Monday, May 03, 2010

Cosmic Navel Lint: "Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" - Tim Wise

This piece by Tim Wise is beyond brilliant.  If you haven't read it, please click on the link "Imagine if the Tea Party Was Black" - Tim Wise and scroll down a bit to the April 23 posting.  (It's also posted on Tim Wise's Facebook page.) I remember the '60's well and the images of the armed Black Panthers wearing black leather jackets, huge Afros and spouting anti-government rhetoric were NOT described in the media as being American patriots and as American as apple pie or people just wanting their country back. 

It's always other shoes, other feet and what something looks like depends on whose glasses you're peering through.


Alon Perlman said...

Dead link ? Quicksilver Internet repair at your service.
Didn’t call?
Well, the bell rang. Woke me from my nap.
Have no worries Maa’m. Quicksilver Internet repairman will have it fixed in no time.
Clank, clink
Yep here it is. Good as new.
But first before you try it, lemme show yaw what went wrong heyah.
See this little Comma (,)? Right here in my palm? You had it gumming up the works.
I found it right behind the “”- See like that-[…,/]
Don’t worry I’ll pull it right back out again. The repaired link to the site is below, as well as a direct link to the post. You can repair it now yourself by editing your post.

I have to let you know that I’ve detected some blockages further down the line at the navellint site itself, but those problems with the flow are unfixable from here. So the links even if correctly addressed may be faulty, hopefully only temporarily.
You would not believe what us internet repairpeople find in the pipelines sometimes, but its mostly misplaced commas, periods. Slashes/ instead of back-slashes\ omit ed letters, Lower case “L”s instead of “Ones”, or “I”s. “Zero’s” instead of “Oh’s” and the opposites. Sometimes, a wad of human hair. The Ghost in the machine is very unforgiving, but as long as you feed it exact duplicative grammar it will be happy. Ya probably won’t need to call me again.

Let’s give it a spin; by Bren Tierney, UK

Now the actual Direct link is below, its sometimes better to use those direct ones, if you expect someone to read this, say, past December 2012, Ha!

Pay me? Good havens, no. But if you could put a handful of those early Kennedy Half dollars in the top tray of the tool box while I’m washing my hands, I’d be much obliged,
I sometimes use them when I run out of the big washers.
And if you could brew me a mug of black tea, two bags, and my Call box won’t squawk, I’ll settle down and relax my achin’ joints a moment, cause I’d like to tell you the tale of the good Samaritan and the Luddites and how I think it relates to the perception of the black panthers and those colorful tea baggers.

Churadogs said...

Thanks, I changed the link. This blogger site changed their dashboard layout and way things link so it's not clear which address is working. When I tested it, it worked, but apparently not? Sigh.