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Center of A Goof deals 9 of Wodehouse’s ripest tales from the Nineteen Twenties, the characters are united by way of their worship of golfing. From Rodney Spelvin, the sickeningly handsome romantic poet who involves his senses whilst he discovers the sport, to Rollo Podmarsh, who finishes his around even if he thinks himself fatally poisoned, and Chester Meredith who discovers eloquence at the eighteenth eco-friendly, we meet the total diversity of humanity in reasonable climate and foul.

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Like I said, especially the fat ones. Do weathermen make me feel happy? Not necessarily. Do black newsmen make me feel happy? I don’t think so. Do fat black people in general on TV make me feel happy? Not in any way I can measure. It’s the intoxicating combination of black, weather, and fat that releases the endorphins locked in my brain. I like to call it the Roker Effect. Al Roker has a gift. He was the first fat black weatherman—that I can recall—to lift my spirits. Though my mother recounts an incident that occurred during my toddler years when I always seemed to wet my diaper whenever they had the news on.

The Man: That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do your show, Larry. To clear up some of the, uh, misconceptions and in some cases lies about who I am. I’m really looking forward to it. • 18 • I’d Rather We Got Casinos Wilmore: As am I. I want to get to all of that and even take some calls, if that’s okay with you? The Man: Absolutely. The only thing I like better than talking to normal people is screwing them and getting in their way. Wilmore: Beautiful. We’ll continue our talk with the Man and take some of your calls right after this short break.

I mean, I’ve hated you all my life and it’s very disarming to talk to you like you’re one of the guys. The Man: That’s one of the reasons I wanted to do your show, Larry. To clear up some of the, uh, misconceptions and in some cases lies about who I am. I’m really looking forward to it. • 18 • I’d Rather We Got Casinos Wilmore: As am I. I want to get to all of that and even take some calls, if that’s okay with you? The Man: Absolutely. The only thing I like better than talking to normal people is screwing them and getting in their way.

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