Molly Says

Friday, July 02, 2004

Bill Cosby is Set Aflame!

When I was a kid we had a lot of Bill Cosby's old comedy albums around, and I always used to play them. Why Is There Air, Right!, Wonderfulness, Himself, Revenge, I Started Out As A Child, etc. This is still great material, and now The Cos seems to have embarked on a totally new branch of his career, where he yells at young black people who are in the position he once was - which I gather is mainly working class and underpriveleged. It's fascinating to watch this prominent older black man rail against young blacks; it seems like he's just bulletproof and can say whatever he wants, without any pretense of loyalty to race. It's nice to see an individual speak out about what's burning him even though he will face great odds for doing so.