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Keith Stack
Nov 5, 2008



I walked into Sam Goody today and picked this bad boy up.



Like many, I didn't care much for the movie, but nobody can deny the music was amazing. This track really stood out to me:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN5yJypyyRo

Anyone else get this yet? Feel free to share your favorite songs!

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Xtra Innings Lovin
Nov 11, 2016



Kak
Sep 27, 2002



I was hoping this was a real movie starring Apu and not some triggered millenial dipshit

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

Kak posted:

I was hoping this was a real movie starring Apu and not some triggered millenial dipshit

Bedlamdan
Apr 25, 2008
Probation
Can't post for 21 days!


Im Indian and I like Apu.

You are not Ganesh, Ganesh is graceful!

The Protagonist
Jun 29, 2009
Sorry man this av is NWS and i couldn't PM you to ask you to change it

i heard the bit on npr about this and i couldn't understand what the apu problem was

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008



Gravy Boat 2k

It's 2018, and so now it's time to be upset about Apu.

Zippy the Bummer
Dec 14, 2008

pro hobo

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i dunno but it is interesting how in The Lion King all the main characters have British or American accents and the only charterer with an "African" accent is the god drat monkey shaman

Zazi
Jan 14, 2005
I once gave a homeless man all of my spare change. Little did he know, the coins were made of poison.


I dunno what this thing in the OP is but I think it's not too controversial a statement to consider Apu a fairly reductive racial caricature that doesn't really belong in polite society.

SCROTO TURBOSPERG
Jan 21, 2007

Suck the shit out of my own asshole, please

Kak posted:

I was hoping this was a real movie starring Apu and not some triggered millenial dipshit

Dont sign your posts

ozza
Oct 23, 2008



I find this thread........... problematic.

Cough Drop The Beat
Jan 22, 2012

It's your HPV, Veronica. I'm just carrying it.

Zazi posted:

I dunno what this thing in the OP is but I think it's not too controversial a statement to consider Apu a fairly reductive racial caricature that doesn't really belong in polite society.

Yup. I haven't seen this documentary but I've read several articles/interviews with Indian and other brown actors/comedians over the years who have talked about how insanely tough it was getting into the entertainment business without overcoming obscene racism and some white dude who created an immensely popular cartoon stereotype about your ethnicity doesn't help. This isn't some kind of profound conclusion.

Mulaney Power Move
Dec 30, 2004


Zippy the Bummer posted:

i dunno but it is interesting how in The Lion King all the main characters have British or American accents and the only charterer with an "African" accent is the god drat monkey shaman

they accurately casted whoopi goldberg as a hyena though, although apparently a hyena researcher sued disney for defamation of character on behalf of hyenas or something i guess

Woden
May 6, 2006


It's a pretty good doco, it explores how until recently the only Indian on TV was a racist caricature and how it affected Indians growing up. It spends way too much time trying to get the voice actor to talk to him though, and it ends up going nowhere.

Skeleton Ape
Dec 21, 2008

The most richly flavored of all drunkards.

Zippy the Bummer posted:

i dunno but it is interesting how in The Lion King all the main characters have British or American accents and the only charterer with an "African" accent is the god drat monkey shaman

Yeah I read that article too

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May 15, 2017

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Jun 16, 2010

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flakeloaf
Feb 26, 2003

Still better than android clock



Cough Drop The Beat posted:

Yup. I haven't seen this documentary but I've read several articles/interviews with Indian and other brown actors/comedians over the years who have talked about how insanely tough it was getting into the entertainment business without overcoming obscene racism and some white dude who created an immensely popular cartoon stereotype about your ethnicity doesn't help. This isn't some kind of profound conclusion.

Kalpen Singh's career's goin nowhere, but Kal Penn is movin up up up

"Oh, do you do the accent? We need the accent"

Dean of Swing
Feb 22, 2012

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Justice will be served once every single episode of the Simpsons is been tossed in a fire and the writers ritually scarred with acid. And even then it will only be upheld if we constantly remind our grandchildren about how a cartoon they will never see was on the wrong side of history.

Adept Nightingale
Feb 7, 2005

Those eyes were what scared me. When I looked in your eyes I saw myself staring back.


Dean of Swing posted:

Justice will be served once every single episode of the Simpsons is been tossed in a fire and the writers ritually scarred with acid. And even then it will only be upheld if we constantly remind our grandchildren about how a cartoon they will never see was on the wrong side of history.

The documentary's take isn't nearly this harsh, tbh

let it mellow
Jun 1, 2000



Dinosaur Gum

plz do the needful

Keith Stack
Nov 5, 2008



This was another killer track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccIemIqI3_k

Jeffrey Dahmer
May 21, 2017
Probation
Can't post for 8 minutes!


Choke on glass if you dislike Apu

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Otto Von Jizzmark
Dec 27, 2004


To be fair when i lived next to a 7-11 an indian, or pakistani maybe, guy worked there all day every day. He was cool though he came over and smoked weed once.

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