I’m sad that Dick Gregory is gone and want to honor him in this Forum for
having said one of the best things anyone has ever said about Mark Twain:
Twain, Gregory wrote, "was so far ahead of his time that he shouldn’t even
be talked about on the same day as other people….” (Callus on My Soul: A
Memoir, 2001, p. 256)
I LOVE THAT. Rest in Peace, Dick Gregory.
Shelley Fisher Fishkin
I'll add a joke that Gregory told:
Gregory walked into a café and sat down. "We don't serve colored people"
warned the waitress. "Well, I don't eat colored people" replied Gregory.
"Please bring me some fried chicken."
The fried chicken came, but some local boys stepped over to Gregory's table
and threatened "Boy, we're gonna do to you what you do to that chicken."
Gregory picked up the chicken and gave it a big kiss.
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From: Shelley Fisher Fishkin
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Subject: Dick Gregory on Mark Twain