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The Fabulous George Carlin Archive

I’d written this post a few weeks ago, but it seems much more fitting today.

George Carlin, that fabulous, genius of a stand up comic, (and Mr. Conductor on Shining times station!) died today, at 71.  It’s funny, every so often, you think to yourselves, there are certain people that you hope wouldn’t ever die.  Just becasue of how creative, and original they are, because of how much they contribue.  The two people in the entertainment business i always had this pre-emptive Lament for, have been George Carlin and Woody Allen. 

But what is wonderful is that while he may be physically gone, the body of work that is his legacy is preserved, and he stays with us in our thoughts.  So let us enjoy it, thinking about him.

So here is an archive of George Carlin videos available for free on the web:

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Yes, loopy is back, and he’ll give a full account of the trip, but first this: THE LATE GREAT BILL HICKS about the George Bush (father)’s administration and general ameican politics (warning: strong language). We miss you Bill Hicks

09:53 – April 12, 2007

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Global Internet Crash!

Well, this at least explains the death of the old blog.  It is because apparently there was a world wide Internet crash, causing loss of massive amounts of data:

02:05 – July 10, 2007

[tags]crash, internet, fbi, onion[/tags]

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This news, has just broken, switzerland has invaded Lichtenstein (as of thursday morning).

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A wonderful gem of comedy, Seth MacFarlane giving the graduation speech at Harvard in 2006. He does it as himself, as Peter Gryffin, Stewie Gryffin, and Quagmire. Enjoy:

06:24 – June 08, 2006

Now, Peter Gryffin:

04:30 – June 08, 2006

… Stewie Griffin…

07:28 – June 08, 2006

… Quagmire …

04:35 – June 08, 2006

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Rest in Peace Art Buchwald

Art Buchwald died today at the age of 81

It is sad that the man who once told us that

If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.

Will no longer be with us.  His died as he lived, with humour at the forefront, after having outlived all predictions by doctors who were still stunned as to why he was still alive.  Lest he not live by his own words:

We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don’t think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you’re hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time.

You will be missed.

[tags]buchwald, art, art buchwald, obituary, quotes[/tags]

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I know it is only a few days away, but here are a couple of sneak peeks at the upcoming musical episode of SCRUBS:



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This is an example of why SCRUBS is the most brilliant american comedy show of all time:

00:28 – July 25, 2006

[tags]scrubs, the todd, zach braff, sarah chalke[/tags]

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Despite my natural tendency to exagerrate thigns for the sake of good storytelling, i promise you that this story is completely true, and without exagerration!

One of the thingsi have enjoyed greatly this year and which has been a very pleasant surprise, has been the ambiance at my school with the other professeurs and the general solidarity among the "Equipe Pedagogique". 

I suppose it is partly due to the fact that our school is considered one which has quite a bit of discipline issues, by virtue of the fact that it is also a professiona high school, and that it is in one of the parisian suburbs with a fairly noticeable portion of north african immigrant families.  Naturally when in such a situation, the teachers have to be more together, and as a result there is a really palpable sense of comaraderie between the teachers.  This does not mean that we do not criticise each other, but rather when we do we understand that it is constructive, and besides that there is a lot of joking around going on and whatnot. 

This is in opposition to many parisian, old, bourgeois type schools, where there is a veyr wooden atmosphere even amongst the teaching corp.  Anyways, so over the year i’ve gotten to know some colleagues more than others, for example the math and techonology teachers, simply because their subject is closer to my physics. 

So sometime ago, during class i asked one of my students, a girl we’ll call "J" to stay after class.  She is someone who has caused A LOT of problems for most teachers, and for the school in general, for various reasons.  With me we have developed somewhat of an understanding.   However,this particular day she had been talkign a lot durign class, and i asked to stay.  I had a relatively long talk with her, and though i was not rude or anythign, i made it understood that this type of behaviour will no longer be tolerated, etc.  She left 5 minutes after.  

when i went to the teacher’s lounger after my next class, i found Mr. X, the tech. teacher who asked me over.  Now, he is a guy in his mid 30′s i imagine, and usually nice but a bit … weird.  He said, in a bit of an annoyed voice, "J was late for my class, was it because of you? She told me you had held her back".  I responded by saying, yes it was me, and went to explain taht it was because she was causing trouble, and i wanted to make her understand that it would no longer be tolerated.

Hearing that, he said "oh ok. well in that case. it’s fine. good."  He paused and i assumd he had finished, when suddenly he continued. 

"You know it was good what you did.  Cuz these students they’re like the Borg.  You know, in star trek.  As soon as the first transports onto your ship, you have to act quickly and get rid of it, otherwise they’ll take over really quickly"

Then he simply went back to marking his papers!

[tags]star trek, the next generation, borg, riker, stories, anecdotes, funny, humourous[/tags]

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Julius Caesar vs. Dubya

I found this very funny, but surprisingly apt article in the Guardian. Here is an excerpt:

In 59BC, Julius Caesar declared he was so shocked by the incursions of the dangerous Helvetii tribe into Gaul, and the suffering of the Gaulish peoples, that he had himself appointed 'protector of the Gauls'. By the time he'd finished protecting them, a million Gauls were dead, another million enslaved and Julius Caesar owned most of Gaul. Now I'm not suggesting there is any similarity between George W Bush's protection of the Iraqi people and Caesar's protection of the Gauls.

For a start, Julius Caesar, as we all know, was bald, whereas George W Bush has a fine head of hair.

In any case, George W Bush is not personally making huge amounts of money out of it. The money-making is all left in the capable hands of companies like CACI International, Blackwater Security and Haliburton.

It's true that Vice-President Dick Cheney's stock options in his old company, Haliburton, went up from $241,498 in 2004 to $8m in 2005 – that's an increase of 3,281 per cent.

But then Dick Cheney is bald.

 Read the rest here … 

(and yes i am aware of the fact that the Saddam Trial Verdict = death by hanging came out today, and i will write about it soon – so much to say – , but first i have to prepare my lesson plans for tomorrow!) 

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