Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturdave

I doubt (hope?) many of G:TB's regular readers have paid attention to the various racial conflagrations inflaming what passes for our media in the last few weeks. In a nutshell, right-wing partisans got into an online spat with the NAACP and posted a conveniently edited video claiming reverse racism, and left-wing hand-wringers predictably and completely overreacted in any number of dimensions. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the White House staff earned a special commendation for outstanding achievement in spineless capitulation.

We really don't care about any of that. Or at least we really aren't interested in debating race relations in this space. The silver lining in this entirely, predictably, depressing episode was the reminder from the gifted Ta-Nehisi Coates of Dave Chappelle's genius.



I miss Dave Chappelle. What might have been.

13 comments:

T.J. said...

I hope that's the race draft...

Oh, by the way, the low already occurred here for the day. Hours ago. It was 81. You've got to be kidding me.

rob said...

igor and i are attending a wedding this evening. outdoors.

rob said...

once again, buzz bissinger's spit-flecked rants are reason enough to get on twitter if you're not already there.

T.J. said...

Buzz is insane. And as rob noted, damn entertaining.

Mark said...

I started following Buzz based on Geoff and Rob's recommendations. I have not been disappointed in his vitriolic insanity. The man is a hate machine.

And thank god TJs not attending this outdoor wedding. He might've punched the bride in the face in a fit of heat induced anger. I've never seen weather turn a man into such a whiny little bitch like this summer's done to the Teej. He should spend a summer in Gainesville where triple digits is the norm.

T.J. said...

I'm pitching that idea to the Weather Channel and TLC. One of them must see the entertainment potential,

Mr. Truck said...

the african american lady in front of me yesterday at costco had eight watermelons in her cart, and that's it. but i didn't think anything of it. because i don't think like that.

T.J. said...

Some people just really like Gallagher.

Mr. Truck said...

i wish there was a comedian that was part chapelle and part gallagher.

zman said...

You mean like the Black Gallagher skit from Chappelle's Show?

Mr. Truck said...

my dream has come true. that was awesome.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x156tb_black-gallagher2_shortfilms

T.J. said...

Wait til Mr. Truck finds out about the rest of the internet.

zman said...

Konichiwa bitches.