Here’s the routine I saw in college – – the gateway drug, if you will – – that made me into a lifelong George Carlin fan. I’m flying to Milwaukee tonight, and I’ll have four new videos posted for the weekend.
I spent my teenage years in a little town in the East Bay of the SF Bay Area. It was a pretty conservative place, full of comfortably upper-middle class families whose idea of humor was closer to Rich Little than George Carlin. In spite of this, Slope’s patron saint had a show in our town (which, to this day, strikes me as pretty incredible), and I took advantage of the opportunity to see him for what turned out to be the only time in my life.
When it comes to George Carlin, I’m starting to feel like a Talmudic scholar – – the more I listen to him, the deeper the meaning that is revealed. Anyway, I was listening to this portion of his 2005 show (the entirety of which is genius, and this is only a segment):
Would you like to watch a biography? Or perhaps something motivational? Or humor instead? How about all those at the same time – – this is a fantastic interview with Slope’s patron saint:
Long-time readers have probably deduced that comedians have a special place in my heart. I love to laugh, but in my experience, only 1 comic in 100 is really worth the time. One of the greats is definitely Dave Chappelle. This 2004 special is amazing. Enjoy:
I’ve always been fond of my surname, “Knight”. It’s easy-to-remember, easy-to-spell, and it’s got kind of a nice archaic ring to it. It certainly beats Tim Lipschitz or some other alternate. My older brother took the time to do some research of the family tree, and yesterday he sent me a deck of slides outlining the paternal history of the family.
It was an impressive work, since he was able to get it back as far as 1624 England. Evidently my 8th grandfather came to Jamestown early in the days of the colonies. So now I’ve got a chain of Knights going back nearly 400 years.