Dog And Owner Survive Twister

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“It” and Memorial Day

Masako and Spam Musubi

In the 2012 limited release movie, “Memorial Day”, children are playing at their grandparent’s home in a rural setting. It is Memorial Day weekend.  A 13 year old boy stumbles across a dusty box in a barn.

The box is his grandfather’s WWII Army footlocker, emblazoned with the unit insignia of his famed unit, the 82nd Airborne.  It is filled with “souvenirs” he had brought home from war.

The young grandson probingly asks the grandfather for the stories behind the souvenirs to which he curtly answers no – and bitterly orders the boy to take the footlocker back to where he found it.

“It’s Memorial Day…” says the grandson.

“Damn straight it is,” barks back the grandfather.

The young lad digs in, not wanting to fall short in his quest for answers, and pushes the footlocker even closer to his grandfather.

The grandson then doggedly asks, “What is it I’m…

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Golf And Fried Chicken: No Bad Jokes Allowed

If you are not a golf geek like myself, you probably don’t have a clue to who Sergio Garcia is. However, Tiger Woods probably rings a bell. Sergio made the typical “Fried Chicken” joke, and now every one has their plad pants in a knot. Here is the conversation on a thread located at the Golf Channel’s web-site. I made the point that if a black guy makes a joke directed at another black dude, all is well. Hell, Black dude can make a joke directed at a white dude, and all is well. But let white guy poke fun at black,brown,yellow, gree, or blue guy, and it is RACIST! Here are some comments and a link.

http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golftalkcentral/garcia-controversial-tiger-woods-remarks/#comment-904929228

John Heaton•37 minutes ago−
Nothing more than a bad joke. Golf writers need material. Let Chris Rock make the same type of comment, and the same folks who are ripping Sergio, would be laughing their rears off. Sergio should have made a “porn-star” joke, would have had a better shot at being funny.

dorado dorado>

because it’s different when a white person does it against a black person.

BirdyC>

No, it’s not. Racist language is racist language, regardless of “which” group uses it against the other.

dorado dorado>

it does matter, because one is entitled to make fun of themselves, but not make fun of others.

this was not racist language, it was a racist remark. that’s why people are tripping up over the “fried chicken” comment, because that in of itself is not racist. it was the context under which he made it.

john Heaton>

“entitiled”? That says it all right there.

John Heaton> o
Really? Sounds like a double standard is in place

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