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About PAUL

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows on February 9, 2011 at 10:16 pm

The Real Negrodamus

Oh yes – About Paul Mooney… He is one of the most funny, wise and tactfully blunt brothers that I have ever observed. Surely you’ve seen him on David Letterman, or talking about Oprah on an occasion, or just being Negrodamas on The Dave Chappell Show?

No?

Well perhaps you remember him from his DVD “KNOW YOUR HISTORY – Jesus was black“?

No? Yes? I thought so! How could you NOT KNOW Paul Mooney. The brother is edgy and real. Almost too real to be on film, but not really. Thank goodness for DVD’s and edgy comedy show productions that bring Mr. Mooneys wise comedy to life.

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Paul was born August 4, which makes him a Leo and even bolder than that– he shares the same birthdate as President Barack Obama. In fact Paul wrote a comedy sketch for “The Richard Prior Show” called “The first black president”. The sketch depicted the 40th President of the U.S. to be black. Could you imagine if our president (also born on August 4th) would be so brazen and forth right with his “recollections of history” and “out look for his own race” while honing the U.S. throne? How real…how scary. White America would be lost. If you happened to catch “The Richard Prior” skit in the headlining video – please tell me you cracked up hearing Richard Prior say, ‘White America is anxious to get below 5% Unemployment, but Unemployment in the hood is at 45%”. 45%? Why??? ‘ Talk about side cracking funny. The skit also predicted that there would be black owners and coaches in the NFL…30 years before today. That’s so much more than “comedy” and today it is noted “history”. I thank God it was filmed/televised.

Know Your History - Know Paul Mooney

Here are the goods on Paul Mooney per wikipedia.org:

Paul Mooney became a ringmaster with the Gatti-Charles Circus. During his stint as ringmaster, he always found himself writing comedy and telling jokes, which would later help Mooney land his first professional work as a writer for Richard Pryor.

Mooney wrote some of Richard Pryor’s routines for his appearance on Saturday Night Live, co-wrote his material for the Live on the Sunset Strip, Bicentennial Nigger, and Is It Something I Said albums, and Pryor’s film Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling. As the head writer for The Richard Pryor Show, he gave many young stand-up comics, such as Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Marsha Warfield, John Witherspoon, and Tim Reid, their first break into show business.

Mooney also wrote for Redd Foxx’s Sanford and Son, Good Times, acted in several cult classics including Which Way Is Up?, Bustin’ Loose, Hollywood Shuffle, and portrayed singer/songwriter Sam Cooke in The Buddy Holly Story.

He was the head writer for the first year of Fox’s In Living Color, creating the character Homey D. Clown, played by Damon Wayans. Mooney later went on to play Wayans’ father in the Spike Lee film Bamboozled as the comedian Junebug.

Paul Mooney initially appeared in the sketches “Ask a Black Dude” and “Mooney at the Movies” on Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. He later appeared as Negrodamus, an African American version of Nostradamus. As Negrodamus, Mooney ad-libbed the “answers to life’s most unsolvable mysteries” such as “Why do white people love Wayne Brady?” (Answer: “Because Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X.”) Mooney was planning to reprise his role as Negrodamus in the third season of the Chappelle’s Show, before it was canceled.

In 2006, Paul Mooney hosted the BET tribute to Black History Month titled 25 Most @#%! Moments in Black History. In this show, he narrated some of the most shameful incidents involving African Americans since 1980. The top 25 moments included incidents involving Marion Barry, Terrell Owens, Wilson Goode, Michael Jackson, Flavor Flav, Whitney Houston, and Tupac Shakur amongst others.

How many black folks do you know
who will stand
toe to toe;
and face to face with the truth?
Beyond those in the Bible, the 13th disciple and Ruth —

Who could it be?
None other than Mr. Mooney.

He’s well respected, he’s wise, he’s good looking and he’s black.
He writes comedy, he motivationally speaks and he even acts.

Richard Prior may be deceased but PM continues to keep it real
about what’s going on in foreign hoods – our racial bads and goods
and of course with what’s going on atop of the hill.
Is he someone that you can feel?

Is he too strong for general purposed TV?
Perhaps indeed — so go out and cop his DVDs.

About Paul MooneyI just wanted to bring him to light,
I’m Qui
On a Black History Scene of comedic rights and insight.

I was wondering amidst all of Pauls wisest absurds
why he would ever agree to bury the “N Word”?

–May I never be skerd
to use the N-Word.
Because my race counter parts certainly will…
Thus “to not bury it” is my appeal.

It is a WORD. However tough.
I understand its meaning – I didn’t make it up.


[or click here if video doesn’t open for you: http://youtu.be/Zy0cDYJ7dh8]

The 1st Black President Skit
Written by: Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney
30 years before President Obamas Administration

Foot-IN-Mouth Disease

In Communication, News on August 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

The funniest thing happened on the way to the store the other day… I pulled up to the grocery store and saw the cutest little hispanic lady with 4 tiny children, sitting on the curb eating drumsticks (ice cream dipped in chocoalte & sprikled with nuts). As I approached the entrance of the building the cute ‘family of 5′ stood up and begin to prepare to leave, (it looked as if they didn’t drive, but walked to the store – thus the ice cream break). Very cute.

