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(Reuters)   George Carlin voluntarily enters drug, alcohol rehab program, says he has problem with wine and Vicodin   (olympics.reuters.com) divider line 213
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2004-12-27 03:39:31 PM
I can never remember. Is it white or red with Vicodan?
 
2004-12-27 04:26:10 PM
Maybe this isn't the best time to announce my crippling Percodan/Mountain Dew habit.
 
2004-12-27 04:27:49 PM
does this mean he's not going to be as funny once he gets out?

and why should 'questioning the intellect of those who visit Vegas' cause a stir? a little too close to the truth?
 
2004-12-27 04:33:19 PM
Two in the mouth
 
2004-12-27 04:37:20 PM


Hang in there, Buddy-Boy!
 
2004-12-27 04:44:00 PM
ChewbaccaJones: Two in the mouth



These are orange. There will be other colors later.
 
2004-12-27 04:44:21 PM
Hmmm...a clean and sober George Carlin....can anyone say Steven Wright?
 
2004-12-27 05:08:21 PM
Look at what happened to Robin Williams after he sobered up.
 
2004-12-27 06:20:11 PM
Rehab is for quitters.
 
2004-12-27 06:37:55 PM
How many of the seven words you can't say on television does Fark filter?
 
2004-12-27 06:46:38 PM
George;

It's ok man. Just take care of yourself and all will be well.

/One of the great writers and wordsmiths for sure
 
2004-12-27 07:15:32 PM
shiat, Piss, fark, coont, Cocksucker, Motherfarker, and Tits
 
2004-12-27 07:16:14 PM
heh. four.
 
2004-12-27 07:17:55 PM
Well, shiat, that pisses me off. What's wrong with that stupid coont? That cocksucker already had an addiction problem, and he's messing around with Vicodin? Dumb motherfarker, he gets on my tits.

Not really. Hope he gets well soon.

This post is dedicated to the United States Supreme Court.
 
2004-12-27 07:18:58 PM
Ack, seems I forgot an obvious one. What the fark?
 
2004-12-27 08:30:58 PM
FARK ME!

I just paid 340 bucks through a ticket broker for choice seats to his show here in San Antonio on January 14th.

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
 
2004-12-28 12:03:34 AM
You guys forgot the worst word of them all:

RELIGION.


Vintage Carlin. God bless him, and may ending his vicodin habit make him even more bitter (I know it did me!)
 
2004-12-28 12:03:35 AM
quitter.
 
2004-12-28 12:05:13 AM
Get better soon George.
 
2004-12-28 12:05:36 AM
uhhh can you say riiiight?
 
2004-12-28 12:07:07 AM
how much vicodin is considered "bad"?

/me is on them after surgery, little yellow ones, 10/175 i think.
 
2004-12-28 12:08:51 AM
Hang in there GC. One of the best comics alive.
 
2004-12-28 12:09:07 AM
According to media accounts of the incident, Carlin's bit about "moronic" Vegas tourists touched off a bitter, profane exchange with members of the audience, including one woman who shouted "Stop degrading us."

Audience= Dumb farks
 
2004-12-28 12:09:48 AM
FARVE HAD TEH SAME ADICTIUN!!!11!

/there - got it over with
 
2004-12-28 12:10:05 AM
whats the problem here?
 
2004-12-28 12:13:17 AM
So what does Vicodin DO to you exactly? And for the record, anyone who knows anything about Carlin's material would have stayed the fark away from his show if they couldn't handle a little degradation.
 
2004-12-28 12:13:41 AM
Get well soon, George.

/submitted this with a funnier headline
 
2004-12-28 12:14:43 AM
What a joke.

People are such pussies these days.

Drugs are for the weak.
Religion is for the weak.
Failure is for the weak.
 
2004-12-28 12:14:54 AM
smart enough to stop a hobby before it becomes an addiction. red wine is good for your heart though right?
 
2004-12-28 12:15:04 AM
fag
 
2004-12-28 12:15:23 AM
TheRealShadowspawn

Use them only when you are in pain. Stop using them when you start to feel better. Vicodin works great, especially when you have had major surgery, but it is addictive if abused. Good thing for me it upset my stomach quite a bit after a while. Made it easy to stop.
 
2004-12-28 12:15:32 AM
heretik: So what does Vicodin DO to you exactly?


pain killer
 
2004-12-28 12:15:58 AM
A rather lackluster headline effort submitted. Comon mods, nobody took a better crack at it than this?

/couldn't do better
//couldn't mod better
 
2004-12-28 12:16:16 AM
Imagine the material he'll come up with by goin thru the rehab experience.

At least he's smart. He's not a stupid celebrity, very realistic man.
 
2004-12-28 12:17:07 AM
I submitted this with a better GOD-F%&*ing-D@#N Head-F%&*ING-Line
 
2004-12-28 12:17:22 AM
I've only taken vicodin once. I took two and washed them down with a bottle of champagne. In an unexpected twist - that combo really impaired my driving ability.

Get well Mr. Carlin. You kill me.
 
2004-12-28 12:18:08 AM
What's the big deal? I've been hooked on opiates for years, and don't have a problem.

/denial
//dear god, denial
 
2004-12-28 12:18:31 AM
Everybody and your your local pharmacist knows that vicodans are traditionally washed down with a few 12 oz tumblers of Captain Morgan's spiced rum. Sheesh.
 
2004-12-28 12:19:33 AM
I guess he finally figured out what kind of wine goes well with Captain Crunch.
 
2004-12-28 12:20:25 AM
Mealy-mouthed rat bastard can't even handle a handful of vicodan and a few bottles of wine...he's almost ready for my fire!
 
2004-12-28 12:23:58 AM
Horray, lizard shiat, fark
 
2004-12-28 12:24:15 AM
 
2004-12-28 12:25:10 AM
Vicadin and a choice red really compliment each other nicely. I had my leg in a cast for nine weeks with a torn achilles tendon, and it hurt like a matterfarmer. Viva la Vicadin! Got me through it, don't touch it now, still snork a lot of red, though. And Carlin rules. Hope things go well for the old grouch.
 
2004-12-28 12:25:12 AM
George Carlin ... says he has problem with wine and Vicodin
Recently his problem has been spewing liberal hate at the right side of the political spectrum instead of telling jokes.
 
2004-12-28 12:25:14 AM
hang in there George - you got soul buddy,,,,
 
2004-12-28 12:25:33 AM
Vicodin is some good shiat. I had my appendix removed recently, and vicodin took away all of the pain. Still have 20 or so lying around here...
 
2004-12-28 12:26:27 AM
shouldnt this be an "obvious" tag????
 
2004-12-28 12:26:29 AM
Carlin 3:16 - An idle mind is the devil's workshop. And the devil's name is Alzheimer's
 
2004-12-28 12:26:50 AM
How does one get addicted to a painkiller that is scripted out? Don't they usually give you only enough to last maybe a week.
 
2004-12-28 12:27:49 AM
I can't say that I'm surprised, but good luck George. We need you.
 
2004-12-28 12:28:49 AM
keep yr head up gc
 
2004-12-28 12:31:22 AM
That motherfarker better sober up by January 23rd. I got a ticket.
 
2004-12-28 12:31:24 AM
HAHA! Now THAT'S funny!
 
2004-12-28 12:31:38 AM
EviLincoln:

How does one get addicted to a painkiller that is scripted out? Don't they usually give you only enough to last maybe a week.

Oh hell no. I'm on very strong sleeping pills, but my benefit coverage means that I have to pay a "dispensing fee" every time I fill the script... the drugs are free, but the dispensing fee is not.

My doctor (who is both an MD and a Doctor of Pharmacology) wrote the script for 60 doses worth to save me the extra expense. I appreciate it, but it's hardly protecting me from what 60 high-powered sleeping pills could do...

