He recently gave an interview concerning inoffensive racist jokes and about the difference in our races and how people have forgotten to laugh at them instead of hollering foul. Foul being my words, not Clint’s. Before I print his interview I want to give a few examples of what I have noticed. I watch B.E.T. and I am a white guy with some Native American in my blood line. OK, big deal, my grandmother was full blooded Cherokee. OK, now that we have cleared that, back to what I was talking about. B.E.T. stands for Black Entertainment Television. Very few white performers are ever on there. It doesn’t bother me and I am not offended. It’s a “black” entertainment channel founded by black people for mainly black people. I understand that and I still watch the channel all the time and there are some funny comedians on there. I have sit and laughed my ass off when they make fun of white people because, well, even though it’s typical “Stereotyping”, for the most part we, as white people or, a “white” race, act that way. Dave Chapelle is another great black comedian. His impersonations of white people are also funny as hell. So I get the jokes. I get the “racial” jokes they tell and I laugh and I laugh hard. I never get offended. So what gives? My question is why are the racial jokes they (as in Black entertainers) are allowed tell are only on a “one way street”. To clarify what I am saying. Black comedians have a free pass to call us Cracker, Whitie, Honkie, ghost and a whole bunch of other racial words and can do this on TV. Once again, hear me out. I think it’s funny. I “get” the jokes. I get the jabs. To me it’s not offensive, it’s called “Blue Humor”. But any other comedian other than another black Ccmedian cannot make fun of the black race without someone calling foul … Michael Richards, (Kramer from Seinfeid) was heckled by some black guys in a comedy club one night. Mike then lost his cool and used the “N” word back at them. Well, he might as well of fell off the face of the earth. He was branded a racist, had to meet with black leaders, Listen to Al Sharpton’s rhetoric on all the news channels and by tht way, old Al Sharpton is a racist himself a racist against white people but that’s a different story. And to top it all off, the guys in the comedy club that heckled Michael first, turned around sued him for damages. They started it, he lost it, he used the big “n” word and bam, he’s the bad guy and is out of pocket and placed on the “do not hire” sheet. Now I am not advocating hateful offensive words that are meant to be mean at all. It’s the silly little jokes and phrasing that I am talking about. If you want to demean someone, well, that’s not cool at all. It’s not right for white people to do it and it shouldn’t be right for black people to do it either. The guys that heckled Mike, should have been asked to leave the club when they started it and the color thing should have never entered the picture. They started it, they should leave. Cut and dry. But it’s not that way. I know I have used the color issue on my part today concerning Clint’s statements but it goes deeper than that. Gays get offended if they are made fun of even in a relative way. Mexicans get offended too. Miley Cyrus took a photo with some Asian kids and she pulled her eyes up in a slanted position and shit hit the fan. She had to go into damage control. Why? You think she deliberately thought she would do that to piss off a whole nation of uptight people? Hell no, she was being silly. She’s only what 16? She probably doesn’t even see race but the politically correct police do and they pounced on her. So in closing, I would like to tell all the uptight people no matter what race you are from, get over it and laugh a little. Loosen up your pants a little bit and enjoy the inoffensive jokes. To my Mexican friends that get offended at being stereotyped in jokes. If you didn’t yourself, you know someone in your family that swam across the Rio Grande to get here and you know a family member that drives a dropped chopped classic car. Laugh at it and get over it, I mean no harm. To my Asian friends, well your eyes are slanted, get over it and laugh a little and poke fun at us white folks. I love a good joke. To my black friends, I had nothing to do with slavery, it was a horrible time for your ancestors I totally agree. Don’t forget what happened but don’t hold me or anyone today accountable for it. The perpetrators all have since passed on. Besides that, me being part Indian, my ancestors lost the land you and every one else now occupies. I have gotten over it. Every one on both sides have long since passed on too. Teach the history of it, don’t let it happen again but don’t blame anyone today for it. So yes my black friend, most of you do like chicken and watermelon, correct? So what, I do too. Well I hate watermelon only because I ate a ton of it when I was a kid so I am burnt out on it. So when someone brings up a watermelon or chicken joke, laugh a little and toss one back at us. To my Jewish friends, yes, you are the most tight-wadded people on the planet so we are gonna point that out. It’s funny as hell. Get over it and laugh a little and poke fun back at us. And me being white and part Indian. I can drink like a fish but I can’t dance worth a shit…HAHA. I got a double whammy!! I’ll laugh at myself. It’s embarrassing when I try to dance. I wish I could but I can’t. I envy my black friends that have natural rhythm, I sure wish I did but I don’t. To may Gay friends. Well, you do act like Diva’s and it’s funny as hell. So let up a little and laugh about it too and get over yourself!!
