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December 13, 2004
Guy spazzes out on "The Price is Right"
I guess it's a put on, but it's funny nevertheless.
18 years ago
I know that MoFi isn't always politically correct but "spazzes"?????????? methinks i'm getting too old for this!
Oh i don't know, man if i'd won the Spiral Gumball Machine (wtf?) i'd
sp*** out! Face it, some monkeys just go mad for crap. I think this is why my tv watching days are long gone.
Okay, what is supposed to be offensive about the word "spazzes"?
Derived from 'spastic'.
Which is in turn derived from Ian Dury's 'Spasticus Autisticus", so it's perfectly allright to say it.
um.. no. I'm pretty sure that it's the other way round oh you're taking the piss ok then.
I had no idea that "spazzes" was a bad word. Thank you, duly noted. Should I also stop saying "kike?"
"Hebraically-enhanced like a motherfucker" is the pc way to put it.
we're not supposed to say "gypped" any more either.
This thread is spazzing me out....
"Spaz" -- spastic -- spasm. Nothing un-PC about it -- a spasm is simply an involuntary movement of muscles...and someone who has just won ($$$) is likely to jump, twirl, scream, and spin in an unruly, spasmodic manner. What's all the fuss?
Reminds me of
WINONA: So, where are we gonna go eat? JERRY: I thought we'd eat at the Gentle Harvest. WINONA: Ooh, I love that place, but it's usually so crowded. Can we get a table? JERRY: Ah, don't worry. I made reser... (catches himself) WINONA: You made what? JERRY: I uh, I uh, I arranged for the appropriate accommodation. And then, Knick tickets, floor seats. WINONA: How did you get these? JERRY: Got 'em on the street, from a scal... (catches himself again) A uh, one of those guys. WINONA: What guys? JERRY: You know, the guys, that uh, they sell the tickets for the sold-out events.
we don't say "spaz" here at monkeyfilter. we say "unitard."
I thought the MonkeyFilter-Correct substitution for "retard", "spazz" and "mongoloid" was
. *lights fuse, tiptoes away, hides behind tree*
I've always thought "spacker" sounded better.
Do we know for sure that it's a put on? And I think "spaz" is part of our lexicon. Mine, anyway. :)
Yeah, do we know for sure he wasn't really just that crazy? I mean, jesus, can normal people even act like they have that quantity of adrenaline?!
I love the Price is Right, just for stuff like this. And Bob Barker. I love me some Bob Barker.
Also didn't know "spazz" was offensive. I just got rid of "gypped" from my vocabulary, and that was harder than I thought it would be.
It's not offensive when you spell it jipped or jipt.
That was awesome. I had a smile a mile wide watching that.
I thought the MonkeyFilter-Correct substitution for "retard", "spazz" and "mongoloid" was "MeFite".
No no, you have it wrong.
are the spazztards. And we hates MeFi for being so much better.
The American Heritage
Thank goodness we figured that one out. Now you know you bunch of spazzes would act the same way if you just won a dinette set and a scooter.
"Spastic" was once used to refer to people with cerebral palsy. Their difficultly controlling muscles, including those used for speech, made them easy targets for mean jokes. They were viewed as retarded by those who didn't understand the syndrome. (Some of them do suffer from retardation, but not all.) Shortened to "spazz", it was what you called your little brother when he was "clumsy or inept," Reading the comments here, I'd guess that it's lost that connection for most of you.
I was a bit disappointed that the camera spent so much time on the furniture and products when I wanted to see more of the guy's reaction. Towards the end it looked like some of the show's crew came on stage to control him if necessary. It wasn't really - he put his hand on Barker's arm and shoulder a time or two but didn't launch one of those assault hugs that people seem to give Oprah more often (probably a good thing because Barker doesn't look like he can handle one of those).
So, when most don't even associated it with the stigmatised group, as with gypped (besides, they are properly called the Roma) or spazz (never heard of the related medical term) - is it offensive? Do Parliamentary soldiers get offended when someone says "sent to Coventry"? Or is it just part of the language? Tory is also an insulting term for Irish rebels of the seventeenth century - should we believe that Margaret Thatcher is being called an Irish Catholic Monarchist? I know I am being a little silly, but I believe we cannot whitewash our language. It is part of our history, good and bad. Frankly, I think it's more important to call Roma people Roma - leaving the always outsider imposed "gypsy" for romantic and fantasy images of travelling people that bears little resemblance to reality but are nonetheless part of our cultural imagination (and a lovely part, too).
In Singapore, we still do have a Spastic's Children Association (for children with cerebral palsy, of course). And the word "spastic" still used as a derogatory term, though mainly by children. The short forms are not, AFAIK, common or known by most Singaporeans.
I prefer to call people with cerebral palsy "Tards" over "Spazzes." Stupid 'tards.... Seriously though, a frat bro of mine used to work as an attendent in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. He used to make fun of the way they talked (even taught me how to do a killer impression). Long story short: Car accident + Twisted Karma = He's not joking anymore. Still has his mental faculties (which kinda makes it worse), just has 90% of his face from the nose down held together with screws and other metal objects. He no talk so good no more. *runs and rubs the buddha doll*
ummmmm...i think i actually went on a date with that guy.... years ago. small, small world.... months later, having lunch at an outdoor cafe with my new boyfriend, he approached us wearing some sort of facial masque to tell us how much he missed me (yes, only one date, of course) then, after promising to call, but really, i must get back to my chilled salmon with mesclun greens, i got to have this wonderful conversation.. boyfriend: sooo. how do you know that guy? me: um. well. um.
Are you really a sexy robot? And, if so, why are you never at the meetings?
So, would any freaks be offended if I said this guy was freaking out? What about all you wigs out there? Any of you mind if I say he was wiggin' out?