George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005)

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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: Men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide, even though women attempt it more. So men are better at it!
[laughter]
George Carlin: That's something else you gals will want to be workin' on.
[laughter]
George Carlin: Well, if you want to be truly equal, you're gonna have to start taking your own lives in greater numbers.
[cheers and applause]
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An amazing barrage of verbal dexterity
5 November 2005 | by (Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

Brilliant. Edgier than ever. I hope someone has taken down his opening monologue and posts it in the Memorable Quotes area. Truly one of the supreme comic geniuses of our time. I particularly enjoyed the hypothesizing about "Suicide TV," and the skewering of America's obsession with all things sensationalized. Nobody is ever safe from Carlin's wit and command of the English language, and he wouldn't have it any other way. Interesting to see how he has elaborated on elements of his live stage act from two years ago. I also appreciated how there was much, much less time devoted to non sequiturs and more ramblings that were all connected, often in a very twisted and disturbing way. Here's hoping for more Carlin specials to come.


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