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One of the most popular comics of my generation, Richard Pryor, passed last night of a heart attack.  He was 65.

Pryor was best known for his four-letter comedy, and was an inspiration to later stand-up guys such as Robin Williams and Eddie Murphy.  Hit movies included Stir Crazy  and Silver Streak.

The line for which I know him best came during a movie with Gene Wilder, the title of which I can’t recall at the moment.  The line goes, “Dat’s right, dat’s right, we bad”.  It’s still in my repetoire today.

Richard Pryor will be missed.

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Denizens, today’s rant begins with a quote from a previous rant found here:

Some people simply. Don’t. Have. A. Clue.

Consider the world in which we live today. We are at war. We’re at war with a people who flew airplanes into buildings and have killed nearly 5000 of our fellow Americans, including two who have been beheaded. We have an election coming up that will determine whether we continue to fight this war, or whether we surrender.

We’ve endured yet more attacks on our culture and our way of life with lawsuits against the Pledge of Allegiance, and against the sacred institution of marriage.

Crime ravages our streets, disease destroys our bodies, and our culture, as the Bork (?) book says, slouches towards Gomorrah. And we wring our hands and wonder why.

That rant was about the name of a football stadium, and some folks’ severely misguided priorities.

This  rant is about a bunch of whiny brats throwing a temper tantrum because they didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas – namely, tickets to a football game.

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