The 800 Pound Ass in the Room

I will preface this with a warning: if you are the slightest bit sensitive to social issues and easily offended, then you should probably not read further, but thanks for stopping by. This is in response to the Trifecta Writing Challenge to use the 3rd definition of the word ‘ass’. So, just to be a smart-ass, I used most of the definitions, and will probably be called one by most who continue to read.

The 800 Pound Ass in the Room

I have to admit —
and you do to unless
your dead, or were
at the time — that I laughed
my ass off at the fart scene
in Blazing Saddles,
and when Mongo punched
the horse…good lord
that was funny.
We all laughed again
at “where the white women
at” and the candy gram
and a few dozen more
racial stereotypes and cliches,
because, well, it was hilarious.
I wonder of Mel Brooks were
making movies today,
if he would be brave enough,
or dumb-ass enough,
to make the same film.
The uproar, if he could even
find actors to do the parts
or a studio to release it,
from the likes of Jackson
and Shapton would shut down
every theater in the land.
Unless, of course, he could convince
them he was black. Then it
would be ok. But, the only
thing a white man can make fun
of or, heaven forbid, criticize
is white Christian men. Otherwise
he is an ignorant, racist bigot.
I know, we are just supposed
to go along and not notice
such blatant hypocrisy,
but I have always been a bit
of a cynical, sarcastic smart-ass.


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2 responses to “The 800 Pound Ass in the Room

  1. Have you listened to any of Louie’s CK’s comedy? He doesn’t shy away from the offensive and he’s completely hilarious. Thanks for linking up!

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