We Ain’t the Same Color When the Police Show Up…*

You know, I’m hearing a lot of talk these days about a national dialogue on race. Let me tell you people something: one guy giving a Kiwanis Club speech is not a dialogue. A YouTube Video is not a dialogue. Gassing about on your blog is not a dialogue. Making fun of Scott Stapp is not a dialogue. A Jolly Rancher disguised as a sprinkle is not a dialogue!

I’ve got your dialogue right here (indicates crotch below):

tistHey, what’s up?

ryan toothpaste(frantically dialing cell phone)

tistNo, no, hey, it’s cool! I’m just here for the dialogue!

ryan toothpasteWhy don’t you people get your own dialogue? Why are you always trying to take what belongs to us?

tistI’m…I’m talking about the national dialogue on race. The one that Barack Obama says we should be having. You and me.

ryan toothpasteYou and me? Together? Is this some kind of state-mandated program?

tistWe’re just supposed to talk, I guess. Kinda, understand each other’s grievances. To help with racial healing.

ryan toothpasteWell, it’s about time someone asked me to air my grievances. White men have been silent for too long.

tistUh…okay! Okay, then. Why don’t you start?

ryan toothpasteRight. First of all, I’m tired of not being able to say ‘nigger’.


ryan toothpasteDo I do another one?

tistThat’s your number one complaint.

ryan toothpasteIt’s an unconscionable violation of my free speech.

tistGreat. What else you got?

ryan toothpasteI’m tired of black people who don’t work to better themselves. They’re always looking for a handout.

tistFair enough.

ryan toothpasteI mean, you can’t expect something for nothing in this world.

tistYou mean, like, a lifetime of free labor from a slave?

ryan toothpasteHey, buddy, we paid for those slaves.

tistAll right, one more. Hit me. Don’t hold anything back.

ryan toothpasteUm….oh! The rap-hop music. And also those baggy pants. It’s disrespectful.

tistOkay. I feel like we’re really getting somewhere. I can just feel centuries of the wounds of racism healing over. All I have to do is give up my culture, let you call me racist names, and stop ever needing help for any reason, and you’ll like me. This is great.

ryan toothpasteCool! Ha ha. Now you do some!

tistAll right. I would like it if, when one person of my race did something, we didn’t all have to pay for it.

ryan toothpasteGreat! No.

tistIt would really help if there could be a general recognition of the fact that 400 years of slavery, oppression, segregation, disenfranchisement and discrimination has made things more difficult for us than for people who haven’t faced similar struggles.

ryan toothpasteWow, I don’t even know what that means! But congratulations on being so articulate.

tistAnd maybe if we approached addressing the problems of the black community not as giving special assistance to the undeserving, but rather as a progressive endeavor that, ultimately, will benefit whites as much as it will blacks, then maybe this entire issue wouldn’t be so volatile.

ryan toothpasteI hear the word ‘progressive’ in there which means higher taxes, so no.

tistAw, cranberries.

ryan toothpasteBut really, this was a great idea, this whole dialogue on race thing!

tistYeah, I think we’ve made real progress. This was really time well spent.

ryan toothpasteI can’t believe a Muslim came up with it.

moo-hammedActually, he’s not a…

tistYo, get the fuck up on outta here, terrorist motherfucker!

ryan toothpaste(frantically dialing cell phone)

tistPshaaa. This ain’t no motherfuckin’ trialogue on race.

ryan toothpasteI hear that, my man!

tistSo, you wanna go grab a beer, or something?

ryan toothpasteFat chance, nigger.


*: Cf.


Comments: 61


How about a big bag of dicks? Is that a dialog?


I am available to write new songs that speak to a dialogue on race. Fire up your gondolas everyone!


I ain’t flyin’ with that crazy fool Murdoch!!!!


Also, please stop making jokes about knocking me unconscious whenever you see me at an airport. And no, little Italian runts can’t really whup me in the ring. Lastly, the Diff’rent Strokes I appeared on was not the ‘Very Special’ episode where Arnold got molested. That was an old white guy.


Mister T for Attorney General!


Who the hell is that? Is that the actor from young comedies that always ends up sucking face with some other guy?

