Smoke and Mirrors

"Your momma's so lazy, the last time she had a job, the minimum wage was slavery." — White winner insulting black loser on MTV

Forget Bill Gates. I want to trade lives with Chris Tucker.

New Line Cinema has agreed to pay Chris Tucker $25 million to appear in Rush Hour 3, making him the highest-paid actor in Hollywood. [source]

A remarkable feat for a rather unremarkable entertainer. Any ComicView loudmouth could play his roles. Meanwhile, Jackie Chan will continue to earn less than his co-star for a far more demanding role.

Tucker has only appeared in two films since 1998 — Rush Hour and Rush Hour 2. He earned $3 million for the original and $20 million for the sequel.

$48 million for roughly one year of "work" over the span of a decade ain't too shabby.

sidenote: Rush Hour 2 is the highest-grossing comedy of all time. You'd think that honor would belong to, you know, a memorable film.

Color me surprised to see not one, but two black professional hockey players on Yahoo! Sports' NHL page Sunday morning. So they do exist…

On the bus today, I saw a black man wearing black fleece overalls by Tommy Hilfiger.

Designer fleece overalls? I thought. But only babies wear fleece overalls!

I can't remember the last time I saw someone wearing overalls. I'm fairly positive one side was unclasped though.

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