Thursday, December 13, 2012

Congressman Hank Johnson’s mea culpa for saying 30 midgets could defeat a giant

What a ridiculous statement. Everyone knows it depends on the size of the giant.

The m-word is kind of in a state of limbo as a full-fledged slur. For example, Stefan on SNL regularly uses the term, but SNL never uses other "charged" terms, at least not that I can recall.

(Notable exception: Some 30+ years ago, Chevy Chase used the n-word in a Richard Prior bit scripted by Paul Mooney, an African-American comedian who was Prior's go-to writer. The word was absolutely essential to the bit. Mooney is probably most famous for saying that Barbara Bush looked like the guy on the Quaker Oats box.)



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