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"Give the Jew Girl Toys" --music video by comedian Sarah Silverman
Claus...Claus...is that German?
posted by amberglow (109 comments total)

 
I like Sarah Silverman, and she's cute too, but...meh.
posted by Gator at 9:27 AM on December 10, 2005


I laughed, mostly at her making jingle sounds.
posted by Sticherbeast at 9:29 AM on December 10, 2005


Not loading movie on my system...

(Mac OSX 10.4.3)
posted by jpburns at 9:29 AM on December 10, 2005


Correction: Safari fails... but plays in FireFox...
posted by jpburns at 9:32 AM on December 10, 2005


my god would I do all sorts of unholy things to sarah silverman... but meh as well since this is not her finest work. Trying to go partially mainstream sarah?
posted by gagglezoomer at 9:33 AM on December 10, 2005


Yeah I can't get it to work either (Firefox)
posted by papakwanz at 9:34 AM on December 10, 2005


wget -referrer='http://www.oilfactory.com/' 'http://www.oilfactory.com/directors/lynchl/sarah_givethejew.mov'
posted by quiet at 9:36 AM on December 10, 2005


OK. After watching this... I have to ask... What's the deal with Sarah Silverman? Is she supposed to be funny or something? Is it that post-modern humor I've heard tell of?

Is it because I'm a geezer?

Let me tell you... In my day the comedians killed!
posted by jpburns at 9:37 AM on December 10, 2005


Or, for you Mac OS X users:

curl -e http://www.oilfactory.com -o sarah_givethejew.mov http://www.oilfactory.com/directors/lynchl/sarah_givethejew.mov
posted by waldo at 9:39 AM on December 10, 2005


well, i loved it. : >

Here's her taking over on Dave Chapelle's show (QT)
posted by amberglow at 9:39 AM on December 10, 2005


meh.
posted by ed at 9:45 AM on December 10, 2005


It's funny that I wouldn't have downloaded the video if they hadn't put up so many obstacles (apparently to block me from downloading it) that I couldn't even view it in my browser.
posted by scottreynen at 9:51 AM on December 10, 2005


The Chappelle thing is also meh. So here is an archived version of a four-year-old Geoshitties petition to get Sarah Silverman hired as Conan O'Brien's sidekick.
posted by Gator at 9:51 AM on December 10, 2005


Rules in life:
Funny girls are hot.

'nough said...
posted by fluffycreature at 9:54 AM on December 10, 2005


I think I like the idea of Sarah Silverman better than the reality. Meanwhile I'll dig out my old Hicks stuff again.
posted by Decani at 9:57 AM on December 10, 2005


OK, giving the Nazi salute to Santa Claus (pronounced not like claws but like Claus Kinski's Claus) was pretty good, but the Chapelle bit was funnier and neither is all that great. Does anyone have something else that might convince me she's very funny. Maybe she's good in stand-up? Or she writes great jokes for other people?
posted by pracowity at 9:59 AM on December 10, 2005


I adore Sarah Silverman, but the video isn't working for me in IE. I've heard the song though - not her best work, but I always think she's funny.
posted by amro at 9:59 AM on December 10, 2005


"Meanwhile I'll dig out my old Hicks stuff again."

Like that's going to help.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:00 AM on December 10, 2005


OK. After watching this... I have to ask... What's the deal with Sarah Silverman? Is she supposed to be funny or something? Is it that post-modern humor I've heard tell of?

Sara Silverman is mostly funny because she's so crude. I gather she wasn't very crude in this video (havn't bothered to click it) which would explain why it wasn't so funny.
posted by delmoi at 10:01 AM on December 10, 2005


pracowity (and anyone else) - Here are some great clips from Jesus is Magic, her film.
posted by amro at 10:04 AM on December 10, 2005


Meh.

Rules in life:
Funny girls are hot.



