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power2charm
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02/07/07 00:56 AM
who you callin' meathead? [re: WildWind]  

In reply to:

Well, I was going to say "nobody but Monkeyboy understands the complexities of this issue,"


I'm curious: Upon what do you base your surmise that Monkeyboy understands these complexities, WildWind? I've never heard him break down at any length what he is doing. We got a few thoughts from him on this thread, but I think he may have felt agitated and thus didn't speak as dispassionately as he might otherwise have.

I tend to believe you are letting your personal fondness for the monkey cloud your judgement.

One problem I have with this line of humor is that he runs it from his primary user account. If this stuff came from an obvious "character" - an alter ego - then I think the audience would be more willing to focus on the whole and what the speech says about the speaker. You brought up Archie Bunker as an example of the successful employement of racist humor. But the way I see it, there was no racist humor in All in the Family. That was a show about a racist, who himself was the subject of the audience's laughter everytime he spoke. What Archie says is funny because he is ignorant and does not realize it. But would those lines be funny if delivered by Bob Newhart in his 70s show? I think you see my point. Monkeyboy is on thin ice delivering his stuff right from the mothership, cos he doesn't otherwise present himself as an ignorant, pitiful fool.

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Kid, you've paid your dues...dues and dues. ~J. Tweedy


 
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Subject  Posted byPosted on
*About the racist content  Monkeyboy02/03/07 06:28 AM
.*As if anyone cares  WildWind02/04/07 09:26 PM
.*Re: As if anyone cares  Starlite02/05/07 00:39 AM
.*Re: As if anyone cares  96dbFreak02/04/07 10:08 PM
.*Re: As if anyone cares  Monkeyboy02/05/07 05:34 AM
.*You're not the only gay in the village  96dbFreak02/05/07 05:24 PM
.*Re: You're not the only gay in the village  96dbFreak02/05/07 09:18 PM
.*Re: You're not the only gay in the village  Persilot02/05/07 07:29 PM
.*Re: You're not the only gay in the village  96dbFreak02/05/07 07:39 PM
.*Small hint  Monkeyboy02/05/07 08:02 PM
.*In this age of self delusion  96dbFreak02/05/07 08:10 PM
.*Re: In this age of self delusion  Monkeyboy02/05/07 08:44 PM
.*Re: In this age of self delusion  96dbFreak02/05/07 09:01 PM
.*suck  Monkeyboy02/05/07 07:17 PM
.*Re: suck  96dbFreak02/05/07 07:26 PM
.*One Nation under the groove  Remade/Remodeled02/04/07 10:54 PM
.*Re: One Nation under the groove  96dbFreak02/04/07 10:58 PM
.*But you're one of the good ones  Remade/Remodeled02/04/07 11:22 PM
.*Re: But you're one of the good ones  96dbFreak02/04/07 11:42 PM
.*Can we fix it?  Remade/Remodeled02/05/07 00:16 AM
.*Re: Can we fix it?  96dbFreak02/05/07 00:26 AM
.*Eanie, meanie, minie...  Remade/Remodeled02/06/07 12:30 PM
.*Re: Eanie, meanie, minie...  96dbFreak02/06/07 03:06 PM
.*...that was, to this, Hyperion to a Satyr!  JonnyManic02/05/07 10:45 AM
.*Re: ...that was, to this, Hyperion to a Satyr!  Persilot02/05/07 11:28 AM
.*Re: ...that was, to this, Hyperion to a Satyr!  Strawman02/05/07 12:14 PM
.*Re: Can we fix it?  Monkeyboy02/05/07 05:40 AM
.*Surrender  Remade/Remodeled02/04/07 08:32 PM
.*yeah, about the racist content  JonnyManic02/04/07 01:42 PM
.*Re: yeah, about the racist content  Strawman02/04/07 04:38 PM
.*You're wrong, I'm a total racist  Monkeyboy02/04/07 04:30 PM
.*gang sign  power2charm02/04/07 11:46 PM
.*And this from the creator of "I am a racist"!  Marquis02/06/07 12:21 PM
.*Re: gang sign  Kerbwarrior02/05/07 01:24 PM
.*Re: gang sign  Monkeyboy02/05/07 05:27 AM
.*I confess..  Strawman02/04/07 07:25 PM
.*Re: I confess..  Monkeyboy02/04/07 08:06 PM
