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The Comedian's-eye View of 06/07/99

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Excerpted-from: 06/07/99 -- ShopTalk

                         Monday June 7, 1999

    "I've reached the point where there aren't a lot of fingerprints
     on the scripts I get anymore...I used to be getting a lot of the
     stuff that Denzel and Wesley didn't want, or Denzel, Wesley and
     Forest Whitaker.  People perceive me in my own space now...I
     guess the biggest compliment you can get to see on a script
     breakdown is "Samuel Jackson-type."

                    - Samuel L. Jackson in Icon magazine.


Yugoslavia is holding talks with envoys from the West and Russia.  "If
there's a settlement near, NATO is bound to accidentally hit it." (Daily

Survivors of a sinking cruise liner sang the theme song to "Titanic"
throughout the ordeal.  "Many other survivors spoke of how they jumped over
the side to deal with impending horror of hearing that song again." (Jon

President Clinton has ordered an investigation into entertainment-related
violence.  "The probe will include whether Acme violated any laws by
providing Wile E. Coyote with so many weapons."  (Daily Scoop)

On Why Robby Gordon Lost The Race By Running Out of Gas: "He thought it was
the Indy 499. (Leno)

Yugoslavia now wants peace.  Tom Wolfe has written a new account of the top
5 percent of NATO fighter pilots.  The Right Target.  (Alan Ray)

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