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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?"