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Yev Kassem







PostPosted: November 7, 2005 2:11 PM 

I was channel surfing the other day when I happened on the TV-Land channel. They were running Good Times. For those who don't know, it was a sitcom about a poor black family living in the ghetto aired in the 1970's.

Anyway, this episode had a "bad" kid who was brought into the house by 12 year old Michael. The kid was harassing Michael (taking his lunch/$ etc) and Michael wanted to befriend him (so he would stop being harassed). So the kid had no respect and was being really rude. James, (John Amos) the father, proceeds to take off his belt and drag the kid in the bedroom.

After the beating, the whole family explains to the kid that's how parents show love to kids and show they really care. The kid then got real respectful and agreed to study with Michael.

Could you even imagine if a show today contained beating of kids (and not even your own kid)!! Never happen. A lot has changed in 30 years. Comments?

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 2:22 PM 

Don't get me wrong, the kid deserved it and the audience cheered and I silently cheered... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 2:24 PM 

Oh yeah, and that was followed by All In The Family, the most politically incorrect show of all time... but I digress.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 3:22 PM 

Well, "All in the Family" used Political Incorectness ( a term that didn't even exist then) to make a very Politically Correct statement. But I digress...

Speaking of beatings, ever notice the double standard that goes on these days. You can't show a guy even barely slapping a woman, but have a woman kik a guy in the balls or punch a guy in the mouth, and people are laaauuuuughing their asses off. I'm not saying guys should be shown hitting women, but the other way around ain't much better, either. In fact the whole day time talk show (Maury, etc...) culture of male-bashing is totally one-sided.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 4:03 PM 

Sing it, sister!

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 4:43 PM 

The world would be a whole lot less stressful if we abolished this politically correct stuff. Laugh if you want but if you want t.v. without all that PC crap, watch adult swim. Particularly "The Boondocks" my favorite comic strip of all time.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 5:42 PM 

Children grow up to be people. Beat them while it's still easy.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 6:36 PM 

By the way, Maury is my all-time funniest talk show ever. He invented the "run back stage crying" move. That's a good move! And he perfected the paternity test segments. Come to think of it, that's all they do now. When's the last time you saw a "Geek-to-Chic" episode, or a "Help, my daughter's a ho" episode? I wanna see some freak couples!

I noticed the ridiculous nature of shows like maury a long time ago, and I was not the least bit surprised to see Maury featured on that Curb episode (a great scene, by the way).

Beating someone else's kid?!? That's hilarious! But that, only until very recently, is not that crazy in my culture. My parents say, although they've never done it, that parents back in the old country, people of a community more or less trusted each other to police everyone else's children, even when the actual parents aren't around. That kind of thing would never fly these days in North America, but it's still around in other parts of the world.

Bookman.....you are *NOT* the father!

That double standard, Gendison, maybe it's a good thing. I like the idea of a sexy broad in leather kicking ass! That's the thing with this double standard, like you said, when people see a woman beating up a 250 pounder, they laugh. I'd have a problem if people could keep a straight face.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 7:00 PM 

I totally disagree...I think people should make up their minds...Should women be treat EQUALLY or not??? First time I ever hear anyone say a double standard is a good thing. But at least you recognise the double standard, that's a start.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 7:54 PM 

Double standards are good, if they don't affect me. If women want to pretend that they can do everything a man can do, then by all means, they can put on whatever fantasy television shows they want. Just as long as they don't stop cooking my food. Sooner or later, some feminist movement will fight for urinals in women's bathrooms.

I know what you're talking about, though. They want equal salaries, but expect you to pick up the check. But women have their own problems when it comes to double standards. You hardly see an average looking woman get a starring role on a tv show. I guess double standards only matter when it affects you directly. A man can spread his seed every friday night, and he's called a ladies man. A woman does the female equivalent and gets called a skank.

Everybody is basically selfish, I am anyway. I personally want women to be treated as equals only in the situations where it would benefit me. When it comes to restaurant checks, holding doors, etc, I'm all for women's rights. But when it comes to equal salaries, housekeeping, and beauty maintenance, that's a different story.

Either way, there will be some problems. The way it is right now, I think we, as men, still have a pretty sweet deal, double standards and all.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 9:30 PM 

I don't know about all THAT, but....So you're saying violence is ok as long as it's inflicted on men from women???

oooookkkkkaaaaayyyyyy.......

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 9:31 PM 

And what about ladies' night?

rrrrreeeeerrrrrrrr.....

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 9:54 PM 

No, I'm saying, who cares if women are beating up guys on television? As long as it doesn't give real women a false sense of power, because they could be in for a rude awakening when they do. Not that I condone it, i've never condoned that kind of behaviour in my jurisdiction.

I think beating up anyone, man or woman, is pretty ridiculous. I've never in my life gotten into a fist fight. I've never even been close to a fist fight. It all comes down to what kind of person the individual is. But an idiot guy who beats up anyone, man or woman is an idiot. Any woman, who thinks they can beat up a guy, is an even bigger idiot for thinking she can. And of course, not including the few exceptions like Mrs. Bodybuilder USA versus Steven Q. Urkel. I'm talking in general.

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 11:09 PM 

Why do men slap women's asses in porn? This infuriates me to no end. Why don't they tug on their ear lobes while they're at it... or squeeze their elbows? Stop the annoying ass slapping and go blow your brains out in an alley, you deranged and disturbed, psychopathic freakshows!

(I know, I know... you don't aspire to get to the elbows... blah, blah...) Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: November 7, 2005 11:09 PM 

You just spent 3 8-page posts saying that you think it's ok to show people beating up people on TV, as long as it's women beating up men. Twist it how you want, that's what you're saying and I still disagree. Care to repeat yourself again?

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 5:34 AM 

Yeah, but if women were slapping men's asses, then this would be ok???

(I know...shut up, Gend...)

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 9:16 AM 

Hey, don't lump me in with CJ. If a woman ever hits me, she's goin' down.

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 1:32 PM 

I would never lump you in with CJ. There are tribes in Indonesia where if you lump anyone in with CJ, the families go to war.

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 6:00 PM 

Well I'm all for the intercourse hello. Wink

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 7:57 PM 


i think the ass-slapping does look pretty ridiculous, at least in the context of porn. it's like that whole "who's your daddy" thing which i, for one, do not get at all.

however. in real life. some women go MAD for it. i don't do it unless it's requested, but if it is requested... oh mama.

of course, i am only thinking about one girl from my past.

and now i am all wistful.

thanks, jimmy. bastard.

(did i mention yet how much i missed you guys?)

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PostPosted: November 8, 2005 8:55 PM 

Good to see you (or at least, your words) again, Gack.

I've never had a request to slap an ass, but like you, I'd also do whatever asked in the heat of the moment.... slap an ass, give away my car, whatever.

But to have to watch it in a porn flick... I can't put up with it... I won't put up with it!

It's as annoying as watching people flipping through their salads looking for the next perfect piece of lettuce. What the f**k are they looking for? They're eventually going to eat the pieces they keep passing up, anyway! Quit slapping their asses and #@*! them already, you worthless freaks!

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