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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    Dammit, now I HAVE to get this game.

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    Viscount IslandsViscount Islands [INSERT SoKo HERE] ...it was the summer of my lifeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    *sigh*

    Mocking the Southerners - perhaps the sole remaining socially acceptable prejudice.

    At least I'm glad to see the folks on here noting that idiots exist *everywhere* substantially outnumber the ones who think idiots are confined to a few southeastern states....

    :lol:

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    Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Then there's the opinion that comedy is not meant to be taken as literal commentary all the time

    As Louis CK put it, "if every word a person says has to be right and balanced and fair, I will jump off a tall thing onto a hard place."

    That's a statement I can get behind.

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    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    *sigh*

    Mocking the Southerners - perhaps the sole remaining socially acceptable prejudice.

    At least I'm glad to see the folks on here noting that idiots exist *everywhere* substantially outnumber the ones who think idiots are confined to a few southeastern states....

    well no there's homophobia, transphobia, casual racism, and others, but I'm sure you have been severely disadvantaged throughout your life because you're from the south so that's okay you're in the same category

    I mean, you have to live with southerners!

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    HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The humidity is pretty bad down here, too. Never not sweating.

    Edit: Sorry I changed my post. Just didn't want to get too involved.

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    Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    But saying that, then don't you have to defend Tracy Morgan with the same "It's not literal commentary?"

    I'm by no means defending anyone above. All I'm saying is picking and choosing can be a slippery slope.

    Edit: Removed other names. Theirs were more rants than comedy.

    Sure absolutely.

    I wasn't at the club when he said what he said. If it was meant as part of his act, and not a Michael Richards-style tirade directed at specific audience members, then I would absolutely agree that it's fair game.

    Tracy Morgan says crazy shit ALL THE TIME, the fact that people are actually surprised about what he said on that stage is actually more shocking to me.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Some of the greatest places and friendliest people you will ever encounter are in the American South. It's a very large, diverse region and you're seriously missing out if you write it all off as Bunnykill, Alabama and Pigpile, Mississippi.

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    HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Butters wrote: »
    Some of the greatest places and friendliest people you will ever encounter are in the American South. It's a very large, diverse region and you're seriously missing out if you write it all off as Bunnykill, Alabama and Pigpile, Mississippi.

    I'll tell you a funny story that someone would probably appreciate.

    I was in a Taco Bell recently waiting on my food, as one is want to do in a Taco Bell. Waiting next to me was a million-year-old man in a John Deere cap, southern accent thick as molasses. He leans in close to me and says "I don't see why people blame Obama for the country's problems. The president is just one official in a government of hundreds of congresspeople. It takes two-thirds vote to change or pass a law." (I don't remember verbatim what he said, but it was something like this.)

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    And Stale lives in the south! He's great!

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    Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Did he say this because you were wearing your "Obama's A Marxist Jerk" t-shirt, Ronnie?

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    NovaDaddyNovaDaddy Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    lol, stupid Southerners.

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    HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Did he say this because you were wearing your "Obama's A Marxist Jerk" t-shirt, Ronnie?

    look, they were 3 for $10 at Wal-Mart Supercenter, and I had a gift card.

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    Vargas PrimeVargas Prime King of Nothing Just a ShowRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Is it irony that anyone who thinks that only SOUTHERNERS act like the man in today's comic (and are criticizing it for that reason)

    are actually being the prejudiced ones?

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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    What it boils down to is that all generalizations are stupid.

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    Dark Raven XDark Raven X Laugh hard, run fast, be kindRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Holy shit.

    Someone on the internet just used the word "irony"

    Correctly.

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    Oh brilliant
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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    How ironic!

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    tgbennett30tgbennett30 Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    L|ama wrote: »
    *sigh*

    Mocking the Southerners - perhaps the sole remaining socially acceptable prejudice.

    At least I'm glad to see the folks on here noting that idiots exist *everywhere* substantially outnumber the ones who think idiots are confined to a few southeastern states....

    well no there's homophobia, transphobia, casual racism, and others, but I'm sure you have been severely disadvantaged throughout your life because you're from the south so that's okay you're in the same category

    I mean, you have to live with southerners!

    I can see you're mostly kidding, but just in case you missed my point - I'm not poor-mouthing and saying "woe is me," I'm just noting that I have run into a *staggering* amount of folks who would never dream of mocking any ethnic group, sexual orientation, religion, etc., but happily pile on "ignorant southerners" with abandon, not realizing they are committing the exact same cognitive error as if they said *insert prevalent stereotype here about black people, Jewish folks, gay people, etc.*

    If prejudice is wrong, then it's wrong, no matter what group you apply it to. If you mock black people in most company nowadays, you will get looks of horror. If you rail against the "greedy Jews" or "disgusting gay dudes" etc., you are likely to be shunned, or at the very least have someone gently tell you "Dude, that's kinda messed up."

    On the flip side, I can tell you as someone born in New Orleans that when I went to Harvard back in 1987, more often than not folks would tell me things like "Oh, you're wearing shoes, you must be advanced!" or "C'mon, man, you can tell me - do you have the hots for your sister?" or "Wow, did you get in because of some kind of southern quota they have here, or something?" One would think Harvard = best and brightest, alas.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not crying over my wounded soul :-P and that stuff had no negative effect on me - just that I found it a fascinating bit of irony. And it continues to this day. I am happy to tell you, though, (and I'm not trying to be arrogant or a braggart here, it's just for context) as a medical school professor in Jackson, Mississippi, it is almost always the case that when I get interns or residents from California, NY, etc., they often come in with a lot of goofy preconceived notions about living in the south, and typically leave having enjoyed being here and having discovered their stereotypes were inaccurate.

