Saturday, December 17, 2005

ICQ Chain Mail!

This message arrive to my ICQ account this morning:

(via Google Translate)
Ask ERNST TAKING! unfortunately the ICQ administration these 3 had. Chain letter start, because the 1.und 2. was not seriously taken. Starting from 1.12.2005 ICQ becomes liable to pay the costs! This being able to prevent by you min. of 18 members from your contact list this message send this is no joke (source: if you it to 18 members send-have, you email are gotten and your ICQ a flower become blue
Time for IM spam filtering.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Richard Pryor

A month ago, I was having dinner with my friend Mark, recounting how the night before, I was watching Sanford and Son. I told him how I was surprised to find out that Richard Pryor had a writing credit for the show. I watched for about 10 minutes. The show was about Fred's favorite cousin, his cousin's new wife, and her young adult, heavy, daughter. Fat jokes all some mild humor all around; it was OK. I could tell from the story and jokes it was written by Richard Pryor, or at least I pretended to know how to identify his stuff.

"I don't know if you know this, Mark," I said, "but Richard Pryor was instrumental in making that show a success."

"I didn't," he said.

"Yep. In fact, you know that catch phrase Fred Sanford used to say whenever he thought he was having a heart attack? He wrote that. Yeah, Richard Pryor came up with 'Elizabeth! I'm comin' to join ya!' but that was actually the version they used on TV; his was a little racier. The one Richard wrote into the script was 'Oh... _FUCK_!!!!!'"