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What exactly was Daddy Rich ?


I guess he was a reverand, but he also seemed like a pimp with all the women around him. Maybe he was a combination of both ?

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He was basically a flashy dressed con artist.

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There used to be a so-called evangelist back then that was all flash and bent on money -- "Reverend" Ike: "...His critics said he preyed on the poor and conned the faithful into giving him donations that he spent on cars, clothes and homes for himself. The IRS and the Postal Service investigated his businesses..."

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I believe that the fictional Daddy Rich was based on the real live Reverend Ike.
To learn more about Reverend Ike, read his obituary at
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/nyregion/30ike.html?_r=1

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Reverend Ike had a pink Caddy.

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His personalized license plate "TITHE" says it all. A tenth of all his followers' income that was pledged to the church went to him so he could buy his car, etc.

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Ha - I didn't notice the license plate.

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What is TITHE ?

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One-tenth of annual produce or earnings, formerly taken as a tax for the support of the church and clergy.
To pay or give as a tithe.
"he tithes 10 percent of his income to the church"



Whose idea was it for the word "Lisp" to have an "S" in it?

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ha - then that was the perfect license plate !

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