History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

23rd Sep '16 12:12:12 PM Premonition45
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--->'''George Carlin:''' If you live on this planet, you're guilty, period, fuck you, end of report, next case! ... Your ''birth certificate'' is proof of guilt!

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--->'''George -->'''George Carlin:''' If you live on this planet, you're guilty, period, fuck you, end of report, next case! ... Your ''birth certificate'' is proof of guilt!guilt!
* AccompliceByInaction: Defied when he discussed why he refused to vote during elections.
-->'''George:''' I don't vote, because I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. I know some people like to twist that around and say, "If you ''don't'' vote, you have no right to complain." But where's the logic in that? Think it through: If you vote, and you elect [[CorruptPolitician dishonest]], [[SleazyPolitician incompetent]] politicians, and you screw things up, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom then you're responsible for what they've done]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero You voted them in. You caused the problem.]] You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote who, in fact, did not even leave the house on Election Day am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created. Which I had nothing to do with. Why can't people see that?
5th Sep '16 12:35:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* DejaVu: He had a bit on what he called "[[InvertedTrope Vuja De]]," a sensation that what is going on has never happened before.
17th May '16 12:58:25 AM CJO123
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In 2008, he died of heart failure. He was given several awards both during his life and posthumously for his contributions to comedy. Shortly after his death, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the second funniest stand-up comedian of all time. The comedian who beat him for the title? Creator/RichardPryor.

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In 2008, he He died of heart failure.failure in 2008, just a month after his 71st birthday. He was given several awards both during his life and posthumously for his contributions to comedy. Shortly after his death, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the second funniest stand-up comedian of all time. The comedian who beat him for the title? Creator/RichardPryor.
23rd Apr '16 8:52:40 PM DrakeClawfang
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* JerkassFacade & JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See JerkassWoobie (under YMMV) and HappilyMarried. And there was also the time when he met a young fan of ''Shining Time Station'' at an airport, and rather than disillusion him by telling him that Mr. Conductor didn't exist, he patiently explained that he was "on vacation" from the magical island. He also genuinely loved his wife, Brenda, and felt a lot of guilt about how he acted during most of his daughter's childhood.

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* JerkassFacade & JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See JerkassWoobie (under YMMV) He wore the stage persona of a raunchy, angry, cussing ball of fury, but it was just a JerkassFacade: off-stage Carlin was often regarded as a friendly, quiet man. In an interview, he noted that if he was ''really'' as bitter and HappilyMarried. And there was also the time when angry as he met acted on-stage, he probably would have killed himself years ago. Instead, his act gave him a young fan of chance to vent on-stage and acted as a catharsis that made him feel good about doing it.
** When doing his work for
''Shining Time Station'' Station'', he wasn't used to performing without an audience, as he had to record his narrations in a recording booth. The directors placed a teddy bear on a stool in the booth with him so he could narrate to it as his "audience."
** While
at an airport, and rather he was met with a young man confused at seeing Mr. Conductor in the real world. Rather than disillusion him by telling him that Mr. Conductor didn't exist, he patiently explained that he was "on vacation" from the magical island.
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He also genuinely loved his wife, Brenda, and felt a lot of guilt about how he acted during most of his daughter's childhood.
22nd Apr '16 5:05:00 AM RedBootsDLC
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* YouBastard: Was not afraid to slam on, various groups and interests he hated, and would actually tell his audience the comedic equivalent to this, if they actually were this. Most of the audience lapped it up, even if THEY were the target.

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* YouBastard: Was not afraid to slam on, on various groups and interests he hated, and would actually tell his audience the comedic equivalent to this, if they actually were this. Most of the audience lapped it up, even if THEY were the target.
22nd Apr '16 4:41:57 AM RedBootsDLC
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* OxymoronicBeing: Not ''really'', but he popularized a type of humor where two terms are presented as oxymoronic for rhetorical effect (which is not a true oxymoron). Examples he himself used include "military intelligence", "freedom fighters"[[note]]'''Carlin:''' If firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?[[/note]], "business ethics". (Carlin didn't actually invent this type of humor - William Frank Buckley, Jr is credited with that - but he likely popularized it).

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* OxymoronicBeing: Not ''really'', but he popularized a type of humor where two terms are presented as oxymoronic for rhetorical effect (which is not a true oxymoron). Examples he himself used include "military intelligence", "freedom fighters"[[note]]'''Carlin:''' If crime-fighters fight crime and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?[[/note]], "business ethics". (Carlin didn't actually invent this type of humor - William Frank Buckley, Jr is credited with that - but he likely popularized it).
13th Apr '16 7:45:55 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & and tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & Weatherman" and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:45:02 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:44:37 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:44:17 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed a lot less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "The Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko The Indian Staff Sergent]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a lot '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "The "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko The "The Indian Staff Sergent]].Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.



-->'''Carlin:''' As long as I'm being a complete pig up here, let me ask you guys a question. Are you ever able to watch a woman eating a banana and NOT think about a blowjob? I can't do it. And I know why: I'm a sick, evil fuck! I know that! I accept that! But I can't do it! Eating a banana, eating a pickle, licking on an ice cream cone. I'm thinking to myself '''"LOOK AT THE TONGUE ON HER! ''WOW!''"''' So ladies, be careful when you're standing out in front of that Häagen-Dazs. 'Cause God damn it, we're watching. And God damn it, we're ''thinking''!

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-->'''Carlin:''' As long as I'm being a complete pig up here, let me ask you guys a question. Are you ever able to watch a woman eating a banana and NOT think about a blowjob? I can't do it. And I know why: I'm a sick, evil fuck! I know that! I accept that! But I can't do it! Eating a banana, eating a pickle, licking on an ice cream cone. I'm thinking to myself '''"LOOK AT THE TONGUE ON HER! ''WOW!''"''' So ladies, be careful when you're standing out in front of that Häagen-Dazs. 'Cause God damn it, we're watching. And God damn it, we're ''thinking''!
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