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and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:35 (twelve years ago) link

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and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

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and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

safesearch on or off?

dan m, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

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and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

not a lot of people don't care if you're orange

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:37 (twelve years ago) link

Mitch Hedberg had a good routine about this

sexyDancer, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

...and it sure ain't easy being green.

suzy, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

why not care about orange ppl?

njguidos are ppl 2

elmo argonaut, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:38 (twelve years ago) link

tbh, I probably would discriminate against someone with green skin. But that's just the generation I was brought up in.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

"I don't care if you're black, white, purple or green!" I'm sure everyone has heard this in some shape or form in their lives (or SLives) -- but how true is it?

IRL you can't be purple or green, but in SL you can ... but so few are. As a colored avatar with a taste for wacky fashion - I've found that racism in SL is very cut and dry. I won't even bring a RL spin on it because that's a whole post in itself (ie the lack of realistic black skins beyond just being what I would consider a dark 'California' tan) and instead I'll only address what I'm familiar with.

So many folks have said that they dress their avatars in ways they wouldn't dress themselves IRL. I totally understand. Lots of folks say they choose not to be their 'RL' self because that would be boring to them, and I can kinda see that too. But seriously, does dressing your avatar like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany's really give you that aire of individuality and excitement you're seeking? Is that really how you wish you could look?

I understand that if you run a business there are certain social stigmas (for lack of a better word) that go along with that responsibility. Somehow it isn't viewed as 'acceptable' to dress yourself as a seven foot tall Moogle who farts colorful stars (if someone makes that av I gotta have one!) if you plan to have any respect when it comes to customer interaction. The fact of the matter is: in SL you are judged on how you look - down to what color your skin is.

People say "I love my friends for who they are!" but nine times out of ten their friends just look like clones of the person who said that. Its completely understandable that you get in where you fit in (haha!) and people will choose who they want to talk to based up on appearance because hey - if they look like you they probably like the same stuff you do, right?

When will things move beyond appearances? When will it not matter if you have the hottest new skin/hair and matter more on the content of potential conversation? In a social MMO platform such as Second Life - I would think that people would be more socially minded and not so .. well .. small minded.

My avatar is purple. Purple hair, dorky t shirts, knee high socks, tennis shoes, and purple skin. I like how she looks. She's interesting, and in my opinion engaging. But there's a problem: no one else does. Okay so it isn't really a problem because I'm really not into the social scene much these days - but I was once upon a time! Even now I find myself roaming about just to see if there's any good conversation to be had. There really is more to SL than shopping and looped dances.

Over the past year I've done a bit of what I'd call an experiment. I found a couple 'normal' skins that I like to accompany the purple skins that I feel are really 'me'. When I wanted to make a 'quick' friend, I'd wear a normal skin and try to make my outfit match before I visited somewhere. People came up to me to talk, even though the conversation was 'petty'. You know "Wow I love your shoes where'd you get em?" or "Oooh that's a really cool shirt, who made it?" That kind of thing. But I always get the opposite reaction when I'm purple.

I can visit the same sim in 'my' kind of dress and not a soul will talk to me. When this happens I take innitiative. I start out with a simple 'Hi' usually ... which generates little to no response. Oooh back away I'm purple! It might be *gulp* contagious!

As I said earlier, I understand the 'business' end of having to look 'normal'. I've been operating a video business in SL for almost three years now (with the help of my husband Keith/Bebop Vox) and though its always seemed to be okay for HIM to look like a cyborg - I get shoddy treatment from clients when I'm in my purple skin. But once I slap on a CS or ND skin - all is right as rain! Its funny, but at the same time very very sad.

Why is it funny? Its funny to me because I know that the individuals who judge in such a way are in no position to do so. Even if you're a multi millionaire - you have no right to judge another person. Another thing that makes it funny is that big DUH factor of it just being an avatar. But it makes me wonder .. if these people have such a small tolerance for a deviation from the 'norm' here in SL .. what are they like IRL? And suddenly that's when it isn't funny anymore. They really are just being racist because I'm not whatever color they are (which ranges from redhead pale to Tom Jones Tan).

