Posts Tagged: George Carlin

George Carlin versus Vladimir Putin

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The New Yorker pulled this from Pushkin’s “The Wagon of Life;” it contains swearing: At dawn we jump inside the wagon. Happy to break our necks like glass, We scorn life’s hedonistic languor, And yell “Man, fuck it! Just haul ass!” It’s not by accident they chose this particular passage. Swearing is close to the […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/22 – 3/28

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This week in New York a tribute to George Carlin, James Wood reads a book he’s never read before, Shya Scanlon gets other people to read his poems, NYC Twestival 2010, Huggabroomstik, Jeff Lewis and others cover songs by Major Matt Mason USA, Victor Lavalle and Maud Newton talk, and Lapham’s Quarterly holds a panel […]

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Politics Sunday

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Is there a connection between immigration (both legal and otherwise) and lower crime rates? Oh, National Review. Sigh. “Sergei Magnitsky was our attorney, and friend, who died under excruciating circumstances in a Moscow pre-trial detention center on Nov. 16, 2009. His story is one of extraordinary bravery and heroism, and ultimately tragedy. It is also […]

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