Who else likes George Carlin?

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  1. StephenA

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    I find him to be very funny. If I notice that one of his standup shows are gonna be on, I always watch it, even if I've seen it before. I like on the one I saw tonight where he says that Colin Powell is openly white, but happens to be black. Had me laughing throughout the show.
     
  2. Kevin Leonard

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    Ooohh, Stephen...you will find no bigger George Carlin fan on this forum than me. And I don't mean in physical size, either. [​IMG]
    I'll come back later with reasons for my liking George, but let me say that although his current routines are not as sharp as they were back in his late-70's or early-90's heydays, he is still the world's premier standup comedian.
     
  3. Michael*K

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    Yeah...Carlin is awesome! Did you hear his rant about the people that find the need to carry around a bottle of water at all times? Hilarious! [​IMG]
     
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    Sometimes on television they tell you to buy a frozen Mexican dinner. Well, it sounds like a good idea, but actually, before you take him out to dinner, I should think it would be a good idea to bring him in the house and let him warm up a little. A frozen Mexican probably wouldn't be thinking mainly about food. By the way, isn't Mexico a warm-weather country?
    - From his book Brain Droppings. I was reading the book today (it's a tradition for me to bring the book on the last day of school to read when I'm bored) and when I read the above passage, I just started busting out laughing in the middle of class. George Carlin is one of the best comedians ever.
     
  5. Kevin Leonard

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    By the way, if you haven't done so yet, make sure to check out George's official site:
    http://www.georgecarlin.com/
    It's worth it just for the various "warnings" before being allowed access into his site alone. [​IMG]
     
  6. Brian Perry

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    He looked bad on his latest offering though, which I think is called "Diseased Mind." The first ten minutes or so he went off about the hassles of airport security and how it's a waste because we'll never be attacked by terrorists (this was pre 9-11). Whoops!

    There were a few good parts, though, like his complaints about anti-bacterial soaps. "Germs need practice!"
     
  7. LarryDavenport

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    George Carlin IS God!
     
  8. Will K

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    Not only is the man hysterical, but the fact that he'll say anything makes him #1 comedian in my book.

    What do you call a female peacock? A peac**t?
     
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    I'm sitting at my desk looking at his day to day calendar [​IMG] I've seen him here in Vegas and he was hilarious. He has been my favorite comedian as long as I can remember, or until Eddie Murphy quit doing stand up.
    Here is his quote for today on my Calendar:
    Just for fun: Knock on the door of any stall in a public restroom and say, "Sir! Please try to control the smell in there. Don't force us to bring in the hoses."
    Not the funniest of all time, but it's what I'm gonna be looking at all day. [​IMG]
     
  10. Ryan Potts

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    When the wife and I were in Vegas a couple of weeks ago, we made sure to got to one of his shows. My face hurt from all the laughing....
    needless to say that Carlin is one of my favorite comics, if not at the top of the list.[​IMG]
     
  11. Ron Etaylor

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    He does smart humor so well. I saw him live in the late 80's and I don't believe I've ever laughed so hard. I was wasted, but I'm sure it was very funny.
     
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    I love the guy. One of the funniest comics, ever. He is brash and profane and dammit, that's what makes him so intelligent.

    Bruce
     
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    I model my life after the guy. Up to this day I still wash my hands only if I get shit on them.
     
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