Many people have said "Oh don't be silly! There's no racism in SL!" Then I ask "Why are there so few skin makers that cater to anyone of color (ANY COLOR besides white, tan, and Christmas Turkey Skin). Why am I treated differently when I wear a skin made by Starley or Ambyance than when I wear my beloved Wysteria skin by Munchflower if there is no racism? Since there is no racism then every skin maker should have a rainbow of skin colors - or even have an actual black skin.

I've just come to the conclusion that content creation isn't about creativity at all - its about money. Content creators don't make things that make them happy .. they make things that the droning masses will buy. Sally Skinmaker doesn't care what color you WANT to be, she cares about what color you'll buy when you have a limited choice.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:39 (twelve years ago) link

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s1ocki, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:40 (twelve years ago) link

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s1ocki, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

I don't care if you're black, white, red or purple, PLEASE speak of substance not empty, meaningless ramblings of hope and change.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

I pretty much like everybody. I don't care if you're black, white, Canadian (lol), gay, rich, poor, homeless, drug addict or Republican as long as you're a good person! Child abusers, animal abusers, and wife beaters can go to hell in a handbasket, however.

s1ocki, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

I don't care if you're black, white, purple,green,or yellow, ALL professional athletes are way over paid and over rated.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:41 (twelve years ago) link

tbh, I probably would discriminate against someone with green skin. But that's just the generation I was brought up in.

http://www.marvel.com/universe3zx/images/thumb/6/68/She_hulk.jpg/440px-She_hulk.jpg

Pancakes Hackman, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

this can basically go before any statement without alteration

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

I don't care if you're black, white, purple, green or polka-dotted, I love a good BLT.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

I don't care if you're black, white, purple, christian, hindu, pokodot, male, female, shemale.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:42 (twelve years ago) link

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s1ocki, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:43 (twelve years ago) link

What the fuck? There are thousands upon thousands of people pouring into a town in Louisiana to "protest" (read: play the race card) the punishment for what these 6 kids have done. They (collectively) beat the shit out of a kid at school and even when he was on the deck kept kicking and stomping him almost killing the kid. Now, just hearing this without race being involved, I would say that the 6 kids need to be brought up on serious charges, and as adults since they are 16 and by then you definitely know right from wrong when it comes to kicking someone's ass. Now, I find out that because these 6 kids were black and the kid they almost killed was white, thousands upon thousands of people are pouring into this little town saying that the punishment is excessive. BULLSHIT. Where's Penn and Teller when I need them? I don't care if you're black, white, purple, or green you should be tried as an adult when you do something fucking stupid like that. And GOD FORBID it would've been 6 white kids kicking the shit out of a black kid because you know that that kid would've been tried as an adult and likely sentenced to execution just to show that we're a "fair" court system.

Listen, I'm not racist, nor do I in any way advocate racism, but COME ON PEOPLE. If 6 kids get together and collectively almost murder someone, they should be tried as adults, regardless of race. They should be brought up on felony charges. They said that this stems back to 3 months ago when 3 white students hung nooses in a tree and were only expelled. Let's see... hanging nooses in a tree (which don't get me wrong, is HORRIBLE) vs. stomping a mudhole in some kid's ass (not one of the noose kids, otherwise I might understand)... these are two completely different crimes. They're saying that those 3 kids should've been charged with a hate crime instead of just being expelled from school. While I might agree with you, I HAVE to say that you can't use that flub in the system to justify letting the so-called "Jena 6" get away with attempted murder. It's not a system where you can say, "Well, those 3 white kids just got expelled for hanging nooses in a tree, so our 6 kids now get a pass to kick the shit out of someone, they should just be expelled." It doesn't work like that.

