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Tuesday, 03 June 2008


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@Frontier Former Editor: Great comment. And yes he was such a welcome relief to our country which has gotten so horribly politically correct (and incorrect). Good to have a laugh at such a delicate issue.

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Speaking from the American side, Rock also has a wonderful ability to make all sides of the racism debate uncomfortable as hell about their own prejudices and preconceptions. The phrase "Some of my best friends are . . . ." is just another pistol target for Rock's world view.


I really, really believe that laughing is necessary to life. Like air.

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@kyknoord: You think so? Can't see how.

@daisyfae: Dave Chappelle. Now you're talking.

@morti: Ag ja. It would be funny if only it wasn't so tragic.


i think i missed something. i was under the impression that the country was already under the rule of (in)famous comedians.


Love Chris Rock... puts it out there. If you've not discovered Dave Chappelle, he takes a more insightful, circumspect approach to racism and life - but is brilliant! One of my favorites:


I've always thought that comedians getting actively involved in politics would be something of a conflict of interest.

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