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Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71

Comedian George Carlin Dies at 71 | The Underwire from Wired.com

Just after I hit the publish button, I saw this page and I nearly cried. And then I laughed. Please click the link for the quick bio and a YouTube performance clip of “Seven Words” which holds up to this day (except that fart and turd are now OK to say on TV).

My parents gave me the FM/AM and Class Clown LPs when I was 16. I was going through a profanity phase at the time and they listened to these albums with me and said that if I wanted to use this language, I have to be as creative and interesting as George Carlin. I wasn’t up to it.

George, I love you and I hope you get to say everything you want to the big guy (if he exists and we know he probably doesn’t).

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DCist: Colbert Portrait Hanging in National Portrait Gallery

The Colbert Report has been blissfully, if not nearly at full speed without its striking writers, back for a little more than a week now on Comedy Central. For three nights straight they’ve been running a series showing Stephen traipsing all over Washington with a portrait of himself strapped to his back, trying to convince one of the Smithsonian museums to actually hang it up. Without dwelling on how we managed to miss out on catching this spectacle up close and personal, the real news is that as of last night, Stephen Colbert was successful in his quest. The National Portrait Gallery confirmed this morning that Colbert’s portrait is in fact now hanging above the bathroom on the 2nd floor, just outside of the America’s Presidents exhibit.

The portrait will be hanging in the museum, which is open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., for the next six weeks.

It’s true – Stephen Colbert was at the National Portrait Gallery. While I didn’t see the filming, I did get to typeset the label for the digital image on canvas. Just one little bit of “behind-the-scenes” info: the hacky sack wasn’t his – he borrowed it from one of the art handlers (and graciously autographed it for him, too).

Does getting on the Colbert Report make us a little more hip? Not really, but it’s great to see more people in the gallery.

Here are some other links to sites commenting on the Colbert portrait:

Associated Press
Washington Post Reliable Source
Washington Examiner
Philadelphia Inquirer
MSNBC
NBC 4 news

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Is This Really Goodbye, ‘Girls’?
Lorelai, Rory, don't leave us this way: Lauren Graham, left, and Alexis Bledel wrap up

Is This Really Goodbye, ‘Girls’? – washingtonpost.com

Yes, I could comment on the death of Jerry Falwell or the fact that the Nationals have won 4 games straight (a minor miracle), but I won’t.

Tonight was the last episode of the Gilmore Girls so I honored it the best way I know – wearing pajamas and eating junk food (Hostess cup cakes, BBQ spare ribs and Ben and Jerry’s Fossil Fuel ice cream – in that order). A fitting end to such a comfy, indulgent show.

The show didn’t disappoint me except in the fact that it is the end. The characters aren’t wrapped up in a neat package but you know the gist of the future and it looks okay.

I can now move on. Goodbye Gilmore Girls!

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I realize I might come off as a sentimental idiot but I love this show and I hate to see it end. I do understand why – the orignal writers/producers left last season, the actors want to move on to other stuff, etc. – but it’s such a well written show. It’s always had wonderfully snappy, witty banter – a very distinct voice.

I will miss this show and with only 2 more episodes, I don’t think they will be able to wrap everything up neatly and so I will always wonder what would’ve happened to my favorite characters. I hate when I show ends without resolution.

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