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Brother_Tyrone
03-26-2004, 07:49 AM
I'd like to apologise for my "white pilot faces" prank yesterday. I'm not - as suggested in the post- an angry Afro-American having a race problem with FB. I'm European, white, living in Germany. I posted that message just for my own fun, having a boring day at the office. I didn't think the ludicrous contents of the post together with the stereotyp nic would produce anything but laughter.

However, I realise now that it srirred up people's emotions. The senseful words of "Bearcat99" made me realise how improper it is joking about these things. I'm writing this apology to remove any suspicion that it was a black guy acutally writing this. I did not realise that what is comedy to me is the bitter reality for many Americans.

Again, my sincere apologies

Brother_Tyrone
03-26-2004, 07:49 AM
I'd like to apologise for my "white pilot faces" prank yesterday. I'm not - as suggested in the post- an angry Afro-American having a race problem with FB. I'm European, white, living in Germany. I posted that message just for my own fun, having a boring day at the office. I didn't think the ludicrous contents of the post together with the stereotyp nic would produce anything but laughter.

However, I realise now that it srirred up people's emotions. The senseful words of "Bearcat99" made me realise how improper it is joking about these things. I'm writing this apology to remove any suspicion that it was a black guy acutally writing this. I did not realise that what is comedy to me is the bitter reality for many Americans.

Again, my sincere apologies

SeaFireLIV
03-26-2004, 07:54 AM
Hmmm, I`m impressed, not many people actually apologise. Well done.

Udidtoo
03-26-2004, 08:20 AM
As they say, takes a big person to admit being wrong.

..............................
I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

PikeBishop
03-26-2004, 08:29 AM
Hi,
I would'nt worry too much about it old chap. I personally get much more irritated when I never see people apologising for being oversensitive. They seem to have the idea that if they complain about a remark that someone makes means that they are automatically justified and in the right. Quite honestly you did nothing wrong........it's all in the minds of others. I've just been over the posts and just chuckled over many of the communications but did not see anything that would offend...least of all me......there were a few odd types but I just ignore them because I have a lot of tolerance. Obviously those that worry do it from the political point of view of not getting in anyone's bad books. It's this sad sueing culture that has developed. But in the end if they had their way all the time no-one would ever say what they really thought and probably we would never speak to each other and all die of bordom.

Best regards

SLP

Leech_
03-26-2004, 08:35 AM
No harms done pal. You just formed up one interesting debate. Besides, anyone having a little Sherlock Holmes inside may have spotted that it was the first post under that nick and the nick was sooo stereotypical and really tied to the threads cause http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cheers,
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Capt._Tenneal
03-26-2004, 08:39 AM
I took the thread for what it was -- an attempt at humor. I never left any serious replies and kept them lighthearted and inoffensive. The next time though, leave a couple of smilies (http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif) on your topic to give a hint that it's not serious. Although American, I'm not white (being of Filipino heritage), but I consider myself not easily offended and can laugh at myself and recognize honest attempts at humor, but others might not.

SUPERAEREO
03-26-2004, 08:58 AM
Dunno, I watched the remake of Shaft on tv the other night and I thought THAT was offensive for using so many stereotypes with so little irony....

Then again, I'm an Italian living in the UK, so perhaps I missed the point.

But the movie was still crap. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif



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Chuck Yaeger

Leech_
03-26-2004, 09:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
Then again, I'm an Italian living in the UK, so perhaps I missed the point.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Same origins on fatherside but different address, Finland here http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Visited UK last month thou.

Cheers,
Leech / Lufthunden
www.lufthunden.com (http://www.lufthunden.com)

SUPERAEREO
03-26-2004, 09:28 AM
Kiitos Leech! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

S!



"The first time I ever saw a jet, I shot it down."
Chuck Yaeger

SUPERAEREO
03-26-2004, 09:29 AM
(Used to have to ring Helsinki for work a lot years ago...)

willyvic
03-26-2004, 10:24 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Brother_Tyrone:
I'd like to apologise for my "white pilot faces" prank yesterday. I'm not - as suggested in the post- an angry Afro-American having a race problem with FB. I'm European, white, living in Germany. I posted that message just for my own fun, having a boring day at the office. I didn't think the ludicrous contents of the post together with the stereotyp nic would produce anything but laughter.

However, I realise now that it srirred up people's emotions. The senseful words of "Bearcat99" made me realise how improper it is joking about these things. I'm writing this apology to remove any suspicion that it was a black guy acutally writing this. I did not realise that what is comedy to me is the bitter reality for many Americans.

Again, my sincere apologies<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Apology NOT accepted at this time. Perhaps after a bit, but not now. First impressions are always the strongest and you have demonstrated a lack of discipline, or at the very least, common sense.

You can only go up from here but be advised that your credibility, as far as I am concerned, has suffered greatly.

I look forward to your maturing over the coming months.

No hate here, just not sure of your sincerety yet bro.


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Edited for content

[This message was edited by willyvic on Fri March 26 2004 at 09:51 AM.]

Bearcat99
03-26-2004, 10:34 AM
Apology accepted...........
now straighten up..... and fly right... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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yak10driver
03-26-2004, 10:37 AM
"I did not realise that what is comedy to me is the bitter reality for many Americans."

How very true, unfortunately. It is a real shame that our America has been changed so radically for the worse by PC zealots.

arcadeace
03-26-2004, 11:54 AM
I was first to reply a bit ticked. I wasn't completely positive your post was serious but I felt odds were the poster had to be more of an ahole not to be. I agree you're a big enough man to own up, especially when its your only post. Hope you enjoy your stay here m8. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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chris455
03-26-2004, 12:23 PM
Bearcat says apology accepted.
That's good enough for me.

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RobertNighthawk
03-26-2004, 12:25 PM
Thank you for showing some heart.

These are very good people here who are likewise showing you something too, I think. Please don't let them down.

More significantly, I am very thankful to hear that there are people in this world to whom rascism is unfamiliar.

BuzzardHead
03-26-2004, 12:32 PM
Bearcat99 a true gentleman and a credit to his race...The "human" race.

You can run but...You'll only die out of breath.