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RIP George Carlin 1937 - 2008

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He was my all time favorite comic. I'll miss George.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,370121,00.html

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George Carlin was AWESOME. I saw on the main page of yahoo that he died and i was sad. His special on HBO recently was HILARIOUS. I love how he made fun of everyone for being so politically correct.:biggrin: :biggrin:

Political correctness will be the death of us!


RIP George :frown:
 
I was exposed to Carlin at a very early age and I'm very glad I was. He should be required reading for every human being on the planet. I learned a lot about humor and life through what I consider his teachings: question everything--especially authority and the government, always seek the truth no matter what the cost, rely on logic and observation, don't tolerate stupid BS.

He was an incredibly brave, talented and brilliant man who stood up against the establishment to point out how much BS there is in the world around us and urge us to think abstractly and critically. Absolute genius. A man I wish I could have known. No one made me laugh harder. His death is very unfortunate and is a great loss. He will not be forgotten and his work will stand the test of time.
 
Im loved his series years ago the {George Carlin show}. Why can't we have shows like that anymore. He'll be missed.
 
his was a unique and thought-provoking voice, that's for sure... i was glad he came along when he did.
 
I really liked this guy. :frown:
My favorite monologue:



George Carlin's Views on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you'rePUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!

HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And thedevil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.


And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!
 
RIP :frown:

The FCC finally got to him for those 7 words you can't say.

As Carlin would put it:

"I had a heart attack, then Richard (Pryor) had a heart attack, then I had a heart attack, then Richard burned himself up and I said f*ck that, I'm going to have another heart attack."
 
He's been a favorite of mine for decades, and I was lucky enough to see him a few years ago.
 
Wow. I was just listening to his interview on XM the other day. The man was a comic genious, with a very keen insight about our society. I mourne the loss of both.

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HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them."

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And thedevil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,but by the moments that take our breath away.


And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

I got this in an e-mail once but someone replied and said that this wasn't really written by Carlin, but was added to the above post on aging as the e-mail kept getting forwarded. ??

RIP George, and thanks for many laughs.
 
RIP Georgie :(

Ive been a fan for many years. I went to every show he had in Illinois since 1998 and was planning on going to his upcoming show next month!,

I've collected his books, cds, dvds, etc.

By far my favorite stand-up comedian EVER.
 
Saw him at Humphries by the Bay in San Diego, it was an awesome show. He wore a black T-shirt with SECURITY on it.

I have some old records of his...he was very original.
 
I have always been a fan, but found his most recent material to have too much of a bitter quality to it.
 
I saw him years ago...i think its at Hard Rock Cafe in Beverly Hills.
He was sitting at the bar writing.
I remember he had his own show awhile ago, "George Carlin Show"
I dont remember much of it though.
well i'm sure many do remember him.
 
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