40 Years of Isolation: Faustino’s Patagonian Retreat (Full Version: Playlist)

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Since 1965, Faustino Barrientos has lived alone on the shores of lake O’Higgins’ in a house built from the remains of a shipwrecked fishing vessel. He’s a pastoralist, living mostly off the land and his livestock, with few modern amenities. His nearest neighbors are in Villa O’Higgins, a small community of several hundred people, 25 miles away, accessible only by a two-day horseback ride through rugged mountain animal paths. Every few years, Faustino makes this ride to sell his cattle in town.

Currently 81 years old, Faustino is reaching the end of his life, and his self-imposed isolation is being encroached upon by the forces of government, economy, and tourism. In December 2011, VICE went to document his lifestyle and speak with him about the changing face of Patagonia and the gaucho lifestyle.

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George Carlin – On Location At USC (Full Version)

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“On Location: George Carlin at USC” is Irish-American comedian George Carlin’s first ever HBO special, recorded during the Summer of 1977 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

This unique taping lasted 85 minutes, and, at age 40, marked a new era in Carlin’s career. He explained to the audience that before this special came about, that he never did a show for home consumption or reproduction. To date he has recorded 12 shows for HBO, and is soon to record a 13th – 30 years after his first.

In the process of planning this broadcast, the word spread quickly, and so much so that it resulted in a serious legal hearing at the Federal Communications Commission. Due to the controversy, Carlin sticks with more user-friendly material.

However, a federal court of appeals ruled in Carlin’s favor and allowed him his right to free speech. This was mentioned during the opening of the program by Newsweek columnist and 60 Minutes reporter Shana Alexander (1925-2005), which explained that it is the kind of entertainment that was rarely seen or heard on cable or network television at the time.

Program 1. Intro & Warning (1:40)
2. Program Open (:36)
3. Interview on inspirations and censorship (2:22)
4. Taking The Stage (10:27)
5. Shopping (7:52)
6. Walking (3:59)
7. Dogs & Cats (9:27)
8. Old Folks & Kids (8:00)
9. Food (3:30)
10. The News (3:20)
11. Brand Names (2:44)
12. Perversion of Language (7:07)
13. Forbidden Words (22:24)
14. Closing Credits (1:47)

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