he’s a complicated man, and no one understands him but his woman


Bernie Mac
1957 - 2008

He said, “Bern, why do black folks use the word ‘motherfucker?'” Let me break it down, what the word “motherfucker” actually means. “Motherfucker” is a word that black folks have been using for years. It’s about expression. Don’t be ashamed of the word “mother-fucker.” Because “mother-fucker” is a noun: It describes a person, place or thing.

When you’re listening to one of our conversations you might here the word ‘motherfucker’ about 32 times. Don’t be afraid of the word motherfucker. If you’re out there this afternoon and you see like 3 or 4 brothers talking, you might hear a conversation and it goes like this:

‘You seen that motherfucker Bobby? That motherfucker owes me $35 motherfuckin’ dollars! He told me he gonna pay my motherfuckin’ money last motherfuckin’ week. I aint seen this motherfucker yet. I called the motherfucker four motherfuckin’ times, but the motherfucker won’t call me back. I called his motherfuckin’ momma the other motherfuckin’ day; she gonna play like the motherfucker wasn’t there. I started to cuss her motherfuckin’ ass out, but I don’t want no motherfuckin’ trouble. But I’ll tell ya one motherfuckin’ thang: the next time I see this motherfucker, and he don’t have my motherfuckin’ money, I’m gonna bust his motherfuckin’ head!

And I’m OUT this motherfucker!

One of my favorite comedians of the last six years – clever, expressive, talented and apparently a joy to work with.

Also, we lost Isaac Hayes this past weekend. He should be remembered as much for his excellent work as ‘Chef’ on South Park as for his pioneering work in the soul and R&B genre.

Between Mac and Hayes, we woke up to a significantly squarer world on Monday morning.


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