What's the most offensive, racist joke you have ever heard? July 26, 2006 7:25 PM   Subscribe

I can't see any justification for this AskMe.
posted by theora55 to Etiquette/Policy at 7:25 PM (137 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

In case it's deleted,
What's the most offensive racist joke you've heard?
July 26, 2006 10:12 PM
What's the most offensive racist joke you've heard?

I love and cherish extremely offensive rascist jokes, and they are a crucial part of my work. Having a collection of the best is mission critical for my furture success in life.

There are a lot of sub-par level, not so funny, plain and ugly rascist jokes around, I don't want those.

I need the ones that are so impossibly terribly bad and cruel and horrible that they spin my chakra wheel just so.
posted by Meatbomb to media & arts

posted by theora55 at 7:26 PM on July 26, 2006


Put me down for one flagging of the post.
posted by bim at 7:32 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Boy, flagging the shit out of all of you people in that post was great.
posted by hototogisu at 7:33 PM on July 26, 2006


Hey my question was legit.
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 7:37 PM on July 26, 2006


I love and cherish extremely offensive rascist jokes, and they are a crucial part of my work. Having a collection of the best is mission critical for my furture success in life.

Meatbomb's trying to make some sort of point about AskMe here, but damned if I know what it is.
posted by BackwardsCity at 7:39 PM on July 26, 2006


("Are you Carlos Mencia?")
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 7:39 PM on July 26, 2006


Well it's deleted but you can still see it here. I'm not sure exactly why some weeks it seems like we have to spell everything out, but, as with other not technically against any specific rule posts, some sort of threads just don't go well here as the flagging queue aptly indicated.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:41 PM on July 26, 2006


Um, I don't think that when you make an offensive post and it gets deleted you should still be able to choose a best answer.
posted by SassHat at 7:41 PM on July 26, 2006


I'm honestly curious as to what the big problem is? I remember a thread about best jokes of other varieties, and about other cultures' racist views.

Props to the "Why did the racist cross the road?" poster, I didn't get time to see who that was but it will be added to the collection, thank you.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:41 PM on July 26, 2006


Regarding the question on ask.metafilter: Racist oppression, any question that would ask for derogatory jokes about a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.
posted by rinkjustice at 6:41 AM PST on July 22 [+fave] [!]
posted by orthogonality at 7:42 PM on July 26, 2006


Awww, don't be sad kids that it got deleted. Tomorrow we can do sexist jokes and Friday we can do homophobic jokes! The sky's the limit!!!!!
posted by bim at 7:43 PM on July 26, 2006


And next week we can do Jews, Asians etc.
posted by bim at 7:44 PM on July 26, 2006


we can do them?
posted by StrasbourgSecaucus at 7:45 PM on July 26, 2006


This post was deleted for the following reason: this is not what askme is for. see metatalk thread for more.

but, as with other not technically against any specific rule posts, some sort of threads just don't go well here as the flagging queue aptly indicated

If enough people don't like it, we delete it - is that the policy, Jessamyn? How many people flagged your chicken fucking pics? Honestly curious, not snarking.
posted by Meatbomb at 7:45 PM on July 26, 2006


Two elderly black women in the mall were telling jokes and I was sitting on the bench across from them paging through a book I had just bought. One of them told a dumb slaves/plantation joke to the other. Something about what you call black people in a field. I didn't understand why they thought it was funny but whatever.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 7:47 PM on July 26, 2006


Meatbomb, surely you've noticed by now that MeFi is the most politically correct place on the planet.
posted by iconjack at 7:47 PM on July 26, 2006


www.racist-jokes.com
posted by StickyCarpet at 7:48 PM on July 26, 2006


we can do them?

