I’ve been hearing about the alleged “Seinfeld Curse” for years now, but I never really paid it any mind, since all of those folks are rich. Despite the fact that Elaine is the only person from the show consistently working right now, I doubt any of them are missing any meals. So they’re not really cursed. Just…unable to adapt or reinvent themselves.
I had to give the curse theory a second thought today though. I just heard on the news that Michael Richards, aka Cosmo Kramer, dropped the “N” bomb while being heckled by audience members at a stand up comedy show.
By the “N” bomb, I mean the word “n*gger”. Not “n*gga” with an “a”, but “n*gger” with an “er”. For some reason, more and more white folks have been getting away with using the “a” version now. I’m still not comfortable with that, but since a lot of black folks are calling themselves “n*gga”, one can get only so mad at simple minded white people trying to mimic what they see black people do to each other without taking some responsiblity for it. That’s the price you n*ggas have to pay for saying it so much. Don’t blame hip-hop either. Lil’ Wayne was not your elementary school English teacher.
Back to the topic at hand. Upon getting booed and heckled while onstage, Kramer allegedly said “n*gger” and “50 years ago, you’d be hanging from a tree” or something along those lines to somebody in the audience. It’s pretty safe to say that this was not a taping of “Def Comedy Jam” or “Comic View”. If it were, I’d probably be writing Kramer’s obituary right about now instead of just making fun of his ignorant racist comments.
Richards must be taking this “Curse of Seinfeld” thing pretty hard. To go from one of the most famous and highly paid people on sitcom television, to getting booed offstage and turning into the stand up comedy version of the Soup Nazi…That’s a pretty steep fall from grace.
So today, I am giving out the Pookie Award for Crackhead Excellence to Michael “Cosmo Kramer” Richards, for sticking a nail in the coffin of what was left of his career. I hope your daugher gets pregnant by Flavor Flav. Also, I hope Lil Jon moves in next door to you and keeps you awake every night yelling “YEEEAAAAAAAAAH!” into a megaphone.
Oh yeah. I also hope that you find out your wife once slept with Wilt Chamberlain.
Now, time for a public service announcement.
To all people who work in the service industry: If you want someone to give you a tip, you must first do your job in a competent, timely manner. I say this, because I almost had to throw a delivery man from Eastern Carryout down the stairs yesterday after he asked me for a tip. Normally, I would have just given one, but this guy arrived almost an hour and twenty minutes after I called, my food was cold, and as I found out later, he put the wrong drinks in the bag. Maybe I’m just a jackass, but in my mind, that’s more than enough reason to tell someone to get the hell off my porch and beat it after getting my food.
Well, the guy who delivered my food didn’t feel that way. I asked him for my change, and he said “No tip? I have to put gas in the car.”
So I said, “You took over an hour to get here, and the resturant is 15 minutes away WALKING!” I decided to toss him a dollar and shut the door in his face, but as soon as I saw that one of the drinks was wrong, I immediately regretted even giving him that one extra dollar. I started to call the resturant, since this is the 3rd time they have taken their sweet time bringing food over to my place. Instead, I just decided to never eat there again and blow up their spot via the blog. So to everyone: DO NOT order from Eastern Carryout on New Hampshire Avenue in the Silver Spring area. If you do, please make sure to NOT tip the 40something Asian delivery man. If he says something about it, tell him that Leon said “Go to Hell.” Thank you, loyal readers. I trust that you will do the right thing!Tweet