True, but unfortunately hot girls are not necessarily funny. I hadn't really seen Sarah Silverman until this thread, so I looked up some clips of her act and...meh. All her comedy is based on the fact that while looking innocent she says things that are crude, or vaguely offensive. The first time she did this, I snickered. The second, I smiled. The third, I just wished the clip would be over soon. Once you get past the surprise that she says the stuff she says, there really isn't very much comedy in her comedy, and rather than being offended, I found myself vaguely embarassed on her behalf for the act not being funnier.
posted by unreason at 10:10 AM on December 10, 2005




Sarah Silverman isn't even that good in bed.
posted by I Foody at 10:11 AM on December 10, 2005


She was very funny in the Aristocrats. But amber already pulled the only two funny lines from the video.
posted by CunningLinguist at 10:14 AM on December 10, 2005


thanks, amro--that boyfriend joke is hysterical!
posted by amberglow at 10:15 AM on December 10, 2005


quite sexy, quite sexy, very nice clip too.
posted by jeffburdges at 10:15 AM on December 10, 2005


jpburns:

Yes

Yes

Maybe
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:15 AM on December 10, 2005


I thought her movie was pretty good for the first twenty minutes, but after a while the constant race/sex humor got stale. She had the only good moment in The Aristocrats; she was the only one who actually took that joke anywhere truly shocking.
posted by muckster at 10:18 AM on December 10, 2005


Pretty offensive video.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:40 AM on December 10, 2005


Pretty offensive video.
posted by ParisParamus at 1:40 PM EST on December 10 [!]


Honestly, I really wasn't that offended. Reason being, paradoxically, that it was clear that she was just trying to be offensive. Somewhat in the way that people who try too hard to be cool generally aren't, her attempts at trying to leverage offense into humor just seemed dull instead.
posted by unreason at 10:44 AM on December 10, 2005


She was incredibly unfunny on Leno the other night. I like how iFilm makes me watch a 20 second commerical for every 30 seconds of film
posted by geoff. at 10:44 AM on December 10, 2005


I for one am completely shocked by it. I think, you know, that if we can't have any reasonable decency in our community, and you know, that if this is what some people find to be funny, then what does that say about where we are as a country?

Really. I think another five year plan, a few more wars, and an extension of the patriot act should put these fuckheads in line with a better morality.

Paris.
posted by nervousfritz at 10:45 AM on December 10, 2005


She sleeps with Kimmel.

That's pushing the comedy envelope.
posted by srboisvert at 10:52 AM on December 10, 2005


FireFox 1.5, OSX, it doesn't load.

fuck oilfactory and fuck Silverman, too. it doesn't sound like it was _that_ funny anyway
posted by matteo at 10:52 AM on December 10, 2005


..."Jimmy Kimmel everyone, he's fat and has no charisma. Watch your back, Danny Aiello!" ...

(worked for me in firefox 1.5, osX--maybe it's a preferences thing?)
posted by amberglow at 10:54 AM on December 10, 2005


I still love this woman, despite (or especially) being a german (lapsed) catholic. I know she's not the funniest, but give her a couple more years to perfect her act. I love her anti-punchline stuff. And I hear she googles herself. So perhaps she will read this ;)

Plus, she kind of reminds me of a hot jewess I dated for a few years... except funnier. and on fewer psych meds.

or perhaps not. ;)

And Kimmel is so trying-not-to-stare-at-boobs in that Chappelle clip by amberglow. Bastard. ;)
posted by Lectrick at 10:55 AM on December 10, 2005


Pretty offensive video.

Suddenly it's much funnier.
posted by srboisvert at 10:56 AM on December 10, 2005


I thought it was great. Hadn't seen it before. Thanks for posting it. Sarah was cute but not distractingly so; I was still able to enjoy her video, which I found plenty crude enough for tastes and sort of insightful to boot.

Great post!
posted by meh at 10:57 AM on December 10, 2005


Someone's ears must've been burning.
posted by Gator at 11:02 AM on December 10, 2005


Her best work was in Star Trek: Voyager.
posted by meehawl at 11:04 AM on December 10, 2005


Her best work was in Star Trek: Voyager.

Heresy! Her best work was definitely Greg the Bunny, though i will also give her an approving nod for Evolution.
posted by quin at 11:28 AM on December 10, 2005


I second the Evolution nod. She took her shirt off in a diner. Almost.
posted by Gator at 11:37 AM on December 10, 2005


I would marry Sarah Silverman if it weren't for the fact that she would no doubt think I'm the biggest loser she'd ever met. Nonetheless, I loved this.

thank you.
posted by shmegegge at 11:38 AM on December 10, 2005


Like that's going to help

Oh, it always helps. Always.
posted by Decani at 11:39 AM on December 10, 2005


and that chappelle's show bit was awesome.
posted by shmegegge at 11:41 AM on December 10, 2005


Cute and smart woman, (why do people always have to comment on women's looks along with their work anyway), ya gotta appreciate anyone trying to lighten the mood for a living, and nicely produced but: overall what's she actually saying and why did she not go more for the obvious 'toy' - 'adult toy' joke?
posted by scheptech at 12:01 PM on December 10, 2005


Rita Rudner for Vice readers.
posted by klangklangston at 12:05 PM on December 10, 2005


Zing!
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:07 PM on December 10, 2005


why do people always have to comment on women's looks along with their work anyway?