I guess this is what you mean by "provocative" in your profile, Strasbourg. :rolls eyes:
posted by bim at 7:49 PM on July 26, 2006


collecting racist jokes is a pretty cool hobby. good luck with teh aspergers, meatbomb.
posted by naxosaxur at 7:49 PM on July 26, 2006


Ali G.
posted by The Jesse Helms at 7:52 PM on July 26, 2006


Thank you, StickyCarpet. LOLOCAUST!
posted by Meatbomb at 7:52 PM on July 26, 2006


"provacative" actually.
posted by crabintheocean at 7:57 PM on July 26, 2006


The policy is that if there are a lot of flags we'll take a closer look at it. Your post was not just flagged more than any other post this month [that wasn't a chatfilter or self-linking post] it also had a lot of flagged off-topic dumb joke answers, quite probably because of your over the top tone, or maybe because you mispelled racist as well as the future you claim to care so much about. The question wouldn't have stayed if it were fat jokes or jokes about disabled people. You can get your racist jokes jones on in a zillion different places on the Internet, that thread was just going to become a target for people to get pissed off at each other and pissed off at the admins either for leaving it there or not leaving it there. The site's too big to have to babysit one AskMe thread just so no one cries "censorship" We've tried it before and been sorry.

The chicken pics were links in MetaTalk where we almost never remove anything. I have no idea how many times it was flagged but 19 people called it a favorite.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 7:58 PM on July 26, 2006


You should've asked for blonde jokes -- you'd have gotten 50 responses and no grief.
posted by iconjack at 7:59 PM on July 26, 2006


You have to be seriously dense if you think that's an ok question.
posted by bob sarabia at 8:02 PM on July 26, 2006


or maybe because you mispelled racist as well as the future you claim to care so much about

I love this. The word pwned comes to mind.

(but you misspelled misspelled... :)
posted by iconomy at 8:03 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Well my apologies then, Jess, I swear I ran it through spell check but of course no excuses for that, my bad.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:03 PM on July 26, 2006


If enough people don't like it, we delete it - is that the policy, Jessamyn?

Y'know, the flag list does (and always has, I think) included a flag for "offensive content". It's not just there for the admins to ignore, I'd imagine.
posted by advil at 8:05 PM on July 26, 2006


any question that would ask for derogatory jokes about a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.

I disagree. Maybe I misread Meatbomb, but my impression was not that he was asking for racist jokes because he is, in fact, racist, but was asking because he enjoys the shock value of racist jokes. I do, too, and I am not in any way a racist. They're funny because they are so outrageously inappropriate. It's like the whole 'Aristocrats' joke thing-- the idea that breaking our biggest taboos is actually really funny and cathartic.

He should have been clearer about all that, if that indeed is the direction he's coming from. But there's no reason to say that any question that would ask for derogatory jokes has to be made with the intention of propogating slander, libel, and misinformation.

Frankly, I'm surprised at how quickly and unanimously the censorship came down here. It's not what I would have expected. I would have much preferred a good discussion about humor, profanity, cultural norms, racial stereotypes, and political correctness, along with some horribly funny jokes.
posted by bookish at 8:07 PM on July 26, 2006


Thanks, crabintheocean. You made me laugh!
posted by bim at 8:10 PM on July 26, 2006


Meatbomb, can I ask just how you would need these jokes for your work? Honestly curious.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:11 PM on July 26, 2006


Frankly, I'm surprised at how quickly and unanimously the censorship came down here. It's not what I would have expected. I would have much preferred a good discussion about humor, profanity, cultural norms, racial stereotypes, and political correctness, along with some horribly funny jokes.

Thank you, bookish, the telepathy is working with us.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:18 PM on July 26, 2006


Meatbomb, can I ask just how you would need these jokes for your work? Honestly curious.

Part of my job involves vetting / recruiting right-thinking people for my church - the jokes are (well, would have been) for screening purposes.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:23 PM on July 26, 2006


Meatbomb, can I ask just how you would need these jokes for your work? Honestly curious.

He's trying to get fired.

