Note from the submitters: 1/2/18. It has come to my knowledge that this article, usually credited to George Carlin, was most likely written by someone else and extensively disseminated and attributed to him. I do not know Mr. Carlin or his views on life, love, or anything else, but I believe it is important for people to know his words were used without permission or credit.
He was a great American who will be missed.
– Anthony Bourdain (1968 - 2018)
No one could articulate the complex emotions of the modern individual better than George Carlin. From an early age, he showed a unique gift for comedy and carried this passion throughout his career. He died yesterday morning after suffering a heart attack while working on set in New York City.
Carlin had a number of popular albums and films based on his stand-up performances so we will be enjoying some of his best material soon. For now, here are 10 things you should know about George Carlin.
1. He got his start at a young age when he created a comedy club in his hometown of Long Beach, California.
2. He was a prolific writer who produced more than 200 jokesters years old.
Lowell, James Russell born February 2, Lowell released Conversations on Some of the Old Poets in 1845, a compilation of analytical essays that featured anti-slavery arguments. He produced roughly 50 antislavery essays for journals between 1845 and 1850. His book contained introductions by Henry David Thoreau and William Ellery Channing and was widely praised for its literary style. It is considered one of the first critical studies of English poetry.
Lowell died at the age of 44 in Boston due to tuberculosis. His body was returned to Massachusetts for burial in Pine Grove Cemetery in Hampden County.
His work focuses on literature, especially poetry, but also includes essays on music, artists, and other topics.
One of his most famous essays, "The Present State of Letters", published in the National Magazine in 1844, argued that the popular culture of his time had reduced the seriousness of literature and called for better education in writing to restore its value. This argument would become central to the debate over public education in America for many years to come.
Another important essay by Lowell is "On Translating Homer". In this article, he calls for greater accuracy in translations of ancient Greek texts into English. He also discusses the differences between poetic translation and prose translation.
Thomas Paine, a radical pamphleteer whose tremendously famous essay "Common Sense" was originally published in January 1776, pushed for a republic, or a state without a ruler. His ideas about no monarchy nor aristocracy and just laws prevailed and today we call this type of government a democracy.
Paine is considered by many to be the father of political journalism because he used plain language to explain complex issues that people could understand. He also focused on giving Americans confidence in their ability to govern themselves after years of being owned by Britain.
During the French and Indian War, Paine wrote several pieces of propaganda writing for the British government. The first one that made him famous was "The Crisis: A Speech to the People of America," which was published in January 1775. In it, he argued that the only way Americans could win their freedom from Britain was by fighting a war against them. Otherwise, they would never be able to break away from the control of the Crown.
After the war ended in 1763, Paine moved to New York where he worked as a journalist for the Pennsylvania Chronicle. There, he became known for his opinions written under the name "The American". These articles were so popular that they inspired others to write like him, thus creating the first political journalism in America.
Twain, Mark "Write what you know," said Mark Twain.
This is one of those quotes that gets attributed to a lot of people. Mark Twain is the most likely candidate because he said it, but there are other people who have also claimed this achievement for themselves.
If you write what you know, you're not going to be able to cover all aspects of life in your writing, but you will be able to cover more topics than if you wrote about something you didn't understand fully. Writing about things that you experience firsthand allows you to include specific details that can only be known by someone who has been through these things yourself. For example, when I write about science labs or math classes, I can describe how experiments work and which lab tools are needed for certain procedures. I've used this knowledge to create lab scenes in my novels that give readers a realistic idea of what it's like to be in a science class full of students working on different projects.
There are times when you should definitely avoid writing about things that you don't know anything about. If you try to explain how electricity works or discuss different types of cancer with certainty, you're going to come off as ignorant and arrogant.