Wednesday, June 25, 2008

George Carlin: Comic Genius, Mets Fan

You've read the obits for the great comedian George Carlin by now. What you probably didn't read is that he was a Mets fan.

Check out this clip for a side of Carlin even I wasn't aware of. He is being interviewed by baseball Hall of Famer/Mets announcer/namesake of deceased Uncool dog Ralph Kiner during a rain delay around 1989. It's great for so many reasons, but here are three:
  • The description "Hippy Dippy Weatherman" superimposed under Carlin's name.
  • Carlin explaining: "You can always tell when you start taking drugs, because that's the year you lose track of who won the World Series."
  • Carlin being far more sober and coherent than Kiner.

I sort of vaguely remember seeing this before, maybe when it first aired. But thanks to two great Mets blogs -- Faith and Fear in Flushing and MetsMerized -- for digging it out again

2 comments:

  1. Over the past few days, I have heard many Carlin clips, most I haven't heard in years. I'm struck by how much my adult life now parallels bits I though were hilarious when I was a kid.

    I am Refrigerator Man: The last dumping ground before the trash. All my Stuff is better than everybody else's Shit. And tits? I never have been able to eat just one.

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  2. Same thing happened to me. Amazing how the man really got into people's heads and lives.

    Your blog gives good chuckles. Thanks for coming over to mine. Care for drink?

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