I like a good/bad racist joke as much as the next feller, but I dunno, it seemed innapropriate for AskMe.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:23 PM on July 26, 2006


any question that would ask for derogatory jokes about a segment of the population is subtle hatemongering with the intention of inciting contention and propagating slander, libel and misinformation. This thread is dangerous and should be removed immediately.

I disagree. Maybe I misread Meatbomb


ortho was actually making fun of rinkjustice, who posted that statement a couple days ago.

They're funny because they are so outrageously inappropriate.

And outrageously inappropriate for askmetafilter too. Who would have thought?
posted by bob sarabia at 8:26 PM on July 26, 2006


Part of my job involves vetting / recruiting right-thinking people for my church - the jokes are (well, would have been) for screening purposes.

Oh, it all makes sense now!
posted by bim at 8:28 PM on July 26, 2006


BTW, I have a bridge in Brooklyn available for sale.
posted by bim at 8:29 PM on July 26, 2006


Part of my job involves vetting / recruiting right-thinking people for my church - the jokes are (well, would have been) for screening purposes.

Can you expand on this? How were you going to use the jokes to screen them? And what kind of church is this?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 8:38 PM on July 26, 2006


You need them for your wife's 18th birthday party, right Meatbomb?
posted by crabintheocean at 8:39 PM on July 26, 2006


so... how can you tell if someone is telling a racist joke becasue they are racist or becasue they love the transgressive nature of it?

and I second the how the heck do you use racist jokes in employment screening? If a potential employer starting dropping those on me I'd start looking into finding out who to contact officially to get the screener fired.
posted by edgeways at 8:45 PM on July 26, 2006




Meatbomb, surely you've noticed by now that MeFi is the most politically correct place on the planet.
posted by iconjack


You're incorrect. You have to be more subtle, and pick a different group. Example 1 2 3 4.

Yes, I flagged them at the time, but I guess there wasn't enough flagging, and I didn't care enough to run to metatalk.
posted by justgary at 8:56 PM on July 26, 2006


Wow, my own Internet stalker, does this mean I am famous now? Are you going to whip this text off your clipboard every time you see me, jayder? Cool.

Well met, jayder, this toke is to your health my child. I'm beaming my love energy right at you.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:57 PM on July 26, 2006


It's my theory that racist, sexist, fat, nationality jokes are tests. You tell a mildly racist joke to gauge the response of the listener and determine if their level of racism is the same as yours. Collecting racist jokes seems like collecting Nazi paraphernalia - an obsession with the profoundly obscene. And telling them at job screenings is unlikely to be a good idea.
posted by theora55 at 8:58 PM on July 26, 2006


I'm beaming my love energy right at you.

So what *was* the point you were trying to make with that moronic question, lover?
posted by mediareport at 9:02 PM on July 26, 2006


I think I've been pretty up front and transparent about the whole thing, mediareport. No "point", there was no meta message attached to the post. Just a "moronic question" looking for honest answers.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:07 PM on July 26, 2006


Bookish: if it had been meant seriously, and worded differently, there would have been more straight answers, possibly more discussion, and a slightly lower chance of instant deletion.

As it was, the question was a fucking mess, and had a huge troll in it, as BackwardsCity points out. He's trying to riff on the perceived wisdom that if only you can relate a ChatFilter to a job or a purpose it'll be OK.

It wasn't. It was a puerile attempt to game AskMe, and it got what it deserved. I don't believe the church vetting line for a second, but if it were true it still doesn't justify this.

To ask people to supply you with content that can be misused you have to allow them to justify it to themselves. Not only did that question not have any such justification, the one he gives here isn't good enough.

"HAY I AM VETTING NANNYS CAN YOU GIVE ME CHILDS PRON PLS?"
posted by bonaldi at 9:11 PM on July 26, 2006


Wait, so you were really planning on using ridiculously offensive racist jokes to screen church job applicants?

