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Posted on 06/22/2008 9:54:22 PM PDT by Gigantor
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ROTFLMAO, thanks a bunch!!
OH MONK I did see Ann Coulter guest spot on Tonight Show LOL!
MONK this is classic MAD TV this from I think Season 10
Sad news to wake up to.
A man of intelligent and radical humour as opposed to “comedy” now.
You are right, alot of people do.
They weren't married to any of the women I was married to.
They weren’t married to any of the women I was married to.
“Tonight’s weather... DARK. Complete darkness throughout the night, with widely scattered light in the morning.”
Hey George, got any more good ones while I'm roasting you...I love a good joke!
I still remember the ICBM tracks on his weather map LOL.
Man I swear I saw that way before he was ever known.
He gave me lots of laughs early on, though.
RS, BS, DOT, 69AHTIaK, HLSF
Yeah, but Richard Pryor was ahead in "blowing yourself up."
I actually thought he looked a bit like Mel Gibson, of course more so in his younger years.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Your tone seems a bit gleeful.
"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.
Another classic one referencing the hood ....
(Laundry Detergent commercial):
Woman's voiceover: "My wash smells as fresh as all outdoors"
Carlin: "Ha, she never been to my neighborhood, man .... "
RIP Mr. Carlin, we'll miss your Take-Offs and Put-Ons
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.
My sentiments exactly. Funny guy, lousy politics.
Don't count on either.
He was one of the great ones. May he rest in peace.
The Big Electron
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.
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.
I wonder if Carlin got the “Two Minute Warning”
“...and if I’m wrong, may God strike me down dead!”
Easy on the clutch Bill, you’ll eff the engine
“No, I never was a bad Republican. But I am now a good liberal.”
I will say some prayers for him. He is going to need them probably more than most.
Now, see? That was funny.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.
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.
I have to laugh at this - it's so true! 8-)
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.
You can prick your finger, but don't finger your .....
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.'
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.