I noticed when the woman stood up, she was a tiny 4’8 or so and was well into her “due date”. She looked to be in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy. So as I approached the ’5-fam’, I said, “Hello”. The children smiled and said likewise, but the woman just stared at me, while licking her ice cream. So I spoke to her again and told her how pretty her “bundle of joy tummy” looked . Again, the woman just stood there, staring, licking her ice cream. Curious as to why she didn’t say “hello” and seemed to be continuously “stuck on stare”, I asked, “No habla espanol?” She replied, “Yes I speak English — but I’m not pregnant“. LOL!

Oh Damn– (too bad she just didn’t say “hello” – when first I spoke) 🙂

This was definitely an innocent case of “Foot-in-Mouth” Disease. When the cute hermana revealed she wasn‘t pregnat, I immediately dropped my full grill smile and went into straight SERIOUS FACE. My exact words were (while focusing on the barrel that was her belly), “Oh damn. I am so, so, so sorry“. Then I tried to close with something cheesy like, “…but you’re so pretty and little, and“… After an awkward silence, (so big that a MACK TRUCK could have driven right through it), I concluded, “Oh well….GOOD DAY!” and with a pep in my step I proceeded to enter into the grocery store.

My comment had nothing to do with intentional derrogativeness, but was an untimely compliment. Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Mel Gibson did not share my “intentions” during thier exhibitions of “foot-IN-mouth disease”. They were being honest with their emotions and orally responded how they felt; each one utilizing the word “nigger” to invoke some type of negative emotion. In fact, Dr. Laura said it 11 times and has since “decided” NOT to RENEW her RADIO CONTRACT because of it:

I fault no one for being honest with how they feel. I fault no one for having foot-IN-mouths disease out of the best of intentions. I do, however, have a problem with intentions to invoke pain by usine oral power. Which is exactly why, (like D.L. HUGELY), I did not go along with the “burrying of the N-Word”. No one can kill a word, let along “bury it”. Come on black people. You don’t have to use the N-Word, but I strongly suggest you don’t put it “out of sight – out of mind”, because many of our peers, (like Dr. Laura and Mel Gibson) have NOT burried it. Common sense. This is America. Founded on slavery and the country that “invented” the negative history of the N-word itself.

I am a word artist so please believe me when I tell you that WORDS have POWER. If you don’t acknowledge the power of a word because it HURTS YOU….trust me, someone soon is going to offend you with the very word you thought you buried. AGAIN you don’t have to use the word, but please know that not doing so is your personal choice; thus when it is being spewed out just remember it is A WORD and not a RESURRECTION. The word “nigger” never died and has gone no where.

TERMINAL Foot-IN-Mouth Disease is what our forementioned peers are diagnosed with. I don’t know about you, but Laura is no Dr. that I’d ever trust and Mel Gibson is an old white dude that’s quickly being forgotten. AWESOME! …and that’s too bad. I wonder how Danny Glover feels about “the condition” of his former Lethal Weapon Co-Star? Danny’s an intellectual, and like most intelligent folks I know, I’m sure he has “charged it to the game“.

Momma always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say nothing at all,
I’m Qui
We could learn a few things from Laurel & Hardy…..SILENCE is GOLDEN.

News Peruse

In Griot, Music, News, TV Shows on August 12, 2010 at 11:45 am


Oh my goodness gracious, I haven’t talked about ‘the news’ in a while
But that didn’t stop it from being made & going ‘rogue wild’.

Ooo child — have you heard of multiple stabbings in multiple states at hand?

Turns out they may have all been done at the hand of an Isrealite man.

What in the world could have been his brotherly plan?
The US backs Isreal on the (‘iffy ally) soil in which they stand.

So everybodys got problems; life can be bumpier than the phenomena Himalayas.
Idol contestants find problems to exceed mountain peaks – just ask Fantasia.

Recent divorce papers, being filed by the wife of an “ALLEGED” alduterous man,
puts Fantasia at the heart of the break up during her ALBUM RELEASE stance.

So you didn’t know about Fantasia’s New Album? Well go on and jam a preview of it today.
Besides can’t nobody top the BREAK UP between Jennifer & Brad for Angelina anyway.
Hey-eeyy! 😉

Tyra Banks stays on my television – I’ve been digging her flow;
Her shows are an asset to our culture and insightful like…WOAH!

The links will lead you to a show entitled: “RACIAL PERCEPTIONS
and naturally “the most racial guest” would have been from Texas!
IN-HOUSE IGNORANCE does vex us.
God bless the ties that connect us

Mel Gibson & Dr. Laura Schlessinger know what I’m talking about;
she recently went on a rant and ‘The N-Word’ was flying out of her mouth.
IGNORANCE is not limited to the ‘in house’ South.

Burrying “the word”
was just a lie in the form of a weak verb.

We’re at the end of our business week and wouldn’t you know
The weekend has partying for my future in tow.
Uh-oh!

I’m the birthday girl in a few short days
So “the news could bare blues”, but all I see is sun rays.

I’m Happy, I’m Healthy, I’m Loving dear LIFE,
I’m Qui
Perusing the News bidding you a PRODUCTIVE stride.

Regardless of what the medias pushingEverything is going to be alright.