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Talk in the Raturday Night Café and the Google search it inspired.

Click to enlarge and clarify...Here's a link to last night's café."Marriage is the death of hope" brings up webpages that purport to quote Woody Allen. I'm dubious. "Marriage is the death of romance" gets me to some boring relationship advice plus the assertion that it's the translation of a Chinese proverb:I'm dubious. It used to be very common to hear characters on TV (often in ads) say "Ancient Chinese wisdom" (in a fake Chinese accent) followed by something in the form of a proverb (almost a...
Tags: Google, Hope, Marriage, Law, China, Atlanta, George Carlin, Paris, Boxing, Theater, Jackson, Woody Allen, Muhammad Ali, Fake, Ali, Evey

The Christmas Classic You’ll Never Hear At The Mall

It’s “Green Christmas,” by Stan Freberg. “When it was released by Capitol Records 60 years ago, the song caused a huge backlash from major advertisers, many of whom threatened to pull radio ads in protest. A young DJ at the time—one George Carlin—was almost fired for playing it on the air.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Music, George Carlin, Capitol Records, Stan Freberg, 12.23.18

This might be the most positive presentation of Trump I've ever seen in the New York Times.

This is the lead article at the NYT website right now:A single author, Carl Hulse, begins:The trick in Washington has always been to make sure a government shutdown is pinned on the other guy. President Trump is the first to ever pin one on himself.In a new twist on the old game of shutdown politics dating to the 1990s, Mr. Trump was essentially goaded on Tuesday by Representative Nancy Pelosi of California and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York into embracing ownership of a shutdown yet to come ...
Tags: Chuck, Headlines, New York, Jack Nicholson, Law, California, Washington, Mexico, Amy Schumer, George Carlin, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Cruise, Nancy, Trump, Donald

Why Kevin Hart Was the Wrong Choice to Host the Oscars (Column)

I’m not a person who tends to have a censorious attitude toward stand-up comedians. One of their jobs is to give voice to the audacious, the outrageous, the rudely incorrect. If we looked back, in hindsight, and vetted comic artists from Lenny Bruce to Richard Pryor to George Carlin to Sandra Bernhard to Eddie Murphy […]
Tags: George Carlin, Kevin Hart, Columns, Eddie Murphy, The Oscars, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce, Sandra Bernhard

The Lenny Bruce Archive: Brandeis Digitally Preserves the Legacy of the Pathbreaking Comedian

Edgy, smart, aggressive, unapologetically Jewish, Lenny Bruce mixed Yiddishisms, hipster slang, colorful terms for various sex acts, and social, political, and religious satire in a high-wire improvisatory act he thought of as verbal jazz. Marketed as a sick comedian, Bruce got his start playing strip clubs, and ended upbitter, defeated, blacklisted, and addictedranting and reading court transcripts from his various obscenity trials. It was a sad end to a brilliant and too-short ca...
Tags: Google, Comedy, New York, College, George Carlin, Pennsylvania, Philip Roth, Hugh Hefner, Michigan, Dustin Hoffman, Archives, Christie, Facebook Twitter, Bruce, Shoemaker, Roth

An amazingly obsolete observation — made by George Carlin 22 years ago.

(Watch out: he says "fucking.")Speaking of nostalgia, I'm nostalgic for the time when we had that to be irritated about. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, George Carlin, Nostalgia, Ann Althouse

‘Bodied’ Trailer: The Sharp-Tongued Battle Rap Movie Will Knock You Off Your Feet

Fantastic Fest is still in full swing over in Austin, Texas, and there are plenty of movies that will be worth checking out once they hit theaters for general audiences to see. But in the meantime, one of last year’s most buzzed about entries at Fantastic Fest 2017 is finally getting released. Bodied is a battle rap movie executive produced by Eminem where no one is safe from the sharp tongue of brutal rhymes that come from skilled lyricists that would make Shakespeare cry. A new trailer has fi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Youtube, George Carlin, Eminem, Movie Trailers, Musical, Shakespeare, Joseph-Kahn, Austin Texas, Adam, Red Band Movie Trailer, Fantastic Fest, Eric Vespe, Calum Worthy, Bodied

