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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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So much good stuff on the main page!  Check it out and come back and tell me what you think.

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Re: Great White Hype comes true; love from the New York Times and more!
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2017, 01:01:47 pm »
From the main page:

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Roperís promoter, Reverend Fred Sultan (Jackson), concerned about his fighterís sagging pay-per-view (PPV) buy numbers, concocts a scheme to stimulate interest in Roperís next bout by finding a white opponent that casual boxing fans can get behind, hoping the racial dynamic would increase ticket and PPV sales.

When Mike Tyson was in his boxing prime, I was one of those suckas who fell for those 30 second knock-out matches in the mid-1980s.  As a boxing fan, you start to realize that a $60 - $100 pay-per view ticket at Madison Square Garden for less than 1 minute of boxing is "...is a con."  :)

Don't forget that drumphf was a part of that scam.

'Great White Hype' does make some humorous commentary about brothers knockin' brothers out for entertainment.  Samuel L. Jackson as Reverend Fred Sultan seemed more intimidating in this movie than he did in 'Pulp Piction'.

Dude was a master manipulator.

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Re: Great White Hype comes true; love from the New York Times and more!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 03:53:57 am »
Speaking of master manipulators, here's another great sketch by Animator Levi Louis, a caricature of the infamous, uncle tom boxing promoter, don king! 


Back in th' day, Levi and I used to attend the various animation festivals in downtown Manhattan. He was describing an independent animated short featuring the boxing con man he was working on. Levi was at his best when he applies the pencil to the paper. 


Little did we all know that don king would be the part of puppetine's minstrel sideshow during the 2016 presidential campaign run.  :-[

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Re: Great White Hype comes true; love from the New York Times and more!
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 09:17:48 pm »
awesome illustration!!!