I usually try to steer clear of political issues ESPECIALLY racial political issues, because 90% of the time racial issues are because us white people like to be completely fucking ignorant all over the country. But this time, it's a country full of our African-American friends that are being ignorant. Please people... please.

If you're offended by this blog, I'm not sorry in any way shape or form. If you'd like to argue with me, or debate my points, feel free to message me. If you want to remove me from your friends list or something, go for it. This is how I feel. I have nothing against black people, in fact I hate white people a lot most of the time, and I have a right to say what I think. If you don't like it... eat a dick.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:43 (twelve years ago) link

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and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:44 (twelve years ago) link

Why does this always have to turn into a racial thing?!? It's terrible that that man was killed and I agree that there should definately be an investigation. But seriously...for a race that fought for so long to get equality, you guys sure like to make race an issue. If you didn't know equality means that everybody is equal and applies to both white people AND BLACK PEOPLE! I'm not a racist person at all, I don't care if you're black, white, purple or any other color...but this crap makes me want to start.

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:44 (twelve years ago) link

ethan, you are like a moth to the flame of moronic racial remarks ...

amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:45 (twelve years ago) link

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Pancakes Hackman, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

you are like a moth to a flame of riding my nutsack

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:46 (twelve years ago) link

er, ethan, that wasn't a criticism -- it's a fact that you like to go searching for racist and/or generally politically dubious comments.

i see that your temper hasn't abated in a few years, though.

amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:47 (twelve years ago) link

and i should add that what you find is pretty funny a lot of the time. what keeps you doing it?

amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

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elmo argonaut, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

In a perfect world, race would not be an issue. If a white cop was involved in an incident with a person of color, whatever that color might be, the facts of the matter would be based on details, color not being one of the factors. But this isn't a perfect world. We all hold some prejudicial elements in our thought process, when skin tone is a factor. I don't care who you are, or how open minded you claim to be. >>I don't care if you are black, white, brown or mauve,<< somewhere in your psyche, perhaps right at the surface or buried deep, we all make judgements at times that are racially biased. The person of color who automatically feels they are being targeted based on race has a long historical reference to bolster their feeling. Likewise the average suburban white person who has been inundated with news of black on white crime, or reports of gang violence , will invariably recoil if approached by anyone remotely fitting that description.

Pancakes Hackman, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

the warm, lambent flame of ethan's nutsack

elmo argonaut, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:49 (twelve years ago) link

I have put a lot of thought into this and done a bit of research. He claims to be Church of Christ... CLAIMS... we don't really know for sure. I don't think people are stopping to think about his roots. But either way, he is half black and to a lot of people, especially around here, that's still black. I'm not a racist, but i do tend to over think things I guess. There are groups of people who gather and talk that are racist (ie KKK). Do you honestly think that if he was elected to be the next president that there would be no assasination attempts? Kennedy was assassinated and he had A LOT to do with the civil rights. Lincoln was assasinated and he helped free the slaves. Is our country really ready for a black president? I mean Lincoln was a long time ago, but Kennedy was less than 50 years ago. My mom still remembers the day he was shot. I have a friend who is black and fully supports O'Bama. His reasoning: He's black. He has no idea what the man stands for and what he wants to accomplish in office... just that he's black... I myself would have to meet a genuine person to even vote for a democrat...

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

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amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

how many of those do you think are "meta" vs. authentic?

amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

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elmo argonaut, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

lolz "I'm not a racist, but I do tend to over think things I guess"

damn xposts

horseshoe, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

most of the first few pages are about the phenomenon of "i'm not a racist but"

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

haha i just did that search

s1ocki, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:52 (twelve years ago) link

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Pancakes Hackman, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:52 (twelve years ago) link

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amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

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Pancakes Hackman, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AtRIujABEgr.r17XydUS6tUjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20080604102044AA6GIlU

the rubber band man??

