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George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 6:31:32 AM   
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George Carlin died of heart failure.

I saw this over at wargamer.com, and thought I should post it here. I had the good luck to see Carlin at Indiana University. He was funny, foul, smart, and a man of many talents. I'll never forget his roles in the Kevin Smith films, which were some of the best in the business. His role in Jersey Girl proved that he was not only versatile, but could be lovable. Some of his comedy transcended laughter into poignant social commentary (peppered with vulgarity).

RIP George.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 6:36:35 AM   
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The world needs more like him ...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nU3iXM80dBc&feature=related



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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 6:42:55 AM   
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We used to listen to his albums, (on vinyl no less) at a friends. He was doing standup back then. Very funny and not so political. The words you can't say on TV. Even better was one skit where he talks abut the neighbors and Doritos and the dog. "Selective Bathing" was a term I learned from that. So funny.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 7:28:24 AM   
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He was great-sometimes a little too vulgar, but smart and funny.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 8:12:48 AM   
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No one should celebrate another's passing, but frankly I won't miss the guy. I wish him well where ever he is -- and hope I don't end up with him!

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 9:04:05 AM   
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My fave is his take on the differences between baseball and football. The words are fabulous, but there will never be any substitute for his delivery and facial expressions.








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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 8:36:12 PM   
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It's sad that he's gone.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 10:56:43 PM   
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The first bit I heard him do was the old "Wonderful WINO" parody of radio broadcasting. That was a lot of years ago. It's a real loss.


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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 11:01:58 PM   
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George Carlin summed up exactly how I feel about religion, politics, nationalism, and etc.  As funny as his "7 Words" routine is, it's too bad that it seemed to receive more publicity than his commentary on the above. 

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/24/2008 11:37:30 PM   
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" Father Rivera, you could see the line move" being raised a catholic his stories of parochial school were hilarious.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/25/2008 6:58:38 AM   
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With the exception of :"the king of late night television" funniest man in the world. Rest in peace George. We will miss you

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/26/2008 6:04:58 AM   
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quote:

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George Carlin summed up exactly how I feel about religion, politics, nationalism, and etc.  As funny as his "7 Words" routine is, it's too bad that it seemed to receive more publicity than his commentary on the above. 


I agree. Carlin summed it up nicely: "I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death." Sad news that he has paid the debt of nature.


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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/26/2008 6:51:42 AM   
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For those of you who think Carlin was only a vulgar, mean-spirited, and in some way a "bad guy." I want to remind you of his versatility.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTVAD_-jjLk

Yes, he narrated the famous and popular children's series Thomas the Tank Engine for the third and fourth seasons. Ringo Starr did some of these in England, but many of us in NA grew up listening to Carlin on PBS.

So living proof that an entertainer, just like any of us, is more than their exterior persona.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/26/2008 7:29:20 AM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: mlc82
George Carlin summed up exactly how I feel about religion, politics, nationalism, and etc.  As funny as his "7 Words" routine is, it's too bad that it seemed to receive more publicity than his commentary on the above. 


I agree. Carlin summed it up nicely: "I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death." Sad news that he has paid the debt of nature.


Sweet.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/26/2008 7:35:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Son_of_Montfort

For those of you who think Carlin was only a vulgar, mean-spirited, and in some way a "bad guy." I want to remind you of his versatility.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTVAD_-jjLk

Yes, he narrated the famous and popular children's series Thomas the Tank Engine for the third and fourth seasons. Ringo Starr did some of these in England, but many of us in NA grew up listening to Carlin on PBS.

So living proof that an entertainer, just like any of us, is more than their exterior persona.

SoM


Ummm...............I'm speechless.

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/26/2008 4:33:36 PM   
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And of course, there is the spin-off show, Shining Train Station, where Carlin had a PHYSICAL role as the conductor...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYpYcMBYWck

This I remember quite well. Check around 2:40 for a close up of him fighting himself. Again, Ringo Starr was in the British version, but here on PBS... Carlin!

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RE: George Carlin, dead at 71 - 6/27/2008 1:50:19 AM   
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I remember watching those shows with my niece one time, and slowly having the realization. "Man, that sounds like...nah, couldn't be...good lord...I think it is Carlin!"


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