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Daily Show skit on Jeremy Lin

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  • Cloud

    That was hilarious! Thanks for posting it.

  • http://www.wm3.org/Updates iheartblueballs

    Conan on offensive Lin graphics:

    http://teamcoco.com/video/jeremy-lin-graphics

  • http://www.busanhaps.com Bobby McGill

    Very very funny.

  • RolyPoly

    Lin should sue the ESPN pants off.

    http://www.koreaherald.com/sports/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20120219000154

    Some say Asians are too self-conscious about racism. But, we have the evidence!

    I sometimes call the Chinese with the same name but it is different. I can use the word. It is like a Black can use N-word against another Black.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    When I was a kid in the 1970s I found a treasure trove of joke books full of ethnic humor. They were hi-larious. Sadly, I missed the days when Polocks, Jews, Irish and Mexicans et al. could have a big laugh at themselves and each other without it being a Federal case. What’s there to sue over?

  • Seth Gecko

    “Asian F”, lol!
    That was a great clip, thanks Robert.

  • gbnhj

    ‘Knickerbocker please!’ Just hilarious.

  • RolyPoly

    Brendon Carr,

    ESPN does not pay. Their stock goes down and their investors do.

    And, more work for your kind (sharks). So, you should love it.

    Big laughs? Somebody is not laughing, the guy who is being laughed at.

    Plain insensitive, you big-nose, smelly white devil with big ass.

  • jd

    @RolyPoly:

    Everyone was doing the laughing and the getting laughed at. People could give as good as they could take. As long as no one was an overly-sensitive drama queen, things worked out just fine.

    Please see Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Tornio” for a fully explanation of the good old days of race- and ethnic-based humor.

  • RolyPoly

    Carr’s kind laughed at a black lady when she aboard a bus and sat in a “White-only” section.

    Don’t she know the law, he would have said. All blacks are supposed to move to the back of the bus. It just shows blacks are so stupid.

    Then, he continued with other race jokes. With the exception of jokes on his kind!

    America is moving forward into the world-class country as Carr’s kind dies off.

  • RolyPoly

    jd,

    Gran Torino and Clint Eastwood kinds make me puke. Would you have enjoyed it as much if the hero was a Chinese guy instead of Clint, sort of like Karate Kid, evil dudes were all Whites?

    How about sitting at the back of bus from now on? And, be a secondary citizen, only because of your skin color and your parents.

    You would not like it.

  • RolyPoly

    Let’s face it.

    America was a big fat racist country. Only very recently it is getting betting. The First black president! After 40 some number of white presidents. That should have been right only if black population is about 2.5% of Americans.

    Still some Americans, including Carr et al, are proud racists. But, they are dying off.

    The next president, after Obama, should be black or Hispanic. To set the record straight. And, to show to the world that America is multi-ethnic, multi-national and multi-cultural country, which it is.

  • http://dok.do/4aVK41 Year of the Dragon

    Here is the Australia ex-Prime Minister and now Foreign Minister – cursing away because of his Chinese Interpreter – or just because he is a racist..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOUFKZBpFTY

  • jd

    @RolyPoly

    I never said I liked the movie, I just suggested you watch it to better understand what I assumed B. Carr was talking about.

    And, as a kid I loved “The Karate Kid.” Absolutely loved it. Who didn’t?

  • jd

    And, that first , should be a .

    At least we can all agree that no one likes incorrect punctuation!

  • bumfromkorea

    Ah, yes. The “good old days” fantasy where people used to make racist jokes and everyone would just laugh along in good fun.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Plain insensitive, you big-nose, smelly white devil with big ass.

    My ass is not big.

    Gran Torino’s story elements were done years earlier, comedically, with Norman Lear’s All in the Family. Archie Bunker was pretty obnoxious, but that obnoxiousness did not mean that he was not a decent person. One has to take the person as a flawed whole, and usually, there’s something noble in everyone. Except baduk (Roly Poly).

    Everyone has a right to equality before the law. Nobody has a right to stop others from hurting his feelings.

  • Arghaeri

    YOTD,

    Can you place this in perspective, is he cursing racist etiphets or merely cursing his interpreter for not doing his job, given Rudd speaks chinese himself and would likely pick up on errors.

  • http://vmphotography.com.au hoju_saram

    I’m with Arghaeri on this one. Rudd speaks fluent Mandarin, and he’s got an issue with the language he’s been given to relay to his audience. Not sure how it can be construed as being racist.

  • Arghaeri

    with Norman Lear’s All in the Family.

    Which itself was the american take the earlier ‘Till death do us part’

  • Arghaeri

    with Norman Lear’s All in the Family.

    Which itself was the american take on the earlier ‘Till death do us part’

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Q: How do we know Jesus was Irish?

    A: Come on! He was a 30 year-old unemployed carpenter who lived with his mother! (Also works with Italians, not so well with Koreans. The Korean Jesus would be a 30 year-old unemployed virgin living with his mother.)

