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The Comedian's-eye View of 10/23/98

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Excerpted-from: 10/23/98 -- ShopTalk

                        Friday October 23, 1998

     "We are plants. He is the sun. There are not enough superlatives for
      this man...He's Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl and Marlon Brando. ...I don't
      think anyone will ever embody all that he can do.  It's endless. It's
      astounding one man can mean so much. Even in his debilitated state,
      he's a regal man."
		- Actor/comedian Richard Belzer talking about his friend
		  Richard Pryor at a Kennedy Center tribute to Pryor


Scary Store: Kroger's purchase of Oregon giant, Fred Meyer stores will make
it USA's largest supermarket chain....They plan to open the first combined
store on Halloween and call it "Freddy Kroger's. (Bill Williams)

Scary Spice: I think ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is taking her recently
awarded U.N. Goodwill ambassadorship a little too seriously.  She's now
insisting that everyone call her Boutros Boutros Spice.  (Steve Voldseth)

Scary Dictator: Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is accused of
terrorism, torture, and genocide.  The jailed leader did get a bit of good
news yesterday.  Psychiatrists say he is mentally fit to box in Nevada.
(Alan Ray)

Bomb Attack: Actor Kevin Costner will star in "13 Days," a film about the
Cuban missile crisis.  "He's perfect for the part.  Who knows more about
cinematic bombs than Costner?" (Perisho)

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