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Neil (AoD)
April 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm

First!

Some LOL worthy material there dude, especially the bestiality gag. Does it count if I insert my knob in the goldfish tank and let them suck it? or is that just wonrg, rather than illegal?…

I kid, I kid…

dune
April 10, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Man the last panel is wrong on so many levels…keep it up! XD

Keith
April 10, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Genius.

Veronica
April 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

I didn’t think “colored” was that bad, but that’s coming from a non-colored person of color. :)

Great strip, Bernie!

@Neil (AoD) – keep it to yourself please

Katherine
April 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm

As a person of non-color, I concur Veronica. And Neil? Those guppies have better things to do, like feed my Oscar, Attila the Hun, than nibble on your so-called ‘knob’, it’s just wrong… wrong… wrong…

Neil (AoD)
April 10, 2009 at 6:26 pm

But I like to share.. myself… literally…

:D ;)

Fodali
April 11, 2009 at 4:43 am

All this color talk made me curious…

What color is a Latino then? (come on… I have the “politically corect” right to ask, I’m Brazilian)

And what color are you, Bernie?

Love Alien Loves Predator!!!

Kenny
April 11, 2009 at 10:00 am

@Fodali
Latino’s are Brown… as are Middle Easterners and Indians (from India, not the Pow Wow kind, who are Red).

Bernie, I believe, is Yellow.

So colourful.

H
April 11, 2009 at 10:22 am

Great punchline. “What?” Poor predator. :D

The whole “coloured” thing. I remember when it was a perfectly normal way to describe someone of African descent. It was preferred to “black” because “black” had become considered derogatory. Then “coloured” started to become a bit dubious. We had “African-Americans” everywhere (and you don’t want to hear what a man from Mozambique had to say on the subject of citizens of the USA who considered themselves to be “African” had to say to me once on the subject – it was very far from printable). Black has come round again, of course. But none of these words entirely became “bad” at any point, just like Carla Sims said about “coloured”. The problem was and is, that some people actually think there is something wrong with being of a particular race – that they need to cover it up or disguise it by changing the words around every ten years (that seems to be about the period). Nigger was never an entirely unprejudiced word since at the time it was simply impossible to separate referring to someone by their race and being discriminate against that race, but it wasn’t the taboo word that it became. It ended up as taboo simply because the racism against black people became inseparable from the word itself – a word that should not in any way be an insult became one. Just as future words became “insults” and had to be replaced. Or it was /thought/ that they had to be replaced. My opinion is that there should be no reason to start finding alternate words any more than there’s a need to find alternate words for blonde or brunette. The USA wont have purged itself of racism until its people can apply a simple description to someone’s race and just leave it be as a word without political loading. “Coloured” is a little more dubious than some because it’s origin is implicitly stating “White” as the default, but that doesn’t make it a sensitive word. The English language evolves and changes all the time and few people spend much thought on the origins of terms.

Coloured, African, Black… If a word just describes someone’s ethnicity then it shouldn’t be an insult ever. MHO.

H.

Abe
April 11, 2009 at 12:37 pm

… bestially… uhhhh

shaolinjesus
April 12, 2009 at 5:41 am

I still think AFRO-american was the best term. Describing someones ethnicity based on a hair style means we could have MULLET-americans.

Fodali
April 13, 2009 at 3:16 am

In that case, I would suggest the criation of the category “Mullet-Australians”… dude, people here LOOOOOVE mullets.

(Kenny, thanks for the clarification!)

Boodie
April 13, 2009 at 8:46 am

Well usually only the bogans Fodali..

8-)

tim
April 13, 2009 at 8:50 am

I don’t think hair style works. I have no hair to style! How would you refer to me: bald-american? Skin-american? Toupee-challenged?

Instead, I think we should adopt the Crayola standard: “A marigold woman married a cornflower man, and they’re expecting an electric lime baby in May.”

Gabby
April 13, 2009 at 6:25 pm

“Wait… Bestiality is legal now?”
… Only if the damn liberals have their way. :shakefist:

@Fodali
Brazilians are stereotypically portrayed as tan and therefore the race/ethnicity is considered to be one of “brown/golden” people. It’s apparently because of all the intermarriage of Europeans, natives, and Africans who were brought over as slaves. I, however, happen to be so white that I’ve never even had to worry about such a thing as “blending in” sunscreen. I’m just that pale.

Have you ever noticed, by the way, that Brazilians have to refer to themselves as Latinos because we can’t be considered Hispanics (being that we don’t speak Spanish and all) but never have Italians or the French been known to do likewise? They always just default back to “European”, or at least, they have in my general experience. Just… you know… an observation.

Munan
April 14, 2009 at 12:55 am

Great comic! Especially like the second panel, it made me feel superior, coming from a country where gay-marriage actually is legal.

@H: thank you for your thoughtful post. However, I think there is another element there as well: the wish people have to decide themselves what they should be called, instead of others deciding. At least, that’s why some terms in the Netherlands have changed (‘foreigner’ becoming ‘New Dutch’). Some others have changed because of the uneasiness felt by the dominant group (people seem to prefer to call Jews and – to a lesser degree – Turks ‘Jewish people’ and ‘Turkish people’ – a stupid thing, because it almost sounds like one might expect Jews and Turks to be less then people).

Fodali
April 14, 2009 at 3:25 am

@ Boodie

Well, maybe this is a sign that I live in a bogan neighbourhood… ;D

@Gabby

That’s a pretty interesting observation… I agree. And yeah I guess Brazilians are a bit tricky to classify, considering all the mixture in our blood/heritage. We come in all colors and flavours: from milky white to dark chocolate!

m
April 14, 2009 at 5:25 am

In Southern Africa Coloured is a particular classfication that is distinct from black, white, Asian, and Indian (which is separate from “Asian”) and is not derogatory at all, although most Coloured people don’t consider themselves “mixed race”, as is mentioned in the article below – that is a bit of an insult.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coloured

brandon
April 14, 2009 at 8:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9c24_lw_24

haw haw haw.

H
April 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

@Munan. Thanks. Good point that I’ll keep in mind.

Bartholomew D.
May 18, 2009 at 12:11 am

“H” is a racist azz crackkka. IMO

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