(Steven Hayward) I sometimes like to muse that nearly all the trouble and confusion of the modern era comes from the obfuscations of nomenclature. Actually I think I heard George Carlin explains this first, but it goes something like...Show More Summary
The Queens of the Stone Age frontman and the comedian also chatted about “The Handmaid’s Tale,” escapism
George Carlin had the seven words the FCC wouldn’t let you say, Star Trek Discovery has just the one. Star Trek: Discovery‘s producers apparently feel that the word “God” has no place on the bridge of a Federation starship. Series star...Show More Summary
Comedian George Carlin's 1972 routine "the seven words you can never say on television" underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties and constraints of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has changed over time captures the evolving American psyche, according to a new study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge.
(San Diego State University) George Carlin's 1972 routine 'the seven words you can never say on television' underlined his generation's rejection of the niceties of post-war American society. Seeing how the use of these swear words has...Show More Summary
A post shared by Kelly Carlin (@kellycarlinishere) on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:07pm PDT In May 2016, the National Comedy Center acquired the rights to the rather extensive archives from the late comedian George Carlin, who was known for being rather meticulous. With the help of his daughter Kelly, the NCC is now set to...
This year’s edition of the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, traditionally held the week following Montreal’s Just For Laughs in upstate New York, will feature a week of performances and panels, “Comedy and the Human Condition,” which partners the new National Comedy Center with the renowned Chautauqua Institution. on a week titled July 31st – August 6th. Jim […]
In his classic comedy routine, "A Place for your Stuff," George Carlin argues that the whole point of life is to find an appropriately sized space for the things you own. What holds for people is also true for bacteria.
MONDAY BEER AND WINE LINKS, MUSING 06.26.17 George Carlin, beer rater (see below) Administrative note: There will be no more weekly links here until August. Not a complaint about upcoming travel, but there simply won’t be time to collect and organize them, and my body likely will have no idea what time zone it is […]
"Broad City" is upping George Carlin's famous list of "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television" to eight.
Just last year, NECA turned the Wyld Stallyns and the late George Carlin’s Rufus into retro-style Bill & Ted action figures, leaving many fans to wonder if the character of Death would be coming in the future. Played by William Sadler in 1991 sequel Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, “the man with no tan” is one of […]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE … Friday Carlin Blogging Raise a glass of whatever ya got handy and wish a Happy Birthday to the late George Carlin, who would've been 80 today. He spent many a glorious decade dissecting language, culture, politics and human nature, wielding a comedic scalpal and jackhammer with equal dexterity. Show More Summary
It’s an irony the late liberal comic might appreciate. “George Carlin’s infamous comedy routine about the seven words you can’t say on television is still an unofficial guideline the FCC uses to determine whether language is in violation of Federal Indecency laws,” according to Parents Television Council President Tim Winter.
Really interesting collection of articles and columns from Wired: GEORGE CARLIN. LENNY BRUCE. THAT DOG PUPPET.We’ve always had comedians zinging truth to power. (“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress.Show More Summary
Ask any stand-up comedian today who the best stand-up of all time is or was, and they’ll likely tell you Richard Pryor, George Carlin, or want to make cases for both equally as the top of the tops. Ask any Jewish comedian from the Baby Boomers through Generation X that same question, and they’ll quickly […]
Comedian George Carlin was right: Our homes and offices are an accumulation of stuff. Wherever you look, there’s stuff. There’s stuff piled on stuff. And stuff stuffed into our closets and attics. Our floorboards groan under the weight of so much stuff. Show More Summary
From the Slope of Hope: Since today is President's Day, I think I'll write about something Presidential. And this quote from our patron saint George Carlin is absolutely crucial to the piece: "When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. Show More Summary
A young Jon Stewart spoke with the late George Carlin in a 1997 interview from the HBO special George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy. During the interview, Carlin talked about his early life and how his upbringing prepared him for a career in comedy. Related Laughing Squid PostsRemembering Comedian George Carlin Through the YearsEarly Louis […]
SERIES The History of Comedy The premiere of this new documentary series profiles groundbreaking comics, including George Carlin, Dick Gregory and Lenny Bruce, who embraced the risqué side of comedy and risked their careers, prison and more to battle censorship. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN The Big Bang...