Paul Mooney x Richard Pryor | The Only Black Guys Who Made the Scene in Hollywood


I have yet to read 'Black Is The New White'. However, July 6th a soft-cover of BITNW will have my name on it. Post-reading you can expect my red-cents-two-cents.

I have respected Paul Mooney's genius since I first met him in the mid-90's at the Laugh Factory. Know when you laugh at much of Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, In Living Color and the Chappelle's Show you have Mooney to thank.

I, recently, discovered the following two NPR interviews - now it's your turn to listen...

Paul Mooney joins Neal Conan to discuss his friendship with the late comedian Richard Pryor, and also his life
and work. Mooney believes that stand-up is the only place in the entertainment industry where a black man can speak honestly, and shares his battles with Hollywood to illustrate his point.

Mooneys Memories: 'Black Is The New White'
NPR: Talk of the Nation (Dec. 8, 2009)

Paul Mooney talks about his recent decision to abolish the "N-word" from his comedy routine
NPR: Talk of the Nation (Nov. 30, 2006)

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I was forwarded the following earlier today and found "Lost" profound enough to post posthaste:

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him,

"Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am,"replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault. "

*Cagle | i + ii
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