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George Carlin on Golf

June 24, 2008

__*Is it true that cannibals don't eat comedians because they taste funny? *George Carlin


We'll miss George Carlin, a very funny many, but when he passed on Sunday someone mentioned [his rant on golf ](
)("a boring game played by boring people") which we found to be angry, unleavened and not very funny. It got us to thinking about comedians who have done golf well and Robin Williams and Chris Rock sprung to mind. (If you're turned off by profanity, you might want to skip Williams, though it's hilarious.) I'm sure you can think of others who have done it well. Please suggest them. For example, hasn't Billy Connolly, a Scot, ever taken off on golf? I couldn't find it.

Meanwhile, you'll be happy to know that in the old country there is a Comedians Golf Society and that if you'd like a golf-savvy comedian for your member-guest, there is a company which will supply him. So you've got that going for you, which is nice.

--Bob Carney