In a message dated 12/14/02 1:14:53 AM !!!First Boot!!!, [log in to unmask] writes: > do you not think it curious > that when we discussed TAMBO and BONES a couple of > weeks back, to do with SWEENEY AG., that there was, > so far as I could see, no hint of unacceptability > in the discussion of mintstrels. Or was there perhaps, > some euphemistic cowardice involved? > Pierre, I'm quite sure Trent Lott would have enjoyed your minstrel vision. Indeed, what is the offense in a white person putting makeup on his face to imitate a black person for entertainment; certainly, it is no more offensive than Michael Jackson taking chemicals to imitate a white person, for entertainment?