It's more about how the doctor feels about you. Mine knows I'm not going to be grinding these things into powder.
 
2004-12-28 12:31:44 AM
Personally, I think he should have retired about 10 years ago. I listened to him extensively in the 80's and early 90's (had several of his albums), and he was really funny. Then I saw him a few times live a few years after that. He was recycling jokes and, even if he did come up with something new, you saw it coming a mile away. I think he's riding the gravy train for all it's worth, and if he can make a few bucks, more power to him. However, if I had to listen to his recycled material as much as he does, I'd be hitting the vicodin and wine really hard too.
 
2004-12-28 12:32:25 AM
Anyone else get the feeling like Better Than You At Everything is compensating for something?

Maybe he's really Smaller Than Everyone

/just sayin
 
2004-12-28 12:32:25 AM
EviLincoln
Either you tell your doc that you're still in a lot of pain, find one that will write you a prescription just 'cause, or buy it off the street somewhere. Maybe you should ask Rush? He might know for sure.
 
2004-12-28 12:34:16 AM
Erm, sorry about the all bold, forgot to close the tag properly.
 
2004-12-28 12:35:25 AM
Vicodin addiction is retarded. You can get codeine over the counter from behind the counter (Schedule V cough syrup), and acetaminophen is OTC.
 
2004-12-28 12:35:54 AM
I'd be willing to take all that extra wine and Vicodin off his hands. Beer and Xanax just aren't the same.
 
2004-12-28 12:37:37 AM
Shouldn't this be Obvious?
 
2004-12-28 12:38:51 AM
All your vicodin are belong to us.
 
2004-12-28 12:39:13 AM
I must look to scruffy to have docs fall for the old, "I'm still in pain" method. Last time I got Vics was when I cut open my hand and had to go to the emergency room. Got a scrip for like five. Didn't last till dinner. I guess I'm just not cut out for the hoity toity "prescription addiction". Just good old fashioned gold paint for me.
 
2004-12-28 12:39:20 AM
I took Vicodin once and it didn't do shiat for me. Didn't even relieve any pain. But a fifth of Jim Beam works pretty well for a few hours. Never tried mixing them, though.
 
2004-12-28 12:40:29 AM
Hope you get it all out of your system quick, George.
 
2004-12-28 12:40:53 AM
And another thing... What sort of pansy becomes an alcoholic on wine?
 
2004-12-28 12:41:12 AM
--TheRealShadowSpawn

The harmful portion of Vicodin is the tylenol. You can take up to 4 grams or 4000 mg of tylenol daily before you start to do some damage to your liver. The amount of tylenol is what's after the slash (5/500 = 5mg hydrocodone/500 mg tylenol).

/used to work in pharmacy
//recommends it to those who like to get their ass chewed for 10 hours at a time
 
2004-12-28 12:41:44 AM
The easy way to get vicodin is to develop sciatica, which is not that uncommon for someone his age.

Hell, they will give it to you for a lot of reasons, really.

And hydrocodone (active ingredient) is good stuff. You can fly real real high on it.

/me had jaw surgery, didn't care about not eating
 
2004-12-28 12:43:51 AM
the tippy toes of my cloven feet:

Recently his problem has been spewing liberal hate at the right side of the political spectrum instead of telling jokes.

Go away, troll. You're not welcome here. Go grief people on Counterstrike. Better yet, don't. Go sit in a dark room and sulk.
 
2004-12-28 12:45:08 AM
Take care of yourself George. We need you!
 
2004-12-28 12:46:56 AM
evilincoln
Maybe it was the gold paint on your face from huffing that made the ER nervous about giving you more than 5 tabs.
/just a thought
/p.s. it's cheaper at home depot
 
2004-12-28 12:48:05 AM
If you don't mind a totally screwed up sleep schedule, cloudy mind, and a high propensity towards addiction, then vicodin (that's how you spell it, BTW) is really good stuff. Only straight morphine is better (where "better" is obviously an extremely relative term).

Nothing says "bored suburban whitey" like a liquor and pill buzz.

</bored suburban whitey>
 
2004-12-28 12:49:31 AM
the tippy toes of my cloven feet

Recently his problem has been spewing liberal hate at the right side of the political spectrum instead of telling jokes.

uhm... apparently you need to go watch his early-80s HBO specials. that's not new territory for him. at all.

/vicodin and bong hits for me plz, mixing opiates & alcohol = bad
 
2004-12-28 12:50:12 AM
I liked Carlin until he sold out. Sitcom, Mr. Conductor, Dodge Neon commercial, what else?
 
2004-12-28 12:51:36 AM
I like that word Vicodin...

Vicodin...

Say it out loud!
 
2004-12-28 12:52:43 AM
So that's why he's been acting like the Carlin of old lately. rrrrrrrrrrrrreal farked up on drugs.......

/Hicks
 
2004-12-28 12:53:49 AM
Nothing says "bored suburban whitey" like a liquor and pill buzz.]


"Just call me a bored suburban whitey, baby!"
 
2004-12-28 12:55:31 AM
What allanhowls said.

/bored
//worse
 
2004-12-28 12:57:03 AM
Well I guess istickmyneckout wants it all dosen't she?

In other news.. Who cares!! Who doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem according to the people who do the finger pointing. So What! He takes pills and drinks liquor. If the intraweb were a game of King of the Hill then I would walk up and punch you straight in your moral highground.

/Just say no.
//NOT!!!!!
 
2004-12-28 12:59:28 AM
Just a thought...why do we only hear about people entering rehab for booze, coke, pills, and smack (which is really just intense pills)?

Why don't we ever hear about the celebs who go into rehab because they just can't handle their acid, X, Ketamine, and/or turpentine? And when was the last time we had a celebrity on a public PCP/GHB bender? Where's Nick Nolte when we need him?

Hollywood is out of drug ideas.
 
2004-12-28 01:05:11 AM
can't believe no one else has said this...

ATTENTION WHORE!

/obvious
 
2004-12-28 01:07:05 AM
That's what I'm talkin' about allenhowls! We need more celebrities on dust taking shots at cops and stabbing themselves with scissors. Then maybe things coming out of Hollywood would be interesting and not garbage like Christmas with the Kranks.
 
2004-12-28 01:08:49 AM
Do I need to bribe someone to get a link submitted? This was greenlit a good eight hours after it hit CNN, and there were surely at least 50 submissions of it
 
2004-12-28 01:10:21 AM
i love george. my mom got me a calandar for christmas with "a quote a day" of his.

Vicodin is lovely. i've had 6 surgeries: wisdom teeth, tonsils, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, ulnar tunnel (all the 'tunnels' are nerve problems in the hand/arm) and bunion, and they've given me that every time. works like a charm for me. except last time they gave me percocet first, and damn, that made me hallucinate.
 
2004-12-28 01:11:52 AM
And all these years I just thought George was just pissed. Well it turns out he was pissed. Just, not in the way I thought...
 
2004-12-28 01:16:04 AM
He'll be selling Canyoneros soon.
 
2004-12-28 01:16:13 AM
A 67 year old mixing hydrocodone/tylenol and wine is begging for liver failure.

Good luck with that, douchebag.
 
2004-12-28 01:17:05 AM


Wow... General Zod is looking like shiat these days...
 
2004-12-28 01:18:08 AM
George was addicted to cocaine in the 80s. His receptor sites are wired for opiates now.
If he was doing wine and vicodin together he would have to cut both to get over it.
At least he recognizes there is a problem and is doing something about it.
 
2004-12-28 01:22:30 AM
I'm reading his new book "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?'. Funny stuff! Some of it is old jokes of his, but its some twisted shiat.