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

amateurist are you dominican?

and what, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:53 (twelve years ago) link

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amateurist, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

When he did it, it was kind of street theater. I mean, he could bring people together. He was black, needless to say, but he was colorblind as an artist. In other words, his theory of art, of American art-making, was: you steal from everybody. I don’t care if you’re white, black, purple, or blue, if you make a sound that I like, I’m going to steal it, and then I’m going to acknowledge where I got it from. But I’m going to do everything I can to steal, borrow, it doesn’t really matter what word he used, I’m going to listen hard, take what I need from the various places in the culture that it happens to dwell.

elmo argonaut, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

POLKA DOTTED

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 6 June 2008 16:54 (twelve years ago) link

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socka flocka-jones (man alive), Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:15 (four years ago) link

oh no, somebody else remembers that frightening BNL video!

Nhex, Tuesday, 19 July 2016 01:58 (four years ago) link

elliot gould guest starring as an accountant with a shotgun on l&o:

'i'm no racist… brown, black, purple, people gotta have their taxes done'

― j., Saturday, June 29, 2013 1:07 AM (1 year ago)

― j., Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:19 AM (8 months ago)

― j., Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:08 PM (8 months ago)

j., Sunday, 24 July 2016 05:36 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

^ok, her whole rant is way the hell more overboard than just the "b,w,p" that gets deployed at the beginning there.

how's life, Friday, 2 September 2016 15:29 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

could have been blue—I wouldn’t have cared one lick,” Marvel TV chief Jeph Loeb says of hiring Cheo Hodari Coker, the African-American show-runner of Netflix’s latest superhero show, Luke Cage.

sarahell, Monday, 3 October 2016 01:40 (three years ago) link

That's a particularly egregious example, because no way could that show be the way it is if it was written by someone who's not a black American.

Tuomas, Monday, 3 October 2016 08:40 (three years ago) link

six months pass...

http://www.thestranger.com/features/2017/04/19/25082450/the-heart-of-whiteness-ijeoma-oluo-interviews-rachel-dolezal-the-white-woman-who-identifies-as-black

We visit Dolezal's studio. She is, in all honesty, a very talented painter. The majority of her paintings feature black people. Other than the paintings of her children, most of the black people depicted appear to be dressed as slaves or tribespeople. Breaking this pattern was a series of portraits hanging on the wall of Dolezal herself. They were done Warhol style, each painting duplicated in a different color. Dolezal explains them to me: "You know, people are always saying to me, 'Rachel, I don't care if you are red, green, blue, or purple,' so I decided to paint myself as red, green, blue, or purple."

Dolezal chuckles as she says this, as if it is the most clever and original idea anybody has ever had. I don't know how many times a white person has told me that they don't care if I'm "red, green, blue, or purple" when they are trying to explain to me just how "not racist" they are—I've lost count. I do know that I've rolled my eyes every time. As my brother Ahamefule said to me once, "They may not care if I'm red or green or blue or purple—but they sure as hell care that I'm black."

j., Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:53 (three years ago) link

yeeeesh
that piece is pretty good if you can avoid all the parts where dolezal talks

The Jams Manager (1992, Brickster) (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:26 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

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he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:00 (three years ago) link

Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/H3uzD5XwUu

— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 23, 2017

j., Saturday, 24 June 2017 21:09 (three years ago) link

That they're in order of the rainbow elevates it from the rest of the comments in this thread.

When a D-II coach says he'll recruit any linebacker - black, white or purple - I don't think he's also got gay rights on his mind.

pplains, Tuesday, 27 June 2017 01:17 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...

