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  1. JimDandy says:

    She’s a credit to her cast.

  2. Lot says:

    Chinese guy with a coronavirus corpse in his arms, can’t take his eyes off his smart phone.

    • Troll: Blinky Bill
    • Replies: @Lugash
    , @Clifford Brown
  3. That wasn’t all that funny, Steve, compared to the old Saturday Night Live. If the show is gonna have a black seat, they need someone as funny as Garret Morris or Eddie Murphy again. Keep the black seat funny, Lorne Michaels, or whoever runs the show now.

  4. anon[651] • Disclaimer says:

  5. There seems to be very little interest in black history unrelated to slavery and the civil rights’ movement. I’m talking about African history outside that of ancient Egypt and the Roman influence in North Africa.

    From the scholarly side, this could be attributable to a dearth of historical documentation and the difficulty of archaeological fieldwork, but I suspect its driven more by the lack of public interest, both in Africa and in the West.

    So finally to my point – is this want of interest partially explained by a sense of shame/embarassment at the perceived backwardness of black Africa?

  6. Forced, unfunny cringe. She ain’t no Debra Wilson!

    OTOH, here’s oddly compelling cringe from past (2009) SNL—Michaela Watkins’ deranged performance as femcel pop culture junkie/critic “Angie Tempura” :

    (Sorry—no YouTube clips available)

    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/update-bitch-pleeze/n12444

    https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/update-celebrity-blogger/n12486

    • Replies: @James J OMeara
  7. Danindc says:

    Since you posted it I thought it would be funny. That show is unsalvageable

  8. At my last (very last, never will do it again) job at a newspaper, in addition to covering cops, city council, schools, I was also (mostly) the religion reporter, the music reporter, the swamp reporter (yes, that was a thing there), the beach/fishing reporter, and also the all things Black reporter.

    The last one meant MLK Day parades, Black Churches, many Black dominated democratic events, and such. Most of these were underwhelming events, which led to underwhelming stories, but in small to medium markets, it’s stuff you have to cover. What surprised me was how many Blacks under 30, and even many of those older, just don’t give a damn about MLK, Juneteenth, 60s civil rights, etc.

    The last time I covered an MLK Day parade, I had to really hunt for quotes from preteens and teens (Black, of course) to make it into the story. And I actually got many eyerolls from them when I’d ask stock questions like ‘What has inspired you about the life of MLK?’

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @PaceLaw
    , @Anonymous
  9. Dr Angie Hynes =

    Shy, endearing.

    Needy, sharing.
    Yes, hardening.

    Shiny grandee.

  10. Gunga Din says:

    If you’d have told me this was a spot on CNN or MSNBC, I’d have believed you.

  11. 29 days of dis shiieettt

    • Agree: Dtbb
  12. Andrew M says:

    SNL writers:
    “We’ve got one good joke and a bunch of mediocre filler jokes. Shall we stitch them together to make the segment?”
    “Nah, just repeat the one good joke over and over again.”

    • LOL: Dieter Kief
    • Replies: @Prester John
  13. OT

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/25/bombs-blood-feuds-malmo-explosions-rocking-swedens-cities

    “Christoffer Östlind, the prosecutor, even cross-examined the man who had pulled the trigger in the 2017 murder of the brother-in-law. The man told the court via a video link from jail that the gang leader had both ordered the killing and provided the weapon.

    But while mobile phone signals showed the 28-year-old had visited the sites of both explosions on the day, every witness who had accused him withdrew their testimony in court. “All the people who came to court were afraid to accuse [him],” Östlind told the Observer. “They knew that if they told the truth there was a big chance something bad would happen to them.”

    So when the court ruled on 10 January, it jailed three of the gang leader’s associates for between two and four years each. However it said there was insufficient evidence to jail the leader himself, and he was sentenced to just one month in prison for making “illegal threats”.

    As for the nightclub bombing, the prosecutor told the court that the perpetrator planted the bomb simply because he had been barred from entry a few days previously.

    Sigfridsson said the bombs often seemed to be a reaction to such minor slights. “It doesn’t have to be a very big conflict. If you have a problem with an old girlfriend, or someone doesn’t say hello in the right way, you might commit a very serious crime.”

    The mystery remains as to why explosions are so prevalent in Sweden’s cities, where crime rates are otherwise relatively low.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Forbes
  14. JohnnyD says:

    March is going to be changed to “Don’t Touch My Hair” month.

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Lurker
  15. njguy73 says:

    I liked the old “Perspectives” bit where Tim Meadows played a talk-show host doing an “African-American community affairs” show. It’s on at 4:30 a.m., it’s only on so the network can fill its community interest requirement, and Meadows’ character is clearly mailing it in.

    It was funny because I’ve seen real shows like that in the early hours.

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  16. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Its their terrible crimes against the pygbinos that will cast a pall over the history of the bantu in the Americas.

  17. Do people really find this entertaining?

    Comedy is dead.

  18. Any predictions on this election year contributing to an uptick in total BoB violence? This assumes no Michael Brown type incident that would certainly ignite the dumpster fire of violence.

  19. Lugash says:
    @Lot

    He’s probably texting family members that Uncle or Grandpa has died and his body is being seized for cremation and wondering what to do.

    Edit: He’s calling the morgue.

  20. We brought in Black History Month by watching Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite” on Netflix, followed by the original 1975 version. Murphy’s movie is a mostly-true story about a 1970’s Chitlin’ Circuit comic who managed to make some very bad but funny blaxploitation movies that became hits in the black community. A friend pointed out the similarities in the “Dolemite” character’s shouted m$&@?f***ing dialogue and Samuel L. Jackson’s onscreen persona, and we wondered – Could Jackson have been influenced in his youth by the Dolemite movies? Answer: gotta be. We actually enjoyed Murphy’s “Dolomite,” although the 1975 original is very heavy on Hate Whitey, which surely added to the movie’s popularity in the black community –and, once again, seems reflected in Jackson’s onscreen characters years later.

  21. Altai says:

    OT: Paleontology and drawings of dinosaurs is about critical race theory and transgenderism now, bigot!

    • Replies: @Ragno
    , @Anonymous
  22. I actually chuckled at a couple points in that clip.

    On the other hand, one of the nice things about being on mid-career break is that you don’t get to spend the entire month getting this stuff shoved down your throat at the office.

  23. MEH 0910 says:

    OT:

  24. Well, I thought it was funny. The actress is quite pretty.

    OT, how, all of a sudden is everyone saying “y’all”?

    I’m so old I remember when H. Rap Brown made fun of “y’all”.

  25. OT:

    New theory proposes that the Coronovirus is spreading via human feces:

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-01/coronavirus-lurking-in-feces-may-reveal-hidden-risk-of-spread?srnd=premium

    Game on if this thing gets into India.

    There are also reports from Thailand that a patient was successfully treated with a combination of flu and AIDS drugs. Pharma companies producing such drugs might be good for a day/swing trade as this week opens. Obviously Asian markets will set the trend when they open in about 24 hours.

    • Replies: @fish
    , @Jonathan Mason
  26. Kylie says:

    Sorry but it’s been a long time since I thought angry black women were funny.

