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October 21st, 2005

Followup From Netasha

I e-mailed Netasha about the situation re: "colored panther time," and she responded:

I am actually African American myself and was using it as a comedian on BET would make fun of our own people, it wasn't meant to hurt or offend anyone. ... [I]f there is more concern, go ahead and take down the comic, I do not want anyone to feel like they are being offended by the comic or having it relate to you in any way. My understanding's that it was a phrase coined by our own people to describe ourselves.


Since the comments last night's post received indicate that it did bug some people, I'll probably replace the strip with something a little less troublesome. The strip in question isn't part of the storyline, it's supposed to be a bit of lighthearted fun.

Thanks for your input, everybody. :) Sorry to have caused distress!

-The Gneech

(x-posted to suburban_jungle)

Fictionlet

"Hey!" Greg exclaimed, popping into view around the back of the couch and causing Brigid to jump about ten feet to the left. "Do you know what today is?" He was practically vibrating with happiness.

Brigid looked at him through narrowed eyes. "Friday?" she hazarded.

"Well, yes," said Greg. "But it's so much more! Today is Trafalgar Day!"

"Tra-who-what?"

"Trafalgar Day! Don't you know? Today, in 1805, Admiral Horatio Nelson gave his life in a brilliant tactical victory at sea against the Spanish and French. His twenty-seven plucky ships routed a fleet of thirty-three, sinking nineteen, securing England's supremacy at sea! But then, the good admiral was cut down on his flagship, H.M.S. Victory, by a French sniper's bullet -- the cads!"

"How do you know this stuff?"

"Ruuuuuule Britannia!" sang Greg. "Britaaannia rules the waves!"

"Hey!" said Brigid, suddenly perking up. "I have an idea! Let's play a game!"

"A game?"

"Yes! Let's play a quick game of Hide and Go Away! I'll hide first!"

Greg rolled his eyes. "Bah! I have not yet begun to fight."

-The Gneech

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