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ENDelt260
12-27-2004, 03:11 PM
Carlin Enters Rehab

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

By Marcus Errico

George Carlin's New Year's resolution is to get sober.

The dirty-word-dispensing funnyman announced Monday that he was voluntarily entering a treatment program to battle his growing abuse of booze and painkillers.

Or as he put it: "I'm going into rehab because I use too much wine and Vicodin. No one told me I needed this; I recognized the problem and took the step myself.

"My levels of use are nowhere near the worst you hear about these days; I could easily have continued functioning at a good levelfor awhile. But my use would have progressed, I would have been in deeper trouble, and I didnt want to tolerate that.

I've never been in rehab before and I know it isn't easy, but I'm highly motivated, and will do whatever's needed.

Carlin, 67, did not specify how long he intended to remain in rehab--a typical stint is around a month--or where he would receive his treatment.

"When I get out, I will take a little time for myself before resuming my schedule," Carlin said. "Thanks. See ya soon."

Carlin has cleared his calendar and currently has no concert dates listed on his Website, georgecarlin.com. He had been making the rounds in theaters and bookstores in recent weeks to pimp his latest boundary-pushing book, When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops?, and was planning his usual 12-week run at Las Vegas' MGM Grand.

Earlier this year, he generated headlines when Wal-Mart declined to stock Pork Chop. Despite the mini-controversy, the title did manage to make the upper echelon of the New York Times bestseller list.

Carlin, who most recently appeared in the box-office bomb Jersey Girl, also recently voiced a part in Happily N'Ever After, an animated retelling of the Grimm fairy tales featuring the voices of Sarah Michelle Geller, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sigourney Weaver due out next year.

Source (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=796&e=1&u=/eo/20041227/en_celeb_eo/15595)

Ghostof
12-27-2004, 03:15 PM
Sounds like an oxymoron to me

Thig Lyfe
12-27-2004, 03:42 PM
Wuss.

Rausch
12-27-2004, 03:59 PM
I soured on him a good while ago...

KC Jones
12-27-2004, 04:10 PM
I'm pretty sure Thomas Jefferson actually wrote that.

BigRedChief
12-27-2004, 05:21 PM
I like George Carlin. One of the best stand up comedians ever. Period! End of story. Que the conductor

mcan
12-27-2004, 05:29 PM
Very few are as funny as that guy... Good luck in rehab and great job noticing that you had a problem and being self motivated enough to not let it ruin you first... :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
12-27-2004, 05:48 PM
I predict he'll quit rehab.... :hmmm:

wazu
12-27-2004, 06:48 PM
At least it's not an eating disorder.

FloridaChief
12-27-2004, 06:51 PM
George Carlin = quitter

Wuss.

I soured on him a good while ago...

I predict he'll quit rehab....


:shake:

The absolute nadir of four-and-a-half years of ChiefsPlanet. Have you people eaten shit and died lately?


Because maybe you should....










....you f*cking shit-eaters.

Thig Lyfe
12-27-2004, 06:52 PM
George Carlin is a genius. I hope he recovers soon.

Frazod
12-27-2004, 08:14 PM
What a crock. If he wants to quit, he should just quit. He's probably avoiding some undisclosed blast of shit from somewhere by coming public with it. I don't buy into it for a second. And why announce it to the world? That's just dumb.

I've known lots of people who were addicted to various things who went to rehab (either voluntarily or non-voluntarily). All of them went right back to their vice/vices of choice as soon as they got out. I always found my druggie friends' "when I was in rehab" stories highly entertaining when we were sitting around doing coke. :D

You quit when YOU are ready to quit. Not before.

Bowser
12-27-2004, 09:19 PM
WTF is a nadir?

Fairplay
12-27-2004, 09:22 PM
WTF is a nadir?



Main Entry: na·dir
Pronunciation: 'nA-"dir, 'nA-d&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic nazIr opposite
1 : the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer
2 : the lowest point



I presume the lowest point is what he is refering to.

Bowser
12-27-2004, 09:24 PM
Main Entry: na·dir
Pronunciation: 'nA-"dir, 'nA-d&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Arabic nazIr opposite
1 : the point of the celestial sphere that is directly opposite the zenith and vertically downward from the observer
2 : the lowest point



I presume the lowest point is what he is refering to.

Damned fine work! And if anyone would now about lowest point, FC is your man!

:D

Skip Towne
12-27-2004, 09:27 PM
WTF is a nadir?
You damn kids today don't know nothing.

Frazod
12-27-2004, 09:31 PM
Main Entry: na·dir
Pronunciation: 'nA-"dir, 'nA-d&r

And remember, the redneck pronunciation is NAAAAAAAAY-deerrrr. :p

Inspector
12-27-2004, 09:34 PM
See my beard?
Aint it weird?
Don't be skeared.
It's just a beard.

BigOlChiefsfan
12-27-2004, 09:54 PM
Sounds like an oxymoron to me

More like an 'Oxycontin moron'. Good luck to him, sez I. Be excellent to each other.

Mr. Kotter
12-28-2004, 12:18 AM
:shake:

The absolute nadir of four-and-a-half years of ChiefsPlanet. Have you people eaten shit and died lately?


Because maybe you should....










....you f*cking shit-eaters.

No Ice Water for Eric tonight, I see....broke out the absynthe? eh? :p

ENDelt260
12-28-2004, 02:18 PM
The absolute nadir of four-and-a-half years of ChiefsPlanet.

Bah. Hardly.

You mean to tell me you've never tossed out the phrase, "Rehab is for quitters."? Hell, it was quite commonly heard when I was in college.

BigRedChief
12-29-2004, 09:20 AM
His HBO specials are the best. Saw him live once at the Ameristar Casino and it was the hardest I've ever laughed. It was a good thing thing that I had on my depends.

Skip Towne
12-29-2004, 09:30 AM
:shake:

The absolute nadir of four-and-a-half years of ChiefsPlanet. Have you people eaten shit and died lately?


Because maybe you should....










....you f*cking shit-eaters.
Have you gone and f*cked yourself lately?