Why isn't Rick James dead yet?

posted March 8, 2004 by Jer

Jer

"What did the Hand say to the Face?" - The next person I hear saying this, I will slap personally. In fact, I'll make a special effort to come down on it.

Okay, the Charlie Murphy story about Rick James was funny. In fact, it was god damned hilarious. But I swear to CHRIST I'm sick of people repeating that one line ad nausium! I hear it on the Metro, I hear it on the street, I here it at parties and EVERY TIME I HEAR IT it repeated no less than 5 times within 2 minutes of the first utterance.

FIRST OFF There was a WHOLE LOT of other funny crap that came out of the whole Charlie Murphy/Rick James thing besides the 5 fingers/face joke. Second, everyone misquotes it. It's "What did the 5 fingers say to the face?" not "What did the hand say to the face?", and though it's not a particular atrocity in the great scheme of things, misquotation is one of my most fundamental pet peeves. Third... eh, I guess there isn't a third. This whole thing is just stupid and annoying.

Better idea. Next time someone start's repeating that Rick James line, I'm gonna start singing "Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Badger Mushroom MUSHROOM," just to see if it makes their heads pop.