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...or the 8 million people who have posted that same pithy aphorism before him. *yawn*

Posted by bing | July 13, 2007 2:46 PM

Next are we going to have someone tell us whom all our base are belong to?

Posted by Ben | July 13, 2007 2:48 PM

That joke's so old, it collects social security.

Posted by supergp | July 13, 2007 2:50 PM

That joke is so old it sat behind Jesus in Pre-Algebra.

Posted by Dylan | July 13, 2007 2:55 PM

i'm in ur slog
posting ur dead memes

Posted by bing | July 13, 2007 2:57 PM

It'd be better if you livened it up with a cute cat pic. At least then it would only have outlived the most recent 15 minutes.

Posted by lolcat | July 13, 2007 3:00 PM

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

Posted by JC | July 13, 2007 3:02 PM

Yeah yeah, I'm a plagiarist. But it seemed oh-so-applicable to the situation. Heh.

Posted by Carollani | July 13, 2007 3:05 PM

Bush is the most pro-retard president we have ever had. America needs to stand strong with retards now. The Stranger has gone against conventional Seattle wisdom and been pro-retard. Bush is the best American president retards have ever known, and many in the Seattle Jewish community appreciate what Bush has done for retards.

Posted by Josh | July 13, 2007 3:06 PM

But it doesn't detract from the fact that ecce homo is, literally, a cock-sucking douche bag.

Posted by heh | July 13, 2007 3:14 PM

I went to McDonalds the other day, and a mentally challenged worker struck up a conversation with me as I was collecting condiments on my way out... during the course of said conversation, he made a point to tell me to double check my order, "because all the Mexicans behind the counter are lazy and stupid".

Needless to say, I was shocked.

Now whenever I read humorous yet disparaging jokes about the handicapped, I think of him- it makes the guilt just wash away.

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | July 13, 2007 3:18 PM
Posted by willow | July 13, 2007 4:00 PM

George Washington will not save the British children!

Posted by Sam | July 13, 2007 4:26 PM

That reminds me of the time Taco Bell refused to accept my two dollar bill....

Posted by Aexia | July 13, 2007 4:56 PM

who needs moderation on slog comments when more speech seems to do just fine?

I am so glad to see Carolliani called out for the inappropriateness of the comment.

At first, I didn't quite know how to phrase my opposition to using people with disabilities as a prop to a joke. But thank you, Frizzelle, I think you summed it up quite well.

and Carolliani, the special olympics tries to help people with disabilities feel better about themselves. It's comments like yours that make it even harder for people to cope with a disability.

Kicking people when they're down, it just makes you look like a cruel person.

Posted by r | July 13, 2007 5:52 PM

unpaid blogger, I gotta know. does something said by one person, who happens to share a characteristic with a huge population of people, always make you decide that you should hold the entire population of people with that characteristic in contempt?

has a gay person insulted your sense of propriety lately? maybe a person of color? does that make you hate everyone who happens to be gay or not white?

are you really going to hold the statement of one person, who happens to appear developmentally delayed, as speaking for the entire population of people with similar disabilities?

just think about. there are plenty of people with disabilities who are opposed to discrimination, especially because they experience it all the time.

Posted by r | July 13, 2007 6:10 PM

r, you're boring and sanctimonious. People with disabilities usually have a sense of humor about them, it's how "they" can cope with people like you who's concern for them is insulting and patronizing.

Posted by Carollani | July 13, 2007 6:29 PM

carollani, I have worked for years on behalf of people with disabilities.

For you to make such an assertion about people with disabilities makes you seem not only cruel, but ignorant.

What exactly is funny about having a cognitive disability? In the time I spent working for abused and exploited individuals with disabilities, I NEVER met a single person who EVER was able to find humor in a brain injury or other cognitive disability.

Maybe it was because I wasn't making fun of them. All I ever heard was how damn hard it is to not be able to participate in life like everyone else. How painful it is to be ridiculed for something beyond their control.

Insult me all you want. I wouldn't post comments here if I didn't expect to get slammed every now and again. And at this point, I would expect no less from you.

Posted by r | July 13, 2007 8:19 PM

Bullshit, r. Carollani's on the money.

Posted by sniggles | July 13, 2007 9:19 PM

Is it really any suprise when some numbnuts from SLOG insults the disabled?

Afterall, everyone is fair game for them to appear funny, creative, and ascerbic. Turn out they'll be working the checkout line at Blockbuster, manning a gas station, or taking up space in some lame ass cubicle somewhere fairly soon.

Their "wit" won't do them so much good then.

But, it doesn't suprise me that the shitheads around here think that making fun of the DD community is hilarious and dismiss critics as being uptight.

For the record, never ONCE have I met a person with downs syndrome who thought they were funny because the were retarded.

You really suck coriolanus...

Posted by ecce homo | July 14, 2007 1:12 PM

Nice how you disabled comments on your Blog.

Got a little too many negative comments over there huh?

By the way, you aren't outrageous. You are a typical, predictable, wannabe hip twat. Ain't nothing creative, original, or interesting about you, despite what all your "friends" said in High School.

And I eagerly await your racist jokes considering that you believe that if "something is funny, then it is fair game" ethic.

You really are boring, and your freaky friday contributions were trite at best.

Posted by ecce homo | July 14, 2007 8:56 PM

Carollani, I apologize for picking on you. I still stand by my sanctimonious point about how it would be nice if people could stop belittling people with disabilities, but I do realize you were just making a joke, offensive as I may personally find it.

Nothing like a lousy mood to put an an unnecessary edge to my admittedly shrill 'defend the undefended' streak. I have tried to avoid making personal attacks when making comments, so I am sorry that I wasn't better about sticking to that personal rule.

Posted by r | July 14, 2007 11:07 PM

Carollani Sandberg,

Your flash animation and correlating auido is what is disabled...

Posted by ecce homo | July 15, 2007 3:23 PM

The quote itself is over-used, and ridiculously stupid. The way Carollani used it makes absolutely no sense. Arguing online is retarded? Um...what?

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 16, 2007 11:27 AM

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