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George Carlin RIP
Reuters Wires | Gigantor

Posted on 06/22/2008 9:54:22 PM PDT by Gigantor

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To: onewhowatches

ROTFLMAO, thanks a bunch!!


151 posted on 06/23/2008 9:43:08 AM PDT by MilspecRob (Most people don't act stupid, they really are.)
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To: monkapotamus

OH MONK I did see Ann Coulter guest spot on Tonight Show LOL!


152 posted on 06/23/2008 9:43:11 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: monkapotamus; All

MONK this is classic MAD TV this from I think Season 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqVVENiY2c&feature=related


153 posted on 06/23/2008 9:47:56 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Gigantor

Sad news to wake up to.

A man of intelligent and radical humour as opposed to “comedy” now.


154 posted on 06/23/2008 9:47:56 AM PDT by Natchez Hawk (This is Sammy Israel III filling in for DB Cooper who will be returning next week,)
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To: Southerngl
He turned bitter after his wife died.

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You are right, alot of people do.

They weren't married to any of the women I was married to.

/johnny

155 posted on 06/23/2008 10:05:11 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper
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To: JRandomFreeper

They weren’t married to any of the women I was married to.

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Hee!


156 posted on 06/23/2008 10:08:29 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: valkyry1

“Tonight’s weather... DARK. Complete darkness throughout the night, with widely scattered light in the morning.”


157 posted on 06/23/2008 10:16:04 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Captainpaintball

Hey George, got any more good ones while I'm roasting you...I love a good joke!

158 posted on 06/23/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 220 and counting))
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To: theDentist

I still remember the ICBM tracks on his weather map LOL.

Man I swear I saw that way before he was ever known.


159 posted on 06/23/2008 10:32:15 AM PDT by valkyry1
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To: NonValueAdded
He was funny as heck until he started to politicize everything. His gigs just became political lectures...no longer funny.

He gave me lots of laughs early on, though.

160 posted on 06/23/2008 10:48:06 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Clemenza

RS, BS, DOT, 69AHTIaK, HLSF


161 posted on 06/23/2008 11:13:06 AM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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To: Texas Mom
He has had a couple heart attacks in the past.

Yeah, but Richard Pryor was ahead in "blowing yourself up."

162 posted on 06/23/2008 11:44:31 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Southerngl

I actually thought he looked a bit like Mel Gibson, of course more so in his younger years.


163 posted on 06/23/2008 11:51:46 AM PDT by ForbesFan
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To: Clemenza
I DO NOT share his nihilism with regards to the USA.

Like voting? Something like "You go ahead and vote while I stay home and masturbate. At least I'll get something out of it in the end." I don't agree, but it's still funny.

164 posted on 06/23/2008 11:53:10 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: andy58-in-nh

Was shocked at the headline especially by reading two of his books which had him stating, plenty of times, that swimming in raw sewage would make him outlast everyone of his peers. I actually thought that he was older than 71.

Agreed with your commentary, Andy. What I read in his books(Napalm and Silly Putty, and Brain Droppings when I was a lot younger) smacked me of somebody fascinated with word-play. He was grumpy and bitter at how our culture has changed, and I find his political views to not be that good, but if you look at the dozens of word-play examples it is obvious that this guy was born to entertain. In a way he was a much more vulgar, much more Liberal Dennis Miller.

RIP, Carlin. Here’s hoping that you can entertain somebody in your afterlife.


165 posted on 06/23/2008 12:00:31 PM PDT by Merta (They Call Me The Ranting Man)
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To: Captainpaintball

I thought something along what you wrote too. Carlin was so anti-God, how WOULD he react if he was in God’s presence? It’s like the old Steve Martin routine where he dies, wakes up in heaven and says:”In college we thought this was all bull$hit”.


166 posted on 06/23/2008 12:03:16 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I think alot of what he did was to shock people and/or make them think.

He really was philosophical in alot of ways.

And there have been times when I’ve questioned that Invisible Man in the sky. It comes down to belief, but I think we have all questioned some of the things he has.


167 posted on 06/23/2008 12:42:44 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: Clemenza

I saw Jerry Seinfeld in Vegas in February, and he TOTALLY ripped off this rant about “stuff”.... never gave any credit to the man who wrote it.


168 posted on 06/23/2008 1:17:53 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim
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To: Merta
One of my favorites was...

"Many times I have pondered the fine distinctions between spunk, gumption, moxie and wherewithal"
169 posted on 06/23/2008 1:58:18 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Captainpaintball

Your tone seems a bit gleeful.


170 posted on 06/23/2008 2:05:48 PM PDT by Petronski (Scripture & Tradition must be accepted & honored w/equal sentiments of devotion & reverence. CCC 82)
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To: Gigantor
One of my favorite monologues was the one where he wanted to condense the 10 Commandments down to five.

"THOU SHALT NOT KILL."

Murder. The Fifth Commandment. But, if you give it a little thought, you realize that religion has never really had a problem with murder. Not really. More people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason.

