The Machine Is Now Alive...
Comedian George Carlin dies in L.A.
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:57am PST
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
Carlin, who had a history of heart problems, died at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. PDT (2 a.m. British time) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.
Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine about seven dirty words you could not say on television. A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of his "Filthy Words" routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
(Reporting by Dean Goodman; Editing by Patricia Zengerle)
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Fri, May. 2nd, 2008, 01:59 pm
I made this
and thought I'd share it with teh Intarweebz:
Somebody's daddy is staying in my biological mother's house.
Not really allowed to talk about it... but all I have to say is:
If you like your horror flicks, you'll know wtf I'm talkin about.
So, last night was a weird night for me. Gogol Bordello
played in SF and I DID NOT GO.
Yeah, weird, huh?
Well, one of the main reasons why I didn't go was that they were playing at the Warfield. I really can't stand the place. I don't enjoy myself at shows there, mostly due to the sheer volume of idiots that the Warfield seems to attract. Every time I go there, it reaffirms my presumptions. Plus, the mosh-pit there is plagued by guys who played linebacker in high-school and still think it's their personal duty to stomp people. Hooray, fun. Not that I can't hold my own in those situations, but it's just something I'd rather avoid, given the option.
So, last night I popped on the Intarweebs (shocking, I know) and looked up their future tour dates, hoping they'd be back in the area soon. Well, to my surprise, their next show is only 3 hours away, in Reno! So this morning I bought tickets for the show and a hotel room at the same place the show is at. ANNNND, I'm dragging my gal-pal (who, coincidentally, I introduced to Gogol Bordello) with me.
Hopefully, this will be a much smaller crowd (as the show wasn't even sold out, unlike the SF show,) and it will be a little bit more personable. I miss the old GB shows at Slims and Bottom of the Hill. I don't expect to ever see them in a venue like that again, but it's fun to imagine it. Maybe one day I'll hop a plane to go see them play in the midwest or someplace obscure like that where they don't have such a huge following.
Oh, well. I'll report back later as to how the show went!
I even brought my stompy boots to work today!
*STOMP* *STOMP* *STOMP*
Wish me luck!
Wed, Feb. 20th, 2008, 12:38 am
I can't really explain this... so I'm just posting it.
Seriously. It's a virus.
I'm not kidding.
Vaccinate your children before it's too late...
Nope. Too late.
Wed, Feb. 13th, 2008, 01:09 pm
If this video wasn't made specifically for phreddiva
, then I don't know who
it was made for...
You won't see this anywhere else (taken from the CHP Incident Log
Type: Pedestrian on the Roadway
Location: NB I880 AT WASHINGTON AV
info as of: 1/28/2008 5:12:41 PM
3:34PM RE: L-11, MORE BELLY DANCERS, STOPPING TRAFFIC/RUNNING IN THE CD
3:31PM ALMOST WAS HIT ON WB LNS
3:29PM PER ANOTHER RP, NB 880 TO SB 238 CON - CD
3:11PM PER ANOTHER CALLER XRAY RAN INTO THE #3, #4 AND #5 LNS IFO VEHS // BACK ON RHS
3:09PM XRAY IS POLE DANCING ON ONE OF SIGNS
3:08PM LADY DANCING NR THE ROADWAY PER 2ND RP
3:08PM PER ANOTHER CALLER//PED IS ALSO DOING A POLE DANCE USING THE LIGHT POLE
3:07PM WF, IN BELLY DANCING GARB, ON THE RHS, BELLY DANCING
...well, OK. Maybe in Austin.
Fri, Dec. 28th, 2007, 11:23 am
Best Disneyland trip EVAR.
The reason why there's so few photos
, is because we were too distracted by all the FUN and the SHENANIGANS!