For those who trot out the tired cliché of hippies morphing into stockbrokers, check out the Fugs. No sell-out here.
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Disturbingly, women are tearing themselves down or blowing themselves apart as America watches. Kathy Griffin or Sarah Palin. You must all choose now.
Kevin Smith knew he'd get hammered when he went public with this. He went ahead and did it anyway. God bless him for it.
[W]e need put this latest act in perspective. We are a city where, not so long ago, outraged aldermen led cops into the School of the Art Institute --...
Media Notes from All Over (somewhat belatedly)
First, about that New Yorker cover: to quote Steve Martin, comedy isn't pretty. As a satire practiti...
Comic social commentators like George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and mavericks like New York's Ugly George have been uncturing the pervasive hypocrisy on the issue of obscenity laws.
Carlin was uncompromising, knowing that his audience trusted him not to be afraid of offending them. Who else would have asked "Why are there no recreational drugs in suppository form?"
Like some of the other original comics who died too soon -- Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman-- George Carlin changed comedy, nudging and sometimes pushing it along.
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