Speaking of Great Thinkers…Mr. Paul Mooney

A man finds a bottle and rubs it. A Genie pops out. The Genie says “I’ve been in there for centuries thank you letting me out. You get 3 wishes. I’m tired of talk – just think them and they will be.” So the man thinks and poof: a mansion appears. Poof: naked women running around everywhere. Then poof: the KKK in full garb appear, take the man out and lynch him from a tree. The next day the Genie is at Starbucks talking with other Genies because that’s where they drink their coffee. He speaks of the day before. “They all wish for the same thing: the mansion and naked women, but the 3rd wish was so confusing. Why would you want to be hung like a Nigger?”
–Paul Mooney

Tonight I saw Mr Paul Mooney. Comedy Legend. Friend of Richard Pryor. Writer of comedy ranging from Letterman to In Living Color and one of the most intense comedians you will ever see. People either love or hate him because he doesn’t bullshit. He puts everything on the table from Race to Politics and is so cutting and insightful that it hurts. Its hurts so much that people leave because they feel offended or attacked. His comedy is piercing, well written, concise, demanding – I could only ever hope to be a fourth of the comic he is. I aspire to punch a person is the face with my words that say “Wake up this is the world we’re living” that make you really look at things in a new way. Wow. See him. Whether you hate him or love him you will understand why he is one of the greatest of all time.

Don’t you spray paint those walls you little Nigger you Puerto Ricans – that is graffiti! But a white man finds a mountain and puts his face on it. And that’s history.–Paul Mooney

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