George Carlin: R.I.P.

6/23/2008:

Just wanted to take a moment to say goodbye to one of my favorite “tell it like it is” comedians, George Carlin, who passed away this weekend.

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15 Comments on "George Carlin: R.I.P."


cinghiale
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cinghiale
8 years 3 months ago

HBO2 is showing 6 hours of Carlin’s HBO specials tonight (Wednesday) and another 6 hrs Thursday night. HBO is also re-running specials Friday night and there’s a 12-hr marathon on Saturday. (HBO Comedy, I think.)

Love the “Children” and “Fat People” links above. George was that rare artist who actually got better, smarter, sharper as he got older. His latest concerts were among his best ever.

ps: “New Rules”, posted above, is Bill Maher, not Carlin.

BarbaraR56
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BarbaraR56
8 years 3 months ago

One of the funniest, straight-forward men I have ever seen, he will truly be missed. R.I.P. he certainly brought me out of many slumps. 😥

Reformerus_Gianticus
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Reformerus_Gianticus
8 years 3 months ago
This is one of my favorites: GEORGE CARLIN ON THE 10 COMMANDMENTS from Complaints and Grievances (HBO special) Here is my problem with the ten commandments- why exactly are there 10? You simply do not need ten. The list of ten commandments was artificially and deliberately inflated to get it up to ten. Here’s what happened: About 5,000 years ago a bunch of religious and political hustlers got together to try to figure out how to control people and keep them in line. They knew people were basically stupid and would believe anything they were told, so they announced that God had given them some commandments, up on a mountain, when no one was around. Well let me ask you this- when they were making this shit up, why did they pick 10? Why not 9 or 11? I’ll tell you why- because 10 sound official. Ten sounds important! Ten is the basis for the decimal system, it’s a decade, it’s a psychologically satisfying number (the top ten, the ten most wanted, the ten best dressed). So having ten commandments was really a marketing decision! It is clearly a bullshit list. It’s a political document artificially inflated to sell better. I will now show you how you can reduce the number of commandments and come up with a list that’s a little more workable and logical. I am going to use the Roman Catholic version because those were the ones I was taught as a little boy. Let’s start with… Read more »
MidnightRacer
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8 years 3 months ago

George Carlin, Esq.

An attorney of dark comedy making his closing comment to a jury of imbeciles who never understood a thing he said but laughed anyway.

Dumb Person #1: “George Carlin just died.”

Dumb Person #2: “I just saw him yesterday.”

Dumb Person #1: “Did it help?”

yourname
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yourname
8 years 3 months ago

[quote comment=”89390″]He did some funny stuff. But that was a long time ago. Then he became the old angry dude that you try to avoid in a bar.

Sad the way he was in the end. Tried to watch him on HBO recently and it was unwatchable.

He’s now retired to a gold course in the sky complaining that it hasn’t been improved to something good like Section 8 housing.[/quote]

IMHO, you couldn’t be more wrong. I found the latter part of his career to be his most insightful after a middle period which was very drug addled by his own admission. Aside from the 2nd to last HBO special, I thought he was brilliant if a little dark.
And if I had ever run into George in a bar I would not have avoided him. Au contraire, I would have went over and introduced myself and bought him a drink or two if he would have let me.
I am deeply saddened by his death as if I lost a friend. I’m gonna miss that guy.

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