*backs away slowly*
posted by mediareport at 9:13 PM on July 26, 2006


Sort of, yeah.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:18 PM on July 26, 2006


What church is this that doesn't mind your hindu bride?
posted by bonaldi at 9:19 PM on July 26, 2006


fuck my cock meatbomb i just realized that you are the same asshole who wanted to get a swastika tattoo across your knuckle and wanted advice on procuring a hindu mail-order bride.

you are an askme paragon.
posted by naxosaxur at 9:20 PM on July 26, 2006


It's my church. The Church of Good News for Liberal Democracy. I didn't want to out that info in the question or earlier in the thread, because I didn't want to be seen as pimping my website.

But, yeah, seeing as you asked, get on the bus with me, children, next stop is Utopia.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:24 PM on July 26, 2006


Well, I guess spending our time keeping you occupied here does save somebody somewhere from having to spend time in your actual physical presence, Meatbomb.
posted by jamjam at 9:30 PM on July 26, 2006


Hey, can we close this community building exercise already?
posted by hototogisu at 9:32 PM on July 26, 2006


Metabomb's Hindo mail-order bride AskMe had its own Meta thread.
posted by ericb at 9:33 PM on July 26, 2006


*Hindu*
posted by ericb at 9:34 PM on July 26, 2006


Jesus, Meatbomb, you really are acting like a jerk in AskMe. Keep it to the blue and gray, where jerks are better tolerated.
posted by mediareport at 9:35 PM on July 26, 2006


Methinks Meatbomb likes to "play/game" AskMeFi.
posted by ericb at 9:36 PM on July 26, 2006


ericb: please do call me an idiot, asshole, jerk, etc., if you really must, but I am nothing if not sincere, so enough with the "play / game" thing.

I stand behind every one of these supposed "game" questions as honestly and earnestly asked, however you want to judge me for that.
posted by Meatbomb at 9:43 PM on July 26, 2006


*shovels*

Damn, it's getting thick in here.
posted by mediareport at 9:44 PM on July 26, 2006


Hey, can we close this community cult building exercise already?
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:46 PM on July 26, 2006


I don't think you can enjoy racist jokes and yet claim that you are not racist. It just doesn't work that way. It's racist because the joke alienates and mocks a group of people based solely on their racial group, and that's pretty much a text book example of racism.

You may not be overtly racist in your everday behavior. In fact your racism may be very mild, It may be wholly limited to enjoying offensive jokes, but it is racism nonetheless. Pretending it isn't is disingenuous and insults your intelligence.
posted by oddman at 9:50 PM on July 26, 2006


I disagree.

And yeah, maybe we should stop kicking Meatbomb? The AskMe's deleted, we can all go home, take off our cowls and capes, and sleep the sated sleep of the righteous.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:57 PM on July 26, 2006


I don't think you can enjoy racist jokes and yet...

What a limited scope your consciousness must have, oddman, to think this way. I wonder how old you are, and where you grew up, to be so thoroughly indoctrinated into seeing only yes/no black/white distinctions.

Ugly, xenephobic hate and racism is a horrible thing, but it isn't the only option other than "correct-thinking non-racist guaranteed 100% pure of thought".

What if someone has travelled all over the world, learned a bunch of languages, spent extensive time living in other cultures, has close friends from all over the world, appreciates irony, post-modernism, sharp twisty fun thoughts, etc., and still thinks a really sick and horrible racist joke is funny? Does that person get a brand on his forehead and burn in hell? Shall we all point at the bad man?

Want to know a secret? A lot of stereotypes are true, I've seen it with my own eyes. Kyrgyz villagers smell like goats. Russians like to drink vodka, and get drunk. Chinese students study harder. Germans are well organised, and fussy about time. Difference is part of what makes travel and multiculturalism so fun, stop being so shy about that.
posted by Meatbomb at 10:13 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


You can understand the humor in a joke even if you inherently disagree with the content.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 10:13 PM on July 26, 2006


It's my church. The Church of Good News for Liberal Democracy.

that rolls right off the tongue like a lunger
posted by pyramid termite at 10:20 PM on July 26, 2006


