Posts Tagged ‘George Carlin’

OUR MAN ROLLINS

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By Rory Winston Look forward in anger: a fitting battle cry for stand-up raconteur Henry Rollins, the punk patriot who continues to wave his symbolic Black Flag behind enemy lines. Though the band of that name has retreated into history, Rollins refuses to surrender to either unfocused rage or age. Instead, he has become a […]


THE EXPANDING BORSCHT BELT

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By Rory Winston In the mid-70’s, comedian Robert Klein in a set recalled how frustrating it was to watch early Borscht Belt comics: ‘Each joke came with a ‘beauty of a lead-in’ only to succumb to an incomprehensible Yiddish punch-line. Translating these show-stopper phrases was impossible since they often amounted to no more than an […]


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