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George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005)

George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

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George Carlin continues making people laugh with his 13th HBO stand-up special.

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Some look at life on the bright side. He prefers the grave side.


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George Carlin originally intended to title his previous special "I Kinda Like It When a Lot of People Die". But the terrorist attack on New York City on 11 September 2001 caused him to change the title to George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001). Carlin intended to use the same original title for this special. But due to the recent disaster of Hurricane Katrina he again changed the title, but this time to something similar. See more »

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George Carlin: Now, I'm a big fan of the, uh, prime time crime shows. I like all of them, pretty much. You know, I like "Law & Order" and all the spin-offs of that. I like, uh, "CSI" and all of those spin-offs.
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George Carlin: Yeah, because they're forensic shows. You know? And I'm just waiting for one night to be sitting there watching one of them shows, and the chief medical examiner turns to the lead detective and says "Steve, looks to me like after they killed this guy, the perpetrators rolled him ...
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Terrible, George has really lost it.
4 December 2005 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

I saw Ralphie May at a show in Houston and he said the same thing. I didn't believe him and forked out the $120 bux for 2 tix and went to see him. I took my wife. I have always lived and breathed Carlin and have been known to spit out a Carlin line or 2 from years past, often...I was soooo incredibly disappointed. Last night I watched this HBO special since his road material is usually different when he does the big show. It was a carbon copy of the horrible act I saw here. I hope he can make a turnaround, but sadly, I do not think its going to happen. I guess he's going to just talk about the all suicide channel for another 5 years. What ever happened to the first stage (hippy) and second (sports and disasters) phases of his career? We'll miss ya George...


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