  • Arghaeri

    Lin should sue the ESPN pants off.

    Ehst for using an anglo-saxon idiom frim a time hundreds if years ago, when the people using it didn’t even know what a chinaman was :-)

  • numberoneoppa

    Whoa whoa whoa. Somebody didn’t like Gran Torino? How is this possible?

  • slim
  • RolyPoly

    Carr,

    So next time, an Adjussi calls you in a subway, “코쟁이”,”외국놈”,”하얀귀신”,etc. he means no harm. He is a Korean Arch Bunker. You laugh with him and encourage him to go on.

    It feels different when you are the receiving side of a racial joke.

  • RolyPoly

    Racial jokes are used to put down other racial groups.

    Polish jokes, the glaring example.

    It is a “언어폭력”, a verbal abuse. ( in Korean word, it means “verbal violence”)

    Good old days? They told black people to move to the back of the bus. Carr’s kind stood up and made sure the law was kept.

    It is about time to stop hurting fellow Americans.

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Good old days? They told black people to move to the back of the bus. Carr’s kind stood up and made sure the law was kept.

    Don’t be so sure. You live in a fantasy land anyway, but it’s amusing to see you morph into a racial-justice crusader, after all the anti-Chinese invective to which you’ve treated us over the years.

    And don’t hold your breath on me getting back into the subway, either. I have a driver/manservant. As Negro servants are hard to come by, I’ve had to lower my standards and go Korean.

  • RolyPoly

    Well, we are all growing together.

    When I used to look at a “black guy – white girl” couple, I thought something was abnormal. I was a racist.

    Now I see so many of them that I do not think that way. And, I thought it through. I faced my racism and I got educated.

    We should all “overcome” – this is black history month.

  • RolyPoly

    Carr,

    Still into that “I am a White man, so I am better than you” crap.

    You are just hurting yourself.

    The fact is “Man are created equal”.

  • numberoneoppa

    Not sure who you’re trying to impress but you still haven’t given any good reasons for why Gran Torino isn’t an excellent movie.

  • RolyPoly
  • RolyPoly

    I think if I ever meet Jeremy we will be relating more on the fact that we are disciples of wonderful Savior than the fact that we are Asians.

    Hallelujah!

  • gbnhj

    The funny, touching and totally irresistible story of a working relationship that became a twenty-five year opportunity to tell ethnic jokes.

    Driving Mr. Carr. Coming soon to theaters near you.

  • gbnhj

    (and only kidding, btw. I agree with your point)

  • RolyPoly

    Jeremy Lin for President!!!
    Knicks just beat Dallas.

    The American history in nutshell : “White people, especially those from British isles, were too harsh on people from other regions. They wanted to make America their kingdom on the expense of all other races. Finally, other people starting with Blacks have challenged this hegemony. At the present time, just like any other times, racial hatreds can explode”.

    The solution: Jeremy Lin or other Asian for President.

    Reason: No baggage.

  • Sonagi

    Sadly, I missed the days when Polocks, Jews, Irish and Mexicans et al. could have a big laugh at themselves and each other without it being a Federal case.

    Sounds like the Truly Tasteless Jokes series. Growing up in a small Michigan town, I had no exposure to stereotypes about Jewish people, so I mistook the JAP jokes as anti-Japanese since some of the negative stereotypes seemed to fit. The Stuff X People Like is an updated, milder version of stereotyping jokes.

  • jk6411

    I agree that ESPN shouldn’t have used the “c-word”.
    Asians sometimes call each other that jokingly (but only among close friends).
    But if someone of another race called me that, I would be very offended.

    The word has been used maliciously too many times. And many Asians have been hurt by it.
    (It’s just like blacks and the “n-word”. )

  • gbnhj

    But, see, that’s one reason why the Daily Show skit works so well. All the words that some people can say, and that others can’t, are completely separate from a user’s intent. Add to that a list of acceptable terms that keeps changing, so that a term that was once acceptable (such as negro, or black) is now considered inappropriate, and gets replaced with another ‘correct’ expression (like African-American). Meanwhile, members of the ‘affected’ groups continue to use these very same terms, under the argument that it carries no insult when they use them – only when others do.

    Again, I’d like to use the word ‘intent’ (unless that word is now deemed offensive to some when someone such as myself uses it, in which case I will stop). When Larry Wilmore says ‘Knickbocker please’ he’s referencing Lin’s affiliation with the Knicks, but he’s also pointing to the humor in how he can use an expression that melanin-challenged guys like me can’t, regardless of intent.

  • http://www.wm3.org/Updates iheartblueballs

    Sounds like the Truly Tasteless Jokes series. Growing up in a small Michigan town, I had no exposure to stereotypes about Jewish people, so I mistook the JAP jokes as anti-Japanese.