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  27. Ragno says:
    @Altai


    The longer we avoid stating the obvious – transgenders are mentally-ill narcissists – and summarily dismissing their weaponized screeching, the more we deserve the societal havoc they cause.

    • Replies: @Altai
    , @SunBakedSuburb
  28. We pay you to watch that shit Steve, so we don’t have to.

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, let me find the checkbook.

  29. Anon7 says:

    I liked her much better in this Black Jeopardy classic with Tom Hanks in a MAGA cap.

    Every now and then, I wonder if Lorne Michaels and NBC start thinking there must be some way to expand their audience past the usual young, progressive, leftist, Young Soviets that form their audience. Surely they can’t fail to see that about fifty percent of the people who voted didn’t vote for HRC?

    But then you remember the first commandment of Big Media, the one about the jealous god which demands all of the air(time) in the room.

  30. Anonymous[354] • Disclaimer says:
    @Altai

    Paleontology has, by definition, never been influenced by politics.

    He may be thinking of “archaeology”

    • Replies: @GeologyAnon
    , @Bill Jones
  31. Mr. Anon says:

    Is SNL even supposed to be funny anymore?

  32. Anon[108] • Disclaimer says:

    OT: More Coronavirus info. The more ACE 2 receptors you have in your lungs, the more prone you are to getting the disease. This receptor is also the entryway for SARS. Asian males have more ACE 2 receptors than Asian females, or people who are black or white. By the way, the more ACE 2 receptors you have, the more prone to diabetes you become. That’s why so many who have diabetes are dying of Coronavirus. More importantly, one study I read said if you’re in the vulnerable population of high ACE 2 receptors, your death rate from Coronavirus could be 15%. In China, that could be 75 million men.

    I couldn’t find any info about ACE 2 receptors in native American populations, but my guess is that Amerindians, being of Asian origins, also have more ACE 2 receptors. This population has a higher diabetes rate than whites do. This means Mexico and South American may have a high death rate among their population of males with the highest percentage of Amerindian ancestry, 15% of them.

    If Coronavirus gets out of control, it’s not going to be pretty. In the US, we have 40 million Hispanics. Half are men, and we have a tendency to get the men with high percentages of Amerindian genes as migrant workers in this country. Using the 15% death if infected rate, that could mean 3 million Hispanic males dead in the US. Since Hispanic males keep dodging the law and hopping over borders, there will be no way to stop the spread of Coronavirus throughout North and South America if it gets into this population.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @J
    , @Mr McKenna
  33. @MEH 0910

    At 19 seconds you see the backs of the two characters played by Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot by the news van.

  34. Sue D. Nim says: • Website

    Rapper convicted of having his mother murdered

    An aspiring rapper has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying to have his mother killed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51349134

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
    , @duncsbaby
    , @BB753
  35. That’s about as close as they’ll ever get to making fun of black solipsism.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  36. @MEH 0910

    It’s also Candlemas.

    • Replies: @I Have Scinde
  37. The name “Malcolm X” reminds me of when Rush Limbaugh called him “Malcolm the Tenth.”

    • Replies: @Simon
  38. @Jenner Ickham Errican

    Kudos for Debra Wilson reference. Altho she seems to have abandoned the struggle for good hair.

  39. Anonymous[281] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Another strange fact is that the Harvard giant pumpkin chemist was arrested roughly 36 hours after we got a sample and sequenced it. He’s a chemist so you’d think he did work unrelated to virology, but he actually worked on virus detection technology, including for detecting bio-weapon attacks.

    These sorts of facts do raise the probability of US biowarfare, although I have no idea what the likelihood would be.

  40. @Red Pill Angel

    “Could Jackson have been influenced in his youth by the Dolemite movies?”

    Maybe…depends on how one defines “youth” though. Jax would’ve been +/- 27 and no longer an adolescent when those movies first came out. As such he wasn’t watchacall a “young adult”, the latter to whom so-called “Blaxploitation films” were primarily directed. Then again, who knows? He’s made a bundle playing gangsta types.

  41. @Henry's Cat

    ‘There seems to be very little interest in black history unrelated to slavery and the civil rights’ movement. I’m talking about African history outside that of ancient Egypt and the Roman influence in North Africa…’

    Thus defined, ‘black history’ is something of an oxymoron. You can’t study something that doesn’t exist.

    • Agree: ben tillman
  42. @Andrew M

    Stopped watching SNL after the original cast left. Anyway, SCTV was even funnier. Loved “The Great White North” and the Shmenge Brothers.

    And what ever happened to Steve Martin who seems to have dropped off the table?

    • Replies: @Flip
    , @Flip
  43. @The Wild Geese Howard

    mid-career break

    Unemployed

    • Replies: @Lot
  44. @Jane Plain

    “Y’all” is a perfectly legitimate contraction in American English. Those who argue otherwise are Yankee snobs. I should know, because I am a Yankee snob whose mother came from the South and said “y’all.”

    The reason you all hear “y’all” from Black Americans is because they came from the South, like my blonde mother.

    “Y’all” is a much, much better plural form than the “you guys” that we hear constantly in the North.

    Thank you all.

  45. anon[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Kind of surprised that the bomb control movement hasn’t really gotten going in Sweden yet. At the very least shouldn’t there be a waiting period and background check involved in buying grenades?

  46. Lot says:

    As Bernie rises above Joe and is poised to win Iowa and NH, starting to wonder if Joe runs out of money after SC, Bernie wins NV, and Bloomberg’s giant TV spending in Super Tuesday States turns the Dem race into Communist v Wall Street match of the Elderly Pre-Boomer Jews.

    In addition to they being very competent ads, Bloomberg is also subliminally telling Dem voters: I’m gonna spend $5 billion against Trump if I have to. Joe and Bernie can’t match that. Also, I won’t be spamming your email daily for donations.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  47. theMann says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I thought it was youse guys. Mostly uttered by Youts of course.

    In any case:

    Englishman reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner – elegant.
    Irishman reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner – beautiful.
    Southerner reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner – beautiful.
    Yankee reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner – butt ugly.

    • Replies: @Lars Porsena
  48. Jtgw says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I think historically “you” was the second person plural and “thou” was singular, but “you” was also used as a formal singular pronoun (like “vous” in French versus informal “tu”). Then “you” replaced “thou” completely so now we need a new plural pronoun. Might as well be “y’all”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  49. Lot says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The King James Bible and Shakespeare used thou and thee in the early 1600s, but by 1660 George Fox was lamenting and trying to fight their disuse. Pilgrim’s Progress (1675) uses you for the first person.

  50. J says: • Website
    @Anon

    No way the epidemy will reach the proportions you mention. People will stay home, vacunes will be developed in no time. But yes, medical services, hospitals, will be unable to cope.

  51. @anon

    He’s not fat enough for that. Maybe the woman was just confused about which side of him she had her face up against.

  52. Altai says:
    @Ragno

    My favourite thing about him is he wrote the classic Guardian editorial about how the Furry fandom isn’t sexual and then proceeds to set up a stereotypical (And deeply disturbing) ‘after dark’ furry twitter (https://twitter.com/rileyblackcat) that slowly bleeds into his normal one and finally troons out and goes full BDSM rope posting on his public twitter.

    What’s fascinating to me is how he so stereotypically fulfilled the AGP’s progress in their own words.