Now I know where he got his material from!
 
2004-12-28 01:28:25 AM
ahhh! mr. carlin and i have the same tastes. however, i prefer vicodin and vodka though, or V'n'V as i like to call it.
 
2004-12-28 01:32:02 AM
Yay! Pills and alcohol increase your chance of respiratory failure by two!


Are these the same people that say pot should be illegal?
 
2004-12-28 01:37:48 AM
Will his next bit be about Stupid Junkies?
 
2004-12-28 01:39:20 AM
Maybe this explains why he has been unfunny since the mid-80's.

At least if he had OD'd his family could have got a dead cat bounce out of his old recorded shiat.

Now we all have to endure while he lingers on with his holier than thou shtick for another 25 years.

Just die already.

-former joke writer, circa 84', you prick.
 
2004-12-28 01:41:57 AM
After the denegration he laid on Rush last year for that other man's addition! What a pair he must "think" he has to push himself forward on this one. As someone said earlier "media whore".

I used to love the guy. But his shiat is either old and/or tired now.

BTW is a plane ticket to France included in that treatment? Wasn't he one of the clowns trumpeting to the world that he would leave if "Commie boy" wasn't elected?
K/H D
 
2004-12-28 01:43:37 AM
Why don't we ever hear about the celebs who go into rehab because they just can't handle their acid, X, Ketamine, and/or turpentine? And when was the last time we had a celebrity on a public PCP/GHB bender? Where's Nick Nolte when we need him?

Acid's not addictive. Never done it, but I know plenty of people who have, and they all say it's something that you just stop doing after a while because it really starts to fark with your mind. It's just not habit-forming. You do it with a bunch of friends when the right time comes up, not something you do while you're bored and on the couch for a quick buzz, like say, alcohol or pills. Most people who drop acid fall into one of two categories: 1) They do it a few times, go batshiat cuckoo, and you never hear from them again, or 2) They do it a few hundred times until it gets old, then they stop and get on with their lives.

Ketamine I don't know much about. PCP will make you jump out a plate glass window and kill yourself before you ever get farked up enough to enter rehab. Sniff glue/turpentine a few too many times, and yeah, that will kill you too. That's why you don't hear about them.

And people who go into rehab for weed are just farking idiots. Weed is not addictive. Bob Saget said it best in half baked: "I used to suck dick for coke. You ever suck dick for some marijuana?"
 
2004-12-28 01:45:05 AM
GuinnessDrinker
people who go into rehab for weed are just farking idiots


naaah. they're just people looking for a reduced sentence, typically.
 
2004-12-28 01:46:23 AM
2004-12-28 12:23:58 AM jonasborg

Horray, lizard shiat, fark

You neglected to add the rest!

Rat shiat
Bat shiat
Dirty old twat
69 assholes, tie it in a knot
Hooray, lizard shiat, fark!

Why do I remember that?
 
2004-12-28 01:49:56 AM
il Dottore

the cocaine doesnt have anything to do with opiates. cocaine is made from coca plants, (not coco like hershes) and opiates are made from poppy plants (not all types of poppies, dont go to the supermarket and expect to get a buzz from a poppy seed begal) True they both act on receptors in the brain, but to my knowledge, they act on entirely different ones. Cocaine acts on more happy releacing receptors. I think it opens the pathways for extra dopamine and endorphins. Opiates actually block pain recievers in the brain. When the body sences pain, it sends a signal to the pain recievers in the brain, opiates just cover these recievers up and allow for a higher pain tollerance. Both of these drugs to lots of other things, but this is just a basic rundown of what they do.

\end rant
\\does know WAY too much about drugs
 
2004-12-28 01:50:15 AM
Hang in there! Other former drug addicts have recently gone on to win presidential elections.
 
2004-12-28 01:51:20 AM
drug user != drug addict
 
2004-12-28 01:53:52 AM
i think ketamine (special k) is an animal tranqualizer. I do know that it is found in animal hospitals and may of them have to have very good security because people break in all the time to get the drugs. So form this conclusion, ketamine is just a regular barbituate. i think it can be sniffed and injected, possibly swollowed
 
2004-12-28 01:57:31 AM
I blame Vegas.
 
2004-12-28 01:58:05 AM
George Carlin's a prescription dope addict? Now there's a big surprise.
 
2004-12-28 02:22:26 AM
GuinnessDrinker:

or 3) You do hallucinogens once or twice a year as a young adult, blow your mind with social theory, and then take that information and rape reality for all it's worth.

And do the opiates actually block the receptors in the sense that signals can't go through or just signals aren't modified.

Genocide1215:

Yeah ketamine is akin to being on a nice percocet high, and then being borderline buzzed/ drunk all in one.

/former psychonaut who wishes he had his biology 108 book on hand
 
2004-12-28 02:28:27 AM
Vicodin's some nasty shiat, like any other opiate. I tore my ACL a few years ago and almost got addicted to it after only a week of use. Bleh...


the tippy toes of my cloven feet

Recently his problem has been spewing liberal hate at the right side of the political spectrum instead of telling jokes.


He doesn't hate you, he just likes making fun of your stupidity. And really, there's quite a bit to make fun of.
 
2004-12-28 02:29:29 AM
Yeah, so if Rush Limbaugh gets addicted it's OK to make fun of him despite the fact that he's on it for the skull splitting pain he got for the surgery to restore his hearing; amazingly, Carlin gets little grief and apparently was taking them recreationally as no reason was given other than 'I like them with wine'.

/Gollum couldn't have done better
 
2004-12-28 02:34:49 AM
I barely remember one Christmas thanks to Tylenol 3 (thanks to wisdom tooth removal) and many boxes of brandy beans. I have a vague memory of hanging some ornaments and lying on the couch. I ended up with a high fever after infecting my tooth sockets by packing them with graham crackers since the aforementioned memory wipe affected the aftercare instructions from the dental surgeon.
 
2004-12-28 02:34:59 AM
Vicotin and wine is a pretty chillin' buzz
 
2004-12-28 02:42:43 AM
Ah, vicodin, champagne, and prozac.
The only time in my entire life I've ever had a hangover.

Vicodin is also the only f-cking thing that'll get rid of my backpain, but the university health system doesn't like to perscribe hardcore painkillers, even when a girl goes back there four different times. And I used up what was left over from my wisdom teeth.

Nurse: Why aren't you taking [enter another stupid drug I paid a copay for that was just as good as the Tylenol 1 I got from Canada OTC] anymore?
Me: It didn't do anything for the pain?
Nurse: Well, nothing is going to get rid of the pain entirely except hardcore narcotics.
Me: Um... yeah?...
 
2004-12-28 02:43:04 AM
So is he going to be investigated for doctor shopping as well?
 
2004-12-28 02:49:42 AM
I've had 6 knee surguries and been given vicodin after all of them. I just couldn't stand the way it made me feel. After the first couple, I just quit taking it and went to sleep. I just lived with the pain until it was gone.
 
2004-12-28 02:53:07 AM
He doesn't hate you, he just likes making fun of your stupidity. And really, there's quite a bit to make fun of.

That IS funny, especially in a thread about some stupid idiot druggie.
 
2004-12-28 02:54:04 AM
I must be the only person that has never thought he was funny. I tend to prefer more intelligent humor, which is supposedly known for, but his jokes do nothin for me.

/just one little peon's opinion.
 
2004-12-28 03:11:44 AM
Agree with you Satchel, though I thought he was good early on.

Another washed up, has-been looking for more than his alloted 15 minutes.

He'll probably start touring again when he gets out. Look for him at your local Holiday Inn lounge opening for some washed out retro 70's band!
 
