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Boston Herald signs up Mike Barnicle

BOSTON, March 8 (UPI) -- The Boston Herald has hired controversial columnist Mike Barnicle, whose stormy departure from the Boston Globe riveted its New England readership.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2003 with 233 to follow.
By United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new in the world of home video...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Harmonica virtuoso Kim Wilson was one of the key figures in the gala blues tribute at Radio City Music Hall last Friday, but he almost wasn't able to do the show because of a previous commitment to play on The Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise through the
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

GIBSON TO REVISIT 'MAD MAX'
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Video of the Week: 'Bad Company'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- "Bad Company," a Jerry Bruckheimer action thriller that took in $30 million last summer despite a $70 million budget, is out Tuesday on DVD ($29.99 list) and VH
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Gizmorama: Life in the Tech Age

Today's discussion is about that junk in your ears. Earwax. Something we all carry to one degree or another, except nobody wants to talk about it.
WES STEWART, United Press International

Gizmorama: Life in the Tech Age

Nowadays, there are a thousand different tunes with which you can personalize your cellular experience. Nokia even has a tone composer software that, with the aid of several NASA scientists or a seventh grader with PC experience, allows you to program ori
WES STEWART, United Press International

Film of the Week: 'Bad Company'

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- "Bad Company" is a Jerry Bruckheimer action thriller starring the brilliant stand-up comic Chris Rock. He plays dual roles as high-IQ identical twins separated
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The Almanac

The UPI alamanac for Sunday, May 12, 2002. Today is Mother's Day.
By United Press International

VideoView -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

What's new on the home video scene...
JACK E. WILKINSON, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz news

'SURVIVOR: THAILAND' It's official -- the fifth installment of CBS's highly successful "Survivor" series will take place on an island in Thailand.
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

HONORS FOR GEORGE CARLIN
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Keys, 'O Brother' dominate Grammys

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The 44th Annual Grammy Awards turned out to be a big night Wednesday for the neo-soul of Alicia Keys and the old-time sound of bluegrass as Keys and the soundtr
PAT NASON, UPI Entertainment Reporter

Winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented Wednesday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in ceremonies televised by CBS.
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George Carlin
SLP2001050804 - 08 MAY 2001 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: Comedian George Carlin waves from the back of a limosine as he leaves a book signing in Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, May 8, 2001. Carlin is on a 12 city, 12 day tour for his new book, "Napalm and Silly Putty." rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, actor and author, who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects. Carlin and his "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine were central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation, in which a narrow 5–4 decision by the justices affirmed the government's power to regulate indecent material on the public airwaves.

The first of his fourteen stand-up comedy specials for HBO was filmed in 1977. In the 1990s and 2000s, Carlin's routines focused on socio-cultural criticism of modern American society. He often commented on contemporary political issues in the United States and satirized the excesses of American culture. His final HBO special, It's Bad for Ya, was filmed less than four months before his death.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "George Carlin."
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