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    • CommentTimeMay 23rd 2013 edited
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    Muslamic Ray Guns

    posting this here and not in the news section, i found it very funny and not one bit informative except as proof of ignorance breeding stupidity.
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2013
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    Dr Kermode produces another classic review.
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    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2013
    @Greasemonkey: While I am loathe to admit that Doctor Who might be racist (I really don't think the show is), I am also very hesitant to side with a site that has a clear and sizable bias and doesn't link to the material they are critiquing.
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2013
    Well, that's easily the stupidest thing I've ever read...
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2013 edited
    I'm sure there is a cultural law, probably one with someone's name attached to it, which goes something along the lines of "once the subject has attained X level of fame or cultural exposure, allegations of racism/sexism/ableism/pick-your-favoritism will increase by Y."
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2013
    Eh. Haven't seen much of the old show. Given the nature of these things, you'll probably find the standard repertoire of causual racism/patronizing bullshit in accordance with the standards of the time the episode was made in. If the new series contain any of that, it's so up to date it's hard to spot for us contemporaries. Maybe we'll be looking down our noses at them in 30 years' time, but I'm kinda sceptical of anyone in the human sciences being able to make predictions that far ahead of their time.
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2013
    starts at the 0:20 marker. not sure if i think it's really, really funny or really, really boorish. [prolly both.]
    1990 at BSB
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2013
    Misidentifying cosplayers at a Korean convention, by Ryan Estrada :

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    Proof Doctor Who is racist! The first Doctor referred to "Red Indian Savages"!

    I mean it's not like that particular episode was made literally half a century ago or something...

    (You can probably argue some of the other points, but c'mon!)
    • CommentTimeMay 27th 2013
    I think this GE ad is pretty cute.

    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2013
    • CommentAuthorRed Deathy
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2013 edited
    Seems the Doctor Who book is real (and not the foetid imaginings of the Mail), but:
    An accessible introduction to critical race theory, postcolonial studies and other race-related academic fields, the contributors deftly combine examples of the popular cultural icon and personal reflections to provide an analysis that is at once approachable but also filled with the intellectual rigor of academic critique.,id=5031/

    It sounds like it's not that unreasonable, and its fifty year span does allow some analysis of changing views of Britain in the world. (Don't agree about cricket mind).
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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2013
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    Epic, epic live TV fails.

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    Even watching the screw-ups, I could only take Nancy Grace for a total of one minute before stopping. I keep watching the news to see if she's been consumed by fire ants yet, and it keeps not happening.