Michelle Williams Will Play Christa McAuliffe in The Challenger

Michelle Williams will play Christa McAuliffe in The Challenger According to Deadline, Michelle Williams has signed on to star in The Challenger, a biopic about the 1986 space shuttle tragedy. The actress will play Christa McAuliffe, the New Hampshire high school teacher who was selected to join NASA’s Teacher in Space Project, and who perished along with six other crewmembers when the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. RELATED: Moneyball Writer Penning George Carlin Biopic Martin ...
Tags: Movies, Ansel Elgort, Nasa, George Carlin, New Hampshire, Manchester, Steven Spielberg, Art Linson, Michelle Williams, Christa McAuliffe, Christa, Derrick Brooks, ComingSoon, Renzo, Argent, Argent Pictures

Moneyball Writer Penning George Carlin Biopic

Moneyball writer penning George Carlin biopic According to The Hollywood Reporter, George Carlin’s life is getting the Hollywood treatment via Gail Berman’s Jackal Group and Academy Award-nominated writer Stan Chervin (Moneyball). RELATED: Baby Driver Star Ansel Elgort Will Headline Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Carlin, who passed away at the age of 71 in 2008, was a popular comedian whose career spanned over five decades and featured over 130 Tonight Show appearances, 14 HBO specials an...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Ansel Elgort, George Carlin, Steven Spielberg, Carlin, Moneyball, George, Berman, Hamza, ComingSoon, Movie News, Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Jackal Group

George Carlin Biopic Will Be Scripted By ‘Moneyball’ Writer

Today it was announced that The Jackal Group has acquired rights to produce the official George Carlin biopic and have attached screenwriter Stan Chervin to write and produce. Hit the jump to learn more about the George Carlin biopic. Stan Chervin is an Ocar-nominated screenwriter credited with the story for Moneyball alongside Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian, as well as the the little-seen-for-a-reason 2013 film Space Warriors. The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman and Joel Earley will produce al...
Tags: Comedy, Viola Davis, Movies, Drama, Aaron Sorkin, New York City, George-Carlin, Fox, Netflix, New York Times, Allison Janney, MGM, True Story, Carlin, Universal Pictures, George

George Carlin Biopic in Development With ‘Moneyball’ Screenwriter Stan Chervin

A feature-length project about the life and career of legendary comic George Carlin is in the works with the Oscar-nominated “Moneyball” screenwriter Stan Chervin. Gail Berman and Joe Earley’s the Jackal Group have secured the comic’s life rights, and tapped Chervin as both writer and producer. Bruce Kaufman and his banner Wood Hollow Pictures and […]
Tags: News, George Carlin, Gail Berman, Joe Earley, Jackal Group, Stan Chervin, Bruce Kaufman, Stan Chervin Gail Berman, Chervin

Lesson From The Tax Court: The Substantial Substantiation Rules In §170

The great philosopher George Carlin understands the problem of stuff. My wife and I have too much stuff. My wife, however, hates yard sales. And we cannot afford a bigger house. So we give a lot of stuff away. When Congress ratcheted up the substantiation requirements for deducting non-cash charitable... [Author: Bryan Camp]
Tags: Taxes, Congress, George Carlin, Bryan Camp

George Carlin's narration for Thomas the Tank Engine spiced up with other George Carlin voice-overs

You know what you're getting here going in: things that George Carlin voiced over the years, inappropriately added to his kid-friendly narration of Thomas and Friends. It's really great and fairly NSFW. When the aliens find whatever's left, I hope they judge us by this.
Tags: Video, News, Funny, George Carlin, Thomas, Thomas And Friends, Penis-shaped Cakes

