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George Carlin Enters Rehab
« on: December 27, 2004, 02:11:51 PM »
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Comedian George Carlin Enters Rehab Program

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comedian George Carlin, who became a counter-culture hero in the 1970s with routines about drugs and dirty words, said on Monday he was voluntarily entering a drug and alcohol treatment program.

"I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin," Carlin, 67, whose latest book "When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?" is a current national bestseller, said in a statement. "No one told me I needed this; I recognized the problem and took the step myself."


The announcement came weeks after the veteran stand-up comic caused a stir at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with a performance that questioned the intellect of people who visit the resort city.


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."


Carlin has acknowledged having battled cocaine addiction in the 1980s but said he quit on his own by tapering off the drug. He also has suffered three heart attacks.


Speaking of his current problem, he said: "My levels of use are nowhere near the worst you hear about these days; I could easily have continued functioning at a good level ... for awhile. But my use would have progressed, I would have been in deeper trouble, and I didn't want to tolerate that."


Carlin's spokesman, Jeff Abraham, said the comedian entered rehab on Monday but did not know how long he would remain in treatment. He said Carlin was currently scheduled to begin a new engagement at Stardust Hotel in Vegas in February.
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 02:39:29 PM »
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I'm stunned, but good for him.
Did I just get cock-blocked by Bob Saget?

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004, 02:55:50 PM »
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that dude hasn't been funny since 79.
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 04:40:57 PM »
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WRONG!

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 04:47:10 PM »
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Holly Shit! Rufus is a drugie?!?!

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2004, 09:44:31 PM »
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Quote from: pete
that dude hasn't been funny since 79.


I can understand elitism, but in this case you are completely wrong, my friend.
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2004, 10:55:15 PM »
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George Carlin is hilarious but I'm not surprised to see him in rehab, honestly.

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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2004, 11:06:47 PM »
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Quote from: Walrus, Kookookajoob
Quote from: pete
that dude hasn't been funny since 79.


I can understand elitism, but in this case you are completely wrong, my friend.


no way dude, not elitism.  not-laughingism.
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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2009, 09:58:51 AM »
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Pete, even though i agree with you in that George Carlin was hilarious up until 79', that never stopped in my opinion, and this could be the root of all our disagreements
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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2009, 10:18:17 AM »
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You know he's dead, right?
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2009, 11:26:20 AM »
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Yeah, Pete's dead, Neil... not cool.

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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2009, 11:38:02 AM »
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hahahaha

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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2009, 03:43:01 PM »
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wait a second. did they bury his jokes with him?
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2009, 09:15:29 PM »
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No, but they buried this thread four and a half years ago, until you went all Pet Sematary on it.
Now you're in the *spoiler* place.

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Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2009, 09:27:41 PM »
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Pete Cemetery.
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