2004-12-28 03:18:38 AM
Rush Limbaugh was made fun of so much for HIS addiction because he was and still is a right-wing blowhard who insisted, nay, DEMANDED that addicts be sent to jail for life. Carlin's a comedian, and a popular one among FARK-minded people. That's the difference.

Later.

RJS
 
2004-12-28 03:20:48 AM
What a boring move. The least he could have done was light himself on fire like Pryor.
 
2004-12-28 04:00:44 AM
I'll take my chances on the 70's band..but I'll pass on the opening act. Find me at the bar.
 
2004-12-28 04:04:33 AM
He's funny. But he is also a un-ironically self rightous motherfarker who is not half as smart as he likes to tell you he is.

/ actually just wants to see if fark really filters fark to fark. fark.

// posts above led me to believe it does
 
2004-12-28 04:07:55 AM
Vicodin(hydrocodone) is a member of the opiate family of drugs, along with heroin, morphine, Oxycontin(oxycodone) and Tylenol 3(codeine).

This family of drugs are strong Mu-receptor agonists. They produce a euphoric feeling of "high" by stimulating the pleasure-producing portions of your brain. This is the same feeling that is called "runner's high" caused by the body releasing endorphins to counteract pain from extended exertion.

An OD of opiate drugs produces central nervous system shutdown.

Narcan(naltrexone) is a Mu antagonist. It will drop someone straight out of opiate OD into screaming withdrawal (intensely painful)


Cocaine is a dopaminergic drug, that is, it causes your brain to release large amounts of dopamine. Dopamine is one of the neurotransmitters that affects movement and activity, as well as arousal level.

An OD of cocaine will produce a heart attack or aneuryism.

Narcan has no effect on a Cocaine high.


They are entirely unrelated.
 
2004-12-28 04:09:46 AM
TheGoblinKing

Yeah, so if Rush Limbaugh gets addicted it's OK to make fun of him

Yeah, it is, cause that right wing tard wants to execute drug addicts chinese style and he became one himself. Carlin is accepting of those people, so people are accepting of him.
 
2004-12-28 04:30:18 AM
does george carlin play counterstrike?
 
2004-12-28 04:32:28 AM
Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstacy and alcohol.


/ca ca ca ca cocaine
 
2004-12-28 04:54:42 AM
This burned out old hippy is the same asshat who is so quick to lecture other people about his version of morality. You and Bill Mahr need to both clean up your act or STFU
 
2004-12-28 04:58:33 AM
Everyone, go out and pick up George's favorite book.

Realizing self doubt...or should you?
 
2004-12-28 05:44:21 AM
I always thought Percocet (Oxycodone) was even more fun than Vicodin. Three years ago, in one ten day period, I had surgery on my shoulder for a torn rotator cuff, a kidney stone, and then a root canal. I was basically in some hospital or office for ten days straight, and it seemed like every thirty seconds someone was handing me a prescription for Percocet or Vicodin ES, I even ended up with Darvon somehow, not sure from where. I was in hella pain for the first week or so, but my, that was a pleasant month. Be careful folks, even the strongest can be tempted by this stuff.

I get injured often enough that it seems like at least twice a year I spend a week whacked on Vicodin or something, and that's enough for me. One of the few advantages of having torn and broken about everything that can be.
 
2004-12-28 05:48:22 AM
No more flying high on the plane?
 
2004-12-28 05:52:01 AM
Just finished "When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops" today. Great read.
Who are these assholes who keep slaggin' his newer stuff?
I think he is one of the rare ones in that he gets better and better. He's gotten funnier as he's become more bitter.
 
2004-12-28 06:24:34 AM
2004-12-28 02:54:04 AM Satchel_Brown
I must be the only person that has never thought he was funny.

I'm with you on that one, Satchel_Brown.

2004-12-28 03:18:38 AM robsul82
Carlin's a comedian, and a popular one among FARK-minded people.

Not this one ... although, I'd probably be offended if someone called me "FARK-minded." :)
 
2004-12-28 06:27:47 AM
MethodsUnsound



Recently his problem has been spewing liberal hate at the right side of the political spectrum instead of telling jokes.

uhm... apparently you need to go watch his early-80s HBO specials. that's not new territory for him. at all.


Wake 'n Bake


He doesn't hate you, he just likes making fun of your stupidity. And really, there's quite a bit to make fun of.

As a combo answer to both, no he used to just make fun of the rights excesses and could even poke fun at the lefts although he didn't see them as often because he was leftist but as with many others he has turned bitter and angry the past few years(perhaps the current topic might have something to do W that). In fact I avoided his show in Columbia despite liking much of his comedy because I knew he would turn bitterly political at some point and I wasn't paying a premium to be insulted.
 
2004-12-28 06:31:01 AM
Galwran
fark you, I'm getting in the plane!

/thinks a fair review of Carlin's work would show arrows slung at both liberals and conservatives.
 
2004-12-28 06:43:33 AM
Yeah, so if Rush Limbaugh gets addicted it's OK to make fun of him despite the fact that he's on it for the skull splitting pain he got for the surgery to restore his hearing; amazingly, Carlin gets little grief and apparently was taking them recreationally as no reason was given other than 'I like them with wine'.

Actually, it was from back pain - but your point is well made. An completely ignored by ignorant leftists.

Limbaugh got addicted through legitimate use for pain while Carlin got hooked while using them for a buzz.

The stupid members of the party of Michael Moore, of course, (intentionally) don't get it. Facing up to the difference would make their little pin-heads asplode.
 
2004-12-28 07:15:38 AM
Well, Tinian, I think much of the abuse being thrown towards Limbagh is due to his hardline stance against illegal drug-user. The fact that he takes his medication use beyond a simple prescription and into addiction require less-than-legal means of purchasing the drugs -- making him much like those he speaks out against on a regular basis.

I could be wrong, though, since my fellow nutters can be hard to understand at times.
 
2004-12-28 07:21:28 AM
Tinian

Behold the power of rationalization!

We libs attack Rush because for years and years he railed on and on about weak willed addicts being coddled in rehab clinics and by the system. Libs hate hypocrisy, even from our own. And now that your party has been in power for four years, hows that working out?
 
2004-12-28 07:22:36 AM
Icebox man = funny.
Vicodan = useless.
800 mg Ibuprofen = great for really nasty, short term pain (sprain, swelling)
I = going to farking bed.
 
2004-12-28 07:29:26 AM
Tinian,

Are you trolling or a moron?

I hope #1. Your question has already been answered and is pretty obvious.

2004-12-28 03:18:38 AM robsul82

Rush Limbaugh was made fun of so much for HIS addiction because he was and still is a right-wing blowhard who insisted, nay, DEMANDED that addicts be sent to jail for life. Carlin's a comedian, and a popular one among FARK-minded people. That's the difference.

Later.

RJS
 
2004-12-28 08:26:51 AM
I think the driving opinion force for the acceptance of Carlin in the instance and ridicule of Limbaugh for the same offence is the hypocrisy involved. Because Limbaugh railed against addicts for years and became one, he opens himself to the criticism. It's comparable to Jesse Jackson having an illegitimate love child at the same time he was "counseling" Clinton about his morals.
 
2004-12-28 08:28:17 AM
Too bad theres no rehab center to treat people who havent been funny in a decade
 
2004-12-28 08:34:04 AM
It's a good thing I'm not the only one who thinks the 'burbs is boring. Where do these people come from? You tell a joke and they look at you like your frenulum just got distended.

.
 
2004-12-28 08:36:56 AM
I think the Limbaugh case is also exacerbated by his identification with the smug, moral-relativist Far Right and its putative Moral Absolutes. If we were to judge Rush by his own standards, we'd incarcerate him indefinitely and tell him to man up and accept Responsibility.


.
 
