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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 10th, 2015, 1:24 am

He is NOT! It is NOT A NAME! It's made up.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 1:40 am

How about Chet? Is that a name? If it's not, somebody needs to dig up Chet Atkins and tell him.

Well, it's not like he was named that at birth. He was named Chester, and I reckon folks just started gettin' lazy.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 10th, 2015, 6:48 am

Chip, Chet, Ched, Hank. These are all bullshit made up American words, not names. I think you can add Taylor and Tyler to this list too. Whoever heard of such a thing? Who, sir, who??

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Mal Shot First » April 10th, 2015, 6:59 am

They're surnames used as first names. See also: Hunter, Avery, Mackenzie, etc.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Mal Shot First » April 10th, 2015, 7:03 am

By the way, every given name is just made-up bullshit. Some of this bullshit is just older than some of the other bullshit, so people such as Dalty automatically assign to it more legitimacy as compared with the newer bullshit. Names like Joseph, Richard, or Henry were invented at some point as well, and I'm sure that people at that time were also saying, "Who ever heard of such a ridiculous name like Henry!"

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Adam54 » April 10th, 2015, 7:20 am

Mal Shot First wrote:They're surnames used as first names. See also: Hunter, Avery, Mackenzie, etc.
'Tis true. That is how it works. Just ask ol' Skoglund Jones.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 7:46 am

You know what I think's dumb? When people have both a surname that is commonly used as a given name and a given name that is commonly used as a surname. You know, like Clark Kent, David Keith, Keith David, and Matthew Nelson. (On the other hand, I guess I'd rather be named Matthew Nelson than Gunnar Nelson.)

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Mal Shot First » April 10th, 2015, 7:49 am

You left out Bruce Wayne.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 7:55 am

I left out a bunch.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 10th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Matthew is a biblical name. Nelson is a beautiful British name, sadly hijacked by a bully in an animated TV show.

I look forward to meeting Hank Hankerson III and Chip Ched Jr. very soon.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Mal Shot First » April 10th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Dalty wrote:Matthew is a biblical name. Nelson is a beautiful British name, sadly hijacked by a bully in an animated TV show.

I look forward to meeting Hank Hankerson III and Chip Ched Jr. very soon.
Uh-huh. You realize, though, that there were pre-Biblical times and that Britain hasn't existed for the majority of human history, right? At some point, those names had to be invented as well.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 2:28 pm

Here's my response to Dalty: Ugh. It's pretty close to "Ugg," which was very likely the first name ever invented. First name or not, of course, it was still invented.

Doesn't Matthew come from "Matityahu"? Isn't changing it to Matthew (or, even worse, Matt) just as bad as a guy going from Chester to Chet or from Randal to Rand?

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 10th, 2015, 2:43 pm

I fear this joke has gone beyond a joke somewhere.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 2:51 pm

We're just funnin'. Well, I am. I don't speak for Mal.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Mal Shot First » April 10th, 2015, 2:55 pm

I never joke. :ugeek:

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Not even when is practically joke?

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 10th, 2015, 4:29 pm

So is he still arrested and charged? Always seems like there is a 'But....' when this happens in the States??

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 9:55 pm

He still is, amazingly. The video was pretty damning.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Adam54 » April 10th, 2015, 10:03 pm

I think the worst part of it (I mean, aside from the eight shots) is him picking up the taser and placing it by the body.

Or maybe handcuffing the lifeless body?

Or just the whole damn thing.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 10:31 pm

Worse than all the things you mentioned, maybe, was how casually it was done.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Adam54 » April 10th, 2015, 10:36 pm

Agreed.

I'm also concerned that the gap between the dash cam and the cell phone video is going to be enough to provide a jury "reasonable" doubt.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 10th, 2015, 11:54 pm

It'll definitely play into things. It's hard to know what went on in the in-between. I think there are already two differing accounts.

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by Dalty » April 11th, 2015, 3:52 am

Why did the guy run? We generally have a rule over here whenever we think of travelling to the U.S. which is "Don't fuck with the American police because they are fucking idiots..... with guns!" - so you generally do whatever they ask you. You definitely don't run!

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Re: The "Is This Racist?" Thread

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » April 11th, 2015, 6:57 am

I think he had some outstanding child support payments to make. There's no way to ask him why he ran, but I believe that's the main reason people (including his family) keep floating around.

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