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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: I'm a modern man. A man for the millenium. Digital and smoke free. A diversified multicultural postmodern deconstructionist, politically, anatomically, and ecologically incorrect. I've been uplinked and downloaded, I've been inputted and outsourced. I know the upside of downsizing I know the downside of upgrading. I'm a high tech lo-life. A cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, bi-coastal multitasker and I can give you a gigabyte in a nanosecond. I'm new wave but I'm old school and my inner child is ...
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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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