Uh, 'cuz women are hot and men want to have sex with them... Duh!
posted by gagglezoomer at 12:10 PM on December 10, 2005


So it here some clever viral marketing expert behind Sarah Silverman? I've basically never heard her name, despite seeing her in a few things and thinking she was sort of funny. Now suddenly it's Sarah Silverman, all the time. Aristocrats. Jesus is Magic. Kimmel and Chappelle. Plate of shrimp. What gives?
posted by Nelson at 12:14 PM on December 10, 2005




she would no doubt think I'm the biggest loser she'd ever met.

she's dating Jimmy Kimmel, for fuck's sake. her standards can't be that high
posted by matteo at 12:25 PM on December 10, 2005


Now suddenly it's Sarah Silverman, all the time. Aristocrats. Jesus is Magic. Kimmel and Chappelle. Plate of shrimp. What gives?

She got new and better PR people?
posted by amberglow at 12:26 PM on December 10, 2005


Why must so many people thing its cool to be offensive?! How about not trying to offend as a virtue.
posted by ParisParamus at 12:28 PM on December 10, 2005


I was born in 1973 and I have had sex with at least four Sarah Silvermans.
posted by Joeforking at 12:29 PM on December 10, 2005


Paris, we're allowed to poke fun at ourselves--chill.
posted by amberglow at 12:34 PM on December 10, 2005


Paris, just link to an offensive Iraqi comedian's video -- they can't be all dead yet, right?
posted by matteo at 12:36 PM on December 10, 2005


Yeah, watch Jesus is Magic then tell me she's not funny. My face hurt after that.

(and maybe she's not as good as bill hicks, but you know what? noone ever will be)
posted by lumpenprole at 1:07 PM on December 10, 2005


The New Yorker just did a decent write-up (including behind-the-scenes at the taping of the Chappelle's Show bit).

Personally, I find her work much more conceptual than per se "funny". She isn't quite a female Andy Kaufman -- just saying this probably offends Kaufman acolytes -- but her act is more in his space than traditional stand-up, even if she hews closer to stand-up conventions in presenting it. Her artistic courage in using her own persona is remarkable.
posted by dhartung at 1:31 PM on December 10, 2005


The New Yorker just did a decent write-up. And I should have checked preview.
posted by dhartung at 1:32 PM on December 10, 2005


What the fuck, nothing I do opens that damn video!!
(from the FPP)
posted by papakwanz at 1:45 PM on December 10, 2005


As an able-bodied, atheist, upper-class, white male I fully support Sarah Silverman as none of her "ironic" humor will ever have to play off of my hidden hurt, insecurities or social marginalization.

Well, maybe the atheist part for social marginalization, but it's still much easier to make fun of Christians, because they walk around with semi-sepressed shame about their conformist superstitions. Seriously, can you imagine someone getting successfully riffed for not believing in Noah's Ark? Viscerally, the religious recognize their vulnerability, which is why prejudice against atheists - ironic or otherwise - could never be successfully marketed into comedy.
posted by dgaicun at 2:07 PM on December 10, 2005


I just watched a few clips of her on ifilm.com, and... okay, where's the funny part? She doesn't even have shock value - the things she says are more ordinary than anything else. Certainly not offensive by any standard I can imagine. She strikes me as assuming she's crossed some imaginary line of offensiveness (talking about the holocaust! Saying nigger! She said something was gay!), and standing back and waiting for a reaction. I can't speak for anyone else (and obviously, lots of people find this hilarious), but I was waiting, too, until I realised that was all there was.

If she wants shock value, she needs to be a million times less tame. If she wants to be legitimately funny, she needs to write some material.
posted by terpsichoria at 2:48 PM on December 10, 2005


"Cute JAP sez nigger ."
*Gasp!*
The acclaimhype that Silverman's gotten really illustrate how pathetically crappy 'edgy' humor has gotten.
Pryor's death makes it that much more apparent.
I say the exact same thing, klangsklangston.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:13 PM on December 10, 2005


Why must so many people thing its cool to be offensive?! How about not trying to offend as a virtue.

