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charles schulz boyhood home

from charles schulz, peanuts posted in comic books by corporate_sunshine

Charles M. Schulz, cartoonist and creator of the popular Peanuts strip, grew up in this home.

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the orleans hotel and casino

from george carlin posted in television by corporate_sunshine

Located about a mile off the strip, The Orleans is considered a locals casino in the city of sin.

George Carlin gave his last stand-up performance there on June 6, 2008. He died on June 22 at the age of 71.

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corpus christi school

from george carlin posted in television by corporate_sunshine

Located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, the Corpus Chrisit School is a Catholic elementary school of the adjacent Corpus Christi Church.

Outspoken comedian George Carlin attended the school as a youth. Although he later mocked organized religion (and Catholicism in particular) in his act, Carlin remembered the school as an open-minded and positive learning experience.

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hotel westminster

from mitch hedberg posted in television by corporate_sunshine

After performing for six nights at Carolines, comedian Mitch Hedberg and his wife began staying at hotels in the NYC area.

On Tuesday, March 29, 2005, the couple checked into the Westminster in Livingston, NJ. Hedberg died the following evening from multiple toxicity drug overdose. He was 37 years old.

Taking a cue from Steven Wright, Hedberg's comedy style consisted of offbeat non-sequitors and staccato ramblings. Hear his work here.

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the terrarium

from the jayhawks, golden smog posted in music by corporate_sunshine

This recording studio in the Northeast neighborhood of Minneapolis has recorded several local and national acts for the past twenty years.

The Jayhawks did Mockingbird Time here, and the off-shoot super-group Golden Smog recorded portions of Weird Tales here.

Local punk legends Dillinger Four (Civil War) and The Soviettes (LP II and LP III) put down tracks here, as well as diverse artists like The Okee Dokee Brothers, Nashville Pussy, and Beck.

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