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Colleges Are Intolerant About Comedy That Promotes Tolerance

Colleges used to be the place where trailblazing comedians like George Carlin and Mort Sahl found receptive audiences for their biting and bold comedy. But as Chris Rock, whose new film Top Five opens December 12, told Frank Rich inShow More Summary

Fail Mary: Diocese of Brooklyn Tries To Make Catholicism Cool With New Campaign

As Cardinal George Carlin reminds us, Christ didn't come to Earth to give us the willies—he came to help us out! It's been awhile since the church underwent a needed revamp, and, well...maybe maybe they should have just left well enough alone. Below are some honest to God examples of the Diocese of Brooklyn's new ad campaign urging people to "return to mass." [ more › ]

Sheldon Richman on Jon Stewart's Sterile Satire

2 months agoNews : Reason

Political satire has a long and honorable history: Aristophanes, William Shakespeare, Jonathan Swift; W.S. Gilbert; George Orwell; Lenny Bruce; Dick Gregory; Tom Lehrer,  David Frost, and That Was the Week That Was; George Carlin; Spitting...Show More Summary

"Selfish, Ignorant Citizens Make For Selfish, Ignorant Politicians"

George Carlin explains why he doesn't complain about politicians... "this is all we have to offer, garbage in, garbage out" Maybe, he chides, it's not the politicians, "the public sucks, f#$k hope!" Source: Mike Krieger's Liberty Blitzkrieg blog

A funny thing happened to Caroline Hirsch...

Caroline Hirsch's comedic timing has translated into a knack for the funny business. Ms. Hirsch, who grew up in Flatbush, Brooklyn, as a fan of George Carlin, initially worked in retail before two... To view the full story, click the title link.

George Carlin Is Still Providing Jokes To Keith Olbermann’s Show From Beyond The Grave

GeorgeCarlin wasrecentlyhonoredwithhisownstreet inNewYorkCity,completewithatouchingceremonyfromfriendsandfamilysixyearsafterhisdeath.KeithOlbermann wassupposedtobeattheceremony,butcouldn’t.Tomakeupforit,OlbermannprovidedthisnicetributeonhisshowfeaturingabrandnewGeorgeCarlin.

Dylan Brody Interview

Dylan Broody has been in the comedy game for decades. So long, in fact, he had fans in legends such as Robin Williams and George Carlin.  To promote his first release on the Rooftop label, Nathan Timmel shot an email of questions Dylan’s way, and the answers are absolutely worth reading…   NT: So where […]

George Carlin gets a street named for him

More than six years after the great George Carlin died, he’s finally got a street in his old neighborhood named after him.

Keanu Reeves Should Be America's Poet Laureate

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Professor Chill, a cool-ass nickname I bestowed upon Speed 2 star Keanu Reeves, participated in a Reddit AMA on Monday morning that, among other things, revealed him to be a thoughtful spinner of words. Childhood, George Carlin, breakfast—nothing is too mundane for Reeves to weave. The title of his first poetry book? Reeves Weaves. Read more...

Sarah Silverman's Racy Return to SNL

SNL shifts into a different gear when a comedian hosts the show. In the early days, comic-hosts like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin were every bit as much a part of the show's countercultural brand as the cast members were. Show More Summary

Self-censorship on the Internet

In the U.S. we pride ourselves on freedom of speech and freedom of the press but at the same time we indulge in our own forms of censorship, much of it self-imposed. Web censorship self-censorship seven dirty words George Carlin FCC CCA MPAA

Self-censorship on the Internet

In the U.S. we pride ourselves on freedom of speech and freedom of the press but at the same time we indulge in our own forms of censorship, much of it self-imposed. Web censorship self-censorship seven dirty words George Carlin FCC CCA MPAA

Self-censorship on the Internet

In the U.S. we pride ourselves on freedom of speech and freedom of the press but at the same time we indulge in our own forms of censorship, much of it self-imposed. Web censorship self-censorship seven dirty words George Carlin FCC CCA MPAA

On the Death Penalty

Originally published July 13, 2001, in Comics Buyer’s Guide #1443 “You know the good part about the death penalty in Texas? Fewer Texans.” –George Carlin Some years ago, I wrote an issue of The Incredible Hulk which featured a character named Crazy Eight. She was a supervillain or hero, depending upon which side of the […]

Joan Rivers Showed Women It’s Okay To Be An Asshole (If You Want)

Yesterday, the world lost one of  THE most daring and fearless stand-up comedians we have ever known, male or female. Joan Rivers was a special kind of icon. She is one of the greats, up there with Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Being fearless in this world is not common. But Rivers plowed through this [...]

Is Soft Language Killing Your Pitch?

We just paid homage to Ernest Hemingway for his support of simple, clear and effective writing. Add George Carlin to the list of talented individuals reminding us to write tight. The infamously expletive-wielding Carlin could be the NSFW poster child. Show More Summary

TV Club: Rectify: “Act As If”

“We are what we don’t throw away: Teddy bears and barbells.”—Daniel Holden, “Act As If” One of the late George Carlin’s most famous stand-up routines hinges on the power of “stuff.” I won’t try to recreate here; it’s a spectacularly written bit, but the humor of the piece depends greatly on Carlin’s inflection and rhythms. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

Gin and Tacos: America's strong suits? Mister Tristan: George Carlin on war. Bay Area Houston: Let us prey. Middle Class Political Economist: Stopping job piracy. Corey Robin: Why go after women and workers? This installment by Batocchio. E-mail tips to mbru AT crooksandliars DOT com.

Despite Opposition from Its Leaders, a Catholic Church Ends Up on “George Carlin Way,” At Least for Now

In 2012, Kevin Bartini began a petition to name a New York City street -- the one George Carlin lived on -- after the famed comedian who died in 2008: That idea didn't go over so well with the local Catholic leaders because there's a church on that street and Carlin was no fan of religion:

Error Puts Church on George Carlin Way

A clerical error has renamed a Manhattan block that contains a church after the late comedian George Carlin, the merrily vulgar comic who relentlessly mocked it for years after attending its school as a child. The city renamed a two-block...Show More Summary

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