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(Public Radio International)   Can a white comic ventriloquist with a black man puppet make jokes about race on a TV show? Let's find out   (pri.org) divider line 19
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2014-04-25 02:28:19 AM  
5 votes:

Danger Avoid Death: Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.

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Jeff and Sweet Daddy Dee? The weakest part of his act.


His whole act is weak. It's just Jeff making racist, bigoted, unpopular comments and "jokes" come from the mouth of a racist, stereotyping puppet, and then acting surprised and shocked at what the "puppet" said.

I loathe Jeff Dunham. He's a racist, unfunny piece of shiat who plays to the lowest common denominator. He's not even a very good ventriloquist. His lips move like crazy.
2014-04-24 11:41:25 PM  
3 votes:
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2014-04-25 07:56:24 AM  
2 votes:

It's Me Bender: kling_klang_bed: "You know how you can solve all of South Africa's problems? Kill all the white people" -George Carlin

Wait, seriously?  All South Africa's problems? We're talking about people who never managed to invent writing, or the wheel, or not eating each other.  They just might have some problems that can't be blamed on whitey.


This just in: societies found in year-round warmth and sunshine surrounded by nature's bounty decided not to lock themselves inside all day scrawling at tablets like saddos. Also, cannibalism wasn't a thing in southern Africa. Maybe you're thinking of the Azande from central Africa who filed their teeth and were accused of cannibalism by other tribes, but for which we have no concrete evidence. Maybe you mean Europeans who for a time would grind up Egyptian mummies and ingest it, later replacing the mummies with fresh-killed slaves?
2014-04-25 03:56:46 AM  
2 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Danger Avoid Death: Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.

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Jeff and Sweet Daddy Dee? The weakest part of his act.

His whole act is weak. It's just Jeff making racist, bigoted, unpopular comments and "jokes" come from the mouth of a racist, stereotyping puppet, and then acting surprised and shocked at what the "puppet" said.

I loathe Jeff Dunham. He's a racist, unfunny piece of shiat who plays to the lowest common denominator. He's not even a very good ventriloquist. His lips move like crazy.


My complaint about him is his Achmed schtick is dated as hell, a reminder of how pathetic AMerica got in the post-9/11 world. He became as relevant as Yakov Smirnov(excluding the reversals) the moment we had our "whoops, our bad"  about Iraqi WMDs.
2014-04-25 03:33:36 AM  
2 votes:

It's Me Bender: kling_klang_bed: "You know how you can solve all of South Africa's problems? Kill all the white people" -George Carlin

Wait, seriously?  All South Africa's problems? We're talking about people who never managed to invent writing, or the wheel, or not eating each other.  They just might have some problems that can't be blamed on whitey.


http://mrfarshtey.net/classes/imperialism_in_africa.pdf

Think you might wanna read up on African history a little bit there, bucko. Keep in mind a good deal of what Europe considers it's own ideas came from Africa, particularly the Moors. Plus cannibalism was (and to some extent still is) mostly centralized to the central areas, and reserved almost solely for the warlords (Vice did an interesting doc on that one). Africa may never have been perfect, but Europeans certainly made it much much worse.
2014-04-25 02:16:37 AM  
2 votes:

Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.


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Jeff and Sweet Daddy Dee? The weakest part of his act.
2014-04-24 11:51:10 PM  
2 votes:
comedycentral.mtvnimages.com

*edit*

Never mind. Just remembered it was Wyatt Cynac doing the voice.
2014-04-25 12:21:29 PM  
1 votes:

bungle_jr: and i have heard from a fellow airforce reservist a first hand account of dunham being a super nice guy in person...this guy was also a long-time policeman, sgt in his dept in a somewhat-small-town in arkansas...dunham was in town performing for a benefit, and the police chief put my buddy in charge of driving dunham around town, etc. dunham even ate dinner at the guy's house. guy said jeff was just as cool as could be.


I can personally back that statement. I've caught his act for years, since before he hit it big. Even after he started to pick up a bit more attention, he was always the guy who stuck around outside with the fans and talked and signed autographs. Now that he's big, I hadn't caught his show in a while, and I of course expected that maybe since he's gotten bigger he's not the same guy.

Man, was I surprised when I worked one of his shows a couple months ago. He was even nicer than I remembered-- and incredibly generous. He bought a huge catering order of barbecue and then shared it with the staff. Jay-Z did something similar.
2014-04-25 08:52:47 AM  
1 votes:

maram500: Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.

Agreed--sort of. Why do people have a problem with him? He is actually insanely hilarious! pretty funny.


ftfy
seriously
big fan!

and i have heard from a fellow airforce reservist a first hand account of dunham being a super nice guy in person...this guy was also a long-time policeman, sgt in his dept in a somewhat-small-town in arkansas...dunham was in town performing for a benefit, and the police chief put my buddy in charge of driving dunham around town, etc. dunham even ate dinner at the guy's house. guy said jeff was just as cool as could be.

i didn't know until i watched his bio channel piece that jeff is a longtime helicopter enthusiast (buys a kit, builds it, flies it, sells it, gets the next model), and even survived a crash before he was bigtime famous
2014-04-25 07:54:08 AM  
1 votes:

maram500: Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.

Agreed--sort of. Why do people have a problem with him? He is actually pretty funny.


i've had the misfortune of seeing some of his performances on television and he is one of the worst "comedians" i've ever seen.  he's just awful.  i'd rather watch dane cook or larry the cable guy.  the "achmed" puppet has one joke, "look, it's a dead terrorist who says he'll kill you!"  that's the entire act and he milks it for like half an hour.  but i know people with otherwise good taste in stand-up who think dunham is hilarious and for the life of me i can't understand why.
2014-04-25 02:43:55 AM  
1 votes:

lelio: He hopes the people will listen to ... A puppet telling them what to do?


Works with politics.
2014-04-25 02:35:01 AM  
1 votes:

Nix Nightbird: Danger Avoid Death: Smashed Hat: Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.

[media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com image 480x360]

Jeff and Sweet Daddy Dee? The weakest part of his act.

His whole act is weak. It's just Jeff making racist, bigoted, unpopular comments and "jokes" come from the mouth of a racist, stereotyping puppet, and then acting surprised and shocked at what the "puppet" said.

I loathe Jeff Dunham. He's a racist, unfunny piece of shiat who plays to the lowest common denominator. He's not even a very good ventriloquist. His lips move like crazy.


Wow. Lemme guess. Your name is Achmed.
2014-04-25 02:28:22 AM  
1 votes:

Big Ramifications: Yes!! As long as WHITE PEOPLE are the bad guys in the jokes.


Ding ding ding. There's perfectly acceptable racism constantly in Hollywood.

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2014-04-25 02:20:13 AM  
1 votes:
Bah. He found a loophole and still takes the safe way out.
Granted, I wouldn't do it if I was in South Africa either.
2014-04-25 02:16:24 AM  
1 votes:
"You know how you can solve all of South Africa's problems? Kill all the white people" -George Carlin
2014-04-25 02:16:24 AM  
1 votes:
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No.
2014-04-25 02:15:13 AM  
1 votes:
Gob: It ain't easy being white.
Franklin: It ain't easy being brown.
Gob: All this pressure to be bright.
Franklin: I got children all over town!
2014-04-25 02:14:38 AM  
1 votes:
"On the other hand," he continued, "I have black friends

Stopped reading there.
2014-04-25 02:09:04 AM  
1 votes:
Oh thank God, I thought that was going to be something about Jeff Dunham.
 
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