• All Purchases made this month instantly go into the draw to win a USD $ 100.00 credit to your HoP account.
 
Page: 1234
arashi


arashi

Pooh-Bah
Location: austin,tx

Total posts: 2363
Posted:ok. so i realize the word nigger encapsulates all that is wrong with the world. racism is evil. but steve martin's scene from the jerk was not racist.

this obviously stupid italian guy is talking to steve ( who was raised by poor african americans) about blacks moving on to a certain area. the italian guy calls them "niggers" and steve martin rips off his robe, screams "i AM a nigger!" and proceeds to go kung fu on them. the word in this context is actually a symbol of white folks jumping in to the battle and not putting up with racism.

i suppose i'm okay that people felt the need to censor on this site yet again. in fact i'm okay with people not liking racism. but please pick your fights appropriately. and yes i find this trend disturbing. why not ask people to clarify before jumping to conclusions and censoring the thread? you've missed out on a great piece of humor i believe wink



and if the thread was censored because i was making fun of honkys...

well...



sorry but you're going to have to keep censoring me because i'll never stop biggrin

EDITED_BY: arashi (1127470469)


-Such a price the gods exact for song: to become what we sing
-Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.
-When the center of the storm does not move, you are in its path.

Delete Topic

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:Thanks newgabe, I was thinking something like that was the case in oz but not wanting to guess and I am unfamiliar with the culture....

The funny thing about megs post is that at this very same conference we had a european who didn't understand what the word caucasian meant and wound up writing in "other: european" on his form.... *chuckle*
I think the closest european comes to be defining is a hair texture....


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

bluecat


bluecat

geek, level 1
Location: everywhere

Total posts: 5300
Posted:er. totally ignoring rest of thread here, sorry.

i couldn't help but notice(as it was strenuously pointed out to me by a fairy) that the demographic at most juggling onventions in the UK is very much 99% white.

whats going on there?

shrug


Holistic Spinner (I hope)

Delete

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:the demographic of plenty of cities in the UK is nearly 99% white too, as has been pointed out to me recently...

only in the really big cities is there diversity it seems.... maybe even only london and birmingham, but i don't want to state that without knowing!


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

Stone
GOLD Member since Jun 2001

Stream Entrant
Location: Melbourne

Total posts: 2830
Posted:Fair points Ade, Id certainly overlooked indigenous cultures, and the stigma attached to being black in Australia. Though, I think its better to talk about race/culture issues openly, rather make jokes down the pub.



I remember reading James Baldwin at school, and then I chanced across this quote recently: "You can only be destroyed by believing that you really are what the white world calls a nigger (James Baldwin)."



The vision is the future, not the past.





smile

EDITED_BY: Stone (1127746353)


If we as members of the human race practice meditation, we can transcend our fear, despair, and forgetfulness. Meditation is not an escape. It is the courage to look at reality with mindfulness and concentration. Thich Nhat Hanh

Delete

simian


simian

110% MONKEY EVERY TIME ALL THE TIME JUST CANT STOP THE MONKEY
Location: London

Total posts: 3149
Posted:FYI



[url=http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:eN-ADeVvYmEJ:www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/505777/Main/500848+"guff+politics"&hl=en]There's a little bit of the old thread cached on google, but it cuts out before it gets "interesting".[/url]





[url=http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=455]UK ethnic demographics[/url] (taken from the 2001 census)



edit: huh? linky no worky? guess you'll just have to copy & paste.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

Delete

[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:in fact can you just remove the link cos it opens up the length of the boxes so much i have to scroll from one side to the other just to read the thread.....

Meg, I dont know what i said, it was really inspired, very rambling and I was very happy with it. But its gone forever now and I notice that no mods have been brave enough to enter into this thread and tell us why they deleted the thread instead of editing it, and why they did it under your name and not thier own...

hence im going to notify the mods to this post and make shure they know we are all asking.

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

Delete

[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:oh, i just had a thought, maybe it wasnt the 'black' comment atall, maybe it was the austrailian bashing, which was much more agressive and apperant, but funnily no-one here has mentioned it.....

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

Delete

mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:well maybe it was the australia bashing, but if they put that thread back up I will personally explain all the "irony" and "sarcasm" I used. If you don't know, these are forms of "humour" which is a social interaction that aids group bonding.

as for black people not juggling, that's probably cos they're 99% cooler than white people, and jugglers are 99% less cool than everyone else, therefore only 0.001% of all black people will consider juggling, instead of something cool, like say breakdancing, or gangsta rap.


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:... or smoking dope

I hear that's cool...


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:*Wonders if the fact he smokes and does cool dancing means he'll tan better on his global trip*

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:ubblol

This thread is going through an identity crisis.

