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George Carlin Has Died

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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:08 PM
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I have to say that I've kind of changed my opinion on the nature of his death since last night. I re-watched "It's Bad For You," and noticed that he did, in fact, look far worse than I had thought he did. It's pretty safe to say that it was a natural death, which makes it even more disappointing and unexpected. As over-the-top and willing to push the boundaries of free speech as he was, I'm a bit disappointed that he didn't get to go out in a louder and more unconventional manner.

Of course, he'd probably be laughing uncontrollably right now if he could see what some people are saying about him. The last thing he'd want to hear is how he's "looking down at us".

As Carlin himself said:

"‘He’s looking down on us and smiling.’ Okay, I’ll let you have your belief in the ‘up there,’ but wouldn’t he have more interesting things to do than look at us and smile? And what if he’s in hell? ‘He’s looking up at us and smiling?’ No, he’s probably looking up at us and screaming in pain."

[edit on 23-6-2008 by Majal]




posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:23 PM
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I was away from the Internet yesterday, and I rarely watch TV, so I just found out about this when I saw it on the front page of Yahoo.

At first I thought it was some kind of joke because, after all, it was George Carlin. But then I went to his Wikipedia page and saw "May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008".

I'm still in disbelief. I have never been as saddened by a celebrity death as I am his. It truly is a huge loss.

George Carlin was a great comedian and an even better American. He used his comedy and celebrity role to actually TEACH people THE TRUTH! Something every other celebrity doesn't do unless its for the attention and publicity.

A lot of people probably don't like him because he does something called expressing freedom of speech, but you know what, thats tough. Everyone is all for freedom of speech so long as its something they agree with. Thats not how it works.

I won't speculate on how he died. I don't know the man's health condition so I cannot claim something else happened that may not have truly happened. All I know is, we have very few people left in this world that are honest and stand up against the status quo no matter what, and since yesterday, we have one less.

George Carlin will truly be missed!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:35 PM
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You say he became to liberal... he saw what he precieved as as a great injustice being prepatrated upon this country and he spoke out against it.

In my book that makes him a great American.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:39 PM
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George Carlin 30-40 years ago was a comic genius. More recently he was just a bitter un-American, anti-Christian, condesending comic.

I wonder if some will blame his death on Bush Derangement Syndrome. Because it sure had an effect on him. That and all the coc aine he did earlier in life?

I'd like to say RIP, but since there is only peace in Jesus Christ, I doubt he will do much resting. FLAME AWAY!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
George Carlin 30-40 years ago was a comic genius. More recently he was just a bitter un-American, anti-Christian, condesending comic.

I wonder if some will blame his death on Bush Derangement Syndrome. Because it sure had an effect on him. That and all the coc aine he did earlier in life?

I'd like to say RIP, but since there is only peace in Jesus Christ, I doubt he will do much resting. FLAME AWAY!


Why would we flame you? What you've just said affirms a lot of George Carlin's astute observations, and by simply being yourself, you're inadvertently providing ammo for a new generation of comics who desire to carry on his style of humor.

Thank you, sir. Thank you for your honesty.

[edit on 23-6-2008 by Majal]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:49 PM
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Or perhaps God is buying him a drink up there.

RIP George Carlin. You told it like it is, although there are some who would never listen.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
George Carlin 30-40 years ago was a comic genius. More recently he was just a bitter un-American, anti-Christian, condesending comic.


Yes, Carlin was a comic genius. And yes, recently, he's been more angry and bitter. And perhaps anti-Christian? (Yes, that's a BIG perhaps) But un-American? I don't think so.

I may not agree with Carlin's politics, but I do agree with him that people need to wake up and pay attention to what's going on around them.



I'd like to say RIP, but since there is only peace in Jesus Christ, I doubt he will do much resting. FLAME AWAY!


