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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Today In B'Days....

The always lovely Whitaker is 47.

The usually annoying Eddie Griffin is 40.

Their birthdays were actually over an hour ago, but this is the first chance I had to post. I also wanted to post a related story....

Remember that debacle Eddie had about a year ago at the ultra boo-jee Black Enterprise 14th annual Golf and Tennis Challenge? If not I wrote about it HERE.

Well, Afro Nerd posted this story about the new version of this with the Bernie Mac/Obama function, and I could not agree more. Don't expect champagne when you buy Colt 45, I'm just sayin'!:

Must everything relate to Senator Obama? I think for the moment, the answer will be a resounding, "yes!" First off, please excuse the expletive laden stand up routine as performed by the incomparable Bernie Mac. It appears that Senator Obama's staffers were unaware or had a lapse in judgment by hiring a blue comedian such as Mac and then expecting Walt Disney corporate humor-don't let his recent work on the family friendly, Bernic Mac Show fool you! Eddie Griffin received a similar comeuppance last year when hired to perform in front of the Boule/Jack & Jill set (Black Enterprise members/supporters, more specifically) and his microphone was snatched from him by Enterprise publisher, Earl Graves. This time it was Obama coming to the "rescue" and denouncing. Word of advice to the good Senator-you can't denounce everyone. Check out this excerpt, courtesy of the Huffington Post:

CHICAGO (AP) _ Comedian Bernie Mac endured some heckling and a campaign rebuke during a surprise appearance Friday night at a fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Chicago, the 50-year-old star of "The Bernie Mac Show" joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language.

"My little nephew came to me and he said, 'Uncle, what's the difference between a hypothetical question and a realistic question?'" Mac said. "I said, I don't know, but I said, 'Go upstairs and ask your mother if she'd make love to the mailman for $50,000.'"

As the joke continued, the punchline evoked an angry response from at least one person in the audience, who said it was offensive to women.

"It's not funny. Let's get Barack on," a man shouted from the crowd, which paid $2,300 each to support the Illinois senator.

About 15 minutes later, Obama tried to smooth things over with a joke of his own.

"We can't afford to be divided by race. We can't afford to be divided by region or by class and we can't afford to be divided by gender, which by the way, that means, Bernie, you've got to clean up your act next time," Obama said. "This is a family affair. By the way, I'm just messing with you, man."

From IW:

A) I thought that ish was hella funny (I know Obama did too) and wasn't offended at all.

B) Ummm....Obama; you might want to calm down with the "denouncing", homes.

How Bernie probably side-eyed this foolishness


Urban Thought said...

I think the saying goes: "You Get What You Pay For."

I thought it was funny. That is some crazy mess. And why do people have so many sticks up their ass that they can't laugh at a good joke?

Just because its politics doesn't mean you cannot have a good time.

Just look at Bush... He laughs in the face of his critics as he stumbles through what he calls a presidency.

Always good stuff IW.

sdg1844 said...

Bernie is hilarious! Obama seems like he has a pretty good sense of humor, but you know some folks are too p-c to even get a joke anymore.

Tight asses. LOL

MsMarvalus said...

You know Barack was backstage somewhere, guffawing his ass off...but then someone came and told him that the crowd was boo-hooing and he had to say something...

Open up those tight asses and laugh, people...damn!

Thembi said...

I hate Forest Whitaker. I mean hot hate.

Anonymous said...

omg thank you so much for posting this. obama knows damn well that skit bernie did was funny. stop the nonsense. and there is no way in hell that obama DIDNT know Bernie would say the things he said. Bernie's been doing the same type of material for YEARS. so unless obama and his so called supporters have been living under a rock for the last 20 years, they knew damn well Bernie would push the envelope. Thats the type of comedic genius he was and why he was always my favorite. he never compromised, not even with his tv show. oh yea, by the way; where the hell is Bernie's publicist? and why isnt she defending his honor & legacy? she could have AT THE VERY LEAST issued a reply to the media for all that negative talk they were doing about Bernie. ole stinking bitch.