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Green Room - Week 1 - Day 6

I was at Epcot yesterday, and in front of the Chinese area, there were a bunch of guys (and a couple girls) who I will stereotype and call "Jock-type". Which of course is horrible of me to place them in a category like that, as especially to assume that all people of a certain "look" are a certain way.

More to the point though, they were everything that people stereotype about that group. Which pretty much means their true grouping would be in the "asshole" category.

What were they doing to deserve this title? They were taking a picture in front of China - and using their fingers to pull the sides of their eyes. I'm not sure if that's a good enough description, but hopefully people know what I'm taking about.

I'd never actually seen that it person - at least not since elementary school - and I was in a really small town who had never actually seen a Chinese person. On the other hand, these "people" were in the middle of a place dedicated to diversity, in an specific area devoted to China, surrounded by Chinese cast members!

I wanted bad things to happen to them. It was pointed out to me though, that bad things *were* happening to them, every single day that I had to wake up and be that ignorant and unaware of who they are and how they are perceived.

I'd still like to order a drone attack.


In other news, you have one more day until the deadline! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/652241.html


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May. 19th, 2013 02:16 pm (UTC)

Edit - Yay! (no notecard, thanks)

And now that I've actually read the post. Instead of deciding if they're "jocks" or not, just call them racists.

Edited at 2013-05-19 02:18 pm (UTC)
May. 19th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
You shall get an icon instead, LOL! Happy First!
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May. 19th, 2013 02:18 pm (UTC)
Second! Ah well. :)

Assholes abound, ugh. I love Epcot, though!

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May. 19th, 2013 02:19 pm (UTC)
wow - i've seen it (i live in a small town chock full o' ignorant white people) but usually from kids, sometimes high-school or college-aged, which is sad enough.

May. 19th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
and i feel that way about frat boys, that you feel about jocks. (similar stereotype, maybe equally unfair.) they don't even need to be actual frat boys. just that look of ignorant sexist racist douchey assholery, the abercrombie & fitch look, sets me right off.
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May. 19th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
Wow, assholes abound indeed. I don't think I've seen anyone do that since elementary school.
May. 19th, 2013 02:29 pm (UTC)
The only adult I've ever seen do that is Colton Cumbie, on Survivor - and that was to highlight one more reason to hate the guy.
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May. 19th, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
I'm about to head to bed after watching the Eurovision final, and you know, I'm disappointed by the songs this year. Too much blandness. Where is the poppiness and silliness of Eurovision past? Thank goodness for Romania, is all I can say.
May. 19th, 2013 02:36 pm (UTC)
I felt the same, Romania was the only really fun one, and most others were bland.
May. 19th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha, oh, people. What are we gonna do with you?
May. 19th, 2013 03:01 pm (UTC)
Rude people indeed. Those types generally don't frequent amazing and fun Star Trek movies like I did yesterday. AW
May. 19th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
OH, so they like to buy into stereotypes, do they? I woulda pulled 'em aside and been all like "I'm not supposed to tell people this, but I used to work here, and, well...have you guys ever eaten at [start listing every restaurant in the China AND Japan areas of Epcot, because people like that prob'ly don't know the difference anyway, and it increases the odds you'll name a restaurant they've actually eaten at]?" Keep listing restaurants until they respond in the affirmative, then give them your best sympathetic look and continue, "OMG I'm so sorry. They don't tell this to the guests, but all the meat they serve is from stray cats and dogs they catch outside the park, and if they run out of strays, they just get kittens and puppies from the shelters. I quit because it freaked me out so bad!"

Deliver all of this with a completely straight face, watch them freak out and lose their lunch, walk away laughing your ass off.

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May. 19th, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
I approve of this strategy.
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I rather like the version by Harlan Ellison: - ellakite - May. 19th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
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May. 19th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC)
Disney never fails to remind you that you are actually surrounded by assholes. At least I was victorious against the ones at MGM last night. :p
May. 19th, 2013 05:44 pm (UTC)
What happened at MGM?
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May. 19th, 2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Hey, all.
If I may hijack the thread a bit: I hope you are all feeling well... because I'm not. I've got a mild fever and stomach cramps. I slept in until Noon because I feel so unwell.

Hope you're feeling better than me...
May. 19th, 2013 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Hey, all.
Sorry you're not feeling well. *hugs*

By the way, since I believe you started the trend, would you like one of my FRIST notecards, from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville, TN)? If you'd like me to mail you one, just PM me your mailing address. I've only got 4 cards left. :)
May. 19th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
I think I've read all the entries that are up so far - well, thegrimms is new since last night, and I have their entry open in a tab and will read it after posting this.

I've seen some pretty cool stuff so far. :) There are definite common themes emerging. And I'll admit - there are a few that are really well-written and imaginative and fun, but I'm not sure if I can vote for them because I can't tell which partner did which topic and/or how it relates to the topic.

And ugh - I feel this deep red Seth rage when I see people like that. And yeah, I haven't seen it since elementary school either. I don't know - maybe they're just still elementary school kids mentally and emotionally.
May. 19th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm, sometimes if I'm really confused, I'll ask them which topic they did. But yeah, if I can't find the connection, it has to be an amazingly strong piece to get a vote.

Lol, I am reading all out of order, because I started with my flist and of course that has nothing to do with either alphabetical order or the order in the topic thread. ;)
May. 19th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
Ahh. Racist troglodytes. Someday they will go extinct.
Meanwhile we have to wait for them to hit the indangered speacies list.
May. 19th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
This has not been a good day thus far. Earlier sunrise wreaks havoc with me to begin with (and no, blackout anything doesn't work because the sunlight always finds its way into the slivers of space between material and window part), plus the usual strum und drang is affecting me in ways I don't appreciate.

I'd call for a do-over, but seeing that more than half the day has already gone bye-bye...
May. 19th, 2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
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May. 20th, 2013 01:06 am (UTC)
Writerly note number 5467 - "This must be where the bird sits." reads much differently with an extra misplaced "h." Although maybe it does that, too.
May. 20th, 2013 01:52 am (UTC)
The version with the extra H would have made an awesome topic submission when we all had to send two of them in.
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May. 20th, 2013 05:06 am (UTC)
For what started out as such an awesome day, today ended really horribly. I can't say a lot about it right now, but ugh.
May. 20th, 2013 12:10 pm (UTC)
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