Arpith Siromoney 💬

Aren’t We All Messed Up

“People are getting warped senses of humor now. All these kids playing video games–boy, I’ll tell you, in twenty years we’re gonna have a race of destructive kids who are stupid because they didn’t go to school. But they’ll have great reflexes. I’ll tell you, in 100 years this is gonna be a messed-up place. I don’t care, ‘cause I’ll be dead and gone.

“My experience is what I share with the audiences,” he continues. “I don’t look at them and say, ‘Boy, aren’t you funny.’ I’m looking at them, saying, ‘My, aren’t we all messed up.’

Eddie Murphy, in New York Magazine, October 1982 (Google Books).