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Tangledog Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 03:56 PM
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16. Watch me think this one out
Angelfood McSpade, whose picture Ribofunk posted here, is the worst sort of caricature. After I saw that one, probably about 1971, I never could regain the joy I felt upon first encountering "Plunge into the Depths of Despair Comics" and some of his other early classics.

Maybe he was satirizing white male perceptions of black females as halfwitted sex bombs, but if he was, it was too subtle for me, and I'm usually pretty damn good at picking up stuff like that.

The Cheap Suit Serenaders I was ambiguous about; I think it's possible to be a serious fan of early blues and jazz and still have no problem with the "plantation" or "Jim Crow" mentality. Wasn't Lee Atwater a knowledgeable blues aficionado?

I didn't vote because I really don't know enough about R. Crumb and I haven't seen any of his work of the last, I don't know, 20 years. With that disclaimer, I think I'll go back and vote for "racist twerp".

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