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George Carlin Has Died

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 01:48 AM
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George Carlin... man he was the greatest.. a true genius .
and he was so fast in his delivery , his intelligence was astounding..

he tried his best to wake up the sheeple.

HEAR THAT SHEEPLE?? if your out there.......

and... he made me laugh my head off....
Common sense ....... brilliance ..
will miss you George....




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 01:50 AM
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This is a sad day



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 02:09 AM
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Good Bye to one of the best comedians EVER .

He had the guts the say what he saw and felt was wrong with human nature and what was wrong with this nation . And make us laugh and think OMG he made people think heaven forbid .

In my eyes he is the last of the great patriots he exercised all of his rights to the fullest . He opened your mind as he made you laugh . His political commentary, activism was artfully blended with outrageous humor He was one in 10 million or 1 in a billion .

The other side needed a weather forecaster the Hippy dippy weatherman is on his way .

At least he wont see how far down this slope we slide .

George you brought great humor and critical thinking to the thoughts of any one who watched you we will all miss you .

I will always be grateful for all the laughs you have given this world .

He needs a 21 gun salute .



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by SystemiK
reply to post by Majal
 


I'm a bit disappointed to see you edited your original post to include the 'CIA' angle.

He died of natural causes, nothing more. If what you suggested were true, many MANY people who are still alive would have preceded him.


Those particular comments were in my comments section from the very beginning. I actually edited the post to format it a bit better and to add another news link. In one of my more recent posts, I noted that I felt that this would happen a week or so ago. The circumstances of Tim Russert's death--which, again, is more likely to be by natural causes--kind of piqued my interest and forced me to think about who could potentially be deemed a "threat" by the CIA.

I'm not suggesting that it was definitely a hit, as I said in the post that you are referring to. I'm simply saying that we cannot and should not rule it out simply because it's MORE likely that it was natural causes. Carlin himself would be disappointed, as he knew full well what the government could be capable of during times of war, when they were being questioned and berated.

With that said, the more important thing to focus on here is the legacy that George Carlin has left behind. Very few entertainers will be missed more than him, and I can barely imagine a world without his biting humor and political and religious commentary.

[edit on 23-6-2008 by Majal]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 02:45 AM
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This is probably the single hardest this I've ever had to write... when ever i needed a laugh and to put things in prospective i watched george. No one, and i mean no one, could challenge what people preceived of our country and really make them think about what was really going on.

What i can't understand is why he had to leave us before he had a chance to give us his opinion on the future president. be it obama or mccain. he would have a field day with either.

This is one of the few things in the past decade that has made me sad.

R.I.P. George Carlin. You will always be an important part of this country's formation over the past 71 years. You're witty remarks and challenging statements will forever be part of our lives.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 02:57 AM
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Rest in Peace George. Truly a sad loss but it is no time to morn over his death but rejoyce over his fulfilling life and all the lessons he has taught us. A great man. An excellent American.

[edit on 23-6-2008 by caballero]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:24 AM
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R.I.P. George

Sad to see him go.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:02 AM
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Well the geezer sure will have his answers to after life by now.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:05 AM
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Wanted to post here since I double threaded you!


I am so sad to see our greatest commentators die off. It's been a sad week, and I am wondering who the third will be.
Rest in peace George.

P.S. He wouldn't have minded my speculation.


(my guess will be a musical one. Bob Dylan?)



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:40 AM
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I feel as if a member of my family or a close friend has died. I don't usually react this strongly to a person's death that I have admired. I just keep remembering so many times when he's made me laugh...made me think...I'm overwhelmed...


I Just Want to Say to George:

Even though I know you'd have wisecracked on it, I hope they show lots of your stuff all over the TV and in all the papers lasting interminably until people get sick of it...you were the absolute best!

I loved you, George......*with tears in her eyes, she stands and starts clapping*



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:50 AM
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I was taken by the surprise of his death this morning, to think that until last week he was still performing in stage.

He was 71 and had hart problems, I had not clue he was that old, because he was so full of energy and full of life on stage.

He is now with other great comedians of our time that already had passed away and are making jokes and laughing in the after life.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by SonicInfinity


George Carlin was a good man,


A Good man, no, not by any means. I have to honestly say, I will by no means miss this man's sarcastic, foul mouth.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:12 AM
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FibroKat really wanted to make a post here in response to jdposey, but I wouldn't allow her to do so (I'm her daughter).

She is sitting in the desk chair with tape over her mouth and around her arms to restrain her....she really, really wanted to respond to that post!

In keeping with the topic, I will say that I really liked him when he was on Shining Time Station as the Conductor. He seemed nice.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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I just heard about it. A sad day indeed. He was the first comedian I ever watched. RIP George.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:29 AM
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I almost can't believe he's gone, after his HBO special this year I thought for sure he'd continue on for another ten or twenty years but alas... Only Carlin could combine his philosophy and social satire with dirty gross out humor in a way that they fit seamlessly together, one of the comedy gods has ascended back to heaven, RIP George...



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:50 AM
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Carlin was funny forty-five years ago.

He had enormous talent, but he used that talent to subvert America and poison young minds.

Eventually, he turned into a garden variety paranoiac with a microphone and a fat pocketbook, while he continued to rail against the rich.

A rich old man with a potty mouth criticizing the rich. Now, that's irony.

In fact, irony was Carlin's stock and trade and the profanity was just an adjunct to emphasize the irony.

Then, somewhere along the way, his act turned into a profane Marxist diatribe.

There's an album out there somewhere, at least I hope it still is, of Carlin's work when he wore a suit and slicked back hair and no one had ever heard of him.

Carlin was ten times more funny doing clean humor than he ever was repeating seven dirty words and spouting Marxist ideology.

For those who think the CIA killed Carlin, consider his long history of drug abuse and heart disease.

I think this sums up Carlin's fundamental character.


Carlin was born on May 12, 1937, and grew up in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, raised by a single mother. After dropping out of high school in the ninth grade, he joined the Air Force in 1954. He received three court-martials [sic] and numerous disciplinary punishments, according to his official Web site.

While in the Air Force he started working as an off-base disc jockey at a radio station in Shreveport, La., and after receiving a general discharge in 1957, took an announcing job at WEZE in Boston.

"Fired after three months for driving mobile news van to New York to buy pot," his Web site says.

ap.google.com...


I mourn the loss of George Carlin, but I've been mourning the loss of "Al Sleet, the hippy dippy weatherman" and the "Indian sergeant" for several decades now.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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Even with the knowledge that this day was comming

It never softened the blow


We'll miss you George.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:09 AM
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George Carlin wouldnt like this!

MODS: THIS thread was created 2 miutes after mine- yet mine gets closed because there are too many of these. This was also under Breaking News, which i always thought we could have 2.

So its pick and chose now without any fairness at all. :shk:
MINE was under other current events.

____________________________________________

Whatever.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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He will definitely be missed. He was one of the greatest comedians of all time. I think he would get a kick out of everyone saying RIP, what does that mean , is he really resting up there?



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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A sad day indeed. I will deeply mourn the passing of one of the greatest philosophers of our time. The news of his death hit me hard this morning. I have, quite literally, been listening to George Carlin for my entire life. I somehow expected that he would live forever. There is not another single person who has so greatly influenced the ways in which I view the world. Now he is gone, and there is a hole in the world where a great man once stood. Good bye George. You will be missed.

At the risk of being penalized, I leave you all with some particularly appropriate words of wisdom from George that I think he would want us all to remember: "It's all bull# and it's bad for you."



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