Skip to comments.(George) Carlin To Vegas: I HATE YOU
Posted on 12/07/2004 11:20:04 AM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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Between his heart attack and his poor wife's death, he's become pretty bitter. Yes, he's a public figure and puts himself out there for comment. But let's also remember him in our prayers.
Thirty years ago, "some people" were idiots.
Fifteen years ago, lots of people became idiots.
Today, everyone but George is an idiot.
He's pleased that he stayed so smart all these years and everyone else became so damn stupid.
It won't be long before all he has to curse at are the "stupid people" changing his diapers for him in the nursing home. And none of them will care what he says.
I was not aware of that. He has indeed turned bitter and unfunny. (And speaking about people traveling for "hundreds of thousands of miles" as lacking in "intellect" is highly ironic.)
But you have more compassion than I do. Glad you posted.
Strangely, though, Carlin isn't ready to leave town yet: He's jumping to the Stardust in February after a falling out with the MGM Grand.
Carlin, at 67, is no more going to abandon playing Vegas than he is going to stop cursing in his act because they both bring him lots of money, which is probably one of few things aging, bitter men like George Carlin - when they realize that their lives have been basically empty - cling to. Pathetic.
Carlin's obvious belief that he is smarter than everyone else in the room also gets old, fast. He's living on his past fame and celebrity and the fact that he can still curse and swear as well as any rapper while pretending intellectual prowess by mocking everything and everyone. How trite.
If anyone still wants to pay good money to watch this old doper call you names: be our guest....but don't complain about it and don't believe much of what Carlin says, either. He's not leaving Las Vegas anytime soon.
Say, you are a good sport, aren't you?
Ok folks. I JUST SAW Carlin at the MGM on the day after Thanksgiving (10 days ago) and paid $60/seat to sit in the 2nd to last row of the 700 seat place.
It was the UN-FUNNIEST set I've EVER heard any comedian give. From autoerotic-asphyxiation to a long rant about suicide to saying that he really really loves it when a lot of people die at once.... even though there's a disclaimer at the door when you go in, it was just a terribly unfunny show!!!
At one point, he said that the people that have been beheaded recently in Iraq deserved what they got for being in someone else's country.
He is simply a hateful, sad man who apparently thinks everything he says is funny.....he is very wrong.
| 66. Last Laugh
gs: Bobcat Goldthwait (Michael Boland) Jeffrey Ross (Dougie Max) Gilbert Gottfried (Comic) Bryan Callen (Bartender) Alan Blumenfeld (Club Owner) Jeff Perry (George Stark) Tom Gallop (Stark's Attorney) Wallace Langham (David Hodges) Sandra Purpuro () Maggie Wheeler (Female Comic) Leslie Bega (Lea) Larry Thomas (Convenience Store Clerk) Molly Weber () Bryan Callen (Bartender Barry Yoder)
Grissom and Catherine investigate the murder of a despised comic who died onstage, apparently after drinking from a tainted bottle of water. The case grows more puzzling when a 15-year-old boy dies in a convenience store after drinking the same brand of water. Brass reopens a woman's accidental-death case after spotting the deceased's husband in a flashy new car with a trophy date on his arm.
b: 24-Apr-2003 pc: 320 w: Bob Harris (V) & Anthony E. Zuiker s: Bob Harris (V) & Carol Mendelsohn d: Richard J. Lewis
NOTE: series creator Anthony Zuiker has a cameo appearance as a heckler in the episode's final scene.
Ringo was OK, but Alec Baldwin stunk!
I agree with him about Vegas. Went there once. Hope I never go back. Filthy worthless scumhole. And where it's not filthy and worthless, it's fake. A fake Eiffel Tower. A fake Statue of Liberty. A fake Venice canal. A fake Italian villa. Fake fake fake.
Agreed! I caught some of one of his live specials the other night on HBO. He is definitely not as funny as before. Maybe it is me, but I just cannot see the what is so funny about abortions.
What I really noticed was that there are people who will laugh at anything just because they think it is supposed to be funny. Carlin has lost it.
Here's a late breaking score....
New York 5
You are 100% correct. I feel empathy for GC. It was painfully obvious he NEVER came to grips with his wife's early demise of cancer, I think it was. I remember seeing his HBO special after she had recently died. All I saw on stage was a bitter, confused and obviously very angry man "lashing out".
I believe his sarcastic "funny bone" was replaced with the grief of a broken heart.
I hope he sees some brighter days in his future.
His wife passed away a few years ago, ever since he's just become a bitter old man. But back in the day, noone was funnier.
"He hasn't a conductor! He hasn't a conductor!"
I have seen those stupid videos so much that I can tell you which one is Henry, Gordon, Thomas, Buckwheat, all of them. The producers are going to have to do an extra 50,000 years in Purgatory for that.
So he insults the paying customers of Las Vegas, and then gets a job across town! What a putz!
Somehow I doubt that. Thomas is based on The Railway Series by the Reverend W. Awdry. I agree with the sentiment, though! My son's favorite character is James the red engine...
I'm just glad that he's not bitter.
I don't like James. I like Henry.
What gives? "Blow" wasn't one of the 7 words!
Remember me? Jane? I met you at a party about 6 to 8 weeks ago?...
Personally, I find all of them rather annoying. However, somebody got my son started on them so we are kind of stuck with them.
As to the topic at hand - George Carlin - I thought he did a decent job as narrator. Ringo Starr has a better accent for the roles but can be harder to understand at times. Alec Baldwin was just terrible, confusing to little ones when they can not tell which character is speaking because all the voices sound exactly the same.
Sam Kinison was the best, IMHO.
It's all in the delivery. That scene he had with Rodney in Back to School was one of the best ever.
That IS one of the funniest scenes ever. In fact, when that movie comes on the Comedy Channel, I make a point to see that specific scene.
He's pi$$ed because the entire Hollyweird crowd stole his act
and now his material isn't even "edgy" enough for the Disney Channel.
I think that Carlin has had a great career, made us all laugh and think a little. So the guy has one bad show. Big deal. Maybe the MGM was dicking him around, or maybe the vicodin and wine was screwing with him. He is Irish, after all. That much intellect doesn't come free. Give the guy a break. How many of you player-haters have had at least one or two days at work when you though, "Oh geez, I acted like an ass!" I bet everyone has had at least one or two bad days on the job. He did not hurt anyone. He is still the funniest old-school comic on the scene.
Carlin's something of a libertarian on many issues, but leftist-populist on others. Odd combination. Sometimes the guy's hilarious and right on, other times he's waaaaaay off base. I have some of his albums and enjoy them, others I avoid.
Kinison put Carlin to shame. In fact, when Kinison came around was about the time Carlin started to suck.