The 7 Habits: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood

Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Last time, we discussed the first of what Stephen Covey calls the “public habits” — Habit 4: Think Win/Win. The gist of that habit is to seek to allow everyone involved in a conflict or negotiation to feel as if they’ve “won.” This requires balancing consideration for the needs of others, with the assertiveness to stand up for y...
Tags: Life, George Carlin, NICK, David Foster Wallace, John Gottman, Huey Lewis, Stephen Covey, Covey, A Man's Life, Epley, Juliana Schroeder, 7 Habits, Nick Epley, MPFC

It's the Era of That's Not Funny.

Some people are hot to destroy all the comedians who made us laugh by shocking us with their transgressions. I see Sarah Silverman is on the chopping block for tweeting, "Hey, is it considered molestation if the child makes the first move? I'm gonna need a quick answer on this." That was back in '09, when Obama was President, and people got the idea of a comedian posing as evil and not actually being evil. There was a word for it back in the old days. A "joke,"* we called it. I was just by chanc...
Tags: Music, Comedy, Law, Obama, George Carlin, Language, Charles Darwin, Sarah Silverman, 9/11, Chandra Levy, Ann Althouse, Era of That's Not Funny, Richardson Clarissa VI, Joseph Jordania

‘Eighth Grade’ Director Bo Burnham on Empathizing With Kids and Taking Inspiration from YouTube [Interview]

I didn’t discover Bo Burnham when his YouTube videos went viral and he began performing at age 16. I saw him sing “Art is Dead” on The Green Room with Paul Provenza and loved the music and statement so much that I bought his stand-up album, Words Words Words, to hear more. I thought his wordplay was the second coming of George Carlin, so I’ve followed him ever since and went back and caught up his pre-Words releases, too. So when Bo Burnham became a filmmaker, I couldn’t wait to see what he...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Interviews, Los Angeles, Features, George Carlin, Aiden, A24, Columbine, Largo, Burnham, Kayla, Paul Provenza, Bo Burnham

George Carlin on culture

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Tags: Videos, George Carlin, Konica Minolta Bizhub

It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.

Somebody writing a profile about me asked a question I had to think about for a moment. “Who are your biggest influences?” I have lots of people I can cite from the investment business. But the real answer, it dawned on me, was George Carlin. When I was eleven years old my dad brought home a CD of George’s stand-up special “What Am I Doing In New Jersey?” and I sat on the floor with a pair of...
Tags: Finance, Uncategorized, George Carlin, New Jersey, George

Trump Talk Takes Late-Night to a New Content Crossroads

The current crop of late-night hosts have no doubt studied the format’s obvious pioneers, people like Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Joan Rivers – even George Carlin and Lenny Bruce. They might also want to read some Sun Tzu, the military strategist, who once wrote: “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without […]
Tags: News, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, George Carlin, Lenny Bruce, Sun Tzu, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Late Night Tv, Jack Paar Steve Allen Joan Rivers

Your Life or Your Home

Quick House Keeping Note: It’s a busy time in our home. I refer to these two weeks as the “summer hole.” (I need to come up with a better name.) It’s the time when our kids are out of school and camps haven’t started yet. We’re in year two, so at least we were prepared this summer. We scheduled a little vacation and some other activities. In other words, expect the writing to be a little limited until the 18th or so. I suspect that most of my readers are at least familiar with the title o...
Tags: Japan, Real Estate, Marketing, George Carlin, Mary Hullett

Today in History for May 12th

Highlights of this day in history: The Soviet Union announces an end to its blockade of Berlin; Body of missing Lindbergh baby is found in a wooded area; Burt Bacharach, Katherine Hepburn and George Carlin are born. (May 12)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Berlin, Ap, George Carlin, Soviet Union, Lindbergh, Burt Bacharach Katherine Hepburn

