pockyordie
pockyordie
pockyordie
Mar 31 2014
72

Working in computer sales leads to a lot of similar conversations with people who are verrrrry overconfident about their computer knowledge. I don't care about customers who have no clue what they want or what they're looking at, that's what I'm here for. I want to help, and I love explaining things. But when Read more

Mar 28 2014
4

I cannot promote this comment enough. I find this whole "controversy" beyond exhausting. Liberal Internet Outrage (TM) is calling for the cancellation of a brilliant show BY SOMEONE ON THEIR SIDE. Someone who's on the same network as Tosh.0 of "wouldn't it be funny if you were raped" fame, who would probably just be Read more

Mar 28 2014
3

The fact that you said he needs to deal with his transphobia. I mean any transphobia is coming from Stephen Colbert the character who would of course be transphobic because the character is an asshole. I am unaware of Stephen Colbert the actor/writer being transphobic which may be my fault because I just watch the Read more

Mar 28 2014
5

All of these things occured to me, which is why my original post allowed that these people might also be among the perpetually offended. A group that, by the way, is even more irksome, because they do get it, yet are still in the thrall of their outrage. Read more

Mar 28 2014
23

I wrote about this down thread, but in the actual skit, Colbert is actually attempting to simultaneously mock the Redskin's owner AND himself. Colbert has been (justly) criticized for this Asian caricature bit in the past. In the skit above he is drawing a parallel: Read more

Mar 28 2014
7

"...I do think he goes too far in general, and I agree he needs to deal with his transphobia..." Read more

Mar 28 2014
18

I'm Asian, and I honestly feel that folks like you are taking this way too serious and "not getting it."

Mar 28 2014
7

Sick of all the tone-deaf-policing around here.

Mar 28 2014
22

"You don't think using racial slurs against a minority group is offensive? Ok. I guess you're entitled to that opinion too." Read more

Mar 28 2014
38

But that's what satire is. When Jonathan Swift suggested the lords eat the poor, he was not simultaneously mocking the poor and making the lords feel like assholes. In the piece he calls the poor beggars, bastards, breeders, thieves, savages and more. Would it make sense to call that classism? Or couldn't you just see Read more

Mar 28 2014
5

I think one of the big problems we're developing in our social interactions is that things like Twitter and Facebook are encouraging incredibly short attention spans in our interactions that make things like 'nuance' very difficult, if not impossible, to convey. Read more

Mar 28 2014
29

Its cute when she assumes all dissenting opinions come from white people, bonus points of hilarity when she assumes they come from white men. The mental gymnastics (and ethical hypocrisy) involved to arrive at that world view, and accept it as correct....jesus, its mind boggling.

Mar 28 2014
39

It wasn't being racist. It was showing that "redskin" is just as offensive as "ching chong." You can't make that comparison without using the term. Just like how if someone said "tranny," I would say "that term is just as offensive as 'faggot' or 'dyke' and you really shouldn't be using it." Just because I used those Read more

Mar 28 2014
8

American progressive internet/social justice-y types (just as those in other parts of the world) tend to believe in taking the high road. The opposition uses a lot of dirty tactics, so this could explain why they don't target the correct source. Read more

Mar 28 2014
10

Yes! ^^ The point, you, getting it right! Joking up the ladder - where the butt of the joke is the racist - is exactly how it should be done.

Mar 28 2014
46

I saw the tweet as a stand-alone with no knowledge of the Redskins context, and took it as funny based on Colbert's persona — that he *is* the type of guy who would think "Ching Chong Foundation for Orientals" is a good name for an anti-racism group. It's making fun of him, not Asian people. Read more

Mar 28 2014
10

Did you just imply that Drive Me Crazy is a third-rate movie? This makes me sad, Erin. How can you not appreciate the wonder that is Sabrina the Teenage Witch plus the guy from Entourage in a classic 90's teen movie? Heathers is good and all, but give me guilty pleasure 90's teen movies like DMC, Can't Hardly Wait, Read more