Eddie Murphy to play Richard Pryor’s Father

So Eddie Murphy is going to play Richard Pryor’s father in Lee Daniel’s movie about Richard Pryor – if this movie isn’t Rated R and perhaps NC17 it’s a sacrilege to everything Richard Pryor was about. Is Oprah really powerful enough somehow to make a PG13 movie about him? It’s impossible, right? Just the N word alone gets it an R and that has to be said about 100 times.

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Mitch Hedberg: When you’re in Hollywood and you’re a comedian, everybody wants you to do things besides comedy. They say, ‘OK, you’re a stand-up comedian — can you act? Can you write? Write us a script?’… It’s as though if I were a cook and I worked my ass off to become a good cook, they said, ‘All right, you’re a cook — can you farm?’

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2015 NBA Executive of the Year


Spencer v the tobacco industry

Does he want me to quit or does he just think it’s fun trying to knock it out of my mouth?




Grandad’s favorite actor in the actor’s favorite movie

The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Directed by Arthur Hiller


Lt. Cmdr. Charles E. Madison: War isn’t hell at all. It’s man at his best; the highest morality he’s capable of. It’s not war that’s insane, you see. It’s the morality of it. It’s not greed or ambition that makes war: it’s goodness. Wars are always fought for the best of reasons: for liberation or manifest destiny. Always against tyranny and always in the interest of humanity. So far this war, we’ve managed to butcher some ten million humans in the interest of humanity. Next war it seems we’ll have to destroy all of man in order to preserve his damn dignity. It’s not war that’s unnatural to us, it’s virtue. As long as valor remains a virtue, we shall have soldiers. So, I preach cowardice. Through cowardice, we shall all be saved.
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