George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black comedy as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven dirty words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves. One newspaper called Carlin "the dean of counterculture comedians. The first of his 14 stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. Early life Carlin joined the United States Air Force when he was old enough, and was trained as a radar technician. Career 1960s Carlin (right) with singer Buddy Greco in Away We Go (1967). George Carlin in 1969 Carlin was present at Lenny Bruce's arrest for obscenity.
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Bill HicksWilliam Melvin "Bill" Hicks (December 16, 1961 – February 26, 1994) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, and musician. His material, encompassing a wide range of social issues including religion, politics, and philosophy, was controversial, and often steeped in dark comedy. At the age of 16, while still in high school, he began performing at the Comedy Workshop in Houston, Texas. During the 1980s, he toured the United States extensively and made a number of high-profile television appearances; but it was in the UK that he amassed a significant fan base, filling large venues during his 1991 tour. He also achieved a modicum of recognition as a guitarist and songwriter. Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26, 1994, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 32. In subsequent years his work gained a significant measure of acclaim in creative circles—particularly after a series of posthumous album releases—and he developed a substantial cult following.
AtheismAtheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which, in its most general form, is the belief that at least one deity exists. The term "atheism" originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without god(s)", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshiped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves using the word "atheist" lived in the 18th century during the Age of Enlightenment. Arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to social and historical approaches. Definitions and distinctions Range Concepts
The Truth About Republicans by..George Carlin.Japanese American internmentJapanese American internment was the World War II internment in "War Relocation Camps" of over 110,000 people of Japanese heritage who lived on the Pacific coast of the United States. The U.S. government ordered the internment in 1942, shortly after Imperial Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The internment of Japanese Americans was applied unequally as a geographic matter: all who lived on the West Coast were interned, while in Hawaii, where 150,000-plus Japanese Americans comprised over one-third of the population, only 1,200 to 1,800 were interned. Sixty-two percent of the internees were American citizens. President Franklin D. After Pearl Harbor San Francisco Examiner, February 1942. A Japanese American unfurled this banner the day after the Pearl Harbor attack. Children at the Weill public school in San Francisco pledge allegiance to the American flag in April 1942, prior to the internment of Japanese Americans. Executive Order 9066 and related actions
BiographyThom YorkeEarly life Career Radiohead By the time of their second album, The Bends (1995), Radiohead had attracted a large fanbase and had begun to receive wider critical acclaim. Solo work Yorke released his solo album The Eraser in 2006. Yorke rarely plays as a solo act, and has never embarked on a solo tour. Atoms for Peace Collaborations Yorke has worked with artist Stanley Donwood to create the cover art for every Radiohead album since The Bends, as well as The Eraser and Amok. Personal life Yorke lives in Oxford with his partner, Rachel Owen, whom he met at university. Yorke has had an uneasy relationship with other celebrities and the media. Musical approach Vocal characteristics Thom Yorke in 2006
Penn JilletteEarly life Jillette was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. His mother, Valda R. Jillette (née Parks; 1909–2000), was a secretary, and his father, Samuel Herbert Jillette (1912–1999), worked at Greenfield's Franklin County Jail. Penn became an atheist in his early teens after reading the Bible and was subsequently asked to leave the church after asking questions in a youth group that also made skeptics of his peers. Jillette became disenchanted with traditional illusionist acts that presented the craft as authentic magic, such as The Amazing Kreskin on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. At age eighteen, he saw a show by illusionist James Randi, and became enamored of his approach to magic that openly acknowledged deception as entertainment rather than a mysterious supernatural power. Jillette regularly acknowledges Randi as the one person on the planet he loves the most besides members of his family. Career and Showtime Business ventures
Where are the peoplestandup.caRare fotageGeorge LoweGeorge Edward Lowe (born November 10, 1957) is an American voice actor/comedian. He is perhaps best known for his role as the voice of Space Ghost on the Cartoon Network/Adult Swim talk show Space Ghost Coast to Coast, a role which he played for all 110 episodes spanning fourteen years before the series ended in 2008, along with its spin-off Cartoon Planet. He continued to voice Space Ghost in several cameos in other programs for several years, even following the conclusion of the series, but did not reprise the role for the 2012 revival of Cartoon Planet. He also makes recurring voice appearances in Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Early life Acting roles As Space Ghost Lowe has performed Space Ghost's voice more than any other role in his acting career, and he has portrayed the character more often than any other actor. Minor roles Lowe is a recurring character on Aqua Teen Hunger Force where he plays himself. Lowe has done announcing work for Sponsors vs. Notes
Defending Yourself Against "Legal Fiction"We as living people no longer know or understand who we are and everything has been inverted upside down. We have lost our identities and once again have given away our birthright for "bowl of pottage." First Comment: Paul Greetings Henry, In our work to date, we have come across these claims several times: it's important to realize that some of themcan be substantiated with good authority, while othersappear to be theories that have somehow "morphed" into fact primarily for the one(s) asserting such claims. These two short essays are good places to begin,to acquire a necessary foundation: well that the U.S. Our letter to Bill Gates re: USA v.
Bill Hicks ★ Banned "Late Night with David Letterman Show," ❤ Guest Mary Hicks [Entire]Henry RollinsHenry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American musician, writer, journalist, publisher, actor, radio host, spoken word artist, and activist. He is now hosting a radio show and doing speaking tours. Early life Rollins was born Henry Lawrence Garfield in Washington, D.C. He is the only child of Iris H. Garfield, a federal employee in the health and education sectors, and Paul Jerome Garfield, an economist who is a PhD and published author on the subject. When he was three years old, his parents divorced and he was raised by his mother in the affluent Glover Park neighborhood of the city. His mother taught him how to read before he was enrolled in kindergarten. As a child and teenager, Rollins suffered from depression and low self-esteem. In the fourth grade, he was diagnosed with hyperactivity and took Ritalin for several years so that he could focus during school. Music career State of Alert Black Flag Joe Cole