we're all going to die.
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That's not so difficult, you know.
Well, to be fair to Dane Cook, I'll point out that Dennis Leary ripped off, to a great extent, most of Bill Hicks act. And I concur with assertion that many commedians (black or otherwise) rippded off Richard Pryor.
I guess commedians do a similar thing that bands do: find something that works and lift it. It is unfortunate, especially when the ripper becomes more popular than the rippey (Dane Cook -> Louis CK, Dennis Leary -> Bill Hicks). I saw Carlos Mencia's act once and while I couldn't place it, I just remember thinking "I suppose this could be funny, although, it sounds tired and boring." I do agree that if they make you laugh that's all that is important. For me, this is not the case with Dane Cook, although this really makes me laugh:
Dane Cook Parody
yeah, b/c it's so EASY to quit smoking.First off, it was not suicide because of clinical depression. It was a drug overdose. I can't say I feel any particular pity for someone who OD's on drugs, except for the family of the deceased. Someone who is doing that to themselves does not have the proper respect for life, so they have given away their right to live.
This is an extreme position to take. By the same token, have smokers given away their right to live? Or people with unhealthy diets?
I can say that I wouldn't feel too bad for people that began and continue to smoke despite knowing the consequences and then proceeded to get lung cancer.