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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The people who are boycotting the store and coming here, getting all bent out of shape over a prank, are the punch line.

    You're hysteria is what makes this funny.
    Well, all I can say is it was a prank that obviously wasn't appreciated by some people, specifically blacks/African Americans like myself. As a man, I was surprised to read such racist foolishness, but as a Black man I'm offended; even moreso by the response by many here who honestly think something like this was funny.

    What I'd like to know is how are those who took offense to this racist act the punch line? I mean, if the situation was reversed I think most white people would take offense as well. So, how is it that those who are now boycotting suddenly the people in the wrong here? Granted, as I understand the situation it wasn't Walmart's fault, but the incident happened in one of their stores so they have to take responsibility for it, right or wrong. Regardless, how are those who are boycotting that or any other Walmart store now in the wrong for showing their displeasure for standig up against a racist act?

    Overkill? Maybe...but that still doesn't place the victims of racism in the wrong.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I never said that...I just said that I choose not to shop in the same stores.....
    But I also think that ugly people often choose to keep themselves that way. As anyone who knows me could tell you, my scale of good looking people is quite wide. I find about 90% of the population attractive. Its only when people make no effort, which appeared to me to be the case of the people that I saw in Wal-Mart.
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    ? I mean, if the situation was reversed I think most white people would take offense as well.
    No, I wouldn't have. Why the **** would I? But then again, I don't run around looking for **** to get offended over.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    I didn't really think it was funny. I know if I were there and I heard an announcement that said "All white/black/Chinese/Mexican people leave now", my first reaction would be "great, some idiot got their hands on the intercom". The exception would be if they mentioned Irish in some way, so close to St. Patty's day. Then I'd laugh because I would just assume it was some joke. My second would be "well maybe I should leave just in case some racist guy of said race plans on shooting everyone else in the store". I'll admit, I'm kinda paranoid. As soon as the supervisor apologized, I would have thought "good they got the mike away from the idiot", of course I still might have left the store, from that whole paranoia thing.

    I think it's funny now how everyone is overreacting to what seems to have been some stupid prank. It's not Walmart's fault that idiots sometimes get lucky. They'll most likely find out who it is, if it's an employee, they'll fire him. No matter if it was an employee or not, they'll probably ban him from Walmart.
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Posts like that are exactly what I'm talking about
    That you find that post hysteria is hysterical!

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    It's just the absurdity of the whole situation that makes it amusing. It's the fact that you KNOW they can't be serious that makes one realize that it's a ****ing joke. It's the ability to laugh at oneself that makes it amusing. It's the ability to laugh at absurdity. The ability to take a joke. The tendency to NOT be so ****ing serious and be offended at everything that makes it amusing.

    In my scenario and armed with Jerry's info regarding the ease of use of the intercoms, I would have considered a retaliation. picking up the phone and saying something along the lines of "On behalf of all of the mouthy, slutty bitches here, come and make us." Or maybe, "Grouping up all of the sluts isn't going to increase your chances of getting laid."

    Anywho... Every-****ing-person in this country KNOWS that 'blacks leave the store' could NOT have been an official message from Wal-Mart. We ALL KNOW this. Therefore, it was a prank. That would have been immediately evident anyone with a ****ing brain. Armed with that knowledge, it's quite easy to find humor in it.
    Thanks for the clarification, but I know what humor is. It's just that the joke, as you wrote it, wasn't funny. So since most of a joke consists of delivery and timing, I'm wondering how you were hearing it in your head. Was it delivered (in your head) by a comedian I've heard of and can relate to? Was it written in an intended style?

    It's what I'm ultimately curious about as to the initial PA announcement in Walmart, because as it was reported there was nothing funny about it at all. But to be fair, I could imagine how a talented comedian like David Cross or George Carlin might have pulled it off successfully.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Okay. Have you made your piece? You must be wound very tightly. You're going to give yourself a heart attack.

    You think it wasn't funny. I get it. I and others thought it was funny. You're entitled to your opinion, and I am entitled to mine. You're not going to convince me that it was not funny.
    Aps, you and I don't agree often, but on this we do. I have to admit that my first reaction to the Wal Mart story was that I laughed, knowing that it was a sort of twisted joke. At the same time I can't fault some here for getting a little serious about it - I would feel strange if in the store when this happened and I saw some little black kids with a shocked look on their faces. And there, there's Jallman's funny story and others on this thread - they show me that I don't have to feel guilty about getting a chuckle out of an ethnic or racial joke, especially when I feel that I tend to treat people fairly based on the person within and not the body. Hell, some of those jokes are funny!
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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Well, all I can say is it was a prank that obviously wasn't appreciated by some people, specifically blacks/African Americans like myself. As a man, I was surprised to read such racist foolishness, but as a Black man I'm offended; even moreso by the response by many here who honestly think something like this was funny.

    What I'd like to know is how are those who took offense to this racist act the punch line? I mean, if the situation was reversed I think most white people would take offense as well. So, how is it that those who are now boycotting suddenly the people in the wrong here? Granted, as I understand the situation it wasn't Walmart's fault, but the incident happened in one of their stores so they have to take responsibility for it, right or wrong. Regardless, how are those who are boycotting that or any other Walmart store now in the wrong for showing their displeasure for standig up against a racist act?

    Overkill? Maybe...but that still doesn't place the victims of racism in the wrong.
    I have a pretty decent sense of humor. I Love white bread comics like Jeff Foxworthy and Brian Regan all the way to the Bill Hicks, Chris Rock, Kings of Comedy, top to bottom of the spectrum. I think a lot of them do a GREAT job using humor, even racism in their comedy to make good points on society at large. still...

    Im trying to picture the joke...

    Its a WalMart...everyone is shopping...and someone says...THIS will be a laugh riot...watch...

    "All black shoppers leave immediately"...

    Oh...I get it now...its a riot! Knee slapping funny! no...no...lost it...

    Failed attempt at humor? OK. I'll buy it. But...I just dont see the 'funny'.

    NOT getting all 'hysterical'...still going to shop there...wont advocate digging up Sam so we can burn him...

    Just dont see the funny. Maybe its been too long a work week and I'm missing it.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, I wouldn't have. Why the **** would I? But then again, I don't run around looking for **** to get offended over.
    You, my dear are probably an exception. But you never truly know how you'd react to a situation like this unless you believed yourself to be the victim.

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    Re: "All Black People" Asked to Leave S. Jersey Wal-Mart

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    Aps, you and I don't agree often, but on this we do. I have to admit that my first reaction to the Wal Mart story was that I laughed, knowing that it was a sort of twisted joke. At the same time I can't fault some here for getting a little serious about it - I would feel strange if in the store when this happened and I saw some little black kids with a shocked look on their faces. And there, there's Jallman's funny story and others on this thread - they show me that I don't have to feel guilty about getting a chuckle out of an ethnic or racial joke, especially when I feel that I tend to treat people fairly based on the person within and not the body. Hell, some of those jokes are funny!
    Thats the thing...I dont see people that dont think it funny getting all outraged. In fact the ones that are getting defensive are the ones that think it IS funny.

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