Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A burning cross on my TV screen

I am not a “let’s-bury-the-N-word” type guy. I’m not even bent outta shape behind all this noose nonsense. (That ain’t “terrorism,” it’s a too-easy way to get media attention and rile up the Negro leadership class... and distract it from the important stuff.)

Basically, I’m hard to offend with symbols.

Still, I could’ve done without seeing a burning cross on my TV screen whilst trying to get my “Simpsons” on. But that’s what happened this evening.

The screencap above is from the commercial for “Beowulf,” an upcoming blockbuster.

Now, I don’t give a shit what Hollywood puts in its big-money sword-and-sorcery wankathons. That has nothing to do with me. But couldn’t they have left the burning cross out of the commercials?

Because, you know... it’s a burning cross!

“Nappy-headed hoes,” nooses, now this. Whitey must be getting ready for something. Something big. Watch your backs, people.

And hey, how would you like to be sitting in a movie theater in Stone Mountain, Georgia, on a Friday night when that image comes up on the screen? Yeeehaw! Burn, baby, burn!!

8 comments:

Blaark said...

Now, now, as a renowned television personality (slightly removed) you have to empathize with the marketing staff's decision... You've just been handed this bloated historical-esque action movie which doesn't star Brad Pitt or somebody like that-- what do you do? Get in people's faces with shocking imagery, right?

Of course the movie's probably crap... What this makes me wonder, tho, is if you had any reaction to the recent ad campaigns used by Switzerland's SVP leading up to the elections which just happened... White sheep kicking the black sheep off the flag, that sort of thing...

odocoileus said...

“Nappy-headed hoes,” nooses, now this. Whitey must be getting ready for something. Something big. Watch your backs, people.

"Whitey" doesn't run the Hollywood film industry.

Anyway, race war would be really bad for the corporate bottom line. That's why they don't burn down our houses and shoot us as we're coming out, like they did back in the day.

jena6 said...

Because, you know... it’s a burning cross!

Speaking of gratuitous burning crosses.... Anybody seen Samwell's "What What (In the Butt)" video? There's a burning cross in the intro. The "About the video" information box notes: "Oh, and it's not a burning cross, it's a flaming cross."

It's not the only thing flaming.

Dan Coyle said...

Anyone having "Like a Prayer" flashbacks? It's the choice of a new Generation!

Undercover Black Man said...

It's not the only thing flaming.

*Snap!*

jena6 said...

This morning I read Dave Zirin's latest sports essay called "White Noise: Whitlock on NFL Color." There's a burning cross reference: "Instead of building bridges, [Jason] Whitlock uses his platform to burn crosses."

dez said...

That "What What" video is hysterical! :-D

"Beowulf" looks utter crap, unfortunately.

Dan Coyle said...

dez: It's like Robert Zemeckis is obsessed with making a film entirely without human beings.