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so all they joke about is race 
10th-Dec-2008 07:35 pm


How come everytime one of my American friends link me a standup act on youtube it's all jokes about race? Jokes about blacks and Mexicans and asians... I am not offended by this because race is a touchy subject. It's more just how unoriginal and easy it is to joke about this crap. Not very clever at all...

And I am not saying all humor has to have several levels to be funny to me (I love Family Guy, and you don't get much more flat than that), but when it's all the time it's worth at least a rant in my livejournal.
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10th-Dec-2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
I don't mind jokes about race if they're funny and let everyone laugh at themselves. Russell Peters is good. He's an Indian guy from Toronto and his audiences are really mixed. But it's definitely about race:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw6RgIf6epQ&NR=1

Cheryl
(no subject) - Anonymous
11th-Dec-2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
hey be nice :p

it was all with good intentions as far as i can see
12th-Dec-2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Wow, if you think this is "blatantly offensive", you've got some issues. My friends are Indian, Asian, European, American, Canadian... a mixed audience, see? And we think this is pretty funny. So relax, okay?
(no subject) - Anonymous
12th-Dec-2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
I didn't choose to ignore it, I misunderstood! And he wasn't offended, so why should you be?

I don't come on here to fight with people. Peace, okay? And if you have a video you think is funny and original, then post a link to it! I promise to be nice.

Cheryl
11th-Dec-2008 10:12 pm (UTC)
I think you missed my point here Cheryl ;)
12th-Dec-2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
Anonymous
Obviously I did! :/ I just assumed you meant racist humour, but your point is more interesting than that. Even when the jokes are sympathetic, they are always predictable. And yeah, it would be better if we didn't have to talk about race at all.