By Patrice Evans
Patrice Evans is The Assimilated Negro, a hyperobservant, savagely pop-savvy instigator bent on pranking the crap out of our smooth racial discourse. because the debut of his well known “Ghetto Pass” column for Gawker.com, Evans has been the infrequent voice able to talking to junkies for either White fortress and Colson Whitehead with equivalent perception and aplomb. His first e-book, Negropedia, is a wide-ranging, deeply idiosyncratic journey during the difficult racial panorama of the Obama period, aimed toward pop-culture shoppers on the intersecting fan bases of South Park and Chappelle’s Show, Scott Pilgrim and The Boondocks.
even if deconstructing Lil Wayne’s “no homo hypocrisy,” outlining the all-important Clair Huxtable code for locating a mate, or assessing Susan Sontag’s highway cred, Evans presents a circulate of bold outsider anthropology.
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Anon) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison) There are two kinds of people in life: people who like their jobs and people who don’t work here any more. (Anon) 48 o When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours. (Anon) 49 n DRINK 51 n A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints. (Italian) A drink precedes a story. (Irish) A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.
Anon) 35 Want a thing long enough and you don’t. (Chinese) Well done is better than well said. (Benjamin Franklin) You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. (Gandhi) You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it your all! (Anon) 36 h PROFESSIONS 37 s A bad compromise is better than a successful law suit. (Spanish) A lawyer’s fee and a prostitute’s wages are paid in advance. (Indian) A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. (English) A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Anon) 42 New laws are followed by new tricks. (German) ‘Virtue is in the middle,’ said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers. (Danish) When God wanted to punish man He invented lawyers. (Russian) s 43 R WORK 45 R A desk without paperwork is a sign of one born to delegate. (Anon) A tidy desk is the sign of a disturbed mind. (Anon) Hard work never hurt anyone. But then why risk it? (Anon) Make sure you are not irreplaceable: if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. (Anon) 46 R Multi-tasking: the art of screwing up everything all at once.