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Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New meme?

365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy
No. 2 of 365

Tell a joke:
Q: Why was Obama so disappointed when he went to a screening of The Men Who Stare at Goats?

A: Being a Muslim, he thought there would be more romance.

from (an ad for) James Delingpole, 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy

OK, the joke, such as it is, is that Muslims fuck goats. Oddly, though, it's the first time I've heard that particular slur, and I keep up with the ethnic slur categories pretty thoroughly, I would have thought. Let's check google: "muslim goatfuckers" has only 53 hits, which doesn't sound very mainstream.

Aha. Urban Dictionary says
"A slur Theo Van Gogh used to describe militant Dutch immigrants from Muslim countries. Also sometimes used to describe Muslims in general.
"This is what our multicultural society has brought us: a climate of intimidation in which all sorts of goatfuckers can issue their threats freely.""

So a known, if not terribly successful, meme. I was wrong.

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