    The heat and humidity in summer do really suck, though o_O

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Game seems cool, just not for me. I quit doing lots of drugs years ago.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The idea that southerners have more racism or other social prejudices than northern states is pretty dumb.

    It's also funny to hear that sort of thing from someone who doesn't even live in America.

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    ZandraconZandracon Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Didn't the creator of this say this is what he thinks the internet would look like in the future or something?

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    BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Didn't the creator of this say this is what he thinks the internet would look like in the future or something?

    yeah

    the giantbomb quick look has some pretty great commentary on that

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    BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    you know what other places are super racist


    europe


    also australia


    also everywhere in the fucking world

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    Jacques L'HommeJacques L'Homme BAH! He was a rank amateur compared to, DR. COLOSSUS!Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Butters wrote: »
    Some of the greatest places and friendliest people you will ever encounter are in the American South. It's a very large, diverse region and you're seriously missing out if you write it all off as Bunnykill, Alabama and Pigpile, Mississippi.

    The sweetest lady I've ever met is an old southern belle who is the best conversationalist ever. And talking to her is double fun because she's got that chill southern drawl.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    rfilyaw wrote: »
    Butters wrote: »
    Some of the greatest places and friendliest people you will ever encounter are in the American South. It's a very large, diverse region and you're seriously missing out if you write it all off as Bunnykill, Alabama and Pigpile, Mississippi.

    I'll tell you a funny story that someone would probably appreciate.

    I was in a Taco Bell recently waiting on my food, as one is want to do in a Taco Bell. Waiting next to me was a million-year-old man in a John Deere cap, southern accent thick as molasses. He leans in close to me and says "I don't see why people blame Obama for the country's problems. The president is just one official in a government of hundreds of congresspeople. It takes two-thirds vote to change or pass a law." (I don't remember verbatim what he said, but it was something like this.)

    oh my god ronnie, is this true? That is the best.

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Langly wrote: »
    Butters wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    At first glance I thought the guy in the middle was Steven Spielberg.

    This is exactly my first impression.

    Same here.

    gonna join in on the me too-ing on this point

    if they really wanted a stereotype yokel, they should have gone with the porky, pink, sideburned, short-breathed man in those clothes
    Butters wrote: »
    Some of the greatest places and friendliest people you will ever encounter are in the American South. It's a very large, diverse region and you're seriously missing out if you write it all off as Bunnykill, Alabama and Pigpile, Mississippi.

    hey man, the suburbs of Pigpile are ok
    (you been to Oxford, MS, Butters?)

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    LTMLTM Bikes and BeardsRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Rolo wrote: »
    Zandracon wrote: »
    Didn't the creator of this say this is what he thinks the internet would look like in the future or something?

    yeah

    the giantbomb quick look has some pretty great commentary on that

    Wake me up when he Hacks the Gibson, man.

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    cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Well, there's always Florida. Not even the South wants anything to do with us.


    And yeah, Child of Eden looks wonderful. Waiting for the PS3 version in fall(!?).

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    Faceless CowardFaceless Coward Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is missing a Fox News logo and newscroll.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tam wrote: »
    hey man, the suburbs of Pigpile are ok
    (you been to Oxford, MS, Butters?)

    No but it's near Memphis, TN which is one of my favorite towns so until I hear differently I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Holy shit.

    Someone on the internet just used the word "irony"

    Correctly.

    It's like ray-hee-ain on your wedding day

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    TamTam Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Butters wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »
    hey man, the suburbs of Pigpile are ok
    (you been to Oxford, MS, Butters?)

    No but it's near Memphis, TN which is one of my favorite towns so until I hear differently I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

    Oxford is a pleasant place

    but uh
    have you been to Memphis recently
    I was there in May, and it looks like the place is down on its luck

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    hey I grew up in Memphis and have friends in Oxford

    hey

    hey

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    FandeathisFandeathis Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    One of the nicest girls I ever dated was from the South. You don't run into a ton of Southerners in LA, but the ones I have gotten to know were all pretty damn friendly. Sure a lot of them were into NASCAR and went to church on Sunday, but they were much more fun to be around than the average neurotic LA hipster.

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    AMP'dAMP'd Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    it's funny because I expected the shitstorm in this thread to be about the columbine joke

    not about the uneducated man who beats his son for having hope

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Tam wrote: »
    Butters wrote: »
    Tam wrote: »
    hey man, the suburbs of Pigpile are ok
    (you been to Oxford, MS, Butters?)

    No but it's near Memphis, TN which is one of my favorite towns so until I hear differently I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.

    Oxford is a pleasant place

    but uh
    have you been to Memphis recently
    I was there in May, and it looks like the place is down on its luck

    Yes and it kind of is but I still love it. It's like a miniature New Orleans without the hurricane damage.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2011
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    kingworks wrote: »
    The greatest offense is that he is wearing a Palin t-shirt.

    no that is the best part

    Maybe it's not Palin. Maybe it says RAHN.

    This guy could just be a huge fan of Qu Rahn, the guy who taught Kyle Katarn to use the force.

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    Golden YakGolden Yak Burnished Bovine The sunny beaches of CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Should be 'wailed on 'im' when you beat someone.

    Having 'whaled' on someone implies you've struck them with harpoons. I guess that could have happened in this case, but that seems a little harsh even for crazy child-abusing rednecks.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited June 2011
    The Geek wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    kingworks wrote: »
    The greatest offense is that he is wearing a Palin t-shirt.

    no that is the best part

    Maybe it's not Palin. Maybe it says RAHN.

    This guy could just be a huge fan of Qu Rahn, the guy who taught Kyle Katarn to use the force.

    A+ post would read again

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    he is writing phonetically

    southern people will often speak wailed or other "wa" words with an h sound to them. I am not really a great linguist so it is hard to put into words

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