Monday, November 21, 2011

WMF Keith Raleigh



Remember the time when stereotypes were funny?


Times have changed a bit and magicians need to adopt to the changing times. Some have not gotten the message. Keith Raleigh is such a case. Here... watch this:



There are more clips just like this one. The magic is decent, but the presentation is an absolute no nowadays. My childhood was full of racial stereotypes. We used the N-word made fun of Asians and gays. Today is different. That's part of an evolving culture. There will be times, when today's standard is in no way acceptable. But right now Keith Raleigh's alter ego The Great Ching Chang is in no way okay. So he will be this week's failure.

12 comments:

the Minutemen said...

That kind of blue/grey colour of outfit with yellow/gold linen is just like clothing in Chinese horror movies where chinese vampires put on.

Funny though

darkstar said...

He has nothing on Dai Yen. Odd to think Vernon was doing that act out of respect. Weird.

darkstar said...

Before anyone jumps on my nuts, obviously this act and what Dai did are polar opposites. Yet, even Vernon's old act might just be considered a little risky in todays PC world.

Anyway. I'm off to get some chicken and watermelon. ...white bread cracker ass honkeys can't get enough.

Szenario said...

hey roland
so in your point of view martin sierps and his gay game show host-caracter is also a potential wmf?
http://www.comedystube.de/filme/cshowBestRated/s387/

Barry Solayme said...

Was I the only 'cracker' to enjoy watching Dick Tracy?

BS

Tomsk192 said...

Why does he keep saying "my frieeends"?

Barry Solayme said...

That's what Chinese people say, Tomsk192, you asshole.

BS

Tomsk192 said...

Ignoring you, for a moment, Barry.

Szenario- I'm not familiar with this particular entertainer. But isn't the point here about outdated and offensive stereotypes?

Is it ok to parody things or not? Which are taboo, and if so why? If I made anti-Catholic, Jewish or Lutheran jokes I'd offend my nuclear family. (Work that one out.)

In reality, I do make such jokes, and rarely offend anyone.

It's down to the way you tell 'em.

This is an example of ill-informed parody. Actually, it's non-informed parody. It is an imitation of a something which once, (about 100 years ago) might have had some relevance to somebody. Possibly.

Now, if you want to parody Chinese magic making: well, there is shed-loads of material out there. It just might be a bit niche, in terms of appeal. Like this act, in fact.

Barry Solayme said...

IGNORE ME AT YOUR FREAKIN' PERIL YOU ASSHOLE! THE CHINESE ACT HAS WORKED FOR ME AND FOR MANY OTHERS OVER DECADES OF USE! HOW DARE YOU TRY AND TEAR IT DOWN, SHIT-FACE?

Just another 'beauty', another hater. Keep doing what you're doing, Keith Raleigh.

BS

Tomsk192 said...

Pffft

Barry Solayme said...

Mwah-hah-hah-ha-hah-haaaah

BS

darkstar said...

Porking in rear