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George Carlin Dead At 71

Comedian George Carlin, 71, died of heart failure Sunday evening at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica according to a spokesperson. Carlin, who mined comedy from the absurdity of words and fighting censorship, had a history of heart problems. Rather than eulogize him extensively, let's remember him via a couple of his classic routines.

Baseball vs. Football


The Seven Words That Can Never Be Said on Television


The New York Times has a fairly complete summary of his career.


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George Carlin was undeni... (Below threshold)
irongrampa:

George Carlin was undeniably funny before he became a bitter old man.

Amen Grampa.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Amen Grampa.

I agree. I haven't found hi... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

I agree. I haven't found him funny for some years now. Just miserable. I don't know what transitioned him, but he seemed very unhappy. ww

I think he was a true 60's ... (Below threshold)

I think he was a true 60's utopian dreamer who never got over his Catholic upbringing or the fact that the 60's leftism did not create paradise.
Having said that he was a genuis and I sure loved him in the Kevin Smith movies.

His WINO Radio weatherman w... (Below threshold)

His WINO Radio weatherman was one of the funniest routines I have ever herad. Still makes me laugh.

Well, shit.Also, p... (Below threshold)

Well, shit.

Also, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.

J.

I am more than a little ash... (Below threshold)
Linoge Author Profile Page:

I am more than a little ashamed to admit this, but I had never seen the Seven Words skit before.

Thank you.

I don't get it... why was i... (Below threshold)
ijosha:

I don't get it... why was it O.K. for Jay Tea to state his regret at the passing of GC that way but not O.K. for me?

The highlight of his career... (Below threshold)
Jeff Blogworthy:

The highlight of his career was his stint as conductor on Thomas the Tank Engine.

I dunno about your comment,... (Below threshold)

I dunno about your comment, ijosha, because I never saw it. But if you were to pin me down, I'd say "RHIP."

J.

George Carlin is proof that... (Below threshold)
Roman Klepczarek:

George Carlin is proof that there is a God!
If there was no God, then sad, miserable, people would suffer on earth forever. God put George out of his misery. Thank God! George is dead, and his hatred for man and God cannot be preached by him any longer.




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