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @J.Ross
  53. @Red Pill Angel

    The Dolemite of the movies was a weak, watered-down version of the Dolemite portrayed on the record album. When I was in high school, a (white) friend of mine had an 8-track tape of Rudy Ray Moore’s Eat Out More Often, and we thought it was the funniest thing we’d ever heard. The “Dolemite” recording and another great cut from the same album, “Shine and the Great Titanic”, can be heard on youtube. My friend learned both “Dolemite” and “Shine” by heart, and could recite them on request.

  54. bomag says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    …wasn’t all that funny

    Partly a style thing.

    Like the overbearing Nazi, or bumbling Communist: we’ve seen plenty of it, and it’s starting to haunt everyday life.

  55. @The Wild Geese Howard

    “mid-career break”

    Time to write that screenplay, novel, or what have you.

  56. Dorkbaby says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Agree. Not funny. The sad reality is there are zero top-tier blacks in any of the arts or sciences. BHM is all about plaques for blacks

  57. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Have ya’ll ever heard anyone say ye’uns? That’s the real old-fashioned contraction.

    • Replies: @stingaling
  58. @Ragno

    “transgenders are mentally-ill narcissists”

    And are being enabled by Western elites. Will the survival of the species require an extreme, violent age of wheat/chaff separation? Because this right here is surely some civil war shit.

  59. @Achmed E. Newman

    Not that funny, true, but I also sensed the audience was afraid to laugh.

  60. Kronos says:
    @Henry's Cat

    There’s only the tragic past narrative of good vs evil (noble slave vs. slimy slaveowner) and the Civil Rights “honeymoon” period of the 1950s-1964.

    These are the only two periods where you can truly apply any romantic/heroic license. I’m amazed (we’ll not really) at the sheer scope of comedy material available on relations between blacks and inner city politics/government after 1964.

    https://youtu.be/OUkJ8gKfbzs

    If there were dissident right comedy clubs, this material would be gold. (Or any comedy club for that matter.) But much of this stuff has been memoryholed out of general discussion.

  61. Carol says:
    @Henry's Cat

    I was wondering if there were any ruins in subsaharan Africa comparable to Mayan ruins, which survived a tropical climate more or less intact.

    Whatever is in Ethiopia was built by Egyptians.

  62. @Achmed E. Newman

    What? You don’t find angry Leslie Jones very funny?

  63. fish says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    Game on if this thing gets into India.

    …….or San Francisco.

  64. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    His scrotum is what’s supposed to look like a vagina.

  65. Jack D says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I totally agree with you that this (and the rest of SNL) hasn’t seemed funny to me (on the rare occasions when I look at it) in 30 years. The premise of this skit was slightly funnier than most but like most SNL skits, it takes a single joke and stretches it out to several minutes. Whatever comedy value the skit has is expended with the delivery of the 1st punchline (the “famous black person” turns out to be her former friend/ current personal enemy Cynthia) less than a minute into the sketch and from then out it’s just repetition and instead of building momentum it just trails off with filler.

    BUT Lorne Michaels (who knows a thing or two) says that this is purely generational – if we were in the 18-29 demographic, it would be just as funny to us now as Eddie Murphy was to us back in our salad days. Funny enough that the viewers keep viewing and the sponsors keep buying ads.

    This is like the mystery of how classical orchestras stay in business when the average audience member appears to be somewhere between 65 and dead. The answer is that every year there are new 65 year olds to replace the 90 year olds that get carted off to the cemetery. Same thing for SNL.

  66. My 11 year-old had to write an essay about Rosa Parks. She laid out 7 carefully enumerated paragraphs explaining how Ms. Parks refused to get on at the back of the bus, and fought for Civil Rights.

    I asked her what are Civil Rights. She said “you got me there!”

    Back in September she was telling me that 9/11 was the day when a bunch of tourists stole some planes and crashed them.

    So our schools are doing a fine job of teaching history, or social studies as they call these days and we can be sure that our children will go out into the world with a profound appreciation of what has gone before.

    • Replies: @danand
  67. That Saturday Night Live clip is a truly pathetic attempt to be funny. If they can’t find any decent writers, they might as well close that show down now. It has had a good run.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  68. Anonymous[396] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jtgw

    I vote for y’unz, it’s less likely to be mistaken for a Chinese boat.

  69. @The Wild Geese Howard

    It’s funny they don’t name the drugs. Presumably something like Truvada and Tamiflu.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  70. @Buzz Mohawk

    Yeah, I get that but all of a sudden “y’all” has replaced “you guys” as the 2nd person personal plural pronoun.

    My, that was a lot of p’s in one sentence.

  71. @Jack D

    “, it takes a single joke and stretches it out to several minutes.”

    They’ve always done that. In the past they had talented performers to sell the mediocre fare. Now it’s a parade of nobodies.

    But at least this actress is decent looking, which is more than I can say for Lesley Jones.

  72. @Jack D

    Yes, SNL’s game plan has always been about recruiting young talent that needs a break, not developing funny skits themselves. Anything actually long-term funny is due to the talent of the kids he hires and their hunger and opportunity of the moment.

    Lorne Michaels knows that. He just hires people whom he knows will be funny one day, and then gives them a spot. Then he can sit back and get the glory of being the guy who gave “X” their big break, when really X was going to be big all along so long as X got noticed.

    His time-slot helps him a lot on this. There;s no competition at 11:30 on a Saturday night, and those people watching are either overtired or drunk or high, and tend to be young, so that combination makes everything seem funnier to them.

    Remember that Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman, and Jeanine Garofolo all worked on SNL and did squat. Yet they hit it big later in life. In other words, Michaels knows how to spot comedy talent, even if it doesn’t work on his show.

    • Agree: Rapparee
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  73. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:
    @South Texas Guy

    King was the Obama of his day, i.e. handpicked by white gentry liberals to be a good example to the chilluns. Some black academics have complained about that from the angle of King’s more pinko-to-red proclivities being sanded away, but that’s only a problem for seeking status inside hard-left academia, not so relevant for making King stick as an idol to Joe Blackpack. He was not the only Baptist-style orator in the civil rights enterprise. That was a common prerequisite for leaders in that movement. Jesse Jackson looked like as if he could be the next big man, but too much of his spiel was co-opted by Bill Clinton the “first black President” (-Toni Morrison) for the J-man to grow into the position. Farrakhan is a not even close third-place, having been so outright weird from the start.

    When I think about blacks most admired by other blacks the examples seem to be not necessarily successful-within-the-system but very charismatic, loud-mouthed celebrities like Muhammad Ali who just got to Mount Olympus on talent alone. Impressive as they may be, such individuals are rare, and they do not make for a good role-model template or the stuff of parades. Is Jackie Robinson more popular among whites or among blacks? In your heart, you know the answer

  74. @Achmed E. Newman

    I will say that when she looks at Colin and says,”Yes,WE’LL be celebrating…,” that was amusing. I thought we were going to get a send up of the angry black wokester.They copped out.
    They also did a good line about the vile Jared Kushner,with his hellish peace plan,but only called him an entitled “white guy.”

  75. Flip says:
    @Prester John

    And what ever happened to Steve Martin who seems to have dropped off the table?

