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Archive for August 9th, 2008

Bernie Mac Succumbs to Pneumonia

Posted by Ryan on August 9, 2008

Prominent entertainer Bernie Mac died today at the age of 50 from complications brought on by a tough bout of pneumonia. 

Bernie Mac eventually lived the American Dream through hard work, dedication, and a little bit of luck.  Born into a poor neighborhood with a tough upbringing, he did what he needed to do in order to excel in his career, which included being a street performer, working the club circuit for decades, before finally breaking through in “The Bernie Mac Show” which aired over 100 episodes from 2001-2006.  He’s been in numerous movies and shows both in front of and behind the screen. Recently, Mac came under fire for taking his act on the campaign trail, perturbing “The One” and his campaign with some R-Rated language while warming up a crowd.

His unique style and humor will definitely be missed.

AP photo.

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Darth Barack

Posted by Mike on August 9, 2008

Its Saturday, so how about mixing some politics with movie geekdom?

Hat tip:  Machosauce video via The Anchoress

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