This situation actually happened to me. I was standing in line. I was the receiver of a racist joke from an elderly old man… I know that back then that was a different time and then those jokes might have been acceptable. But when is it acceptable to tell a racist joke to a complete stranger… the answer is never. The joke in the first panel wasn’t the joke he said to me though. That joke was much much worse. In fact I had to look up a joke for this strip… I tell you there is scary shit out on the internet when you look up jokes about racism… I hate the human race some times…
On a completly lighter note. This is pretty funny. It’s along the same veins of one of my favourite youtube video of all time.
This is fun… even when trying to play on a track pad on a laptop….
Oh the joys of ignorant douchebags. It’s definitely horrifying what people think is acceptable behavior. Being old is not a justifiable excuse.
Btw nice eye daggers!
quit staring at my protuberances…
Stop making them so tantalizing then.
…What are you carrying?
Indiscriminate pieces of grocery.
I thought you’d bought some bricks or something. Also, nice knives.
I completely agree, my eyes also turn into daggers when I’m pissed of.
My doctor suggested contacts I went instead with a sheath…
Yes, I have encountered elderly racists before. “Fuckin ******” was the retort of an elderly taxi driver once when the person in question left the van. And let’s not forget that whole Kramer incident…
yeah… what was that dude thinking…
You know what’s just the most fun ever? When someone makes a homophobic joke in front of me. I love that so much.
I can see that being a gay old time…
suprisingly, i dont meet many of those people, and i live in the south. maybe its because they don’t say anything because I am black.
I would hope it’s because there’s no racists abound in you area. in that case AWESOME! I wanna live there.
eh idk if you wanna live here. it gets pretty hot.
I’m in vent rather often with a fellow from Arizona that I’m fairly certain is racist as can be. Then again, he’s a “douche of the asshole” troll from hell. We call him Blargg for a reason.
It’s only endearing if it’s your own grandpa.
(OK, even my grandpa would’ve never done something as ridiculous as this… maybe he’d let a few choice words slip when talking about his childhood, but it was never malicious or horrifying… yikes)
Addendum: If you ever learn to paint, you should make a still-life of “Indiscriminate Pieces of Grocery”
I can paint, the question is… do I want to?
the answer is no…
what i can do is a pencil or ink drawing of it…
This is almost ironic, because last night I stumbled upon commercials, and 2 minute cut outs from documents from the 1950’s, and they displayed racism, and sexism. Funny.
Also, this is a bit irrelevant, but somehow this reminded me of something that happened yesterday. I live in Germany, and I went to the city for the day, and I was walking briskly because my time whas somewhat limited. Long story short, this group of 3 were walking very slowly, and as soon as they made room for me, I walked past them, and they made snide remarks about me IN ENGLISH, and I was in the right mind to turn around and tell them “You know, just because you may be in Germany, doesn’t mean that people don’t understand you. English is one of the most common used languages assholes :)”
But I shrugged it off, and continued on to the comic and anime/manga store. >.>
I don’t like the I’m-so-full-of-myself-because-I’m-to-ignorant-as-to-notice-the-fact-that-some-people-speak-my-language foreigners.
Also, I’m half American, as well as German. They were speaking American English.
Are you a chick? Cause if so, that is hot. Anime and Manga.
Nothing gets me more pissed off more quickly then people being racist. -_-
We all hate humanity some times. That bings the point that if even we hate ourselves how are we going to make other alien races like us? Through gunpoint I guess…
Anyway, I backtracked all your comics on this site and it’s awesome! Great job man, and keep up what you are doing. Maybe the aliens like good humor :P.
I hope alien cultures do not see this site and arrive at the decision that is what humanity is… oh man… that would suck.
Way to stare daggers into his soul.
i wanted them to be broadswords…
I just think some people should stop livin in the past. The worlds freaking changing. Stop acting like it hasn’t.
Also, I played that game before. Funny stuff.
Thing is, there ARE some situations where acting like you’re racist/homophobic/antisemitic is funny. When I’m talking to my Jewish friends, I crack Jew jokes. (So do they, actually.) My gay friends are always calling each other gay or fags, and I’m even able to tell n-word jokes to some of my black friends. BUT! They all know I don’t actually think that way, and I would never bring up those types of jokes or jibes unless I knew they were cool with it, and I would never say it behind their backs. Then it’s just an insult.
That said, my uncle acts a lot like that old man, sometimes. He’ll say things to me IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE HE’S INSULTING. He doesn’t think they can hear him, and I don’t know if they do or not. It makes me want to crawl in a hole, though.
I’m Mexican-American (but I look Caucasian) and I hear awful things from both sides: Gringos telling me racist jokes because they think I’m “one of them,” and Hispanics who assume I’m white and don’t speak Spanish (I do) and honestly, folks, just stop it. Stop hating each other. Also, I’m not going to say anything out loud to these people anymore, because their racism will bite them in the ass. If I can, I will keep those racist a-holes from getting jobs, promotions, service, and food that’s not been spat in.
The boss I work for is Norwegian – Sioux (now there’s a combination) who sometimes gets mistaken for Hispanic. It brings out some pretty terrible bigotry when it happens and the big joke is the self perception that comes out.
We are who we are and can define that with our attitudes. Hatred is a dead end road that narrows our lives to a stinking pile. Broaden your horizons and accept your fellow human as being such.
Did it not cross your mind that it might be a bad idea to call Caucasian Americans “Gringos” in your comment against racism?
Sad fact, that douchebag was my Paternal Grandfather.
Life had it in for him though.
Three of his children married outside of his narrowly defined bigotry.
It’s funny what happened when they got to the big city and found there were all these other really interesting people who weren’t whatever form of “caucasian” he was.
Of course, having dealt with Caucasian history, etc. umm, not all Caucasians are “White” either…
“But when is it acceptable to tell a racist joke to a complete stranger…
The answer is never”
Okay…. says the guy who routinely tells dick jokes to random strangers
all over the internet daily. A little bit confused?