Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin


LOS ANGELES — George Carlin, the frenzied performer whose routine "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television" led to a key Supreme Court ruling on obscenity, has died.

Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening, said his publicist, Jeff Abraham. He had performed as recently as last weekend at the Orleans Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas. He was 71.

I really liked George Carlin. May he rest in @#$%^! peace.
Below is a list of links to some examples of his comedic genius. Warning: Graphic language

3 comments:

  1. I was really bummed when I heard that news. I always felt like Carlin was "my" comedian.

    As a youngster, (well, 18 or so) I remember listening to a friends copy of the album with the "7 dirty words" bit on it. First time I EVER heard it was with my parents listening too. When that list of words came up, I got scared, fearing what my folks would think. I was relieved when I looked up and found them laughing so hard they were nearly peeing themselves.

    Man, I love me some George. RIP fella.

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  2. I too loved George Carlin. I was exposed to him often as my father was a huge fan. I called my Dad this morning, as I knew he'd be mourning. My Dad is also 71, he also is a funny dirty old man.

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  3. Enjoyed looking at some of the routines. Something I hadn't really noticed before is how much more "angry" he was later in life. I didn't find that stuff very funny. I agreed with some of his commentary but I'd always thought of him as a comedian more than a commentator.

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