Generally, humor is funny because it describes something that's inappropriate and/or unexpected, and thus makes you laugh.

From the perspective of being neither Jewish nor a girl, I thought it was funny the first time I heard the chorus. The second time, it's no longer unexpected, but still amusing. Then, after hearing "Jew girl" repeated over and over again, I start to feel uncomfortable. In short-- it was a punchline stretched out to song-length.
posted by deanc at 3:17 PM on December 10, 2005


Why must so many people thing its cool to be offensive?!

Mainly because people like you exist, PP.
posted by Decani at 3:19 PM on December 10, 2005


Yeah, ranking the hell out of stuffed shirts is one of the kornerstones of komedy. So is switching c's with k's.
posted by jenovus at 3:25 PM on December 10, 2005


So is switching c's with k's.

Hey, you're right!
posted by Gator at 3:28 PM on December 10, 2005


Why must so many people thing its cool to be offensive?!

It's a child/parent growing-up thing. Kids love to gross out their parents. Teens revel in anything that denies their childishness and affirms their adultness. The first time a kid thinks 'hey Santa Clause must have a penis' it's like a revelation for them. It's cool to be 'in the know', grown up, wise in the ways of the world. So, take any cultural icon, any famous person, anyone in a position of authority, refer to their sexuality - and you're smart, hip, cool. This stuff lasts well into adulthood and then usually becomes less cool when you have children of your own.
posted by scheptech at 3:36 PM on December 10, 2005


What's the deal with Sarah Silverman? Is she supposed to be funny or something? Is it that post-modern humor I've heard tell of?

I think I like the idea of Sarah Silverman better than the reality.

Pretty offensive video.

She was incredibly unfunny on Leno the other night.


As long as you think she's thin, it's all good.

why do people always have to comment on women's looks along with their work anyway?

*snicker*
posted by zarah at 3:44 PM on December 10, 2005


At first I thought that video was kind of cute in a pandering Christmas marketing kind of way, then I read that Onion interview... she's just horrendously unfunny.
posted by MegoSteve at 3:48 PM on December 10, 2005


*snicker*

Heh, I should have em'd the word 'always' on this one:

why do people always have to comment on women's looks...
posted by scheptech at 3:51 PM on December 10, 2005


Why must so many people thing its cool to be offensive?! How about not trying to offend as a virtue.
posted by ParisParamus at 12:28 PM PST on December 10 [!]

Becuase virtues aren't very funny.
posted by luftmensch at 4:13 PM on December 10, 2005


derr.. cognitive dissonance makes me laugh. I just don't know what else to do!
posted by mike_bling at 4:58 PM on December 10, 2005


If Sarah Silverman and Sara Vowell hooked up, they would hands-down be the funniest, most awesome lesbian couple in the world. Ipse dixit.
posted by AwkwardPause at 5:04 PM on December 10, 2005


And Kimmel is so trying-not-to-stare-at-boobs in that Chappelle clip by amberglow. Bastard. ;)

Kimmel is dating Silverman. I'm pretty sure he can stare at her boobs all he wants.
posted by Pseudoephedrine at 5:08 PM on December 10, 2005


If ParisParamus doesn't like it, it's got to be good.
posted by wakko at 5:19 PM on December 10, 2005


Has there ever been a comedy thread that didn't have a bunch of people demonstrating their coolness by refusing to "get it"?
posted by srboisvert at 5:24 PM on December 10, 2005


Yea, she's cute, but she's so fuckin' smart too. That parody stuff from the Chappele show was fucking GREAT@!

Sarah playing the little kids table at a bah mitzvah after party;

"Hey guys, why was 9 afraid of 7?"

Kid: "Because 7 ate 9?"

"Wrong, it's cuz I said so, now eat your fuckin' cake, smart ass."
posted by snsranch at 5:47 PM on December 10, 2005




I just found out she's 35. Maybe time to retire the Chucks, t-shirt and jeans? Still, she's not that funny.
posted by fixedgear at 6:17 PM on December 10, 2005


I love Sarah Silverman.
posted by arcticwoman at 6:33 PM on December 10, 2005


make fun of Christians

Christians are a bunch of fucking cunts.

