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The SNL Lin-sanity Sketch

Posted on | February 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

by Smitty

Ace was on about the Asian-American Journalists Association taking themselves way too seriously. Commenter #9, rockmom, pointed out that SNL had doen this. The idea that you just treat people respectfully, apologize when confusion arises, and graciously forgive those who step on your toes a bit just seems lost. I guess that was an Enlightenment thing.

The sketch is driven by making fun of the hypocrisy of two of the sportscasters. It’s OK to jape about Asians, but those of another group? Not so much:

Of course, the ultimate source of raaaaacism remains the Equal Opportunity mongers. Racism is DNA-based decision making; putting the Government in charge of the decisions doesn’t minimize the problem. The government merely gives jobs to the marginally employable to maintain the problem.


4 Responses to “The SNL Lin-sanity Sketch”

  1. Pathfinder's wife
    February 25th, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    SNL is lame now, but that skit was pretty good and right on point.

    Either all ethnic/racial jokes are verboten (and thus we become a lot less funny and probably a lot less tolerant) or nobody is safe (which is probably a better way to go).
    With one caveat: this can only work in a society that has some standards of civil/moral/ethical behavior — otherwise joking about differences (which can be a unifying thing, believe it or not — for an example, see the humor in the military ranks) becomes a cover for nastiness and genuine hostility.  The audience has to have good manners and a fairly decent character to listen to jokes; that’s why totalitarian/anarchistic societies are rarely, if ever, funny.

  2. vermontaigne
    February 25th, 2012 @ 2:19 pm

    The next skit is better.

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  4. Kenneth Neil
    February 26th, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    Its always funny when someone else is being lampooned.