2004-12-28 08:38:02 AM
George Carlin taking drugs? No way. I don't believe it.
 
2004-12-28 08:49:04 AM
TheGoblinKing

Also, Rush sending his cleaning lady out to procure his drugs was highly uncool.
 
2004-12-28 08:51:02 AM
Heh. Love him or hate him, he's still funnier than most of you jokers in here put together.

He's a grown man, if he wants to abuse prescription painkillers and wine in the comfort of his own private home, I'm not going to give him grief. If he wants to tell me that he's going clean, that's good too.

I hope Rush gets over his addiction too, and maybe his experience will temper his views about drug addiction and drug addicts. At the very least, no one is going to let him forget it any time soon, which is probably a good thing.
 
2004-12-28 08:53:52 AM
What a farking hipocrite Carlin is. I used to think this guy was funny but now when I look at him I see a skinny Michael Moore.
 
2004-12-28 09:03:41 AM
Most overrated comic EVER. The guy hasn't been funny in 25 years.
 
2004-12-28 09:09:39 AM
ImDracula:

FARK ME!

I just paid 340 bucks through a ticket broker for choice seats to his show here in San Antonio on January 14th.

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK


My wife and I got seats A1 and A2 in Austin on the 15th as our Christmas gift to each other, but they were only 98 bucks total. It sucks, but I hope George gets better. I wouldn't wish that problem on anyone.
 
2004-12-28 09:11:04 AM
Know this is true, people:

ANYONE can become addicted to drugs. All they need to do is get ahold of the one that does it for them. And for me, it's Vicodin. The worst thing about Vicodin is that it delivers what it promises, like all drugs. I've had a few bouts with it, and currently am once again weening myself off it. It's so easy to get online (you can get up to 90 at a pop, next day Fedex), and it makes for a great, relaxing high when combined with a few beers.

It only takes me about 10 days to get hooked on the stuff, and I rarely ever even take more than 25mg per day, always in the evening (I've heard of people taking 150mg or more per day, which is 15 tabs at 10mg per!!!)

15mg of hydrocodone is roughly equal to taking 10mg of morphine, so they don't call it 'artificial heroin' for nothing.

I had never had an addiction before, and I don't consider my Vicodin experience a serious addiction, but let me tell you, if kicking a 25mg per day habit is uncomfortable for me, which it is, I can't imagine how ill a person who's doing 6 or 7 times that has to become during the rehab stage.

Given all this, I don't dare judge Limbaugh or Carlin, or anyone else who's gone through such withdrawal.
 
2004-12-28 09:14:44 AM
he's great, i love his new material. last time he was on the tonight show he did this bit about getting on an airplane. Good thing he does't just recycle bits he did from 25 years ago.
 
2004-12-28 09:17:10 AM
everybody is addicted to something, now is a fine time for self evaluation, what changes does your life need?
 
2004-12-28 09:19:40 AM
Quick let's put him in jail for 8-25 years for possession of a class A controlled substance.

Oh wait I forgot, he's not poor or black or a white teenager and smoking lots of weed
 
2004-12-28 09:30:44 AM
Impudent Domain:

This burned out old hippy is the same asshat who is so quick to lecture other people about his version of morality.

He doesn't lecture other people, generally. He makes fun of them. And he tells you up front that he doesn't give a shiat about you, and really doesn't care if you stop doing the things he makes fun off - he'll make fun of whatever you decide to do instead. Fark you.

/The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
 
2004-12-28 09:36:59 AM
Uh...

I find people funny and I don't care whether they are for the left or for the right (I'm actually a libertarian, and if someone makes fun of libertarian views in a great way, I'll be more than glad to join in with the laughters)

You have to be quite retarded to hate a comedian simply because he got different views than you do about politics...

Are you that unsure of your position that a few jokes throws you in a fit?

Pathetic
 
2004-12-28 09:40:13 AM
Sloth_DC: He doesn't lecture other people, generally.


Have you listened to Carlin lately? It's boring, rambling lectures connected together with a few funny bits. The old recordings are much better.
 
2004-12-28 09:41:38 AM
DistendedPendulusFrenulum:

I think the Limbaugh case is also exacerbated by his identification with the smug, moral-relativist Far Right and its putative Moral Absolutes.


Ah, you mean the stereotype the simple minded, knee jerk left made up.
 
2004-12-28 09:45:00 AM
George Carlin is a friggin comedian, not some fatty radio talk show host trying to preach to people what is right and wrong. He makes jokes. It's not serious people. People listen to him to get a laugh, that's it. How this threatens people on this board and makes them attack him is beyond me. Angry farking neocons maybe.

Hope you get well George.
 
2004-12-28 09:49:53 AM

Hang in there, buddy!
 
2004-12-28 09:59:06 AM
You will not hear me say: bottom line, game plan, role model, scenario, or hopefully. I will not kick back, mellow out, or be on a roll. I will not go for it and I will not check it out; I don't even know what it is. And when I leave here I definitely will not boogie. I promise not to refer to anyone as a class act, a beautiful person or a happy camper. I will also not be saying "what a guy." And you will not hear me refer to anyone's lifestyle. If you want to know what a moronic word "lifestyle" is, all you have to do is realize that in a technical sense, Atilla the Hun had an active outdoor lifestyle. I will also not be saying any cute things like "moi." And I will not use the French adverb "tre" to modify any English adjectives. Such as "tre awesome," "tre gnarly," "tre fabou," "tre intense," or "tre out-of-sight." I will not say concept when I mean idea. I will not say impacted when I mean affected. There will be no hands-on state-of-the-art networking. We will not maximize, prioritize, or finalize...and we definitely will not interface. There will also...there will also be no new-age lingo spoken here tonight. No support-group jargon from the human potential movement. For instance, I will not share anything with you. I will not relate to you and you will not identify with me. I will give you no input, and I will expect no feedback. This will not be a learning experience, nor will it be a growth period. There'll be no sharing, no caring, no birthing, no bonding, no parenting, no nurturing. We will not establish a relationship, we will not have any meaningful dialogue and we definitely will not spend any quality time. We will not be supportive of one another, so that we can get in touch with our feelings in order to feel good about ourselves. And if you're one of those people who needs a little space...please...go the fark outside.
 
2004-12-28 10:00:09 AM
TightyWhitey:

George Carlin is a friggin comedian, not some fatty radio talk show host trying to preach to people what is right and wrong.


I take it you haven't listened to Carlin lately. It also takes a real childish person to try to attack someone based on their weight and especially stupid when it's not even true anymore.
 
2004-12-28 10:22:27 AM
The one bad thing about is that they play too damn much of on their comedy channels


He's funny in small doses but is too damned sanctimonious. Especially considering the film decisions he's made, especially
 
2004-12-28 10:23:49 AM
TightyWhitey:

George Carlin is a friggin comedian, not some fatty radio talk show host trying to preach to people what is right and wrong. He makes jokes. It's not serious people. People listen to him to get a laugh, that's it. How this threatens people on this board and makes them attack him is beyond me. Angry farking neocons maybe.


George Carlin preaches more than most televangilists.
 
2004-12-28 10:25:25 AM
Major Thomb

I take it you haven't listened to Carlin lately. It also takes a real childish person to try to attack someone based on their weight and especially stupid when it's not even true anymore.


Not sure what you mean, I have listened to Carlin alot lately, and still love his comedy.

However, Limbaugh is not a comedian. He's a hypocritical talk show host who attacks lots of people, and he's serious about it. Sorry, but when you attack and judge other people as extensievly as he has, it's open season buddy. Thus my fatty "attack" on him. And, while not as fat as before, he's still covered in blubber. Now let's stop wasting space on this Carlin thread by mentioning this fat ass druggy loser any more.
 
