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The 7 - Random - The Real George Carlin
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Stilton
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#1 Posted on 31.8.04 0151.23
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A while ago someone posted a piece of writing attributed to George Carlin in here. The piece was called, "I am a Bad American." I think CRZ banished the thread because because it was just pasted in without context or commentary and meant nothing, really, but it bothered me when I read it because it just didn't sound like Carlin to me, and I've been a huge fan of his for decades.

It didn't sound like Carlin because the things said in this piece were completely opposite to his usual philosophy and ethics. Where Carlin has always been rather anti-establishment and edgy, this piece was fairly reactionary and stuffy and, well, just a little too Charlton Heston and not enough George Carlin.

Here's the piece:
http://www.georgecarlin.com/georgecarlin/home/bogus.html

Well, much to my relief, the real George Carlin did not write this piece of crap! Phew!
Here's what the real George Carlin has to say about it:
http://www.georgecarlin.com/georgecarlin/home/dontblame.html

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#2 Posted on 31.8.04 0558.39
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If you ever want to know who actually wrote the random forwards you get, may I recommend www.snopes.com ? It's a fun site to read in general, and can kill time when bored at work.
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#3 Posted on 31.8.04 1436.05
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    Originally posted by Toast Jr
    If you ever want to know who actually wrote the random forwards you get, may I recommend www.snopes.com ? It's a fun site to read in general, and can kill time when bored at work.


Took the words right out of my mouth--I read snopes.com every day, being a confirmed skeptic.

The worst thing about the Net, other than viruses and spyware, is endless forwards of some urban legend so stupid you would have to be an infant to believe it; for some reason, when people see an assertion in writing, many of them figure it just HAS to be for real...

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#4 Posted on 31.8.04 1728.17
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One of my high school teachers implored us to write our Congressmen to vote against the 25 cent e-mail tax, once.

So, yeah, Snopes is a pretty good site.
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