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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cumberblunder

As always, a public apology only compounds the error by displaying weakness to those who are always hunting for it:
Devastated’, ‘a complete fool’ and ‘an idiot’; ‘thoughtless’, ‘inappropriate’ and ‘shaming’: that is how the actor Benedict Cumberbatch described himself and his actions this week in an elegantly worded but nonetheless grovelling apology.

It was fully 150 words of heartfelt self-flagellation, in which the actor all but stripped naked and covered himself in ashes before lashing himself to the mast of public opinion.

And all for what? A well-meaning slip of the tongue.

He used the term ‘coloured’ during an interview on an American chat show. Perhaps not the most politically correct racial terminology, but certainly not the most derogatory either.

At worst, perhaps, rather old-fashioned. The kind of thing your granny might say, and which might compel you to lean over and gently whisper in her ear: ‘No one says “coloured” any more, gran, it’s not the done thing.’ To which she might reply: ‘Really, dear? I had no idea.’

A term, moreover, contained in the very name of one of America’s leading African-American civil rights organisation, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People....

Of course, in today’s world the poor fellow had no choice but to apologise.

Not only does he inhabit the oh-so-progressive world of entertainment, where to deviate even slightly from the accepted nostrums of liberalism can mean instant alienation, he also has as an ancestor an 18th-century sugar plantation owner in Barbados which, in the eyes of some, practically makes him a slave-trader himself.
As a Person of Color myself, I should like to absolve Mr. Cumberbatch of any lingering guilt over his PR faux pas. And to advise him, as I have myself been reliably informed, that time is rapidly running out on the term "People of Color" and that the next politically approved appellation for individuals of African descent residing on the North American continent is still being discussed by the Grand Council of Racial Relations and will be announced to white people sometime in the next 18 months.

I understand "Basketball American" is the present frontleader, but the situation is fluid as "Shaded Americans" or "Shades" also has its advocates. As for we Native Americans, the correct form of address will be the individual's tribe, with all of the onus being placed on the individual addressing the erstwhile Native American to correctly identify his tribe prior to addressing him. An incorrect tribal identification will, of course, be considered greatly offensive and will require a placatory offering of money, alcohol, or sexual favors to set straight.

Don't call me Cherokee.

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90 Comments:

Blogger JACIII January 28, 2015 5:00 AM  

Especially the alcohol. You redskins and your firewater.

Anonymous Apollo January 28, 2015 5:05 AM  

So Vox, are you going to tell us which tribe you're with so we know the proper non-offensive name to call you by, or should we just send you the alcohol now?

Anonymous NewAnubis January 28, 2015 5:06 AM  

I always say 'black' on my radio show and it's seldom an issue..but seldom is not never. So, when it is, invariably the caller is an idiot parroting the acceptable 'African American'.
They're met with "there are 45 plus countries in Africa, how about you name me 3.

Blogger Tommy Hass January 28, 2015 5:07 AM  

In Turkish, Indian/native literally means "those with red skin". Lol.

Anonymous VD January 28, 2015 5:23 AM  

So, when it is, invariably the caller is an idiot parroting the acceptable 'African American'.

My favorite was when a proto-SJW kept calling one of my Nigerian teammates that. My teammate finally blew up at him, and told him he could call him Nigerian, African, or black, but NOT African-American, for the obvious reason that he wasn't American.

I've even heard the term used for blacks resident in Europe. It's lunacy.

Blogger Shimshon January 28, 2015 5:29 AM  

Growing up, my grandmother literally did refer to blacks as "colored." My brother and I gave up trying to correct this affectation of hers after a while.

Anonymous takin' a look January 28, 2015 5:47 AM  

Another victim of Amy Biehl Syndrome.

Anonymous Jonathan January 28, 2015 6:02 AM  

Why is "person of color" acceptable but "colored" person is not?

Blogger JP January 28, 2015 6:02 AM  

Speaking of Amy Biehl Syndrome, Benedict Cumberbatch was actually hijacked in South Africa and stuffed in the trunk of his rental car. At some point they were thinking of shooting him.