Am I funny yet? ;)
posted by theorique at 6:36 PM on December 10, 2005


Has there ever been a comedy thread that didn't have a bunch of people demonstrating their coolness by refusing to "get it"?
posted by srboisvert at 8:24 PM EST on December 10 [!]


I get it, I just don't think it's very good. Not because it's too crude, but because it just isn't that good.
posted by unreason at 6:36 PM on December 10, 2005


It's a child/parent growing-up thing.

Yeah, that's what stiffs who don't get black humour have to tell themselves. Feel good about yourself, now.

Christians are a bunch of fucking cunts.

Am I funny yet?


No. Just right.
posted by Decani at 7:05 PM on December 10, 2005


Yeah, watch Jesus is Magic then tell me she's not funny.

I saw a sold out show of it in September. You could have heard a pin drop for 90% of it.
posted by dobbs at 8:16 PM on December 10, 2005


I loved it. Funny. AND she's SOOOO cute.
posted by geekhorde at 8:29 PM on December 10, 2005


Sarah Silverman has as much to do with black humor as Michael O'Donohue did to vaudeville.
Or Santa to Jesus.
Now that I've convinced you through the irresistable power of my subjective opinion, please excuse me while I go deride other people's equally subjective tastes and preferences... "Kanye West?!? Sufjan Stevens?!? Bosh! Utter piffle! Perhaps the real problem with 'My Humps' is your philistinism, my good man!"
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:56 PM on December 10, 2005


I saw a sold out show of it in September. You could have heard a pin drop for 90% of it.

Sorry to hear that. The movie theater I was in last week was in hysterics.
posted by lumpenprole at 10:53 PM on December 10, 2005


I just found out she's 35. Maybe time to retire the Chucks, t-shirt and jeans? Still, she's not that funny.

Jeez, dude, maybe it's time to retire the stick up your ass?
posted by lumpenprole at 10:55 PM on December 10, 2005


I'm 39 and you'll have to pry the Chucks, t-shirts and jeans from my cold dead body.

/derail
posted by Space Kitty at 11:14 PM on December 10, 2005


I'm still trying to figure out what it is that PP finds offensive about it?

I'd never even heard of Sarah Silverman until a week or so ago when she featured on a UK screening of Celebrity Poker Showdown.

It was her all-in hand, and she was beaten. She leapt onto the table to stop the dealer from putting down the river card, but he dealt it onto her back, and then she was out.

Afterwards, in the Losers Lounge, the host who isn't Phil Gordon was replaying the hand, and said something about 'and there you were, finished, with a river running down the small of your back' and without missing a beat she comes back , 'yeah, if I only had a nickel...'

Perhaps some people might find that offensive as well, but from that moment on I was utterly besotted.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 1:46 AM on December 11, 2005




"Christians are a bunch of fucking cunts.

Am I funny yet?"

No. Just right.


posted by Decani at 9:05 PM CST on December 10 [!]

Way to play off the stodgy straight man, Decani. I L'ed OL.
posted by Jesse H Christ at 7:36 AM on December 11, 2005


That Slate article was an intellectual exercize in assuming that if something is presented as comedy and you don't get it, you just aren't up to the "conceptual" level of it. Performance art? Yeah, she's a real Karen Finley.
Hey, maybe the National Socialists who marched in Toledo aren't really racists, but meta-meta-racists who are only doing performance art to show us how America still hasn't come to terms with discussions on race! Maybe they're an intentional parody! Maybe the riots were simply the subaltern realizing their power position and embracing the theatrical role in a text of violence!
Maybe Sarah Silverman's fans are rebuking her with meta-laughter, where they laugh at the idea of people laughing at her meta-meta-meta-meta-humor!
Maybe my dismissal of her hackneyed schtick is a meta-dismissal that shows how with-it I am by refusing to pander to her clumsy bullshit (see, I know, because of Slate, that dismissing means "not being ready" for her humor, and yet I've enjoyed things that were more outre, so obviously my dismissal is a commentary on those who don't get it, by which I assume— Jean Genet-style— the position of the authority who condemns!)
MAYBE WHEN I SAY "FUCKING STUPID FUCKING JEW CUNT" IT'S REALLY A CRITIQUE ON HOW OUR SOCIETY DEVALUES MEANINGFUL CONVERSATION ON IMPORTANT ISSUES! YES! THAT'S GOTTA BE IT! FUCK SHIT PISS CUNT! I'M EXPLOITING THE GAPS IN THE DIALECTIC! FUCK SHIT PISS CUNT, YOU STUPID JEW NIGGERS! THAT'S ANTI-PC! I'M EXTREME! I SKATEBOARD AND CUM ON WOMEN'S FACES!
posted by klangklangston at 8:55 AM on December 11, 2005


And if you don't like it, you just have no sense of irony, man.
posted by klangklangston at 8:56 AM on December 11, 2005


I'M EXTREME! I SKATEBOARD AND CUM ON WOMEN'S FACES!

