Saturday, April 10, 2010

Boy Trapped in Refrigerator Eats Own Foot


You know, in hindsight maybe the best way to combat all those Polish jokes wasn't to put every single member of your government on a 20-year-old plane with a history of mechanical problems.

The Huffington Post: Polish President Killed in Plane Crash, 132 Dead/4.10.10

25 comments:

Capn said...

Dude, first off, not cool.

If Air Force One had crashed, I'm sure you'd be a tad incensed if some Polish guy were making fun of it...

Second, Polonophobia, anti-Polonism, antipolonism and anti-Polish sentiment refer to a spectrum of hostile attitudes toward Polish people and culture. These terms apply to racial prejudice against Poles and people of Polish descent, including ethnicity-based discrimination and state-sponsored mistreatment of Poles. This was a set up that led to genocide during World War II, notably by the German Nazis, the Soviets and Ukrainian nationalists.

So cut it out.

VOTAR said...

"Doc, The odds were against us up there but we went in anyway, and I'm glad we did. The captain made the right decision. Sometime when the crew is up against it and the breaks are beating the boys, tell them to go out there with all they've got and win just one for the Zipper. I don't know where I'll be then, Doc, but I won't smell too good.
That's for sure."

aaron said...

I'm with Capn - it wasn't a mechanical problem, but trying to land in fog that did it. Also, they didn't put every single member of government on that plane. Tasteless and factually inaccurate - not your best.

Chez said...

Wow, Capn, that more than satisfies my recommended daily allowance of righteous indignation.

Lighten up, Francis. If your sensibilities are that fragile I'm shocked you waited this long to express outrage over something I said. Or is it just this particular topic that hits too close to home, in which case -- how did you manage to complete all those long sentences? (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Chez said...

Sigh.

VOTAR said...

Capn, shirley, you can't be serious.

Tabi said...

*snickers*

Kevin Davis said...

Chez, first of all you know I have nothing but love.

But I agree with Capn's sober point. You might disagree with his content but dismissing it as "righteous indignation" is not helpful.

The reason why I enjoy reading you is that you're not afraid to say shit sometimes that goes over the top in various increments. My grandparents are actually Polish and I'm not going to post here I was incredibly offended, but I did read this with the same basic reaction as Capn. It's okay, you don't need our approval, just keep doing what you're doing. But you had to have known you were going to get reactions like that when you wrote this piece.

Chez said...

It's not a piece, Kevin. It's a one-line joke. What's amusing is that I've said infinitely more offensive things in the past -- this one just happened to hit on something that stings you (and Capn, apparently) personally. Fair enough. One of the issues, though, with not really worrying about who I happen to offend is that eventually I'm probably going to offend just about everyone at some point.

Kevin Davis said...

One of the issues, though, with not really worrying about who I happen to offend is that eventually I'm probably going to offend just about everyone at some point.

Exactly. Make your point and move on. You don't have to get in the trenches and Breitbart the people who get offended. You know it's coming, but then you inexplicably feel some sort of need to defend your comments. I say fuck it and just move on. I thought your joke wasn't funny. I'm sure the next one will be.

Deacon Blue said...

Much of the sting, perhaps, is coming from the "every single member of government" line, which actually isn't true. If the prez was, domestically, more of a figurehead than anything else, and most of the real mover and shaker govt. officials are still alive and well, then you might come across dickishly on this, particularly with Polish folks.

Had you stuck with "nearly 100 important public officials" it would have worked better.

Or maybe the same level of outrage would have erupted.

Regardless, though, it really isn't the brightest move...Polish or not...to put so many metaphorical eggs into one several-ton flying metal egg basket.

Chez said...

Breitbart as a verb. I like that. Once again, just a fucking joke, folks. A whole lot of wasted exposition over a joke. It's not supposed to be tasteful or even factually accurate, because it's a fucking joke.

Anonymous said...

A joke? Better not quit your day job then!
...
oh, wait.

Kevin Davis said...

I still want to spoon if that's OK.

Tabi said...

Go sit in the corner. Don't forget your dunce cap.

Alanna said...

Relax. It was a joke.

My mom's a Sephardic Jew...but I certainly am not offended each time I hear Monty Python's "No one ever expects the Spanish Inquisition!".

Any how come your faction of Asian DXM readers did not respond the same way when you re-posted the New Hampshire rep's single-line joke about "not enough nukes" + anime.
Meh.

Anonymous said...

My wife is Polish, and that joke made me laugh out loud. Back when the Challenger exploded I was heart broken, but even I eventually had to laugh at the jokes that followed. Funny is funny.

Sheriff Bart said...

@ Alanna
Any how come your faction of Asian DXM readers did not respond the same way when you re-posted the New Hampshire rep's single-line joke about "not enough nukes" + anime.
Meh.


Because they can't see their keyboards past their buck-teeth and coke bottle lenses.

DUH!

Chez said...

By the way, Tabi. You know, I'm single now, so...

SteveR said...

http://www.ooze.com/articles/9-11-jokes.html

Tabi said...

Don't try sweet talking your way out of that corner, Mister.

Face the wall and say five Hail Marys or I'll call the Pope...he'll know how to fix you.

Alanna said...

Single is such a relative term, darling.

Chez said...

And the pun of the week award goes to...

Yeah, true. Technically there's still the ex -- technically -- and of course the really beautiful young girl in my life.

Sheriff Bart said...

Seems like facing the wall is a sure way to get fixed by the pope.

Tabi said...

@Sheriff Bart

You hit the boy on the ass with that one.

Er, the nail on the head... ;)