Weather reporter: "How do you explain why we're having so many hurricanes lately?"
Hurricane Center guy, striving not to show that he thinks the reporter is daft: "Well...it's hurricane season."
I tell you, we in the United States must be turning into a bunch of spineless wusses. There is a movement in some schools to have teachers start using purple ink to grade papers with instead of red ink, because purples is apparently a less intimidating color than red.
I suppose, in a century or two, people will start to whine that purple ink is too intimidating. What nonsense!
Jamaican Aliens, Italian Sharks:
A group of Italian-Americans is inveighing against director Steven Spielberg on the grounds that the sharks in A Shark's Tale are insulting to Italian-Americans. Speaking as an American of Italian ancestry, I think this is just rubbish! I am dying to see A Shark's Tale, by the way!
People gave Spielberg the same hassle over Jar-Jar Binks in Phantom Menace, claiming that Jar-Jar's accent was insulting to Jamaicans and to blacks.
Tell me, are Italian mafia sharks more distressing a thing than genocide in Darfur, Sudan? No? Than why? are people getting upset about it?
Italian mafiosi are sharks. They are just as ruthless and just as messy--read up on your Al Capone and Frank Nitti, if you don't believe me. Heck, read up on your John Gotti, if you want. People kill other people with tommy guns and baseball bats, but we're not to think of them as sharks? Then what are they, fluffy, white Persian kittens?
Leave the hyper-sensitivity; take the canoli. You'll be much happier.