Oh, Boy! A Chain Letter!

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Thanks to Newscoma, I got tagged for another goddamn meme.

The “rules” go here. I won’t abide by them, so why bother posting them? Here are the eight things:

1. This movie is going to suck. I wish it weren’t the case, but in my heart I know I’m right. I’ve bitched about this picture before. Not that it matters.

2. The ringtone I use for when Mrs. Sarcastro calls, is The Imperial March from Star Wars.

3. I have been interviewed! Print it out and keep it with your Princess Diana newspaper clippings!

4. When Diana died, Exador and his lovely wife were in town. We had been out doing something and came home to the news reports on television claiming that Diana had been in a serious auto accident. I proclaimed her dead at the scene, turned off the TV and we all went to see Squirrel Nut Zippers at the Italian Street Fair.

5. Is the CDC run by Bill Lumbergh? “Yeah, Peter. How’s it goin’? Yeah, you know if you could just not travel anywhere with your drug resistant TB, that’d be great.” I know that isn’t technically about me, but it sure is troubling to know that this Speaker, who may or may not be an illegal alien, couldn’t get a straight answer about his condition.

6. I have no idea who to support for President this coming cycle. I’m waiting for a candidate on the stump in Iowa to blurt out, “You know this ethanol deal is just a big scam, right?” Whoever does that, gets my vote.

7. Couldn’t we outsource the War in Iraq to a call center in Bangalore?

8. If I ever wind up on Inside The Actor’s Studio, (and after the master classes given by the likes of Cameron Diaz, Martin Lawrence, Jay Leno and Rosie O’Donnell, it’s just a matter of time before people who can’t act AT ALL are featured) my answer to the favorite curse word question is going to have to be “nigger”.

Nigger is the last profanity. When Harrison Ford says his favorite swear is “motherfucker”, or some such thing, the audience giggles and titters. It offends no one. The whole purpose of swearing is to offend delicate sensibilities. Judging by the reactions on that show, no other word has the capacity to offend. Imagine if Clint Eastwood dropped the “N” bomb during his questionnaire. People in the audience and watching at home would have gone ape shit. Ironically, I believe Clint’s actual answer was “ape shit“.

UpdateDeus Ex Malcontent takes a look at the “funeral” of the word “nigger” and refers to an excellent, earlier post of his regarding Krazy Kramer’s Kerfuffle.  Here’s a taste:

No matter the alternative’s power to offend and instigate, is there anything — anything — more painfully ridiculous than a grown man or woman saying, “The N-word?” It’s an absurd verbal tip-toe that not only proves that there is apparently no safe context in which the actual word can be uttered, but also that there exists an unspoken implication that those whom one would expect to be angered by the use of such a word are so stupid that they can’t discern between the desire to dehumanize and subjugate and the need to openly discuss, and therefore should be protected from hearing the word altogether — for the good of everyone. This latter possibility — an indictment of an entire culture, whether out of condescension or outright fear — is infinitely more offensive than the utterance of any one word.

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5 Responses to “Oh, Boy! A Chain Letter!”

  1. newscoma Says:

    I knew you’d bitch.
    My work is done here.
    Heh.

  2. Ginger Says:

    This is the reason why no matter where we may differ on some issues, I will always adore you.

  3. Lynnster Says:

    Great interview, but oh shit, I guess I have to finish re-adding the rest of your pictures soon now. Bollocks.

  4. Exador Says:

    Ten years ago? Are you kidding me?

    That was a good concert.

  5. Nashville is Talking » Swear Words Says:

    […] Sarcastro has a favourite epithet stored up for his encounter with James Lipton [This Word]is the last profanity. When Harrison Ford says his favorite swear is “m—–f—–r”, or some such thing, the audience giggles and titters. It offends no one. The whole purpose of swearing is to offend delicate sensibilities. Judging by the reactions on that show, no other word has the capacity to offend. Spread It Around: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

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