What if someone has travelled all over the world, learned a bunch of languages, spent extensive time living in other cultures, has close friends from all over the world, appreciates irony, post-modernism, sharp twisty fun thoughts, etc., and still thinks a really sick and horrible racist joke is funny?

what if you indulge yourself somewhere else?
posted by pyramid termite at 10:21 PM on July 26, 2006


Hey, Meatbomb! Your AskMe questions suck and you should feel bad!
posted by Zozo at 10:23 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


You do have to admit his questions make him look like kind of a nut.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:25 PM on July 26, 2006


So what now? Should I tell pyramid termite and bob sarabia to go fuck themselves?
posted by Meatbomb at 10:27 PM on July 26, 2006


Dunno, are you secretly Dick Cheney?
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 10:31 PM on July 26, 2006


You could, but shit, dude, look at how many people are in the queue ahead of you... you brought a sleeping bag, right?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 10:31 PM on July 26, 2006


I wasn't offended by meatbomb's question at all. He was asking for jokes about *all* races, not any race in particular. Thus, he's an equal opportunity hater. No harm, no foul.

However, I agree with Jessamyn, there's no way that thread would have turned out well. People take shit way too seriously here.

I also thought that Sarah Silverman's movie was brilliant and hillarious, so I guess you know where I stand on this one.
posted by Afroblanco at 10:40 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Christ what did meatbomb do to you people? I'm sorry are don't live in pretty happy world where no one ever does anything offensive and intolerant people aren't tolerated, it must be nice.
posted by afu at 10:42 PM on July 26, 2006


One question is unanswered: are those who like the racist jokes admitted or rejected from meatbomb's church?
Make that two questions: what is the address of the church?
posted by Cranberry at 10:59 PM on July 26, 2006


Does that person get a brand on his forehead and burn in hell? Shall we all point at the bad man?

Not necessarily -- but many people may still think that that person is racist. (and that post makes it look an awful lot like one goal of this whole thing was to get into an argument with someone about this topic.)
posted by advil at 11:06 PM on July 26, 2006


Want to know a secret? A lot of stereotypes are true

Man, you just blew my fuckin' mind.
posted by soyjoy at 11:07 PM on July 26, 2006


First of all, Cranberry, the address of the church is: http://www.goodnewsforliberaldemocracy.org.

Some dude named jayder called him an asshole for wanting a swastika tattoo and asking how to find a Hindu bride. A very misleading smackdown because Meatbomb wanted to get the ten most important symbols tattooed on his digits. It wasn't like he was some skinhead. For Christ's sake he wanted the star of David and the peace sign, too. I just checked that thread and the Hindu bride thread and I have to say, both threads had a large number of good responses. Usually the only AskMe questions that get over 40 responses are the "i want to have sex with this person i know somehow but for some reason i think i shouldn't oh my what should I do" gossip column type. Meatbomb's other "controversial" threads didn't get deleted and somehow everyone survived; in fact, the marked best answer to the swastika tattoo question was somebody talking Meatbomb out of it.

Oh, and by the way, the answer to the sex question is: just do it because you've obviously already made up your mind you horny dipshit, you're just looking for someone in cyberspace to give you the ok. There, now all those stupid questions can be deleted.
posted by iconjack at 1:03 AM on July 27, 2006


I'm just glad there's a new witch in MeTa to distract from the hatin' on my legendary polls idea.

I want to know if Meatbomb's hippy cult is pro-racist-joke too. This is the issue!
posted by hoverboards don't work on water at 1:04 AM on July 27, 2006


with the exception of Afroblanco, it's like you people have never heard of insult comedy.

you bunch of hockey pucks, you.
posted by Hat Maui at 2:31 AM on July 27, 2006


Honestly curious, not snarking.