    That’s hilarious…I thought the same thing, and couldn’t understand why so many of the jokes made no sense in that context. Since Brendon made that comment I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember the name of that series of books. We had elementary school teachers back in the 80s that used to confiscate them over and over. Of course we’d always see them after school coming out of the teacher’s lounge carrying them and cracking up.

    The dirty jokes books were like gold to kids in small towns. Of course your friend whose dad had a subscription to Playboy (or preferably Hustler) was better. One rung above that was your friend who got Cinemax. And on the top of the heap was your friend whose dad had a closet full of VHS porn and who was regularly too drunk to notice when tapes were missing. God bless you Tim’s dad.

  • jkitchstk

    # 40 gbnhj,
    It’s Knicker-bocker not “Knickbocker.” Knickerbocker rhymes with ‘mother-fucker,’ it has 4 syllables and same ending ‘er.’ Knickbocker only has 3 sylls but your reference to affiliation does fit.

  • http://landinglunkers.com Nomad

    @ #42 jkitchstk

    http://tinyurl.com/2zy6tp

  • gbnhj

    Well, that was a mistype. Right, Wilmore actually said ‘Knickerbocker’ (non-hyphenated), ’cause that’s the teams’ original name. And, it’s true, he might have been referencing ‘motherfucker please’. However, given that the topic is connected to race, and how Wilmore and Stewart go back and forth about the racial ‘ownership’ of things, and given that the first ‘k’ in Knickerbocker is silent, I think he may have been referencing the expression ‘Nigger (or ‘nigga’) please’, which is ‘okay’ for some (but not others) to say. ‘Motherfucker’? Shieeeet – anyone can say that.

  • gbnhj
  • numberoneoppa

    Still not sure why everybody around here wants to seem so morally righteous.

  • gbnhj

    Well, I think only Baduk (RolyPoly) is claiming any moral righteousness. Most people seem to be pointing out how beliefs connected with race can be a great source of laughs.

  • RolyPoly

    I am just stating my observation in the US. I am still convinced it is a racist country. That is racial problem in the States and the Laissez-faire attitude toward racial jokes only make it worse.

    Just ask any Polish friend if he enjoys Polish jokes.

    Why do it? It is fun? How about I make a racial joke on you, depicting you as inferior, stupid, dirty, poor, dishonest, amoral, drunk, sexual-loose, etc.

    You would not like it.

    Actually, Korean newspapers do it constantly about foreigners. Do you enjoy those Yellow journalism (pun intended)? If you do, may be you are in the right place.

    However, your children have to suffer the same thing? You will think twice.

  • http://rjkoehler.com Robert Koehler

    Actually, Korean newspapers do it constantly about foreigners. Do you enjoy those Yellow journalism (pun intended)?

    Well, kinda, yeah.

  • http://vmphotography.com.au hoju_saram

    My position is that if a lot of people are insulted by something, probably best not to do it.

    Having said that, there’s nothing worse than a precious person with no sense of humour. The key is to make sure the people on the end of the joke aren’t going to take mortal offence.

    Take The Simpsons episode on Australia. By any account, it was half an hour of relentless mockery of everything Down Under. It was also the most popular episode of the Simspons in Australian history.

    Not mentioning any names, but I suspect some countries wouldn’t be as appreciative of being made fun of by an American cartoon.

  • Sonagi

    People and countries that do not possess an inferiority complex, a superiority complex, or worse yet, a schizophrenic combination of the two, can laugh at themselves.

  • http://www.cfekorea.com nayaCasey

    Apparently I’m in the minority on this…that Daily Show skit wasn’t funny at all.

  • Wedge

    #49: Brazil, for instance, didn’t like their Simpson’s episode. A country or group with no self-confidence will feel slighted at the tiniest insult, whereas a nation or people who have self-confidence will simply fire right back and consider insult trading a sport.

    I had a college buddy who had a racial or national put-down for about every group on the planet–he probably picked that up from his old man, a mick with a fantastic sense of humor. Sadly, he went PC later in life and we had to euthanize him like the Chief smothered Jack Nicholson.

  • silver surfer

    @25

    When websites won’t stream video because you are accessing the net from a ‘non-American location’….it’s racism!

  • http://bcarr.com Brendon Carr

    Apparently I’m in the minority on this…that Daily Show skit wasn’t funny at all.

    You must be in that large segment of the population which wonders if the Daily Show is as funny as everyone says it is.

  • http://www.cfekorea.com nayaCasey

    People send me Daily Show clips sometimes, I watch them, trying to figure out why that slapstick is considered so funny. I’ve haven’t seen an entire episode so it may be that I’m missing the context or history.

  • numberoneoppa

    To be fair, I also didn’t find this skit funny. I usually skip the second segment of the show (his correspondents).

  • doctoroh

    #55 – Trust your instincts on this one.