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Archive for January 12th, 2010

Does It Go From Bad To Worse?????

Posted by Boghound on January 12, 2010

Avatar hit by accusations of racism

Critics claims the story of a white US Marine who saves an alien race perpetuates the “white Messiah fable” and suggests that non-whites are primitives incapable of helping themselves.

Hundreds of blogs, YouTube videos and Twitter postings have sprung up on the subject since the film’s release three weeks ago, with one writer dubbing the 3-D extravaganza “a racial fantasy par excellence”.

David Brooks, a columnist writing in the New York Times, said: “Avatar is a racial fantasy par excellence … It rests on the stereotype that white people are rationalist and technocratic while colonial victims are spiritual and athletic. It rests on the assumption that non-whites need the White Messiah to lead their crusades. It rests on the assumption that illiteracy is the path to grace.

“It also creates a sort of two-edged cultural imperialism. Natives can either have their history shaped by cruel imperialists or benevolent ones, but either way, they are going to be supporting actors in our journey to self-admiration.”

…………….are these morons braindead or are they just self publicists??????…These people look for racialism in anything and delight in manipulating it to fit in with their own twisted ideology….They have “chips on their shoulders” so large that it must be interfering with the blood flow to their brains, if they have one!!!


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Dodgy Xmas Jumpers

Posted by Boghound on January 12, 2010

Dodgy Christmas jumper parties are a new trend

They used to be the scourge of Christmas, but the dodgy festive woolly jumper has now become a trend in its own right.

This year thousands of people are said to be holding Christmas jumper parties where guests have had to turn up in the worst X-mas fashions they have been gifted.

There are even dozens of websites advising people of ways to ironically celebrate ugly jumpers at their party and suggest jumper related games and drinks.
But because most people have traditionally thrown the dodgy Xmas sweaters away, they have had to go out and buy them.

However, it’s worth remembering that if you are going to one of the parties this year, you might want to wait until you are there before putting it on. In public you look sad rather than ironic.

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