Anonymous PA January 28, 2015 6:19 AM  

Life is so much easier when you are not an anti-racist.

Anonymous VD January 28, 2015 6:27 AM  

are you going to tell us which tribe you're with so we know the proper non-offensive name to call you by

You really don't grasp the whole point of this, do you. Send the alcohol already, will you?

Anonymous i January 28, 2015 6:35 AM  

Shut down NAACP

Anonymous IM2L844 January 28, 2015 6:48 AM  

This is what happens when people accept the absurd notion that those with the intrinsically insatiable desire to be thought of as equal to those they despise should be able to have exactly what they wish for.

Blogger W.LindsayWheeler January 28, 2015 6:51 AM  

Okay, mulatto.

Anonymous Giuseppe January 28, 2015 6:52 AM  

Vox,
So as to make sure your savage sensibilities are respected, and given the confusing mix, can you please indicate which is the correct term to refer to you from the politically approved K list below.
1) Pellerossa
2) Sporco Pellerossa
3) Red Indian
4) Redskin
5) Dirty Redskin
6) Injun
7) Halfbreed
8) Thirdbreed
9) Red Spic
10) Scalper

Thank you for your co-operation in this important social necessity.

Anonymous BlackJack January 28, 2015 6:55 AM  

Just go with "colored persons of color Americans" to be safe. That should satisfy the community organizers. At least they haven't insisted on different pronouns. Not yet anyway.

Anonymous FrankNorman January 28, 2015 7:33 AM  

Apollo January 28, 2015 5:05 AM

So Vox, are you going to tell us which tribe you're with so we know the proper non-offensive name to call you by, or should we just send you the alcohol now?


Well, I'm going to guess "Mohican" (for obvious reasons) but no firewater will be provided, either way.

Anonymous Steve January 28, 2015 7:36 AM  

Would some shiny beads suffice?

Anonymous realmatt January 28, 2015 7:42 AM  

I just looked up Any Biehl and after the initial fury wore off all I can say is.."Wow. Just wow."

How the hell do you shake the hand of and forgive your daughters murderers? How can your testosterone be so low?

Blogger Nate January 28, 2015 7:44 AM  

"
You really don't grasp the whole point of this, do you. Send the alcohol already, will you?"

Featherheaded loin cloth wearing savage. Back to the casino with you.

Anonymous Heh January 28, 2015 7:54 AM  

What he should really apologize for is having such an idiotic name.

Anonymous Heh January 28, 2015 7:56 AM  

So, when it is, invariably the caller is an idiot parroting the acceptable 'African American'.

Remember when Teresa Heinz-Kerry called herself African-American?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1084513/posts

She was right to do so, white though she is, because she was born in Mozambique. But the darkies got in an uproar anyway.

Blogger Tommy Hass January 28, 2015 7:57 AM  

"How the hell do you shake the hand of and forgive your daughters murderers? How can your testosterone be so low?"

Hitler will probably spend less time in hell than that guy.

Anonymous Ain January 28, 2015 7:58 AM  

This reminds me of why I stopped reading Cracked. In an article that listed the ten or so celebrities that did the worst things but were eventually forgiven by the public, a list that included kidnapping, raping, molestation, and DUI manslaughter, the one that got the #1 spot was Eric Clapton for saying something that sounded raciss during a concert.

Anonymous Joe Doakes January 28, 2015 8:44 AM  

Must we use the name the tribe would call itself, or can we use the name other people call the tribe? Dakota or Sioux? Ojibwa or Chippewa? Oh, and Hamm's or Grain Belt?

Anonymous Alexander January 28, 2015 8:50 AM  

I figure we just call him Wig-Wam Bam.

Blogger njartist January 28, 2015 8:54 AM  

"An incorrect tribal identification will, of course, be considered greatly offensive and will require a placatory offering of money, alcohol, or sexual favors to set straight."

And if we don't, do we get sued or Sioux-ed? What if we gave you some Custerd?

Anonymous Roundtine January 28, 2015 8:57 AM  

Quandroon
Octaroon
Lorna Doone

Blogger njartist January 28, 2015 9:02 AM  

@Joe Doakes January 28, 2015 8:44 AM
Must we use the name the tribe would call itself, or can we use the name other people call the tribe? Dakota or Sioux? Ojibwa or Chippewa? Oh, and Hamm's or Grain Belt?

