Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Cosby Poundcake Mysteries

Certainly this seems like a rerun, or an entry tucked away in the archives, it’s not. Here I was innocently searching the internet for info on Cosby’s 1971 groaner, “Bill Cosby Talks to the Kids about Drugs” and this popped up. Cosby, on his Fuss Budget Tour made a stop at Constitution Hall in D.C. last spring and made an ass of himself, one more ‘gin. After ripping black folks a new one about their elocution, sneakers and their lazy parenting skills, he dropped this gem about the law and order in the streets ruled by old-timey confections and sodey pop.

"...These not political criminals," Cosby said. "These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake and then we run out and we are outraged, [saying] 'The cops shouldn't have shot him.' What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand?"

Please pardon Bill, he’s a veteran of the Hostess Wars. And really who in the world is getting shot in the back of the head over pound cake. Not only that, a piece of pound cake? What are kids wielding knifes in stores now, cutting a slice of cake and then gunning it? Then again I did remember seeing something on America’s Most Wanted about the feared and lethal, “88 Street Pound Cake Gang” one guy has a tattoo, some of the “o.g.’s” have moved on Snickers bars and the occasional can of Mister Salty…
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