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Posted on 2008.03.28 at 13:53
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I would love to sit around all day and find things in which to create controversy over. Problem is, I'm not very good at it. In fact, I suck at finding normal, everyday things in which to drop inflammatory remarks over, and create vivid, complex back story's for. Like this cover, for example, which I find all manner of awesome - and I don't even know who these people are!

Yahoo! News said:

But the image is stirring up controversy, with some commentators decrying the photo as perpetuating racial stereotypes. James strikes what some see as a gorilla-like pose, baring his teeth, with one hand dribbling a ball and the other around Bundchen’s tiny waist.

It’s an image some have likened to “King Kong” and Fay Wray.

Who are these commentators? Is this what they do for a living? Try to stir up controversy? And if so, how do they get that - from this!? I simply don't understand. I don't understand how the same people who chide us, as a nation for not being free of racism are the same ones who continue to bring it up time and time again. Put those people away - these ubiquitous commentators, and that will solve the very problem they're creating.

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Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-03-28 18:58 (UTC) (Link)
drop inflammatory remarks

Isn't it awful when people make inflammatory remarks for the sole purpose of creating drama? *is scandalized at the mere thought*
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-03-28 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm all for starting some fun - poking fun at myself (the Captain Swallow story) or someone like danzigfried when he used to post. And as long as its been, it seemingly never gets old poking at schpydurx but I honestly think that's because the boy is so good natured.

And I know you're scandalized by drama you poor dear, we all are. I like to put my best foot forward, give all the chances I can, and only as a last resort root out evil at its source. But since we can't change other people, only ourselves...*shrug*

Thanks for carefully choosing your words. Yes, I think that's what this whole controversy is about - creating drama. And I hates it, I do!
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-03-28 19:44 (UTC) (Link)
I try to choose my words carefully so that I can be sure to not hurt anyone's feelings or give potential offence. Being a person of pacifist tendencies and a mild nature, I feel it my duty to spread happiness and joy in the world.

Yes, that's me! The melancthe of human kindness!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-29 00:50 (UTC) (Link)
Who are these commentators? Is this what they do for a living? Try to stir up controversy? And if so, how do they get that - from this!?
It's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't things. No matter what pose would have transpired on the cover, someone would have bitched about it.

Let's say that there was no white woman on the cover. The criticism would then be that whites are segreationists.

Suppose that the black male were dressed in a nice suit. Whites would be accussed of domesticating blacks.

Notice how in all cases, blacks are painted as being the victims and whites the oppressors.

Your observation is correct; it is these so-called commentators that keep perpetuating racism.

And speaking of avatar ironies, I especially chose my Kong avavtar for this comment.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-03-29 02:42 (UTC) (Link)
And speaking of avatar ironies, I especially chose my Kong avavtar for this comment.
I noticed. Awesome!
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2008-03-29 04:51 (UTC) (Link)
I felt the need to add a reply to this thread.

Remember - to fit in with spooks: its "Grape DRANK".
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-03-29 04:53 (UTC) (Link)
I saw Undercover Brother.
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2008-03-29 05:01 (UTC) (Link)
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-03-29 06:11 (UTC) (Link)
For the edification of others, perhaps it would help if I posted a summary of the comments so far?

schpydurx: YOU ARE A POT-STIRRING WHORE WHO USES HER SEXUALITY TO BEFUDDLE MY BRAIN!
melancthe: *buffs nails modestly*
schpydurx: STOP TRYING TO DENY IT, YOU DRAMA WHORE! I HAVE LINKS!
melancthe: *buffs nails even more modestly, and admits to being the biggest drama whore who ever drama-whored*¹
schpydurx: WILL SOMEONE LOOK AT MY LINKS, GODDAMMIT!
melancthe: *flaunts sexuality*
schpydurx: *froths*
Unwashed Masses: We can has moar, melancthe?
schpydurx: *froths more*

¹ Other than the incomparable ehowton of course.
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-03-29 15:39 (UTC) (Link)
He froth's more than a double-shot half-caff frap-latte!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-29 17:37 (UTC) (Link)
I hate you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2008-03-29 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for going out of your way to prove my point.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-03-29 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome. I like to be kind to the little people.
irulan_amy at 2008-03-30 03:35 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that seems a bit of a stretch.

Could you imagine if your paycheck was based upon coming up with stuff like that?
ehowton
ehowton at 2008-03-30 04:31 (UTC) (Link)
I'd starve.
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