Hekawi would be a good name.

Blogger Tommy Hass January 28, 2015 9:05 AM  

"This reminds me of why I stopped reading Cracked."

Lol. It got waay worse than that bud.

Blogger Josh January 28, 2015 9:12 AM  

I'm reminded of the Disney song "what makes the red man red" from Peter Pan.

Anonymous rienzi January 28, 2015 9:12 AM  

So there is an actual person named "Benedict Cumberbatch"? Sounds like the name of a character out of a Dickens novel.

Guys real name is probably something like Reggie Smith.

Anonymous PA January 28, 2015 9:16 AM  

The psychology of Peter Biehl is worthy of study. It appears to involve an overabundance of idealism. An idealist, though, would find the results of the end of apartheid offensive. Especially if there is no indication of his daughter's sacrifice ultimately serving some higher cause of racial brotherhood. Maybe that explains his death at a relatively young age.

Anonymous rienzi January 28, 2015 9:21 AM  

I hereby submit "Welfare-American" and "Casino-American" as the new monikers, respectively, for our black and red fellow citizens.

Anonymous homesteader January 28, 2015 9:25 AM  

"African-American"

15 letters, 7 syllables, 1 hyphen, infinite pretension.

"Black"

5 letters, 1 syllable, 0 hyphen, 0 pretense.

Keep it simple.

Blogger Josh January 28, 2015 9:31 AM  

So there is an actual person named "Benedict Cumberbatch"? Sounds like the name of a character out of a Dickens novel.

Guys real name is probably something like Reggie Smith.


No, he's one of those old school British types.

For example, he announced his engagement in a classified ad in the Times, citing "that's just what we do."

Anonymous A Visitor January 28, 2015 9:35 AM  

"Life is so much easier when you are not an anti-racist."

Isn't that the truth? Be careful with firewater. Had that once south of the border and it whips you fast.

Blogger JP January 28, 2015 9:36 AM  

When we instituted apartheid, it was because we feared that sh!t like that would happen to whitey.

Blogger Giraffe January 28, 2015 9:47 AM  

Don't call me Cherokee.

Whatever you say, Chief.

Blogger Josh January 28, 2015 9:54 AM  

Vox is brave.

Literally.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 28, 2015 10:00 AM  

Don't call me Cherokee.

Ok, Sioux!

Blogger lordabacus January 28, 2015 10:02 AM  

"Must we use the name the tribe would call itself?"

Most of those self-referential names roughly translate as "human being," correct? So to be safe, I'm just going to call everyone "human," (unless, of course, I know their name or I know that they are in fact inhuman.) I trust no one will find this odd.

Blogger wrf3 January 28, 2015 10:07 AM  

Vox wrote: "Send the alcohol already, will you?"

With tiny blue umbrellas, right?

BTW, "shade" was used in Norman Spinrad's 1969 novel "Bug Jack Barron".

Is this a case of "everything old is new again"?

Anonymous Stilicho January 28, 2015 10:08 AM  

As for we Native Americans, the correct form of address will be the individual's tribe, with all of the onus being placed on the individual addressing the erstwhile Native American to correctly identify his tribe prior to addressing him. An incorrect tribal identification will, of course, be considered greatly offensive and will require a placatory offering of money, alcohol, or sexual favors to set straight.

As for those of us of neanderthal descent whose ancestors were enslaved and raped by the melanin-privileged invaders from Africa, the proper form of address is "sir". While placatory offerings of "money, alcohol, or sexual favors" may seem an appropriate method of compensating for failing to observe the correct form of address, we simply are not interested in EBT cards, malt liquor, or brown sugar. You may, however, return to your home to avoid further offenses and the potential consequences thereof.

Blogger Josh January 28, 2015 10:08 AM  

I'm just going to call everyone "human," (unless, of course, I know their name or I know that they are in fact inhuman.) I trust no one will find this odd.

You should call them huperson, least someone find the inclusion of "man" within human offensive.

