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George Carlin: Doin' it Again
 
 
Artist
George Carlin.
Studio MPI Home Video
Format cutout DVD
DVD Encoding
Worldwide  (What is DVD encoding?)
MPAA Rating
Not Rated
UPC 030306762999
Runtime/Release Date 1 hr/2005
Daedalus Item Code 48161
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Description
Very few comedy albums reach platinum status, but George Carlin's regularly did. He also came away with a Grammy or two. This 1990 appearance was his seventh on HBO, and it won a CableACE Award for comedy special; Carlin was also nominated as a writer. The comic bemoans mangled language that is stupid but harmless (as in "What does 'pre-boarding' the plane mean? To get on before you get on?") as well as euphemistic language that is hurtful. Pointing out that changing "shell-shock" to "operational exhaustion" to "post-traumatic stress disorder" makes it seem less intense, Carlin observes that "the pain is completely buried under jargon. Ill bet you if we were still calling it 'Shell Shock' some of those Vietnam veterans might have gotten some of the attention they needed at that time." Not to mention veterans of more recent engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan. This goofy and brilliant comic posits that anything can be made funny, and proceeds to prove it.
 
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