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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby bigken117 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:29 am

Unexpected and sad.

I remember when he had his show on Fox and they show him walking down the street and some old lady drops all her stuff and he says "Hey lady you dropped your stuff" and keeps walking. I love it.

RIP George. :,-(

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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby perlick29 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:52 am

I caught him in Vegas a while back and have read all 3 of his books. The books are ABSOLUTELY Hysterical and I strongly recommend them. He'll be sorely missed. :,-(
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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby Tavish » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:12 am

He may have been one of the most quotable people of the 20th Century.

Carlin wrote:Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
People who say they don't care what people think are usually desperate to have people think they don't care what people think.
Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.
I love and treasure individuals as I meet them; I loathe and despise the groups they identify with and belong to.
Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.

RIP to a great comedian.

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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby Art Vandelay » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:37 am

This was a hell of a thing to wake up to this morning.

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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby Dan Lambskin » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:14 am

one of my favorites, although in recent years he seems to just be a crotchey old man ranting and less of a comedian. hopefully he is up there with Joe Garigiolla (sp?) now
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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby Mookie4ever » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:57 pm

#2 on the Comedy Central top 100 standup comedians of all time.

Top 3 are now deceased :,-(

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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby Yoda » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:08 pm

RIP indeed. He was very funny.
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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby The Artful Dodger » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:25 pm

knapplc wrote:It's funny because he's best known for his Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television, but he was a strong advocate of free speech, and he really did have a greater amount of intelligence and wisdom than your average stand-up. He wasn't just up there spouting off "dirty" words for shock value, there was a message about freedom there as well, and while it was funny, it made you think, too.

How many comedians can you really say that about?

Well said. I've never been a huge fan of stand-up comedy, but George Carlin was a favorite of mine not just for his candor, but also he made intelligent points on a variety of things.

In particular, I liked this bit he did:

George Carlin wrote:Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.
Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park. The baseball park!

Football is played on a gridiron, in a stadium, sometimes called Soldier Field or War Memorial Stadium.

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.
Football begins in the fall, when everything's dying.

In football you wear a helmet.
In baseball you wear a cap.

Football is concerned with downs - what down is it?
Baseball is concerned with ups - who's up?

In football you receive a penalty.
In baseball you make an error.

In football the specialist comes in to kick.
In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting and unnecessary roughness.
Baseball has the sacrifice.

Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...
In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.

Baseball has the seventh inning stretch.
Football has the two minute warning.

Baseball has no time limit: we don't know when it's gonna end - might have extra innings.
Football is rigidly timed, and it will end even if we've got to go to sudden death.

In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling; emotions may run high or low, but there's not too much unpleasantness.
In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you're capable of taking the life of a fellow human being.

And finally, the objectives of the two games are completely different:

In football the object is for the quarterback, also known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! - I hope I'll be safe at home!

I was really shocked that he past away; every morning, I used to pass by his star when I worked in Hollywood. He'll be missed. RIP.
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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby statsman88 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:06 pm

I actually enjoyed listening to him for his views on things and how he could poke at problems in America and such more than for comedy. Neat guy, He'll be missed
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Re: Comic Legend George Carlin Dies

Postby urbanbreez » Mon Jun 23, 2008 8:35 pm

Great comedian, even better writer. Didn’t agree with some of his material but it always made a good and smart point. RIP
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