Or specify that you're using humyn.

Anonymous The other skeptic January 28, 2015 10:10 AM  

I understand "Basketball American" is the present frontleader,

I suspect it will be Vibrant American

Anonymous Eric Ashley January 28, 2015 10:16 AM  

What's wrong with Cherokee? If you're in the tribe of Cher you can sing and dance.

Anonymous NateM January 28, 2015 10:23 AM  

I think Cumberbatch is a genuinely decent man and is likely upset that he might have made someone angry. But that said, do we honestly believe that with the level of popularity he enjoys that anything less than showing up to the Oscars in Black Face and refusing to stop doing the Jar Jar Binks voice will actually get him in any real trouble? Honestly the way things go today certain people get a massive benefit of the doubt, while others get none (those people want to bury for other, more personal reasons.

Anonymous Lulabelle January 28, 2015 10:35 AM  

" Eric Ashley January 28, 2015 10:16 AM

What's wrong with Cherokee? If you're in the tribe of Cher you can sing and dance."

Nothing really. But those of us injuns understand that Cherokee is the default answer of white folks attempting to claim indian ancestry.

Anonymous Donn January 28, 2015 10:41 AM  

Benny should apologize for Star Trek. And for being associated with the disgusting Jackson monstrosities. And for being born with a silver spoon in his mouth. And being so white he is nearly translucent. As long as he's apologizing anyway.

As Vox did not receive permission from the commander of the fort on his reservation he's probably considered, 'on the warpath' anyway. The old days he'd be shot on sight. Nowadays he's probably entitled to some wagons to burn and an assortment of very naturalistic wigs (fur is murder). So no to 'Cherokee' yes to 'wagon burner'.

Blogger Remo January 28, 2015 10:48 AM  

Well I grew up in D.C. so I like the Washington Redskins can that be considered a tribe now? I remember the glory days of Joe Gibbs and I well remember the grand victory over the Miami dolphins circa 1983 and the little bighorn slaughtering of the Dallas Cowboys 31-17 that lead to our first Superbowl win. Anyone who forgets this should be considered racist.

Anonymous BB January 28, 2015 10:54 AM  

It's not about what the Cumberdict said.

It's about the Cumberdict, as a non-vibrant, not being allowed to say it.

All about that who-whom.


Got some left-leaning friends who really like this guy (apparently he starrs as S. Holmes), should be fun to present them with this. What's gonna be stronger? Their SJW programming or the Cumber fandom? Oh, what sweet conundrum for the rabbits

Blogger Ron January 28, 2015 10:55 AM  

How should he have dealt with it?

Anonymous MendoScot January 28, 2015 11:05 AM  

I recall when the NAACP called for a vote on Black vs. African-American. Voting was restricted to paid up members and went 52-48 in favour of the latter (IIRC).

So when you hear talk about how Black is offensive remember - a marginal result from a self-selected sample population.

How´s that, Vox?

Anonymous VD January 28, 2015 11:06 AM  

How should he have dealt with it?

Laughed at them, shaken his head, and said: "You know perfectly well there is nothing wrong with the term. Go ask the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People if you need confirmation."

You have to understand that taking offense is a necessity for them. It is the whole core of what they are doing, in order to derive influence from playing Cumberbatch's victim. It's the tactic historically described as "the Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you."

Your apology is their goal. That's why you never, ever, publicly apologize to them no matter what you did or said.

Blogger jimmy-jimbo January 28, 2015 11:23 AM  

NAACP is misnamed. It should be called the NAAAAP. Or more appropriately, you people. Notice that only blacks are in that organization. They don't represent any other race.

Anonymous Daniel January 28, 2015 11:24 AM  

Or specify that you're using humyn.

No. Its root is still the genitive of hominis or "homo" which is a discriminatory descriptor as it is applied in the perjorative to "-sexual" in a Freudian attempt to portray natural relationships between two men to be a disease and fundamentally centered on private acts.

Person means "of the son". Sexist. Huperson means "of the diseased deviant son" which is homophobic.

Don't call anyone anything. Ever.