2004-12-28 10:25:27 AM
When I busted my hand up, the doc gave me a script for 40x 500mg hydrocodone. (I do not recall a '/' before the 500, but perhaps it was 5/500...) He also gave me a refill. Okay, so my hand is busted, but the bone was re-set without needing pins put in or anything, so it was only a bit of pain. Why did I need 80x 5/500mg hydrocodone?

First of all, if I took two (the bottle said "Take 1 or 2 depending on pain") they would fark me up so bad I could barely breathe. If I took 1, it was a nice ride but I could still function. I did not like to mix those with booze though.

Anyway, it sure made for a lot of fun nights. I also realized that I was starting to enjoy the Vics not for just pain. I told myself that I would only take one per week until the script was finished, which I did unless I had real pain like a sprained ankle or something to deal with. After that, I did miss them. They were fun, but I knew that I was becoming addicted and I had to stop, so I did.

Ah, those were the days.
 
2004-12-28 10:26:35 AM
Wow, two big mouthed extremists from the opposite extremes fueled by snappy thought provoking pain chillers.

Rush Limbaugh and George Carlin.
 
2004-12-28 10:36:27 AM
TightyWhitey:

Not sure what you mean, I have listened to Carlin alot lately, and still love his comedy.

However, Limbaugh is not a comedian. He's a hypocritical talk show host who attacks lots of people, and he's serious about it.


I don't think you've listened to either recently. GC has turned into a mean spirited old man who doesn't very little except attack people and Rush has just got boring always talking about Clinton. They both used to be hilarious.
 
2004-12-28 10:38:06 AM
If you have some pain pills, always save some for when you are feeling better.
 
2004-12-28 10:43:07 AM
Yeah Rush is in so much back pain all the time he hardly has time for golf three days a week.
Truth be known he never had surgery on his back like he claims. He has been offered money to show his scars to anyone but refuses.
Just like that pimple on his ass got him out of vietnam.
He's a self righteous pompous ass windbag.

Oh and I don't see Carlin being investigated for illegal drugs and doctor shopping and spending tens of thousands on illegally obtained pills either.

So much for the GOP's moral high ground.

 
2004-12-28 10:43:55 AM
I remember when Vicodin actually worked for my pain. For the past eight months I've been on Percocet four times a day due to severe chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis. I will need to take it for the rest of my life.
Hearing about people abusing pain medication drives me nuts. My "best friend" and former roommate (one of a very few people trusted with the knowledge of my pain meds) stole almost a third of a new script I had just filled. Her farkbuddy wanted some for "party favors" for a few buddies at school. When I said there was no way in hell he would get near my medication, she stole it while I was asleep. Biatch.

I have a great doctor who is extremely careful about monitoring his patients, esp. when they are on super-strong medication. It amazes me that any physician would not.

I don't know why George Carlin was on pain meds. I assume he got hooked after using the pillls for a medical issue but, of course, I could be wrong.

I hope that all works out well for him and that he finds a doctor who will be more judicious in prescribing drugs.
 
2004-12-28 10:45:29 AM
Remember Jonathan Winters. I've got goosebumps alllll overmyboooody.

People thought that was a riot. In 1967. Ditto George Carlin. It's amazing that 60's washup is still doing his act.

George Carlin is the left's Rush Limbaugh in a manner of speaking. He's always running his mouth about social issues.
 
2004-12-28 11:00:01 AM
Colgate, you're ignorant. Carlin isn't the "left's" anything. He doesn't get caught up by this new left vs. right hypnosis that seems to work so well on simpletons like yourself. Hey! How bout a George Carlin quote!
"I don't vote... This country was bought and sold YEARS ago. The shiat they shuffle around every few years *fart sound while making masturbation motion* MEANINGLESS!..."

But besides that... friendinpa has the best post in this forum.

"I can never remember. Is it white or red with Vicodan?" Here colgate, this is funny.
 
2004-12-28 11:02:15 AM
Chain:

Oh and I don't see Carlin being investigated for illegal drugs and doctor shopping and spending tens of thousands on illegally obtained pills either.

So much for the GOP's moral high ground



I don't think you made the point you think you did. Doesn't that indicate that some liberal investigators with no ethics went after him outside of normal procedure due to his politics?
 
2004-12-28 11:11:20 AM
3 - Rehab - Denis Leary

"We did it all. We did whatever we could get our hands on back in the seventies. We did farking handfuls of mushrooms, pills, Ludes, coke. Whatever it was, we just farking swallowed it, ok? That's what we did! People go, "Well why didn't you go into rehab?" We didn't have rehab back in the seventies. Back in the seventies rehab meant you'd stop doing coke, but you kept smoking pot and drinking for a couple more weeks. You know? "Yeah, give me a case of Budweiser and an ounce. I gotta slow down! Jesus Christ! I'm outta control. Look at the size of my pants for Christ's sake!"

Because that's the big thing now. Rehab is the big farking secret now. Isn't it, huh? Yeah, you can do whatever you want. Just go into rehab and solve your problems. Isn't that the big celebrity thing? That's what I'm gonna do. Yeah, I'm gonna get famous. Then when my career starts to flag, I'm gonna go into three months farking bender. Ok? Coke, and farking pot, and smack, and farking booze, and drive over people, and beat up my kids, go into therapy, go into rehab, come outta rehab, be on the cover of people magazine, "Sorry! I farked up!" That's what they do, man. They go into rehab and they come out and they blame everybody except themselves. They blame their parents, right? That's the way. Everybody comes from a dysfunctional family all of the sudden, huh? Rosanne Barr comes from a dysfunctional family? Not Rosanne! She seems so normal to me! The Jacksons were dysfunctional!? Not the Jacksons! These people give each other new heads for Christmas for Christ's sake!

I am sick and tired of hearing that farking speech. You know? These people come out of rehab they always have the same story. "Well you know, I became an alcoholic because my parents didn't love me enough. And then I became a junkie because my parents didn't love me enough. And I went into hypnosis and therapy and I found out that parents used to hit me."
 
2004-12-28 11:14:39 AM
skull splitting pain he got for the surgery to restore his hearing

Look, a side effect of using pain killers is sudden hearing loss. I think Rush started using pain killers because of back pain. He obviously used them a lot, but who cares? Anyone who thinks they can get political mileage out of pointing to celebrity drug use is out of their mind.

Rush L. is a radio personality. If conservativism wasn't selling he wouldn't be conservative. Before the right kicked into gear he was playing records and telling lame jokes.

Sudden hearing loss = suspicion of using pain killers
Testicular cancer in perfectly healthy athlete = suspicion of using steroids (sorry Lance)
 
2004-12-28 11:21:25 AM
I like vicodin and heinnekein myself. Plus they sort of rhyme.

/really needs something to do
 
2004-12-28 11:36:52 AM
He can be treated for the addiction, but what do you do with the fact that he is washed up and not funny?
 
2004-12-28 12:08:43 PM
Major Thomb:

Chain:

Oh and I don't see Carlin being investigated for illegal drugs and doctor shopping and spending tens of thousands on illegally obtained pills either.

So much for the GOP's moral high ground

I don't think you made the point you think you did. Doesn't that indicate that some liberal investigators with no ethics went after him outside of normal procedure due to his politics?


Liberal investigators? His maid broke the story to the National Enquirer. (a publication that loves to run stories about the Clintons) When the story broke the D.A. of the county he lives in looked into it and found that Rush had made several large cash withdrawals (all just under the $10,000 federal notification limit btw) The maid even wore a wire to a couple of the drug deals she made for him. She even recieved $200,000 in hush money from him.

Liberal conspiracy indeed. If it was a liberal conspiracy why is the ACLU defending him? A group he has ripped for years is now his best buddy.
Let's just go ahead and use Rush's own words against him.

