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George Carlin raps—rhapsodizes?—on modern English buzzwords

Forum member Ed Maranan, the Palanca Awards Hall of Famer, would like to share with us this video of the late American standup comedian George Carlin (1937 – 2008) rapping on some modern English buzzwords. For those not in the know, Carlin was very popular on American television for his black humor as well as for his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. He was a five-time Grammy Awards winner for his comedy albums.

Ed just gave this caveat for viewing Carlin’s performance here: “The interrupted, stammering stream on YouTube insults the talent of Carlin. Patiently wait for the run to finish, then click replay to get the uninterrupted version...”

Get to that video performance now by simply clicking this link to YouTube:


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