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Posted on 06/22/2008 9:54:22 PM PDT by Gigantor
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Sorry for all the parentheticals in my above post. I didn’t realize how many I had used (until after I had posted it).....;)
Not shedding any tears over this, but may he rest in peace.
Oh no, supply lines are getting longer and harder to maintain.
What wine goes with Cap,n Crunch?
Give the man a big seegar. NOBODY today is funny to speak of, with the possible exceptions of Jeff Gaffigan and Chris Rock. Dane Cook is a painful triumph of delivery over material (he does do an occasional funny joke). I never got Jerry Seinfeld or Ray Romano, either.
At any rate I'll pray for him, he needs all the help he can get.
I remember watching one of his acts on HBO. He walks out on the stage and the first thing out of his mouth was: "did ya ever notice how most of the women who are against abortion are so ugly that nobody would ever want to f*** them in the first place?" ... a few courtesy chuckles resulted and then he went on about a five minute diatribe about anti-abortion people and then finally decided to get back to his comedy routine. The funniest thing to me about that whole routine was that when I think about the contrast pictures showing hot conservative women and angry liberal women, I think "Man, George must have been into UGLY broads."
Therefore, to f****n' repeat myself.
1. He has heart attack.
2. All goes black
3. He 'comes to', and ...
4. "F**K!!! F**K!!! I was WRONG!!! I'm SORRY!!! OH SH!T!!! NOOOO!!! FORGIVE ME!!! OH NOOOOOOO!!! NOOOOO!!!! PLEASE GOD, I DIDN"T KNOW... HELP ME!!! HELP ME!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
And God says, "S**t, George, calm the f**k down and don't P**s yourself. Jesus f****n' Christ, there ain't no way I'm goin' to let a "M**********r like you who made Me laugh so f****n' much end up anywhere but here. Here, have an angel. Take this one, she's a big fan of yours. Pretty little c**t, ain't she? Nice t**s. And take it from Me, she's a great c********r. You two go off and have a f****n' great time, okay? Say hi to Lenny for Me."
He did a ‘looking in the refrigerator’ routine that I wish I could hear again.
“What is this green stuff”
Wife: “What does it look like?”
He did a routine on the Carson Show no other comedian could have done.
He came out on stage and just stared at the audience, it seemed like five minutes, using just his face he brought down the house.
About things you find/see at the airport-
"And then have you ever heard of this one...a non...stop..fliiight.... Unh-uh! Not me! Bull-s**t!
I insist that my flight stop. Preferably, right at the end."
I don't know why, but those lines, and the way he delivered them, were particularly funny to me.
One of many classic bits. RIP.
“Today's B— S—t religion actually convinces people there is an invisible “man” in the sky....”
Wonder what ‘Ol George said today when he saw that “Invisible Man”?????????????????
Humor from the riot day’s...
At one time I thought George Carlin was a funny and edgy comic. As I got older, I came to realize that he was really not as funny as I held him up to be. That was probably when I worked at a Carlin show in college and saw people walking out.
George Carlin was a very funny and creative man who, when he wasn’t pi**ing me off with his political stances, had a tendency to make me laugh until soda came out of places it shouldn’t ever. The notoriety he earned as a result of the Seven Dirty Words routine sometimes obscured the fact that Mr.Carlin was a gifted linguist with a fine ear for the cultural peculiarities of language, as well as the larger peculiarities of culture. RIP.
"Two guys in an elevator, one guy farts, everybody knows who did it! The other guy gets off at the mezzanine and walks down."
I don't know why, but... when I was 12, that really broke me up. :-)
I was a big fan when I was younger. Still enjoyed him, at times, when he wasn't going off on political rants. Saw him in person three times... always enjoyed it. But, NOBODY made me laugh harder than Rodney Dangerfield in person!
Rest in peace, George. Love ya, man!
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I feel the same. Just read this on the Yahoo link in an earlier post.
” “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 told Playboy in 2005 that he looked forward to an afterlife where he could watch the decline of civilization on a “heavenly CNN.”
I won’t miss the guy one bit. How’s that “afterlife” George?
Baseball vs. Football is my favorite Carlin bit. Very clever.
Me too. Thank you. While not on the level of some vile characters in today’s society, I felt Carlin was a bitter, old liberal man who never learned a damn thing through life.
Don’t forget the “two way” words: Prick and balls.
What a great pic of Carlin and Annie!
One of my favorites:
Can you please pull this post? Thanks!
Yes, I do. I've tried numerous times to tell his 'stuff' tale but it's only funny when he tells it.
Trying to get anyone’s attention I can. Can you please pull my post above? There is stuff in there I didn’t notice before posting it. Thanks.
Yeah - the "IceBox Man" skit. Try searching YouTube.
IIRC, that one was actually clean enough for unedited radio play.
“Be EXCELLENT to each other.”
His bit about airlines is unrivaled.
Like the “live babies” and “dead soldiers?” I say leave it in. Some people on this thread need to see what this guy actually said about God, life, and America.
He had not voted since 1972.
He did not give a hoot about this country.
The only thing he cared about was that there was enough people who would spend time and money to attend his concerts and purchase his videos and other products. " As long as I get paid for my stuff"
That was what he cared about.
I remember feeling after that interview " what a selfish slug is George Carlin"
RIP is somewhat anticlimactic for me. As entertaining at times as he was, he died a long time ago in my estimation.
His views on those subjects are well known even by people who found him otherwise funny. I just don’t want that stuff associated with me.
That’s why I asked you “IF” it was an attempt at humor.
You explained that it was an attempt at humor - a decidedly and remarkably poor attempt, true - but, according to you, an attempt, nonetheless. I’ll take you word for it.
Maybe you’re right. Maybe in the hands of a talented comedian with stage presence, he/she may have been able to dig up some acid-humor out of the idea behind what you wrote, rather than what you actually did write.
God was unavailable for comment. (Carlin would have wanted it that way.)
I remember his routine on the “f” word, how he wanted to substitute the work “f” for the word kill in all the old movie cliche’s we grew up with:
“Okay Sheriff, we gonna “f” you now. But we gonna “f” you SLOW!”
Well, true. But Brenda was the financial brains of the family. Without her, he'd have been... well... what he was after she was gone.
I'm not the one who thinks making fun of someone's religion and hate for this country are funny. He's was a comedian and I'm supposed to treat him as some type of saint. I don't think so. Deal with it.
Carlin is one of those people who probably would have gotten a kick out of just the sorts of arguments going on in this thread.
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