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May 21, 2004

Fountain of youth...

Ever notice how over-the-hill celebrities just keep getting younger? Particularly when they aren't working any more.

Case in point, article on Bill Cosby (he had a sitcom in the 80's kids) embarrassing the NAACP with some off-color comments. Actually, he had a great bunch of points, maybe a little strong on the pound cake bit but still essentially true, but the crazy politically correct asses that protect such national treasures as drug pushers, illiteracy, and thuggery are up in arms.

Anyway, the photo accompanying the article is a head shot of BC in the 1960's, when he was a young-buck standup comic.  When you catch a glimpse of him now he's all Mr. Turtleneck and Sunglasses.  But this is the way of celebrity.  When they can't find a photo of you as you are now, or more likely when you can't be recognized by your current likeness, they use a photo of you as you were then.  And when you die at age 88, you're represented by a picture of yourself as 22

It is better than having people think the article is about Stevie Wonder.


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Comedian Bill Cosby embarrassed the National Association For Advancement Of Colored People (NAACP) at a gala on Monday - by attacking lower class African-Americans. The legendary star was speaking in Washington DC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling - which eradicated segregated schooling in America - but shocked organizers by using the platform to unfavorably compare sixties civil rights activists with today's youth. He said, "These people marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around. The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids - $500 sneakers for what? I can't even talk the way these people talk, 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' ... You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!" Cosby then added his thoughts that petty criminals who are shot dead should not be a source of sorrow. He explained, "These are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake and then we run out and we are outraged, saying, 'The cops shouldn't have shot him.' What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?"