Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Five Memes That Are Mostly Just People Laughing at Working-Class African-Americans, in Order of Views

5. Latarian Milton

4. Whistle Tips

3. The Alabama Leprechaun

2. Antoine Dodson

1. Soulja Boy

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I saw a guy with a tattoo that looked a LOT like the Amateur Sketch of the Leprechaun –in Gulf Shore, AL, last April. Hmmm.

keisertroll (#1,117)

He could be a crackhead, that got hold of the wrong stuff.

David Cho (#3)

I like turtles.

melis (#1,854)

You're welcome.

mrschem (#1,757)


Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

She sure let herself go.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Lesson For Today: The Sitting On Tha Toilet lady either makes too much or too little money to be considered "working class".

Daniel Tosh already gave Latarian a "web redemption," so that one's totally okay now, right?

Tim Peters (#7,096)

Soulja Boy is not a meme, he's an abomination to music.

I like the whispery bits of Soulja Boy's new song.

Matt (#26)

People need to stop worrying and love that fact that this is Soulja Boy's and Plies' world and we're just living in it.

Dave Bry (#422)

I'm not like, the president of the Soulja Boy fanclub, but I do find that "Crank That" beat pretty undeniable. (Even though I think it's bit off another, better beat):

iantenna (#5,160)

i'm gonna stick with skoal rebel.

Miles Klee (#3,657)

To be fair, I laugh at all races of working-class people.

blackalabama (#1,434)

If you're black, you can laugh at these, correct? Because Latavian's honesty is cracking me up right now.

"I just wanted to get into hoodrat stuff with my friends." You know what I was doing at 7? Lame shit like practicing my penmanship and learning how to read.

blackalabama (#1,434)

also, Latarian. I was close.

BardCollege (#2,307)

working class Latvians are fucking hilarious though.

@Bard: Watch it, that's my family you're talking about.

KenWheaton (#401)

Doesn't People of Walmart even things out a little?

Also, I'm still convinced half the news I see on YouTube coming out of Alabama is actually made up by some comedy team. Leprechaun especially. I mean, come on. That one guy just riffed on the spot that he had a leprechaun whistle in his family for thousands of years? That's genius.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

Leprechaun 5: Leprechaun in The Hood was apparently based on real events.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

That was somebody's heirloom leprechaun whistle from his Irish great-great grandaddy up all those tailpipes?

Cavale Fnord (#6,817)

Like this?

That took place one town over from where I grew up.
Poor me.

"Spooky Broom" is my new username. Or terrible goth band, your choice.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

"It all ended at the intersection of Investment Lane and Consumer Drive."

Truer words have never been spoken.

petejayhawk (#1,249)

So I shouldn't be laughing at funny videos if there are black people in them? Or it's OK to laugh at funny videos with black people in them?

Please tell me what to do. I have white angst right now.

buzzorhowl (#992)

I don't laugh at that Soulja Boy song, I cringe at it, because it's awful. Just sayin.

KarenUhOh (#19)

I kinda think Bubb Rubb is laughing at us.

Latarian's family is working class? Wow, nice car and nice house.

TableNine (#1,104)

So you know, half the proceeds from the ringtones and itunes mp3's of the Antoine Dodson remix went to him and he's already made enough money to move him and his family out of the projects. So you can run and tell THAT, home boy.

metoometoo (#230)

My favorite comment of the day!

anewnadir (#1,896)
nombresix (#7,169)

Good call. I was about to post this.

Karalyn Zemene (#7,166)

Yeah, I was with you until you got to the end. Not sure how a commercial rap video counts as a meme. You could do a whole post on rap videos that cause people to laugh at African-Americans. Except usually I'm too busy rolling my eyes at my white next door neighbors who are working so hard to emulate them.

lilbeanie (#4,082)

Why do people laugh at Soulja Boy? I don't get it. The song is just in the grand ol' tradition of "I made up this little dance and now everyone's doin' it." Everyone's having a good time, Soulja Boy confirms that yes, he really does crank n' roll every day, everyone's wearing sweet-ass, albeit too-big graffiti clothes, getting signed, and dancing in the streets. Do people laugh at people who dance awesomely in the streets? Seriously, because when I see people doing awesome dances in the streets, I'm totally jealous.

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