Thursday, February 23, 2006

Funny Because It's True

A discussion I had last week while having dinner with some highschool friends:

Me: "Do you notice a lack of black people at the Winter Olympics?"

Friend: "Yea."

Me: "It's because it's hard to have an ice rink in the middle of Africa!"

Insert chuckle here.  And I continue:

"Honestly, I think black people just make things more interesting."

At this point, I had an epiphany:

"If you think about it, those (winter game) sports are reserved for rich people.  I mean, just think about all the special equipment you have to buy.  Black people are either too poor or have too much common sense to spend money like that too busy buying diamonds for their teeth!1  I mean, when was the last time you saw a black person playing lacrosse?  or hockey?  Other than the fact that their ancestors were slaves running away from white people carrying sticks, it's just too damn expensive to afford the equipment!  That's why black people are so good at basketball. You get one ball and BAM! you got 10 people playing! Football? 12 people on the street!  And track!  You don't need any equipment at all!"

Friend: "I think you've figured it out!"

We were cracking up so hard at that point that I couldn't even continue.

Me: "It's funny because it's true!"  I rest my case.

1 Literary license thanks to rich.

6 comments:

Ramin said...

I'm half black you know.

ramin said...

haha.. no i'm not. im just buzzed! weeeeee..

GrooveTheory said...

I swear! If I didn't look twice, I could've sworn this is a Jon post :-) HAHAHAHA!! But, I suppose you do have a point.

Rich said...

Black people are either too poor or have too much common sense to spend money like that.

I'm not sure about this common sense theory Jase. Have you seen how many things are being "iced" out by the hip hop community nowadays? They are buying diamonds for their teeth for Christ's sake! Nelly has a whole song devoted to it:

Grillz

Jase said...

@rich: "They are buying diamonds for their teeth for Christ's sake!" -- lol! Maybe I should have said that instead!

epicurist said...

interesting...ummm...theory.
;-p