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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

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22.06.2022

Tuesday with George

Hard to believe it was fourteen years ago when we got the news that Philosopher of Comedy George Carlin had died too young at 71. Seems appropriate to remember him with some of his brain droppings…

"Remember, kids, Mr. Policeman is your friend. Always cooperate with him. Mr. Policeman wants to help you, so you must help Mr. Policeman. Don't forget, if you refuse to cooperate, Mr. Policeman will beat you to death. Especially if you're not white."

“Hansel and Gretel discovered the ginger bread house about 45 minutes after they discovered the mushrooms."

"Unbelievably, a goldfish can kill a gorilla. However, it does require a substantial element of surprise."

Continued...

"Children's Hospital in New York is quite an amazing place. On a recent visit, I saw two seven-year-olds performing a kidney transplant."

"They always say the vice president is just a heartbeat away from the presidency. Don’t they mean the lack of a heartbeat?"

“People who see life as anything other than pure entertainment are missing the point.”

There's a message window that comes up on my computer screen whenever I type a command the computer doesn’t like. It says, "Fuck you, I don’t do that."

“When it comes to God's existence, I'm not an atheist and I'm not an agnostic. I'm an acrostic. I'm puzzled by the whole thing.”

"Stick around. China's gonna win it all."

And if you have time, sit back for ten minutes and appreciate the sheer preparation and practice required to pull off his legendary (and NSFW) set about those 7 famous words. Like a vuvuzela to the ears of the Puritan.

And now, our feature presentation…

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Cheers and Jeers for Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Note: Whoever replaced my entrenched narrative with fresh perspective has 24 hours to switch it back or I'm calling the proper authorities.

By the Numbers:

Days 'til autumn: 90

Days 'til Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts in Providence, RI: 3

Weeks 'til the expected re-opening of Yosemite National Park after the flooding there: 2

Acres of land in the U.S. that have burned due to wildfires so far this year: 3 million

Percent chance that the Maine oyster catch set an all-time record last year, worth $10 million versus just $1.3 million in 2011: 100%

Number of hikers who died Sunday in New Hampshire near Mount Washington amid snow and 80 mph winds: 1

Final bid to have the last "charity lunch" with Warren Buffett via eBay auction: $19 million

Mid-week Rapture Index: 188 (including 5 gogs and........

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