Why don't I believe this?
posted by languagehat at 5:57 AM on July 27, 2006


Best racist jokes I've heard are ones told by African-American comedians. I don't recall who it was, but one who built most of his routine around such insisted that "racism is a joke!". I want to think it was Chris Rock, but I'm totally unsure. This was back in 80's or 90's, and I believe I saw the same guy on TV as well as on the promenade at Venice Beach.
posted by Goofyy at 6:23 AM on July 27, 2006


Meatbomb, your "Now Hiring" link gives a 404.
posted by rottytooth at 6:35 AM on July 27, 2006


"...are you secretly Dick Cheney?"

If he's talking about himself here: "...someone has travelled all over the world, learned a bunch of languages, spent extensive time living in other cultures, has close friends from all over the world, appreciates irony, post-modernism, sharp twisty fun thoughts..."

then clearly the answer to your question would be no, he is not Dick Cheney, secretly or otherwise.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:41 AM on July 27, 2006


it's like you people have never heard of insult comedy.

I've heard of it, and heard it, for far longer than it deserved. Your favorite comedy really does suck, as do Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, and all of their misbegotten spawn.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 7:15 AM on July 27, 2006


Q. How many racially incendiary AskMe posts does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A. "THAT'S NOT FUNNY."
posted by Marnie at 8:17 AM on July 27, 2006 [2 favorites]




get on the bus with me, children, next stop is Utopia

Wow, I thought we'd already seen every flavor of looney here on MetaFilter but MeatBomb is doing a great job carving out his own place in wacko history. I can't wait for this flameout. It's going to burn all blue and green pretty colors everywhere.
posted by scarabic at 8:31 AM on July 27, 2006


You do have to admit his questions make him look like kind of a nut.

Well, that's obviously all you need to know about him! cased closed, internet = real life/actual intent.

For the amount of personal attacks going on here, how many of you actually have met Meatbomb? If you have, you'd know he is the Dude. No Joke. Also, you'd know that his requests are honest and if anything, his problem lies in not forming his AskMe questions in a way to get under the radar. It doesn't mean he is melicious about his requests or a racist. If talked to calmly, it is clear he is reasoned out of bad ideas.

I just don't see the need to jump down people's throats about this.

(also, he and I shared some wonderful holocaust jokes at the last meetup.)
posted by piratebowling at 8:50 AM on July 27, 2006


Meatbomb,
Don't let the bastards get you down.
posted by iconjack at 9:12 AM on July 27, 2006


His problem lies in not forming his AskMe questions

Er, yes, that's the point of this thread. If his question hadn't been such a fucking trainwreck he would have not come across like a racist, potentially gotten a proper thread and spared us all this shit.

And as at least one of his responses above shows, he can write coherently and lucidly. So if he'd bothered his arse to do that in the question, and not snark about "critical to my furtres" we wouldn't even be here.
posted by bonaldi at 9:24 AM on July 27, 2006


Yeah, it's nice that he's a good guy in real life, but that's not really the point. He's being a dick on MetaFilter, which is all that's relevant here. Lots of otherwise upstanding people seem to feel being on the internet gives them license to take out their aggressions and generally behave like a dick.
posted by languagehat at 9:34 AM on July 27, 2006


I like transgressive humor of all types, too, in appropriate circumstances. Asking a "community" to compile a list of outrageously offensive material, however, is purely an exercise in stirring up the shit. Since the material, by definition, is offensive, and since the targets of the humor will definitely be well represented here, it should be obvious to anyone with even a meager amount of forethought that a great many people, will, in fact, be offended. (And for everyone who isn't, there will be ten sensitive souls who will be offended on their behalf.) So. Take responsibility for having asked a string of questions that seem quite calculated in their outrageousness. It is quite possible to be entirely sincere, and still be a troll. You may be the sweetest, coolest, most earnest troll in all the land, but you still belong beneath a bridge. (Yes, I know that all trolls don't live under bridges, but some stereotypes are true.)
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:57 AM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm guessing none of us will be recruited/hired by Meatbomb.
posted by JanetLand at 10:15 AM on July 27, 2006


Actually, I have duly noted the names of a few right-thinkers during this process, JanetLand. But yes, sadly, many of you are most definitely off the bus. So don't come crying to me when the right-thinkers are all blissing out in Nirvana and you feel left out with your PC buddies here in Samsara.

