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"It Don't Matter If You're Black and White"
10/12/11

You ever talk to an old person? And they seem perfectly fine until they make some off-the-cuff remark about how all Mexicans smell weird? It's because their idea of what is an isn't racist is a lot different than yours. For instance, when we were in school, kids were taught to sit "Indian style" - aka, with their legs crossed. Today that same posture is called "tailor style." But for people of a certain age it will always be Indian style, and some day when they say that it'll sound weirdly insensitive to younger acquaintences.

Of course, the joke here is that the old monsters are all in black and white, so to them, the new ones are literally "colored." The tall ones are all Minimates, while their miniature doppelgangers come from various series of the Lego Minifigures. The title comes from the lyrics of a Michael Jackson song, while Frankenstein is continuing a long tradition of keeping his thoughts to himself.

Vision-Impaired Transcript

Dracula: This was a nice neighborhood until those colored kids moved in.
Wolf Man: Whoa! What the hell, man? Not cool, Drac. Not cool.
Frankenstein: Casual racism make Frank sad.

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