How I Was Ridiculed When I Got a Perm

  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 23, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    People (mostly guys) still accuse some of my body parts of being of "black" origin. Will the shame never end?
  • Delivis

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    Jun 23, 2009 2:43 AM GMT
    1. What on earth is a perm?

    2. What does it mean for something to be or look as it it had "black origin"?
  • jgymnast733

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    Jun 23, 2009 3:43 AM GMT
    I cant wait to read the answer to thisicon_exclaim.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    What kinda fucked up shit is this? Something about this don't sound funny or cute. What's wrong with looking like a black boy? We all know what that hair makes him really looks like.
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    Delivis said1. What on earth is a perm?

    Once upon a magical time called the 80s, boys and girls could get a magical treatment for their hair which made it permanently curly. That's why we called it a perm.

    In Japan, they have something called a paama. It's where they have their hair paamanently straightened. True story.
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:03 AM GMT
    swimbikerun saidPeople (mostly guys) still accuse some of my body parts of being of "black" origin. Will the shame never end?



    Where did you find this video, and how do I tell the world about it?

    Not sure why, but this is today's "WTF" for the win.

    Cheers...

    Thanks for the excuse to BS 2 min w/o studying icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:08 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    makeumyne said
    Delivis said1. What on earth is a perm?

    Once upon a magical time called the 80s, boys and girls could get a magical treatment for their hair which made it permanently curly. That's why we called it a perm.

    In Japan, they have something called a paama. It's where they have their hair paamanently straightened. True story.


    The 80s? I had my hair permed in the 70s. Man that stuff they put on it stinks.



    it still puts on the stink lol, we get about 2-3 perms a year at my salon,

    but people still get them, but they are usually body waves, which justs gives someone a wave pattern not a curl, some ppl you all know prob have them and you dont know it.
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:18 AM GMT
    icon_rolleyes.gif oh no, not again. You didn't go to church again did you?

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    Jun 23, 2009 5:36 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidicon_rolleyes.gif oh no, not again. You didn't go to church again did you?



    Thats fantastic...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:58 AM GMT
    dyersburg_dude saidThats fantastic...icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
    And best of all it is true!
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  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 23, 2009 6:06 AM GMT
    ActiveAndFit saidicon_rolleyes.gif oh no, not again. You didn't go to church again did you?

    They all laughed at me!!!

    Chaos444: Thinkin' about getting my pubes permed. But would that be redundant?
  • auryn

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    Jun 23, 2009 6:26 AM GMT
    To quote India Arie, "I am not my hair".



    (especially since I get mine relaxed)
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    Jun 23, 2009 10:18 AM GMT
    swimbikerun, what are the other body parts that you reference? icon_smile.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 11:47 AM GMT
    silkrock saidWhat kinda fucked up shit is this? Something about this don't sound funny or cute. What's wrong with looking like a black boy? We all know what that hair makes him really looks like.


    Comparing curly hair to smallpox, that makes me cringe. A clear example of racially-framed standards of beauty, used to be much more widespread. Also related to anti-semitism, a staple of European racist tradition. In conservative areas this is still predominant. Fortunately the fashion world and Hollywood have abandoned this some time ago. But it's still alive and well among some gay men too.
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    Jun 23, 2009 12:45 PM GMT
    I got permed in the early 80s, right after my divorce when I was trying to date again (yes, women). My hair hangs straight & flat as string, and a hair stylist suggested I get a perm.

    So now I've got a moderate wave, I'm nicely tanned from swimming outdoors and tanning at the health club, and I wear a black mustache. And shortly after beginning to date this Alabama woman I meet her father, and she confides in me that he had asked her privately afterwards:

    "Is he sum kynna suthin' Medi-ter-RAY-nean tahype?"

    I stopped having my hair permed and lost the tan.
  • swimbikerun

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    Jun 23, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    Tapper saidswimbikerun, what are the other body parts that you reference? icon_smile.gif
    'scuse me while I whip this out:

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    Jun 23, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    " It's not like your really black."

