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February 23, 2012 11:08 AM   Subscribe

RIP Frank Carson, an Irish comedian of the old school.
posted by fearfulsymmetry (21 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Fella walked into a pub, no eating your own food in here, two Irishmen, so they swapped sandwiches."

Irish bar jokes. Gotta love 'em.

A conservative, a moderate, and a liberal walk into a bar. The bartender says "What'ya have Mitt?"
posted by three blind mice at 11:11 AM on February 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I just mentioned my grandfather's love of the old Irish comedians on MeFi earlier today, and while I don't remember Frank Carson's name, his catchphrase -- " "It's the way I tell 'em" -- sure sounds familiar. So, on behalf of one who went before ya, Frank:

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posted by Rock Steady at 11:21 AM on February 23, 2012


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posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics at 11:26 AM on February 23, 2012


That guy is hilarious. Somehow.
posted by DU at 11:29 AM on February 23, 2012


It's a cracker.
posted by knapah at 11:37 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


Northern Irish. There's a difference. /pedantry

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He was a funny guy, for sure.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:41 AM on February 23, 2012


Being Northern Irish doesn't preclude being Irish, at least from my (Northern) Irish perspective.
posted by knapah at 11:47 AM on February 23, 2012


Meant to add a /pedantry tag myself.
posted by knapah at 11:48 AM on February 23, 2012


Well indeed, but I've met plenty of Northern Irish folk who have bridled at being described as Irish. Anyway, don't want to start a derail.
posted by Happy Dave at 11:49 AM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


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posted by carter at 12:00 PM on February 23, 2012


Wasn't familiar with him, but read all three linked obits and he seemed pretty funny...liked that one about filing down a 50-cent piece.

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posted by mreleganza at 12:15 PM on February 23, 2012


Carson was also a veteran of the Parachute Regiment and took part in the airborne invasion of Egypt back in the 50's. He has/had some stories to tell about that.
posted by fingerbang at 1:03 PM on February 23, 2012


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posted by NailsTheCat at 1:07 PM on February 23, 2012


Aye. Another old comedian karks it, another reminder of my own mortality.
posted by Jofus at 1:08 PM on February 23, 2012


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posted by paperpete at 1:09 PM on February 23, 2012


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posted by plep at 1:31 PM on February 23, 2012


He loved golf. I've heard stories that he'd continually tell jokes to his companions...for the whole 18 holes.
posted by Homemade Interossiter at 1:36 PM on February 23, 2012


I upset a few people today when I let them know Frank Carson was dead. Maybe it was the way I told 'em...
posted by ironjelly at 1:52 PM on February 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


I hear he has a favourite campanologist group lined up for his funeral. It was the way they tolled 'em.

I'll get me coat.
posted by Decani at 2:40 PM on February 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


What's black and furry and hangs from the ceiling?

An Irish electrician.

RIP Frank.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:10 PM on February 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I actually welled up when I heard this.
posted by Damienmce at 7:21 PM on February 23, 2012


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