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George Carlin Entering Drug Rehab
12-27-2004

Posted on 12/27/2004 10:33:56 AM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs

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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Associated Press


LOS ANGELES - George Carlin is entering a drug rehabilitation facility to shake his dependence on wine and a painkiller.

"I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin," the 67-year-old Carlin said in a statement released Monday by his publicist Jeff Abraham. "No one told me I needed this. I recognized the problem and took the step myself."

The name and location of the facility wasn't disclosed,

Carlin, who performs his standup comedy in Las Vegas showrooms and is the author of the best-selling "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" on Hyperion Books, said he's never been treated in a rehabilitation facility.

"I know it isn't easy, but I'm highly motivated, and will do whatever's needed," Carlin said in the statement. "My levels of use are nowhere near the worst you hear about these days. I could easily have continued functioning at a good level for awhile, but my use would have progressed.

"I would have been in deeper trouble and I didn't want to tolerate that."

His acting credits include "With Six You Get Eggroll," "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey" and "Jersey Girl" with Ben Affleck.

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51 posted on 12/27/2004 11:26:28 AM PST by dennisw (G_D: Against Amelek for all generations.)
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To: international american

Actually, nothing explains his rant...

But, I am surprised that he hasn't had a little visit to the "on the wagon" house before.


52 posted on 12/27/2004 11:26:42 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: Mo1
They think they can't be funny without being bitter and "dark".

There are many ways to be funny without being derisive.
53 posted on 12/27/2004 11:28:08 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans
George Carlin is an honorable discharged USAF veteran. He began radio in Wichita Falls, Texas, after his discharge. His views have offended everybody at one time or another. He is humorous at times and at others just plain offensive. I wish him well, get off the stuff, and maybe he will have a rebirth and go back to the material that endeared him to so many of us that remember his first albums, FM & Am and Class Clown.
54 posted on 12/27/2004 11:28:58 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: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Hmmm, about 50 years late if you ask me.


55 posted on 12/27/2004 11:29:16 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution © 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

First, but well overdue I'd say.


56 posted on 12/27/2004 11:30:59 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

George Carlin? Go figure.


57 posted on 12/27/2004 11:31:32 AM PST by smonk
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To: Wolfie
Hey, at least he got his addictions over to the conservative side of the pharmacopoeia.

No, those are just the ones he is getting help for. The OTHER addictions are just fine, thank you very much. /sarcasm>

58 posted on 12/27/2004 11:32:58 AM PST by myprecious
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To: PISANO

Agreed on all counts.


59 posted on 12/27/2004 11:35:10 AM PST by international american ((Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.))
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To: Tijeras_Slim

What goes with vicodin, red or white?


Beats me. Ask Rush.


60 posted on 12/27/2004 11:36:17 AM PST by DOGEY
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To: Dashing Dasher

I don't believe them either.


61 posted on 12/27/2004 11:37:45 AM PST by international american ((Pray for the millions of lives disrupted by tsunami.))
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

BS.

There's no way this is only his first time in rehab.


62 posted on 12/27/2004 11:38:14 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: Dashing Dasher
" There are many ways of being funny without being derisive."

Red Skelton immediately comes to mind. So does Danny Kaye. And how about Carol Burnett.America has produced some great clowns. I miss them.

63 posted on 12/27/2004 11:43:37 AM PST by MAWG
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To: My Favorite Headache

...and Jesus. True religion hater.


64 posted on 12/27/2004 11:45:11 AM PST by Finalapproach29er (I can no longer discern real stories from satire on this site. America is losing her common sense.)
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To: Hildy

I believe you're right. Carlin went sour when his wife got sick, and he became more of a withering doctrinaire atheist and socialist as well. It was sad to watch. I hope for his recovery--physical and spiritual--and that he can return to brilliance. Just think what it could mean for Our Side to have him saying things that even Dennis Miller can't say! That's the role I see him playing. Could happen; pray it does.


65 posted on 12/27/2004 11:48:08 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (You're it)
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

" F*** George Carlin and his drug problem."

We are not Democrats. Spewing hate is their custom, not ours.

Carlin is a harmless old has-been. Cut him some slack.

I wish him well and hope he comes up with some new material. His comedy has sucked since about 1970.


66 posted on 12/27/2004 11:48:42 AM PST by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
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To: nuffsenuff

Well at least that's what he said during his interview on the Actor's Studio. He gave this discourse on how he gradually withdrew from 6-7 grams of coke a day and how he quit pot when he realized it taught him all the "values" he needed to move on. Guess it wouldn't work with Vicodin.


67 posted on 12/27/2004 11:52:05 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Tell it like it is, Pal.


68 posted on 12/27/2004 11:54:13 AM PST by infidel dog (nearer my God to thee....)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
What goes with vicodin, red or white?

I always used to do white wine with valium ... way back when I was young and foolish.

