Is King Kong Racist?

Drudge has a link to some guy’s column asserting this. I’m not convinced. My first thought is that he’s a friggin’ gorilla, and not the kind that Ken likes, either.
But what piqued my interest was this line seemingly offered as ‘proof’ of Kong’s racist ways:

Indeed, a GOOGLE search using the words “King Kong racism” yielded 490,000 hits.

Is this the new standard of veracity, especially given Wiki-invent-o-pedia’s troubles of late? If so, then allow me to present the Bingley Racist Scale…

“x”+racism Google results
Shaggy 55200
Scooby-Doo 71500
Underdog 128000
Spiderman 192000
Superman 284000
MoveOn 286000
Pizza 480000
King Kong 490000
Fantastic Four 581000
Rove 616000
GOP 1150000
Pope 1360000
Cheney 1470000
Democrat 1490000
Kerry 1550000
Clinton 2310000
Jackson 2370000
Republican 2950000
God 6730000
Bush 7830000
White 14000000
Black 14300000
People 24,100,000
Let’s interpret our scientific data, shall we? Clearly, the racism of Kong, while barely ahead of pizza, is still a problem in the entertainment world, being second only to the Fantastic Four. Clearly, children across America should be encouraged to emulate Shaggy in these regards. What’s truly shocking is how low Rove is on our scale. But the numbers don’t lie, folks. Rove is only 41% as racist as the average Democrat, and the Clintons are fully 3.75 times the racist Rove is. Republicans are, of course, twice as racist as Democrats, in general, and God, predictably, falls short of Bush. Surprisingly, the Pope, while nearly 3 times as racist as King Kong, can’t keep pace with Kerry. The piker.
But the data is clear: People is the biggest racist.
Is it too late for me to be nominated to the Noble Prize?

32 Responses to “Is King Kong Racist?”

  1. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Google hits must be the new democratic process, as developed by idiots. This brings “Google bombing” to new levels.
    Is it too late for me to be nominated to the Noble Prize?
    I think you might have problems with that, Mr. Bingley.
    You might be labeled a racist as well.
    OTOH, Yassir Arrafat, Jimmah Cartah, and Wangari Muta Maathai all received the Nobel in spite of their, ummmmm, idiosyncrasies. So you could stand a chance. But I think THS should submit the nomination.

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    Dang, I’m less racist than Shaggy, dude! Maybe I can get grants to teach some “let’s get along” classes?
    Or maybe “Love the Bingley way…”?

  3. Ken Summers says:

    BTW, king kong racism is now up to 499,000, but kong racism has 1,710,000.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Ken, you’re more rascist than Moveon, but you still fall far short of pizza.

  5. Ken Summers says:

    I’ll work on it. I hate liberal pizza.

  6. Mr. Bingley says:

    Sadly, the problem of ping pong racism is horribly underreported.

  7. WHOOPS! The real me even shows up on the first page ~ how messed up is that ??!!
    (Stupid Tim, it’s all his fault.)

  8. Ken Summers says:

    for a ratio of 44.6 to 1. In your face, Bingley!

  9. Mr. Bingley says:

    Was this you, Sis?:

  10. Mr. Bingley says:

    44.6 to 1
    Oh, the shame. How can I face my family?

  11. Dave J says:

    Makes me think of Bowfinger, where Eddie murphy’s lead actor character asks how often the letter K appears in a screenplay:
    “That’s evenly divisible by three…KKK is in this script more than 5000 times!”

  12. Ken Summers says:

    Only 556. Bowfinger is even less racist than Bingley.
    On the other hand, Mr. B, we have met our match. I am humbled, sir.

  13. Tainted Bill says:

    You know, if you’re looking at a 2005 production of King Kong and see black people when you’re looking at a giant ape, I think you’re the one with the problem.

  14. Tainted Bill says:

    Only 58,000 for me, BTW.

  15. Ken Summers says:

    Um, not to throw a wet blanket on the party here, but did anyone actually read the original Newsday column?
    I finally did, and Pinkerton was subtly mocking those who said King Kong was racist. The google search was to demonstrate how many people were calling it that.

  16. Ken Summers says:

    Small correction. Pinkerton seems to accept some of the “racial imagery”, but mostly the nonsense is vastly overblown (and the google search was to illustrate this)

  17. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hahaha, no, I didn’t read it.
    My post is fake but accurate!

  18. Ken Summers says:

    Dude! You’ve become Dan Rather!
    Or Mary Mapes, one or the other

  19. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Maybe Mr. Bingley is the love child of Dan Rather and Mary Mapes.

  20. Kathy K says:

    Hey well… I think Bingley and I could co-teach that class here’s mine. And I am mentioned in the first link… heh.

  21. Mr. Bingley says:

    I bow before you Kathy! Well done!

  22. Mr. Bingley says:

    That only puts me ahead of His RToveness but still well behind the Pope. Sigh. Thanks for trying to cheer me up!

  23. Ken Summers says:

    Here you go, Mr B. You’re rockin’ now.

  24. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Hmmmmmmm…….should this worry you, Mr. Bingley? Just askin’, is all.

  25. Mr. Bingley says:

    Hey, that still means I’m ok 6 out of 7 seconds…right?

  26. I dunno, I can’t remember.

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