No actual Disney characters were harmed in the making of this video

This is one of those “wait for it” videos.

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Some on YouTube found it dumb.

Others said it was anti-Muslim.

While others found it anti-American.

I simply found it humorous.  But I’m funny that way.

It’s a new piece of art from the British artist Banksy, who is in residency in NYC this month.  His work is really good.  Here are a few of his latest pieces from NYC via his Web site:

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It’s funny, I couldn’t stand the graffiti in Paris. It’s everywhere, and much of it is awful, looking like NYC gang writing from the 1990s.  Not exactly art-worthy.  This stuff, however, rocks.


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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    That’s what I’ve got. BTW: Pearls before swine, clutched or not. Get in line 5 comments racist porky.

  • BrianWPB

    Really? That’s what you’ve got? What a bore.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    contemptible, particularly when SHOUTING.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I know it’s supposed to be funny, but I just can’t go there. I can only think of death, drones and thousands of villagers whose lives are considered as mere collateral damage by gamers thousands of miles away in Florida playing with the death stick. My guess is that this is funny to those who have never been to war or those who have and wish to erase the pain and horror of it.

  • BrianWPB

    Screw the “That’s RACIST” ninnies. It’s Hilarious. No need to placate the pearl clutchers who lack any sense of humor. They will ALWAYS be “less racist” than everyone else, and will ALWAYS be OUTRAGED (simply OUTRAGED!) at everything. So we can just ignore them and enjoy.

  • jomicur

    Damn funny.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Racist? Because Dumbo’s an elephant of color? And apparently, this is the work of British artist Banksy, poking fun at the way the Syrian rebel story has been told via video. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/dumbo-gunned-down-in-banksys-new-rebel-rocket-attack-video-8867156.html

  • HeartlandLiberal

    I am reminded of the Rednecks I grew up among in Alabama in the fifties, who would pretty much shoot anything and laugh about it as it died.

    Not that much difference between the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and much of the right wing conservative population and their belief system here in America.

  • Bill_Perdue

    Now, leaving the world of racism and make believe, here’s a glimpse of the real world – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH5vaaarpqk

  • Indigo

    Rednecks are rednecks the world around. It would’ve been more to the point with an Appalachian setting but the effect is the same. Dumbo’s dead.

  • TonyT

    Racist and tasteless.

  • Jim Olson

    I thought it quite amusing.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Oh that’s a given :-)

  • Cletus

    My vote is just plain weird.

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