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Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 27, 2004, 02:11:51 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20041227/people_nm/people_carlin_dc

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.
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: El Duderino on December 27, 2004, 02:39:29 PM
I'm stunned, but good for him.
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: pete on December 27, 2004, 02:55:50 PM
that dude hasn't been funny since 79.
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: eward on December 27, 2004, 04:40:57 PM
WRONG!
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: GodDamnImDaMan on December 27, 2004, 04:47:10 PM
Holly Shit! Rufus is a drugie?!?!

How will Bill and Ted complete their most excellent adventure through time?
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on December 27, 2004, 09:44:31 PM
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.
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Myxo on December 27, 2004, 10:55:15 PM
George Carlin is hilarious but I'm not surprised to see him in rehab, honestly.
Title: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: pete on December 27, 2004, 11:06:47 PM
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.
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Neil on May 29, 2009, 09:58:51 AM
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
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: polkablues on May 29, 2009, 10:18:17 AM
You know he's dead, right?
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: RegularKarate on May 29, 2009, 11:26:20 AM
Yeah, Pete's dead, Neil... not cool.
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Pas on May 29, 2009, 11:38:02 AM
hahahaha
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Neil on May 29, 2009, 03:43:01 PM
wait a second. did they bury his jokes with him?
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: polkablues on May 29, 2009, 09:15:29 PM
No, but they buried this thread four and a half years ago, until you went all Pet Sematary on it.
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: pete on May 29, 2009, 09:27:41 PM
Pete Cemetery.
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: cine on May 29, 2009, 10:12:18 PM
"thread locked."
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 29, 2009, 11:29:43 PM
Neil, I just have to know, how did you come across this thread and why did you ressurect it?

For extra points: Why did you do it at 8 a.m.?
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2009, 10:23:03 PM
If it's not one thing it's another, god damn

"why would you resurrect this thread? People don't DO that man"

"Neil, why the fuck would post on something that is 4 yrs old. that isn't trendy, you fuck, read the 10 commandments of message boards fucking asshole."

basically pete was saying "i don't like this" and since that type of thing doesn't really fly here, it was my round about way of sparking a discussion w/ Pete about why he doesn't like him...but i guess that was so four years ago. Oh, what the internet gods must think of me.

and to walrus, i was trying to figure why i'm so fucking hostile all the time, and i came to the conclusion that i could find the an answer in this thread...however, i later figured out that being up at 8 am makes me pretty fucking hostile.  My condolences everyone, i'll get with the times, and try and get more sleep

Would everyone just prefer me to start new threads over something like
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
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

?
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: ᾦɐļᵲʊʂ on May 30, 2009, 11:35:21 PM
That's all you had to say.  It's not a serious maintenance issue to post in old threads, and it's good that you dug this one up, but it was totally non-sequitor and in that regard, it puzzled me.

It puzzled me hard.
Title: Re: George Carlin Enters Rehab
Post by: Pas on May 31, 2009, 12:02:57 AM
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