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May 1, 2013
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‘Like’ This Post and We’ll Buy This Guy’s Dreadlocks Banana For $2,600
Update: We’re almost half way there!
If you haven’t heard of Henry Gribbohm, he’s the New Hampshire man who lost his $2,600 life savings trying to win an X-Box at a (potentially rigged) carnival game. Henry did take home a consolation prize: A giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.
We here at CollegeHumor were so touched by this story – and also, we really want that giant banana with dreadlocks – that we’ve decided to launch a campaign to buy back Henry’s banana for the exact cost of the life savings he lost. Here’s Streeter to explain.

What’s going to happen with the banana once it’s in CollegeHumor’s possession? Asking for a friend.

Follow-up on an important story.

digg:

collegehumor:

‘Like’ This Post and We’ll Buy This Guy’s Dreadlocks Banana For $2,600

Update: We’re almost half way there!

If you haven’t heard of Henry Gribbohm, he’s the New Hampshire man who lost his $2,600 life savings trying to win an X-Box at a (potentially rigged) carnival game. Henry did take home a consolation prize: A giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks.

We here at CollegeHumor were so touched by this story – and also, we really want that giant banana with dreadlocks – that we’ve decided to launch a campaign to buy back Henry’s banana for the exact cost of the life savings he lost. Here’s Streeter to explain.

What’s going to happen with the banana once it’s in CollegeHumor’s possession? Asking for a friend.

Follow-up on an important story.

12:06 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2013

Here’s a guy who managed to spend his entire life savings—$2,600—on a failed attempt to win a $300 Xbox Kinect during a carnival game. ”For once in my life, I happened to become that sucker,” said the man, in the understatement of the year. At least he won a banana with dreadlocks. (ht Gawker)

10:22 // 1 year ago
April 28, 2013
If you ever get Google Glass, don’t follow Robert Scoble’s lead.

If you ever get Google Glass, don’t follow Robert Scoble’s lead.

20:43 // 1 year ago
April 13, 2013
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April 12, 2013
Your essay must be five paragraphs long, with an introduction, three body paragraphs containing your strongest arguments, and a conclusion. You do not have a choice in your position: you must argue that Jews are evil, and use solid rationale from government propaganda to convince me of your loyalty to the Third Reich!
The text of a 10th grade english assignment pushing students to offer their suggestions on why the Nazis were right, or as I like to call it, “instant dismissal from your teaching job.” What an awful idea. The Albany, NY school district, where the assignment originated from, is working hard to make amends to the local Jewish community as well as to students and parents; the teacher faces a reprimand and possible firing.
20:32 // 1 year ago
April 11, 2013
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April 8, 2013
My problem with the “it’s part of our history” argument is two-fold: (1) The history of Southern states extends much further back than the Confederacy, so I’m left wondering why that pivotal (and controversial) moment has become identified as the historical juncture that should define what “the South” is about. (2) The history of the Confederacy was extremely brief: it lasted less than five years. (By contrast, the Third Reich lasted more than twice as long, giving the Nazi flag a stronger claim to historical tradition.)
Miguel Centellas, a professor at the University of Mississippi’s Croft Institute for International Studies, explains the whole “why-that-Brad-Paisley-song-is-a-bad-idea” thing perfectly. Oh yeah, he has a great Tumblr worth a follow.
19:21 // 1 year ago

alexanderpf says: What exactly do you find so problematic about Brad Paisley's song Accidental Racist? I'm originally from Germany but moved to Alabama at a young age. Have you ever had a chance to travel through some of the more rural parts of the Southeast? While there are definitely still some very vocal racists -- most people find themselves in a middle school dance type situation of socially expected segregation... and I think the song really speaks to that.

» SFB says: Race is a difficult subject to discuss, and when it’s handled poorly, it shows. The song, simply put, handles a delicate subject poorly—no matter what part of the country you live in. I used to live in a part of South Carolina that was decidedly not urban. I lived there long enough that I understand what you’re talking about, but I think at the same time that doesn’t give Brad Paisley a pass. It’s a clumsy treatment of a clumsy topic. Plus, I mean, how does something like this get on an album? There were people at his label that signed off on this and didn’t see the problem. That’s a huge problem. — Ernie @ SFB

EDIT: This commentary on the subject says everything you need to know.

19:07 // 1 year ago

Today In Bad Ideas: Some guy named Brad Paisley recorded a song, with LL Cool J, talking about how hard it is to be a white man who just wants to wear the Confederate flag in peace. It’s called “Accidental Racist”, and you can find the (completely problematic) lyrics here. source

EDIT: Video was removed, here’s an updated clip.

14:49 // 1 year ago
brooklynmutt:

Just 20 years-old. So sad. 

She may have revolutionized world politics, but she did not make it so that pre-packaged obits automatically update themselves.

brooklynmutt:

Just 20 years-old. So sad. 

She may have revolutionized world politics, but she did not make it so that pre-packaged obits automatically update themselves.

10:04 // 1 year ago