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Found Objects, No. 12

Following my brief post (more a series of video clips) about African-American comedians and their ‘Africa’ jokes, blogger/musicologist Wayne & Wax alerted me to this album cover for Richard Pryor’s…..

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Found Objects, No.10: "Africa" jokes

There’s something about American comedians and Africa. You’re not sure whether they’re laughing at us or with us.  Not even some African-Americans comedians can steer clear of the stereotypes. There’s…..

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'You know where Egypt is on a map?'

The “internet stand-up comedian” Kassem G talks to beach goers in Venice Beach, California, about what’s going in Egypt. Some sample responses: “The one with the Cairo river and the…..

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Krusty the Clown's Activism

The opening episode of the new series of “The Simpsons” features a convoluted plotline where the character Krusty the Clown ends up in the Hague tried for war crimes. This…..

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