    Oh God forbid you should be a real honest to God
    BLACK ! Then you'd have people posting stupid ass
    shit like this video and thinking it's funny !


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    Jun 23, 2009 4:32 PM GMT
    ManMachine23 said" It's not like your really black."

    Oh God forbid you should be a real honest to God
    BLACK ! Then you'd have people posting stupid ass
    shit like this video and thinking it's funny !

    Well, Mel Brooks is often guilty of tasteless humor, and "Blazing Saddles" is certainly not exempt. The bean farting scene is a gross Hollywood classic.

    But in the case of the welcome for the new Black sheriff to Rock Ridge, the White townspeople are clearly the bigoted buffoons in this scene, especially if you put it into the context of the whole movie. Cleavon Little was the Black hero & star of this entire movie, and outwitted and outclassed the Whites from start to finish. He simply runs circles around the White idiots, and gets the upper hand at every point. Have you viewed it all, and do you see it differently?

    Remember what Little says at the end of this particular clip: "Oh, Baby! You are so talented, and they are so dumb!" I think that says it all. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:41 PM GMT
    his head looks like a swollen hairy vagina before anything else.. and what the hell is that about? the dumbest thing ever.. wow...
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    There are times when we see things that it really isn't worth getting upset over! This is one of those times.
    This say more about mind set the person who actually posted this video.
    Did it ever cross your mind that there are those of us who might find this very offensive and racist. My guess is no or else you would not have posted it or you would have typed a disclaimer.
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:50 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    ManMachine23 said" It's not like your really black."

    Oh God forbid you should be a real honest to God
    BLACK ! Then you'd have people posting stupid ass
    shit like this video and thinking it's funny !

    Well, Mel Brooks is often guilty of tasteless humor, and "Blazing Saddles" is certainly not exempt. The bean farting scene is a gross Hollywood classic.

    But in the case of the welcome for the new Black sheriff to Rock Ridge, the White townspeople are clearly the bigoted buffoons in this scene, especially if you put it into the context of the whole movie. Cleavon Little was the Black hero & star of this entire movie, and outwitted and outclassed the Whites from start to finish. He simply runs circles around the White idiots, and gets the upper hand at every point. Have you viewed it, and do you see it differently?


    Yes I have... and no I don't.
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    Jun 23, 2009 4:58 PM GMT
    omg there is no hope for u.. those are the dumbest videos i have ever seen... wow... how was that funny and why was it worth posting?
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    Is that supposed to be funny?
    Because it's not.
    Then or now.

    People should know better.
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    ManMachine23 said
    Red_Vespa saidHave you viewed it all, and do you see it differently?

    Yes I have... and no I don't.

    No, you don't see it differently? I'd be interested in learning why.

    At the time, in 1974, this was groundbreaking. Few movies had ever had a Black hero, never in a Western, and one who was portrayed as being superior to Whites, making fools of them at every turn. The dramatic films of Sydney Poitier were the best previous examples, and within less than the last previous 10 years. I think this may have been the first successful comedy movie that attempted it.

    It was crude & blunt, but it mocked the prejudices of the time, and I really think did advance the social acceptance of Blacks in the US. It portrayed a Black having sex with a White women, for gawd's sake! (Madeline Kahn) At a time when that was still technically illegal in some US states. Do you know how controversial that was at the time? This movie was banned in some US Southern markets because of that.

    I suppose it would be seen as offensive today, but back then it made Whites think, and reevaluate their attitudes. It was a coarse lesson, but appropriate for the time, and I think it helped to move the cause of Black civil rights forward.

    And if some of you and others here are offended by that clip, good, because you might thank that movie for having helped to make it so unacceptable in your own generation. By such comic mockery did racial discrimination crumble, and civil rights advance.
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    Jun 23, 2009 5:12 PM GMT
    That boy needs a hot comb and a Hawaiian Silky perm super. Is that screech?icon_idea.gif