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Napoleon Dynamite showing canceled for offensive word (most PC city: Austin, Texas)
Statesman.com ^ | 5-25-11 | Andrea Ball

Posted on 06/02/2011 5:42:07 PM PDT by dynachrome

The Austin Parks Foundation has canceled tonight’s showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square because of complaints about an offensive word in the movie.

According to an email the foundation sent out:

“The Austin Parks Foundation is canceling tonight’s (Wed, 5/25) showing of Napoleon Dynamite at Republic Square. A new movie will be shown next month. A number of people contacted us objecting to a word used by actors in the movie. We didn’t recall that this word was used and we did not mean to offend anyone. Our apologies for this as well as for the last minute cancellation.”

So what is this offensive word? Executive director Charlie McCabe won’t say. But some of the complaints came from the Austin Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at statesman.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: austin; lafawnduh; liger; napoleondynamite; politicallycorrect; retarded; texas; unclerico
I guess "Tropic Thunder" won't be on their movie list either. Political correctness = stalinism
1 posted on 06/02/2011 5:42:10 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Dang?


2 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:15 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: dynachrome

Also, the offensive word and any others are censored in the comments section, which is pretty funny, and you can leave your own comment. I did!


3 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:41 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Gosh!!


4 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:54 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: dynachrome
What a bunch of retards.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

5 posted on 06/02/2011 5:44:20 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: dynachrome

I’m really surprised that this happened in Austin, of all places. They’ve never really seemed to care about stuff like that before.

Weird.


6 posted on 06/02/2011 5:45:12 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: dynachrome

You know, I wish I could travel back in time, back to...to 1982.

7 posted on 06/02/2011 5:46:11 PM PDT by Textide
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To: Viking2002
What a bunch of retards.

By Jove, I think he's got it!

8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:47:49 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: dynachrome

“Ligers” - that’s the word that offended them.


9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:48:00 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Viking2002

My reply to them referenced the movie Tropic Thunder and said the parks people were the retards. Probably why it hasn’t shown up.


10 posted on 06/02/2011 5:48:31 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: al_c

Austin is a liberal zit in the state of Texas.


11 posted on 06/02/2011 5:48:55 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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To: al_c
I was onto it a few days ago. At least Texas has one thing going for it: they know where the bulk of their liberals are, and can keep 'em corralled there when the time cones.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

12 posted on 06/02/2011 5:50:41 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: windcliff

Gimmie some of your tots!


13 posted on 06/02/2011 5:51:09 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Sarajevo
Austin is a liberal zit in the state of Texas.

No, it's a hemorrhoid.

14 posted on 06/02/2011 5:51:48 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Viking2002
Napoleon Dynamite showing canceled for offensive word (most PC city: Austin, Texas)

That is so gay!
15 posted on 06/02/2011 5:52:23 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: dynachrome

That’s gay.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 5:53:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Viking2002

From the comments section. say it fast! LOL

“Teh Austin Parks Foundation is sofa king we todd did!!”


17 posted on 06/02/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome
As did I.

Specifically:

This is going to retard my planned trip to Austin, as well as result in my becoming more niggardly in my givings to charity.

I don't think it will be posted.

18 posted on 06/02/2011 5:59:41 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: dynachrome

Might as well give up on seeing Blazing Saddles too...


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:01:12 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (PAVE THE PLANET!!)
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To: Textide

You know, I wish I could travel back in time, back to...to 1982.”

If you figure out how to do this, please let me know when and where - I know lots of people that would join you.


20 posted on 06/02/2011 6:09:50 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: al_c
Yeah, I lived in Austin in the early ‘70s - 80s and it was a great city to be in. I lived downtown on Congress Ave.

Been gone for more than 20yrs now, and my friends tell me, too many folks from CA moved there. They say it will be the SanFran of the south soon.

Go figure. CA freaks strike again.

I'll never move back to Austin. However, Shiner though, is another story.

21 posted on 06/02/2011 6:11:00 PM PDT by redshawk (Hey 0pansy. I'm scratching my nose too; and not with my index finger!)
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To: Michael.SF.

So you’re a slow skinflint - what else should we know about you?


22 posted on 06/02/2011 6:11:16 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A; Textide

23 posted on 06/02/2011 6:13:49 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: newheart

Talons?


24 posted on 06/02/2011 6:16:49 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Textide

Betcha didn’t know he’s the kid from Will Penny..


25 posted on 06/02/2011 6:18:40 PM PDT by onehipdad (Who is John Galt?)
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To: dynachrome

What a bunch of retards....


26 posted on 06/02/2011 6:28:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: redshawk
Yeah, I lived in Austin in the early ‘70s - 80s and it was a great city to be in. I lived downtown on Congress Ave.

Been gone for more than 20yrs now, and my friends tell me, too many folks from CA moved there. They say it will be the SanFran of the south soon.

Go figure. CA freaks strike again.

I'll never move back to Austin. However, Shiner though, is another story.

100% agreed. I lived there for 10 years ... left in '97. I don't think I'd ever move back there. If I did, it'd have to be in the burbs. Definitely the SF of the south. Beautiful country, weird people. And the traffic ..... ugh.

27 posted on 06/02/2011 6:30:55 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: dynachrome

“Vote For Pedro” ???


28 posted on 06/02/2011 6:32:17 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: dynachrome

“coccyx?”


29 posted on 06/02/2011 6:37:49 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: dynachrome

“Vote” ?


30 posted on 06/02/2011 6:47:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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To: dynachrome

“ka-sa-dilla” ?


31 posted on 06/02/2011 7:07:40 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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To: dynachrome
Oh my.
Did they say - “weiner” ?
32 posted on 06/02/2011 7:21:45 PM PDT by builder (I don't want a piece of someone else's pie)
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To: newheart

“IDIOT!”

Disrespectful to Idiot Americans.


33 posted on 06/02/2011 7:28:46 PM PDT by DManA
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To: redshawk

Yeah, Austin was my second home for many years after country girl went to town. I too lived on S. Congress, then 45th St. area. Loved it. But it’s to expensive now like every place liberals control. Finally went back home in the Hill Country to my very small conservative Germany community. Having a blast out here in the hills.


34 posted on 06/02/2011 7:34:37 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Michael.SF.

If you hear detonation or engine knock in your vehicle, be sure to mentally challenge your ignition timing before damage occurs.


35 posted on 06/02/2011 8:10:28 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: dynachrome

They did the right thing. To inflict that movie upon an unsuspecting public would be an act of torture.


36 posted on 06/02/2011 9:21:58 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: al_c; redshawk

31 years...it’s now a “home” way from my new home. Still pay rent and utilities there :^).

A good friend who came to the area first in 1987 lives just north of Austin in Williamson County. He refuses to consider living anywhere in Travis.


37 posted on 06/02/2011 9:51:52 PM PDT by Erasmus (I love "The Raven," but then what do I know? I'm just a poetaster.)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

They probably said something to offend our gay sex overlords.


38 posted on 06/02/2011 10:50:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: dynachrome

It’s not hard to understand why liberals would object to the use of the word retarded.......

...given that fully 99% of the Obama agenda is retarded.


39 posted on 06/03/2011 4:49:43 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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