February 2nd, 2007

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03:09 am - on black history month and boneheads...

Originally uploaded by chrismaverick.
It's that time again. Every February is Black History Month. The country spends a wopping 28 days trying to pretend they care about the contributions of African Americans over the course of the last couple hundred years. Mostly by having all the major networks air little promos in every commercial break thanking George Washington Carver for inventing the peanut.

We've all heard the jokes before. Why did they have to give the blacks the shortest month of the year? As an asiatic black man, my people are responsible for the creation of this country's cotton industry and the railroad, so no one has as much reason to be proud of the blacks (or the chinaman) as I do. But, I do feel like the pretense that the month of February is dedicated to the blacks is just silly at this point. Exactly how is it dedicated to us? What do we get? I see no annual reparations check. I don't see us all getting the month of February off (though I'll grant, I'm unemployed at the moment, but still). What do we get? We get George Washington Carver commercials.

And we get these idiots. Not actually a Black History month celebration. But a celebration of Martin Luther Kings birthday, by a bunch of white kids, who think its somehow cool to have an annual party where they dress up like black stereotypes. If it were one of my parties it'd be called Porch Monkey Jam. But it's not a Maverick Jam, as jameel says, its a bunch of white boys trying to look hard while drinking Keystone Light.

And of course they got in trouble. beststephi asked me if I thought they should have. And actually I don't. Hell, they could have called it Nigger Jam and I really wouldn't have been that upset. Well, maybe a little mad for gimmick infringement. But looking at the pictures, their party just doesn't look all that great. It looks like a bunch of kids who are no where near as cool as they want to be. It's sad, really. The party just looks kinda lame.

But really if a bunch of kids want to be offensively racist and have a party to celebrate it, I say more power to them. Maybe instead of having Catholic School Jam next I should have Jew Jam. I'm not really sure how you throw a jewish costume contest, but I bet I can figure it out, and I bet it would involve most of the girls at the party walking around half naked.

Also... I'm still thinking about Catholic School Jam/Vicars and Tarts Jam. Didn't get a lot of response on it last time. Are poeple interested or should I just hold off on parties til Aloha Jam. And also, I am but a poor unemployed chinaman. If I were to throw something together in Feb. or early March, who would be willing to donate to the cause?

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[User Picture]From: jameel Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 02:08 pm (Link)
They should, however, be mocked thoroughly.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:47 am (Link)
well, yeah
[User Picture]From: sui66iy Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 03:03 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:49 am (Link)
well, you totally should... I'm a negro (well, half negro, half chinaman) so I have something to celebrate already.
[User Picture]From: akiramich Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 04:10 pm (Link)
I would imagine a Jew Jam being similar to a Jewish wedding reception. Which really are the best parties. This would invovle all the guys dancing together and the girls dancing together. And then a little bit of a battle in the centre of the floor. And then the band would play some klezmer music and your drunk unkle would get up and try and dance with the flower girls. While holding his suit coat like a cape.

Also there would be a huge meal and you would dance between courses.

Some dumb goy would try and be cute and try and dance with a bottle on his head but would be mocked and beaten in the back.

Best man having sex with all the bride's maids is optional

Should be fun...
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:50 am (Link)
why would that ever be optional?
[User Picture]From: sonbanon Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 04:36 pm (Link)
Wow. I'm offended by those idiots and I'm about as White as they come.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:51 am (Link)
see, I'm not really offended at all. I think they're too lame to be offensive.
[User Picture]From: sonbanon Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 04:36 pm (Link)
Oh, and the purpose of a Jew Jam is....?
[User Picture]From: jameel Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 07:48 pm (Link)
Girls walking around half-naked, of course.
[User Picture]From: sonbanon Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 07:50 pm (Link)
And that differs from the Catholic School Girls Jam how...??
[User Picture]From: jameel Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 07:52 pm (Link)
Now you understand the glory that is the Jam.
[User Picture]From: sonbanon Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 08:19 pm (Link)
I think he should just call it what it is then: Girls Walking Around Half Naked Jam.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:51 am (Link)
well, that would be crass. :-)
[User Picture]From: suicideking Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 05:33 pm (Link)
I find it amusing just how simplistic their costumes are. Really, they look nothing like black people, even in stereotype. I bet their version of "ebonics" involved liberal use of the words "yo" and "boy-eeee."
From: boltus Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 09:20 pm (Link)
I agree. If i saw these pictures without having first been told that they were for an "MLK Party" I would have just sasumed that 1) they were idiots and 2) that I hateed them. And then I would have moved on!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:53 am (Link)
sad ... so very sad... thank you for dropping by and commenting.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:52 am (Link)
well, at least the one girl with the aunt jemima outfit was trying... I mean, a do-rag and writing "I like fried chicken" on your shirt? Oh come on...
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 2nd, 2007 - 06:59 pm (Link)
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 3rd, 2007 - 04:54 am (Link)
yeah, I think its the kind of problem that should be dealt with sociologically and not by the administration.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 4th, 2007 - 06:49 am (Link)

use this if nessesary!

[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 4th, 2007 - 06:52 am (Link)

Re: use this if nessesary!

and here I was just saying how little LJ spam I got...
[User Picture]From: marsinthestars Date: February 12th, 2007 - 08:42 am (Link)
I don't really see why Jew Jam would be more offensive than a Toga Party?
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: February 14th, 2007 - 08:05 am (Link)
and that is why we love you. :-)

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