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Jerry Seinfeld talking about George Carlin [Jun. 24th, 2008|05:07 pm]
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By JERRY SEINFELD
Published: June 24, 2008

THE honest truth is, for a comedian, even death is just a premise to make jokes about. I know this because I was on the phone with George Carlin nine days ago and we were making some death jokes. We were talking about Tim Russert and Bo Diddley and George said: “I feel safe for a while. There will probably be a break before they come after the next one. I always like to fly on an airline right after they’ve had a crash. It improves your odds.”

I called him to compliment him on his most recent special on HBO. Seventy years old and he cranks out another hour of great new stuff. He was in a hotel room in Las Vegas getting ready for his show. He was a monster.

You could certainly say that George downright invented modern American stand-up comedy in many ways. Every comedian does a little George. I couldn’t even count the number of times I’ve been standing around with some comedians and someone talks about some idea for a joke and another comedian would say, “Carlin does it.” I’ve heard it my whole career: “Carlin does it,” “Carlin already did it,” “Carlin did it eight years ago.”

And he didn’t just “do” it. He worked over an idea like a diamond cutter with facets and angles and refractions of light. He made you sorry you ever thought you wanted to be a comedian. He was like a train hobo with a chicken bone. When he was done there was nothing left for anybody.

But his brilliance fathered dozens of great comedians. I personally never cared about “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television,” or “FM & AM.” To me, everything he did just had this gleaming wonderful precision and originality.

I became obsessed with him in the ’60s. As a kid it seemed like the whole world was funny because of George Carlin. His performing voice, even laced with profanity, always sounded as if he were trying to amuse a child. It was like the naughtiest, most fun grown-up you ever met was reading you a bedtime story.

I know George didn’t believe in heaven or hell. Like death, they were just more comedy premises. And it just makes me even sadder to think that when I reach my own end, whatever tumbling cataclysmic vortex of existence I’m spinning through, in that moment I will still have to think, “Carlin already did it.”



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What?!?!? A meme?!?!? From Tina?!?!? [Apr. 8th, 2008|12:19 pm]
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[music |What's up - 4 non blonds]

Stolen from one of the many i stalk. :-) I thought this was cool. I might start tomorrow or Sunday. Prepare for partial excitement!


Aim of the Game
- For one week you are to post photographs taken during the day. They can be of absolutely anything, just as long as they are shot between the hours of 12am - 12pm of each day.

Rules
- You must take between 6-8 new photographs each day.
- Your WITL must be CONSECUTIVE. No skipping days.
- You must post your photographs at the end of that day, sometime after the last picture is taken.
- Each photograph must have the time taken beneath and ... a title, with no other explanation.
- You must post these rules at your first entry, then link back to it for the other 6 days so people know wtf you're doing. - Your post must say "A Week in the Life of ((Your name/username)), Volume ((whatever day you're up to.))
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2008|09:36 pm]
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What Pseudo Historical Figure Best Suits You?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as C.G. Jung

You are more of a spiritualist than would be immediately apparent. Some of your notions are questioned by the cynical, but deep down you know the human consciousness is more than the flesh and tissue can account for. You tend to take a scientific observationist look on matters the average person wouldn't even begin to analyze. You personally are responsible for most of the ideas that are floating around in modern psychologist's/psychic's paltry little skulls. On the down side, you tend to be associated with that asshole Freud.


Steven Morrissey


75%

C.G. Jung


75%

Dante Alighieri


67%

Stephen Hawking


67%

Friedrich Nietzsche


67%

Sigmund Freud


50%

Mother Teresa


50%

Jesus Christ


42%

Adolf Hitler


42%

O.J. Simpson


33%

Miyamoto Musashi


25%

Elvis Presley


25%

Charles Manson


17%

Hugh Hefner


8%


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hand vagina [Nov. 11th, 2007|02:17 pm]
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Fucking Germans.... [Oct. 23rd, 2007|01:12 am]
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Travis and I recently went to Triangle Hoffbrau (sp?).

Anyhoo, the waiter gave us a pen to sign our credit card slip, and written on the pen.....

"Ethnic Data Specialists"


yeah.
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me and my zombie love.... [Oct. 16th, 2007|09:18 am]
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[mood |amusedamused]






And let me borrow that top...





I just love the opener to this.


Thank you YouTube. I have too much free time since Rob decided that he'd send me home two days in a row in between two days I have off. Whatever, I'm outta of there soon enough. This just motivates me further.
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In case some of you want to learn what I go through.... [Sep. 7th, 2007|08:51 pm]
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[mood |thankfulthankful]





It's so rare to hear the name of this disease mentioned by anyone other than myself or the doctors that diagnosed me (after SEVERAL misdignosisessss <---no clue), so you can imagine how shocked I was to see this on youtube.
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Um... can we say homemade graduation sushi boat? [Jun. 25th, 2007|11:20 am]
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
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yoink.... [Apr. 27th, 2007|12:39 am]
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stolen from mike 'cause it's neat


</form>
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Northeastern.
You're probably from somewhere near New York City, possibly north Jersey, or Connecticut or Rhode Island. If you are from New York City you may be one of the types who people never believe when you say you're from New York.

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



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Job Offer... [Dec. 3rd, 2006|11:47 pm]
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If anyone is looking for a part time job in the Wayne area, please get in touch with me. Here are a few details...

- Located in Wayne
- Cashiering only
- $8/hr + tips
- Flexible hours

The only reason i'm leaving this job is to help out a friend of the family with his buisness. Fun work environment, decent pay.


Let me know!
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