(sigh) Why do people tend to do this? I was on a blog this morning and the post regarding Carlin's death degenerated into a big Christian/atheist post war. A human being just died, people are going to miss him, leave it at that. Don't use someone's - ANYONE'S - death to proselytize. It's bad manners.

As for me, I will indeed miss you, George. You were like family to me and we'll never forget you.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:51 PM
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Liberal was my perception at the time, but regardless of that, I still consider him one of the true comedic geniuses of our time. The term was not intended to bash the man.

And as I think back upon some of the things I have heard him say over the years, I realize that some of what I perceived as liberal rantings were in reality, reality. I need to dig out some of my old albums of him and play them again.

In any case, let us honor the man here, not turn this into some sort of political thread.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:53 PM
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A star for you!

Good comeback.

YOU have my respect.
Thank you for your intelligence.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 04:55 PM
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Sucks good O'l Gorge is gone, he will be missed.
One of the few in Showbiz that actually cares about what's going on and makes some good points about our society and where it's heading.

-Jimmy



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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I was not trying to turn this into a political thread Redneck and if it was precieved that way I apologize I was just trying to point out that anyone who speaks out against what their understanding tells them is an injustice, then they are not just a great American, but a great human with a capital H.

RR... shut up.


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posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:07 PM
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OK, no harm done.


And I will completely agree with you that a great American is someone who speaks out even when their views are considered fringe. And thusly, George Carlin is a great American.

TheRedneck



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:18 PM
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G'night George...

Thanks for the memories...

You're one of those that can never be replaced.

When I catch up to you I hope you'll let me by you a drink.

For once, in all the time I've known you, you've brought tears of a different sort to my eyes...

Peace.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:36 PM
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[edit on 6/23/08 by BlackOps719]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:40 PM
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George Carlin's Seven Dirty Words



Next to Richard Pryor, George Carlin was a comedian that was so far ahead of his time, so cutting edge, that everyone else seemed pale in comparison. When I heard the news, it was like losing a close personal friend or member of the family. I had most of George's stuff that he had done over the years and without exception, his material made you think and not take for granted everything that the government and/or establishment has been shoving down everyone's throats for years. Agree or disagree about his philosophies, beliefs and attitudes..... it made you think about what he had to say. He will be missed by those of us who loved to have our Status Quo challenged from time to time. Peace George! Thanks for the laughs.

Dave


[edit on 6/23/2008 by Dave Rabbit]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:45 PM
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Oh my god!! This is horrible!! He was by far my favorite comedian and one of the smartest people on the planet. I always felt he should have run for president. He was a brilliant man and his schtick was comical because it was always so true.
He will be missed by so many of us... I can't believe he's gone.


Rest in peace, Georgie... Like you said in your last special, there are no dead people looking down on us, so make sure you enjoy your afterlife and don't look in on any of us from time to time.


This is sad.... very sad news...


[edit on 6/23/2008 by pjslug]



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 05:49 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
More recently he was just a bitter un-American, anti-Christian, condesending comic.




Yeah, using your constitutional liberties is so un-American! THAT must be why we're doing away with them! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!

Anti-Christian. Yeah. Those Christians sure are great people. Can't criticize them or challenge their beliefs. No-sir-eee!

This is pretty much ignoring the fact that George Carlin didn't believe in a God - period. Didn't matter who's God it was, he just didn't believe in one. Therefore, he did not believe any of the religions were credible.

Might as well throw criticism and debate on to the pile of things we can't do to religion, right along with not being able to tax them.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:01 PM
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It was just reported on the evening news that the Kennedy Center, who had just awarded Carlin with the Mark Twain prize, plans on honoring him posthumously.



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:04 PM
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Ironic George if he could look in on us and all this bickering about what he was or wasn't would say to himself.
WHAT A BUNCH OF ASSES!
he's gone and the stupidity he hated so goes on.
Ironic!



posted on Jun, 23 2008 @ 06:14 PM
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George, I will miss your wit and wisdom. You made me laugh, you made me think, you made me laugh while I was thinking. Thanks



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