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Posted: 23 Jan 08 22:37

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The African Cup Of Nations football tournament has been abandoned due to a major outbreak of tribal conflicts which, authorities say, have threatened the stability of the whole continent...

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PLEASE NOTE: The story you are discussing is a JOKE. It is a SPOOF NEWS story written on a SPOOF NEWS website.


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Posted: 23 Jan 08 22:41
"The story you are discussing is a JOKE. It is a SPOOF NEWS story written on a SPOOF NEWS website."

We all write stories with the above in mind. We take the piss out of everything...nothing is sacred as far as I'm concerned. IF IT MAKES A POINT. This story is just crude racism, isn't it? Niggoland? Do they just let the white folks ride in buses in your town?

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Posted: 24 Jan 08 11:28
Niggoland?

Yeah, that's a bit too much.

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Posted: 24 Jan 08 13:11
Yes, I thought so too. The writer of that story ought to be ashamed of himself/herself.

No, wait a minute.

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Posted: 24 Jan 08 21:25
Hello, Mr Woods (or may I call you Monkey?). Your story needs explaining, don't you think? What were you thinking when you wrote it?

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Posted: 25 Jan 08 10:55
Hello, Mr Cockle. I was thinking about how strange it is that, at the drop of a hat, tribal conflicts often break out between rival Africans.

Is that alright, or are we going to have to go through with the whole racism thing yet again?

Only white folks on buses? Simon, you can take it from me, that I take the piss, as you call it, out of everything and everyone. If, however, this story or some of the words within it, have upset you, I apologise unreservedly and hope never to make you feel uncomfortable in this way again.

I can't guarantee it though.

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Posted: 25 Jan 08 18:17 - Edited By: carina-eta, 25 Jan 08 18:20
Urban Dictionary definition of Niggo;
"A half decent black guy. Or used in place of homie or friend."

You just aren't street enough.

And you've clearly never read anything written by marvin.

Someone tried to make my life not worth living and NOW they're trying to kill me!
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Posted: 26 Jan 08 10:33 - Edited By: Monkey Woods, 26 Jan 08 10:36
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/7209943.stm

Need I say more?

"This incident won't affect things. We have the Nile between us...we are really mad now."

I couldn't have made it up any better.

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Posted: 2 Feb 08 11:11 - Edited By: Monkey Woods, 2 Feb 08 11:13
See below; I bolloxed-up the edit thingy.

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Posted: 2 Feb 08 11:12
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7223760.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7213211.stm

What say you now, Mr Cockle?

It's even called The Rift Valley. I'd have been proud to have come up with a place name like that.

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 10:29
Thanks for the articles. Yes, I've read them and, yes, I can see how they explain the headline. I'm not bringing into question your skill at taking events, applying your knowledge and finding the comic angle.

My objections are to the stereotypes you create of African people. Your article has references to: Bongobongoland, Umbongo, spears, burning tyres, cannibalism and "Niggoland". These are words used and images used by racists to promote their view of Africans as savages. You've appropriated them in order to make out that this tournament is, in your eyes, a kind of tribal warfare. If that's the case, why not make the same comments about these African players when they come back to the Premier League? Try explaining that to a campaigner for Kick Racism out of Football.

As for the point about the fracas, these occur between football teams across the globe, occasionally in Britain, always in baseball. Rugby is an organised fracas itself!

I appreciate the fact that, through the forum, you are at least prepared to defend yourself. I'm not looking for an admission of guilt, just some concession on your part that the story was worth writing but not the way you chose to write it.

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 10:38

Quote: carina-eta

Urban Dictionary definition of Niggo;
"A half decent black guy. Or used in place of homie or friend."

You just aren't street enough.

And you've clearly never read anything written by marvin.


I've checked the Urban Dictionary. It's full of user-defined content so it's about as academically reliable as MySpace. So "half-decent" is a compliment, then? Mmm, friendly...

No, I'm not street enough to type "niggo" into google and go straight to the first result.

No, I've not read much by Marvin but I have now, thanks...

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 14:14 - Edited By: Jesus Budda, 3 Feb 08 14:14

Quote: Simon Cockle

No, I've not read much by Marvin but I have now, thanks...