Most excellent: Third 'Bill & Ted' flick in the works

Party on, dudes. After 27 years, metalheads Bill S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Ted Theodore Logan (Keanu Reeves) will time travel again on the big screen in a threequel called Bill & Ted Face the Music. Hollywood Reporter writes: Currently in preproduction, Bill & Ted Face the Music will see the duo long past their days as time-traveling teenagers and now weighed down by middle age and the responsibilities of family. They’ve written thousands of tunes, but they have yet to write a good o...
Tags: Post, News, Ted, George Carlin, Ed, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Chris, Reeves, Rufus, Dean, Circle K, Bloom, Bill Ted, Wyld Stallyns, Alex Winter

Geek Trivia: Iconoclastic Comedian George Carlin Was Also The Narrator For Which Of These Children’s Shows?

Think you know the answer? Click through to see if you're right!
Tags: Crafts, George Carlin

The proof that we’re all creative: losing your keys

On Tuesdays I write about the top voted question on Ask Berkun (see the lovely archive). This week’s question is from Crysel [44 votes]: What is the real motivation for creativity? For most of history people did not use the word creativity very much. They just invented and discovered things in the course of their lives without applying special labels to them. But something strange happened to in modern times. We developed a romance around the notion of creativity. Most people today think of it a...
Tags: George Carlin, Culture, Innovation, Creative Thinking, Berkun, Dance of the Possible, Crysel

‘Bill and Ted 3’ Script Resurrects William Sadler’s Death

Death becomes Bill and Ted 3 — but not in the way you expect. No, the movie is still alive and kickin’ and in development for now, though that much can’t be said for a certain Bill and Ted character set to return to the sequel. That’s right, it’s William Sadler as Death. Bill and Ted screenwriter Ed Solomon has been steadily beating the drum for the Bill and Ted sequel, now titled Bill and Ted Face the Music. That includes teasing out details from his Bill and Ted 3 script and appealing to form...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ted, George Carlin, Sequels, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Alex, Carlin, Chris, Around The Web, Rufus, Solomon, Sadler, Ingmar Bergman, Keanu

The Original Script Pages for ‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ Have a Surprisingly Emotional Origin

Nearly 30 years ago, Bill Preston and Ted Logan stepped into a time-traveling phone booth and wreaked havoc on history. But in the process, they taught us an important lesson: Be excellent to each other. It’s a simple, jovial message from two pure-hearted lunkheads, one that has resonated in the decades since Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure became a cult classic. Original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have since moved on — Reeves to breaking the bones of assassins, Winter to his tech and ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ted, George Carlin, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Carlin, Chris, Around The Web, Reeves, Solomon, Chris Matheson, Bill Ted, Alex Winter, Matheson, Ed Solomon

Your Year Won’t Be Complete Until You See These Top Exhibitions

No bones about it: there’s going to be LOTS to see and do in 2018 at museums and cultural centers all across the country! Below are some of the most buzzed-about exhibitions and grand openings that you won’t want to miss—listed in chronological order for your travel-planning convenience. Some are all-new museums that have been years in the making; others are touring exhibits that will only be on display a short while. But all offer compelling content and immersive experiences that promise to exp...
Tags: Design, General, America, George Carlin, Chicago, Colombia, Museum, 2018, Antarctica, Exhibit, Exhibition, American Museum of Natural History, Seattle, Columbia, Jamestown, Montgomery Alabama

If a Third Bill and Ted Gets Made, It'll Pay Tribute to George Carlin

Yes, it’s time for your annual update on the third Bill and Ted movie, which may or may not ever happen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Ted, George Carlin, Bill, Keanu Reeves, Bill Ted, Alex Winter, Ed Solomon, Bill And Ted 3, Bill and Ted Face The Music

Seven words banned at the CDC, with apologies to George Carlin

After the White House sent the CDC a list of words that shouldn't appear in any budget documents, Chuck Todd channels his inner George Carlin.
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, George Carlin, Chuck Todd