“I’m not crying; I’m fucking mad with the lies,” she said. “I’m mad that you put shit on me because I have a fucking vagina and I’m white or I’m black or I’m yellow or I’m purple. Fuck off. All of us want to say it. I just do.”

http://www.vulture.com/2018/02/rose-mcgowan-got-into-a-shouting-match-with-a-trans-woman.html

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:52 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

did Angela Smith on live BBC TV just now *actually*, when talking about BME people, say "it's not just about being black or a funny tinge"?!?!??!?!!?? jesus fucking christpic.twitter.com/WKFwST0V9N

— Michael Segalov (@MikeSegalov) February 18, 2019

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 18 February 2019 14:14 (one year ago) link

fucking hell I didn’t realise she said that to Ash Sarkar 😬😬😬😬😬

gyac, Monday, 18 February 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link

One of the beneficiaries of Robinson’s groundbreaking efforts in baseball was professional basketball. The National Basketball Association was only in its second year when Robinson debuted and a culture of segregation had not yet hardened. But there were still no African-American players in the league when the owners convened for a player draft on April 25, 1950. In the second round, with the 14th pick of the draft, Boston Celtics owner Walter Brown picked Chuck Cooper who had earned All-American honors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Startled, a fellow owner blurted out, “Walter, don’t you know he’s a colored boy?” Brown responded, “I don’t care if he’s striped, plaid or polka dot."

calumy (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 13:52 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/3VP9uXE.jpg

Mordy, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 13:26 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

honestly i dont care if youre white, brown or black. just as long as youre not some unnatural color like purple or green. if that were the case it would be very easy to convince me we need a caste system where those people are forced to live in the sewer

— Diane317565710 (@Lowenaffchen) July 11, 2019

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:30 (one year ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/XHaVEgg.png

pplains, Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:09 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Even Dre’s judgment was suspect when he signed Em to his Interscope imprint, Aftermath. “I got a couple of questions from people around me,” he says. “You know, ‘He’s got blue eyes, he’s a white kid.’ But I don’t give a fuck if you’re purple: If you can kick it, I’m working with you.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/eminem-blows-up-91979/

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Sunday, 4 August 2019 10:44 (one year ago) link

...but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple kicks

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 4 August 2019 17:10 (one year ago) link

reminder that when asked about the teletubby tinky winky having a purse BBC just responded with the wildest sentence on earth pic.twitter.com/RiUqf08DEz

— the sexy glitter cat from the cats (2019) trailer (@kittynouveau) August 11, 2019

j., Monday, 12 August 2019 02:20 (eleven months ago) link

11 years, 2 months, 18 days and 485 posts, but it was all worth it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hywcq4KTJAQ

breastcrawl, Friday, 23 August 2019 23:42 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

People love to say “I don’t care if you’re black, white, purple” but I absolutely do care if you’re purple. I very much would care if a fuckin purple couple moved in next door. Like what would they do if they saw me eating a plum?

— maple cocaine (@maplecocaine) September 7, 2019

Ok who is maple cocaine

I want to change my display name (dan m), Saturday, 7 September 2019 02:01 (eleven months ago) link

"I don't care if you're white, black, green or gold - I'm still gonna treat you with respect."

- a very nice black police officer in the doctor's office with me yesterday.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:49 (ten months ago) link

Wonder if they just watched the Avengers

Evan, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:55 (ten months ago) link

Shit, now have lyrics for Karma Chameleon as a brain worm. Thanks, Officer!

coup de twat (suzy), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:58 (ten months ago) link

Try this extremely on-topic earworm instead:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZF6R0ylG74

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 16:07 (ten months ago) link

xps: was that an Avengers quote?

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 18:33 (ten months ago) link

Nah I was just imagining the officer thinking of specific characters in regards to the unique "green or gold" variation

Evan, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:41 (ten months ago) link

listen i dont care if youre white, black, blue, or green. youre all famous albums

— "big spaghetti" (@marx_knopfler) September 21, 2019

With an Extreme Burning (aka The Tormentor) (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 21 September 2019 14:59 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/11/why-dont-i-see-you-anymore/598336/

Just under a century ago, the Soviet Union embarked on one of the strangest attempts to reshape the common calendar that has ever been undertaken. As Joseph Stalin raced to turn an agricultural backwater into an industrialized nation, his government downsized the week from seven to five days. Saturday and Sunday were abolished.