    He tweets. Seems to be playing a lot of bluegrass.

    • Replies: @Laurence Whelk
  76. @Jonathan Mason

    You are correct about Tamiflu, which was mentioned under another name in some of the news I’ve read since.

    The other two drugs I saw mentioned were two AbbieVie products, Ritonavir and Lorinavir.

    It’s worth watching ABBV for a potential trading opportunity when the market opens tomorrow.

  77. @anon

    4 decades ago, my boss’ boss said “Yinz.”

    being in Texas, that was a mistake, but then, he was the big bossman. He was a bohunky from western PA. Near as I can tell, the people out there – the ones waaaay out in coal country – are bascially eastern european hillbilles.

    for the record, people from Ohio and western PA are …. different. the next one I meet that I don’t instantly dislike will be the first

  78. It’s pronounced “mumf.”

    • LOL: BB753
  79. The local paper had an article about groups that help defuse street violence and reform gang members. They talk about teaching the non violent principles of Martin Luther King. My first thought is that they teach people to slap whores.

  80. J.Ross says:

    I don’t want to be this guy
    [Mike’ll get it done]
    but my go-to sakétorium just stopped serving their steak tartare with a raw quail egg dish
    [Mike’ll get it done]
    and the kick-ass Cajun place across the street is closed for a party
    [Mike’ll get it done]
    so I got unstuck in time, it’s apparently 1999 through 2002ish: bad lighting, fake granite sushi bar and gloopy post-house girlpop music; there’s a flat internet screen but you can’t point the browser, it’s not displaying internet, it’s displaying
    [Mike’ll get it done]
    some manner of preordained audiovisual programming, and I guess there’s some manner of sportsball game today, and a Pizza Hut commercial comes on. Talking about wings. Talking about how “our” wings are visibly bigger than “their wings.”
    [Mike’ll get it done]
    And the image is of two drumsticks.
    Every day we stray further from God and closer to Orwell.
    This black history month, you got to know: properly identify your fried chicken.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
  81. Anonymous[323] • Disclaimer says:

    Most whites are total race cucks. For example, today there was a terrorist attack in London, Muslim recently released from prison went on the rampage with a knife and injured 3 people, and was quickly shot dead by police. Headline news, national outrage over it.

    Yet non-Muslim blacks in London regularly go on knife rampages that result in multiple deaths, yet these cases hardly get a mention in the media and result in no national outrage at all, even when the victims of native British. Why is there national hysteria over fairly rare Islamic terrorist attacks, yet in comparison very little concern about much more frequently and deadly black violence?

    • Replies: @Neuday
  82. @Achmed E. Newman

    That wasn’t all that funny,

    It was a decent gag the first time she said it. The next three times, progressively less so.

  83. @MEH 0910

    Yeah, that article pretty much nails it.

    A friend’s daughter, who is viciously PC, uses y’all, and gave me That Special SJW Look when recently I used “you guys.”

    I’ll be sure to use it again.

  84. O/T: Diversity for thee, but not for me (queer poets don’t want diversity in NYC’s East Village).

    When white people evince dislike for foreigners invading their neighborhoods, they are horrible people in desperate need of diversity training.

    But when people working on Wall Street (“utterly unblemished, physically fit, exceptionally well dressed, as bland as skim milk and unsalted saltine crackers”) move into the East Village, queer, transsexual poets bemoan a lost way of life.

    We need article just like this one on white neighborhoods/towns/cities/states/countries destroyed by alien cultures.

    • Replies: @Ed
    , @Peter D. Bredon
  85. @Lot

    can’t take his eyes off his smart phone.

    The video translation states that the poor woman is trying to call the morgue for her deceased loved one.

    There is much to despise in the Chinese (principally the CCP’s) reaction to this calamity, but insulting the victims of this plague is not one of them.

  86. “He could take his’n and beat your’n, and then take your’n and beat his’n.”

  87. Lugash says:

    Can someone explain why they rebroadcast the Latin Grammys during the Super Bowl halftime show?

  88. @Carol

    The ruins that Blacks like to compare is Great Zimbabwe.

    Of course it’s not comparable, but certain quarters make such a big deal out of GZ you’d be forgiven for thinking it was something akin to Great Wakanda on a good day.

  89. Ed says:
    @Altai

    It’s really sad that mental illness is being cheered and condoned by cultural elites. He belongs in an insane asylum.

    • Agree: Kronos
  90. Mr. Anon says:
    @Sue D. Nim

    An aspiring rapper has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying to have his mother killed.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-51349134

    “Aspiring Rapper” – a well known euphemism for “Criminal”.

    • Agree: Change that Matters
    • Replies: @nebulafox
  91. @Lugash

    It’s diversity training on a momentous scale.

  92. J.Ross says:
    @Altai

    It’s not perverted, it’s hilarious, because think about it: who is sleeping with this guy? Look at him. Who is watering at the mouth for this guy? As many people as took in the all-gay “children in cages” Supper Bowl this year.

  93. Rapparee says:
    @Jack D

    BUT Lorne Michaels (who knows a thing or two) says that this is purely generational – if we were in the 18-29 demographic, it would be just as funny to us now as Eddie Murphy was to us back in our salad days. Funny enough that the viewers keep viewing and the sponsors keep buying ads.

    “The management in the 90s did not think Adam Sandler, Chris Farley and David Spade were funny; they were very subjective and authoritative about pretty much everything. And in those situations I fought as hard as I could. It was tough to explain the generational change that was happening. There wasn’t an executive at NBC who wasn’t listening to classic rock, but the music had changed and the comedy had changed. And we were supposed to be ahead of it. I think people have now accepted that’s what we do”.

    Harvard Business Review, 2013

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  94. J.Ross says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    This comment applies to every episode for the entire run of the show except for a brief period in the late 70s, one in the early 90s, and the arguably distinct contributions of Andy Samberg.
    SNL is the comedy equivalent of Bill Gates, George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, or the Koch Brothers voicing a self-explanatorily coprophagically stupid idea that cannot make money even with government support. It is allowed to reach production, and maybe even stay on shelves. In the case of billionaires with dumb ideas the failure of logic and capitalism is self-explanatory: employed people enjoy being employed. I don’t have an explanation for how Lorne Michaels gets away with forty years of dead air on network television even into the cable and streaming age.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  95. newrouter says:
    @stingaling

    >for the record, people from Ohio and western PA are …. different. the next one I meet that I don’t instantly dislike will be the first<

    Wow an iSteve first: yinzer hate.

  96. Ian Smith says:
    @Henry's Cat

    It could be that sub-Saharan Africans didn’t write much history. Or do very much worth writing about.
    They try to make things like the Mali Empire to be a big deal but the most import thing to come out of there was Mansa Musa’s Hajj where he caused hyperinflation throughout the Arab world by making it rain all the way.

  97. @Reg Cæsar

    Or the Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. Christmas was already 40 days ago.

  98. @Anonymous

    King wasn’t just Baptist-style, he was Baptist.

    You’re missing the power of his preaching. People back then – both Black and White – didn’t.

  99. @Anonymous

    The GSSP golden spikes, often defined by a particular fossil, would argue against your point.

  100. Neuday says:
    @Anonymous

    I had it muted, so I thought it was chubby porn.