I apologize for using "anyone" in a sentence. I realize that its second syllable conjures images of a phallic numeral. Good news is that it is an Arabic one, so it is exempt from offense.

Blogger Krul January 28, 2015 11:40 AM  

BB - Got some left-leaning friends who really like this guy (apparently he starrs as S. Holmes), should be fun to present them with this. What's gonna be stronger? Their SJW programming or the Cumber fandom? Oh, what sweet conundrum for the rabbits

The real conflict will be in their loins, methinks. It'll be most disappointing for them to learn that the arrogant, superior, contemptuous jerk they fell in love with on TV is, in reality, a nice, befuddled, kowtowing delta.

Anonymous Amok Time January 28, 2015 11:51 AM  

I am waiting for the time when we can just refer to the "darker skinned culture" as "those guys" and try to ignore them and go on with our lives the best we can.

The dominant society can try all they want but will never placate the race avengers.(Sharpton wants race movies to win Oscars just because????)

So, it is best to ignore and push them away into their own little hamlets and think higher thoughts while trying to tune out their jibber jabber.

Anonymous Stilicho January 28, 2015 12:27 PM  

I understand "Basketball American" is the present frontleader

Other nominees include:

Differently hued
melanin-enhanced
darkly-evolved
cold-averse
sun-kissed
Sons of Ham-archy
those-who-shall-not-be-named
people of community
Rhythmic Americans
The con-artists formerly known as _______
plantation nation
Peoples' Gimmedat Army
Affirmative Americans
Perpetual victim machine
Plasma screen liberation army
Aggrieved Americans
etc.

Anonymous Anubis January 28, 2015 12:48 PM  

When I am in another country and hear people call blacks African Americans I always say "No wonder the world hates America you think its where blacks come from" Of course it was the worse blacks sold into slavery by African blacks that ended up in the US.

"Don't call me Cherokee. Ok, Sioux!"

Next on Oprah a Boy named Sioux.

"Vox is brave."
Everyone knows he is an uncle TomAHawk

"NAACP is misnamed. It should be called the NAAAAP"
Should be Naaaappppyy like the hair.

Anonymous Stilicho January 28, 2015 1:01 PM  


My favorite was when a proto-SJW kept calling one of my Nigerian teammates that. My teammate finally blew up at him, and told him he could call him Nigerian, African, or black, but NOT African-American, for the obvious reason that he wasn't American.

I've even heard the term used for blacks resident in Europe. It's lunacy.


Can we all agree that he has a right to be an American?


Stan: I want to have babies.

Reg: You want to have babies?!?!

Stan: It's every man's right to have babies if he wants them.

Reg: But ... you can't HAVE babies!

Stan: Don't you oppress me!

Reg: I'm not oppressing you, Stan. You haven't got a womb! Where's the foetus gonna gestate? You gonna keep it in a box?

Judith: Here! I've got an idea: Suppose you agree that he can't actually have babies, not having a womb - which is nobody's fault, not even the Romans' - but that he can have the *right* to have babies.

Francis: Good idea, Judith. We shall fight the oppressors for your right to have babies, brother... sister, sorry.

Reg: What's the *point*?

Francis: What?

Reg: What's the point of fighting for his right to have babies, when he can't have babies?

Francis: It is symbolic of our struggle against oppression.

Reg: It's symbolic of his struggle against reality.

Blogger Laguna Beach Fogey January 28, 2015 1:02 PM  

Cumberbatch does seem a bit old-fashioned. He recently got into trouble for taking the old school step of announcing his engagement in The Times.

Btw, he and Martin Freeman are superb in the new Sherlock Holmes series.

Blogger Magson January 28, 2015 1:27 PM  

I'm sure we could find something "offensive" to call Vox from the list of the 16 "castas" from Spanish/Latin American history:

http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/race.htm

Anonymous Alexander January 28, 2015 1:47 PM  

Urban-Americans.

It comfortably holds pretty much every sub-group we would do well to get rid of, and it still leaves juuuuuust enough room for NAUAALT

Anonymous FP January 28, 2015 1:49 PM  

"It's the tactic historically described as "the Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you." "

The police prefer "stop resisting!" while they beat or tase the suspect.

