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-6 1. Austin commented 5 years ago

Ok Sux2bu, help me out. I see that you chose to include ‘Funny’ in the title of this vid when you submitted it. Fair enough. You thought this 41 second scene was funny. It made you laugh.


What was it specifically about this scene that you found funny enough to share with the rest of us?

I am struggling to see the funny but then I am most likely lacking cultural context. Why is this funny to you? Can you talk me through it?

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+7 2. sux2bu commented 5 years ago

Well some people have a funnybone and some don't ,I suppose, you are one of the latter.
Telling a black judge that a black man ain't got a chance in the courtroom struck me as funny , and most everything else did too. Maybe you are too sophisticated to appreciate Redd Foxx's style of comedy but I went to see him perform a couple different times at the Hacieda while I was in Las Vegas back in the eighties. The audiences loved him. He is like Don Rickles in that he pokes fun at everybody , black,white or in between.
You're welcome.
ps I did not give a negative to your comment, but three minutes after "someone" signed-in my comment received one , coincidence???
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+1 3. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

What society will we get if we can't make satire about political issues etc? Besides, this is very innocent compared to much else I have watched and heard.
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0 4. Austin commented 5 years ago

#2. sux2bu. Thanks for not [giving a negative to my comment]. I am not certain why my question deserved a thumbs down (so far 7 votes and a -3 rating), I asked a simple question, and you replied. Ok. Why that set off the haters is beyond me but it is sadly indicative of the world we now live in where impulsive anger and negativity is apparently the only reaction to an open inquiry.

Thanks for the reply.

Just because I missed the humour doesn’t imply that I don’t have a funny bone. I thought I was clear about that. Sigh.
Your musings about the sophistication required, or not, needed to appreciate Redd Foxx's’ comedy is precisely why I asked you why you found this clip funny. Not that one needs to be sophisticated but we all have different takeaways with respect to comedic messages.

My understanding is that Redd Foxx was quite ground breaking and revolutionary in comedy. His show was ground breaking in that his riffs on overt racism and prejudice via his Sanford character was in fact an indictment of American society. He used his stage act and television show and character to challenge issues of privilege, racism, stereotypes and the position of African Americana in American society. The man was a subversive in many respects, analogous to the white Archie Bunker character, making people wince, reflect and think about race relations.

I found the courtroom scene in the vid to be dark and cynical. And subversive. And painful. A black man doesn’t have a chance in the legal system. Ha ha. It is funny because it is true. Skip ahead many decades and this is still an ugly reality. The disparity in sentencing, prison population, and police stops, profiling etc – This is a painfully funny truth. And the dismissal of the black judge, I suspect that sentiment is still valid for many American minorities. The legal system is still seen as biased and discriminatory.

And with that said, I don’t begrudge your response at all I was just curious why you, a 66+ year old white American male, found this clip funny. Now I know. And we can both appreciate the same event but from different perspectives. No judgement, just an observation.

And yes, he was a wickedly funny comedian. Would have loved to see a stage show.
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+1 5. thundersnow commented 5 years ago

It was discussed before that when one makes a comment to take the negatives and positives, regardless, and not worry about them...I took that to know who you are..8-)
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+5 6. oleHashow commented 5 years ago

you came out fishing for a racist response thats why people dont like it.

But smiling and laughing is contagious, so with good sound track you can laugh at anything
Even 10 little a fun song. Doesnt mean it has good message.
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-2 7. Austin commented 5 years ago

#6. oleHashow I don’t know what is more disappointing, your lack of confidence in Sux2bu’s ability or capacity to answer a simple question without revealing something apparently impolitic or your assertion that somehow asking an open question is worse than the answer or answers it may potentially generate.

Clearly you have some insecurities yourself regarding this topic or why else would you express such facile defensive statement about wide open interrogatives such as the ones I posed?

I asked Sux2bu why do you find this funny? And you see this as racist baiting. Interestingly enough – he didn’t. Nor did I make any such accusations. I didn’t post the vid but I did ask a reasonable question. Heaven forbid someone having the audacity to politely ask 'why'. And you have the audacity to call others snowflakes... My god, you melted away at the simplest of inquiry. Wow Grow a pair, stand by your convictions, don’t scamper off and toss downvotes from the shadows and stop blaming others for your own insecurities.
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+3 8. oleHashow commented 5 years ago


When you ask what was so funny you are the one who is impolitic
When joke that has to be explained is not a joke anymore.

Now do you understand how unwise your question was?

i just told you what i think you did its not like i voted on your question and it is clearly there to provoke.

I responded on #4 when you started moaning about your stupid question.