(Erm... incidentally, I am not a man. I was just confused. Or being really dry and ironic... but probably just confused)

Y'see... Dom goes travelling and everything falls to bits rolleyes


Getting to the other side smile

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:She's right you know - She's not a man
(I may or may not have proof)

Steve Martin is however

*phew, back on topic*


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:umm

You wish.


smile


Getting to the other side smile

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Hey - you think out of all those hugs, none of them were research?

tongue

Now, sign into MSN damn you


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

_Clare_
BRONZE Member since Oct 2002

_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast

Total posts: 5967
Posted:Nope, have to go to belfast and you'll distract me.



Anyways, I am horrified that you abused that position of trust and affection for your own personal gratification.



smile



tongue


Getting to the other side smile

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Hey - I never said I enjoyed it

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Anyway, you're already in Belfast - it says so on your Loc:

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:look a durbs post followed immediately by a firepoise post where she blatently flirts with him in a manner completely irrelevant to the discussion, not seen that happen before....

getting back to the topic: As a white female and a member of a genetic subclass I think racism can be a useful thing. I don't really want to have to not make generallised statements like "americans are fat isolationists". I don't like having to qualify everything with nice people are nice and some people aren't nice and america contains a few of both, (but most of those good and bad people are fat). I would rather just classify them by country, lump them all together and make blatent stereotypes of them. When I meet somebody I then forget all of these stereotypes because each person is individual, and they need individual stereotypes, like mutant-chested smurf boy. Modern life is difficult enough without having to talk politically correct bullshit. wink


"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:frown

You said you liked my blue-tinged skin


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

2bags
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

2bags

enthusiast
Location: bristol, uk

Total posts: 272
Posted:actually, dude, i think she means me wink.

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:I doubt it - nobody likes you...

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

2bags
BRONZE Member since Apr 2004

2bags

enthusiast
Location: bristol, uk

Total posts: 272
Posted:yeah, she calls me a "mutant-chested smurf boy" because she dislikes me.

Delete

[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:Get a room!, or better, a PM.

hear hear Meg, exact. cant say it better....

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:Written by: 2bags

yeah, she calls me a "mutant-chested smurf boy" because she dislikes me.



Is that reverse psychology?
Or anti-psychology?

Who cares - Go back to being a leaf, tumbling in the cruel autumn winds tongue


Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

mcp
PLATINUM Member since May 2003

mcp

Flying Water Muppet
Location: Edin-borrow.

Total posts: 5276
Posted:this has gone to pot. Where are the moderators to reopen my thread? I mean, WHERE are THEY?

"the now legendary" - Kaskade
"the still legendary" - Kaskade

I spunked in my friend's aquarium and the fish ate it. I love all fish. Especially the pink ones. They are my bitches. - Anon.

Delete

Durbs
BRONZE Member since Sep 2001

Durbs

Classically British
Location: Epsom, Surrey, England

Total posts: 5688
Posted:There's one

Burner of Toast
Spinner of poi
Slacker of enormous magnitude

Delete

yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

yoni

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:hmm maybe they've all been kidnapped by racist hackers

UCOF "evolution: Poi -> stick -> hoops -> devil stick -> juggling club -> juggling ball -> crayons."

Supergroovalsticprosifunkstication
In other words, it's the thumps bump

Delete

Kyrian


Dreamer
Location: York, England

Total posts: 4308
Posted:I still can't belive they spent all this time making us all think you (mcp) did that, as well.....

And boy was I confused by the idea of you taking a thread down for racist comments....


Keep your dream alive
Dreamin is still how the strong survive

Shalom VeAhavah

New Hampshire has a point....

Delete

Malcolm
SAPPHIRE Member since Nov 2003

Malcolm

HOP admin
Location: HOP

Total posts: 999
Posted:Hi,

Pele moved the Guff thread to have some editing done. She has just moved house and without internet for a while now.

I am reading through the thread now and will edit if neccessary anything that breaks the site rules.


"May your balls always burn"

Delete

[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Mar 2017

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:I was in comunication with a mod about it, and he seems to think the thread is still up and cant find this one.....

the mystery deepens...

HOP REVOLT!!!!

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

Delete

Page: 1234

Similar Topics

Using the keywords [steve martin racist] we found the following similar topics.
1. Learn > Staff > Contact > The Steve *help/resource half steve basic contact roll  very useful to...
2. Forums > steve martin is not racist [105 replies]
3. Forums > back/neck spin to quarter steve exit [7 replies]
4. Forums > Steve variation - The Deve-o [5 replies]
5. Forums > Keeping nice steve planes [6 replies]

     Show more..