To cite a few examples, just think about Irish history, the Middle East, the Crusades, the Inquisition, our own abortion-doctor killings and, yes, the World Trade Center to see how seriously religious people take Thou Shalt Not Kill. Apparently, to religious folks - especially the truly devout-murder is negotiable. It just depends on who's doing the killing and who's getting killed.

Right or wrong, he didn't make me change my mind about God, but he did give me a few laughs when I needed them.

RIP, George. God Bless.

sw

171 posted on 06/23/2008 2:29:28 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Clemenza
“The weather? Downtown? Downtown is on FIRE man!”

Classic :)




Another classic one referencing the hood ....

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(Laundry Detergent commercial):
Woman's voiceover: "My wash smells as fresh as all outdoors"
Carlin: "Ha, she never been to my neighborhood, man .... "
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RIP Mr. Carlin, we'll miss your “Take-Offs and Put-Ons”

172 posted on 06/23/2008 3:21:00 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight (the radar is also picking up a squadron of incoming ICBM's, so I wouldn't sweat the thunderstorms)
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To: NonValueAdded

He never recovered after losing his wife, whom he adored. He hated God after that and wasn’t afraid to curse God and mock Christianity. I was driving today, and heard a few of his sketches on XM radio...his hatred towards Christians was breathtaking.


173 posted on 06/23/2008 4:51:16 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: NonValueAdded
'RIP, dude, you gave us many laughs. Hated your politics, though.'

My sentiments exactly. Funny guy, lousy politics.

174 posted on 06/23/2008 5:13:52 PM PDT by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: spectre
RIP, George. God Bless.

Don't count on either.

175 posted on 06/23/2008 5:23:21 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Gigantor

He was one of the great ones. May he rest in peace.


176 posted on 06/23/2008 5:25:35 PM PDT by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

The Big Electron

lol


177 posted on 06/23/2008 5:35:49 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Captainpaintball
I understood what you posted, and I'll bet Carlin would have laughed his ass off at it.

RIP George

178 posted on 06/23/2008 6:41:07 PM PDT by grellis (By order of the Ingham County Sheriff this tag has been seized for nonpayment of taxes)
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To: kcvl

I’m sort of with you. When I was young and rebellious I thought he was funny. But gradually, it wore off on me. Some of his stuff was still funny, but most just crossed the line - even if he comedic enough to make it seem funny. His attacks on religion, God, and people who believe in God were way past humane - and outright evil. He mocked God and those who worshippped God.

Life is more important than a couple of good jokes. In his later years he was just a miserable lout, seeing no beauty at all in any aspect of life. I feel sorry for him as a human being and think his afterlife will be far worse.


179 posted on 06/23/2008 6:52:47 PM PDT by rbmillerjr ("bigger government means constricting freedom"....................RWR)
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To: All

On another blog Carlin is quoted as saying that if he saw a crying starving baby and a crying cat he would help the cat. That does not seem like much of a man to me. I thought Carlin was alot more creative than alot of comedians you see nowadays. The last time I remember seeing him was maybe a year or so ago when he was on Jay Leno. If I’m not mistaken I believe Ann Coulter and George Carlin were on the same show. His baseball/football routine was amusing. I agree with some who have said his death is actually kind of a sad thing. He did not believe in God so he really has nothing to look forward too and that’s too bad. Condolences to his friends and family.


180 posted on 06/23/2008 8:14:26 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Gigantor

I wonder if Carlin got the “Two Minute Warning”

“...and if I’m wrong, may God strike me down dead!”


181 posted on 06/23/2008 8:24:32 PM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: fredhead

Easy on the clutch Bill, you’ll eff the engine


182 posted on 06/23/2008 8:52:28 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Gigantor

btt


183 posted on 06/23/2008 9:41:41 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Free ThinkerNY; bootyist-monk

“No, I never was a bad Republican. But I am now a good liberal.”

184 posted on 06/23/2008 10:06:09 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: VRWCmember
I never liked the guy, his politics or his humor, vulgar or otherwise. One of the MSN website headlines described him today as a hero of the counterculture movement. I understood that in college when many of my friends adored him. He was one of the countless people we were fighting in my college days and for many years to come. He, along with many others of his generation who forged the counterculture revolution, did our country irreparable damage.

I will say some prayers for him. He is going to need them probably more than most.

185 posted on 06/23/2008 10:28:44 PM PDT by TAdams8591
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To: onewhowatches

Now, see? That was funny.


186 posted on 06/23/2008 11:23:30 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: NCPAC

Just picture Sam Kinnison or Edie Murphy or Richard Pryor doing something along the lines of what I or what was written in #107, and you may agree. Half of comedy is having someone crazy enough onstage to pull off the ‘b’ list material. Ben Stein or Al Gore (or me) doing it may not work.


187 posted on 06/23/2008 11:27:53 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Neoncon

Probably true? By what religion or whose faith? And please know, I am not a Christian (though I do respect the believers), so those fairy tales won’t work with me or my line of reasoning.