  101. Jack D says:

    OT – Story exposing the “culture of misogyny” at Victoria’s Secret. Who could have imagined?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/business/victorias-secret-razek-harassment.html

    Criticism of Victoria’s Secret’s anachronistic marketing went viral in 2018 when [Victoria’s Secret head] Mr. Razek expressed no interest in casting plus-size and “transsexual” models in the fashion show.

    Can you imagine? The monster! He wouldn’t put fat women and men pretending to be women in his lingerie show. Burn in Hell, Razek, you anachronistic Nazi! Get with the times!

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
  102. FPD72 says:
    @Lugash

    The game was played in Miami. Res ipsa loquitur.

    • Agree: European-American
  103. Pffft. Small beer.

    #ActualBalls

    • Agree: Ron Mexico
  104. PaceLaw says:
    @Henry's Cat

    Yep, spot on analysis! I would have to say it is due to an embarrassment of an ass-backward black Africa. The intense study of colonialism\slavery-related interest in Africa only pertains to a victim-based mentality. There really is no desire to study anything outside of the victim mindset.

  105. PaceLaw says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Yeah, would definitely agree. It seems like MLK day, etc., is primarily a progressive-white holiday as opposed to a black holiday.

  106. @Lot

    Indeed. Sort of had you figured for a Bloomberg fan.

    • Replies: @indocon
    , @Lot
  107. @Anon

    In China, that could be 75 million men.

    Problem: Who would care? Who would even notice?

    3 million Hispanic males dead in the US

    Problem: What’s the problem?

  108. PaceLaw says:
    @Anonymous

    “When I think about blacks most admired by other blacks the examples seem to be not necessarily successful-within-the-system but very charismatic, loud-mouthed celebrities like Muhammad Ali”

    Yep, a keen observation. And let’s not forget about the primary author of the Million Man March, Louis Farrakhan.

  109. Whiskey says: • Website

    Observations on America’s Mardi Gras: the Superbowl. Amazon has some streaming service where Al Pacino leads a diverse cast of Nazi hunters killing White men who “could be” Nazis I guess from the preview. The Purge movies as a way to run society has come to the fore.

    Second, Trump’s ad was defensive. “See I get Black ladies out of prison, I’m not racist.” That’s aimed at depressing the Black turnout and making it OK for Nice White Ladies to vote for him as the sacred object of worship: Black people, have blessed the Donald.

    Third, Bloomberg’s ad was take away guns from White people so Black kids don’t get shot. That’s the Nice White Lady appealing surface but the real message is that Bloomberg wants every day to be Reginald Denny Day, and he’s going to grab every gun belonging to White people to make that happen.

    Bernie is not stupid, so he will up the ante likely proposing that “All Crime is Legal” … if it is done by Blacks to Whites. Plus taking White people’s houses and giving it to Black people.

    Its likely a two person race now, Bloomberg with the Purge movies as his template, plus Woke Capitalism good for the oligarchs and hereditary bureaucracy; vs Bernie Bros: their moms work for NPR and they got a degree in Women’s Studies yet they still are baristas, virgins, and incels. Hence their longing to play out the bad guy role in Lives of Others, running death camps and taking the Chad’s women and stuff.

    Either way White man, you lose.

  110. @J.Ross

    Good God what a stupid video.

  111. @Rapparee

    Lorne Michaels is pretty good at his business.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Lot
  112. Anonymous[751] • Disclaimer says:
    @South Texas Guy

    Anyone who has really lived in the South and interacted with real blacks (ie, not just famous professors or whatever) on a day-to-day basis will come to realize they never would have organized the civil rights protest movement.

    This immediately raises the question of who did engineer it and it turns we have an answer to that question.

    • Replies: @South Texas Guy
  113. Cortes says:
    @stingaling

    “Yinz” sounds very similar to the Scottish “youse yins” which anytime I’ve heard it deployed was the speaker distinguishing himself from his interlocutors or the group he believed they were part of.

    Like “you guys” as opposed to the perhaps more inclusive “y’all.”

  114. nebulafox says:
    @Mr. Anon

    It’s a well known cliche in European intelligence circles that wannabe jihadis have stints as rapper manques.

    • Replies: @Sya Beerens
  115. Cortes says:

    Black History Month reader offer:

    Those who have a little time to spare can find out lots of fascinating details about the slave trade, abolitionists and antebellum society in general from the memoir of his exploits by an intrepid secret agent and volunteer on the Underground Railroad “Flash For Freedom” (ed. George MacDonald Fraser) – unputdownable.

  116. @Kronos

    But much of this stuff has been memoryholed out of general discussion.

    But no one will forget Marion “The Bitch Set Me Up Barry.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  117. nebulafox says:
    @Kronos

    I’m in Asia right now. I’m wondering what kind of reaction I’ll get if I show the locals this video?

    “Yes, that was the mayor of our capital city smoking crack in a hotel. No, this did not end his political career.”

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  118. Anon[308] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Wasn’t management ultimately vindicated though, at least with these three examples? Sandler and Spade have pretty thoroughly exposed themselves as unfunny hacks over the past 3 decades. Farley of course died early, but he was just an obnoxious fat guy who did annoying physical comedy.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @TomSchmidt
  119. indocon says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Bloomberg vs Trump will be equivalent of choice between pulling hair or nails for American blacks.

  120. Lot says:
    @Mr McKenna

    “ Sort of had you figured for a Bloomberg fan.”

    He’d make the best President of the Dems by a mile. However, I want Trump to win re-election.

    I made a $250 bet on Biden winning the nomination when he was inexplicably at only 21 Predictit. I am not so sure about that now, but keeping the bet open anyway.

  121. Lot says:
    @stingaling

    I think the percentage of Pittsburghers who regularly say yinz is well under 10%. I don’t think I’ve ever heard it in person.

    I’ve heard “ you’uns” said by elderly people though.

  122. Lot says:
    @Steve Sailer

    SNL became a cash machine after its initial cast broke into the movies.

    Ever since it has been able to get talented comedians and comedy writers for low wages.

  123. @nebulafox

    “Yes, that was the mayor of our capital city smoking crack in a hotel. No, this did not end his political career.”

    Are we talking about the capital of the United States, or that of Ontario?

    (Sorry, I’m reading the comments bottom-up.)

    Rob Ford ‘is making a fool of himself,’ Washington’s former crack-smoking mayor Marion Barry says

    • Replies: @nebulafox
  124. @R.G. Camara

    Lorne Michaels knows that. He just hires people whom he knows will be funny one day, and then gives them a spot.

    On he other hand, he chewed out Norm McDonald for calling Michael Jackson “a homosexual paedophile”. I use the Imperial spelling because both are Canadian.

    They may have differing views of America’s litigious culture, given that Michaels grew up in common-law Ontario and McDonald in civil-law Quebec. McDonald replied that he would love to be sued by MJ.

  125. @Kylie

    Sorry but it’s been a long time since I thought angry black women were funny.

    Intentionally, anyway.

