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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

George Carlin honored with street name, but local church isn't happy

It was just supposed to be one block, but a clerical error has extended George Carlin Way to two blocks in Manhattan's Morningside Heights neighborhood. Due to this mistake, the church he attended as a child — and skewered onstage as a comedian — is now standing on this extra stretch, despite protests. Show More Summary

Clerical Error Puts Church On New York's 'George Carlin Way'

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

The street named after the late comedian, who was known for his blistering attacks on religion, ended up being a block longer than city officials intended.

New Street Named After George Carlin Is Home To A Catholic Church

At long last, Morningside Heights has gotten its George Carlin Way. The late comedian's fans have been petitioning for a small stretch of West 121st Street to be renamed in his honor for years, and yesterday Mayor de Blasio put a ring on it, signing the street name into law. Show More Summary

Clerk's Screwup Puts Catholic Church on Street Named for George Carlin

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

The late George Carlin—comedic evangelist for the profane, antagonist of the faithful, author of When Will Jesus Bring the Porkchops?—is getting a Manhattan street named after him, and thanks to a paperwork failure, it will run past the childhood Catholic parish he embarrassed so badly in life. Read more...

Viva La Resistance

NSFW, because George Carlin: The “hygiene hypothesis” posits that “for many children in the wealthy world, a lack of exposure to bacteria, viruses, and allergens prevents the normal development of the immune system, ultimately increasing the chance of disorders within this system down the road”: “A child’s immune system needs education, just like any other growing organ […]

A Matter of Time (and Distance)

@TBPInvictus “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” – George Carlin A quick note on where I think technology might take us in the very near future. We’re well into the age of electronic toll collection systems (E-ZPass, etc.), the...Read More

False Equivalencies Between the Oppression of Palestine and Israeli Zionism

3 months agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

By Obaid H. Siddiqui George Carlin were Muslim (a statement that is probably causing him to turn in his grave), his list of dirty words would have numbered eight — the last of which being Zionism. For years, the term has been narrowly defined by the militaristic violence and oppression perpetrated upon the Palestinian people. [Read More...]

Cheers and Jeers: Monday

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Monday Carlin Six years ago we got the news that George Carlin had died at 71. Seems appropriate to remember him with some of his zingers, many of which bit hard: Viruses, mold, mildew, maggots, fungus, weeds, the e-coli bacteria, the crabs...nothing sacred about those things. Show More Summary

Tribute to George Carlin

    George Carlin passed away 6 years ago on June 22nd 2008. He is remembered for his unique and quintessentially New York voice, his coruscating mastery of the English language and his devastatingly funny insights into such timeless human follies as war, class, moral hypocrisy, God and golf. Live from the NYPL presents an...Read More

REWIND THE WEEK – 20 June 2014

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

George Carlin's f-word-laced riff on old age was the show-stopper post this week in terms of visitor stats. Someone tweeted it and droves of readers turned up. George's language wasn't much of an issue; most who commented loved the clip....

Newswire: Jay Leno to receive Mark Twain humor prize, step down, receive it again

Because sometimes life isn’t fair, The New York Times reports that Jay Leno will join the ranks of comedy legends like George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Steve Martin when he receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this October.  Kennedy Center chairman David M. Show More Summary

George Carlin on Being Old

3 months agoHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

It's a too-busy week here at Chez Bennett so I'm reaching for some easy stuff you might enjoy that gives me time to take care of business, as it were. One good way is video of George Carlin who is,...

Net Neutrality – A New Way to Hold Ideas, Innovation Ransom

“Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of ‘em are stupider than that.” – George Carlin I love the power of words. They shape, reshape your view, ideas of what’s real/unreal, true/false, bad/good. Remember Digital Rights Management? What a wholesome way to ensure you owned the video content you [...]

Career Lessons From Famous Comedians

There are career advice gems in quotes by Louis CK, Will Ferrell, Stephen Colbert, Lucille Ball, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Lily Tomlin, George Carlin, Chris Rock, and Steve Martin

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