December 14, 2005
"See I lived through hardtimes before, people talkin bout these is hardtimes. HARDTIMES was waaaay back, and it was...they didn't even have a year for it, just called it 'hardtimes'. It was dark ALL the time. I think the sun came out on Wednesday. And if you didn't have your @$$ up early, you missed it! So I happened to be out there one Wednesday, and the sun hit me right in the face, and I grabbed a bunch of it - rubbed it all over myself. Cuz shyt, I ain't have nothin else. Said 'Shyt, I might as well have some sun on my face.' And, as time went on, I remembered it was Thursday. I said, 'Damn, that sun was a bytch. That's why they didn't want us to have none of it.' Cuz it cheer u up inside, you see.
....you didn't ask to come to this muthaf#*%@, and you sure can't choose how to leave. Cuz you don't know when u gon go, so don't take this shyt serious. You better have some fun, and plenty of it. Cuz when the shyt old and you ask for a recharge, it's too late. So all I can say is, keep some sunshine on yo face."
--Richard Pryor's character "Mudbone". Last night Comedy Central was replaying a tribute to Richard Pryor from a few years ago, with a lot of old footage. (Ironically, the tribute was called "Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!"). It ended with this monologue. I cold only find it one place online, and even then I had to dig through the internals of Google's cache, but I kind of like this font-astic version of it.