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Old 12-12-05, 12:46 PM   #1
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RIP Richard Pryor Ride

We should ride in honor of the man. Then go to someone's house and watch
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Old 12-12-05, 12:50 PM   #2
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yeah... sure... why not
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he was raised in a brothel in Peoria..

i seem to remember an effort to have a street named after him.. but for some reason it never stuck. i wonder why?
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Richard Pryor should be made an honorary nun, posthumously.
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I was quite saddened to hear of this yesterday. Amongst all of my comedy collection, no one is better than Pryor. When I listen to Eddie I hear Pryor. When I listen to Lawrence, I hear Pryor. Both of them have acknowledged Pryor in their material and deservedly so.

Personally, I think we should watch Stir Crazy. Pryor and Wilder together was great.
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he was raised in a brothel in Peoria..

i seem to remember an effort to have a street named after him.. but for some reason it never stuck. i wonder why?
There's a Richard Pryor St. in Peoria...saw it on the news last night. It's got a sign right under it that says "Formerly SHERIDAN RD." Ha!
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They should name a brothel after him - Pryor's Place like the TV show.
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I would be down for this. I need some mileage and it is beautiful out. Name a time and place and I'm there.

I will wear my all black polypropylene long underwear, in mourning of course.
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Who will assume the important responsibility of being lit on fire during the ride? I will take care of the free-basing part of the equation.
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Who will assume the important responsibility of being lit on fire during the ride? I will take care of the free-basing part of the equation.
We'll have to draw straws for that honor. I'll be reprising his role from The Wiz.
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Well, my polypropylene longjohns are quite flammable and I will be smoking a cigarette or two today, so the possibilty is there...but I'm not promising anything.
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i watched a stand up DVD by dave chappell the other nite. he's great but owes alot to pryor. his White Guy voice for one thing...

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Comic genius, you think he set himself on fire by accident? Hell no, he knew it would make a great bit!!!
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