The Amazing Racist

A friend told me about The Amazing Racist video(s) on YouTube, so I decided to look at it myself. Funny how far some people would go for entertainment, or to entertain others.

After looking around, turns out this video was a skit from the National Lampoon Presents:Lost Reality DVD and the guy’s name is Ari Shaffir. Jewish. No suprise there.

Ari’s friend talks about him here. Ari’s also got a Wikipedia entry with links to his skits. He was also spotted in a tv ad for IBM. Some of the comments about the skit(s) in those blogs are almost as funny as the skit itself (in a racist sort of way), with some of the commentors descending into/resorting to/reveling in petty name calling.

So, am I a racist for finding this video funny? The idiot did have another skit with him selling stuff outside a mosque, wearing a jewish skullcap. What kind of stuff you ask? Stuff like a black t-shirt with the words “My parents went to Mecca and all they brought back was horrible body odor” and a desk calendar themed “The Girls of Islamabad”. Haha. To quote Faith No More;

It’s always funny until someone get hurt… And then it’s just hilarious!

RicochetKing For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime (1995)

You can find more Amazing Racist videos on YouTube (you may be required to log in or sign up because the some of the content has been flagged as offensive, I wonder why?) and in the news; Racist ‘Humor’ Inspires Hate.

  1. I think this is very easily misconstrued as genuine racism, hence the offensive flag.
    Not something I want my kids surfing to by accident!

    • Amanda
    • March 5th, 2007

    this site fuking sucks balls

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