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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

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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

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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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hollywood theatre

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Episode 5, Season 1 of Portlandia features the location of the Hollywood Theatre, a historic nonprofit theatre in Portland. In the sketch, Gus Van Sant is moderating a discussion after a screening of the Warnicker Bros. new film at the Blunderbuss festival. Franny Walker (played by Selma Blair) is the principal of the ground-breaking film.

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satyricon

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In Episode 5, Season 1 of Portlandia, "Sparkle Pony" (Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists) tries to con her way into the venue to do a sound check.

"Why you ask me so many questions? I can't let you in."

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