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THE DAYTONA 500 MASTER RACE IS ON [Sep. 20th, 2007|01:05 pm]
The American Caliban
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"This number is very respected," Earnhardt said. "Numbers have personalities. Numbers do talk. Numbers do kind of reach out and grab you. Some of the other options just didn't do that."

Junior's taken the number 88, because his step-mom won't give him Dad's #8, and his grandfather had #88.

Comedy gold is about to ensue as NASCAR, Junior, and the press discover how much white supremacist neo-Nazi skinheads love that number.

The first time a gang of those guys dressed all in Juniorwear beats the hell out of gays/blacks/cops will be a fine moment for NASCAR, as they're dragged back into the glorious past they're trying to market their way out of.

thanks for the news item, trinnit!

[User Picture]From: 33mhz
2007-09-20 08:13 pm (UTC)
In related unintentional comedy news involving the EXACT SAME PERSON, he's also the new face of "Big 'Mo" candy bars.
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[User Picture]From: troymccluresf
2007-09-20 08:40 pm (UTC)
I was on a message board and someone's name had "88" at the end. I think he had some conservative views on immigration or something like that, but was otherwise about as normal as you could be. Someone started a thread blasting him for being a Nazi, and 70% of the responses were "88 means skinhead? Huh, never heard that." I'd never heard of it either.

So I say, fuck the skinheads. The swastika is going to have a shitty connotation for a long time, but no one even knows about 88, so it makes for a pretty shitty symbol. I say we reclaim it for mathematics!
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[User Picture]From: gths
2007-09-20 11:13 pm (UTC)
I feel tempted to post that Impala ad again.
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