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Old 01-15-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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Love a Gorilla Day?
Has anybody heard of this? I was watching the news and the weatherman was doing the weather report. He was talking about how cold it was and said if you're going to be out for any MLK day events to dress warmly. Then the map changes and over AZ it says "Love a Gorilla Day!" The weatherman didn't say anything about it, but the next time he did the report it said "MLK Tribute Day!" over AZ, then the "Love a Gorilla Day!" thing popped up again. He still didn't explain it. Seems like a goofy thing to have a day for to me, but whatever.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:03 PM   #2
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Isn't that illegal? (not to mention dangerous)
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:05 PM   #3
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Isn't that illegal? (not to mention dangerous)
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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I suppose it's only dangerous if the gorilla objects.
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Old 01-15-2007, 04:24 PM   #5
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I don't mean to read something into that isn't there, but isn't gorilla / monkey / etc. a rather derogatory way of referring to black people, and isn't this sort of the worst day to do that? Not that any day would be good...

I don't know. That was just my reaction.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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PurpleMittens, I saw it that way too. I hope it is just a local, non-racist, insider joke that I didn't get.
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Old 01-15-2007, 05:41 PM   #7
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PurpleMittens, I saw it that way too. I hope it is just a local, non-racist, insider joke that I didn't get.
Wow, that never occurred to me, but I'm not finding anything on google about this "holiday." Was it a local station? I think that weather guy might have some explaining to do.
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If it was on the blue screen, he might not have even known it was happening. He can't see the map, that's put in with fahncy technology, so it's people at the station.

Google yielded nothing, but if it WAS a slur, we'll hear about it soon enough.
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Wow, I'm not one of those PC "race sensitive" people so that never even occurred to me. Surely not. I would hate to think someone would be that ugly.
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Wow, I'm not one of those PC "race sensitive" people so that never even occurred to me. Surely not. I would hate to think someone would be that ugly.
Yeah, same. I assumed they were talking about, you know, gorillas.
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