Thanks man! I was totally stuck in Santa Cruz in Tony Hawk Underground 2 Remix on my PSP but that move was ace. You have set me free. No need mash the grind button.
posted by srboisvert at 9:05 AM on December 11, 2005


I would love to see what all the ranting is about, but I can't open the movie. Have quicktime installed on Win XP. Whatever.
posted by zekinskia at 10:40 AM on December 11, 2005


Wow.
posted by meh at 11:14 AM on December 11, 2005


klangklangston, don't let them* mess with your head like that! it's still OK to just say something is crap!

* them as in the Sarah Silverman hype conspiracy. Obviously a Jewish hype conspiracy. A German-car-driving Jewish hype conspiracy. A Catholic-dating German-car-driving Jewish hype conspiracy. Oh that was so original and daringly funny I can't wait to recycle it all. ;)
posted by funambulist at 11:37 AM on December 11, 2005


klangklangston metaffended me with his comment.

I'm still not sure if that means he offended me a lot, or not at all, but I feel cooler for having said 'meta'.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 1:00 PM on December 11, 2005


Does anyone else feel like a pedo for being attracted to her?
posted by Citizen Premier at 6:52 PM on December 11, 2005


Oh, and klangklangston made me laugh with this comment, but I don't know if it was for reasons he wanted. He seemed to be a bit going against his own gist...
posted by Citizen Premier at 6:53 PM on December 11, 2005



I just found out she's 35. Maybe time to retire the Chucks, t-shirt and jeans?


There's dress codes for different phases of life now?
posted by agregoli at 8:36 AM on December 12, 2005


No shit. I found the "Chucks, t-shirt and jeans" comment waaay more offensive than anything Silverman had to say.
posted by Neologian at 1:02 PM on December 12, 2005


No shit. I found the "Chucks, t-shirt and jeans" comment waaay more offensive than anything Silverman had to say.

She's a Jew. She should never have been in Chucks, a t-shirt and jeans in the first place.
posted by srboisvert at 1:51 PM on December 12, 2005


And why, pray tell, does being a Jew have to do with anything?
posted by agregoli at 7:44 AM on December 13, 2005


What the fuck are Chucks?
posted by Lectrick at 8:23 AM on December 13, 2005


Does anyone else feel like a pedo for being attracted to her?

Why would you feel like a pedophile for being attracted to a 35 year old woman? WTF?

Chucks = Chuck Taylor All Stars, i.e.canvas basketball shoes.
posted by fixedgear at 8:32 AM on December 13, 2005


I've been a fan of Ms. Silverman's since about 1997 when she played Wendy the comedy writer on "The Larry Sanders Show." I agree that there is something Kaufman-esque (particularly the woman-goading chauvinist stuff attendant to Andy's intergender wrestling bits) about Sarah's schtick- it's there in the way that she identifies herself by her own name and then says things that she doesn't/couldn't actually agree with. Albert Brooks does this too: it's the stand-up equivalent of an 'unreliable narrator' in postmodern fiction and it's purposely confusing in its attempt to stimulate reaction. It's also a calculated potential sacrifice of 'respect' on the part of the comedian who employs it. Part of the problem here seems to be that Sarah's stuff was clearly not conceived to appeal to capital E-Everyone but (seemingly due to her perceived 'hotness') it is suddenly being marketed to Everyone anyway. People seem to believe that Sarah is either a)sincerely racist or b)just trying to be shocking for it's own sake. Personally, my interpretation would opt for a far more amibiguous and provocative c). PS: If you were to read a little further down in that "awful" Onion interview, Sarah very sincerely apologizes for and explains her earlier outbursts. PPS: The only people who consider "Jew" a pejorative are gentiles who grew up using it as a verb meaning 'to rip off'. To Jews, it's just what they are. The song repeats the word 'cause it's in the chorus and choruses repeat, not to rub your face in some punchline.
posted by frankstark at 7:27 AM on December 15, 2005


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