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RIP, George Carlin
« on: June 23, 2008, 08:20:34 AM »

Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles
Counter-culture hero was famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words



June 23, 2008 at 1:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.

Carlin, who had a history of heart and drug-dependency problems, died at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica about 6 p.m. local time (9 p.m. ET) after being admitted earlier in the afternoon for chest pains, spokesman Jeff Abraham told Reuters.

Known for his edgy, provocative material, Carlin achieved status as an anti-Establishment icon in the 1970s with stand-up bits full of drug references and a routine called "Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television." A regulatory battle over a radio broadcast of the routine ultimately reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the 1978 case, Federal Communications Commission vs. Pacifica Foundation, the top U.S. court ruled that the words cited in Carlin's routine were indecent, and that the government's broadcast regulator could ban them from being aired at times when children might be listening.

Carlin's comedic sensibility often came back to a central theme: humanity is doomed.

"I don't have any beliefs or allegiances. I don't believe in this country, I don't believe in religion, or a god, and I don't believe in all these man-made institutional ideas," he told Reuters in a 2001 interview.

Carlin, who wrote several books and performed in many television comedy specials, is survived by his wife Sally Wade, and daughter Kelly Carlin McCall.


WOW. And he came by to my neck of the woods too....this was one of my fave pieces from him

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2008, 08:42:57 AM »
One of the greatest comedic minds of our times....rest in peace

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2008, 09:25:59 AM »
One of the more revolutionary comedians of his time.

R.I.P.
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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 10:11:14 AM »
oh wow I was just talking about him with my sister a couple day ago :o

RIP

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 10:28:48 AM »
A true maverick and engaging performer.  I always linked him with Richard Pryor, another master of his craft.

Carlin will be missed.

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2008, 02:01:30 PM »


Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits.

I can't believe the motherfucker is dead. As the greatest stand-up comedian still alive, he was still killin' on stage at the tender age of 70.

This calls for a marathon of the man's DVD's... RIP.

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2008, 06:27:28 PM »
I heard this news a lil while ago myself.
Man, another one of the greats has left the building...

Rest in peace, George. :prayers:

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 02:54:59 AM »
Another one of his classics: baseball vs. football:

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Re: RIP, George Carlin
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 03:35:55 AM »
My two favorite George Carlin pieces ever:

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