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Re: Words

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Friday, September 8, 2000, 1:50
If ABC tried this here in the States, the ACLU would on their case,
up their butts and down their throats within 12.3 microseconds with
a miltimillion dollar class action lawsuit and we'd probably see
demonstrations, boycotts, riots, etc. Mm. What hijinx indeed!


On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, DOUGLAS KOLLER wrote:

>Technically, of course. I never met a real, live black in Japan so I can't >chronicle the experience, even as an outside observer. There was one >game/variety show that featured mixed marriages between one Japanese spouse >and a gaijin (oh, the zany hijinx) and in that context, the wide range of >foreign nationalities got lumped into together as "gaijin" (there were also >games to make the "gaijin" look like schmucks; foreigners were required to >prance about like chickens, pigs, ducks, and [the perennial favorite] >monkeys, [much hilarity ensued], while their Japanese spouses got to sit in >chairs and "guess" what they were doing). Still, I contend that the "gaijin" >prototype is white (preferably blond and blue-eyed), has an affinity for >walking into walls, and talks like Goofy. > >Kou >