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George Carlin Has Died

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:55 AM
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One of George's final contributions to us via his comedy was the declaration that all those people in government "Don't care about you, they don't give a damn about you, it's a big club, and you ain't in it!"

Thanks George, you knew it then, and like a real American, you told us. Peace.




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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I hope and I'm sure George does too, that his death will result in all his material being made available and massively promoted online, so that he can finaly reach as many people as humanly possible, at home and abroad.

Hes not just a true American patriot, he was a patriot for all human beings on earth.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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I just found out that he died and I am shocked.

He was supposed to be given the Mark Twain award this autumn.

Don't go George we need you!!!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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An untimely passing...

I had the good fortune of seeing George Carlin live several times, his humor was current and poignant... No rehash of previous material; he always had a sense of the here and now. as for the assertion that this was a "hit," the time to take George out had long passed... He was in the twilight of his career, and his failing health was well documented (one time when I saw him at the MGM in Las Vegas, he still had his arms bandaged from the IV's from the previous night's ER visit). John Stewart and Bill Maher are far more "influential" in terms of political punditry.


George's film appearances were always a hoot... Especially his role as Cardinal Ignatius Glick in Dogma.

I've always felt that Lewis Black was the heir apparent to George's shenanigans.

Stand Up Monkeys, not just for comedy anymore...



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:04 AM
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Good by ole man I really loved you. You were helping awaken our country and were trying to get our old time freedom back...the kind we were intended to have.

R.I.P. my friend.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:09 AM
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This breaks my heart. He was a true genius and will live on forever through the comedy he left us with. RIP and thanks for all you gave.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:18 AM
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I'm happily surprised at the decency many news channels are showing after George's passing. I thought they'd be caught up in some overblown controversy! That's a testament to how far reaching Carlin's comedy really could reach. Maybe now, after some 30 odd years, the debate about profanity in public mediums can go past the stagnant decisions made not too long after Carlin appeared in the supreme court. Who doesn't want to piss instead of tinkle every once in awhile?



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:24 AM
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I used to listen to Class Clown and Firesign Theatre on vinyl all summer long..
I would say that many of my basic thoughts on post WWII/Cold War world were greatly influenced by Carlin.
Doggone.
Bodes ill.
The times they are a'Changin.'
Maybe it is cosmic mercy, so he didn't have to look at all the crap coming down.
Will be sorely missed.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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I agree. Unfortunately I am saddened, but not surprised. He spent a lot of years doing drugs. That takes a toll on you. IN fact, 71 isn't too bad considering. I agree that he has not been looking too great lately.

The timing might be good, before he started going downhill.

RIP George, I will miss you.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:36 AM
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RIP, George.

Thanks for the laughs, the lessons, the light, the lucidity, and the love.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 09:51 AM
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"Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?"

Still a favorite!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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A truly gifted man, with a wonderful sense of the comedic and current events.





RIP, George.
You're now in a place where there is no censorship



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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One of his most serious and razor sharp comments was that george bush was a man who knew nothing about history being led by men who cared nothing for it.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:12 AM
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yes a very sad loss. george was a very smart man! very articulate and well spoken.
he was definitely one of the good ones!
have fun in the other dimension george! can't wait to meet you!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:30 AM
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The last years of his career, I cared little for George's routine. I felt he had become too political, too liberal. But the early years, I laughed and laughed and laughed at him. I loved Carlin's humor, and I loved the way he could take a situation and show it in the silly way that should have been obvious to everyone. I guess overall, he was still one of the greatest comedians of his time.

I guess my all time favorite joke was when I heard him discussing Richard Pryor's experiment with free-basing (as when he ran down the street on fire). Carlin said:

"Richard Pryor had a heart attack, so I had a heart attack. Then he had another heart attack and I had a heart attack. Then Richard set himself on fire and I said, 'Screw that, I'm gonna have another heart attack!'"

I guess he won the contest. God bless you, George. I'll never forget the joy you brought a young redneck all those years ago, or the bits of wisdom you wove into your comedy so deftly. I hope you can know, the water is still bad... that info always seemed to make your day.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 10:45 AM
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This is very sad, I loved his wit and his ability to make you laugh and think at the same time, a real lost art in todays entertainment. I do feel the government is quite happy one less of the old thorns is the side type of deals. He stayed with us until he was 71, a good run for the self-confessed "old fart" !!!

Now all that's left of the old sh** starters from the 60's is Paul Mooney another comedian who pushes the line in terms of race/government/society ect. Once he's gone all we have left are so called " def-jam comedians" and good ole boys who say " Get'er done".
Fluff compared to Carlin, Fox, Pryor, Bruce, and Mooney who wrote for Pryor.

If you never had to chance to listen to any of these greats I would suggest you do. You will get a better understanding of what free speech is supposed to be.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:02 AM
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Very, very sad that he is gone.

He didn't look like he was 71 years of age in his last HBO special, It's Bad For Ya!, and he could still make me laugh all alone at home.

R.I.P. George.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the laughs George.
You will be missed.
R.I.P



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:22 AM
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I am deeply saddened by this....George was one of my heroes. I had been saying for a while that I wanted to see him live before he died. I agree with the other posters who have pointed out that he had not been looking good for a while.

*sigh*





I wonder if he's "smiling down" or "screaming up" right now....


He will truly be missed. The world will never be the same. Love ya George!!! RIP




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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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Ahhh... man!
Very sad day.


My favourite comedian.

He was a giant intellectual with a razor sharp wit who often spoke the truth.

Been watching you tube clips of him for the past hour.

So many good routines like baseball v. football, "stuff", seven dirty words, and of course endless social commentary about the human condition (from religion to fat people) and how utterly stupid we are.

He will be missed.

Thanks for the laughs George!

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