So there, I’m finished. We are all different. Let’s embrace our differences and so what if we get made fun of a little. Laughing is good for you. And now for Clint Eastwood’s interview look below. I have included the link and the interview.
The other day, legendary actor and director Clint Eastwood has made a very powerful stand as to what political correctness has come to mean and the way it influences our life. We should all be able to laugh at inoffensive jokes about different races without being labeled racists, Eastwood believes, as he tells Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine.
It’s not that Eastwood is encouraging racism under any form, he says, it’s just that this whole concept of political correctness has been carried so far that it’s now hard to open your mouth to say something without someone finding offense with it. And it shouldn’t necessarily be so, the actor thinks. Of course, we can always change by learning to laugh again, even if the joke that gets us giggling could be interpreted as racist.
“People have lost their sense of humor.” Eastwood tells the magazine. “In former times, we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth, otherwise you will be insulted as a racist. I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ – but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.” the actor adds.
It’s not so much that the times have changed, or the jokes have gotten worse, but that the concept of political correctness has taught us to see bad things no matter where we look. This is precisely why Eastwood will have nothing to do with it, choosing instead to keep his sense of humor and respect for all the other races out there. “I don’t want to be politically correct. We’re all spending too much time and energy trying to be politically correct about everything.” the actor concludes by saying.Share on Facebook
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A guy goes to his girlfriend and says, “I’m gonna get a 100 doller bill tattooed on my dick.”
She says “Why”?
He explains … “I love playing with my money, I love watching it grow and the next time you want to blow money at the mall you can just suck my dick instead.”Share on Facebook
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The IRS decides to audit Grandpa, and summons him to the IRS office.
The IRS auditor was not surprised when Grandpa showed up with his attorney.
The auditor said, ‘Well, sir, you have an extravagant lifestyle and no full-time employment, Which you explain by saying that you win money gambling. I’m not sure the IRS finds that believable.’
I’m a great gambler, and I can prove it,’ says Grandpa. ‘How about a demonstration?’
The auditor thinks for a moment and said, ‘Okay. Go ahead.’
Grandpa says, ‘I’ll bet you a thou sand dollars that I can bite my own eye.’
The auditor thinks a moment and says, ‘It’s a bet.’
Grandpa removes his glass eye and bites it. The auditor’s jaw drops.
Grandpa says, ‘Now, I’ll bet you two thousand dollars that I can bite my other eye.’
Now the auditor can tell Grandpa isn’t blind, so he takes the bet.
Grandpa removes his dentures and bites his good eye.
The stunned auditor now realizes he has wagered and lost three grand, with Grandpa’s attorney as a witness. He starts to get nervous.
‘Want to go double or nothing?’ Grandpa asks ‘I’ll bet you six thousand dollars that I can stand on one side of your desk, and pee into that wastebasket on the other side, and never get a drop anywhere in between.’
The auditor, twice burned, is cautious now, but he looks carefully and decides there’s no way this old guy could possibly manage that stunt, so he agrees again.
Grandpa stands beside the desk and unzips his pants, but although he strains mightily, he can’t make the stream reach the wastebasket on the other side, so he pretty much urinates all over the auditor’s desk.
The auditor leaps with joy, realizing that he has just turned a major loss into a huge win.
But Grandpa’s own attorney moans and puts his head in his hands.
‘Are you okay?’ the auditor asks.
‘Not really,’ says the attorney. ‘This morning, when Grandpa told me he’d been summoned for an audit, he bet me twenty-five thousand dollars that he could come in here and piss all over your desk and that you’d be happy about it!’Share on Facebook
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1) How did the band get started?
Dustin and Scott have been playing music and writing songs together for thirteen years. About seven years ago they started a band called Union Shovel that played acoustic shows. After some time Scott met Moose, he became the drummer and the band morphed into Bumpin Uglies. After a break the band re-formed and Moose brought in Larry to play bass and this became Rebel Fuel Tank as it is today.