Please help – I’m pop-culturally illiterate.


Man, fuck Chuck Norris! When it comes to 80’s muscle brains who can’t act and have become ironic pop culture icons of the new millennium, Mr. T is where it’s at!

I don’t hate Chuck Norris, but I pity da fool!

frantically dialed cell phone

*halp me*


BA, you know you love it when a plan comes together.


Firefox tip: right-click on an image. Choose view image. Check filename. Do not reveal that you have used this because you didn’t know either.


(wild applause)


Bravo, Mister Pierce.


What’s a seacrest then? Is that anything like a seabiscuit?

Don’t tell me I have to watch teevee – it’s been 30+ years and I’m too old to start now.

Git offa my lawn!


Making fun of Scott Stapp may not be a dialogue, but it’s fun! 🙂


I’m sorry, that didn’t have nearly enough KILL WHITEY for my tastes.


Is it me? Is it Comcast (aka Satan’s daughter)? Is it the host?


I am encountering hamster difficulties also.


I am now available to debate dialogues on race on television.


Thank goodness that whole race thing is over with. Bravo!


Thank goodness that whole race thing is over with. I thought even the A team couldn’t deal with that pile of pony poo. Bravo to Mr. T !


Seriously Ryan Seacrest vs. Mr. T? As a white guy I don’t remember ever selecting Ryan Seacrest to represent me. Can’t we get someone equally badass like Teddy Roosevelt or… anyway I’m sure there’s a living badass white guy somewhere.


Feed the hamsters already.


Man, I still love Dwight Schultz as H.M. Murdock SOOO much. I have all of the A-Team on DVD now!! But Schultz now hosts a wingnut web radio show, and Face Benedict is a frequent wingnut guest apparently. It was so sad. One of my only shows from childhood I love.

Bravo Mr. Pierce though, Bravo!


Scott–how about this one? Mr. Bob Jones U. got mad when I was pissed that his wife broke 4 of my CDs for being “degenerate secular trash” (her teenager ‘borrowed’ them; 2 Bauhaus, 1 Depeche Mode, 1 Hendrix). He told me to “get professional help” when I later called again to demand an apology.

So I called the cops the next morning, and asked if he liked my “professional help”…ROFL…they had to pay me to avoid a misdemeanor….HAHAHA! The “dirty Mexican” strikes back! The U-Hauls showed up soon after that. OK, not very “Kill Whitey” either, but sort of “Kill the Pottery Barn Ruby Ridge” family and I’m only 1/4 white….does that help?

“Fat chance nigger”….ROFL Pierce. “Jesus Christ and Grandma too! Jackson Pollack was a niggah…..”

Or some good Flava Flav. I always wanted to be Chuck D, but I always end up being Flava, dammit. Cept that now everyone thinks I’m Sarah Silverman. I say it’s not really physical resemblance, it’s just that we both say cunt all the time.


Oh My. That there Arab Terrorist is HIs Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai. Great. That’ll be this blog banned over here then.


and Face Benedict is a frequent wingnut guest apparently

Not to mention a total douchesack about the new Battlestar Galactica. Or as I like to call it, “The good one”.

Nice Patti Smith reference. From back when punk rockers could get away with using that word in a non-racialized context. Then Ian Stuart and his ilk had to ruin it for everyone.


Apropos the bag of dicks… Don’t click the link unless you want this image seared into your corneas forever.

Seriously NSFW. I warned you.


Never have understood the whole “it isn’t fair white people aren’t allowed to say ‘nigger’.” It’s stupid. For one, everyone is allowed to say “nigger” as much as he or she wishes. However, one is not automatically removed from the danger of being considered a complete douchebag afterwards. Also, as I’ve said before, I’m from Northeast Mississippi, and I think the only places one might here that word more from white mouths is either North Florida or South Carolina. It’s still pretty casually tossed about.

The other thing is these guys are always complaining about “not being able to joke around with my black friends” by the high decree against whitey using the n-word. Hey, buddy, if you want to call your “friends” a horrible, vile racial slur as a joke, be my guest. Don’t say it to my friends, though.

