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  •  Yeah, I saw the apology ... (1+ / 0-)
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    And posted the link in the last paragraph of the piece.
    The bear of it is that in the Video piece they included a crack about Anne Hathaway's "Big Dumb Fucking Smile" which is kind of the same joke but better executed.

    "The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity" Harlan Ellison

    by TheRagingCelt on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 04:50:31 PM PST

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    •  That C-word should never be used (2+ / 0-)
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      towards any woman, no matter what age -- to me it's the same as the "N-word" for black people.

      There were other jokes they could have used, that would have been more appropriate but still funny; a couple I saw on Twitter:

      Oscar scandal: Wallis' Barbie wearing same dress as Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence furious!
      Wallis totally refused to share her toys with Daniel-Day Lewis backstage before the ceremony.
      I sometimes feel like there's been a war on civility -- and civility is losing.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:45:54 PM PST

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      •  I always get nervous... (0+ / 0-)

        ...When people say you shouldn't use certain words in comedy.
        Because in the right hands and in the right context, any word can work.
        And I would question bring civility into it because by it's very nature, comedy is anti-civility.  It's breaking apart polite society to get at a larger truth.
        And as far as bringing in the N-Word into this, I would suggest going to YouTube and typing in Lenny Bruce and The N word.
        Seriously, St. Lenny of Bruce was not just the only white stand up (To my knowledge.) to successfully use the N word. He may have been the one to truly understand how to counter the word's power.

        "The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and Stupidity" Harlan Ellison

        by TheRagingCelt on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 05:05:17 AM PST

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