In place of the weekend, a new system of respite was introduced in 1929. The government divided workers into five groups, and assigned each to a different day off. On any given day, four-fifths of the proletariat would show up to their factories and work while the other fifth rested. Each laborer received a colored slip of paper—yellow, orange, red, purple, or green—that signified his or her group. The staggered schedule was known as nepreryvka, or the “continuous workweek,” since production never stopped.

Socially, the nepreryvka was a disaster. People had no time to see friends; instead they associated by color: purple people with purple people, orange with orange, and so on.

j., Monday, 14 October 2019 17:33 (nine months ago) link

this is the funniest thing I've read...ALL DAY pic.twitter.com/8Tmqpwsieo

— Spooky Witch Fall 🎃🍂🕷 (@biancaxunise) October 22, 2019

marcos, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:24 (nine months ago) link

What the fuck?

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:36 (nine months ago) link

Further discussion on Beer in the new era

I want to change my display name (dan m), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:16 (nine months ago) link

irl lol

pomenitul, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 16:19 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

Today, Anderson said, the racial makeup of the team means nothing to him because he gets along with everyone. (“I’d be around purple people and I’d fit in,” he said.)

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/09/sports/baseball/tim-anderson-chicago-white-sox.html

na (NA), Monday, 9 March 2020 20:07 (five months ago) link

BS. I heard Anderson was a purple people eater.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 9 March 2020 20:35 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

oh no

Kristen Bell has written her first children's book 'The World Needs More Purple People' about a purple person, who looks for similarities before differences. pic.twitter.com/xKHe7J1gpG

— AP Entertainment (@APEntertainment) June 12, 2020

mh, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:11 (one month ago) link

Does the purple person befriend a monster with one eye and one horn? I bet they get pretty lonely too!

pplains, Friday, 12 June 2020 19:48 (one month ago) link

sure sounds strange to me

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 12 June 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

“I dOn’T cArE iF yOu’Re bLaCk, WhIte , GrEen, YeLlOw oR pUrPlE!” pic.twitter.com/unVFgusR3Z

— gengar gf (@EmmaLangevinXO) June 2, 2020

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:39 (one month ago) link

Brendan O'Neill has let himself go a bit

calzino, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 23:45 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

how is this not on the thread already
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USE86UbsV8c

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 13 July 2020 05:45 (three weeks ago) link

https://www.ibtimes.sg/karen-stops-black-food-delivery-guy-entering-building-thinks-hes-there-commit-crime-48899

Gipson then tries to point out to Paul that he's just a black man trying to do his job. "I don't care if he's a purple man. He doesn't live here," she tells Paul referring to Gipson. "I don't want people buzzing him into my building."

peace, man, Thursday, 23 July 2020 13:28 (two weeks ago) link

From this 2017 interview: https://www.reggaeville.com/artist-details/chronixx/news/view/interview-with-chronixx-chronology/

“They use public relations and all of these black life this and white life that and blue life and purple life and straight people and gay people and whatever. But really and truly people are just people trying to find their way. We are just people trying to piece the puzzle of life together.”

Check out the brand new Chronixx thread though!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:59 (two weeks ago) link

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2020/07/24/university-kentucky-teacher-group-demands-that-school-rename-rupp-arena/

"Let me tell you something about Rupp,” legendary NBA coach Red Auerbach told author John Feinstein in his 2005 book, “Let Me Tell You a Story: A Lifetime in the Game.” “All I ever hear from people is that Rupp was a racist. You know what? He did hate black guys — who couldn’t play! He also hated white guys who couldn’t play, blue guys who couldn’t play and green guys who couldn’t play. He hated Jews who couldn’t play, Catholics who couldn’t play and Muslims who couldn’t play. That was it."

Sam Weller, Saturday, 25 July 2020 12:17 (two weeks ago) link


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