Heard in Barbershop II

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 22 19:35:00 UTC 2009

The token white barber working at the black Barbershop, asked whether
he thinks he's the Eminem of barbering, replies,

Hell, yeah! That's why they call me "The Real Slim Fady"!

As most people know, M&M had a hit album that was entitled, "The Real
Slim Shady."

In BE slang, blacks are called "shades" and white people are called
"fades." Hence, by punningly calling himself "Slim Shady," M&M claimss
that he's as good at rapping as any black rapper.

Then, the white barber, by calling himself "The Real Slim Fady," puns
on M&M's pun, claimiing that, though he's white, he's as good at
cutting Negroid hair as any black barber.

IMO, pretty funny.

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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