"Let's all admit something. There's nothing good about drug use. And we have laws against selling drugs, pushing drugs, using drugs, importing drugs. And so if people are violating the law by doing drugs, they ought to be accused and they ought to be convicted and they ought to be sent up."

Now we wouldn't want such an icon of American values receiving special treatment now would we? That would be hypocritical wouldn't it?
 
2004-12-28 12:12:36 PM
"I figured out years ago that the human species is totally farked and has been for a long time. I also know that the sick, media-consumer culture in America continues to make this so-called problem worse. But the trick, folks, is not to give a fark. Like me. I really don't care. I stopped worrying about all this temporal bullshiat a long time ago. It's meaningless. (See the preface of "Braindroppings.")

Another problem I have with "Paradox" is that the ideas are all expressed in a sort of pseudo-spiritual, New-Age-y, "Gee-whiz-can't-we-do-better-than-this" tone of voice. It's not only bad prose and poetry, it's weak philosophy. I hope I never sound like that."
George Carlin

Oh yeah... It must really suck to live in Wichita.. or anywhere in Kansas for that matter. Sorry man.
 
2004-12-28 12:16:12 PM
George Carlin voluntarily enters drug, alcohol rehab program, says he has problem with wine and Vicodin

/would add hasn't been funny in decades to his ever growing list of 'problems'...
 
2004-12-28 12:23:09 PM
I love George, don't get me wrong - but he sure does rail against people whom he percieves as "weak" in his routine and writing anymore these days - which I think sheds some light on his curious quote about how he is dealing with it before it gets out of hand.

Substance abuse is EVERY bit a spiritual/emotional problem as it is a body chemistry problem. Weakness on two levels.

Sorry, George. Sucks to be a hypocrite, don't it?

/still love him
//not an enabler, though ;)
 
2004-12-28 12:24:27 PM
Triaxis


I used to think this guy was funny but now when I look at him I see a skinny Michael Moore.

Compliment?
 
2004-12-28 12:25:22 PM
At least we know why he hasn't been funny lately. Carlin has produced some of the best comedy over the years, and I hope he can get his edge back. Good luck, man.
 
2004-12-28 12:34:44 PM
QQue

George Carlin voluntarily enters drug, alcohol rehab program, says he has problem with wine and Vicodin

/would add hasn't been funny in decades to his ever growing list of 'problems'...



Brain Droppings was hysterical. You're an idiot.
 
2004-12-28 12:48:46 PM
I'll never forget my first vicodin experience. I hurt myself and the doctor told me that because I'm a pretty big guy I could take 2 to start.

So I took 2, was still in pain. Felt nothing. So 1/2 hour later I took 2 more. Still nothing. No pain relief, no woozy feeling, nothing. So an hour later I took 3 more.

Yup. 7 vicodin in an hour and a half. It made me throw up a little.
 
2004-12-28 12:51:21 PM
Since libs like Carlin set no personal or moral standards for themselves, they have no ideal to live up to. It's pretty easy going through life making fun of others who strive to live better and fail. Maybe Carlin should have listen to some of those religious people he makes fun of and stayed away from that stuff to begin with. I guess he now realizes they can cause problems he can't deal with on their own.
 
2004-12-28 12:55:41 PM
Rush Limbaugh is fat. But seriously folks, Carlin can still be funny. His new book "When will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" is uneven, but there are some funny bits. Give the guy a break . . . He'll probably use friendinpa's line in his next standup tour. At least, he can still laugh at himself, unlike alot of other people.

/Now watch this drive. (Reference to Limbaugh pic).
 
2004-12-28 12:57:17 PM
Ah, you mean the stereotype the simple minded, knee jerk left made up.

Specifically, the stereotype the simple minded, knee jerk Cal Thomas made up. Too bad he's a rabid rightist.

.
 
2004-12-28 12:59:44 PM
Gee King George, you must be alot fun to be around. Heaven forbid (pun) that anyone should make fun of anyone else. I guess that's why there are no good Christian comedians or conservative ones for that matter. (Dennis Miller isn't funny).

/Lighten up Francis.
 
2004-12-28 01:02:10 PM
Maybe Carlin should have listen to some of those religious people he makes fun of and stayed away from that stuff to begin with. I guess he now realizes they can cause problems he can't deal with on their own. and you elected a cokehead to be preseident - twice!

nice troll though.
 
2004-12-28 01:07:13 PM
Junkie!

I'd damn him for setting such a dangerous example for kids too, but luckily kids don't pay any attention to the bitter old hasbeen anyway.
 
2004-12-28 01:15:33 PM
and you elected a cokehead to be preseident - twice!

And there it is right there. Do you think Bush regrets his Coke use? If you asked him I'd have to guess that Bush would say that those people who told him to stay away from drugs, "Just say No." were right. Do you think Carlin ever made fun of the Reagan era "Just say No" program? Do you think Carlin now wished he just said "No."

If you're going to reference Bush as a cokehead for someting he's given up then you should now refer to Carlin as a 'wino'. Otherwise, you MIKE are what is refered to by the left as a hypocrite.
 
2004-12-28 01:22:34 PM
I read through Carlin's recent book I got for Chirstmas, and it was pretty typical of him; he makes fun of all sorts of idiots and behaviors he finds appalling, while adding in a bunch of absurdist nanofiction stories and ads for fake companies. Sometimes it's pointless, sometimes it's hilarious, sometimes it's all too true.

So what if he's leftist? Think about this for a minute. What sort of people do the right have as "celebrities"? Ann Coulter and Rush, right? And the left? Al Franken, George Carlin.

As homework, compare those two pairs of people.

I'm no democrat sympathizer, and often lean conservative (or more accurately, libertarian) on many issues, but the neocons disgust me.
 
2004-12-28 01:41:51 PM
I have no problem referring to Carlin as a pill popping wino.DOn't ever call me a hypocrite again though. Your fundie beliefs are the most hypocritical bag of hammers to ever hit the campaign.

And I don't think Bush regrets his coke use, Karl Rove did a good enough job of spinning that right off the dinner table.
 
2004-12-28 01:43:33 PM
RockIsDead

I'd damn him for setting such a dangerous example for kids too, but luckily kids don't pay any attention to the bitter old hasbeen anyway.


You'd damn someone for setting a dangerous example? How feeble and irresponsible are you?
 
2004-12-28 02:02:09 PM
Carlin is a leftist, but all entertainers are for the most part. Carlin is not a liberal, democrat, whiner like Franken or most celebrities. He just points out hypocrisy.

In his view all Republicans are NeoCons which are greedy, unenlightened, fear mongers that want to "jail all blue collar criminals to make life safe for all the white-collar criminals."

All Democrats are whiners who want the government to take care of them and society, but never actually inconvenience them. Such as funding half-way houses and clinics, but not allowing them to be put in their upper-middle class neighborhoods (NIMBY - Not In My BackYard). Also he points outs environmentalism as 'more unenlightened self-interest'. A ruse to get the government to 'save the planet' but really all most of its backers want are cleaner crap for themselves.

Both are exaggerations of facts, but a major part of comedy is exaggeration.

In the end, Carlin is much more of free-thinker than most. Which is why he's always had trouble getting sweetheart TV, movie, book deals for most of career. Franken, O'Reilly, Limbaugh, Mahrer, etc. all cave to corporate pressure and put out the most ridiculous tripe because idiots buy it. Carlin makes people on both sides think, and appeals to many. He rubs people the wrong way so no one wants to deal with him, but who can ignore is selling power now.
 
2004-12-28 02:07:21 PM
MrMustard:

Lance took steroids? That's dumb, the last thing a cyclist needs is to add bulk. It's more likely he's on EPO, but that's just conjecture.
 