69 posted on 12/27/2004 11:57:15 AM PST by TheRightGuy (ERROR CODE 018974523: Random Tagline Compiler Failure)
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To: MAWG

America produced some great clowns - we all miss them... and they didn't have to talk about sex, they didn't have to curse, they didn't have to degrade the President, etc. to be funny.


70 posted on 12/27/2004 11:58:03 AM PST by Dashing Dasher (Because I fly, I envy no (wo)man on earth. - Anon)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
This will be his first trip to rehab. He is 67 years old.

Better late than never.

71 posted on 12/27/2004 11:59:26 AM PST by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan.)
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To: bigfootbob
CaptRon in post #4

"I always play it safe and go witht a rose (sorry, don't know how to get that accent on there)."

# $ 233 = rosé if you type ros & # 233 , but type it without the space following & and # and 233.

Sorry, should have been more clear.

72 posted on 12/27/2004 1:24:20 PM PST by 506trooper (There is no such thing as too much ammo or fuel on board.........unless you're on fire)
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To: 506trooper
"# $ 233 = rosé if you type ros & # 233...."

Dumba$$...sould have read & # 233 = rosé if you type ros & # 233....

73 posted on 12/27/2004 1:30:14 PM PST by 506trooper (There is no such thing as too much ammo or fuel on board.........unless you're on fire)
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George Carlin Entering Drug Rehab

The funny thing about drug rehabs, is they keep you away from so much stuff....

74 posted on 12/27/2004 1:31:38 PM PST by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
What goes with vicodin, red or white?

I believe anything with a screw cap would be appropriate. Ripple, Night Train Express, Boone's Farm, etc.

75 posted on 12/27/2004 1:32:26 PM PST by Cloud William (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: CaptRon
"Thanks. I lost my list of codes"

That's a scary thought....I'd be dead without mine and the bookmarks too.

76 posted on 12/27/2004 1:32:42 PM PST by 506trooper (There is no such thing as too much ammo or fuel on board.........unless you're on fire)
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To: Skooz

I agree. I think he used to be funny, but cannot understand why people pay all that money to see this moron. He is a not funny anymore !!


77 posted on 12/27/2004 1:34:06 PM PST by Pedrobud (Merry Christmas Freepers !!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; aculeus; dighton; Lijahsbubbe; martin_fierro; dead
George Carlin Entering Drug Rehab for Wine and Vicodin.

Thomas the Tanked Engine ping.

78 posted on 12/27/2004 1:35:11 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: dennisw
George Carlin Entering Drug Rehab

Bogus!

79 posted on 12/27/2004 1:42:22 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Lazamataz

67??? I am going on a HUGE bender at 70... I hope to live to see it.


80 posted on 12/27/2004 1:52:55 PM PST by Afronaut (Press two for English.)
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To: LowOiL

Ditto that.


81 posted on 12/27/2004 1:54:58 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs

Good luck to him. He's a masterful comic. I may disagree with some of the things he says but he is a brilliant comic.


82 posted on 12/27/2004 1:55:06 PM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: Rise of South Park Republicans

Yup! He'd probably approve of that, even without the *s.


83 posted on 12/27/2004 2:22:23 PM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Yup! He'd probably approve of that, even without the *s.

Great. I hope he laughs himself to death

85 posted on 12/27/2004 4:58:50 PM PST by Rise of South Park Republicans (The Founding Fathers wanted disagreements as long as we all agree America kicks as* - Eric Cartman)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
He is 67 years old.

He looks a lot older than that!

86 posted on 12/27/2004 5:01:51 PM PST by Radioactive
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To: nevergore

low remark


87 posted on 12/27/2004 5:03:54 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: nevergore

low remark


88 posted on 12/27/2004 5:05:06 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
You get what you deserve Georgie

http://www.wftv.com/entertainment/3879467/detail.html
89 posted on 12/27/2004 5:06:55 PM PST by Vision ("We ride, never worry 'bout the fall. I guess that's just the cowboy in us all")
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Hillary's Lovely Legs
What goes with vicodin, red or white?

Your liver.

91 posted on 12/27/2004 6:23:31 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Dan Rather's got to go!)
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To: cubreporter

Wow...I'll shed a tear...

Truth hurts sometimes....

NeverGore


92 posted on 12/27/2004 8:49:18 PM PST by nevergore (“It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.”)
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To: Hillary's Lovely Legs
He is 67 years old.

Let's face it. Drug addiction is no longer cute once you pass 30.

93 posted on 12/27/2004 8:53:35 PM PST by Jorge
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To: Professional Engineer

Who cares? It's Cap'n Crunch!


94 posted on 12/27/2004 8:55:01 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - there are countless observable hints that God exists)
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To: nevergore

Not asking to shed a tear.
Truth does hurt sometimes.
Nevergore is right.
Still a low remark. Sorry.


95 posted on 12/28/2004 7:03:33 PM PST by cubreporter
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