And I have learned my lesson: spellcheck, spellcheck, and then proofread and spellcheck again.

The past is done and gone. Into the glorious future, my children!
posted by Meatbomb at 11:10 AM on July 27, 2006


I really thought Meatbomb was just fucking with us asking these questions and talking about his looneytunes church, but then I visited his homepage and am now convinced he was 100% serious about the entire thing. And that is really fucking scary.
posted by bob sarabia at 11:12 AM on July 27, 2006


apropos of nothing...

if comedy = tragedy + time
and distance = rate * time
and interest = principal * rate * time

then my interest in racist humor can be calculated as the principle of the matter times the value of Allan Sherman# less The Truman Show and Fargo## plus the World Trade Center Plaza### all divided by distance. In other words, a rather small number.

# a squarer comic never existed
## two obvious tragic comedies
### a tragic square by any stretch of the imagination
posted by Fezboy! at 11:32 AM on July 27, 2006


They're all bozos on that bus.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 12:07 PM on July 27, 2006


sadly, many of you are most definitely off the bus

Considering that if you are totally sincere, as people claim, you believe that "all women are my daughters and my wives" then I'm totally and completely satisfied being off that particular bus, now and forever, and I don't think it's anything that either of us should be sad about.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:20 PM on July 27, 2006


Yeah, it's nice that he's a good guy in real life, but that's not really the point. He's being a dick on MetaFilter

The point is intent: he isn't trying to be a dick, so give the guy a break.

Er, yes, that's the point of this thread.

It's not this thread that's unwarrented: it's the personal attacks.
posted by rottytooth at 12:21 PM on July 27, 2006


It's a short, yellow bus, isn't it?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:24 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


It's not this thread that's unwarrented

Of course it's not. It was his AskMe thread that was unwarranted.

Funny how with all the get-on-the-bus-my-children blather there's still no explanation as to exactly how racist jokes are to be used to, ahem, "screen" people for this, ahem, "church."
posted by soyjoy at 12:37 PM on July 27, 2006


Actually I think it is a old VW bus likely painted in a variety of colors and with Greys adorning the sides.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 12:41 PM on July 27, 2006


1) Tell prospective disciples a diverse sampling of outrageous racist jokes;
2) Assuming that people will be offended by outrageous racist jokes that reflect their heritage, if the prospective disciples aren't offended, then they must be pure
3) ...
4) Prophet
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:44 PM on July 27, 2006 [5 favorites]


many of you are most definitely off the bus

Who here wanted to get on it in the first place?
posted by ericb at 1:01 PM on July 27, 2006


"Actually I think it is a old VW bus..."

Eleven long-haired friends of Jesus in a chartreuse microbus.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:04 PM on July 27, 2006


Hop on the bus, Gus - You don't need to discuss much. Just drop off the key, Lee. And start worshipping me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:04 PM on July 27, 2006



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posted by ericb at 1:28 PM on July 27, 2006



posted by ericb at 1:29 PM on July 27, 2006


yeah thats a good catch Jess, talk about black and white worldviews. Somehow I doubt that's going to save the world. Just another dude. Think I'd rather walk in the mud then ride that bus. Merci beaucoup.
posted by edgeways at 1:35 PM on July 27, 2006


Any guy trying to start a cult is OK in my book. Starting a cult is the third oldest profession and it's honest, hard work. I don't think the question was that bad but whatever.
posted by nixerman at 1:48 PM on July 27, 2006


So instead of spitting on Herr Meatbomb's racial insensitivity, we're gonna start making retard jokes? OMG! Short Bus! LOL!

