Saturday, March 20, 2010

"The Shun"...

Today (Saturday, March 20), the movie Australia came on cable. (Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman- good flick, if you haven't watched yet, you should). At the beginning of the movie there's a scrolling few paragraphs that explain what the story is about- how mixed-race Aborigine children were taken from their families.

Apparently, DG hadn't read it all the way through before. I explained the one line: "Mixed race children were forcefully taken from their families and trained to be of service to white society" (or something like that, because I started laughing at DG). I said, "What I gather is that the Aborigines would have kept those children anyway."

DG said, "I'd have kept it. If I had a kid with a black lady, I'd keep it. I'd still be f*cked though." (I thought he was referring to getting laid) and he added, "I'd be- you know, the white people woulda given me The Shun." And he waved his hand in front of himself, sort of like Obi-Wan Kenobi in the "These are not the droids you are looking for" scene in Star Wars.

I said: "The Shun?"

DG: "Yeah, when a white guy gets with a black lady, white folks don't like it. I'd get The Shun." (and the hand motion).

As I was typing this, the scene with Hugh Jackman trying to get a drink in the pub with his black friend came on. Jackman is told by the bartender/owner that the black friend isn't welcome (and he was told in a very impolite manner). DG declared about Jackman's character: "See? He's gettin' The Shun."

AND, as I was typing up the above, DG stood up to get more coffee and declared: "The Shun... its the new word for today."


Grumpy Housewife said...

Yup. I've seen "The Shun." It's a real phenomenon.

And somehow, I'm not surprised that the Disabled Guy managed to put it into words!

sasharenee said...

I feel like you need to read my comments on Kenya Hear Me Now. LOL. You guys crack me up!


Patty O'Chair said...

Sasharenee- DG's entire family is from North Carolina! (from your Kenya Hear Me Now posts)

They actually live between Fayetteville and Sanford with a few spotted here and there for good measure.

Oddly, they dislike me. I'm "that Yankee bitch" or "that Yankee slut" to many of them. Too bad I'm not black... he'd have gotten "The Shun" along with me. ;)