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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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To: Beckwith

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.


51 posted on 12/07/2004 11:57:45 AM PST by Luddite Patent Counsel ("Evil is just plain bad")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Seems like the guy has taken a very predictable path from conceited young man to miserable old man.

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.

52 posted on 12/07/2004 11:59:46 AM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: FormerACLUmember; dansangel
I have to agree

Now this is funny

53 posted on 12/07/2004 12:00:53 PM PST by .45MAN ("God bless America and George W. Bush")
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To: Luddite Patent Counsel

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.


54 posted on 12/07/2004 12:01:15 PM PST by cvq3842
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To: WesternPacific
They do pay money to see George Carlin. I wouldn't pay a dime to see the POS if he was giving a Free Show in my driveway. I find him Repulsive.
55 posted on 12/07/2004 12:04:04 PM PST by Pompah (The price of greatness is responsibility)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
From the New York Post story:

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.

57 posted on 12/07/2004 12:06:34 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
a dark set that included riffs on suicides and beheadings

Say, you are a good sport, aren't you?

58 posted on 12/07/2004 12:17:56 PM PST by SmithL
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

screw Carlin


59 posted on 12/07/2004 12:30:44 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Texas_Jarhead

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.


61 posted on 12/07/2004 12:35:18 PM PST by CaRepub4life
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
>(George) Carlin To Vegas: I HATE YOU

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.

62 posted on 12/07/2004 12:41:43 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: jscd3

Ringo was OK, but Alec Baldwin stunk!


63 posted on 12/07/2004 1:03:30 PM PST by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: CaRepub4life
Next time, try Penn and Teller. They are sometimes a bit too libertarian and anti-religion for me but their show was good (even a git patriotic at one point, in their own way) and they stood outside to greet the audence afterward. I saw them a about three weeks ago. And, yes, I travelled from New Jersey to Las Vegas for a vaction. If you've ever been to Atlantic City and Las Vegas, you should know why.
64 posted on 12/07/2004 1:08:28 PM PST by Question_Assumptions
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


65 posted on 12/07/2004 1:17:08 PM PST by Huck (The day will come when liberals will complain that chess is too violent .)
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To: WesternPacific
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.

Worse yet, they pay to see (get this) Celine Dion.

The horror . . . the horror . . .

(I am dead serious. I cannot abide that nasal, hyperemotive Canuck broad.)
66 posted on 12/07/2004 1:19:04 PM PST by Xenalyte (Homercles cares not for beans!)
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To: jpl
"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."

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.

67 posted on 12/07/2004 1:27:07 PM PST by Radix (This Tag Line is completely self referential, except for the part where you are mentioned.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Here's a late breaking score....

New York 5


68 posted on 12/07/2004 1:46:08 PM PST by Seeking the truth ( www.0cents.com - Pajama Patrol Badge stuff is here!!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

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.


69 posted on 12/07/2004 2:00:29 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: JennysCool

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.


70 posted on 12/07/2004 2:02:07 PM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: RebelBanker
He did a good job of narating some Thomas the Tank Engine videos. Compared to Ringo Starr, he sucked as Mr Conductor

"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.

71 posted on 12/07/2004 2:10:33 PM PST by JusPasenThru (If you want to get it movin' you must learn to doof da bouven.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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.

So he insults the paying customers of Las Vegas, and then gets a job across town! What a putz!

72 posted on 12/07/2004 2:16:13 PM PST by airborne (God bless and keep our fallen heroes.)
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To: JusPasenThru
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.

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...

73 posted on 12/07/2004 7:54:53 PM PST by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I'm just glad that he's not bitter.


74 posted on 12/07/2004 7:57:07 PM PST by Begin (Mister, we could use a man like Ronald Reagan again.)
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To: RebelBanker

I don't like James. I like Henry.


75 posted on 12/08/2004 5:57:59 AM PST by JusPasenThru (If you want to get it movin' you must learn to doof da bouven.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"I hope it was positive; if not, well, [bleep] me," using slang for oral sex."

What gives? "Blow" wasn't one of the 7 words!

76 posted on 12/08/2004 6:05:12 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: SmithL
"Say, you are a good sport, aren't you?"

LOL!

Remember me? Jane? I met you at a party about 6 to 8 weeks ago?...

77 posted on 12/08/2004 6:10:17 AM PST by Hatteras
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To: JusPasenThru

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.


78 posted on 12/08/2004 6:33:33 AM PST by RebelBanker (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Sam Kinison was the best, IMHO.


79 posted on 12/08/2004 6:39:25 AM PST by katykelly
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To: KC_Conspirator
Thats not to say that swearing and shock can't be funny. Sam Kinison was one of the best ever.

It's all in the delivery. That scene he had with Rodney in Back to School was one of the best ever.

80 posted on 12/08/2004 6:39:46 AM PST by Moonman62 (Federal Creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it.)
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To: Moonman62

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.


81 posted on 12/08/2004 8:13:52 AM PST by KC_Conspirator (I am poster #48)
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To: taxed2death
All I saw on stage was a bitter, confused and obviously very angry man "lashing out".

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.

82 posted on 12/08/2004 10:01:36 AM PST by Willie Green
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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.


83 posted on 12/27/2004 1:10:21 PM PST by JoeMcNally
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To: Borges

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.


84 posted on 03/15/2005 9:07:22 AM PST by RockinRight (Electing Hillary president would be akin to giving a drunken teenage boy keys to the Porsche)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Kinison put Carlin to shame. In fact, when Kinison came around was about the time Carlin started to suck.


85 posted on 03/15/2005 9:09:07 AM PST by RockinRight (Electing Hillary president would be akin to giving a drunken teenage boy keys to the Porsche)
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