Friday, February 19, 2010

Did you hear the one about the Alaskan governor and the actress?

Does anyone else favor Julia Mancuso over Lindsey Vonn? The alpine skiing events have interested me the most in these Olympics mainly because of the rivalry between these two competitors. It's almost like watching an anime. No, seriously - Vonn is the technical skier while Mancuso is the more emotional. Yeah, Vonn had a hurt shin coming in, but Mancuso is a real comeback story - she'd had a bunch of injuries and hadn't really won a single thing all year while Vonn had been winning left and right.

Mancuso is now the most decorated US Olympic Alpine skier with 3 medals total - 2 silvers and a gold from the Torino games. It'll be really interesting to see how she does in her last two competitions. I'd love to see her medal in both. Come on, the girl was almost late to the opening ceremonies because she was playing DDR -- how cool is that? Anyway, interesting story on the two at this link.

Ok, now this is truly funny -- you know how Palin slammed The Family Guy for a joke where about a girl with Down's Syndrome going on date says her mother was the governor of Alaska -- the actress has slammed Palin back. Even better - the actress HAS Down's Syndrome. She responded:

I guess former Governor Palin does not have a sense of humor," she said in an e-mail to the New York Times. "I thought the line 'I am the daughter of the former governor of Alaska' was very funny. I think the word is 'sarcasm.' In my family we think laughing is good. My parents raised me to have a sense of humor and to live a normal life.

Here's the full story at CNN.

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  1. So what if the actress had Down's Syndrome?

    I can find white people that hate white people. I can finds Jews that hate Jews.

    Either the joke was inappropriate or it was not. That you can find someone that may take offense to the joke and doesn't doesn't mean the joke itself isn't offensive.

    I'm Polish and I love Polish jokes. That doesn't mean Polish jokes can't/aren't used to demean and the fact I take no offense to them doesn't mean they're not inappropriate sometimes.

    What's that? Oh, looks like you got some Palin hate on your face. You may want to clean that up.

  2. It's not Palin hate, it's disdain for the crossing of political theater into the realm of TV entertainment. She played this for media exposure. She puts herself and her family out there, then expects there to be no cultural ramifications. There was nothing objectionable about the joke if you saw it, the funny part was how it was connected to her.

    Again, she played it for political points not that she was truly offended. And, to pretend that she couldn't even speak about it? Wow, yeah, I want a leader who can't talk to anyone when they're offended ... great self-control there.