Racist is the craziest peeples, I s’pose.


Mr Leonard P: that was scurrilous. I loved it.


Wow – that cockball looks like an ornament from Rob Halford’s xmas tree.


We also would have accepted “Ryan Seacrest’s”.


That’s not a dialog on race,

Now this, this is a dialog on race.

Damn shame you can’t see that on the tee vee no more.


Hoch Hech!


How about Mr. T and Chuck Norris have a dialog? Or maybe Trent Lott? Anybody but the schmuck you’ve got there now…


My contribution to “the dialogue” is just ripping off David Cross – “You know what’s worse than a pedophile? A racist pedophile. That shit’s just ignorant, man.” No, no, thank him, not me.


If we are going to have an amazing race dialogue in this country, shouldn’t it involve Phil Keoghan instead of Ryan Seacrest?


The dialogue needs to be animated, so it can join the classic Diddy-Bjork call.


I’ve never seen that before, that’s hilarious.




I would like to file a complaint on this humorous commentary:

Baggy pants aren’t a cultural thing.
Unless you want to take prison signs as a part of your culture.

In which case, I would be laughing too hard at the irony to reply.



ATLien in the Mist

Ryan Seacrest? What, was Clay Aiken not available?

Doctorb Science

You know what I don’t like? Black people aren’t allowed to say “cracker” or they seem all racist. I hear white people call each other “cracker” and “Big-Headed Yakub” all the time, but let some black guy try and join in with “honkey, please” and ooooh, you said a baaaad woooord ooooh.

Double standard.


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I nominate Dog the Bounty Hunter as the white Mr. T.


400 years? Want to run that by me again? starting when and ending when?
Also, anyone but Seacrest. Seriously, who picked him?



Ask and you shall receive.

Animated, for all the yummy goodness.



Oh, man, justme, well done.


Very well done. Very well done!


Thanks Furious. I love that song, and Patti Smith made a good point with it. Outside of Society, as the refrain goes. To be a “nigger” (when she wrote that, before the word was too politicized) was to be outside of white, mainstream society. She was not by birth, but sang “and the cost, and the cost didn’t matter to me….I was lost, and the cost was to be outside society” (if I remember correctly).

Can’t forget Public Enemy either, “I don’t wanna be called your nigga.” The “nigga” X about 50…LOL.

As for me, I just want someone in my band to be called Lenny so I can yell “Lenny!” on occasion when he sings. Any musical Lennys here?


Brilliant! Bravo, Leonard P.!


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I would love to see an exclusively white USA. Let’s dump these people and find our fortunes somewhere else! What pisses me off is that they think we like being around them. Africa should trade with countries like china and india. Leave whites to their own fate. It’s funny how the issue of wether blacks like living in the same country with whites never comes up. There’s segregation, racism, affirmative action and all that. The basic question is never asked as to what blacks are doing living with whites in the first place. If I had it my way blacks and whites would never have met in the first place, let alone have anything to do with each other.


this was so stupid. I keep hearing the same bullshit from black and white people. Someone needs to stand up and take a positive action whether its a black person, white, asian, hispanic, or whatever the race may be.


Let’s dump these people and find our fortunes somewhere else!

Bye Axo! Enjoy the boat ride!


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How about a national dialogue on the fact that there is only one race; human?

Would that be too hard to grasp for all the people who’ve been inculcated to think that there is some actual, fundamental difference between black, white, yellow and brown people?

The first tenet of racism is that there ARE different races. Why not kick that tenet right under the fucking bus where it belongs?


axo you know there is no such thing as blacks and whites , right? I mean that must be a clever subtle joke you are making. Yes, you must be really bright.

Whatever. But truly…..Why so hateful, brother?



Really we need to see this and come out of the dark ages of biological ignorance. This is so simple and true. It is verified again and again by repeated experiments and studies….its just the damn plain simple truth. Everybody who believes in your race for the love of humanity do your own research.
Try to prove race is real!
You go try, Axo.


lulz – this is the first google result when I searched “dialogue on race mr t”
Which I was seeking for an example of how I expect a dialogue with Rick Warren to work out.


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