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Sunday, July 11, 2010 |
( 7/11/2010 06:23:00 AM ) Bill S.
“JUST ME AND THE PYGMY PONY OVER BY THE DENTAL FLOSS BUSH.” So we’re watching an older ep of Criminal Minds set in Montana and we come to a scene where studly black F.B.I. agent Derek Morgan enters a local bar and comes up against the joint’s paranoid, anti-gummint, gun-fetishizing owner. And I watch the dramatization of this easy stereotype and say to wife Becky, “How soon before Arizona becomes a lazy screenwriter’s shorthand for a certain brand of racist xenophobe?”