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Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad?
    #5853986 - 07/13/06 10:55 AM (15 years, 22 days ago)

This is yet another case of blacks being hypersensitive and I am sure there will be a lawsuit surrounding the "raceist ad".What a crock of sh!t.


The ‘eenie, meenie, minie, moe’ rhyme grabs people, but it has an awful history, which is far from cute.”

A friend pointed out an off-color billboard on top of a building at Westport Road and Southwest Trafficway.

Apparently people hadn’t learned from the bad publicity generated a few years ago from a lawsuit involving Southwest Airlines.

The Boulevard Brewing Co. beer billboard uses the racist rhyme “Eenie, Meenie, Minie, Moe….” Each word is positioned with a period over one of four foam-filled glasses of Boulevard’s popular Wheat, Pale Ale, Bully Porter and Dry Stout beer.

I like Boulevard beer. It’s home-grown. The company founded in 1989 on Southwest Boulevard by John McDonald is the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest. It’s distributed in 11 states.

But the company’s success doesn’t excuse the use of the offensive rhyme to advertise the product. The issue made headlines nationwide in 2004 when a federal jury ruled against two African-American passengers on Southwest Airlines. They contended that a flight attendant used the dirty little rhyme against them.

The Southwest employee said “Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; pick a seat, we gotta go.” The Lenexa women who were searching for seats said they were the only black passengers on the flight.

During the trial, a San Jose State University official testified that Southwest Airlines billboards had gone up in December 1996 using the eenie, meenie, minie, moe rhyme. After he complained to the company, noting the racist origin of the rhyme, the more than 30 of the distasteful billboards were removed in the California city.

But this isn’t San Jose. Bob Sullivan, vice president and chief marketing officer with Boulevard Brewing, said no one had complained about the beer billboard. “It’s a choice campaign,” he said.

“It has nothing to do with race, color or creed,” Sullivan said. “You would be the first person who’s brought that to our attention.”

The billboards started going up in different Kansas City locations in May. They will remain up until October, Sullivan said. The ads ran for two years in other media in 11 states.

They carry different messages of choice. One that had been up near 87th Street and U.S. 71 had used words positioned over the four different glasses of beer, saying, “Local pints of interest.” A billboard with the same formation at 85th Street and Wornall Road says, “Collect the whole set.” One at 75th and Wornall says, “To each their own” (ouch on the grammar). One at 20th and Main streets said, “Which one are you?”

Those ads are eye-catching, cute and have no foul history attached. The “eenie, meenie, minie, moe” rhyme grabs people, but it has an awful history, which is far from cute.

What also was disturbing about the offensive Boulevard billboard was that Sullivan said company officials knew the origin of the ad and used it anyway. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes traced the rhyme in America to the 1850s when slavery was at its zenith. Then the verse was “Eena, meena, mina, mo, Catch a nigger by his toe; If he squeals, let him go, Eena, meena, mina, moe.”

The N-word in the mid-1970s was “replaced by tigger, tiger, spider, beggar, etc.” the book said. Sullivan thinks that time and the wording change in the rhyme have been enough to disassociate it from its racist past. He said it would be “a huge stretch” now to make the connection.

I disagree. The history is too fresh. The rhyme still evokes the N-word, and no amount of beer will wash that down.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854096 - 07/13/06 11:48 AM (15 years, 22 days ago)

Wow, what a crock of shit. People need to stop complaining about every little thing they see that bothers them. I'm so goddamn sick of the PC world we live in today.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Redstorm]
    #5854102 - 07/13/06 11:53 AM (15 years, 22 days ago)

These urinals were in a McDonalds in Holland. Now they've go to be removed because an American complained at the head office of McDonalds.


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    #5854125 - 07/13/06 12:04 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Life_of_a_Cell]
    #5854127 - 07/13/06 12:05 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

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I was unaware that this rhyme had racist origins, and I think that would come as news to most people.




It was originally eenie meenie minie moe, catch a nigger by the toe.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Life_of_a_Cell]
    #5854139 - 07/13/06 12:10 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

"I honestly can not tell if you are serious, or if this is a finely-drawn parody on the hyper-sensitivity some have towards political correctness."

No. This is serious. It is from the Kansas city Star I think.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854151 - 07/13/06 12:16 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)



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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: ivi]
    #5854156 - 07/13/06 12:17 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

Alright, I just noticed this is the Pub. Is this a bannable offence? :smirk: :bye:


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Redstorm]
    #5854158 - 07/13/06 12:21 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

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Wow, what a crock of shit. People need to stop complaining about every little thing they see that bothers them.



indeed man, even though it's origins might have been racist, now it has a complete different meaning and it's really obvious what they ment in the commercial.

fuck those people.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854162 - 07/13/06 12:22 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

I got a laugh out of that....

Pick a seat we gotta go! thats just being creative.... its not like he/she said boogie boogie, Nigger!


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: ivi]
    #5854174 - 07/13/06 12:30 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

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Alright, I just noticed this is the Pub. Is this a bannable offence? :smirk: :bye:



I only post in the pub and the sports section of OTD.Deal with it.


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    #5854176 - 07/13/06 12:31 PM (15 years, 22 days ago)

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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854193 - 07/13/06 12:39 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

:bitch:


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854210 - 07/13/06 12:45 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

> Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe.

I have heard the "Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe." jingle as far back as I can remember, and never knew that it had racist origins until a few years ago. Sometimes, racism is in the eye of the beholder.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Seuss]
    #5854211 - 07/13/06 12:46 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

there are a lot of them... like the heeby geebies....


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Life_of_a_Cell]
    #5854213 - 07/13/06 12:46 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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boogie boogie, Nigger!







Is that a form of duck duck goose?


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: Seuss]
    #5854219 - 07/13/06 12:48 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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Sometimes, racism is in the eye of the beholder.




Especially if he is black :rotfl:


Bad, bad pun.
But it is very widely known that it has racist origins, even I knew and I'm on the other side of the world.
I do believe in choosing your battles though.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #5854226 - 07/13/06 12:50 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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Life_of_a_Cell said:

I was unaware that this rhyme had racist origins, and I think that would come as news to most people.




It was originally eenie meenie minie moe, catch a nigger by the toe.




I've never heard that, weird.


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: kilroy69]
    #5854228 - 07/13/06 12:50 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

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Quote:

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Jim said:
boogie boogie, Nigger!







Is that a form of duck duck goose?




no no

I think it translates like this... 'hurry up, nigger.'


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Re: Eenie.Meenie.Minie.Moe. Raceist beer ad? [Re: HELLA_TIGHT]
    #5854235 - 07/13/06 12:51 PM (15 years, 21 days ago)

is it even possible to catch a nigger by the toe? I guess if he/she were sleeping it would be, but it seems awefully difficult to do if they are running....


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