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    • Edger on January 13, 2011 at 20:18

    with the words: “In Canada, Comedy Central Videos are available on The Comedy Network“… but they are never current. 🙁

    • TMC on January 13, 2011 at 20:45

    There is a good editorial in the Miami Herald by AA columnist, Leonard Pitts Jr, that point out how ridiculous censoring the “N” word in Huck Finn really is.

    Mr. Pitts cites a seminal passage

    Young Huck Finn, trying to get right with God and save his soul from a forever of fire, sits there with the freshly written note in hand.

    “Miss Watson,” it says, “your runaway nigger Jim is down here two mile below Pikesville and Mr. Phelps has got him and he will give him up for the reward if you send.”

    Huck knows it is a sin to steal and he is whipped by guilt for the role he has played in helping the slave Jim steal himself from a poor old woman who never did Huck any harm. But see, Jim has become Huck’s friend, has sacrificed for him, worried about him, laughed and sung with him, depended upon him. So what, really, is the right thing to do?

    “I was a-trembling,” says Huck, “because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:

    ‘All right, then, I’ll go to hell’ – and tore it up.”

    He goes on to discuss the concern of Twain scholar Alan Gribben of Auburn University who edited out not only the “N” word but also the word “injun”. Gebben was concerned that children would not be able to get past the incendiary intent of the word and the African American children would be marginalized. Pitt further points out why this “logic” is wrong.

    I agree that it is lamentable that reading comprehension in this country has become do the point “that not only can our children not divine the nuances of a masterpiece, but that we will now protect them from having to even try”.

    I can only imagine what Mark Twain would say about this.

  1. it worked perfectly fine when I posted it.

  2. After much research, consultation and frustration, I’ve arrived at the conclusion that it’s a problem or block at The Daily Show and there isn’t much I can do about it.

    So this is now an open thread about why and how long service is down.

    • pfiore8 on January 13, 2011 at 22:32


  3. thanks ek. I unplugged my TV cause it was irritating me, the screech level and utter bs was getting me down. not like the net which is so enlightening. This is a good and funny video.

    Scrubbing works of art, or our history seems to me to defeat even the purpose of PC. The voice of writers in our society especially ones like Twain, are important if only to allow us a look at why these words and concepts are taboo. It’s kind of like Ashcroft covering up the naked statues he found offensive.

    I also don’t like the trend of revisionist history were all points of view are held to be reasonable and equivalent, tends to make me shut off the damn TV. Then again that’s what happens when your told to move forward and not looking back, what’s behind you ends up where your headed. It really offends my sensibilities and it’s insulting to people’s intelligence to boot.              

  4. people will still want to fuck you.  You’re rich!”

    Heh.  Not.

  5. This is some quirky flaw in Flashplayer under 64 bit Ubuntu.

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