Congruent Transmissions

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Chimpanzee Handshake

On a special airing of Jimmy Kimmel Live airing right after Game 5 of the 2009 NBA Finals, Jimmy kind of pissed me off.

Jimmy did a skit called Jimmy the talking Chimp and spoke with two children. At about 3:40 into the video Jimmy offers to teach the kids the chimpanzee handshake.

This chimpanzee handshake turns out to be nothing more than the brotherman handshake. A regular handshake followed by the grabbing of thumbs then the grabbing of four fingers is next, finally finishing off with a fist bump.

A small thing? MAYBE

Racially insensitive? MAYBE

Am I being a little too sensitive? Maybe

Well consider this. Friday June 12 Rusty Depass referred too a loose gorilla as being one of Michelle Obama's ancestors.

And let's not forget the old school racial slur "porch monkey".

I dunno nevermind


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