History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

18th Apr '17 6:23:28 PM WaterBlap
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0PH1zYqTc&t=3m37s One of his routines]] first subverts this trope, then plays it straight.
15th Apr '17 8:46:32 PM NWolfman
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* AcceptableTargets: [[invoked]] Plenty, but mainly Organised Religion and the American government.
** He was famous for considering ''everything'' an AcceptableTarget. In the intro to ''Brain Droppings'', one of his books, he says that he hates every single Group, religion ([[PetTheDog except for the music]]) and ideal in the world; the fact that he tends to have more material on one or another is simply a factor of that one group making itself more of a target.

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* AcceptableTargets: [[invoked]] Plenty, but mainly Organised Everyone and everything that ever existed in the history of forever (or, at least in his words, anyone who takes themselves a little bit too seriously), with Organized Religion and the American government.
** He was famous for considering ''everything'' an AcceptableTarget.
government being his two favorites. In the intro to ''Brain Droppings'', one of his books, he says that he hates every single Group, religion ([[PetTheDog except for the music]]) and ideal in the world; the fact that he tends to have more material on one or another is simply a factor of that one group making itself more of a target.
23rd Mar '17 7:35:50 PM ading
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* WhamLine: In ''Doin' It Again,'' he has a minute and a half rant, that demonstrates how "soft" language has gotten, in which he explains a combat condition, that was called "Shell Shock," has been renamed "Battle Fatigue," then "Operational Exhaustion," and finally "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder." An audible murmur ripples through the crowd at that point, when they suddenly realize, what he's been talking about. (See GrammarNazi above.)
** When Carlin remarks that the returning Vietnam War veterans, might have gotten the attention they needed, if they were still calling it "Shell Shock." The audience erupts with applause.

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* WhamLine: In ''Doin' It Again,'' he has a minute and a half rant, rant that demonstrates how "soft" language has gotten, in which he explains a combat condition, condition that was called "Shell Shock," has been Shock", renamed "Battle Fatigue," Fatigue", then "Operational Exhaustion," Exhaustion", and finally "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder." An audible murmur ripples through the crowd at that point, point when they suddenly realize, realize what he's been talking about. (See GrammarNazi above.)
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When Carlin remarks that the returning Vietnam War veterans, veterans might have gotten the attention they needed, needed if they were still calling it "Shell Shock." The Shock", the audience erupts with applause.
14th Feb '17 2:22:12 PM MrBadAxe
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* OfficerOHara: Does an imitation of an Irish cop on ''Occupation: Foole''.
14th Feb '17 8:44:04 AM MHarrington
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* TerrifiedOfGerms: Carlin deliberately tries to defy this trope, as seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo You Are All Diseased]]''.



* TerrifiedOfGerms: Carlin deliberately tries to defy this trope, as seen in ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X29lF43mUlo You Are All Diseased]]''.
22nd Jan '17 5:33:58 PM Xtifr
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'''George Carlin''' (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny

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'''George Carlin''' George Carlin (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny
17th Dec '16 1:53:10 AM CassandraLeo
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* SophisticatedAsHell

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* SophisticatedAsHellSophisticatedAsHell: He used profanity in his routines, but it was always carefully placed for maximum impact. Overall he was quite eloquent and intelligent, but the juxtaposition of intelligent thought and vulgarity certainly resulted in plenty of this trope.
28th Nov '16 10:22:35 PM NWolfman
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*** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.

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*** ** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.
28th Nov '16 10:21:14 PM NWolfman
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*** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.
28th Nov '16 10:18:01 PM NWolfman
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** He used the word in question at least once, albeit [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]], during a routine about how the United States was "founded by slave owners who told us all 'men are created equal'... except for Indians and niggers and women!"
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