PS: clearly i didnt even bother to read #4 post
but when you say Ha ha. It is funny because it is true.
seem to me you kinda understand what is funny about this? so why stupid question?
Ha ha. It is funny because it is true. even 30 years later.

It just shows how piss poor social justice is. Go capitalism!
oleHashow I don’t know what is more disappointing, your lack of confidence in Sux2bu’s ability or capacity to answer a simple question
He answered you! Why would i be disappointed?
Clearly your long public letter to him is a sign of disappointment.
Clearly you think his capacity to answer a simple question is below par.

So you had to answer it yourself and point out how f.ed up your country is good work.
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+2 9. sockcooker commented 5 years ago

Austin seeks argument with Sux2bu, and fails.
But gets one anyway with oleHashow, so not a total waste of time after all.
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-1 10. oleHashow commented 5 years ago

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socc er comment -ator i thought i was reading live game thinking to myself
And off we go!
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-3 11. Austin commented 5 years ago

#8. oleHashow Sigh. Do you know the expression, when in a hole stop digging?

First, the clip is not a joke per se, it is presented as comedic dialogue. The title was funny, I did not see it (as I explained) so I asked. Politely and respectfully. And I exchanged with Sux2bu. You and your insecure posse are the ones who have exploited things. You, not Sux2bu found the question ‘why’ threatening and have thrown a snit since.

Secondly, need I remind you that Sux2bu uploaded that clip. Not me. The dialogue was in fact very political in nature. What is funny about a black man not having confidence in the American judicial system? Is that funny to you? I guess so because you got the joke – whatever that was.

Furthermore, Sux2bu, not I, engaged in provocative act with that vid. So if anyone was ‘fishing’ for a reaction is was Sux2bu. Everything since has been driven by your aggressive insecurities and weakly presented accusations, inference and innuendo.

Lastly, when I watched this vid the thing that came to my mind was that this was a nice example of ‘unearned privilege’. Sux2bu saw something else. Fine. No judgement (other than regarding my lack of humour) was expressed. But the fact remains that this is a very poignant example of how minorities differ from whites when engaging with and viewing the legal system. That was what I didn’t share but that hardly makes me a fisherman.

I will leave you with a question. Sanford and Son ran from 1972-77. So it is basically a 40 year old clip. Do you think a 2018 American television audience would find this to be funny? Would today’s producers add a laugh track to this scene? Of course not. Is that not revealing? That the situation remains largely the same for African Americans in America with their legal system but it is no longer such a laughing matter. Or is it? Perhaps you find this timeless and still uproarious.
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+2 12. fjwjr commented 5 years ago

#11 So why do you keep digging Austin? We all know what you were trying to do. Writing long winded replies trying to convince people otherwise is more insulting than the original post.
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+3 13. ComentAtor commented 5 years ago

austin.. i had to login on my friends yoga to downvote you
and this is why
"Ok Sux2bu, help me out. I see that you chose to include ‘Funny’ in the title of this vid when you submitted it. Fair enough. You thought this 41 second scene was funny. It made you laugh.


What was it specifically about this scene that you found funny enough to share with the rest of us?

I am struggling to see the funny but then I am most likely lacking cultural context. Why is this funny to you? Can you talk me through it?


and this is what i see ..

i come here to see sth new.. not anger.. i have enough anger and bullshit on my building sites and around me everyday
i come here to rest my thoughts
and although sux was a few times the angry one ... no need for this a priori negativity

if this was a comment to your girlfriend it would sound like this:
"Ok Ingrid, help me out. I see that you chose to include ‘beautiful’ in the title of this vid when you submitted it. Fair enough. You thought this 41 second scene was sexy. It made you feel special in the mirror.
What was it specifically about this scene that you found beautiful enough to share with the rest of us?
I am struggling to see the sexy but then I am most likely lacking everything. Why is this good looking to you? Can you talk me through it?

P.S. i'd still like to f.. you but after this i'm going to think about someone else :D
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+3 14. thefox commented 5 years ago

I think the one lesson we can learn from this is that it's vitally important, before we decide to find something funny, to check with Austin first. It would be so embarrasing to laugh out loud at a video, only to be then informed by Austin that it wasn't actually funny.
Oh, the shame of it.

Austin's knowledge and wisdom will guide us all.
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-1 15. Austin commented 5 years ago

#12. Fjwjr. I was wondering when you might emerge and add an empty drive-by insult. Mission accomplished!

Some members of the Sntor community never cease to amaze me.

The consensus, given the support for #6. oleHashow and as judged by the animosity and venom hurled my way, is that it is apparently worse to ask a question that may (may) possibly / potentially facilitate either a racially insensitive or racist or bigoted comment or refection than it is to actually hold, say, or propagate or make potentially racially insensitive or racist or bigoted thoughts / ideas. Wow!