  126. danand says:
    @Lugash

    Lugash, I don’t portend to know anything concerning the betting pool, odd’s, what have you. But I did find this a bit amusing:

    Halftime Specials

    Either Shakira or J-Lo Have Side Boob Yes -200 No +150

    Who will show cleavage during performance? Both -250 J-Lo only +200 Shakira only +400
    Neither cleavage +550

    Will J-Lo show butt cleavage? No -180 Yes +140

    Will there be a wardrobe malfunction? No -1800 Yes +700

  127. @Henry's Cat

    The truth is that more people remember one day in February and that’s Groundhog Day in Pennsylvania than all the Black History Stuff.

  128. Ah, February – the month when blacks descend from being merely annoying to completely insufferable.

  129. @Flip

    “And what ever happened to Steve Martin who seems to have dropped off the table?”

    “He tweets. Seems to be playing a lot of bluegrass.“

    Maybe he realized comedy is a cancel culture minefield and he’s letting the banjo do the talking – he’s won a few Grammies in recent years for his picking.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
  130. @Laurence Whelk

    Steve Martin is 74. He deserves a nice old age.

    • Replies: @JohnnyWalker123
    , @Flip
  131. @Steve Sailer

    Half time show

  132. @stingaling

    for the record, people from Ohio and western PA are …. different. the next one I meet that I don’t instantly dislike will be the first

    • Agree: duncsbaby
    • Replies: @duncsbaby
  133. danand says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “So our schools are doing a fine job of teaching history, or social studies as they call these days and we can be sure that our children will go out into the world with a profound appreciation of what has gone before.”

    Mr. Mason, coincidentally just yesterday evening, Saturday, there was an honor band “recital” in which my daughter, a couple of years senior yours, was performing. One of the guest conductors, Dr. Gaudry, when introducing Lindbergh Variations asked the audience by show of hands if they knew who Charles Lindbergh was. Five or six hands went up, of a room numbering ~300 adults/parents. Granted only a dozen or so of the parents were Caucasian, but still, you could see the conductor was just a bit taken aback, as was I.

    I know three of the families in attendance have taken trips from SFO to France.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  134. Simon says:
    @Prester John

    I’ve always liked my friend’s version of The Color Purple: “The Colored People.”

  135. Neoconned says:
    @Whiskey

    You know whiskey what really convinced me that your scenarios as being “nah over reacting” to “possible to probable” was the international response to whites in Africa being killed by black reactionaries or criminals seeking their farms etc whether it was Mugabe or the farmer murders in S Africa.

    I kept proposing in youtube video comments sections and news videos basically “get the whites out….give them refugee status and let them immigrate to Canada or New Zealand or Oz or where ever. Then simply put give the Africans their homes and farms and make Africa black. The Boers will likely be on welfare for a few yrs before they get careers in their new homes etc…

    The neo African farms will more than likely fail but whatever….they have their land….

    NOOOOOOO they screamed! They should have treated the blacks better they deserve it because apartheid…..or whatever.

    These ppl just want “violence against Cletus” in whatever form they can so they can smugly laugh abiut it….

    I expect much the same here when we are a minority save more “you deserve it” shit and the Asians and Latinos out west kicking the blacks and lower class whites out.

    Speaking of Mardi Gras, if youre ever looking for a vacation come down to New Orleans & I’ll show you around on Mardi Gras….and its not just NOLA…. they have good parades from Baton Rouge to Biloxi to Mkbile during this season….you sound like you need a vacation. Try taking 1 next yr man.

  136. Ed says:
    @Change that Matters

    It seems of sad, people clinging to decaying apts for decades, because they are rent controlled, watching life pass them by year after year.

  137. duncsbaby says:
    @Jane Plain

    OT, how, all of a sudden is everyone saying “y’all”?

    I’ve noticed for a few years that SJW members of the Woke brigade say it as a form of signalling they are down w/the struggle. I remember a twitter spat I got into w/a chick about the Mexican cop shooting a black guy in Minnesota from a few years back & she kept dropping “Y’all”s in her tweets. Anyway over the course of this stimulating debate it turned out she was a freakin’ Canadian.

  138. duncsbaby says:
    @Sue D. Nim

    An aspiring rapper has been sentenced to 99 years in prison after paying to have his mother killed.

    That’s usually the description of 90% of the homicide victims on The First 48. Of course the killers could be described the same way.

  139. duncsbaby says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    You are like me in that when I think of people from western PA I think of tough guy football players.
    You forgot one big one though:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Montana

    • Agree: ben tillman
  140. @Reg Cæsar

    “because both are Canadian”

    Only one of them is Canadian. The other guy just has Canadian paperwork.

    • Agree: Autochthon
  141. BB753 says:
    @Sue D. Nim

    All rappers have mommy issues, what with growing up without dads.

  142. @Anonymous

    But, did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?

  143. Jack D says:
    @danand

    Schools don’t have time to teach about Lindbergh any more because they are too busy teaching about the woman who invented Cheese Whiz and the black who invented the Super Soaker squirt gun.

    It used to be that “celebrating” Hidden Figures like this in Google Doodles and such was justified on the basis that everyone already knew about all those dead white men and now it was time to bring formerly overlooked women and minorities to equal prominence. But they are so busy “celebrating” diversity that they don’t teach about the mainstream figures at all anymore. Probably more school kids today know about Katherine Johnson than about Wernher von Braun.

    • Replies: @res
    , @Jonathan Mason
  144. Get it while it lasts, kiddos.

  145. Kronos says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    For Boomers and Gen X maybe. Millennials need to actually dig around the internet for this comedy gold. I didn’t truly appreciate how bad things were in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. until after reading and independently verifying common iSteve topics.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  146. @duncsbaby

    Right, down with the struggle, and gender neutral. A two-fer.

    Y’all is weird because it’s a word white folks can and do say – but the wrong type of white folks.

    It’s a form of, dare I say it? cultural appropriation.

  147. Jack D says:
    @Kronos

    This week’s news:

    Philadelphia city councilman Kenyatta Johnson and his wife, Dawn Chavous, surrendered on federal corruption charges Friday.

    Both entered a plea of not guilty and were released on a $15,000 own recognizance bond.

    Johnson was back in council chambers on Thursday, one day after the indictment.

    He thanked his colleagues for their support amid what he called “distractions” this week.

    Johnson was named in a 22-count indictment alleging a wide-ranging racketeering conspiracy, and related crimes including bribery, honest services fraud, multiple counts of wire fraud, and tax offenses, officials said.

    In Philly, a Federal felony indictment is like a traffic ticket – a “distraction” that shouldn’t keep you from working. You don’t have to resign until you are convicted.

    • Replies: @Hypnotoad666
    , @Kronos
  148. mmack says:
    @Kronos

    Funny you should mention Marion Barry. Waaaay back when (early 1990’s) In Living Color skewered Marion Barry and Arsenio Hall in this skit:

    They also made fun of Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan. Imagine that today.

  149. @theMann

    Youz guys is basically Italians from New Jersey. Nobody says youz in the midwest. It’s mainly you guys, and sometimes you all, and rarely ya’s (yuz) but in the last case without the guys, and a ‘ya’ instead of a ‘you’ made plural.

  150. martin_2 says:

    When people say that Africans or native Americans have a history that includes architecture and cities and technology I ask “How do we know?”, meaning by this what RACE are the people who fund and carry out the archaeological work? What RACE are the people that are curious about Africa’s past and write the books about their history. The answer of course is almost always either a French or a German or a British man.

