Monday, December 12, 2005

1. I was very saddened by the announcement that Richard Pryor passed on Saturday. It was not a surprise, as he had been rapidly declining in health for nearly 20 years. As I said in my other blog, I remember somehow convincing my mom to buy me an album of his back when I was 10 or 11. My mom asked if it was dirty, and I guess I used the Jedi mind-trick to somehow get her to make that fateful purchase. What an eye-opener the album was – talk about eatin’ pussy, and turds, and his father beating the crap out of him – all of it delivered in an absolutely uniquely comedic way. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard about such troubling issues. He will be missed. Here are my 5 favorite Richard Pryor movies:
A. Silver Streak
B. Stir Crazy
C. Hear No Evil, See No Evil
D. Brewster’s Millions
E. The Toy

2. I got my hair cut this weekend – of course there are many punchlines that one could use after this sentence. Some of my favorities are:
A. So, did you get both hairs cut?
B. Did the barber offer you a discount?
C. What did you do with the other 23 hours and 55 minutes of your day?
D. How much extra did the shine cost?
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I am probably the best customer of all time. I know how to tilt my head just right for each position (starting to sound like a porn – ugh). The barber even compliments me. I rule.

3. You know the football season is going bad when you say after an Eagles loss, “They really played well. I was proud of them.”

3 comments:

Jeff said...

1. I was very saddened by the announcement that Richard Pryor passed on Saturday.
** Good stuff. We're better for having known ya.

2. I got my hair cut this weekend – of course there are many punchlines that one could use after this sentence.
** Barber took a lawnmower to your back?

3. You know the football season is going bad when you say after an Eagles loss, “They really played well. I was proud of them.”
** A worse statement: "And I'm happy they didn't drop in the draft."

Ink and Stone said...

1. His passing makes me a sad panda.

2. Well, it was about time.... your nosehairs WERE getting kinda long.

3. Meh.

Rev. Smokin Steve said...

Come on man... Bustin Loose and Which Way Is Up have to be on that list of movies.