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     Captain Haddock wrote:
    What the Hell is up with people nowadays?

    But your 'joke' isn't about nationality is it? It's about race, and specifically uses the black American slave experience as material for your 'wit'. I mean, you could have used the opportunity to 'joke' about the fact that in 21st century Britain medieval institutions still dominate our political, social and cultural life; or the fact that our great organs of news obsess over royalty and celebrity, and suffer jouissance when the two come together, if you see what I mean.

    'Comedy...should expose our nasty prejudices and complacent attitudes'. Indeed, and you have have done so.

    'We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be'. Kurt Vonnegut

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