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Black people love us.... [Nov. 30th, 2005|01:48 am]
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okay, so a year or so ago there was an article about the
My tivo thinks I'm gay phenomenon and trying to "fool" tivo, without it then deciding you were instead a Nazi or Ken Burns.

I don't have Tivo, but now that I got Netflix to send me a DVD of the Dave Chapelle show at the same time as the Denzel Washington 40's noir crime flick "Devil in a Blue Dress", Netflix has suddenly decided (after 24 months of me renting and rating films) that I'm black, and that I'd enjoy Tyler Perry's "I Can Do Bad All By Myself ", Richard Pryor stand-up films, and a mess of black-themed comedies I've never heard of. After reading Ebert's review of Perry's earlier film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" and seeing the fallout from black viewers angry that Rog didn't "get it", I can safely say I have no interest at all in Mr. Perry's films. I'm sorta surprised that Netflix doesn't understand that my interest in Chapelle's show
is more closely related to my interest in South Park and not an expression of my African-American-ness.

Speaking of Chapelle's Show, I passed this this establishment coming back from the East Side yesterday, and could only think of the potential TV ad:

Man 1: "Wanna get something to eat"?
Man 2: "WHAT!"
Man 1: "I said, Wanna get something to eat?"
Man 2: "WHAT!"
Man 1: "Wanna get something to eat"?
Man 2: "OH-KAY!"
Man 1: "WHAT?"
Man 2: "OH-KAY!"

Probably loses much in the typing rather than the speaking, but if you've seen the sketches, you'll remember the inflection.

Okay, off to queue up some gay chick flicks and korean sci-fi to further bewilder netflix....
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[User Picture]From: mad_eponine
2005-11-30 10:23 am (UTC)

perhaps Netflix thinks that you are ontologically black!

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[User Picture]From: lara7
2005-11-30 09:17 pm (UTC)

ha!

Touche!

Now, get back to work.
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2005-11-30 03:01 pm (UTC)
Man 1: "Wanna get something to eat"?
Man 2: "WHAT!"
Man 1: "I said, Wanna get something to eat?"
Man 2: "WHAT!"
Man 1: "Wanna get something to eat"?
Man 2: "OH-KAY!"
Man 1: "WHAT?"
Man 2: "OH-KAY!"


After the meal:

Man 1:"WHAT U GON DO?"
Man 2:"SHIT"
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2005-11-30 03:45 pm (UTC)
Hey...you were near my work!

Korean sci-fi? Any particular title in mind? There is a new Chinese sci-fi movie I am dying to watch: 2046
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[User Picture]From: raspberrypie
2005-11-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
i saw the preview for that on Kung Fu Hustle, and it looks SO amazing!
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2005-11-30 06:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I am just crazy for the cinematographer, Christopher Doyle. I'll watch just about anything him and/or the director work on.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2005-11-30 09:15 pm (UTC)

"Save the green planet"

...was the specific title I was thinking of. I saw a preview a year ago and it looked amusing.
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2005-11-30 09:56 pm (UTC)

Re: "Save the green planet"

Yeah...library doesn't have that one...let me know when it comes in, I'm curious, too.
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[User Picture]From: raspberrypie
2005-11-30 04:02 pm (UTC)
thanks for making my day so much happier with that article.
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[User Picture]From: repoman
2005-11-30 04:34 pm (UTC)
Netflix does have some strange way of figuring out what to recommend to you. I recently got Downfall and now I seem to have a lot of films about the Jewish experience during the Holocaust. The two certainly have a relation but I almost felt like I was being guilted into watching one...
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From: badweatherman
2005-12-04 07:11 am (UTC)
That is pretty funny. I haven't seen Chapelle, but I'm imagining intonation like Li'l Jon & the East Side Boys and that works.
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