The late comedy great, Richard Pryor, was groundbreaking in his ability to push the envelop and redefine the industry for many comedians after him. He was known for his ability to bring to light social challenges in a humorous but thought-provoking way.
The Richard Pryor Special? aired in 1977 and was a ratings and critical success. In one particular sketch, Maya Angelou gave a chilling performance along side Pryor that displays her keen ability to convey the human spirit in a truly moving way.
According to Time World, China's capital city has reached a level of pollution where the only way to spot the sunrise is on a super-sized flatscreen. For those who would like to have an early-morning moment of inspiration, citizens of Beijing can gaze upon the city's LED screens to view the astronomical start to a new day.
Amou Haji is an 80 year old man who has chosen to live a solitary, nomadic life in Southern Iran. He hasn't bathed in 60 years and smokes a pipe filled with animal feces. Haji believes "cleanliness brings him sickness," according to the Tehran Times.
Though his chosen lifestyle may seem a little off, including eating his favorite meal of dead, rotten porcupine, Haji may be happier than many who live that of a more conventional lifestyle. He says the lacking of material possession actually makes him happy.