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Friday, April 11, 2008

That's civility for you

by folkbum

Anybody remember that episode of "The Simpsons" where Krusty the Clown is trying to resurrect his career--well, okay, one of the episodes where Krusty is trying to resurrect his career--and some other comedians are trying to help him figure out why he's not funny? At one point Kristy Krusty squints up his eyes, throws on a pair of glasses, stick sticks some fake buck teeth in his mouth, and does a horrible stereotypical--some would say racist--Asian accent. "Ah, so" he says, and does an extended bow.* The other comedians look on in horror.

That's kind of how I felt reading this, from the guy who wants to elevate the debate on the Wisconsin blogs. (But, hey, at least it's not a retard joke!) UPDATE: I didn't keep my browser window open or copy and paste the original, but John Foust (in comments below and at bootsandkittens.com) has the Google cache: "Always be suspicious of government official who seek to remove themselves from public scrutiny." Owen has edited the post to fix the pidgin-Chinese sound of his "fortune cookie."

On a more serious note, Nick Schweitzer has a thoughtful look at the women-in-the-military topic here.

* It was not just offensive, but it was stale--Jerry Lewis ran that bit into the ground 40 years before.

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