.*Re: You're wrong, I'm a total racist  Starlite02/04/07 04:37 PM
.*HATECRIME!  Marquis02/05/07 03:05 PM
.*Re: HATECRIME!  Starlite02/06/07 02:00 AM
.*Judgement Daze  Marquis02/06/07 11:45 AM
.*Re: Judgement Daze  Starlite02/06/07 12:46 PM
.*Stand up for yourself, Poindexter!  Marquis02/06/07 01:10 PM
.*Re: Stand up for yourself, Poindexter!  Starlite02/06/07 02:38 PM
.*Miserabile Dictu!  Marquis02/06/07 04:43 PM
.*At Least Marquis Appreciates My Efforts Here  FredPhelps02/07/07 04:40 AM
.*So I tried to make this post less judgemental  Starlite02/07/07 02:30 AM
.*I'm proud of you, princess  Monkeyboy02/07/07 05:05 AM
.*The definition of "token."  WildWind02/06/07 10:35 PM
.*The Dream Police  Marquis02/07/07 10:40 AM
.*Re: The Dream Police  Starlite02/11/07 04:02 PM
.*Comfy in Nautica  Marquis02/12/07 11:23 AM
.*Re: The Dream Police  Monkeyboy02/11/07 05:46 PM
.*It's not exactly racism...  theidiot202/08/07 10:07 AM
.*Zip A Dee Do Dah  Monkeyboy02/06/07 10:40 PM
.*My oh my, but you're not really gay  WildWind02/06/07 11:35 PM
..who you callin' meathead?  power2charm02/07/07 00:56 AM
.*It can die and be buried now  WildWind02/10/07 10:12 PM
.*ZOMBIE  WildWind07/30/13 04:11 PM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  96dbFreak02/11/07 08:08 PM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  Monkeyboy02/11/07 08:21 PM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  96dbFreak02/11/07 08:45 PM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  Monkeyboy02/12/07 04:51 AM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  96dbFreak02/12/07 05:24 AM
.*Stu can die and be buried now  Kirk02/12/07 05:51 AM
.*Re: It can die and be buried now  Strawman02/11/07 03:47 PM
.*Thin ice = shitty real estate  Monkeyboy02/07/07 05:28 AM
.*Re: Stand up for yourself, Poindexter!  Dogz02/06/07 03:03 PM
.*Re: Stand up for yourself, Poindexter!  Monkeyboy02/06/07 02:44 PM
.*As I see it, I just come off as frustrated, but...  Starlite02/06/07 03:42 PM
.*Oh fucking shut the fuck upski!  Strawman02/06/07 08:28 PM
.*issues  Asteroid02/07/07 09:21 AM
.*Re: Oh fucking shut the fuck upski!  Monkeyboy02/06/07 10:27 PM
.*SEE!!  Strawman02/07/07 05:19 AM
.*Arbeit macht frei until you die  Wraith202/06/07 12:17 PM
.*Punched in the comfort zone  Marquis02/06/07 12:48 PM
.*Re: HATECRIME!  Monkeyboy02/06/07 05:20 AM
.*I agree with Marquis completely, it turns out  WildWind02/05/07 03:55 PM
.*That old 'N' word gets about too much on TW...  JonnyManic02/05/07 04:15 PM
.*Re: That old 'N' word gets about too much on TW...  Monkeyboy02/05/07 04:31 PM
.*Strange fruit (no, not Monkeyboy)  96dbFreak02/04/07 05:01 PM
.*Re: Strange fruit (no, not Monkeyboy)  Monkeyboy02/05/07 05:42 AM
.*Can't we all just get along?  Kirk02/05/07 07:17 AM
.*Foul!  Monkeyboy02/04/07 05:15 PM
.*Re: Foul!  96dbFreak02/04/07 05:23 PM
.*Re: Foul!  Monkeyboy02/04/07 05:34 PM
.*Again: leave the laughs to me, princess  Monkeyboy02/04/07 04:59 PM
.*Re: Again: leave the laughs to me, princess  Starlite02/04/07 05:53 PM
.*Never allow for complexities  Monkeyboy02/04/07 06:20 PM
.*oh no, I'm Manic Street Preaching  JonnyManic02/04/07 07:46 PM
.*Got you beat on that front  Monkeyboy02/04/07 08:16 PM
.*Re: Never allow for complexities  Starlite02/04/07 06:31 PM
.*Right, you're the better person  Monkeyboy02/04/07 06:37 PM
.*Yes, I'm a saint. And hot. Don't forget hot.  Starlite02/04/07 06:56 PM
.*Not that hot, really  Monkeyboy02/04/07 07:02 PM
.*Re: yeah, about the racist content  Starlite02/04/07 03:55 PM
.*Alerta antifascista  Wraith202/04/07 03:34 PM
.*Re: yeah, about the racist content  Dogz02/04/07 03:31 PM
.*Re: yeah, about the racist content  Kerbwarrior02/04/07 02:57 PM
.*Re: About the racist content  Strawman02/03/07 01:40 PM
.*Johnny Depth! That is rich.  JarethsGirl02/03/07 07:21 AM
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