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  Carnac - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carnac is a village and commune beside the Gulf of Morbihan on the south coast of Brittany (47°34′N 3°4′W) and part of the Morbihan département of northwestern France.
Carnac is famous as the site of more than 3,000 prehistoric standing stones.
The Carnac stones were erected during the Neolithic period which lasted from around 4500 BC until 2000 BC.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carnac   (370 words)

 Niagara Falls Reporter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carnac will call upon his amazing powers of clairvoyance to provide answers to each question before the envelopes are opened.
Carnac smiles to himself as he places the next envelope.
Carnac is down to the last few envelopes.
www.niagarafallsreporter.com /croisdale72.html   (547 words)

 Schtick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Blues Brothers, the dark-suited alter egos of Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, began as a schtick and grew into a record and two movies.
Johnny Carson's many schticks include his role as "Carnac the Magnificent", an Indian fortune teller who could give divine answers to questions sealed in envelopes and kept in a mayonnaise jar on the front porch of Funk and Wagnalls "since noon today".
His signature imaginary golf swing at the end of his monologue would also qualify.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Schtick   (569 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carnac: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your arpits.
Carnac: What is the sound of sheep exploding.
More Carnac jokes from the Johnny Carson show can be found here and here.
www.ozbricks.com /bricktales/misc/town/people/people03.html   (33 words)

 C84a   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In the years that Johnny Carson hosted the tonight show, one of the most popular segments was Carnac the Magnificent.
Carnac would ask for an envelope that contained a question.
Carnac would hold the envelope to his temple and spout out the answer.
www.racingnews.org /c84a.htm   (137 words)

 Star Beacon Daily Sports Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In case you are not aware of how it works (of course, I know you get it), I give Carnac the answer, and magically he divines the question.
CARNAC: "In what condition was Rafael Furcal when a cop stopped his car for weaving from lane to lane "
CARNAC: "What is turkey and bacon with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on white, or turkey and ham with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on wheat "
www.starbeacon.com /?MC=SPORTS&NID=3&AID=7743   (436 words)

 IGN: Comics in Context #56: Mind Over Meta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
(Carnac's name was surely a combination of Johnny's surname with the name of the ancient Egyptian city Karnak.
In this routine, Carnac would ask for silence from the audience, and then announcer Ed McMahon would hand him sealed envelopes containing questions.
Putting each envelope to his brow, Carnac would announce the answer, and then open the envelope and read the incongruously humorous question.
comics.ign.com /articles/595/595632p1.html   (489 words)

 Husker Dan -- HuskerPedia
Carnac enters wearing a robe and turban, trips on the steps and crashes into his desk.
CARNAC: (After he collecting himself, he looks at the audience and says) May a sick camel leave a deposit in your yogurt.
Carnac The Magnificent, with his mystic and sometime borderline powers will tell us the answers BEFORE he reads the questions!!
www.huskerpedia.com /huskerdan/20031105dan.html   (439 words)

 Print Version - View from the Market: Carnac Sees All | Business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics editorial ...
I am sure that all of you over the age of 25 or so remember the great, the all- knowing, the omniscient seer, Carnac the Magnificent, who appeared from time to time on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
You probably thought that Carnac disappeared into thin air when the show was canceled.
Although I, Carnac the Magnificent, know (of course) which ones will succeed, the answer will not be forthcoming until my next incarnation.
www.dmreview.com /editorial/dmreview/print_action.cfm?articleId=307   (545 words)

of the east and former manicurist to Howard Hughes, Carnac the Magnificent...
CARNAC: May a weird doctor join you at the hump of a camel.
CARNAC: May a swarm of gay chiggers open a disco on your grandfather.
www.nightscribe.com /Politics/carnacquotes.htm   (2642 words)

 The Best of Carnac the Magnificent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carnac the Magnificent was one of the highlights of the Johnny Carson Show.
In the ongoing sketch, Carnac would draw a sealed envelope from a mayonnaise jar, and hold it to his forehead.
He would then answer the question sealed inside the envelope.
www.joke-archives.com /oddsends/carnac.html   (336 words)

 Blueberry Pie: Carnac
Name the master of late-night TV, the inspiration for staying up late as a kid and watching TV when I wasn't supposed to, and the king that was Carnac.
As a side note, you can read about the death of a master here or here.
Carnac The Magnificent, Part II Answer: A guy who hasn't gotten any, fireworks, and a car in Baghdad.
blueberrypie.typepad.com /blog/carnac   (457 words)

