OT: You really do never? / don't ever? know!

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 7 01:29:51 UTC 2008

Among the many anecdotes that I've posted is one about a group of
black kids in L.A. encountering a group of white kids with surfboards.
The black kids have no idea what these apparatus are. One of the white
kids explains the surfboards and their use. Then he asks, "Don't you
guys surf?"

BK: "Man, you ever seen a blood [a clip of "blood brother" or of
"youngblood" or of both; it's hard to know, for certain] (small "b,"
since this anecdote - 1964 - predates the formation of the famous gang
by about a dekkid) surf?"

WK: "No."

BK: "Well, if you do, you kick his ass!"

About ten minutes ago, I saw a commercial featuring what appear to be
three fat-and-forty bloods surfing. They could have been native
Hawaiians, but ...

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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