George Carlin Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

“I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed”

George Carlin (1937-2008)

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A five-time Grammy award winner, Carlin’s often dark humor can be heard on 20 albums, in six books, and appears in ten movies. A native New Yorker, he made his name on the Ed Sullivan Shoe and the Tonight Show, first with Jack Paar and later and even more frequently with Johnny Carson, for whom he often substituted as host.  Carlin was the first host of Saturday Night Live. His best known routine was Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television, for which he was arrested and fined on several occasions. Liberal, brilliant, thoughtful and reflective, he took stand-up to a new level while supporting free speech and free thinking. He was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2008.

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  • Great tribute to one of my all time favorites!

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  • One of my favorite comedians and perhaps one of the most observant entertainers ever. My favorite of his routines is entitled “Euphemisms”, in which he shows the value of “simple, honest, direct language” (essentially the direct opposite of PC language) . See it here: http://youtu.be/vuEQixrBKCc

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  • Classic Carlin (Hippy Dippy weatherman) tommorrows high whenever I get up, let’s see what radar is picking up…the tomatoe sink suction on the flights airlines (Man I loss Ideas in there)! When you get Johnny Carson rolling your good. Miss them both :-)

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