Please make your argument Christian-free, or it will carry absolutely no weight or measure with me. If you cannot make the argument without quoting the Bible, then please save yourself the embarrassment and don’t make the argument at all.

And before you can say it, I will: I am not mistaken, you are.


188 posted on 06/24/2008 12:23:56 AM PDT by NCPAC
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To: Captainpaintball

Captianpaintball, I am not arguing at all with your take on the style of humor George Carlin made famous - or, at the very least, helped perpetuate.

Hell, when it comes to humor, I firmly, aesthetically, and unconditionally believe that nothing is sacred. Nothng. In humor, one can mock Christ dying on the cross as easily and as unconditionally, and as blamelessy as one one can mock MoJohammed as being a child molester.

Again, in humor - nothing is sacred.

No offense meant at all, my friend. In fact, I’ll give you kudos for coming up with something that, indeed, Carlin may have really liked.


189 posted on 06/24/2008 12:38:42 AM PDT by NCPAC
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To: NCPAC; Neoncon

My favorite line was George’s analogy between teaching “the natives” about religion, just as we teach them to wear shoes. He admonished us not to nail the shoes on their feet.

You’re brandishing a hammer when it’s not needed, NCPAC.

Isn’t it amazing that you have absolute certainty that you know the Truth or that it even exists? And that you imagine an afterlife, where Mr. Carlin will be joining the comedians’ bridge game? You share that common ground with us Christians.


190 posted on 06/24/2008 12:39:14 AM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I have a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.))
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To: NCPAC
The fact that you don't believe the truth doesn't make the truth any less true.

I believe because of the witness of the martyrs, the apostles, and the successors of the apostles.

And what the hell does it mean to make your argument "Christian free?"

191 posted on 06/24/2008 1:10:32 AM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
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To: Jeff Chandler

ROFL.

He will be missed. While his politics were screwball, and his atheistic/agnostic mix-type screwup of a religious view made me feel sorry for him, he was one hell of a realist and amazing on the stage.


192 posted on 06/24/2008 5:59:57 AM PDT by TheZMan (Bitter backwoods east Texan Christian gun clinger with the AC at 72 degrees.)
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To: Neoncon

I thought it was funny. I disagree, but it’s still funny. But perhaps a live delivery would have gotten across the humor better.

BTW, when arguing with non-Christians on such subjects it doesn’t do any good to quote the Bible or other Christian source as an authority. The use of appeal to authority in a debate always a logical fallacy. However, it can have subjective weight in a discussion if both sides accept the source as an authority on the subject, but of course a non-Christian doesn’t accept the Bible as authoritative so it is useless.


193 posted on 06/24/2008 7:25:58 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Clemenza
Back in the 70's, I purchased FM&AM, Class Clown, On The Road, Occupation: Foole, & Toledo Window Box. Everyone remembers him for the 7 word list but he had a unique way of playing with words and phrases.

Example - this, that, and the other. I'll take this, and that. You gotta take the other, it comes in a set.

I liked his style of humor. As he got older, he seemed to me more bitter. Maybe it was because he couldn't springboard his career into the movies as well as some of his fellow comedians.

194 posted on 06/24/2008 7:44:31 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Dahoser
In football, during the game in the stands, you can be sure that at least twenty-seven times you were perfectly capable of taking the life of a fellow human being

I have to laugh at this - it's so true! 8-)

195 posted on 06/24/2008 7:49:33 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson

In the replay of the 1999 Art Bell interview, Carlin mentioned John McCain’s use of some fairly coarse language, which if Carlin noticed must have been exemplary.


196 posted on 06/24/2008 7:56:14 AM PDT by RightWhale (I will veto each and every beer)
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To: 7thson
Everyone remembers him for the 7 word list but he had a unique way of playing with words and phrases.

You can prick your finger, but don't finger your .....

197 posted on 06/24/2008 7:58:41 AM PDT by dfwgator ( This tag blank until football season.)
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To: Gigantor

RIP George


198 posted on 06/24/2008 7:58:52 AM PDT by Babu
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To: SomeCallMeTim
Back when Seinfeld was on primetime, I saw Jerry do a peice on the Tonite Show...it was about the need for finding boxes for your 'stuff' when you move. He went on about how, when you are moving, you whole life becomes about looking for boxes for your 'stuff' and how at the end of your life you wind up with the 'ultimate' box...it was funny...BUT...I just keep finding the 'stuff' jokes too close to Carlin's. Made me wonder what 'else' the newer generation (well...at that time) had borrowed.

RIP Mr. Carlin...and everytime I run into a 'George' I can't help but thing of his 'bit' on the spelling of his name...GEORG..EORGE...funny, witty 'stuff.'

199 posted on 06/24/2008 8:46:38 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (I am still bitter.)
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To: Gigantor

I was horrified when he replaced Ringo Starr as Mr. Conductor on the Thomas the Tank Engine program. But he actually did a wonderful job.


200 posted on 06/24/2008 9:06:46 AM PDT by Excellence (Why do scoundrels like Ayers gravitate to public education when Plan A fails?)
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