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6/23/08 1:16:48AM

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.

Damn, what a shame. He was one of the best comedians I've heard, always enjoyed watching/listening to him.

6/23/08 1:27:27AM
shit, piss, ****, ****, cocksucker, ************, tits.

That was for you George. RIP ************.

Look, even the web doesnt like those words. Sorry Admin, but this is George we are talking about.
He is a legend that will be missed.
6/23/08 1:28:28AM
Dude, thats sucks, It's kinda surreal after him doing a new special last year and all the appearences he made with Bill Mahr. Much love R.I.P
6/23/08 2:44:23AM
wow. real bummer. we lost on of the all time greats today. thanks for the laughs george.
6/23/08 2:48:22AM
he was is & always will be my favorite comedian
6/23/08 6:36:01AM
A great comedian and a great actor too. We should take his eternal advice from the Bill & Ted films: "Be Excellent To Each Other".
6/23/08 6:44:07AM
That is unfourtunate

He was a great comedian, and actor as well, I enjoyed a lot of his stuff

escpecially the bit about Buying rope at Walmart and hanging yourself with it
6/23/08 7:10:06AM
I was so bummed to hear about this
6/23/08 9:46:08AM
That really sucks, he's my all-time favorite comedian.

Not surprising though, he's had 4 heart attacks already. I'm surprised he lasted this long! Tough bastard.

6/23/08 10:15:38AM
One of the funniest dudes to ever walk this earth IMO. You shall be missed

6/23/08 11:50:58AM
Such a sad day . One of the funniest men ever. Him and Bill Hicks both went before they should have.
6/23/08 2:36:55PM
No No No..Your doing it all wrong....He was awesome is Jay and Silent Bob strike back as the Hitch-hiker..

6/23/08 2:38:05PM
the best comedian ever dies.....NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
6/23/08 4:23:54PM
6/23/08 4:52:21PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum

he was is & always will be my favorite comedian

comic genius, intellectual philosopher, one of my heroes
6/23/08 5:25:20PM
This so sucks ass. He was the man. So many have tried to be like him and fail. The closes is Lewis Black. What put him on the map, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television", recorded on Class Clown. Carlin was arrested on July 21, 1972 at Milwaukee's Summerfest and charged with violating obscenity laws after performing this routine. The case, which prompted Carlin to refer to the words for a time as, "The Milwaukee Seven", was dismissed in December of that year; the judge declared the language indecent, stating that the language was indecent but cited free speech, as well as the lack of any disturbance. In 1973, a man complained to the FCC that his son had heard a later, similar routine, "Filthy Words", from Occupation: Foole, broadcast one afternoon over WBAI, a Pacifica Foundation FM radio station in New York City. Pacifica received a citation from the FCC, which sought to fine Pacifica for allegedly violating FCC regulations which prohibited broadcasting "obscene" material. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the FCC action, by a vote of 5 to 4, ruling that the routine was "indecent but not obscene", and the FCC had authority to prohibit such broadcasts during hours when children were likely to be among the audience.

The Mrs. and I saw him in Baltimore a few years back at the Lyric Opera House. I got to see a legend do what he did best and for that I am grateful
6/23/08 7:09:25PM
George Carlin is the man, that's all there is to it:

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me . . they're cramming for their final exam. "

"When cheese gets its picture taken, what does it say?"

"You know who I pray to? Joe Pesci. ... Two reasons: first of all, I think he's a good actor, OK? To me that counts. Second, he looks like a guy who can get things done. Joe Pesci doesn't (expletive) around."

"I'm getting really sick of guys named Todd. ... Where are all these goofy (expletive) boys' names coming from? Taylor, Tyler, Jordan, Flynn - these are not real names. You wanna hear a real name? Eddie."

I love that last one, just his delivery of it is classic. R.I.P. George
6/23/08 9:00:51PM
George carlin was just here in vegas like eight months ago and me and my friends were joking that we need to go see his act live before he dies. he just came back to do another show in vegas at the orleans casino this past weekend...

i wish i went to his last show...

RIP George Carlin
6/24/08 5:49:43AM
First Lenny Bruce, then Bill Hicks, and now Georgie... **** ever watching stand-up comedy ever again. Things are rotten enough in the world and then you lose people like this, it's too sad.
6/24/08 11:40:02AM

Posted by FrankTheTank1181

"I'm getting really sick of guys named Todd. ... Where are all these goofy (expletive) boys' names coming from? Taylor, Tyler, Jordan, Flynn - these are not real names. You wanna hear a real name? Eddie."

"I'll bet you that 10 times out of 10 Nicky, Vinny and Tony will kick the shit out of Todd, Kyle and Tucker"
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