Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Masks and Lips (and lions and tigers and bears, oh my!)

This is my Tor Johnson mask. People always play with its lips, every time I wear it. Every time.

So, with that little bit of personal experience, let me be blunt: you have to have an everything-is-racial paradigm to see what happened at the MO County Fair as racist. The bubbadubba on the mask's lips was meant to show that it was a dummy because he/it didn't react and not a person, so that when he finally does run away from the bull, it's SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY, much like when people try to get Beefeaters or Tower Guards to flinch. There was even a commercial about it back in the day which I can't find on the interwebby.

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