2004-12-28 02:11:53 PM
And the Florida AG is raiding his medical records to fish for violations of... oh, Carlin's not a Conservative?

Never mind, won't happen.
 
2004-12-28 02:19:39 PM
Rockdrummer

And the Florida AG is raiding his medical records to fish for violations of... oh, Carlin's not a Conservative?

Never mind, won't happen.



Oh no, the poor persecuted right-wingers!
 
2004-12-28 02:30:12 PM
Just for the record - I had the distinct displeasure of viewing George Carlin at the MGM. While I find his HBO specials hil-farking-larious, his talk about scat&suicide didn't do much for me. The whole purpose of his show, IMHO, was to put on such a disgusting act that it would accomplish the following things:
1. Ruin the experience for the show goer - becase said show goer is a Jackass fore going to Vegas. I and my ex-fiancee sat through about half the show before we decided he wasn't being "edgie but funny" - he was being "bitter and disgusting".
2. Justify his hatred of humanity by spewing all of this disgusting, hateful crap and watching all the drunks who don't notice that he *hates* them laugh as he insults them by trying his damnedest to ruin their night and waste the $100's of dollars in tickets that people spent.

And this wasn't the first time I've seen something like this happen. Whoopie Goldburg pulled the same stunt when I saw her in Vegas as a teen.

I think that liberal comeidans shouldn't play Vegas if they *hate* anyone who chooses to spend time in the city. Granted it's a consumer whore mecca, but if you're livelyhood depends on entertaining people - don't go out of your way to be a damned jackass and ruin someone's night.
 
2004-12-28 03:11:45 PM
What's a good perscription drug which mimics the effects of cocaine?
 
2004-12-28 03:41:43 PM
Well, that explains some things, but not enough to feel sorry for the arsehole.

/He should have moved to Canada, France peferably.
 
2004-12-28 03:48:56 PM
Templar503

Well, that explains some things, but not enough to feel sorry for the arsehole.

/He should have moved to Canada, France peferably.



Uhhmm, why? He hurt your poor little feelings?
 
2004-12-28 03:51:06 PM
I bet Al Franken is making fun of Carlin on Air America today...just like he regularly makes painkiller jokes about Rush.

Oh, wait...that's right....Franken is a fark.i.n.g hypocrite.
 
2004-12-28 04:17:25 PM
Vicodin addiction? Thats a pretty weak physical addiction. I can't imagine being able to eat enough vics at a time to get a physical dependency with the APAP and all keeping you from eating big amounts (without sickness/death). Norco's would be much easier, but still a not a big physical problem. Hydro is weak and the WD is mostly in your head unless you CW extract it..then you can get enough to get yourself screwed. Of course he could just be talking about a psychological addiction...
 
2004-12-28 04:17:54 PM
Carlin is a coastie with a superiority complex. That is the modern definition of the spoiled American rebel without a cause, i.e. a leftist.
 
2004-12-28 04:43:30 PM
Colgate

Carlin is a coastie with a superiority complex. That is the modern definition of the spoiled American rebel without a cause, i.e. a leftist.



So many poor little reactionaries all upset by a comedian.
 
2004-12-28 05:55:51 PM
This is the kind of shiat that happens when POT is hard to find. fark. Hope you get better soon George... start a grow room in an un-used bathroom in your house when you get out.
 
2004-12-28 06:04:49 PM
unlike rush, carlin never claimed to be anything that he wasnt

thus, franken isnt talking shiat about him cuz hes not a hypocrite. besides, carlins the first to admit to his own faults.

jesus you people really are pretty rabid tho, the mans a comedian
 
2004-12-28 06:12:47 PM
thincwick, youre right beer and xanax arent the same...theyre much better.vicodin are for pussies
 
2004-12-28 07:43:17 PM
I have no problem referring to Carlin as a pill popping wino.DOn't ever call me a hypocrite again though

The point is, you must refer to Carlin as a pill popping wino out of context. I had not even mentioned Bush but you brought him up as a cokehead. So, on the next Carlin thread, not even a Carlin thread, maybe just a drug thread, you need to bring up Carlin as a pill popping wino otherwise you have indeed earned the title.... hypocrite. Wallow in it, enjoy it, I bet you'll earn it.

As far as being a fundie. I'll remeber that the next time someone makes a comment about my mowhawk.
 
2004-12-28 08:00:17 PM
ImDracula

FARK ME!

I just paid 340 bucks through a ticket broker for choice seats to his show here in San Antonio on January 14th.

FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK


Dood- youre not missing a thing. I saw him in vVegas a few months ago. I was expecting great things cuz I love the guy. His routine has become REALLY macabre...and not in a funny way. I mean, he's always been out there but his latest tirades about how cool suicide is and how he hates the world and everyone that lives in it...is alienating.

I know what youre thinking: "yeah but thats why I love im".

believe me...he's wayyyyy out there these days. My friend and I kept looking at eachother in disbelief..waiting to laugh. Never happened. We scarfed down some Nathan's real quick, surrendered our MGM room and drove back to San Diego right after the show. Garbage!

At least I know why now...he must have been all doped up on Grandpa medicine.
 
2004-12-28 11:26:55 PM
hmmm...i smell a rat. one can't do too much vicodin and drink too much wine unless he is getting some from of vicodin without Tylenol in it. His liver would fall out in a week if not, or he would need a fulltime chemist to separate them for him.

Also, as to the earler question of how a doctor could let someone get addicted, it ain't hard, and (*gasp*) it isn't always bad. Opiate addiction is a lesser problem than some forms of chronic pain. I have been a pain patient for years and years now. I have had a spinal fusion among other pleasant procedures to try to deal with the unpleasantness that life can often be for me, but it didn't solve my problems past a certain point. They make opium-based patches that work nicely, pumping dope in ya 24 hours a day. Highly addicting, but better than agony. My pain is nerve pain, so opiates don't do a whole ton, but I they "take the edge off" shall we say.

Stopping vicodin is a biatch. Really bad. I have before. I don't know how I will again without formal detox. It is much worse than quitting smoking. Codeine was easy by comparison, though I imagine Oxycodone is nearly impossible, which is why I haven't taken it (I might be the only person in America to turn down a doctor's offer to prescribe)
 
2004-12-29 12:51:32 AM
SO much hate from the righties.

It makes me glad Earnhart smacked into the wall. I like watching you righties pay $40 for an official Dale Earnhart "Heroic" plaque to hang in your office, trailer, or pickup truck.

What makes Carlin better than Limbaugh, in regards to the drug thing, is that Carlin entered rehab by choice and Limbaugh was shamed into it after being caught committing several felonies- After spending the bulk of his radio shows talking about how we should be more ruthless when we punish drug users.

Hillbilly heroin or Vicodin... Hmmm...

/Wanna see a quick Dale Earnhart impression? Look at the wall!
//Going to trailer park hell for that one, I bet!
 
2004-12-29 11:42:12 AM
UMMMMM.....


O...


K..?

I just posted this to insure that the pea-brained expression of idiocy above was NOT the last word on this thread.

/loves it when haters call out other haters
 
2005-01-02 10:32:58 PM
I wonder can anyone give me a timeline on how Carlin's show/approach has changed from "gentle but mocking" (from when I first started listening to him in the 70s) to the pure visciousness I soemtimes hear on iRadio.com?

iRadio plays a fair bit of Carlin, but they don't mention the date of any of the concerts. Some of the "gentler" stuff is clearly a lot newer than his first couple of albums. Then other shows are just this snarling, angry bastard!

I prefer the gentler Carlin (don't get me wrong, "snarling angry" is good when it works, a-la Sam Kineson).

I also remember hearing Carlin has had at least one heart attack. Maybe more?
 
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