The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6'4", African-American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. 
 
The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell is a humorous, well-informed take on the world today, tackling a wide range of issues, such as race relations; fatherhood; the state of law enforcement today; comedians and superheroes; right-wing politics; left-wing politics; failure; his interracial marriage; white men; his up-bringing by very strong-willed, race-conscious, yet ideologically opposite parents; his early days struggling to find his comedic voice, then his later days struggling to find his comedic voice; why he never seemed to fit in with the Black comedy scene . . . or the white comedy scene; how he was a Black nerd way before that became a thing; how it took his wife and an East Bay lesbian to teach him that racism and sexism often walk hand in hand; and much, much more.

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16 and Pregnant

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his mother being single, 35 and pregnant with him. In that time, those were more unusual circumstances, but today there are television shows devoted to just that situation, like MTV's '16 and Pregnant'. (p. 14)
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A.M. Chicago

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W. Kamau Bell writes about moving to Chicago in 1984, the same year Oprah Winfrey took over as host of 'A.M. Chicago'. (p. 9)
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Breaking Bad

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that TV hasn't been interesting since the last episode of 'Mad Men'. "Or was is 'Breaking Bad'? No...it was definitely 'The Sopranos'...unless it was 'The Wire'." (p. 2)
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Days of Our Lives

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother, who loved her NBC soap operas, including 'Days of Our Lives', 'Another World', 'Texas', and 'Santa Barbara' (p. 27)
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Empire

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell asks why you're reading his book, wondering if perhaps it's just a distraction until the next season of 'Game of Thrones' is back on TV, "(or 'Luke Cage' or 'Insecure' or 'Empire' or 'Veep')". (p. 2)
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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his mother, saying that everyone loves his mother. He writes that when his mother (Janet Cheatham Bell) comments on one of his friend's Facebook posts, that they are more excited that someone seeing their new home on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition', or the guests on the 'Maury' show who find out they are "not...the...father.". (p. 7)
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G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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Game of Thrones

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell asks why you're reading his book, wondering if perhaps it's just a distraction until the next season of 'Game of Thrones' is back on television. (p. 2)
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General Hospital

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his grandmother's love of soap operas. Specifically, NBC soap operas. He adds that he and his grandmother didn't watch ABC's 'General Hospital' or CBS's 'Young and the Restless'. (p. 27)
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Insecure

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell asks why you're reading his book, wondering if perhaps it's just a distraction until the next season of 'Game of Thrones' is back on TV, "(or 'Luke Cage' or 'Insecure' or 'Empire' or 'Veep')". (p. 2)
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Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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Luke Cage

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell asks why you're reading his book, wondering if perhaps it's just a distraction until the next season of 'Game of Thrones' is back on TV, "(or 'Luke Cage' or 'Insecure' or 'Empire' or 'Veep')". (p. 2)
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Mad Men

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that TV hasn't been interesting since the finale of 'Mad Men'. (p. 2)
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Maury

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his mother, saying that everyone loves his mother. He writes that when his mother (Janet Cheatham Bell) comments on one of his friend's Facebook posts, that they are more excited that someone seeing their new home on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition', or the guests on the 'Maury' show who find out they are "not...the...father.". (p. 7)
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My Favorite Martian

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that after re-watching episodes of 'The Incredible Hulk' as an adult, he could tell that Bill Bixby thought he was a better actor than the series allowed him to be. He notes that Bixby was stuck in television because of his role in 'My Favorite Martian' and 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' (p. 37)
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Password

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W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)
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Premium Blend

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W. Kamau Bell writes about his first ever appearance on Comedy Central, on the show 'Premium Blend'. (p. 32)
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Santa Barbara

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother, who loved her NBC soap operas, including 'Days of Our Lives', 'Another World', 'Texas', and 'Santa Barbara' (p. 27)
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Soap

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, he could choose the TV shows. While he mostly loved watching cartoons, he also enjoyed reruns of shows like 'The Brady Bunch', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Monkees' and 'Soap'. (p. 27)
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Super Friends

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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Super Password

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)
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Texas

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother, who loved her NBC soap operas, including 'Days of Our Lives', 'Another World', 'Texas', and 'Santa Barbara' (p. 27)
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The Amazing Spider-Man

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
As a kid, W. Kamau Bell loved superheroes. He writes about watching 'The Amazing Spider-Man'. (p. 35)
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The Brady Bunch

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, he could choose the TV shows. While he mostly loved watching cartoons, he also enjoyed reruns of shows like 'The Brady Bunch', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Monkees' and 'Soap'. (p. 27)
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The Courtship of Eddie's Father

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that after re-watching episodes of 'The Incredible Hulk' as an adult, he could tell that Bill Bixby thought he was a better actor than the series allowed him to be. He notes that Bixby was stuck in television because of his role in 'My Favorite Martian' and 'The Courtship of Eddie's Father' (p. 37)
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The Dukes of Hazzard

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Although 'The Incredible Hulk' was W. Kamau Bell's favorite TV show as a kid, his second favorite was 'The Dukes of Hazzard'. (p. 37)
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The Flintstones

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W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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The Incredible Hulk

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W. Kamau Bell writes of his love for the TV series 'The Incredible Hulk'. (p. 35)
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The Joker's Wild

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W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)
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The Monkees

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, he could choose the TV shows. While he mostly loved watching cartoons, he also enjoyed reruns of shows like 'The Brady Bunch', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Monkees' and 'Soap'. (p. 27)
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The Partridge Family

