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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Do some people have NO sense?

    Does it bother anyone else that some supposedly intellegent people in this country do stupid stuff, then are surprised when someone is offended and goes right to the media?

    There is a story in the paper about a skit at an office christmas party where someone asked "Santa" for a "chocolate bunny", and "Santa" produces an African-American woman dressed as a Playboy bunny.

    And now they're surprised it offended someone and is on the front page of the paper! DUH!

    For some reason, stuff like this bothers me.

    Anyone else see anyone barge right into something blatently offensive and then be shocked it hit the papers?
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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    Isn't that just a matter of context? Slightly funny on SNL.. off-color and tasteless at an office party.

    Should there be high school and college level courses on the simplicity of context?
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    There was the East Moline, IL School Board member who was called by her 16 year old drunk daughter that she just crashed the SUV. Her response - to go drag the injured girls out of the vehicle (one had multiple pelvic fractures) and take them home home and told them to not tell anybody what happened.

    No excuse.

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    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
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    I'm with boiker: it might not be that offensive depending upon the context. Of course, I was a military wife for a long time and I have two aspie kids, so, for example, on autism e-mail lists, people think I am the soul of politeness and social skills and wisdom but in a lot of other contexts people would like to occassionally just slug me for being so rudely blunt and all that.




    EDIT: I am reminded of when Whoopi Goldberg dated that white guy that used to be on cheers...Dan something-er-other ... and they did a skit in black face and it really went down in flames in the media. I am sure they figured America was "evolved" enough to Get It and were undoubtedly mortified to discover how bad racism still is, though it must not have mattered to the two of them privately.

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone View post

    EDIT: I am reminded of when Whoopi Goldberg dated that white guy that used to be on cheers...Dan something-er-other ..
    Ted Dansen

    What about Michael Richard's tirade? I think he thought, at least initially, that he was being funny.

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    Cyburbian Joe Iliff's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by cch View post
    What about Michael Richard's tirade? I think he thought, at least initially, that he was being funny.
    Excellent example! Anytime you start talking about someone disrespectfully, tread lightly. If they don't approve and go along, you'll get drilled in the media. Even making fun of yourself, like your gender or religion or background, you have to think about what you're saying.
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    You mean like when Bush Sr. said that "I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens"? Oh wait... the media ignored that one.

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    Quote Originally posted by cch View post
    Ted Dansen


    At least I got one of the syllables right.

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    It takes alot to offend me, and I think nowadays peeps just get "offended" because they know ther is a chance for monetary gain in it

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    Usually it's local politicians enamored by all the perks of their office who show no sense whatsoever. 15 people from one office attending a convention/taking a junket/taking a spouse along and charging it to the jurisdiction. That always ends up in the paper. Being caught gambling in Vegas when they're supposed to be in conference sessions. Video at 6! Dumbasses.

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