    I believe even China has its history written down by white men.

  151. @duncsbaby

    Clearly you’ve never been to Canada, especially Toronto.

    They are down with the struggle 110%, and ultra down with the ebonics.

    Of course, all the NBA players want to gtfo ASAP, regardless. But they want to be part of the US “struggle” so badly, it’s pathetic. Of course, as their numbers grow and they recreate the African condition in Toronto (just like Africa, Detroit, Atlanta, Flint, Philly…) the struggle will get real.

  152. J1234 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I agree with you on “y’all” vs. “you guys,” even as a northerner. It makes more sense, even in the less appropriate possessive application. We had a contractor who kept referring to our basement as “your guys’ [pronounced: yer guy-zez] basement.” I think “y’all’s basement” would’ve been preferable, even though “your basement” was all that was needed.

  153. J.Ross says:
    @Anon

    Spade always was an unfunny, odious little creep (which explains Farley), but Sandler has proven genuine acting ability, and his dumb movies make money and keep his friends employed. Sandler is at worst successfully imitating Michaels’ success and adding to it with the serious acting.

  154. @Jack D

    Who was that black congressman who had a couple hundred thousand dollars in cash in his garage freezer when they busted him?

    There has to be pressure on the feds to not bust a disproportionate number of black officials. But urban black pols and their constituents just seem to have an understanding that politics is just one big grift.

    • Replies: @captflee
    , @Jack D
  155. Lurker says:
    @JohnnyD

    To be followed by April – “You Touched My Hair!”

  156. OT, except in the sense of black history, but Kim made a fascinating suggestion on Derb’s recent thread that seems tailor-made for Steve:

    Assign each pro basketball side a height allowance – calculated as how many players times height. So a team can have seven-footers but that would require also having a certain number of short guys, five foot six or whatever.

    Think what this would do for the NBA chances of Central African pygmies. And isn’t the NBA all about the diversity?

    https://www.unz.com/jderbyshire/the-first-duty-of-intelligent-men-john-derbyshire-on-charles-murrays-human-diversity/#comment-3694412

    It is basketball season, after all. Which is in winter by default.Has anyone seen something like this analyzed elsewhere?

    Note that Kim said “side”, which suggests that this person is British, European, or Antipodean. And possibly male.

    It would be great fun to assemble a “supergroup” of guys with “girly” names. Say, Leslie West of Mountain, Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard, Laurie Wisefield of Wishbone Ash, Kimberley Rew of the Soft Boys and Katrina’s Waves (he wrote “I’m Walking on Sunshine” at a particularly dark point in his life), Christy Moore of Irish folk…

    Nelly could be the lead singer, but I’m at a loss for drummers.

    Didn’t somebody like Bill James do this for ballplayers? Christy Mathewson, Judy Johnson, Nellie Fox, Minnie Minoso, (Lynn) Nolan Ryan, Candy Maldonado…

    I would have added Robin Roberts, but Robins Yount and Ventura rescued the name for boys.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  157. res says:
    @Jack D

    Schools don’t have time to teach about Lindbergh any more because they are too busy teaching about the woman who invented Cheese Whiz and the black who invented the Super Soaker squirt gun.

    I don’t think it is just that.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh#Attitudes_toward_race_and_racism

    • Replies: @Jack D
  158. @Anon

    Farley as a Chippendale dancer may be the funniest skit ever on SNL. Sandler and Spade werent as good as Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey,but the show peaked in the early 90s with that crew.

  159. @Whiskey

    I’ll continue with the SB ad theme.

    The feminist Olay ad was so bad it’s a credible argument for repealing the 19th Amendment.

    The most noticeable thing about the hummus ad was how bad Ric Flair looks and sounds. If you blinked during the ad you’d miss the queens completely.

    I can’t believe Sam Elliott is so hard up for $$$ he needed to cuck for Doritos. I guess the residuals for all the Road House and Tombstone reruns are drying up.

    The Genesis SUV ad was openly anti-white and is likely to alienate a huge number of potential buyers for that vehicle. I bet those folks will land in Kia Tellurides.

    The Google ad was a devastating masterclass in Straussian propaganda. The surface meaning was, “look, old wypipo, how we can help you cherish your memories as a demonstration of how much we value you, ” while the true meaning was, “just lay back and relax, it will all be over soon.” There are normies fawning over this ad all over social media today, saying how it had them in tears.

    The Groundhog Day ad was a great riff on the movie and introduced us to the Jeep product without any overt politics.

    I’m not excited about the electric Hummer at all. The demo that drove the gas-powered Hummers is not fit to drive 1000hp anything.

    As for the halftime show, that was our rulers telling us who this country belongs to now. I will grant that Shakira and JLo look incredible for their ages. OTOH, the fact they are 43 and 50 is just another sign of the US’ slow descent into a Brezhnev-style gerontocracy. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since the strongest Presidential candidates are all well north of 70.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  160. Flip says:
    @Steve Sailer

    And playing with his 7 year old daughter.

  161. captflee says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    William “Cold Cash” Jefferson, pride of The City That Forgot to Care.

  162. Jack D says:
    @res

    Look, I’m not fond of the guy myself as a human being. Aside from his Nazi sympathies, he had a strange personal life with no fewer than THREE extra families in addition to his legitimate family.

    But this doesn’t take away from his world historical accomplishment. There are tons of artists and performers who were fawning backers of Communism but they still put Robeson on stamps. You have to separate the art from the artist and the man from his accomplishments. With Leftists, everything is personal (unless it’s coming from another Leftist).

    • Agree: Johann Ricke, Dissident
    • Replies: @res
    , @Desiderius
    , @duncsbaby
  163. Jack D says:
    @Hypnotoad666

    What’s interesting is that in PA at least, the indictments are always Federal. The PA state authorities seem not to have the slightest interest in investigating what goes on in Philly.

  164. Jack D says:
    @J.Ross

    I don’t have an explanation for how Lorne Michaels gets away with forty years of dead air on network television even into the cable and streaming age.

    Here are 3 explanations. Pick one:

    1. He must be like Epstein – he has incriminating videos of every NBC and Comcast executive that he uses to blackmail them into keeping him on the air.

    2. The last 10 presidents of programming at NBC have all been idiots.

    3. The show remains popular with sponsors and audiences (by modern network standards – no network show is strong compared to the past when there were few other choices) and NBC can’t find anything better to put in that time slot.

  165. @Carol

    What about ancient American no Middle Eastern Nein Ukrainian trailer park architecture?

  166. @nebulafox

    Jihadi doesn’t exist outside the Intelligence let alone inside Caribbean circles

    Just like the “immigrant invasion” DATA science fiction

  167. Kronos says:
    @Jack D

    My bad, I meant during the 1980s and 1990s. That was an exceptionally low point for many inner cities in regards to crime, drugs, and political corruption.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  168. Jack D says:
    @Kronos

    Some things never change. NY and DC were perhaps better for a while but now that Democrats have decided that arresting black people is racis’ , crime is ticking up again.

    What is really interesting (to me at least) is that the opioid crisis seems to be concentrated in whites. In the old days, heroin addiction was a black thang.

