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KrispyKritter: always felt Spearchucker Jones was a rather gifted athlete and a graceful individual, overall.
snocone: I am just too freaking lazy to find and post John Cleese doing his neighborhood wail./trust me, is gold
sodomizer: Then again, I wonder why we're sensitive about "monkeys" applied to some groups and not others
Bondith: Did the gentlemen in question actually hear him make the comment? If not, who dobbed him in, his partner?But Hughes told Westminster Magistrates he had simply remarked on a man's gait and posture while discussing the theory of evolution with PC Costas Dakoutros"I had engaged with PC Dakoutros, we were discussing about evolution or terms of that kind," he said.Patrol is that boring, is it?During the discussion he also said black people were closely related to "chimpanzees and Neanderthals," it is claimed.When asked if he had used either of the words, he said might have used the former, but did not even know what Neanderthal meant."See? I'm too dumb to be racist."The former personal trainer added the he had "many, many, many" Asian friends, as well as black friends, Irish friends and Australian friends.*facepalm.gif*Snark aside, I was inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt until I got to this bit. It might be possible he's just an idiot with a penchant for tasteless jokes and a touch of unexamined Pommy White Man's Burden, rather than being a full-blown actively disciminatory racist.
Pair-o-Dice: KrispyKritter: always felt Spearchucker Jones was a rather gifted athlete and a graceful individual, overall.That reminds me of the Chevy Chase / Richard Pryor skit on SNL.