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George Carlin: 1937-2008


Last Edited: June 23, 2008, 1:29 am

On America - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI5EY5kqiBU

On Religion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

Entry #117


Comment by pacattack05 - June 23, 2008, 1:52 am
OMG....when? I got home around midnight....Didn't hear...

Man I can't believe this. He was the best comedian of all time to me. WOW!!!

This is so sereal.
ToadSchmodeComment by ToadSchmode - June 23, 2008, 2:11 am
Your right pac! He was one of the best. Got a lot of laughs out of him for many a years.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - June 23, 2008, 2:30 am
This is so sad. He was indeed a great comedian.
Comment by jim695 - June 23, 2008, 12:32 pm
George Carlin lived his life exactly as he chose to live it. He made us laugh by giving a voice to that part of ourselves we always keep in check in the name of "civility." He told us how being politically correct actually goes against our nature as human beings, and he stripped away the facade of American morality our politicians presented to us with such care.

    Rather than mourn Mr. Carlin's passing, I prefer instead to celebrate his life and the contributions he made to three generations of people who truly needed a reason to laugh. He will be missed, but his innovative comedy will continue to keep us in good spirits for generations to come.

    I believe we were fortunate to have Mr. Carlin as long as we did. Too often, brilliant careers are cut tragically short, and we lose our best and brightest stars before they have a chance to really shine. John Belushi, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, John Lennon, Princess Diana and others ... every now and then we find someone the world truly needs, and we feel good just knowing these people are among us, doing what they do best. Then, when we feel safe and content, when we're looking forward to their next performance or appearance, we pick up our morning paper and learn that the star we set our gaze upon has fallen from the sky to glitter no more. We might cut the announcement out of the paper and save it for reasons we can't explain at the time, but it makes us feel closer to that person somehow because they were a part of our lives.

   I don't know if Mr. Carlin knew when his time had come but, if he did, I'm sure he made a joke about it. Even back in the seventies, when he was at his most controversial, he never took himself, or anyone else, seriously. He joked about his arrests, his heart attack and his bypass surgery. Whenever something "bad" happened to him, he found a way to turn it into a joke so that WE would have something else to laugh about.

    I'd like to close this eulogy by listing the original "Seven Words You Can't Say On Television." However, out of respect for time*treat and her blog, I won't list them here. Instead, I'll encourage anyone who wants to know what those words are to buy the record. I promise you won't be sorry - it's hilarious.     

    I guess all that's left to say is ... Thanks for everything, George ... See ya when I get there.

Comment by pacattack05 - June 23, 2008, 10:22 pm
Jim695, I couldn't have said it any better. Thanx for the insightful and kind remarks to my favorite comedian of all time.

Archie Bunker was the second best.

Now I have to live with crap like "who hates Raymond", and "enemies"....I mean friends. Those shows suck crap wad.
justxploringComment by justxploring - June 24, 2008, 1:05 am
I don't know how I missed this blog. I posted about George Carlin after you did. My mind was racing with all of the memories. On my blog I mentioned "bleen" which I wish I could bet in his honor. I remember how I cracked up when he announced that "The Nobel Prize in mathematics was awarded to a California professor who has discovered a new number! The number is bleen, which he claims belongs between 6 and 7."   

Anyway, I'm glad to see there were responses here because he was brilliant.

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