Off-Topic: First I discover there’s no League of Robots, and now this?

I was working on a post about how lame Mondays are due to the amount of work my job has on Mondays and the complete lack of interesting news the Record puts forth (and other asinine things like putting financial advice on the front page of the LENS section instead of in the Money section). But then the news hit the wire and I just couldn’t bring myself to bitch about such trivial things anymore.

Dolemite is dead. Rudy Ray Moore has died from complications with diabities at the age of 81 and the world is a little less bad ass because of it.

Nary a day has gone by where I’ve driven in Stockton and not shouted “Man, move over and let me pass ‘fore they have be to pullin’ these Hush Puppies out your mothafuckin’ ass!” at whatever old Asian lady I invariably get stuck behind.

Dolemite inspired one of only three recurring skits on MadTV that were actually funny (Making MadTV funny was probably Dolemite’s biggest accomplishment), he was an icon amongst icons, and most importantly…well, I’ll let him say it, “I’m gonna let ’em know that Dolemite is back on the scene! I’m gonna let ’em know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin’ up motha fuckas is my game!”

Fuckin’ up mothafuckas indeed. You will truly be missed by this honky ass mutha fucka.

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~ by El Duke on October 20, 2008.

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