 The Comical: Johnny Carson Obituary
His famous introduction by McMahon, followed by a monologue of short jokes, then his trademark golf swing to launch the rest of the show, helped make Johnny a fixture in many American homes for more than a generation.
After the monologue, he would interview guests and perform in short skits, the most famous of which was "Carnac the Magnificent." Carnac was a psychic who revealed the punchline of a joke before opening a "hermetically sealed envelope" and reading the setup.
Carson would also host many exotic animals and their keepers, making jokes about how the animals looked or behaved, and comically looking overly fearful when the animals surprised him.
www.thecomical.com /features/johnny_carson_obituary.html   (854 words)

 Carnac comes a-calling, tosses discretion aside   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
(Woller also is suspected of writing some of the material.) Carnac magically announces the answers before opening the envelopes and reading the questions.
Kiwanians raised about $65,000 with their annual Pancake Day on Saturday, but before they decide what youth projects to support with the money, they like to have some fun, with club members, media and politicians all up for insults.
Fowler's election loss last year didn't save him from Carnac's barbs, nor did it protect the new mayor and council.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/news/050304/carnac.shtml   (417 words)

 HiDef Message Boards: Dead at 79, Johnny Carson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
JC was the best of the late night hosts...I feel for his family.
The special last night on Jay Leno was a fun tribute to the memory of Johnny Carson.
Besides Carnac The Magnificent there was also Floyd R. Turbot and the Salesman with the buxom blond standing next to him.
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He knew how easy it was to manipulate an audience; and, like Randi, he never allowed himself to be deluded into thinking he was Uri Geller.
Although he did give a platform to harmless, unpretentious nightclub psychics like Kreskin, his real view of the profession can be discerned in one of his finest comic creations, Carnac the Magnificent.
You can read his reviews in "Reel Time" and in "Movies." He can be contacted at slatemovies@slate.com.
www.slate.com /toolbar.aspx?action=read&id=2112604   (1041 words)

 SpursReport.com - A strange feeling I have   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Send a private message to Carnac The Magnificent
Carnac, that is the exact same way I feel.
For some reason, I am taking this loss A LOT better than the other day when DFish pulled a rabbit out of a hat and a shot out of his a$$.
www.spursreport.com /forums/showthread.php?t=7736   (792 words)

 Living - The Cincinnati Post
It was his physical shtick -- his trademark golf swing at the end of every monologue or the trip on stage when he made his entrance as the bumbling Carnac the Magnificent.
• 1964: Carson introduces two of his most popular characters: the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-silly mind reader Carnac the Magnificent and the crabby, wisecracking Aunt Blabby.
But the biggest laugh of the year -- perhaps the biggest one in the history of "The Tonight Show" -- came when singer/actor Ed Ames demonstrated how to throw a tomahawk, only to hit a cardboard dummy in the crotch.
www.cincypost.com /2005/01/24/cchar012405.html   (391 words)

 Northwest Florida Daily News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled it is OK to count votes by divining the intent of the voters.
That reminds me a great deal of Carnac the Magnificent, a character played by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show." Johnny would hold an envelope up to his turban-covered head, give an answer, then open the envelope and read the question.
He was always right because he had helped write the questions.
www.nwfdailynews.com /archive/opinion/001124edit2.html   (594 words)

 VoIP's excellent adventure - Americas Network
If you are old enough to remember Johnny Carson, you're probably familiar with one of his popular alter egos: Carnac the Magnificent.
As Carnac, Carson, peering out from beneath an oversized turban, would "ascertain the answers" to questions that were presumably sealed in a handful of envelopes secured between the sweaty fingers of Ed McMahon.
Most of the jokes were kind of corny, often taking pot shots at celebrities of the day.
www.americasnetwork.com /americasnetwork/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=39558   (754 words)

 deseretnews.com | Johnny Carson dies, 30-year late-night king | Deseret Morning News Web edition
LOS ANGELES — Johnny Carson gave Americans a laugh at the end of the day, started the careers of a generation of young comics, owned the title of late-night TV king — and stayed a droll Midwestern boy.
Johnny Carson is shown in one of his most popular skit roles: "Carnac the Magnificent." He died Sunday at 79.
When Carson left "The Tonight Show" nearly 13 years ago, Bette Midler serenaded him with "One More for My Baby." On his death Sunday at age 79, a chorus of voices praised him as a mentor and American institution.
deseretnews.com /dn/print/1,1442,600106873,00.html   (992 words)

