In the previous post, I took the title from a line of dialogue from the Eddie Murphy concert film, “Delirious.” This was huge back when I was in college (or shortly after I got out.) So in comments, I was explaining to Cassie, my favorite chronologically challenged mother, what it all meant.
I explained that it came from Murphy’s bit where he was impersonating various singers. He was talking about how Michael Jackson would get all sensitive on the ladies, and cry if he wasn’t getting through. He then did a spot on impression of MJ singing “She’s Out of My Life,” before dissolving into tears and saying, “Tito, get me some tissues… Jermaine, stop teasing.”
I loved this bit, but even more, I loved the bit that followed, when he did an extended impression of James Brown. He just killed it and it eventually gave birth to one of my favorite SNL sketches, “James Brown’s Celebrity Hot Tub.”
When I was making the response comment, I went to YouTube to look up the MJ clip, so I could reference it. But afterward, I just had to play the James Brown bit. Still kills me, I swear.
Now, to the reason I’m explaining all this… On the way to work this morning, what should appear on my MP-3 player? Eddie Murphy’s James Brown bit. I laughed all the way to the subway. Then on the way home? James Brown’s Living in America came on. How does it know? Spooky.
Office Steeler Rebels-Update
Remember how I have my workplace Steelers Underground Fan Club? We had a pre-game pizza dinner in the top floor boardroom. Thirteen of us got together for a little pizza, a little Steelers fellowship and a lot of joking on the Ratbird fans. It was so much fun to see the other Execs wander by, look in, and just shake their head.
One of our group sent around an email detailing the staggering number of incidences of the number “7” surrounding this Steelers post season:
And if they win we'll be in seventh heaven.”
One of our members outdid herself by not only bringing Steelers plates, cups and balloons, but chocolates!
And if that’s not enough, Sunday would be the birthday of Steelers beloved radio announcer, the late Myron Cope. We have way too much going for us to lose this game, right? Right?
More Stillers Laughs
My dad emailed me this joke… it’s been around for some time, but the beauty is that you can fill in any group you want. Anyway, it cracked me up, so I thought I’d share: