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(George) Carlin To Vegas: I HATE YOU
New York Post ^ | 12/07/04 | Richard Johnson

Posted on 12/07/2004 11:20:04 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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1 posted on 12/07/2004 11:20:04 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Being a comic, and having the reputation of "dissing" every place he ever worked, this should be taken with a grain of salt.


2 posted on 12/07/2004 11:22:12 AM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: NPR for White Trash)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
" When a woman yelled something that sounded like "stop degrading us," Carlin fired back, "Thank you very much, whatever that was. I hope it was positive; if not, well, [bleep] me," using slang for oral sex.

Ahhhhhhh. Those traditional, down home blue state "values" on proud display, once again... < /sarcasm>

3 posted on 12/07/2004 11:22:29 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: theDentist

Rest of America to Carlin: WE DON'T CARE


4 posted on 12/07/2004 11:23:04 AM PST by Ohiomedina (Art is long, life short; judgment difficult, opportunity transient.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Whatta Bad American.


5 posted on 12/07/2004 11:23:35 AM PST by JennysCool (A plan is not a litany of complaints)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Carlin used to be funny. Now, he's just another ultra-liberal comic has-been.

Maybe I grew up and he didn't. Anyway, something changed since the glory days of AM & FM and Class Clown. He must be the one who changed because I still think those old albums are hilarious.

6 posted on 12/07/2004 11:23:53 AM PST by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary. You have the right to be wrong.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Carlin thinks he's a good bit smarter than the rest of us.


7 posted on 12/07/2004 11:24:30 AM PST by artzboy (Just a redneck in search of truth and beauty.)
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To: newgeezer

He's not all that liberal. His books are filled with Anti-PC rants that would make some liberals' heads spin.


8 posted on 12/07/2004 11:25:13 AM PST by Borges
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
It'll be a short hiatus, however: He's jumping to the Stardust in February after a falling out with the MGM Grand.
9 posted on 12/07/2004 11:25:16 AM PST by JennysCool (A plan is not a litany of complaints)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Carlin was funnier when he was strung out on drugs.


10 posted on 12/07/2004 11:25:18 AM PST by My2Cents ("Well...there you go again.")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I lost all respect for this ungreatful leftist scum years ago.


11 posted on 12/07/2004 11:26:09 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (Free Republic is 21st Century Samizdat)
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To: Borges

Yup. His anti-PC stuff is truly great. He's an equal-opportunity offender, always has been.


12 posted on 12/07/2004 11:26:33 AM PST by JennysCool (A plan is not a litany of complaints)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Well whaddya know? George Carlin really IS a Bad American after all!


13 posted on 12/07/2004 11:26:41 AM PST by asgardshill ("We march by day and read Xenophon by night.")
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To: My2Cents
Carlin was funnier when he was strung out on drugs.

Too bad he didn't do a Lenny Bruce, and take it to the next (logical) level. :)

14 posted on 12/07/2004 11:27:22 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Not smart. Where do you go after Vegas? Also, I wish the HBO Comedy Channel would quit showing his lame specials. He might have been cutting edge in previous decades, but now he's just old.


15 posted on 12/07/2004 11:27:26 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Carlin told the crowd of 700 that he was looking forward to going back east "where the real people are." He added, "People who go to Las Vegas, you've got to question their [bleeping] intellect . . . Traveling hundreds and thousands of miles to essentially give your money to a large corporation is kind of [bleeping] moronic. That's what I'm always getting here is these kind of [bleeping] people with very limited intellects."

Wow... What a wonderful example of "real people" from "back east." I'm sure the patrons of Las Vegas are all distraught over how much lowlier scum they are than this fine, upstanding example of human dignity. I know I wish I had half the intellect of George Carlin.

16 posted on 12/07/2004 11:27:31 AM PST by TChris (You keep using that word. I don't think it means what yHello, I'm a TAGLINE vir)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

George is headed for history while still living.


17 posted on 12/07/2004 11:27:37 AM PST by bmwcyle (I wear sleepwear therefore I think (When they are off I am single minded))
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Carlin hasn't been funny since his heart attack (1981?).

It's a shame. I saw him right after in Atlantic City. He read his routine of 4X5 cards and half of the audience stood up and walked out when he started a long, graphic, very unfunny dissertation of picking one's nose.
18 posted on 12/07/2004 11:27:49 AM PST by Beckwith (John Kerry is now a kept man . . .)
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To: newgeezer
Carlin used to be funny.

I think it was 1970-ish that he made his last funny comment.

19 posted on 12/07/2004 11:28:46 AM PST by Protagoras (Government exists to defend rights, nothing more.)
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To: newgeezer
Hey George:


20 posted on 12/07/2004 11:29:02 AM PST by tx_eggman ("All I need to know about Islam I learned on 09/11/01" - Crawdad)
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To: FormerACLUmember
We, locals, who live in Vegas agree with Carlin in that we question the tourist intellect also. They do pay money to see George Carlin.
22 posted on 12/07/2004 11:29:35 AM PST by WesternPacific
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Translation: they wouldn't renew his contract.


23 posted on 12/07/2004 11:29:37 AM PST by Spok
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I love Carlin but he is getting crankier to the point where he's not funny.


24 posted on 12/07/2004 11:30:31 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Beckwith
Carlin hasn't been funny since his heart attack (1981?).

Or when his wife died.

Baseball/Football was probably his last good routine.

-PJ

25 posted on 12/07/2004 11:30:32 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I used to think that Carlin was the funniest guy I had ever seen, but when I see him on TV nowadays he strikes me as far more bitter and cynical than funny.


26 posted on 12/07/2004 11:30:33 AM PST by jpl (The tribe has spoken, now for goodness sake, get a life.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I used to think Carlin was hilarious. Some of his comedy is quite funny. However, over the years I have come to the conclusion that much of his stuff is really not that funny; its just "edgyness" of shock and swear words. Thats not to say that swearing and shock can't be funny. Sam Kinison was one of the best ever.


27 posted on 12/07/2004 11:30:40 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: TonyRo76

He wasn't always like that though! He became that way in the 90s. He used to be this laid back post-hippie type observer of life's minuate.


28 posted on 12/07/2004 11:31:00 AM PST by Borges
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Carlin has admitted in interviews as recently as this year that he is disgusted with most of what America stands for. He seems to be anti-everything and pro-nothing. I thought he was clever at times, but my revulsion for his open antagonism to this country has tainted the sound of his voice for me. He is a misanthropic wretch who has spit on the very culture that has made it possible for him to prosper.


29 posted on 12/07/2004 11:31:35 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Couldn't you have stopped shooting at us and watched your baby grow instead?)
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To: newgeezer
I don't think Carlin is a liberal as much as he is an anarchist. He just hates authority in all its forms. Therefore, he's not funny any more. Humor needs a target, and when EVERYTHING is a target, well, it just loses some of its punch, no?
30 posted on 12/07/2004 11:32:44 AM PST by Jokelahoma (Animal testing is a bad idea. They get all nervous and give wrong answers.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Norm Clarke reports that Carlin told the crowd of 700 that he was looking forward to going back east "where the real people are."

Moron. Everyone in Las Vegas is from somewhere else.

31 posted on 12/07/2004 11:32:59 AM PST by skeeter
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Like "real people from back east" don't ever visit Vegas... Oh wait, they don't have to with Atlantic City being there, which is totally non-corporate... /s


33 posted on 12/07/2004 11:36:09 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: newgeezer

George Carlin is a bitterly disillusioned and deeply unhappy man. It shows in his comedy act, and is extremely unattractive. Some people find him funny, I find him to be demented.


