Comments: Everyone Loves Chris

To me, Chris Rock is somewhat of a guilty pleasure. He's rude, crude, profane, and vulgar, much like the early days of Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. I really should avoid his kind of humor, yet he has gotten me rolling on the floor in painful laughter on more than one occasion. He has a knack for humorously speaking the truth about matters that go through just about everyone's head, regardless of race, yet wouldn't dare voice them in public. And he picks on his own kind and himself as much as he does others.

And my respect for him has gone up tremendously. One of the few voices in the entertainment industry to go against the main Hollywood BS line and stand up for what is right. Chris Rock, you rock.

Posted by diamond dave at October 3, 2009 11:21 AM

Agreed! That video he did on how not to get your ass kicked by the police is priceless.

Posted by PeggyU at October 3, 2009 01:46 PM

When, in regard to this case, I see people write "had sex with" instead of "raped" it pisses me off. The guy lured her into his house with a promise of making her a star and then drugged her. At age 13.

Posted by Carl Brannen at October 3, 2009 07:35 PM

And don't get me started on Letterman.

Posted by Carl Brannen at October 3, 2009 07:36 PM

DDave- He rides that edge and he can be funny as hell. He's so loud and extroverted, it's the type of personality that makes me cringe, but he's damn funny. I've not watched much of him, but what I have seen has made me laugh out loud.

Peggy- Good Grief, I have watched that so many times.

Carl- We were discussing this at work... who are these people that they think this is OK? Really.

And you mean David Letterman the victim? The employer who slept with his employees but is the victim??? It would be funny as hell if some of these employees slapped a sexual harrassment suit against him and sued NBC and him into last year.

Posted by Bou at October 3, 2009 09:35 PM

I thought it was somewhat amusing that the writer took the pains to state: "More than 100 filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen . . . have signed a petition voicing their objection to Polanski's arrest . . . of having sex with a 13-year-old girl . . ."

Woody Allen's signature should lend the whole petition tons more credibility. I am sure if John Wayne Gacy was alive, his signature would be on there, too.

Posted by Erica at October 4, 2009 07:05 PM