Comments from thelaststraw

specialk, if she's the only female werewolf ever, how do they normally make more werewolves? Is it a bunch of doggy dudes biting each other? I MUST KNOW! Because if it's doggy dudes biting each other and you put Benedog Cumberwolf's face on one of them it would be like everything the internet yearns for and you could make a million livejournal dollars, or whatever they pay in.
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March 15, 2013 on My Day At The Steve Wilkos Show
I'm late to this party (I'm late to every party!), but I've been watching this conversation unfold at the same time as a facebook conversation among a group of friends of Jamaican, Trinidadian, and Guyanese origin. The Caribbean folks I know are NOT happy about this ad -- not in a catastrophic way, but in a head-shaking, "Man, can you believe this crap, but are we really surprised?" kind of way. Where the two conversations seem to converge is around the point that some of the comments here have made very, very, eloquently: that cultural stereotypes, even if they're not saying inherently negative things about the group being stereotyped, are nevertheless hurtful in that they do some pretty effective cultural work to strip people of their individual traits, to retrench deeply held expectations, and to then measure individual members of that group against those expectations. I think it might be less a case here of "racism" in the sense of OMG FUNNY BLACK PEOPLE LOL and more a case of "cultural stereotyping," which can do some pretty insistent and insidious cultural work. For that reason I think it helps to recognize it, point it out, and think it through when we see it appear -- and I think Gabe and the commenters have done a nice job here. TL;DR: This is one of the smartest and most respectfully conducted conversations I've seen about this on the internet. :)
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January 31, 2013 on A Friendly Chat With Gabe And Kelly: VW’s Racist Super Bowl Commercial
I have been away from Videogum for too long, thrashing through the wilds of the internet on my own. This post has made me realize not only that I need the guidance of the Gum, but that I have failed in my duties as an American citizen to keep abreast of my countrymen's internet doings. I... I love you, Videogum. I let my lack of a boring desk job keep us apart, but I'll never leave you again.
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December 19, 2012 on The Best Viral Videos Of 2012: A Retrospective
Would asking him to please spell it Frog E. Fresh be courting another (probably fictitious) cease and desist? Because I could really get behind a string of proprietary rap names changed every time his dad's house gets a call from someone's lawyer.
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December 19, 2012 on Krispy Kreme Announces His New Name
I love the smell of carnauba wax and red dye in the morning. Smells like... well, animal poop, apparently.
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December 17, 2012 on Cool Last Minute Gift Idea: ZooPoo Shampoo!
What the hell scent is "jellybean"?
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December 17, 2012 on Cool Last Minute Gift Idea: ZooPoo Shampoo!
"Shortly into its trip, it lost part of its load." Well, at least it didn't shoot its WHOLE wad.
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August 25, 2011 on Here Is How The News Works
Ants in my pants, Ants in my pants, Lookin' like a fool with these ants in my pants.
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August 3, 2011 on Cristy Joy Has Ants In Her Pants
Middle of the bottom row. I knew Jerry Bear was still alive, man.
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July 26, 2011 on How Long Can You Listen To This ’90s A Cappella Dance Mix Before You Turn It Off?
I just logged in for the first time in months to say I love you. (I just logged in for the first time in months to say I caaaare)
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June 30, 2011 on The Music Video For LuAnn DeLesseps’ “Chic, C’est La Vie” Is UNACCEPTABLE
KUUUUUUURT! This made up for the fact that I am getting so, so, so sick of auto-tune that I almost can't even deal with the musical numbers anymore. I never thought I would end up watching this show for the bullshit that happens between songs. Like KISSING.
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March 17, 2011 on Glee S02E16: They Fuckin Kissed Each Other’s Mouths, You Fuckin Guyz (…and Gleegionalz)
"On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It's off the chain, yo."
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March 11, 2011 on Best New Party Game 48: Shut Up, Dad
"Frankly, my dear, I DO NOT WANT."
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March 11, 2011 on Best New Party Game 48: Shut Up, Dad
I stood in Barnes & Noble and read (well, flipped through) just enough of her book to confirm that she plays for my team, which I'm pretty sure gives me the moral and legal right to call her my girlfriend. So I guess I'm kinda sad, but really I'm looking forward to conjugal visits.
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March 11, 2011 on FREE SNOOPIA!
We're just helping to build the story that he hopes his children will read someday.
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February 28, 2011 on More Charlie Sheen? Answering READERS’ QUESTIONS? Yes, Please!
I particularly like the part where he calls the interviewer's wife ugly and the interviewer is like, "Well, I love my wife, so." and Charlie Sheen is all like, "Well, not your wife, I mean everyone else's wife, because you and I are winning, OBVIOUSLY."
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February 28, 2011 on More Charlie Sheen? Answering READERS’ QUESTIONS? Yes, Please!
What the hell kind of canned powdered coffee (cocaine) was that supposed to be?
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February 28, 2011 on More Charlie Sheen? Answering READERS’ QUESTIONS? Yes, Please!
But Errol Flynn had arms! He used them to buckle his swashes! I am confused, and incapable of processing this with my feeble troll brain.
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February 28, 2011 on Charlie Sheen Does The Morning Shows! Still Completely Bonkers!
Next Videogum party at Sober Valley Lodge! Its primary client achieved radical success!
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February 28, 2011 on Charlie Sheen Does The Morning Shows! Still Completely Bonkers!
That is my absolute favorite way to insult celebrities whose legendary drug use doesn't live up to my standards of epic partying. Was the "Flynn" he referred to supposed to be Erroll Flynn?
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February 28, 2011 on Charlie Sheen Does The Morning Shows! Still Completely Bonkers!