Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin RIP

We lost George Carlin today.



The last couple minutes or so are the most interesting to me.

8 comments:

Dean Wormer said...

Accckkk!

Huge bummer.

Still, I can't believe he was old as he was.

He didn't seem it.

Arkonbey said...

As the story goes, someone giving the eulogy for Isaac Asimov joked "Well,Isaac's in heaven now"

Well, George is in heaven now...


heh.

Swinebread said...

He was supposed to get the Mark Twain award for humor. It’s never been given out posthumously before but they are forging ahead with the ceremony.

Sad day

The Moody Minstrel said...

People like him are truly ageless.

...or not, as the case seems to be...

Pandabonium said...

Well, all I can say is s***, p***, f***, c***, c*******er, mother****er, and t**s!

I'll never forget his first appearance on Johnny Carson, doing "Al Sleet, the hippy dippy weatherman".

Dave said...

Rush Limbaugh did a glowing review of George's more conservative views, in particular about the environment. I guess he was there for all of us.

Isis said...

What a gift he was. He was funny because he was so insightful.

In this clip what he says about the Church committee not changing anything and how people in the US have been bought off by gizmos ("cell phones that make pancakes" cracked me up) is right on.

In one of his performances he speaks of the power elite and says "It's a big club - and you ain't in it!"

He could cut through the BS and hit you where you live, and leave you laughing and thinking.

Thepsilam said...

When one thinks of a Unique or a "One of a Kind" person, it wouldn't be too hard to distinguish George Carlin as just that.

A gifted comedian and satirist, the world has lost a voice that, in my view, should have resonated more strongly then it did.

What a bummer...