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George Carlin: Complaints & Grievances (2001)

In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced ... See full summary »

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In "Complaints & Grievances," George Carlin's 12th HBO comedy special, taped at the Beacon Theater in New York on November 17, 2001 (ten weeks after 9/11), Carlin casts his usual jaundiced eye on America and its inhabitants.From the events of 9/11, to the Ten Commandments, to why you should never stop if you run someone over with your car, nothing is sacred to this 45-year veteran of the comedy scene. Self-help books, answering machines, gun nuts, visors, motivational seminars, pictures of children, singers with one name, hot air balloons and guys named Todd; take your pick. They all come in for a special, closer Carlin look in this latest hilarious collection. Written by Anonymous

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The original title of this comedy special was "I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die". But after the attack on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, the title was changed. See more »

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George Carlin: Motivation books, motivation seminars: why would anyone need to be motivated by someone else? I say, if you lack motivation, a seminar isn't gonna motivate you. What you really need is to be smashed in the head thirty or forty times with a golf club! That'll fucking motivate ya! Or else it'll at least get you up and moving around the room. You know, locate your socks, shit like that, get the day rolling.
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Follows On Location: George Carlin at USC (1977) See more »

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The Sidewalks of New York
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Music by Charles Lawlor
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dont listen to what they say!
1 August 2002 | by xCorbinxSee all my reviews

Yes, he does talk about toenails and lip crud....but the thing about this material is that its TRUE. All the people that said it wasn't funny said that because they know they do all that all the time and are embarassed! We are just human! Our bodies and minds have evolved enough to the point where we find it amusing to flatulate and play with our toenails. Live with it! Classic Carlin does include him noticing things we do but don't talk about! You are not any better of a person to say you do not do this things, so get over it. Anyways, this was a good show, not one of his best i agree, but good none-the-less. Get both of his books (Brain Droppings, and Napalm and Silly Putty) to get all his A material throughout the years, trust me.


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English

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17 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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George Carlin: I Kinda Like It When a Lot of People Die See more »

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