2) How many members are in the band, and who are they?
Dustin White – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
Scott McClure – lead and rhythm guitars
Matt Lynn “Moose” – drums, percussion
Larry Morris – bass, backing vocals
3) How did the band come about its members?
As stated before, Dustin and Scott have been friends since high school. They have been playing, writing and recording songs together since day one. Scott met Moose through a friend of a friend and they and Dustin have jammed off and on for about four years. Moose knew Larry for several years through the music scene and when it came time to add bass he called him up. That’s one of the great things about Rebel Fuel Tank – we are all good friends and have a blast creating music together. We genuinely love what we do.
4) What is the inspiration of the name Rebel Fuel Tank?
Dustin was on a road trip to Nashville and came across a shot glass with “Rebel Fuel Tank” on it. The name and the symbolism behind it fit the band more than you know.
5) Where is your favorite place to play?
Stockyard Inn – TJ is a great bar owner and has always been good to us. His days playing with the CROWD means he knows what it’s like to be on the band’s side of things and he’s great to work with. You can check Rebel Fuel Tank out at the Stockyard every Sunday at 8:00
Also White Brothers BBQ in Olney, IL … amazing BBQ, great hospitality, good people … always a good experience in Olney.
6) What do think of the local music scene?
It’s got a lot of potential. There are a lot of by the book cover bands, and that’s great, but we really strive to be creative, write our own songs and sound like Rebel Fuel Tank. It can make it hard at times because the attitude seems to be that it’s believed people just want to hear jukebox cover bands. Slowly, but surely though we’re seeing that there is a crowd for original music out there and there are some good bands out there making it – we just need people to come check it out. Don’t complain about the music scene if you don’t go see the bands. We’re out here.
7) What was/or is the worst place you played?
Hob Knob … those that know us know why
8) Who are your musical inspirations?
There are far too many to list. Between the four of us we listen to damn near every kind of music that is out there. We take a little bit of everything and combine it in a way that only the four of us together can do … and that gives us Rebel Fuel Tank
9) What is your favorite song/songs to play?
Our two favorite songs to play are our originals “Red Wine & Heaters” and “Smokin Barrel” … both will be on the new CD, so you will be able to hear studio versions of them soon
10) Why do play music?
It’s what we do. We live and breathe this stuff. There are not words to adequately describe what music does for us. It’s an amazing thing to get four friends together with no egos, no agendas and just make music for the pure love of the craft. Then to be able to share what we’ve created with others is indescribable. It’s a stress reliever, a way to say what we want to say in the best way we know how to say it, and meet some great people along the way. And of course, the women don’t hurt.
And this is the part where you can add anything you think of, so have at it.
We’d also like to give a huge thanks to everyone who comes out to the shows and continues to support the band. Rebel Fuel Tank friends are diehards and it means more to us than you will ever know. A special thanks to Jeremy Wynn, Randy with Alchemy Photography, TJ at the Stockyard, Pat Lively, Troy Miller, Stacey with Stompbox, Chuck with TMMB and anyone else my short term memory is forgetting. We’ll see you at the next show.Share on Facebook
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This was a must see for me. Just for the fact that I can’t call it a bad apple until I bite it. So I bit, and I was vary pleasantly surprised. This was a mix of the first 3 Friday 13th movies and it was a nice mix. Very good with the first one, the second one was mixed in nicely. Good scares and vary heavy on the gore. This also sets up the rest of the movie. And might I add, very very retro 80′s look to the film as well as the plot style and the the pot references and bloody gore. Very very 80′s from the start. Oh all most for got, GREAT boob shots as well and a few good movie sex scenes.
The 3rd part started a little slow, but you did need to calm down a little. Through out the movie as well, they had good 80′s horror movie comedy as well. So they kept you entertained. But when the body count started to rise, it got bloody as hell. And Jason got meaner over the years. The only thing that bugged me was the lair of Jason was a bit…..ok alot over done! It’s like he got an engineering degree in the past 20 years. :) But all in all a good remake nice and bloody same old same old in the story line but all in all good. I just wish they would either keep the old story line going with a new Friday 13th, and not like Jason X, or keep him dead. Hey, how about this a new Jason v Freddy. That would be cool. But I give it 7 out 10 dead bodies.Share on Facebook
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