Nice view from your glass houses, fellas?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:56 PM on July 27, 2006


My house is made from the bones of my victims.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:58 PM on July 27, 2006


Anyone have a cure for boredom, raging self-righteousness, and a lack of good humor?
Preferably some sort of salve... ?

posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:01 PM on July 27, 2006


If I did, I wouldn't be here, friend.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:03 PM on July 27, 2006


Damn.

So, anyone hear the one about the Canadian, Nigerian, and the Japanese in the life raft?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:18 PM on July 27, 2006


Anybody wanna join my cult?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:23 PM on July 27, 2006


mr_crash_davis,

Crispy Critters! Dear gawd . . .
posted by hackly_fracture at 2:35 PM on July 27, 2006


jesus christ walks into a bar and says "who mah daddy be?"
posted by quonsar at 2:47 PM on July 27, 2006


Mary looks up from her drink and sighs. "God! Do we have to do this everytime you pick me up? Jesus."
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:54 PM on July 27, 2006


And a man with a flowing white beard turns from his scotch and exclaims: "Pinocchio?"
posted by ericb at 2:54 PM on July 27, 2006


"Last time I saw him he had nails in his hands."
posted by ericb at 2:55 PM on July 27, 2006


if you are totally sincere, as people claim, you believe that "all women are my daughters and my wives"
I see your church has nothing against incest, then. not that there's anything wrong with that, of course - it's the game the whole family can play.
posted by dg at 3:33 PM on July 27, 2006




k8t
Why?
Your point is...?
It is not like I am hiding, and googling my name does not make you some super cyber-sleuth.

If you would like to meet me to discuss anything, I am on the 8th floor of the Chanin Building, 122 E42nd, NYC, M-F 8-6.

If you need any more super secret information, just feel free to ask.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:06 PM on July 27, 2006


Be on the lookout for Meatbomb!
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:22 PM on July 27, 2006


Wow, what an asshole you are, k8t. What has meatbomb done to you to merit such obnoxious behavior?
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:26 PM on July 27, 2006


What's your pin number?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:49 PM on July 27, 2006


Should I be pleased or embarrassed that I don't even understand the one actual joke submitted?
posted by LittleMissCranky at 4:51 PM on July 27, 2006


The best "racist" jokes are the ones that subtly undercut the apparent racism. An example is this, my favourite Irish joke.

So, Paddy goes for an interview with the foreman of the building site. The foreman says,

"Well Paddy, you seem to have some experience in the building trade, but we just need to give you a little intelligence test. Okay?"

Paddy says, "Woy, t' be sure, begorrah" (etc, and all your best stereotypical Irish bullshit)

So the foreman says, "What's the difference between 'girder' and 'joist'?"

Paddy scratches his chin, thinks for a while.. then says,

"Now dat's a hard one, roit enough, but oi tink dat Girder write 'Faust' and Joist wrote 'Ulysses'"
posted by Decani at 6:59 PM on July 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


What do you call a black man flying a plane?



A pilot, you racist prick
posted by bonaldi at 7:09 PM on July 27, 2006


The only (anti) racist joke I can remember involves actions.

Good luck with the church Meatbomb. Naturally I conflate Meatwad *with your screen name, which adds to my general confusion.

Hop on the bus, Gus - You don't need to discuss much. Just drop off the key, Lee. And start worshipping me.


It's bit of a gift. I bear witness.
posted by asok at 5:24 PM on July 28, 2006


So, at the end of the day, It's Raining Florence Henderson wins, k8t loses big time, and Meatbomb remains Meatbomb - which I consider punishment enough, but which he'd probably count as a victory.
posted by soyjoy at 8:24 PM on July 28, 2006


Great guy.

Having met Meatbomb I can say that he is indeed a great guy. And I like his explanation of what he was about with this post. I certainly have no problem with it at all.
posted by Decani at 3:04 PM on July 29, 2006


Sticks and stones will break my bones but ad hominems only make you look like a poopy head.
posted by oddman at 9:55 AM on August 2, 2006


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