I thought it was hilarious.  It is an excellent mockery of the typical over-wrought pathos of aid appeals, and it effectively humanizes African kids while skewering the "white man's burden" tropes that underlie most appeals for charity for Africa.


My takeaway was that Africans aren't as bad off as we think so I should save my charity money for beer for myself.
 
2013-11-18 03:19:22 PM
Mr. Cat Poop:
My takeaway was that Africans aren't as bad off as we think so I should save my charity money for beer for myself.


I'm sorry to hear that.
 
2013-11-18 04:21:40 PM
Something something Sam Kinison, something something.
 
2013-11-18 05:05:25 PM

FloydA: BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?

I thought it was hilarious.  It is an excellent mockery of the typical over-wrought pathos of aid appeals, and it effectively humanizes African kids while skewering the "white man's burden" tropes that underlie most appeals for charity for Africa.


Yup.. My thoughts exactly.. Was one of the funniest things I've seen in this tab in ages.
 
2013-11-18 09:47:15 PM

styckx: FloydA: BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?

I thought it was hilarious.  It is an excellent mockery of the typical over-wrought pathos of aid appeals, and it effectively humanizes African kids while skewering the "white man's burden" tropes that underlie most appeals for charity for Africa.

Yup.. My thoughts exactly.. Was one of the funniest things I've seen in this tab in ages.


You "get it."  You're awesome.  If we ever meet, I'll buy you a beer.
 
2013-11-18 10:21:11 PM

FloydA: styckx: FloydA: BiffDangler: Was that supposed to be funny?

I thought it was hilarious.  It is an excellent mockery of the typical over-wrought pathos of aid appeals, and it effectively humanizes African kids while skewering the "white man's burden" tropes that underlie most appeals for charity for Africa.

Yup.. My thoughts exactly.. Was one of the funniest things I've seen in this tab in ages.

You "get it."  You're awesome.  If we ever meet, I'll buy you a beer.


Ahh there you are! I was looking for what thread was responsible for the TF Gift.. Thanks dude!
 
2013-11-18 10:52:52 PM
Another aspect of Africa
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIXUgtNC4Kc
 
2013-11-19 12:29:36 AM

jonbasini: I remember once running into a guy in Victoria BC that used to workin the film industry as a cameraman. I asked him why he got out of it. He told me it was because of a job he did once for one of those " Feed the children" charities. He described the setting, there were assistant directors hired to coach these child actors to " look hungry" the settings were not africa but in fact some poor looking area in Mexico. HE also mentioned that Sally Struthers would be helicoptered in to do her part.
This guy was impacted so much by this, that he took time film industry and embarked on a cross canada bike ride.


In other words, he made a difference.
 
2013-11-19 06:36:13 AM
meh. I've never even seen one of those commercials.
 
2013-11-19 10:14:25 AM

abhorrent1: meh. I've never even seen one of those commercials.


They're usually on at about 5am on random channels.. Usually  after some weird church show that begs for your cash for an hour by using sick white kids as bait..
 
2013-11-19 01:33:36 PM

jonbasini: I remember once running into a guy in Victoria BC that used to workin the film industry as a cameraman. I asked him why he got out of it. He told me it was because of a job he did once for one of those " Feed the children" charities. He described the setting, there were assistant directors hired to coach these child actors to " look hungry" the settings were not africa but in fact some poor looking area in Mexico. HE also mentioned that Sally Struthers would be helicoptered in to do her part.
This guy was impacted so much by this, that he took time film industry and embarked on a cross canada bike ride.


I'm not shocked at all.  After seeing these commercials for over 30 years, I'm confused as to why we're still trying to save Africa.  A lot of aid gets snatched up by warlords or gets sold off to buy weapons.  And let's not forget all of the AIDS relief money they're pissing away by not curtailing the habits that spread it to begin with.  How can you help someone who refuses to help themselves?

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The ones that tick me off are IFCJ commercials around Passover.  Buy a few less missiles and feed your people.
 
2013-11-19 10:10:08 PM
Zombie Eater:

I'm not shocked at all.  After seeing these commercials for over 30 years, I'm confused as to why we're still trying to save Africa.

Because we are human beings and not monsters.  The compassionate response, when encountering people who have been f**ked with for their entire lives, is not to turn away and make excuses about "warlords" and "they won't help themselves."   The compassionate response is to try to get rid of the sources of the problem and provide solutions. That's harder than just dismissing them as a lost cause, I know, but it is worth doing nevertheless.
 
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