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Old 12-17-2005, 08:00 AM
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Is Skiing a White People Sport?

Been skiing almost everyday this week and I've yet to see a Black or Hispanic person. I've seen maybe three Asians all week. Maybe it has to do with the fact that we're in Minnesota. Seems like minorities pick other things to do to keep fit during the winter.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:05 AM
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I don't ski. Never have. Don't have an interest. I like watermelon, BBQ ribs, turnip greens, and fried chicken. Is there a correlation?
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:11 AM
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I like watermelon, fried chicken, greens, and ribs. In fact I'll top you one and confess I like fried pork rinds as well.

You don't have snow. Same with skijorring and other snow sports, or even ice fishing, though I know a few Asians and one black guy who ice fish.
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Old 12-17-2005, 08:16 AM
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Ski Slope demographics are the opposite of inner city basketball courts, if you want to find asian skiers go to Heavenree CA.

But it's also a MN thing, how many minorities do you see at the Pickle in Nisswa?
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Old 12-17-2005, 09:03 AM
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But it's also a MN thing, how many minorities do you see at the Pickle in Nisswa?
Heh, lutefisk scares away minorities.
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Heh, lutefisk scares away minorities.
Lefsa doesn't help matters any either. Eeeeeeew
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:24 AM
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hmm yes yes.. i do agree my chap.. brandy?
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:24 AM
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I have often wondered why I never see black people at the tennis club
Oh yeah? Hollar "service" and you'll see one everytime.

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Old 12-17-2005, 11:50 AM
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Come to think of it, blacks don't really swim, play golf (tiger and my friend Calvin Pete excepted) or ice hockey. Hmmmm, why is that? Jimmy the Greek probably knows.

Sometimes I miss Kirk Vining--he would have made this thread fun
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:25 PM
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Oh yeah? Hollar "service" and you'll see one everytime.

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One of my good friends is black, and he'll kick most people's asses in tennis. Although when I mentioned skiing to him, he cringed and laughed all at the same time. Dunno.

On a side note - If the race issue comes up in conversation, I'll address black people as black. He seems pretty comfortable with it. In fact, there are many times when we just hang out and he calls me "nigga". I'm not sure how that works, but it sounds cool when he says it.
Yet, if I'm having dinner at some ritzy white place and meeting with people of high stature (like a college prof or phd), if I say "black", they quickly jump in to correct me and say "african american". The world is strange.
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Old 12-17-2005, 12:46 PM
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I have a friend who is "African-American" and he can pretty much beat me in most sports. However I can beat im in a few sports like golf, tennis, and some others. I think he is just a little lacking in hand eye coordination, because he cant hit the golf ball for $*^%. owever, at sports that require speed, like football, he will almost certainly kick my ass. He can ski, but he cant ski very well. Instead, when I go with him, he usually hangs around the lodge hittin on chicks, while I an out on the slopes on my snowboard.

By the way, I am asian. Well actually, half asian, half white.
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By the way, I am asian. Well actually, half asian, half white.
If you were a chick you'd probably be pretty hot.

Do you have a sister?
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Old 12-17-2005, 01:57 PM
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I don't know "Matrix".
Okay, what planet are you really from?

"Agents" were special debugging programs withing the "Matrix," a SimEarth, in which people lived in a dream and provided energy to keep the sim going. The agents traveled from place to place within the matrix by taking command of whatever susceptible human consciousness was in proximity. Thus, my allusion to KV.

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Old 12-17-2005, 01:59 PM
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I've been called nigga before and it actually felt kinda good. All brotherly and stuff. Certainly in some circles it's accepted as a sign of fellowship, and not just among Black folk. I don't know if I agree with you or not on the appropriate use of the term but surely you won't find me using it unless I'm real comfortable.
I wouldn't use it in the southern states unless I was B-L-A-C-K. Racial misunderstandings are more common than comity between the various melanin categories. Third rail. Don't touch.
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