Posts filed under “Humor”

Tribute to George Carlin

 
 
George Carlin passed away 6 years ago on June 22nd 2008. He is remembered for his unique and quintessentially New York voice, his coruscating mastery of the English language and his devastatingly funny insights into such timeless human follies as war, class, moral hypocrisy, God and golf.

Live from the NYPL presents an evening to honor George Carlin, on the occasion of the publication of Last Words.
 
 

6 minute clip

 
 
Full show: A Tribute to George Carlin hosted by Whoopi Goldberg

 

 

About George Carlin
Born in New York City in 1937, George Dennis Patrick Carlin was one of the greatest and most influential stand-up comedians of all time.  He appeared on The Tonight Show more than 130 times, starred in an unprecedented 14 HBO Specials, hosted the first Saturday Night Live and penned three New York Times bestselling books.  Of  the 23 solo albums recorded by Mr. Carlin, 11 were Grammy nominated and he took home the coveted statue five times including a 2001 Grammy win for Best Spoken Comedy Album for his reading of his best seller Brain Droppings.  In 2002, Carlin was awarded the “Freedom of Speech Award” by the First Amendment Center in cooperation with the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, and he was the named 11th recipient of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in June of 2008. George Carlin passed away at age 71 on June 22, 2008 in Santa Monica, California.

 

Category: Humor, Weekend

Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation

Jim Carrey gave the commencement address to Maharishi University of Management’s class of 2014, which granted degrees to 285 students representing 54 countries. The University Board of Trustees also presented Mr. Carrey with the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts Honoris Causa, in recognition of his significant lifetime achievements as a world-renowned comedian and…Read More

Category: Humor, Weekend

Dave Chappelle Talks to Letterman on Quitting His Show

via The Late Show

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend

Why Are Treasury Yields Falling?

A reader writes in with this classic parable: The long list of reasons by pundits explaining the drop in Treasury yields reminded me of an old Wall Street joke: Over dinner following a hectic day in the market, the wife of this well-known pundit / stock-picker asks, “Darling, what’s wrong with the stock market?” His…Read More

Category: Humor, UnGuru

What is it going to take to kill this species off?

Why do we pay attention to the most dire of forecasts? I pulled this from a 2011 piece I wrote: “You humans are a hardy breed. No matter how dire the circumstance, your species has managed to prosper. You survived the Ice Age, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Age of Aquarius (as well…Read More

Category: Humor, Investing, Psychology

xkcd: Randall Munroe asks “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…Read More

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

Earth Day Blues

Source: Star Tribune

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, UnScience

Jimmy Fallon: Brian Williams Raps

Jimmy Fallon’s crew put together a series of monster edits of NBC nightly news anchor Brian Williams, turning him into a rapper. The results were hilarious — see the mashup of raps after the jump — but it also resulted in Williams showing up on Fallon for an interview.

Here is the interview with

Bri Willi
Bri Will.I.ams
Brizzle
B Dubs

Rap Master B Videos after the jump
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NBC Nightly News managing editor and anchor Brian Williams talks to Jimmy about life after the world discovered his rapping abilities.

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 1

Brian Williams Addresses His Rapping — Part 2

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Humor, Music, Television, Weekend

MASHUP: Donald Sterling / Seinfeld Rant

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Television, Weekend

Simpsons: Michal Socha-directed couch gag

Take a journey into Homer’s brain and push the boundaries of animation. This Michal Socha-directed couch gag kicks off an all-new episode. Published on Apr 24, 2014   via boingboing

Category: Humor, Television, Weekend