I don't know whether to laugh or cry over this one.
The NAACP is upset because a Hallmark talking graduation card uses the term "black ho" in it, as in black whore.
Except that it doesn't, it uses the term "black hole," as in space, and the universe, and science fiction. They even made a movie about it, so it must exist:
Now back to Planet Earth, which is far less rational than outer space. Put your ear up to the speaker, and listen really carefully to the Hallmark card, so that you too can prove that, just like the NAACP, you have nothing better to do (via IgnorantMe! and reader Nathan):
Question: Would it have made a difference if "black hole" were pronounced more clearly? I doubt it:
Perhaps I'm being too harsh on the NAACP. After all, I distinctly remember, growing up, the clearly racist "Secret Asian Man" theme song. Because of the controversy the title was changed to "Secret Agent Man," but Johnny Rivers always seemed to sing "Asian" and no one noticed:
A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.
County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.
Commissioner Kenneth Mayfield, who is white, said it seemed that central collections “has become a black hole” because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.
Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, interrupted him with a loud “Excuse me!” He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a “white hole.”
And of course, who is more paranoid than my People, who long ago convinced ourselves that your People speak in code:
In finding material for the Saturday Night Card Game series, I sometimes feel like Woody Allen in this clip:
Jew know what I mean, don't Jew?
Saturday Night Card Game
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