    • Replies: @Kronos
  169. Jack D says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    The Genesis SUV ad was openly anti-white and is likely to alienate a huge number of potential buyers for that vehicle. I bet those folks will land in Kia Tellurides.

    I assume you mean this ad:

    https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/genesis-gv80-super-bowl-commercial-chrissy-teigen-john-legend/

    What was anti-white about that ad? The crowd at the party was diverse (but mainly older). The people singled out for ridicule were mainly white but one was Asian . It’s true that no blacks were singled out for ridicule but Genesis is a business and doesn’t want to step on any third rails just to make you happy. The theme of the ad was “young luxury” vs “old luxury” and I thought it made its point.

    If the buyers buy Kias, then Hyundai wins either way (since they own Kia and Genesis). This is like the old GM strategy where Buick, Olds and Pontiac would compete with each other for sales but no matter which one you bought it was a win for GM.

    • Agree: Johann Ricke
  170. @Change that Matters

    That thing is… a psychotherapist? Oh, only in New York!

  171. Dissident says:
    @Jane Plain

    I’m so old I remember when H. Rap Brown made fun of “y’all”.

    You’ve got nothing on the late Joe Franklin. If we take him at his word, he was so old that he could remember when the Dead Sea was only sick.
    ~ ~ ~
    Does anyone else recall Jesse Jackson on SNL either during or not long after his 1984 Presidential bid? Specifically, I recall him doing a parody of a TV game show The Point is Moot! and finding it pretty funny.
    ~ ~ ~
    How far back must one go to a time when SNL was more than just self-indulgent Goodwhite(/obnoxious Jew) self-affirmation, preening and virtue-signalling?

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  172. Dissident says:

    On a serious note, apropos Black History Month, concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    As odious as he may have been in any number of respects, can it not at least be said that his exhortations against the Vietnam War have been vindicated (at least to a considerable degree)?

    • Replies: @Anonymouse
  173. Kronos says:
    @Jack D

    This book covers that very observation.

    The central argument is that drugs like OxyContin led to the crisis. Doctors in the 1990s believed them non-addictive and prescribed them like candy. They proved VERY addictive and many became addicts. With many going to cheaper black tar stuff. The white demographic wasn’t considered a high risk pool (like some other people) and the infrastructure warning system wasn’t there. If this happened in inner city (I.e. black neighborhoods) the response would’ve been immediate. You had drug cops and patrols for blacks.

    • Agree: JohnnyWalker123
  174. res says:
    @Jack D

    I agree with you. But I do think that it is worth mentioning both reasons for why Lindbergh’s world historical accomplishment is not taught in Current Year schools. I suspect they would be more likely to find the time for him if not for the other stuff.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  175. @Reg Cæsar

    Nelly could be the lead singer, but I’m at a loss for drummers.

    That’s easy. Ginger Baker.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  176. @Jack D

    Schools don’t have time to teach about Lindbergh any more

    But people today are much more conscious of having their children kidnapped than they used to be.

    Florida named its sexual predators treatment center the “Jimmy Ryce” center in honor of a little boy who was also kidnapped and murdered, but after a while the name was removed because the Ryce family didn’t want it to be used.

  177. @ben tillman

    That’s easy. Ginger Baker.

    Not so easy– he’s in no condition to tour!

    https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/oct/06/ginger-baker-obituary

    “Ginger”, his nickname, is girly (to us). Peter, his Christian name, is anything but.

  178. @Jack D

    Jack,

    The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
    The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
    The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

  179. Here’s some Black History for you, Doctor (sic) Angie Hynes:

    The 1619 Project and a couple grand will get you a ticket back to Africa where you belong.

  180. @res

    They’d overlook the extra families if it weren’t for the America First/Nazi simp.

  181. nebulafox says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Safe to say a bitch did *not* set him up.

  182. @Anonymous

    Yep. I didn’t know it until I was well into adulthood. The tribe that shall not be named.

  183. duncsbaby says:
    @Jack D

    Look, I’m not fond of the guy myself as a human being. Aside from his Nazi sympathies, he had a strange personal life with no fewer than THREE extra families in addition to his legitimate family.

    I’ve been to the Lindbergh museum in Little Falls, MN, & they cover his America First stuff pretty deeply but there is not one word or picture or display about his secret German families.

  184. Forbes says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    The mystery remains as to why explosions are so prevalent in Sweden’s cities, where crime rates are otherwise relatively low.

    Other than regular bombings causing murder and mayhem, Sweden’s cities are peaceful…

    The mystery remains as to why the black crime rate is so high is US cities, where crime rates elsewhere are otherwise relatively low…

  185. @njguy73

    The Ladies’ Man was the name of Tim Meadows’ 3:30 in the AM sex advice program. Often very very funny. Tracy Morgan did some hilarious stuff too. Dominican Lou the janitor in Spanish Harlem or Brian Fellowes the high-school dropout running an animal nature show.

    I don’t believe the different generations “explanation” for why SNL doesn’t seem funny any more. IMHO funny is funny. Tina Fey doing a Sarah Palin interview on SNL in 2012 may have been their last funny skit.

  186. @Dissident

    MLK may have plagiarized his Ph.D. dissertation at Boston University and apparently was a hound dog priapic man when out of town. On the other hand, he preached non-violence to blacks in their struggle for civil rights (having read and been influenced by Gandhi). And he rightly denounced the Viet Nam war.

    Creating a National Holiday to celebrate him IMO is questionable. Straight out ridiculous is the giant bronze sculpture of him (in Washington DC I believe) the casting of which was jobbed out to a foundery in China with the result that his features are somewhat Chinese.

  187. @Anonymous

    “Paleontology has, by definition, never been influenced by politics.

    He may be thinking of “archaeology” ”

    Thanks for the laugh.

    Israel and it’s acolytes (see recent Trump) are constantly bombing and looting irreplaceable artifacts in Middle East countries that have an actual history.

    Israel, of course, is reduced to claiming that a Roman retaining wall belonged to a Temple that never existed,

  188. @Dissident

    I hate to tell you this but Joe Franklin was Jewish.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  189. Dissident says:
    @Jane Plain

    I hate to tell you this but Joe Franklin was Jewish.

    It appears you have misread me. I am a Jew myself. I was merely acknowledging that many of the insufferable individuals I was referring-to were not simply Goodwhites in the sense that term is generally understood here (i.e., to refer primarily, if not exclusively, to non-Jewish Whites.)
    ~ ~ ~

    Don’t know whether any of these lads are Jewish but like the photo.

    One need not be a non-Jewish White oneself to be appalled at how under attack they are. And to sympathize with and defend them against it.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  190. MEH 0910 says:
    @MEH 0910

  191. @Jack D

    Yes and no. A sketch (as opposed to a play or a feature film) fundamentally is about “stretching out a single joke” – but that can be done entertainingly (by exploring different angles of the bit’s premise, escalating over time for more and more outrageous outcomes, or inserting twists and turns to keep things engaging) or it can be a hack job (the examples you are thinking of).

    One of the single best skits from Saturday Night Live demonstrates how to do the former masterfully (it’s no coincidence it comes from before the age of political correct horse-shit and involves writers and actors infinitely more talented than the ones affiliated with that show nowadays):

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