34 posted on 12/07/2004 11:38:08 AM PST by jeremiah (Sunshine scares all of them, for they are all cockaroaches)
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To: tx_eggman
LOL! Loved it!
35 posted on 12/07/2004 11:38:16 AM PST by TChris (You keep using that word. I don't think it means what yHello, I'm a TAGLINE vir)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Traveling hundreds and thousands of miles to essentially give your money to a large corporation is kind of [bleeping] moronic. That's what I'm always getting here is these kind of [bleeping] people with very limited intellects."
LOL... Drop another hit, Georgie.
36 posted on 12/07/2004 11:38:28 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

It's really sad. I saw him in concert in Houston back in 1979, and he was hysterical. Now he's just a bitter, cynical old crank who makes Scrooge look like Pauly Shore...


37 posted on 12/07/2004 11:38:38 AM PST by Exeter
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To: newgeezer

I loved him in "Jersey Girl" but he kept using God's name as a curse word.........I HATE that!


38 posted on 12/07/2004 11:39:44 AM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has already been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: JennysCool
Ironically, Carlin started in radio in Wichita Falls, Texas, after he was discharged at Sheppard AFB from the USAF. Carlin on local radio station there was hilarious. Somewhere along the way, his cynicism has gone over the edge into abysmal crass mediocrity.
39 posted on 12/07/2004 11:42:57 AM PST by vetvetdoug (In memory of T/Sgt. Secundino "Dean" Baldonado, Jarales, NM-KIA Bien Hoa AFB, RVN 1965)
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To: jeremiah

Comedy seems to be a young man's game. It seems most comedians as they get older become deeply cynical and upset. Even Mark Twain became a complete misanthrope at the end of hsi life. though he aged a lot more gracefully then Carlin seems to be.


40 posted on 12/07/2004 11:43:07 AM PST by Borges
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

George Carlin is what Michael Moore will be like in five or ten years.


41 posted on 12/07/2004 11:44:08 AM PST by WestVirginiaRebel ("Nature abhors a moron."-H.L. Mencken)
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To: TonyRo76
Other than the two Bill & Ted's flicks, I've never cared much for this foul mouthed curmudgeon.
His real old stuff was actually REALLY funny...

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42 posted on 12/07/2004 11:44:21 AM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Is there anywhere left in America where George is welcome?

God, he's a bitter sumbitch.

Have you seen the title of his new book? Something like "When Is Christ Bringing the Pork Chops?" My word, that is extraordinarily bad taste, that title. But then, George professes that he does not care two toots in a cuspador...about anything...except getting gigs where he can spout and make the rest of us feel like fools. Pity. He is, I think, a good man spoiled. But he spoiled himself.


43 posted on 12/07/2004 11:45:16 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: jeremiah

He is very defensive about his belief in UFOs or the strong probability of life from out there. He jumps on God believers and sez there is so much more evidence of UFOs. He is rather arrogant when spouting his beliefs.

He did a good job of narating some Thomas the Tank Engine videos.


44 posted on 12/07/2004 11:45:39 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (Technology advances but human nature is dependably stagnant)
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To: vetvetdoug

Is that where he invented the "Hippy-Dippy Weatherman"? He was pretty button-down back then.


45 posted on 12/07/2004 11:45:53 AM PST by JennysCool (A plan is not a litany of complaints)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

he does it for the money ... and so people will talk about him


46 posted on 12/07/2004 11:47:48 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Good ol' Coney Island College. Go WhiteFish. / pay no attention to the primedial newscasts)
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To: KC_Conspirator
The rant where he says all of the forbidden words was never funny, it was simply gratuitous.
47 posted on 12/07/2004 11:50:41 AM PST by Sthitch
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To: vetvetdoug

What an interesting tidbit! Thanks.


48 posted on 12/07/2004 11:51:17 AM PST by Welsh Rabbit
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To: Monterrosa-24
He did a good job of narating some Thomas the Tank Engine videos.

Compared to Ringo Starr, he sucked as Mr Conductor

49 posted on 12/07/2004 11:54:50 AM PST by jscd3
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
George Carlin + Mikhael Moore = Bowling for Bucks

.....and I ain't payin'. So long sukas. Don't let the door hit you 2 in your scrawny & fat arses.

50 posted on 12/07/2004 11:56:10 AM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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