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Chris Rock
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:56:31 AM »
Here's a quick read you may enjoy:

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/chris-rock-racism-trump-obama-presidency-progress-white-people-172542267.html

My favourite quote:

It’s so sad, we live in a world now where you have to say, I am so against cancer. ‘I just assumed you liked cancer.’ No, no, no, I am so against it. You have to state so many obvious things you’re against.



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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2020, 11:21:45 AM »
Chris Rock is awesome. Great at making examples of out things in ways that make them seem humorous but also obvious. His early 2000's standup is still probably the best Ive seen.

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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2020, 04:10:20 PM »
Chris Rock is awesome. Great at making examples of out things in ways that make them seem humorous but also obvious. His early 2000's standup is still probably the best Ive seen.

Yeah his stuff is brilliant.   His entire "You ain't *supposed* to go to jail!" bit is great.

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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2020, 04:46:25 PM »
Dave Chappelle is number 1 imo. He can touch topics that nobody else can.

Also a bit biased because I used to deliver to his house pretty much weekly. Super down to earth guy. His wife drove a Honda Odyssey?!?!
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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2020, 05:43:29 PM »
Chris Rock is awesome. Great at making examples of out things in ways that make them seem humorous but also obvious. His early 2000's standup is still probably the best Ive seen.

I always enjoyed his take on gun violence:

“You don’t need no gun control, you know what you need? We need some bullet control. Men, we need to control the bullets, that’s right. I think all bullets should cost five thousand dollars… five thousand dollars per bullet… You know why? Cause if a bullet cost five thousand dollars there would be no more innocent bystanders.

Yeah! Every time somebody get shut we’d say, ‘Damn, he must have done something ... Shit, he’s got fifty thousand dollars worth of bullets in his ass.’
And people would think before they killed somebody if a bullet cost five thousand dollars. ‘Man I would blow your fucking head off…if I could afford it.’ ‘I’m gonna get me another job, I’m going to start saving some money, and you’re a dead man. You’d better hope I can’t get no bullets on layaway.’

So even if you get shot by a stray bullet, you wouldn't have to go to no doctor to get it taken out. Whoever shot you would take their bullet back, like "I believe you got my property.”


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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2020, 07:34:54 AM »
Dave Chappelle is number 1 imo. He can touch topics that nobody else can.

Also a bit biased because I used to deliver to his house pretty much weekly. Super down to earth guy. His wife drove a Honda Odyssey?!?!

Chappelle and Rock are both legends. They are in a league of their own. Styles are somewhat different, both geniuses when it comes to their trade.

Another funny Rock bit was on inequality. Chris happens to live(or used to live) on the same street as a friend of mine in Alpine, NJ. And paraphrasing the segment, he was basically like..."you know how many black people live in Alpine? 3. Gary Sheffield, Patrick Ewing, and Mary J. Blige. The greatest people at their professions, period. You know what my white neighbor does? He's a dentist. Not the greatest dentist in the history of there world. He didnt invent anything. He's just a regular dentist." Some like that. And it was both relevant but funny and did a good job highlighting his issue.

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Re: Chris Rock
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2020, 10:33:25 AM »
Dave Chappelle is number 1 imo. He can touch topics that nobody else can.

Also a bit biased because I used to deliver to his house pretty much weekly. Super down to earth guy. His wife drove a Honda Odyssey?!?!

Chappelle and Rock are both legends. They are in a league of their own. Styles are somewhat different, both geniuses when it comes to their trade.

Another funny Rock bit was on inequality. Chris happens to live(or used to live) on the same street as a friend of mine in Alpine, NJ. And paraphrasing the segment, he was basically like..."you know how many black people live in Alpine? 3. Gary Sheffield, Patrick Ewing, and Mary J. Blige. The greatest people at their professions, period. You know what my white neighbor does? He's a dentist. Not the greatest dentist in the history of there world. He didnt invent anything. He's just a regular dentist." Some like that. And it was both relevant but funny and did a good job highlighting his issue.

Awesome.

I was very late to discover Chappelle.  This happens to me with some frequency.  I don't pay much attention to the entertainment world in "real time" mostly to avoid the noise. But of course I also miss out on the great stuff. But then when I play catchup a couple years later I feel like I've won the lottery because I have this huge back-catalogue of incredible material at my disposal.