Beware, Simon Cockle. The more Marvin stories you read the more powerful he becomes. Say his name 3 times and he reappears. Actually, to be honest, just thinking about the guy makes him reappear.

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 15:14

Quote: Simon Cockle

My objections are to the stereotypes you create of African people. Your article has references to: Bongobongoland, Umbongo, spears, burning tyres, cannibalism and "Niggoland". These are words used and images used by racists to promote their view of Africans as savages. You've appropriated them in order to make out that this tournament is, in your eyes, a kind of tribal warfare. If that's the case, why not make the same comments about these African players when they come back to the Premier League? Try explaining that to a campaigner for Kick Racism out of Football.




Mr Cockle,
Please explain what a stereotype is and how it can be used in a non-racist manner?
Ligthen up this is spoofland after all.
Monkey woods deserves a banana for this!

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 15:53
In Seine,

In the name of Monkey Woods, I resent that racist remark! Offering a monkey a banana is a sign of deep seated prejudice and is a blatant stereotype!

Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 3 Feb 08 16:43

Quote: Jalapenoman

In Seine,

In the name of Monkey Woods, I resent that racist remark! Offering a monkey a banana is a sign of deep seated prejudice and is a blatant stereotype!



This could quite easily lead to Gorilla Warfare J'Man with pointed sticks, 'cannonballs'and scary masks.

PS Am I being racist about the French or am I just mad?

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 16:51
The French?

I thought you were a frog!

Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 3 Feb 08 17:07
I get the picture now.

I'll put the clown outfit back on again and fill up the buckets with confetti....

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 17:44

Quote: Jalapenoman

The French?

I thought you were a frog!


OUIJA! Franco-German actually.

I wondered why they're trying to pull my legs

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 17:47
Mr Cockle, are you related to Henry Winkler, perchance?

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 17:57

Quote: IN SEINE

Mr Cockle, are you related to Henry Winkler, perchance?


Clever, Trevor.

Bet you got the keys to the library in Shrewsbury.

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 18:20

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Quote: IN SEINE

Mr Cockle, are you related to Henry Winkler, perchance?


Clever, Trevor.

Bet you got the keys to the library in Shrewsbury.


So reading between the lines (in the Shrewsbury library of course), it means if "I had a pound for every time I was asked that, I'd be richer than J.R. Kowling"... am I right or was it innocent sarcasm?

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 18:47
This forum started with me raising a serious point about the content of this site. It's ending up with you taking the piss out of my surname.

Is that how you want to do this, Trevor? Am I supposed to take the bait now? Or am I being a killjoy? Should I start doing the same?

I make my jokes in the stories I write. Outside of that I can have a laugh, but I'm not in this forum for the fun of it. I've spent nearly 40 years with people making fun of my name...say what you want, I've heard it all before. But no-one's ever done it to win an argument with me about racist literature on a public-access website.

So, what's it going to be then, eh?

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 19:20

Quote: Simon Cockle

This forum started with me raising a serious point about the content of this site. It's ending up with you taking the piss out of my surname.

Is that how you want to do this, Trevor? Am I supposed to take the bait now? Or am I being a killjoy? Should I start doing the same?

I make my jokes in the stories I write. Outside of that I can have a laugh, but I'm not in this forum for the fun of it. I've spent nearly 40 years with people making fun of my name...say what you want, I've heard it all before. But no-one's ever done it to win an argument with me about racist literature on a public-access website.

So, what's it going to be then, eh?


OK,OK, Simon - I apologize for making light of your surname. This forum is really friendly and we are careful not to offend other writers.

No hard feelings?

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Posted: 3 Feb 08 19:41
I suspect offending other writers is part of the attraction of being on this site for some...

Alright then...I'll take that as an olive branch. I'm on this to write and to make people laugh. Hopefully at the same time! I'm not all that interested in forums but if I read something like the story this discussion is about I'm going to say something. I'll do it again and I'll debate with anyone until they start talking like dicks - then there's no point.

I'm done then. We can read each other's stuff and have a laugh now.
Cheers, Simon.


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