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Monday, 3 April 2006
Shortnin' Bread
It doesn't seem reasonable to say that white people, for instance, aren't allowed to make fun of a black person's hair. Is there something inherently funnier about a black person's hair that sticks up than a white person's hair that does? Or, worse, is there something more sacrosanct about it?

Oh, horseshit. Get over it.

If I were to appear at my place of employment with my hair completely unmoved from how it first appears when I am awakened, it would amaze and perhaps even stupefy. It is the kind of bedhead that begets legends. It is cowlicked and dream-curled; smooshed and roostered; plastered and indomitable.

So when I come across someone as vile and hateful and embarrassing as the Jew-hating US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, I am proscribed as a white guy from laughing at her hair when she meant it to look that way?

Ha! Right! Get lost.


Posted by Toby Petzold at 8:05 PM CDT | Post Comment | View Comments (11) | Permalink

Monday, 3 April 2006 - 8:07 PM CDT

Name: Toby

I swiped the photo from CNN. Thanks.

Monday, 3 April 2006 - 9:00 PM CDT

Name: sluggo

Bu'wheat say, fukk da police!

Tuesday, 4 April 2006 - 12:10 AM CDT

Name: Arkady

I'm trying not to pick a side on this one, but I prefer mcKinney to most of her peers when it comes to truly representing her constituents. She's more of a patriot than most of her fellow congress-folk. As for her attitude and appearance, well, nobody said politicians had to be pretty.

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 10:22 AM CDT

Name: moogabble

No, she ain't gotsta be pretty (clearly). But there should really be no debate as to which side to take. Members are instructed to wear a lapel pin to avoid this exact type of situation. Her argument that the cop should have recognized her is not only stupid, but racist "I'm one of only 14 female African-Americans here, so he should recognize me...". If the capitol police were indeed mandated to identify all members by facial recognition alone, the lapel pin (and instructions to wear it) would not exist. If Saddam can have plenty of look-alikes that can fool his countrymen, who's to say that a bad guy could not sneak into congress, made-up to look like a congress-person, and blow the place up? I imagine that McMonkey was just trying to pick a fight to get into the spotlight, but she's the only one who was wrong.

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 6:31 PM CDT

Name: Toby

Moogabble, eh? I've known exactly two people in my entire life who use that name.

I wonder which one is you.

If either.

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 7:08 PM CDT

Name: moogabble

I wondered if that'd ring a bell...

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 7:26 PM CDT

Name: Toby

Eugene, if that's you, drop me a line sometime. I haven't seen you since you got married. Let's do coffee.

But if that's you, Reese, I will be doubly surprised. Give my best to J. and your boys. It is plural now, isn't it?

Anyhow, both of you make me proud, even if I've never told you that.

(Oh, and it may also be that I have mentioned that term before in enough places that y'alls onomatopoetic genius has been delivered like a meme to yet another old friend of mine.)

That is to ask, who da fuck izz you?

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 7:37 PM CDT

Name: moogabble

Strike 1. Strike 2. You're left with the lowly third wheel of the aforementioned duo. In fairness, it was Eugene and I who coined the term, in the lovely RHS cafe.....I remember it like it was yesterday. As long as your rolling out the middle ones, I'm Bruce.

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 9:25 PM CDT

Name: Toby

Hmmm. Would this be Mr. L who lives on Mountain Time? Long time no hear. Hope you're doing well. But, come now! Bruce? Jesus, could your name be more Scottish?!

Glad you could set me straight on the origins of that term.

And I'm proud of you, too.

(Are non-jarheads allowed to go "Semper fi!"?)

Wednesday, 5 April 2006 - 10:40 PM CDT

Name: jbl

BINGO!

I read you daily, and the pride is all mine (I knew him when...). Keep it up.

We should have a reunion.

Friday, 7 April 2006 - 5:06 PM CDT

Name: Toby

That sounds good. I'll be sure to let folks know I heard from you.

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