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George Carlin (2) vs. John Waters (1); Updike advances

The bard of the suburbs wins yesterday‘s bout with another fine turn of phrase, this time brought to us in comments by Ethan: “Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” Updike, from “My Father’s Tears.” I want to hear from someone who can write like that about things […] The post George Carlin (2) vs. Show More Summary

National Portrait Gallery Honors Comedian George Carlin

Yesterday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. added a photo of comedian (and memorable religion-critic) George Carlin to the collection after a public vote:

"If you assumed that the man who said, 'The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe in it,' would not be pleased..."

"... that a picture of himself was to be displayed in the National Portrait Gallery, you’d be dead wrong. Yes, my dad, George Carlin, was famous for elucidating his displeasure with authorities like the government, big business, the military, and pretty much any other large institution you could name. Show More Summary

Listen to Unreleased Audio from the Comedy Set That Got George Carlin Arrested

2 days agoNews : Mediaite

The late comedic legend George Carlin's website relaunched this week, and with that came previously-unreleased audio from his standup days. Perhaps most notable are the rare recordings of his 1972 Milwaukee Summerfest set, which ended with his “Seven Dirty Words” routine and resulted in his arrest for obscenity.

George Carlin portrait added to The Smithsonian museum gallery wall

George Carlin today has his own space on the wall of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, and it's because you wanted to "Recognize" him there. The Smithsonian held an online vote last month among three nominees to hang a comedian's portrait on the museum's "Recognize" wall -- Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres or Groucho Marx -- and […]

George Carlin Smithsonian portrait to be unveiled, new Carlin website coming!

5 days agoHumor : Laughspin

Fans of classic comedy - and, in particular, Carlin purists - are in for one hell of a George injection. On March 27, not only will the late comedian's official website be re-launched, but his portrait is also to be unveiled at the Smithsonian National Gallery.

George Carlin (2) vs. Jacques Derrida; Updike advances

Yesterday‘s best comment comes from Zbicyclist, who wrote: My wife would prefer I not go to a talk by someone who wrote so extensively about adultery. But of course that would rule out both John Updike and Bertrand Russell. We could use “number of wives” as a tiebreaker, but instead I’ll go with Updike based […] The post George Carlin (2) vs. Show More Summary

RIP Sam Simon (1955-2015)

Sam Simon, the comedy writer/producer/director of sitcoms such as Cheers, The George Carlin Show and The Simpsons, who funneled millions of his own profits from the latter show into a non-profit foundation that rescued dogs, has died from cancer. Simon was 59. The Sam Simon Foundation announced the news today on Facebook: "It is with […]

George Carlin (2) vs. Barbara Kruger

To decide yesterday‘s contest, I’ll have to point to Jeremy’s comment: Rembrandt in a walk: -He believes that “God is in every leaf on every tree”. Most of his greatest paintings are portraits of himself or regular people (as opposed to portraits of kings or Popes, or mythical battles, or etc.) Same for his etchings. Show More Summary

On deck this week

Mon: Absolute skepticism equals absolute credulity (statistics edition) Rembrandt van Rijn (2) vs. Betrand Russell Tues: One simple trick to make Stan run faster George Carlin (2) vs. Barbara Kruger Wed: I actually think this infographic is ok Bernard-Henry Levy (3) vs. Show More Summary

My thoughts on the iPhone 6 Plus, five months later

I lead a mobile sedentary lifestyle. I’m not someone who travels a lot or needs to visit multiple sites during a workday. I like, as George Carlin once said, to bring…

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In "Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure," George Carlin told Keanu Reeves "One great rock song can change the world." Somebody at Sony must have been listening then, because it was only a few years later that Sony/Polyphony released what must be considered "The Dark Side of the Moon" of racing video games: Gran Turismo. Show More Summary

27 Quotes About Masturbation (NSFW)

"If God had intended us not to masturbate, he would've made our arms shorter." —George Carlin

Celebrities Tweet About the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special

On October 11, 1975 NBC's Saturday Night with host George Carlin debuted on NBC. At the time, ABC had a program called Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell. So it wasn't until 1977, after Cosell's show's was cancelled, that SNL changed...Show More Summary

SWEEPS DAY 17!! George Carlin Hosts NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT!!

SWEEPS DAY 17!! George Carlin Hosts NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT!! Alabama Snakes On AUSTIN CITY LIMITS!! The Premieres Of SEXY BEASTS And TRUE SUPERNATURAL!! New BLACK SAILS & SEX SENT ME TO THE ER!! Herc’s Saturday TV Talkback!! Read the full article on AICN On the eve of Sunday’s live SNL anniversary special, NBC is filling SNL’s regular 11:30 p.m. Show More Summary

An Interview Art Metrano - Part Two

Art Metrano: This singer Danny Winchell and I played a lot of Playboy clubs and we played New York. At the Living Room on 3rd Avenue, a very popular nightclub spot for dining and shows, we were the opening act for George Carlin. He had just split from his comedy partner Jack Burns. Show More Summary

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 › ]

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