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Haza
April 29th, 2009, 05:31 AM
Does anyone think that the quiz is kind of racist?

The queston asks, "Which of the following can spread the flu?"

Deoxys
Ludicolo
Swinub
Poison Barb
Pokerus
Brock

I dont even know why this is a real question when they cant.

Psyburn
April 29th, 2009, 05:54 AM
Why the hell would Brock even be an answer?

I want a link to that quiz

Haza
April 29th, 2009, 07:44 AM
Its on Pokebeach.com the homepage
And Brock is there because people have suspected him of being a Hispanic person.

Metatron
April 29th, 2009, 08:39 AM
...Dude, I always just assumed Brock was asian XD

But regardless...what flu? This question doesn't make any sense.

Jorah
April 29th, 2009, 08:53 AM
I don't understand how it's racist, or the question, or what the answer is supposed to be. It just seems like a load of random answers.

Haza
April 29th, 2009, 08:56 AM
Okay, Ludicolo is based on certain Mexican traditions, Brock has been suspected of being Hispanic and the current Swine Flu is currently being spread from Mexico. Put them together.

I Laugh at your Misfortune!
April 29th, 2009, 09:40 AM
...you are the sort of person who found Jynx racist.

Åzurε
April 29th, 2009, 09:48 AM
That's what I was thinking exactly.

And what's a Poison Bar? It's supposed to be Barb.
I'm gonna hit you with my poison bar! >:D

Gymnotide
April 29th, 2009, 10:05 AM
I would think a Poison Bar is like a sports bar. Or a gay bar.
Except, they serve poison instead of booze and martinis.

Or it could be like the justice system, but instead of sending the guilty to jail, they poison them.

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I don't think it was meant to be malicious and in no way do I think it is.

Haza
April 29th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Im not the type of person who thinks Jynx is racist. I know about Ganguro. But of all the Pokemon that could have gone on that list why Ludicolo? And of all characters why Brock? Its just funny that they would say that while there is a virus scare that people are associating with Mexico. And no I am not just trying to label anyone as racist, Im asking if you have noticed this?

Rubber Ducky
April 29th, 2009, 05:33 PM
I lol'd. Guess I have a dirty mind.

Aethelstan
April 29th, 2009, 06:11 PM
I think you're just reading way too much into this. There are plenty of people who never even think of Ludicolo/Brock and Mexican/Hispanic in the same sentence. I will agree it's a bit of a random and pointless quiz though. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

Gymnotide
April 29th, 2009, 06:29 PM
Im not the type of person who thinks Jynx is racist. I know about Ganguro. But of all the Pokemon that could have gone on that list why Ludicolo? And of all characters why Brock? Its just funny that they would say that while there is a virus scare that people are associating with Mexico. And no I am not just trying to label anyone as racist, Im asking if you have noticed this?

Well, obviously if you've posted it and we've read your thread, then we've noticed o_o

And, it's really not that funny.
It's based on a fact that the disease originated from Mexico. Eh, what other Pokemon could they have used? And besides, it's not like they blatantly said "What can spread the flu? -- Swinub, Deoxys, PokeRus, Mexicans, Poison Barb." Who ever said Ludicolo is Mexican?

Sublime
April 29th, 2009, 06:30 PM
It's obviously a quiz based on the Swine Flu. That's why Swinub is featured on the list.

Nnoitra Jiruga
April 29th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I never thought that would be the answer or something...
.__. I was thinking Pokerus for some reason. x DD
/dimwitted

Haza
April 29th, 2009, 07:12 PM
Well, obviously if you've posted it and we've read your thread, then we've noticed o_o

And, it's really not that funny.
It's based on a fact that the disease originated from Mexico. Eh, what other Pokemon could they have used? And besides, it's not like they blatantly said "What can spread the flu? -- Swinub, Deoxys, PokeRus, Mexicans, Poison Barb." Who ever said Ludicolo is Mexican?

A lot of people. Its in almost every fan description of what the pokemon is based on. It just seems like people enjoy attacking me but whatever. U see the obvious.

Gymnotide
April 29th, 2009, 07:19 PM
A lot of people. Its in almost every fan description of what the pokemon is based on. It just seems like people enjoy attacking me but whatever. U see the obvious.

Well, then Jynx is obviously a black woman.
In my opinion, Ludicolo is more like a pineapple than a mexican.

Haza
April 29th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Sombrero & Poncho = Mexican if you did not know. You know, they do base these Pokemon off these things. And Jynx matches more with Ganguro than a Black womn.

Gymnotide
April 29th, 2009, 09:34 PM
I'm not seeing the sombrero or the poncho.
Yes, I see them, but that's not necessarily what they are.

What makes Ludicolo a Mexican and not a kappa-like, pineapple-bush platypus thingy and Jynx a Ganguro and not a black woman?
It's the same ideology.

Åzurε
April 29th, 2009, 10:57 PM
Ideology has a very large part in it. Some people might just go "Oh, swine flu, swinub. Ha ha," and some may overlook it completely.

hackcoughGingacoughsputter

But then someone plays the Mexican card...
IMO, Haza was pointing out that someone else made that crack, but to comment on it is to be in on it yourself (e.g., a post of mine in the pokemonXhuman relationship thread). I'm not sure this should have even been a thread in the first place, surely it doesn't warrant enough attention. After all, how many late-night show hosts are gonna go and do that? ...All of them. Will you start a new thread every time, or alert everybody on this one? I bet not.

btw, you fixed my poison bar! >:O I wanted to keep it!
... Ah, well. I'll make a sprite or something for it, just cause I like it that much.

♣Gawain♣
April 29th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I don't get it. The answer's Brock and Ludicolo? I mean, they're kind of related though in shows...

Deoxys? What the...

Swinub? This question must be related to the swine flu outbreak...

Pokerus might be good...

Poison Barb? ??????? :O

coolcatkim22
April 30th, 2009, 03:25 AM
Ah, the swine flu.
I wish people would stop freaking out about it.

pokerus34
April 30th, 2009, 03:42 AM
POKERUS! HARHARHAR! And guess what? I'm spreading the Virus already! Haha... Peace! --- P.S. : And why Brock? --- :)