Thanks guys 'n gals, boys and girls, men and hotties all.
I was bored and wrote a rambling diatribe which you can read as you like, although it isn't particularly insightful, enlightening or informative: General News and Ramblings.
In this essay I referred to Oprah Winfrey and her fellow TV executives. I wrote: What isn't being said is that the queen water buffalo isn't alone here. The herd of TV executives would do anything, and I mean anything, to bribe even one tenth of the Nielsen families to watch their channel instead of a competitor.
Someone reading this somewhat scurrilous drivel informed me that the term 'water buffalo' was a traditional racist epithet for black women. I didn't think so, and after a little research I found the Penn State story which made for some entertaining reading. I concluded that just because I couldn't find a decisive reference doesn't mean that such does not exist, and so posted on Toledo Talk.
Now, I'm certainly not above posting an offensive comment (yeah, I know that's hard for some of you to believe, but even I wake up on the wrong side of the gutter sometimes - right, McCaskey?) and doing so deliberately. The same thing is true of racist, sexist or homophobic comments. I'll cheerfully cast aspersions left and right as it suits me to do so, my only caveat being that what I do, I do deliberately with premeditation. Fracturing a skull by a carelessly cast stone is a thing to be very carefully avoided. Hence my concern here - did I, in fact, trod on someone's toes by accident?
No, I don't think so. But if you don't agree, by all means don't hold back on my account.