I woke up this morning happy and looking forward to watching the Olympics for the next two and a half weeks only to find out that actor and comedian Bernie Mac died at age 50.  I remember the first time that I saw Bernie Mac on a Def Comedy Jam special and it was genius.  The most memorable line and the foundation of the set was "You don’t understand, I ain’t scared of you motherfuckers!"

By the third "You don’t understand" the audience was going crazy expecting the rest of the phrase.  It was almost a comic Pavlovian response.  He was crude, filthy, but his comedic timing and the cadence of his speech was unparalleled.  And most importantly, he was really, really funny.  A quick search on YouTube yielded the video of the Def Comedy performance (see below).  Bernie Mac you will be missed!

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