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Class Clown, 1972. One of the best comedy albums of all time.
Yup, and if you are not offended by strong language, you can google "The Seven Words" (the original monologue) on YouTube and be quite amused.
Bless you Mojo, but I am not offended by strong language, nor am I offended by weak language (if there is such a thing). Lots of memories with this album, along with many, many other albums as well. I am sure that we all have the great experiences of sitting in our dorm rooms with great friends, a few beers.....and laughing together at great albums like George Carlin's "Class Clown" just to name name a few.
Cigarette Butts in the urinal......
... as we watched the dawn of PC... language, that is, as well as the machine.On weak language, there is plenty of it: pussyfoot, e.g. Granted, the word does its job as a verb... but really?? What would George say about that?
The host interjected before I could answer Doug.It's his prerogative!
Mojo and all.Check this out if you have not seen it, this is Carlin at his best (Mojo, one day I will learn to imbed a web link to a word) in the meantime…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkCR-w3AYOE
Brilliant late-in-his-career Carlin. I need a nap after that.
Baydog, if you are talking about, what I think you are talking about, and it is not a big deal, who was my partner in that escapade..nicknames of course.
Hoovs..... We're practically married
Actually the marital bliss was between Peck and Merv. I am assuming your reference to cigarette butts in the urinal was the time Hescher and I spent a weekend visiting the Clarion home for lost souls. Mind you it was purely for economic reasons. We saved ourselves $70.00 a piece, and that could buy a lot of Bobs Subs and Hotdogs from Ed's, not to mention some Andy Cap Pub Fries. Tell me you don't yearn for one of those hot dogs every once in a while....
The cigarette butt reference was from Carlin's shtick, where you had to wet down the entire urinal before you were allowed to go for the cigarette butts in the bottom.$70.00 would buy you 140 plain boiled hot dogs on perfectly steamed buns, or a bit fewer with cheese and onions, my favorite toppings.$70.00 would also get you into 35 of our Schaefer keggers. All of the ensuing entertainment was gratis.....the main reason why we always made so much cash on a keg of beer.
A man whose popularity ultimately allowed him to take off the gloves and speak truth to power. Loved seeing Soupy in this clip.
Oh, then everyone just ignore time I spent in Clarion's "House of Lost Souls" quip, It was Heschers idea anyway. I believe the Schaefer kegs we consumed with such gusto were in fact half barrels. (Baydog correct me if I am wrong). With some Quick research I have determined that a half keg or barrel of beer will yield 165, 12oz cups of beer. At the time we paid $21.20 for the half keg. Buy my Neanderthal grasp of mathematics that comes to about 13 cents a cup. OK, the standard admittance price to a party at Clarion College at the time we attended was $2.00. That means the average party goer would have to drink 15.4 beers at the party to negate any profit that the host might expect to receive. Those are the numbers from the cheapest beer that could be purchased at the time; our beloved Schaefer 21.20.Ahh! Now I have finally figured out why out why our gaggle of comrades received such lukewarm welcomes every time we paid our 2 bucks to attend a party at Clarion.
Remember how much we banked after our 'White Arts' gig with 25 kegs? The last 100 people may have gotten a beer each, if they were lucky.
And George Carlin had two sets! Hescher's girlfriend's band wanted in on the loot, and we told them to have as many hot dogs as they wanted!
Funny you mention Hescher's girlfriends band. Probably because of Carlin, MCA had an A&R man at the party. He signed the the band as Punk Rock act and they called themselves the "Urinal Mints". They did not do well here in the States but thy where hugely popular with the Inuit Tribes in the far reaches of North West Canada. The band broke up in May of 1985 claiming "artistic differences" as the reason. They got back together for a "reunion tour" in June of 1985. The tour failed to generate the audiences they hoped so many of the tour dates had to be canceled....actually all of them.MCA Dropped the Band in June of 1985 and fired the A&R man that originally signed them. The only member of the band who is still alive is the Bass Player, Bill "Horseface" Montoro. He is now a Sous Chef at Ed's "Un Maison du le Chein" in Clarion Pennsylvania.