Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Quick Thought

Watching the convention at this early stage of the evening makes me realize, rather painfully, that white people have no business trying to dance.

10 comments:

Blue Gal said...

ha!

Anonymous said...

I believe this was demonstrated quite clearly 12 years ago, at the 1996 Democratic "Macarena" Convention.

*shudder at the memories*

Anonymous said...

If you think its bad now wait til next week.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar /Helluvafella!) said...

that kinda depends on what you mean by "dance." From what I've seen--though not at the convention--white folks are pretty handy at the Waltz, the Polka, the rhumba, the Tango, and shit like that. They're best in pairs, that is...

Sherry said...

true, but the music for this convention has been first rate great! gotta dance, even badly.

Josh B. said...

On a related note, have you noticed that Hillary Clinton claps as if there were music playing, regardless of situation and whether or not there is ACTUALLY any music playing?

Batocchio said...

Racist! ;-)

Well, having worked with some very rhythmically-challenged folks in my time, it can certainly be true.

Still, I remember back in the 80s noticing that the Democratic Party's convention at least at times looked like a party, with people having fun. Meanwhile, at the RNC, the networks had to pan over the same black guy over and over again.

Curt Spang said...

No less racist statement than "black people shouldn't ..."

What makes you condemn the external expression of someone. Should they repress their joy in order to avoid being mocked?

Comrade Kevin said...

To provide some contrast here, once I was decried as racist by using the time-honored idiom, "the pot calling the kettle black".

I was accused of being racially insensitive to kettles.

Some people look to be offended. Some people look for every instance of something offensive.

And that needs to stop.

Comrade Kevin said...

Just because you feel it, doesn't mean it's there.