Tuesday, June 24, 2008

George Carlin

Why is offensive comedy so much better than normal, clean comedy? In my opinion, because offensive comedy can point out the things that clean comedy cannot. In a way, offensive comedy has few limitations. I am saying few limitations because some comedians have actually ruined their careers saying things that actually turn society against them.

George Carlin was an offensive comedian. He wasn’t trying to be offensive for the sake of offensive material, though. Instead, he looked for material that would make people laugh. Laughter is the key.

I used to watch Full House as a child, until I realized that it wasn’t funny. I started to realize that I was just following the story, and wasn’t actually laughing at the jokes. The problem is that while it portrayed a wholesome family, the jokes were so tame that making people laugh was secondary to not offending anyone.

I want to admit that I like clean comedy too, if jokes can be both clean and funny. The problem is that those jokes are usually limited in scope. Want to hear a joke about Paris Hilton being a slut? I can’t say it, because it’s not clean.

George Carlin was not an older comedian who stopped being noticed in society. There are so many entertainers who have not performed in years. They are known for their past. George Carlin continued to make comedy specials and had he not passed away, I’m sure he would have continued. He was not an aging performer who just gets audiences based on past glory. Instead, he kept audiences laughing with new material.

There is so much that I could say to praise him. I think that I will just end with the fact that he is one of the greatest comedians of all time.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Another Marriage.

I am very sorry for not writing article in a while, but there really wasn't much to talk about. Now that Mariah Carey has married Nick Cannon, we have a story worth talking about.

I was thinking about how interesting it was that Mariah Carey was not involved with anyone. In fact, it seemed weird to see an attractive, wealthy, and talented woman to be single for years. Was no one noticing her? Did she just turn down all of the guys who asked her out?

Then the big shock happened. Mariah Carey married Nick Cannon. I was shocked, because I had heard nothing about the two of them dating prior to their marriage.

In addition to the fact that most people did not know that they were dating prior to their surprise marriage, the other issue is the fact that Mariah Carey is a decade older than Nick Cannon. I know that sounds bad for me to say that, but I think it does grab attention when the husband is significantly younger than the wife. Mariah became a big star when Nick Cannon was in elementary school. She has been a celebrity for close to two decades. I think that it is safe to say that she is a superstar, not just a star. Nick Cannon is a star.

As unusual as it is when you see an older female celebrity marrying a younger one, I have to give them the benefit of the doubt. I have never purchased a CD of Mariah Carey. I am not a fan of her music. But to be honest, she seems like a nice person. I hope that this marriage works out for her and Nick Cannon.
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