Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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I know that many Americans want to lose weight, and here’s a novel new workout craze to help you do just that! Combining racial stereotypes with exercise techniques, exercise guru Ty Bowman has created Southern Cali’s latest workout craze…The White Women’s Workout. As a NYCer, I think this will work well in certain neighborhoods in the Bronx!


[Comedian, Godfrey, plays Fitness Guru, Ty Bowman.]

Comments

  1. #1 Queef
    May 4, 2010

    Wait, I don’t get the funny part.

  2. #2 Don
    May 4, 2010

    “Hey, where the white women at? ” -Bart in Blazing Saddles

  3. #3 Pam Lakatos
    May 4, 2010

    Thank you for a laugh out loud moment. Delightful.

  4. #4 Alex
    May 5, 2010

    A very innovative idea.

    But then, there maybe legal implications in certain application like the purse snatching…what if the police patrol happens to pass by?

  5. #5 Lame
    May 5, 2010

    Americans have to make sarcasm so obvious, they’re so thick. This is about as funny as a carrot.

  6. #6 Me
    May 5, 2010

    I absolutely loved this! Taking the mickey out of so many issues at the same time… priceless!!!

  7. #7 Dan
    May 5, 2010

    It’s a parody not sarcasm…

  8. #8 hat guy is an idiot
    May 5, 2010

    ya frenchie its a parody sarcasm is like… ya that guys is obviously smart

  9. #9 Me
    May 5, 2010

    So, let me see if I understand this correctly: if a guy jumps out and shouts at you, and you are startled, that is racism.

  10. #10 Jonathan
    May 5, 2010

    Americans this Americans that blah blah sweeping generalizing indictment of Americans blah blah

    That foreign guy got owned. Business as usual.

  11. #11 anomala
    May 5, 2010

    This is so stupid.. the situations he describes dont show that a woman is afraid of him because he’s black,but because he is a man, who acts like a stalker or potential rapist, be he black or white. He even mentions women walking alone etc, which are always the things women are cautioned about in regards to rape, so maybe he should consider, its not his color, but his pecker, that make him frightening to women. Why not try this with a muscular white man? same result…

  12. #12 Steph
    May 5, 2010

    They used a black man instead of a white man because they were trying to point out racism and stereotypes. For heaven’s sake, it’s just a funny video. Also, there are some women who would be scared of a black man just because he’s black and within 30 yards of them. I’ve seen women freak out about a black guy across the street before.

  13. #13 sunykid
    May 5, 2010

    duh… men of any color chasing a woman would be scary, what this man is trying to point out is that stereotypically white women would are scared of black men on the street, or more to the point the stereotype of black men on the street being scary. it’s called satire, with a tinge of sarcasm, and parody. those who jumped on frenchy were wrong. it is sarcastic because it is not serious but does not tell you that explicitly. and it is a parody of the many workout schemes that they try to sell to people on informercials

  14. #14 A Black Guy
    May 5, 2010

    Hey white b****ches, Im gonna get dat A$$! yall hear me! Im gonna get YO A$$! Cuz Im Black! and Im Scary! and I want YOUR A$$!!!

    with love,
    Black Guy

  15. #15 Mia
    May 5, 2010

    um…funny shi…lol, those who don’t get it put too much thought into it. It’s just meant to be funny. Josh, sense of humor people!!!

  16. #16 Not a yank
    May 5, 2010

    I got this on a stumble and read the comments, and although i agree that it is a satire/parody with lots of sarcasm, im still left thinking that it wasn’t that funny

  17. #17 you are gay
    May 5, 2010

    This was funny- if you can’t see the humor (Euro Fag) you are obviously as funny as that carrot being stuck up your ass. hahahah.

  18. #18 Tiffany
    May 5, 2010

    Oh my god. Really people? It’s a funny clip. Get over yourselves and just enjoy some dry humor every once in awhile!

  19. #19 Little_perspective
    May 6, 2010

    Just for the record, why does a silly video about racism have to turn into a competition of whether americans or europeans have a sharper wit? I mean, isn’t that a little bit…well, beyond cliche, just kind of asinine? Ok, we get it, what’s different than your culture has got to be bad, congratulations. This is not politics, or even sports, it’s just humor. I would rather be thick to sarcasm than thick to understanding the spirit in which this video was intended. Unless you are simultaneously a 1) Black man living in America 2) White woman living in America 3) Black man living wherever “Lame” is from and a 4) white woman living wherever “lame” is from, you don’t have the background to understand all of the social influences that make this video funny/not funny to everyone involved. That’s why we are all individuals…with unique experiences. It’s that simple…

  20. #20 Little_perspective
    May 6, 2010

    Oh yeah, and of course there is the fact that debating who’s country is better also stops us from talking about the important issue…like how both americans and western europeans still have serious racism problems towards people with dark skin, or how if a woman gets raped while she’s by herself, it’s not her fault for being alone, it’s the guy’s fault for being a narcissistic piece of sh**.

  21. #21 mike
    May 6, 2010

    HAHA…..funniest thing i’ve seen in a while “gimme back that purse white girl, gimme that damn purse” [smiles]

  22. #22 ashley
    May 6, 2010

    Wait…Little_perspective. I’m confused. I agree that racism is still very prominent, especially among Western societies. However, are you saying that if a woman gets raped while alone, that it should be her fault? And that to call a rapist a narcissistic sh** is wrong, because she was alone? Or am I reading this horribly wrong?

  23. #23 Mischa
    May 6, 2010

    Although obvious in its humor, I find the guy to be hilarious. As a racial “minority” myself, I find it helpful to be able to make light humor on the stereotypes.

    Well done

  24. #24 Brian
    May 6, 2010

    I think they have the same thing for fat kids but they use guys with creepy mustaches

  25. #25 Boowoop!
    May 6, 2010

    I, for one, find this and the comments HILARIOUS. Good job, everyone! o:

  26. #26 Meh
    May 7, 2010

    I watched the video and laughed. Then I thought I’d read the comments. I got depressed. So…I had to watch the video again. All better.

  27. #27 Randy
    May 7, 2010

    This is hilarious. If you don’t get the humor here, you’re close to dead. Unlike the other comments, I think it’s brilliant because it’s close to being prejudice, but not crossing the line. Very funny!

  28. #28 Dan
    May 13, 2010

    If this was the other way around it would be racism Sad isn’t it

  29. #29 "GrrlScientist"
    May 13, 2010

    white women chasing black men would be racism? i think that would be viewed as silly, rather than racism. but racism all about the balance of power: who’s got it and who does not. neither white women nor black men have the power in this society.