[News] Post a D&D Picture

Previous incarnations of Cleveland/P&C/D&D have had an image thread, to handle political cartoons and other image-based stuff that doesn't belong in the general post-a-picture threads.

If any of them spawn an extended discussion, please spawn it off into its own thread. Replies to non-picture replies should take the form of a link pointing to a post on a different discussion thread.

And I shouldn't have to say it, but the images still need to abide by the rules.

farley3k wrote:

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Even an astrologer can see that

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farley3k wrote:

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This happened to Driftglass and Bluegal from the Professional Left podcast. They got married and his unemployment was enough to kick her off Medicaid. (Maybe her three kids too, but I'm not certain.)

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Eh, not sure it is worth it.

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OG_slinger wrote:

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is that real? The only story about a guy who looks like that on The Telegraph says his name is Nick and he makes 75k pounds annually.

No it's satire. Saw the author on Twitter saying he made it up. But it's so close to the real stories it's hard to tell

There's always some outrageous loan from parents, or other relatives.

The 6 figure job from daddy was right on too.

Nevin73 wrote:

Eh, not sure it is worth it.

I hate this. I get it, but I hate it. I'm worth it, my family is, you are, and goodjers are.

Spoiler:

Except you. You know who you are.

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OG_slinger wrote:

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Woof. That's puke-worthy.

"Top blackface comics" That's something I never expected to hear.


In case anyone wants to join me in the rabbit hole

As a result, the genre played an important role in shaping perceptions of and prejudices about black people generally and African Americans in particular. Some social commentators have stated that blackface provided an outlet for white peoples' fear of the unknown and the unfamiliar, and a socially acceptable way of expressing their feelings and fears about race and control. Writes Eric Lott in Love and Theft: Blackface Minstrelsy and the American Working Class, "The black mask offered a way to play with the collective fears of a degraded and threatening – and male – Other while at the same time maintaining some symbolic control over them."[41]

Through the 1930s, many well-known entertainers of stage and screen also performed in blackface.[49] White people who performed in blackface in film included Al Jolson,[50] Eddie Cantor,[51] Bing Crosby,[50] Fred Astaire, Buster Keaton, Joan Crawford, Irene Dunne, Doris Day, Milton Berle, William Holden, Marion Davies, Myrna Loy, Betty Grable, Dennis Morgan, Laurel and Hardy, Betty Hutton, The Three Stooges, Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Judy Garland, Donald O'Connor and Chester Morris and George E. Stone in Boston Blackie's Rendezvous.[51] In 1936, Orson Welles, better known for his film acting and directing a decade later, was touring his Voodoo Macbeth; the lead actor, Maurice Ellis, fell ill, so Welles stepped into the role, performing in blackface.[52]

As late as the 1940s, Warner Bros. used blackface in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942), a minstrel show sketch in This Is the Army (1943) and by casting Flora Robson as a Haitian maid in Saratoga Trunk (1945).[53] In The Spoilers (1942), John Wayne appeared in blackface and bantered in a mock accent with a black maid who mistook him for an authentic black man.

and it goes on and on and on...

I find it interesting that the It's Always Sunny episodes in which a character uses blackface are now banned despite the point is that they show is lampooning the idea.

I think one of the reasons you won't find Jeeves and Wooster on any streaming service anymore is their use of blackface in an episode or two.

It's weird how "blackface" and "minstrel show" have wound up getting conflated into more or less the same thing. Obviously the former has its own complications, but it's weird to lump Orson Welles in with virulently racist minstrel performers just because he blacked up to fill in for someone who got sick...

Nevin73 wrote:

I find it interesting that the It's Always Sunny episodes in which a character uses blackface are now banned despite the point is that they show is lampooning the idea.

The Community episode Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was also yanked because Chang cosplayed as a Dark Elf, complete with make-up.

These are corporate and legal decisions made with the subtlety of zero tolerance school policies. And not without reason. If you leave a back door open where some blackface is OK based on the intent of the creator you're going to get assholes who are going to do it and then claim they were babe-in-the-woods innocents who didn't know, were just 'joking,' or that people just didn't get their 'humor.'

By the way, for those who want more of the story behind that image, that was Jack Albertson, who acted in a whole bunch of stuff. The one people these days will be most likely to have seen is Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (with Gene Wilder), where he played Uncle Joe, but there's plenty of other stuff he was in to choose from.

The interview was apparently from June of 1954, or so sayeth this tweet, at least. Not too recently, in any event, since next month it'll be 40 years since he died.

Similarly on the rabbit hole thing, "Voodoo Macbeth" turns out to be a hell of a story in its own right. Besides being by all accounts a landmark of black theatre, Orson Welles (whose career began when he adapted and directed it at 20) considered it the great success of his life.

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An oldie but goodie.

fenomas wrote:

It's weird how "blackface" and "minstrel show" have wound up getting conflated into more or less the same thing. Obviously the former has its own complications, but it's weird to lump Orson Welles in with virulently racist minstrel performers just because he blacked up to fill in for someone who got sick...

Hanging a lampshade on something doesn't necessarily make it ok. Big Bang theory for example has a lot of misogynistic humour that the writers "excuse" by it supposedly being ironic.

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strangederby wrote:
fenomas wrote:

It's weird how "blackface" and "minstrel show" have wound up getting conflated into more or less the same thing. Obviously the former has its own complications, but it's weird to lump Orson Welles in with virulently racist minstrel performers just because he blacked up to fill in for someone who got sick...

Hanging a lampshade on something doesn't necessarily make it ok. Big Bang theory for example has a lot of misogynistic humour that the writers "excuse" by it supposedly being ironic.

I never really watched Big Band Theory but I've heard that there is a lot of bad that gets waved off by "oh they are socially awkward" or some such.

Nevin73 wrote:

Big Band Theory

Just filing this phrase away in case I ever decide to spin up a "golden age of swing music" internet radio show...

OG_slinger wrote:
Nevin73 wrote:

I find it interesting that the It's Always Sunny episodes in which a character uses blackface are now banned despite the point is that they show is lampooning the idea.

The Community episode Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was also yanked because Chang cosplayed as a Dark Elf, complete with make-up.

These are corporate and legal decisions made with the subtlety of zero tolerance school policies. And not without reason. If you leave a back door open where some blackface is OK based on the intent of the creator you're going to get assholes who are going to do it and then claim they were babe-in-the-woods innocents who didn't know, were just 'joking,' or that people just didn't get their 'humor.'

A lot of those decisions were purely performative ones from corporate entities that never understood what people protesting actually wanted, not some well thought out way to prevent 'just joking' incidents from assholes trying to be clever. They were as sincere as the Pride campaigns they run in June then forget about for the rest of the year.

fenomas wrote:

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Did Musk have more kids?

LeapingGnome wrote:
fenomas wrote:

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Did Musk have more kids?

Ok I'll take one for the team - can somebody explain this?

Elon Musk's kid is named X Æ A-12

Yes really. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-ca...

jdzappa wrote:

Ok I'll take one for the team - can somebody explain this?

Formally, the symbols equate to: "person 1: there exists an x such that P(x) is true" and "person 2: it's not true that P(x) is true for all values of x".

Informally, it's talking about conversations where someone says "such-and-such is sometimes true", and someone else replies "ah but there are cases where that's not true at all!", as if that claim contradicted the first one.

Not all men, not all cops, not all evangelicals, etc.