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Tuesday, December 11. 2007
A reader notes that these may not in fact be from Carlin. Wherever they're from, they're useful - and Carlinesque.
GEORGE CARLIN'S NEW RULES FOR 2008
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The Hippy-Dippy Weatherman --if you remember him, you're OLD, bwa ha hah (sob)
Carlin can, indeed, be hilarious. When all is said and done, though, he's really nothing more than Yet Another Flaming Fascist posing as a sophisticate.
i hate to agree, but i do. he's been making extraordinarily nasty--and dumb--comments about American foreign policy for several years now. As with so much of the entertainment industry, he's been wrong-footed ever since the jihadis declared war on us.
As our readers know, when it comes to talent, we do not discriminate on political views. Some things transcend politics.
Carlin's funny. He just doesn't realize how 'consevartive' he really is.
I have "chicken" in Chinese as a tattoo, along with a big fighting cock. Since I was born in the year of the cock, and the kindly old Chinese tattooist assured me that the word "cock" goes with "big chicken warrior" like bread and butter, and I wanted to tell chicks I have a cock as big as my arm, hey, what's to lose?
Now that I do business in China, with real Chinese people, I have come to find that instead of "cock" it says "chicken" as in- what's that thing on the plate with eyes and feet still? AND in one of the Chinese dialects, forget which one, "chicken" is slang for "whore". Nice, but fitting I suppose, after all I work for salary.
Now I feel redeemed, some cranky old drug addict is crackin' jokes on it, so I can go back to being out of fashion.
Good story Phil...
I was drunk in Philadelphia one night... long ago. Starting place of the USMC... and felt obligated, somehow, to have my arm serve as canvas... but, the damn tattoo shop was large, with thousands of choices. Fortunately, I was unable to make up my mind, and escaped unscathed. Some regrets, but mostly not.
George is a funny guy, no doubt there. He just need put his left foot in his mouth as often as his right.
At an appearance in our Midwestern town, George did a really distasteful riff on suicide. He was just about hooted off the stage, and we're not exactly Philadelphians. He seems to be evolving into a bitter old misanthrope.
All time great language problem--Chevy's big push in latin america for the "Nova" --which to a spanish speaker is "no va" or, "doesn't go".
That finger in Wendys chili was a hoax, right?
Carlin is very funny here. I saw his act a few times on TV lately and turned him off. He was way too cranky.
I remember The Hippy Weather Man Buddy and that was funny. (sobbing along with ya).
Urban Legend Alert!!!!
For the girls that get those tatoos - forget an epidural during pregnancy....
As for cultural mishaps, P&G was marketing an under-arm deodorant in an Asian country. The created a cartoon of an octopus using the product with each tentacle. The cultural problem comes in when one realizes that in America, an octopus has 8 arms. In Asia, it has 8 legs....