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I'd Rather We Got Casinos | [Larry Wilmore]

I'd Rather We Got Casinos

Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective.
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Within these pages are the musings, the revelations, the ruminations, and the reflections of the incomparable Larry Wilmore. Here, collected for the first time, all in one place, are his Black Thoughts. From why black weathermen make him feel happy (or sad) and why brothas don't see UFOs to his search for Black Jesus or his quest to replace "African-American" with "chocolate," Wilmore has finally relented, agreeing to share his unique (black) perspective. Soon, you too will have the ability to find racism in everything. Bring back the Shetland Negro and do away with Black History Month! After all, can twenty-eight days of trivia really make up for centuries of oppression? In Wilmore's own words, "I'd rather we got casinos!"

©2009 Hardstone Productions, Inc.; (P)2009 Hyperion

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    chris Kelowna, BC, Canada 02-06-11
    chris Kelowna, BC, Canada 02-06-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Some bits funny, some not"

    I always enjoy Wilmore's spots on The Daily Show. His mild take on racism has some unexpected reversals -- like the title, "I'd rather we got casinos". The bits in this book are in the same vein but most go on too long and lack punch. I would say it's amusing most of the time and funny only some of the time. His delivery is perfect though. He is an excellent narrator.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, United States 01-30-12
    Kyle DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, United States 01-30-12
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    "If you like Larry Wilmore you'll like this!"
    If you could sum up I'd Rather We Got Casinos in three words, what would they be?

    Larry Wilmore Hilarious


    What other book might you compare I'd Rather We Got Casinos to and why?

    I Am America and So Can You


    What about Larry Wilmore’s performance did you like?

    He has a great tone and humor


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Marianna Fallbrook, CA, United States 03-07-10
    Marianna Fallbrook, CA, United States 03-07-10
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    "Laugh out loud at times"

    Enjoyable book with laugh out loud moments throughout the book. Some of the themes could have been less repetitive but overall an entertaining listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine Kailua Kona, HI, United States 09-14-09
    Katherine Kailua Kona, HI, United States 09-14-09 Member Since 2003
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    "2 stars and a lemon"

    Wilmore has his moments of brilliance, and he truly is a funny guy, but this collection gets redundant and wearing. Maybe because he's such a good physical comedian, some of his material falls flat without the accompanying shtick. In places where he's "interviewing" another character, it becomes hard to follow. I didn't give up on this book, but I wish I had...

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Bernadette MESILLA PARK, NM, United States 06-10-11
    Bernadette MESILLA PARK, NM, United States 06-10-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Horrible."

    Could only take about fifteen minutes of this book. Don't waste your time or money.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Tucson, AZ, United States 03-18-11
    Steven Tucson, AZ, United States 03-18-11

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    "Great title, the rest... meh."

    I love Larry Wilmore. His segments on The Daily Show are hilarious. So perhaps my expectations were a little high going in. I hate to slam the guy, but I really felt let down by the quality of his book.

    As with most comedians who take to writing humor books, his is built on "chapters" that are really just stand-up bits writ large. Unfortunately, with Wilmore this comes out as a watering down rather than as an opportunity for him to riff on a topic. The premises are kind of clever, the bits and routines are humorous, but I found myself getting bored waiting for them to pay off; few of them ever did.

    Take a second and look at the expression on Wilmore's face on the cover of his book. Go ahead, scroll back up. That expression he's wearing reflects how I felt after listening to this book. "Meh."

    If you like him and wish him success as I do, great. But rather than throw money at his publisher as a way of demonstrating your love for or appreciation of him, just send him a check for the amount the audiobook would have cost you. I wish I would have done it.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Giovanni Fredericksburg, VA, USA 12-30-09
    Giovanni Fredericksburg, VA, USA 12-30-09
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    "Very Funny... at times"

    The book has its very high points and its very low ones too. I enjoyed the first half of the book but started to lose interest as it kept going, as it keep me waiting for a laugh.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    James Weimar, TX, United States 06-06-11
    James Weimar, TX, United States 06-06-11
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    "Too racist"

    I couldn't make it thru half of this audio book before shutting it off. I found it too racist twards all nationalities.

    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
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