Monday, February 12, 2007

The Colbert Report on Racism.

The Colbert Report put together an American pop culture racism montage that merits close study--do note that this video will cease to function on March 3, 2007.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what Colbert would do with the knowledge that Speedy's "andale, arriba!"--and his name--comes from the set of dueling jokes postulated by our maestro in his fine chapter on Sr. Gonzalez?

    Interestingly, the wikipedia entry gets close to mentioning the origin of the name, but stops short of making the claim--even though it proposes a totally unsubstantiated interpretation for the meaning of the "arriba" exclamation. The entry also references Dr. Nericcio's book (inserted back in November by a very interesting fellow named Brian Smithson) so at least researchers may be able to finger the source of the Speedy's name, if they get a copy of the book.

    Perhaps, though, in the interest of family honor, because I am a Gonzalez on my mother's side, I'll start a wikipedia account and do some contributing. Hmmm.