 Johnny Carson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lassally also claimed that Carson had always believed Letterman, not Leno, to be his "rightful successor".
[2] Letterman frequently employs some of Carson's trademark bits on his show, including "Carnac" (with band leader Paul Shaffer as Carnac), "Stump the Band," and the "Week in Review."
At 6:50 AM PST on January 23, 2005, Carson died at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, of respiratory arrest arising from 20 years of emphysema.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Johnny_Carson   (2514 words)

 USATODAY.com - We'll forever be fans of one-of-a-kind Carson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Carson puts on his 'Carnac the Magnificent' hat.
Beyond the monologue, the show was punctuated with comic bits.
Some you remember fondly (Carnac the Magnificent); some you don't (the Mighty Carson Art Players).
www.usatoday.com /life/television/news/2005-01-23-carson-appreciation_x.htm   (938 words)

 Northwest Herald - Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
It was his physical shtick – his trademark golf swing at the end of every monologue or the trip onstage when he made his entrance as the bumbling Carnac the Magnificent.
1964: Carson introduces two of his most popular characters: the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-silly mind reader Carnac the Magnificent; and the crabby, wisecracking Aunt Blabby.
But the biggest laugh of the year came when singer-actor Ed Ames demonstrated how to throw a tomahawk, only to hit a cardboard dummy in the crotch.
www.nwherald.com /print/282454862578757.php   (319 words)

 Don't blame Reid if Eagles fall
We could all use a little Carnac the Magnificent right about now:
Carnac (ripping open envelope, blowing into it and extracting slip of paper with annoyed look): "May John Madden drop his towel and jump into your arms naked."
Carnac (reading slip of paper): "Name a knothead, a pothead and a hothead."
www.azcentral.com /sports/columns/articles/0126p2main0126.html   (633 words)

 Blogcritics.org: At a Loss
Beturbaned telepath Carnac the Magnificent regards the envelope he holds in his hand, rips it open, blows into it, and pulls out a card containing the question to the answer he has divined, the one that titles this piece: How does news of the loss of legendary TV host Johnny Carson leave his fans?
In particular, I loved the hilarious character Carnac; please enjoy some of his funniest questions and answers.
Carson was a past master of the celebrity interview, but my absolute favorite Carson moments were when he was interviewing "civilians," people outside the show business industry who were notable for some rather obscure reason (like the old lady who collected potato chips that resembled famous people.)
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/01/23/140010.php   (1006 words)

 TODAY'S NEWS (washingtonpost.com)
Johnny Carson, who hosted a late-night TV talk show for nearly 30 years, died over the weekend.
Johnny Carson, who performed magic tricks as a kid, above, lit up late-night TV with funny moments that included "Carnac the Magnificent," left.
They included "Carnac the Magnificent," in which he would put on a turban, hold a sealed envelope to his forehead and give an answer to the question inside the envelope.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A33942-2005Jan24.html   (294 words)

 TheStreet.com: Carnac Rides Again: Answers to the Big Qwest Questions
As a pre-emptive offer, to try to wrap this up before it gets any messier.
Carson, as Carnac the Magnificent, answered questions before McMahon asked them.
While Seymour cannot provide investment advice or recommendations, he invites your feedback at jseymour@thestreet.com.
www.thestreet.com /pf/comment/techsavvy/755952.html   (1025 words)

 Notes From A Basketball Junkie » Blog Archive » Just Call Him Carnac The Magnificent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I’ll be perched on a stool at Club 773 on Coney Island Avenue in Flatbush watching.
One Response to “Just Call Him Carnac The Magnificent”
Amazing that only Miami is living up to the hype.
www.hoopsjunkie.net /blog718/index.php/2005/05/15/just-call-him-carnac-the-magnificent   (337 words)

 TV ACRES: Words of Wisdom > Carnac-isms (The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson)
May a love-starved fruit-fly molest your sister's nectarines.
They've been kept since noon today in a mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls' porch.
In his mystical, and borderline way; Carnac will now ascertain the answers having never heard the questions." Carnac then placed the white envelopes to his forehead to sense the answers to the questions within.
www.tvacres.com /words_carnac.htm   (476 words)

 Dollars & Sense: DMRnac the Magnificent
Let us bring in the DM Review (DMR) version of Johnny Carson's original Carnac the Magnificent - DMRnac - who divines the answers to this month's questions before they are even asked.
Yes, even though this material has been sealed in a fat-free mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnall's (or NCR's, or Oracle's) porch since noon today, DMRnac, the one and only, will guess the questions.
Use, duplication, or sale of this service, or data contained herein, is strictly prohibited.
www.dmreview.com /article_sub.cfm?articleId=1033582   (668 words)

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