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Monday, June 23, 2008

bye bye george.............


George Carlin, died at age 71...


well........fuck!

33 comments:

Woozie said...

we should play The Cunt Game. It's like The Penis Game but you shout cunt instead of penis.

Nit Wit said...

Double fuck!I got home tis morning ad turned on my compute and there it was.
I have all his specials on DVD except the last two and watch his shows just as background noise when I work on the computer.
His web site is sorta strange too.
http://www.georgecarlin.com/
Now I have nothing to look forward to on HBO.

mrsb said...

I hadn't heard this news yet.

I will always remember him best as "Mr. Conductor" from the Thomas the Train videos that my son watched over and over (and over and over) when he was a toddler.

Damn!

Jez said...

It was the 1st thing I saw this morning and I was shocked. I loved him. He was truly one of a kind.

Sorry for my absence. Damn hard drive died.

Nan said...

Depressing. Knew he had heart trouble because he mentioned it in his act occasionally, but this was still a shock.

LostInCO said...

Sad day.

unokhan said...

as my friend darryl sez:
"shit, pussy, goddamn!"

joy said...

I always thought there would be one more special! Seems like he's always been there.

jan said...

George Carlin did more for the English language than Noah Webster ever thought about doing.

RIP George Carlin

sageweb said...

I heard about this.,..unfortunately I have no idea who he is. I live under a rock... It is sad, 71 is not old..

Allan said...

I heard it here first. Now I am very sad. I was watching him on TV just this weekend...he is with Lenny now.

yellowdog granny said...

woozie:ok.....'cunt'
that work?..ha..
nitwit:he was brilliant...one of a kind.one of the smartest people out there...a no bullshit kinda guy...he will be missed by me for sure..
mrsb:yah, to me he's the shit, piss, fuck, guy...and the brilliant man who told me the difference between football and baseball..
jez:glad your back and your puter's fixed...yupper, missing george already..
nan:i always thought of him as being indestructable..
lic:yupper..sad sad sad day..
unokhan:shit, piss fuck!...in your honor george..
joy:he's been around since i was a teenager..remember seeing him in black and white on the ed sullivan show...the hippy dippy weather man...he was perfect..
jan:that's the truth..he was so great with words...
allan:lenny, george and richard are someplace cracking each other up...and probably smoking some too...

billy pilgrim said...

no one could tell the pope and his gang to fuck off like carlin.

i can picture him explaining the code of the road to jay and silent bob.

Gadfly said...

He was the man in his day.

got a little schizzy nihilistic in his old age.

but in his prime, there was no one better. He had so many tools to his comedy. he was a genius wordsmith.

Anne Johnson said...

Sweet, dear Mr. Conductor. What will Thomas the Tank Engine do without him?

Big Tex said...

Another of the great ones gone. Far too few like him out there these days, and far too many hacks like Dane Cook.

yellowdog granny said...

billy:i loved him when he said politicans are bullshit, religion is bullshit, the police are bullshit, etc etc. they are alllll bullshit...yupper...
gaddy:think he just became more truthful in his old age...im gonna miss him..
anne:we will always have reruns..
bigtex:who's dane cook?

Ted said...

PLEASE tell me it's a lie.
Pretty please...
With sugar on it, even!
This. Major. League. Sucks!!!

That Rude Girl said...

I couldn't get You Tube to work all day yesterday, but for some reason, I was able to view this video of George Carlin today where he talks about how the working class/middle class is getting "screwed" by Republicans --at least, I assumed he was talking about Republicans! :) It's really very good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4SSvVbhLw

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yellowdog granny said...

ted, i wish it weren't true..
rudegirl:it's fantastic..thanks for that one..

Doralong said...

The man was truly a genius, for a crazy guy it always amazed me that he was often a lone voice of sanity.

Lakota said...

iz very sad. i remember watching him as a kid and my father being horrified that i found him funny. ~shrug~ to each his own. Another icon gone and no one to replace him.

yellowdog granny said...

doralong:the lone voice crying in the wilderness...'your all fucked up and no one cares......'...
lakota:yupper..there will never be another one like him..that's what's really sad...

Big Pissy said...

It was the first thing I saw on line yesterday.

So sad.....he was a comic genius....

catscratch diva said...

I am insanely sad. The crop of amazing comedians is dropping to fucking nothing.

Big Tex said...

I'm surprised you haven't heard of Dane Cook - he's a marginally funny comedian who plagiarizes a lot of his material from other comedians. Definitely not in Carlin's league, but he has a huge following for some reason. If you want to see some comedians who are at least cut from the same cloth as Carlin, I would recommend Patton Oswalt and David Cross, they're both hilarious.

angel said...

very very sad. he was awesome!

Nan said...

Dane Cook is marginally funny. His real talent lies in being really, really good at self-promotion. There are some good younger comics, but the truly smart, witty ones are few and far between. A huge chunk of Carlin's genius was that he didn't just make us laugh, he made us think.

Sue said...

R.I.P George :(

I saw this, and thought of you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQJ9Xp0xxU&eurl

hehehehe.........

tsduff said...

Nobody said it better.

Now it's up to you YDG :) You pull it off pretty damn well.

texlahoma said...

He could see things from a different perspective than most.

Cheesemeister said...

Fuck indeed.
He and Sam Kinison are putting together one hell of a comedy show for the rest of the departed.