Weekend entertainment

David Golden xdaveg at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 17:45:02 GMT 2009

On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 11:55 AM, Jerry D. Hedden <jdhedden at cpan.org> wrote:
> Consider Jeff Foxworthy making fun of rednecks.  How is that different?

(Apologies if "redneck" jokes are too obscure for the non-Americans
reading this thread.)

Jeff Foxworthy is a comedian.  (Damn good one, too!)  But his comedic
persona is that of a redneck, so his comedy is less offensive because
he is poking fun at himself.  And his redneck jokes are defined by
behaviors and circumstance, not geography or innate characteristics of

E.g. from his site today:  "You might be a redneck if your Christmas
ornaments are made out of spent shot-gun shells."

(And maybe I'm guilty of stereotyping, but I suspect that Jörg Walter
is not a Nigerian spammer.)

> As the module doesn't border on a hate crime, I see not reason to even
> suggest that the author consider a voluntary withdrawal.

I meant only that I would hope the author's attitude would be "oops,
sorry, I was trying to be funny and didn't mean to offend anyone"
which I think is just a decent way to treat other human beings.

> Again, a few people that can't take a joke.  You can't please all the
> people all the time.

So true.

-- David

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