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You, George Carlin — A Postscript, June 24, 2008   1 comment

(First Posted June 24, 2008)(I love this Associated Press photo of George Carlin, so I’m sharing it with the following poem.)

You, George Carlin

You,
George Carlin
were a genus
among geniuses
an original

You,
George Carlin
found your voice
by being out of step
and using two-way words

You,
George Carlin
spoke for us
yet to find our voices
as we recognize truth

You,
George Carlin
causing us to listen
knowing freedom
to exercise our demons

You,
George Carlin
observed our institutions
making nothing off-limits
developing lists of our follies

You,
George Carlin
bridged the generations
making funny faces
becoming the voice of Fillmore

You,
George Carlin
were a provocateur
self-expressed new wave,
remaining old school

You,
George Carlin
Made radio human
with sorted disc jockeys
and the hippie dippy weatherman

You,
George Carlin
made words heard
but never believed
now everyone else will listen

— kenne

“In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.”

— George Carlin

(P.S. The N.Y. Times had a great article on Carlin.  Click here.)

Posted July 10, 2017 by kenneturner in Information, Poetry

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Remembering George Carlin Five Years Out   4 comments


(I love this Associated Press photo of George Carlin,
so I’m sharing it with the following poem.
Click here to go to the George Carlin website —
May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)

You, George Carlin

You,
George Carlin
were a genus
among geniuses
an original

You,
George Carlin
found your voice
by being out of step
and using two-way words

You,
George Carlin
spoke for us
yet to find our voices
as we recognize truth

You,
George Carlin
causing us to listen
knowing freedom
to exercise our demons

You,
George Carlin
observed our institutions
making nothing off-limits
developing lists of our follies

You,
George Carlin
bridged the generations
making funny faces
becoming the voice of Fillmore

You,
George Carlin
were a provocateur
self-expressed new wave,
remaining old school

You,
George Carlin
Made radio human
with sorted disc jockeys
and the hippie dippy weatherman

You,
George Carlin
made words heard
but never believed
now everyone else will listen

kenne

(P.S. The N.Y. Times had a great article on Carlin.  Click here.)

 

When It Comes To Politics And The Truth, We Live In A World Of Fractions . . .   Leave a comment

Source: David Fitzsimmons Copyright 2012 Cagle Cartoons

When it comes to politics and the truth, we live in a world of fractions. Most of what we hear is a best a half-truths, but generally a flat-out lie. Most of us have learned that there are three things we take as an article of faith:  “The sky is blue. The pope is Catholic. And Politicians are liars.”  And true to the faith, the lies were flying left and right at last night’s presidential debate.

 

It’s bad enough that Politian’s have learned that lying can work to their benefit, what is worse is that the American people know they are being lied to, but accept it if it’s what they want to hear. We may know it’s bullshit, but since each of us contributes our own share, there is a tendency to take it for granted – still bitch about it, while knowing that deceptive misrepresentation is fundamental to our culture. It is so much a part of our culture that we joke about it, generating nervous laughter. One case in point is the video clip of George Carlin talking to the press about “Lying Politicians and Words.” The next time you watch a political debate, listen for Carlin’s words.

kenne

 

“We have sex almost everyday — We almost had sex on Monday, we almost had sex on Tuesday . . .”

— author unknown

Source: Google Images

“The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post ‘Thou shalt not steal,’ ‘Thou shalt not commit adultery,’ and ‘Thou shalt not lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges, and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment.”
— George Carlin

You, George Carlin — A Postscript   1 comment

(I love this Associated Press photo of George Carlin, so I’m sharing it with the following poem.)

You, George Carlin

You,
George Carlin
were a genus
among geniuses
an original

You,
George Carlin
found your voice
by being out of step
and using two-way words

You,
George Carlin
spoke for us
yet to find our voices
as we recognize truth

You,
George Carlin
causing us to listen
knowing freedom
to exercise our demons

You,
George Carlin
observed our institutions
making nothing-off-limits
developing lists of our follies

You,
George Carlin
bridged the generations
making funny faces
becoming the voice of Fillmore

You,
George Carlin
were a provocateur
self-expressed new wave,
remaining old school

You,
George Carlin
Made radio human
with sorted disc jockeys
and the hippie-dippy weatherman

You,
George Carlin
made words heard
but never believed
now everyone else will listen

— kenne

(P.S. The N.Y. Times had a great article on Carlin.  Click here.)

Posted June 24, 2008 by kenneturner in Commentary, Poetry

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George Carlin   2 comments

George Carlin

Like so many people, I grow up listening  to George Carlin – yes listening to George on the radio and his albums, all long before TV and cable.  After hearing of his death, I started going through my old LP’s.  Sure, I also went to his web site, which I suggest you do, but after finding one of the old albums, I scanned as much of the cover the machine allowed and tweaked it in Photoshop.  The cover image dates back to 1972, when he was a young 35 years old and of course, had all that hair.

Carlin was able to take things people do, most of which is crazy, but considered normal, and tell us how crazy they are.  He had many funny routines, all centered on the things we say, do, or think, like “Have A Nice Day,” “The 11 O’clock News,” “A Place for My Stuff” and “Interview with Jesus.”  One of my favorite recent routines is “Modern Man.” George will be missed.

Kenne

Posted June 23, 2008 by kenneturner in Friends, Information

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