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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-11-05 04:16 AM
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Well, I've been practicing for 10 years!
The first time I went was on my 40th birthday, 10 years ago. I've been back at least once a year, sometimes twice, ever since then.

When my sister and I saw Carlin, he did this whole riff on school shootings. As you can imagine, it was totally without sympathy. One of the shootings had happened at the school my daughter used to go to (Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon). She was in Seattle by that time, going to school here, but her sister still went there (she was late that day, thank God), and some of the kids who died were her friends. My sisters both work in one of the hospitals where the kids were sent, and it was a nightmare. But the sister who went with me and I are longtime fans of Carlin, and know when you see/hear him, you leave your sensitivities at the door. When he started his riff, we just looked at each other and cracked up, even though, of course, the actual shootings are in no way, shape or form funny. Thick skins are definitely necessary for seeing George Carlin!
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