Martin Luther King, Jr. Day nightclub fliers: They’re a thang!

Kathy Shaidle tells you all about them at Taki’s…

From what I can make out, every year, African-Americans celebrate MLK Day with boozy parties at “da club.” Which is fine, I guess. White people have been commemorating statutory holidays with drunk driving and explosives since forever.

It’s not like I celebrate Canada Day by getting really drunk and holding a séance to contact the ghost of my dog, so it would be peevish to expect Americans of any shade to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. through, say, displays of ritual plagiarism.

If we’ve learned anything from the aforementioned Kwanzaa, it’s that historical accuracy is largely optional in the sphere of holidays.

But from what I can make out from these MLK party flyers, the whole “adultery” thing, on the other hand, is a key component.

You can see a collection at a Tumblr called “GetYourPeople,” whose disapproving motto is: “Ratchetizing our icons and abusing Photoshop, one shitty party at a time.”

All these handbills feature a photograph (or three) of Martin Luther King, as you’d expect. What you don’t expect (unless you’re J. Edgar Hoover, I guess) are images of the slain civil rights leader juxtaposed with stock photos of champagne bottles and barely-dressed females shoving their butts in his face.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    From Zero to Jewey in only 20 posts!
    As usual, I admire the restraint of Taki’s readership.

    Those posters might just be the most honest part of MLK Day.
    Well, exceptin’ dat dem hos ain’t white.

    • That’s restrained by Taki standards;)

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        My favorite one was some guy hammering on her by post two a few months ago.
        At first, I thought it was a crass but sophisticated inside-joke at Taki’s, but now, I’m pretty sure it’s all face value stuff.

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  • cmh

    are they sharia compliant?

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Lots of twerking at these parties.

  • Drunk_by_Noon