Le Dordon craignos de Castelnaud.

Afrreux dordonQui pagaye si tard dans la noche sous le pont de pierre ?
C’est le paternel avec son rejeton.
Il serre le moujingue cabochard entre ses genoux,
Il le tient fermement, fini la fugue, retour à la maison.

– Fiston, pourquoi te vois-je en panique ?
– Oh dad’, gaffe plutôt là-haut le néfaste Dordon de Castelnaud,
Le  maupiteux Dordon goulafre, aux yeux vides et à la dent creuse.                                                    – Petit flombard, ça craint pas, c’est qu’une oeuvre d’art !

(…)    Avec l’aide de Jo Wolf von G.

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Albi. Cathedrale Ste Cécile et Palais de la Berbie.

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Albi est un joyau inestimable qu’il faut mériter. Plus d’Aéroport. No TGV. No autoroute. Et pourtant quelle beauté ! L’art de la brique à son sommet. Et dans le palais épiscopal de la Berbie, le musée Toulouse-Lautrec, grand peintre écrasé par la qualité de ses dessins (comme Daumier) et sa réputation d’affichiste.

Petit chien. Toulouse-Lautrec. 1898.
Petit chien. Toulouse-Lautrec. 1898.
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Richard Pryor Roast. Unedited 43:31 minutes version (1977)

(Thanks to Jason Kottke, this post by Tim Carmody)

(…) Everything Eddie Murphy did in the ’80s, Chris Rock did in the ’90s, Dave Chappelle did in the ’00s, or Louis CK’s done over the last decade is all there in Pryor. (…)

But Pryor was uncompromising and self-destructive, a common combination to breakthrough talents but deadly to life, limbs, and careers. His 1977 television series was at least twenty-five years ahead of everything on TV (and it aired in prime-time on NBC) but was pulled from the air after Pryor refused to cooperate with the network’s changes. He filmed just four episodes.

For the last episode, Richard was roasted by the cast of the show and a few special guests. The roasters include a very young Robin Williams and Sandra Bernhardt, longtime Pryor collaborator Paul Mooney, and very funny performances by Tim Reid (Venus Flytrap from WKRP in Cincinatti) and a young and frankly stunning Marsha Warfield (Roz from Night Court).

The unedited roast was never broadcast, for reasons that’ll be obvious. It’s raucous but more or less clean until Richard gets up to respond and lays them the fuck out. It is glorious.

Do not step to Richard Pryor. He takes it straight to eleven. And you love him anyway. (But if you are in a serious hurry, Richard Pryor starts halfway through at 26:15)

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