Basically, I don’t care of you hold such views just don’t say it in a way where you can be held either accountable or your own words and ideas. This is the definition of being a chicken shit. Or, my new favourite American expression, ‘All hat and no cattle’.

You asked a question, pout pout, that might make me say something inappropriate … and this is bad because I have no self-control nor should I be held accountable for my words, opinions or ideas.

And here I thought many of you were all about individual responsibility and freedom and taking responsibility for one’s own actions and words but no – you want to be protected from such threatening situations. This is really the crux of it. Talk about vulnerable insecure snowflakes.

I never imagined ‘why’ could be so threatening to so many people. You don’t like it take it up with sux2bu, he posted this subversive video. We had a civil exchange – you lot all got your panties in a twist. Redd Foxx would have loved this. This is exactly the discomfort that he wanted to facilitate. 40 years on and his message still resonates. Now that is a real genius.
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+3 16. thefox commented 5 years ago

My browser has an AdBlocker, but does anyone know where I can get an AustinBlocker? :D
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+4 17. ringmaster commented 5 years ago

My advice to everyone reacting on Austin. Don't react, because you will always get an answer. I myself move to the next video, whenever it shows up.
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-1 18. Austin commented 5 years ago

#14 thefox. You must be doing your JJ impression again because your twaddle makes absolutely no sense. But it is a pro forma foxy drive-by insult so you presumably feel better about yourself. I guess that is the value you added to the discussion. Thanks?
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+3 19. MindTrick commented 5 years ago

Come on guys! Keep going, we must decide a winner of this discussion!! :D
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+1 20. Bioman commented 5 years ago

#19 lets put the blame on blue monday. It was today, known as the sadest day of the year; Lets get everybody happy again on snotr from tomorrow
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-3 21. oleHashow commented 5 years ago

#11 Austin

You assume way too much.

i said anything can be funny with a good sound track and this does not mean i found this clips dialogue funny!

But as you pointed out, it must be funny since it is true.
Stupid things are funny since your mind cant even comprehend why would someone say or do stupid thing like this.
it is a sort of polite way of saying "you are crazy"

The fact that being a judge has nothing to do with defendants claim that people, dont have a chance in court, is a reason why you need sound track laughter so you provoke people into laughing.

Blackness has nothing to do with the joke it is there to promote black people.
Sadly the joke isnt even close to funny when you think about it. So it promotes black people in bad light.

Im a bit confused on your wording when you say sux2bu uploaded it?
Dont you mean he submitted it?
Considering you are good with words this should not happen to you.

About this video

Published:1 day ago
Submitted by:sux2bu / this is the source of your information and you change it why?

Clearly you were provoked! now stop digging a hole for yourself your anger is clouding your mind.

Seems to me that lot of funny things are really sad when you think about them for real.
Still you must admit sux wasnt last line of defense and he is not to blame why this video is here.
Most of us understand why video is here you somehow chose to ignore this and went public tagging and flagging sux2bu 2nd time why?
Clearly you should be smart enough and go for shadowy figure like but i get it you want to cut it at the source well fuck you my friend you already killed burimi in my eyes.
Funny how people up voted your comments here and then end up being sad when you killed him. If he comes back it will be like Jesus story even better.
Was this really what you wanted to do or was it haha funny shit happens?

Check this one out.
You wrote "they refuse to drink and smoke and thus deny good publicans revenue," about muslims These are, its like finding a little diamonds in your brain Hilarious stuff i must admit until i think about it.

Im not sure if you knew that video was there to provoke before you wrote 1st words here or much later does not really matter, now you know.

Now stop being a moron and take one for the team USA was and is wrong. Clearly you lost on social front there is no way around it!
And when you point out that nothing has changed in almost half a century even funnier, or sad when you think about it.

Let me explain to you how funny is this we the people decided that it is fair to judge people fairly by the book and then we understand that this book doesnt work since people who write book they write it from their perspective what is good for them and not for all and book does not like to be changed.

Peer to peer review in science is fuking hilarious only the most serious people make it true most of us just die laughing.

Did i rant jihad is same as communism? the part of socialism that uses power to get things done like money or army is communism and same goes for jihad it uses force for islam and i fell like i should put capitalsim here the bad part of economy? maybe vise versa i didnt go this far yet.

I guess it does not even matter capitalism is good cop army is bad cop.
In words of famous politician from Colombia
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+1 22. Natan_el_Tigre commented 5 years ago

Thanks for the tip, #21! For those of us needing more context: 8-)
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0 23. oleHashow commented 5 years ago

#22 perfect i forgot the context :)
context spiting image of Trump, is this irony is irony funny?
why am i laughing? so many questions