Monday, December 21, 2009

Are HP computers racist?

Love this: "And the worst part is, I bought one for Christmas."

h/t Laine.

Vintage racist comedy: Oh, Buddy.


Via Egg City Radio.  Follow the link if you want to listen, but heed this disclaimer by the post's author: "I dare you to make it all the way through to the end of this record without hating me."

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vintage racist.

One of my favorite blogs is Vintage Ads, which is an excellent feed for nostalgia, inadvertent humor, and, of course, concepts both questionably and unquestionably racist.  Here are just a couple of recent examples:

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Definitely worth adding to your RSS reader.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Was it racist?

Jenn shares this excellent tidbit from Gizmodo.  Apparently it's now fixed, but for a time this was up at

Good times.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Is the oil lobby racist?

Sheyda calls our attention to another Photoshop scandal.  Talking Points Memo reports that a recently distributed American Petroleum Institute pamphlet features some strategically placed "diverse" individuals (11 and 1 o'clock):

...who are actually black and Asian heads 'shopped onto white guys from the company stock photo:

Group of happy business people standing together against white background Royalty Free Stock Photo
Not creepy enough for you?  Well, an astute TPM reader noted that in the stock photo, "the two men who are now Asian and black are the same man in the photo twice.  Even the stock photo is doctored."  Is the oil lobby The Matrix?