Like a longshoreman quoting George Carlin during a David Mamet play, Goodfellas has no shortage of cursing, and with the F-bomb being dropped nearly twice per minute, Martin Scorsese’s 1990 classic is one of the most profane films of all time. (It’s part of the reason why we love it so much!) And while the…
(Steven Hayward) This old George Carlin (RIP) routine about environmentalism has been around a while, but since it’s Earth Day, time for an encore. One thing I noticed upon watching again recently is that it seems you can make out a few disagreeable people in the audience heckling him for transgressing the Party Line:
The poor guy died in adolescence.
Arthur Goldstein had a post at FB that reminded me of this, much worth recalling in these early campaign days of false choices between neolibs and neocons. From 10 years ago.
Submitted by Ellen Brown via The Web of Debt blog, "The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t.... You have owners." - George Carlin, The American Dream According to a new study from Princeton University, American democracy no longer exists. Show More Summary
Most of the coverage you’ll see about the passing of Carlin this week – that is, assuming you see any at all, I don’t think I’ve seen a single mention on Australian TV – will cover his infamous “Seven Words” sketch and how it helped to break down free speech barriers. Tell that to the […] The post In Honour Of George Carlin appeared first on cameronreilly.com.
For yesterday’s semifinal, I was all ready to go with this argument by Zbicyclist in favor of Cervantes: For someone who wasn’t writing in English, he’s credited with a fair number of English catchphrases. Let’s bring the old guy back to life and see what else he’s got. Show More Summary
Yesterday‘s winners were determined by Zbicylist’s comment: Nasty, brutish and short — and not necessarily human. Pretty good, but now that Hobbes has made it into the Final Four, the competition’s stiffer. He’ll need something better than “nasty, brutish, and short” to get past Cervantes and make it into the final. Show More Summary
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
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:
"... 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
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.
Family of Carlin releases rare, unreleased records to mark relaunch of late comedian's website.
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 […]
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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.
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
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 […]
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
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