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A well deserved congratulations to Sammy Sosa. I don't know how good he is at taking a joke, but I do know that nobodies don't get mocked internationally. The fact that jokes at the expense of his haunting change in skin color have now crossed borders and traveled seas is a testament to the popularity he largely attained as a dark skinned Dominican baseball player.
More importantly, Sammy Sosa has achieved something I didn't think was possible. Something so unprecedented that it makes hitting 64 home runs with a corked bat and an ass pumped full of synthetic strength look like commonplace. Sammy Sosa has made his look un-parodiable. I mean, just take a look at these pictures...
Shades of white don't get anymore ivory than the one lathered on the face of that Spanish sketch comedian and it's still not too far off from the person he's trying to exaggeratively mock for comedic effect. I guess that's the benefit of bleaching your face beyond recognition. You turn yourself into a parody of yourself, and you pull the chair out from underneath the people - from country to country - that are trying to do so on television for laughs. I don't know how else they insulted him in this video but as far as aesthetics are concerned that's a pretty accurate lack of melanin. To someone, like myself, that doesn't speak Spanish this skit isn't even funny, and that's because Sammy Sosa has become so caucasian that he can't be over-caucasian'd. Judging by the fact that he now looks like an undiscovered corpse, I have no choice to believe that was his goal all along.