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indygeezer
07-07-2007, 08:41 AM
Bush wants us to cut the amount of gas we use. The best way to stop using so much gas is to deport 11 million illegal immigrants! That would be 11 million less people using our gas. The price of gas would come down.


Problem solved.

bellisimo
07-07-2007, 09:22 AM
its prolly not George Carlin....thats what they told me from my last George Carlin article i posted... :)

Dab
07-07-2007, 10:02 AM
You got it homie.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/carlingas.asp


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We first encountered this piece in the on-line world in July 2006, and at that time it contained no mention of George Carlin or anything else attributing its authorship to him. In August 2006, the same text appeared in a "Letters to the Editor" offering in a Tennessee newspaper, once again lacking any mention of the famed comic. However, by December 2006, versions circulating via <nobr>e-mail</nobr> were entitled "George Carlin solves gas crisis" and "George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline."

While George Carlin has yet to specifically disclaim authorship of the "gas crisis solution" <nobr>e-mail</nobr> on his <nobr>web site (http://georgecarlin.com/home/home.html),</nobr> three factors rule out his being the one who penned it: the item circulated lacked any mention of the comedian for half a year before his name became attached to it, it's not his style of humor, and numerous other humor-tinged political screeds have previously been falsely attributed to him. As we've discovered, just about any unsourced list of witty observations about politics and social mores will eventually become credited to George Carlin as it passes from inbox to inbox (e.g., "Paradox of Our Time (http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/paradox.asp)," a 'things were better in the good old days' essay executed in the form of a comparison list, "I'm a Bad American (http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/carlin.asp)," a point-form essay advancing the cause of intolerance, "Hurricane Rules (http://www.snopes.com/katrina/soapbox/carlin.asp)," another point-form essay purporting to offer advice but in reality chiding the people of <nobr>New Orleans</nobr> for the alleged misdeeds of some who chose to attempt to ride out Hurricane Katrina instead of evacuating).

As Carlin has posted (http://georgecarlin.com/home/dontblame.html) on his web site about such soapboxings:

DON'T BLAME ME

Floating around the Internet these days, posted and <nobr>e-mailed</nobr> back and forth, are a number of writings attributed to me, and I want people to know they're not mine. Don't blame me.

Some are essay-length, some are just short lists of one and two-line jokes, but if they're flyin' around the Internet, they're probably not mine. Occasionally, a couple of jokes on a long list might have come from me, but not often. And because most of this stuff is really lame, it's embarrassing to see my name on it.

And that's the problem. I want people to know that I take care with my writing, and try to keep my standards high. But most of this "humor" on the Internet is just plain stupid. I guess hard-core fans who follow my stuff closely would be able to spot the fake stuff, because the tone of voice is so different. But a casual fan has no way of knowing, and it bothers me that some people might believe I'd actually be capable of writing some of this stuff.
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indygeezer
07-07-2007, 10:10 AM
Fixed.............sorta.


I guess I was naive enough to think it came from him, sorry I don't know how to edit the title.

Dab
07-07-2007, 10:15 AM
Yes, it's kinda weird. Any of these political screeds today passed over the internet or email somehow get attributed to George Carlin. Except in England, where they get attributed to John Cleese.