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W. Kamau Bell writes about watching television with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, he could choose the TV shows. While he mostly loved watching cartoons, he also enjoyed reruns of shows like 'The Brady Bunch', 'The Partridge Family', 'The Monkees' and 'Soap'. (p. 27)
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The Price is Right

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W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)
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The Sopranos

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that TV hasn't been interesting since the last episode of 'Mad Men'. "Or was is 'Breaking Bad'? No...it was definitely 'The Sopranos'...unless it was 'The Wire'." (p. 2)
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The Transformers

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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The Wire

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that TV hasn't been interesting since the last episode of 'Mad Men'. "Or was is 'Breaking Bad'? No...it was definitely 'The Sopranos'...unless it was 'The Wire'." (p. 2)
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The Young and the Restless

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his grandmother's love of soap operas. Specifically, NBC soap operas. He adds that he and his grandmother didn't watch ABC's 'General Hospital' or CBS's 'Young and the Restless'. (p. 27)
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ThunderCats

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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Tom and Jerry

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. (p. 27)
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Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell

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W. Kamau Bell writes about his short-lived television series 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell'. (p. 3)
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United Shades of America

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W. Kamau Bell writes about his CNN television documentary program, 'United Shades of America'. (p. 4)
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Veep

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell asks why you're reading his book, wondering if perhaps it's just a distraction until the next season of 'Game of Thrones' is back on TV, "(or 'Luke Cage' or 'Insecure' or 'Empire' or 'Veep')". (p. 2)
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Voltron: Defender of the Universe

This Television Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about watching TV with his grandmother. When she would fall asleep in her chair, the TV was his, and he loved to watch cartoons such as 'Tom and Jerry', 'Looney Tunes', 'The Flintstones', 'Super Friends', 'ThunderCats', 'G.I. Joe' and 'Voltron'. He notes that he did not care of 'Transformers' however. (p. 27)
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Wheel of Fortune

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W. Kamau Bell writes about spending time with his grandmother, watching game shows such as 'The Price is Right', 'Wheel of Fortune', 'Password', 'Super Password', 'Deal of the Century' and 'Joker's Wild'. (p. 27)
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It refers to these movie series...

James Bond

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W. Kamau Bell writes that his dad is cool, like a Black James Bond. (p. 21)
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Mad Max

This Movie Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
In writing about the current state of America/the world, W. Kamau Bell says that it feels like the day before the start of one of the 'Mad Max' movies. (p. 2)
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Ride Along

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W. Kamau Bell writes about his father being a hustler, like Kevin Hart in the 'Ride Along' movies. (p. 10)
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Star Wars

This Movie Series is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about Harrison Ford and how he looked in the first three 'Star Wars' movies, as opposed to how he looked in the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. (p. 37)
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Superman

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W. Kamau Bell writes that the last time 'Superman' made any sense was in the 1970s. (p. 36)
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The Matrix

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W. Kamau Bell writes about his mother who is like a "Matrix-style oracle". (p. 8)
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It refers to these books...

Famous Black Quotations
written by

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This Book is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his mother's book, 'Famous Black Quotations'. (p. 9)

Frankenstein
written by

This Book is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about the television show 'The Incredible Hulk', how it was a twist on the book 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' with a nice helping of 'Frankenstein' thrown in. (p. 35)

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
written by

This Book is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about the television show 'The Incredible Hulk', how it was a twist on the book 'Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde' with a nice helping of 'Frankenstein' thrown in. (p. 35)

It refers to these movies...

Black Belt Jones

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his father having a huge afro in the 1970s, looking like Jim Kelly from 'Enter the Dragon' or 'Black Belt Jones'. (p. 21)
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Enter the Dragon

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about his father having a huge afro in the 1970s, looking like Jim Kelly from 'Enter the Dragon' or 'Black Belt Jones'. (p. 21)
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Jaws
part of Jaws

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell notes that in the 1970s, Hollywood got "dark and cynical' adding that even Steven Spielberg put out the scary film 'Jaws'. (p. 37)
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Mad Max: Fury Road

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about election night in the United States in November 2017, asking what happened that night. He also guesses that people didn't realize November 8, 2017 was the last night before the apocalypse, adding "Cue to the next day and a bald-headed Charlize Theron is driving a car across a barren wasteland for ninety minutes." - referring to the most recent Mad Max movie, 'Mad Max: Fury Road'. (p.2)
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
part of Star Wars

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes about Harrison Ford and how he looked in the first three 'Star Wars' movies, as opposed to how he looked in the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'. (p. 37)

Superman
part of Superman and Superman (Christopher Reeve)

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that the original Superman movie is better than any of the Superman films that followed. (p. 36)

The Book of Eli

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This Movie is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that he prefers his post-apocalyptic movies to be more like 'The Book of Eli' rather than 'Mad Max'. (p. 3)
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It refers to these groups...

Rage Against the Machine

This Group is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that his favorite bands include: Living Colour, Rage Against the Machine and Fishbone. (p. 36)
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Fishbone

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W. Kamau Bell writes that his favorite bands include: Living Colour, Rage Against the Machine and Fishbone. (p. 36)
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Living Colour

This Person is referred to by The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell written by W. Kamau Bell
W. Kamau Bell writes that his favorite bands include: Living Colour, Rage Against the Machine and Fishbone. (p. 36)
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

Skankin' to the Beat
performed by Fishbone

Bonin' in the Boneyard
performed by Fishbone

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