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Old 05-31-05, 11:17 AM   #1
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Recently read the following lines by George Carlin:

America is a nation of "taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences but less time; more knowledge but less judgment."

Do you agree? Seems like a good reason to go for a bike ride to me. But then, everything does:
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Old 05-31-05, 11:27 AM   #2
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Compared to what?
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Compared to what?
About eleven.



Oh, sorry. Isn't this the non-sequitur thread?
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Old 05-31-05, 11:53 AM   #4
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About eleven.


Oh, sorry. Isn't this the non-sequitur thread?
Sorry, that's down the hall.
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Old 05-31-05, 03:42 PM   #5
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Recently read the following lines by George Carlin:

America is a nation of "taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more but have less; we have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences but less time; more knowledge but less judgment."

Do you agree? Seems like a good reason to go for a bike ride to me. But then, everything does:
HAHAHA yes its sooo true.

George Carlin I tip my hat off to you.

He is sooo fricken hilarious!
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Old 05-31-05, 05:03 PM   #7
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His newest book "When will Jesus bring the porkchops" is great. It has alot of new thoughts and a couple of old ones thrown in for good measure.
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Old 05-31-05, 05:09 PM   #8
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Carlin is for thought provoking amusement. Agreement or disagreement is unimportant.
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Old 05-31-05, 05:11 PM   #9
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Except George Carlin didn't write the stuff...

Read the last two paragraphs on this page:
http://georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html
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Except George Carlin didn't write the stuff...

Read the last two paragraphs on this page:
http://georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html

Thanks for the website, I just downloaded Georges screen saver.
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NO,that's around the corner.
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Old 05-31-05, 07:40 PM   #13
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Yes it is. You got what you want, now go down the hallway.
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I like Carlins old stuff better than his new stuff. Back when he was class clown rather than grumpy old man. Bill Hicks still sets the benchmark for 'the comedy of hate' for me, and Carlin doesn't even come close.
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Yes it is. You got what you want, now go down the hallway.
No, down the hallway is abuse, arguing is around the corner.
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I like Carlins old stuff better than his new stuff. Back when he was class clown rather than grumpy old man. Bill Hicks still sets the benchmark for 'the comedy of hate' for me, and Carlin doesn't even come close.

I was blown away to find out that Bill Hicks had passed away in 1994.
His HBO One Night Stand was hilarious.
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No, down the hallway is abuse, arguing is around the corner.
It's "being hit on the head" lessons in here. (probably applies more to the BMX forum) Put your hand there.
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I drifted away from Carlin when I first heard Lenny Bruce, and realized where so much of Carlin's material came from.
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No, down the hallway is abuse, arguing is around the corner.
No, arguing is here, they got their fill, and I'm sending them off for some abuse.
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Old 06-01-05, 10:28 PM   #22
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It's "being hit on the head" lessons in here. (probably applies more to the BMX forum) Put your hand there.
I was waiting for someone to say that !!
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taller buildings are actually a good thing... build up... not out.
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