"Don't call me Cherokee."

How about Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Anonymous Stilicho January 28, 2015 2:02 PM  

How about Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Which is now Italian. Rather appropriate.

Blogger Josh January 28, 2015 2:03 PM  

Which is now Italian. Rather appropriate.

MIND. BLOWN.

How deep does this conspiracy go?

Anonymous Stilicho January 28, 2015 2:31 PM  

How deep does this conspiracy go?

Is the notoriously Norwegian SB really a crypto-Finn?

Blogger John Wright January 28, 2015 2:32 PM  

"I've even heard the term used for blacks resident in Europe. It's lunacy."

I was in a time travel role playing game once, based on Roger Zelazny's ROADMARKS. There was a mystical road through time the time travelers used, and branches and exits led to alternate histories. At one road stop hotel, the moderator of the game was describing to the players what some of the travelers from other timelines looked like. We saw a tall and stalwart Negro from a world where Germany was inhabited by black men in the 1930s, and he was wearing a Nazi SS uniform. One of the players, a liberal, was surprised or perhaps scandalized, and asked to hear the description once again, saying, "You mean an African American Nazi?"

The moderator raised one eyebrow and said, "No. He's clearly from Germany."

I had a similar problem when I was writing a science fiction story set in a year far enough in the future that America was obliterated. The narrator described one person as looking 'oriental' and my too-left-leaning copy editor (whom I successfully got her fired) red penciled the word and snidely said, 'Well, I've never heard the word oriental used to describe anything but a rug - suggest 'Asian-American'.' Whereupon I patiently explained that a man from a Japanese colony on Mars, in this story called Kasei, might possibly be called a Kaseijin (Marsman) but could not possibly be called an Asian-American.

Likewise, I remember when the sports announcer at the Olympics mentioned Vonetta Flowers as "the first African American athlete – of any country – to win a gold medal at a Winter Olympics Games" in 2002.

Really? And was Christopher Columbus the first Hispanic American of any country to discover America?

While the announcer was rightfully scourged for this ellipsis of common sense, I find to my dismay that if you google the phrase, there are still people using it. I wonder what term we will use in the future to distinguish African Americans from other nations versus African Americans from America or African Americans from Africa?

Meanwhile, my friend, born in South Africa, stepping into the student union hall for African American students on her campus on a hot day, to sit in a chair, panting, and enjoy the air conditioning, when she was peremptorily commanded to leave by a black woman, because this was the African American Student Union. My friend was unable to restrain her outrage, and shouted in her delightful British accent, "You fools! I am the only African in this room!"

The moral of the story? Political Correctness is not only patronizing, it is parochial. It can only be used when talking by modern Americans to modern Americans about modern American things. There are no words in Political Correctness talk for Yellow or Black or Red men who come from other planets, other times, or other places.

Blogger Mekadave January 28, 2015 3:04 PM  

Believe it or not, his real name is Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. Go figure.

Blogger RobertT January 28, 2015 3:05 PM  

Never apologize. Never say you're sorry. The preferred response is "sorry" in a sarcastically humorous tone. "SawRie". With emphasis on both syllables as though they're different words. If you really screwed up majorly, "Maybe I made a mistake." is acceptable.

Anonymous VD January 28, 2015 3:10 PM  

If you really screwed up majorly, "Maybe I made a mistake." is acceptable.

No, the proper construction is: "mistakes were made".

Anonymous Alexander January 28, 2015 3:15 PM  

My brother when forced to "apologize" would simply quote Monty Python's Flying Circus, complete with the voice: I apologize for that, but I think you'll find this, a bit more interesting.

It successfully diffused any sense whatsoever that he might in fact have give the tiniest of fucks that he made a mistake or caused offense in some way.

Blogger Franz Lionheart January 28, 2015 5:10 PM  

Jumped straight to comments, so my apologies if some ilk already caught Vox out on this...

... or sexual favors to set straight.

Yuck! Don't you dare to Scalzi us, mate!

