Saturday, October 04, 2008
The Juice is Going to Jail
OJ has been convicted. The great thing is that this gives me a fresh impetus to make OJ Simpson jokes at work. I work for the government and it is fairly diverse. Even so, the Simpson trial is one of those things that reveals a really interesting dynamic. When I make OJ jokes, my African-American coworkers have a two-fold reaction, they give me shit for "not being right" and at the same time look to get pissed off at any of my white coworkers who laugh. My white co-workers simultaneously find the joke funny, get nervous as shit at the prospect of their African-American coworkers getting pissed at them for believing OJ was guilty. I don't know why this amuses me but it just does.