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Friday, February 27, 2009

Do You Get It?!

The mayor of Los Alamitos, CA, Dean Grose sent around an email of the following picture with a caption that read: No Easter Egg Hunt This Year. Not surprisingly, Mayor Grose has caught a lot of flack over this brouhaha and will resign his Mayordom sometime soon.

Wait. Why? Because it's funny. In response to all these crazy calls of him being a dumbshit bigot, Mayor Grose had this to say: "Bottom line is, we laugh at things." Right. Like racism, for example. Don't you get it? Here's a quick math equation to help some of you numbskulls out there who don't understand comedy: watermelons + White House + black president + racist pricks knowing how to attach a picture in an email = really, really funny! In fact, everyone should email Dean Grose and tell him how funny it is. dgrose@ci.los-alamitos.ca.us

Oh, and Rod Blagojevich called. He said your hair makes you look like a douchebag.


Blogger musesickman said...

serious douchebaggery going on there...

on the plus side there is this little nugget of promise->


February 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM

Blogger Wolfard said...


February 27, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Blogger Miss Kitty said...

Love your equation. I'm going to use it next time one of my Comp I students says, in our class discussion on what constitutes offensive speech, "I don't want to sound like a racist, but that cartoon is funny."

February 27, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish to Hell these creepy little piss-ant politicians would quit putting the American flag on their lapels. It's My flag and I don't want them wearing it.

February 27, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Blogger Haplo said...

RE: musesickman

I'm all for that move. If we live in a federalist society and the SCOTUS clings to states-rights claims whenever it doesn't want to make a tough decision, the states should be able legislate medical marijuana.

Don't you think that a lot of Obama's moves have been sort of reactionary, though? I mean, I'm a big government liberal and everything (I mean that), but even to my eyes this is all moving a little fast. I'd be a little more comfortable if there were academic studies, or something rational, provided to back up some of these moves.

Show us your a policy wonk, Obama, not just a knee-jerk liberal. Show us that this isn't about liberalism, it's about good policy.

March 1, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Anonymous awakeforaday said...

the real tragedy here is that it's a pretty shitty black guy/watermelon joke. i'm mean, seriously.

i don't see how sending a racially charged joke automatically puts you at the 'racist' table come thanksgiving....it's a joke born of a stereotype, and its one thing to find some semblance of humor in it, a whole other to start hitting up clan meetings on craigslist. calling a dude a 'racist' is some bold shit.

is there some other info that substantiates this dude as anything more than a fat old white guy with a predictable sense of humor???

March 2, 2009 at 12:20 PM


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