Blogger JCclimber January 28, 2015 6:09 PM  

what you got against us who are of the Cherokee tribe, ya mohawk wearing native born Minnesotan?

on another note, I recently found that the Apache, Cherokee, and Navajo tribes all have a flag. Now I have to figure out where I can buy them...

Blogger TontoBubbaGoldstein January 28, 2015 7:17 PM  

Wampum.
Manischewitz.
Shiksas.

Yessir

Anonymous MendoScot January 28, 2015 7:27 PM  

No, the proper construction is: "mistakes were made".

Last month I heard this phrase on the radio. An interview with one of the revanchant Stalinists of the 70´s dirty wars in South America. He was practically boasting that in Argentina they killed more people than in any of the other revolutions. When challenged - not about the killings but about their failure - he replied "mistakes were made".

Anonymous MendoScot January 28, 2015 7:31 PM  

Hubo errores

Blogger Thordaddy January 28, 2015 9:43 PM  

I nominate "nigel" as the term to use.

Anonymous Heh January 28, 2015 9:58 PM  

At one road stop hotel, the moderator of the game was describing to the players what some of the travelers from other timelines looked like. We saw a tall and stalwart Negro from a world where Germany was inhabited by black men in the 1930s, and he was wearing a Nazi SS uniform. One of the players, a liberal, was surprised or perhaps scandalized, and asked to hear the description once again, saying, "You mean an African American Nazi?"

At LA wargame conventions in the 1980s, there was a black dude who always showed up in an SS uniform, with Knight's Cross and everything. Maybe your moderator had seen that guy!

Anonymous Tar Heel January 28, 2015 10:35 PM  

I wouldn't dream of it, Vox! After all, you reside in Italy, not Yellow Hill.

That's a shame, though. In place of money, I could offer casino chips!

Anonymous Ain January 29, 2015 12:08 AM  

Tommy Hass: ""This reminds me of why I stopped reading Cracked."

Lol. It got waay worse than that bud."


I have no doubt of that. They opened up the floodgates and let in a torrent of writers that didn't seem to know it was supposed to be a comedy site. I don't know what caused the SJW takeover, but they can have it.

Anonymous Ain January 29, 2015 12:15 AM  

rienzi: So there is an actual person named "Benedict Cumberbatch"? Sounds like the name of a character out of a Dickens novel.

Guys real name is probably something like Reggie Smith."



That's like Paul Blackthorne having a cooler wizard name than Dresden.

Blogger TheCitadel January 29, 2015 12:40 AM  

Isn't this the pole smoker who is pushing to have a sodomite on British money? Talk about shooting your own side. Pass the popcorn! What a groveling beta!

Anonymous Titus Didius Tacitus January 29, 2015 1:45 AM  

Has anyone spent any extended time with actors, and not found them to have a powerful instinct to seek out and truckle to whomever has the power to bestow applause and favoritism on them, or punish them with lack of opportunities to shine?

Actors are selected for expressiveness and a lust for fame, not for contempt for the unjust or for having a sense of shame.

Anonymous Discard January 29, 2015 3:10 AM  

"An actor? We move our army on the word of an actor?"

Blogger Stevenp715 January 29, 2015 3:10 AM  

This is relevant:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CvURidpkCY

(yes, it is, not just because silver miniskirts, string vest tops and ass-hugging pants are always relevant)

Blogger Kirk Parker January 29, 2015 4:54 AM  

"Send the alcohol already, will you?"

How many barrels do you need?

Blogger CarpeOro January 29, 2015 12:53 PM  

"I think Cumberbatch is a genuinely decent man and is likely upset that he might have made someone angry. But that said, do we honestly believe that with the level of popularity he enjoys that anything less than showing up to the Oscars in Black Face and refusing to stop doing the Jar Jar Binks voice will actually get him in any real trouble? Honestly the way things go today certain people get a massive benefit of the doubt, while others get none (those people want to bury for other, more personal reasons."

Don't know whether he is a decent chappie or not. I do know there is a pic of him with that self-satisfied smirk SJW's get when they think they have demonstrated their moral superiority. He is wearing a shirt saying "this is what a feminist looks like". For me, he has a long haul to regain credibility, but opinions may vary.

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