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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: kik5150
I actually took his advice once, and used this on a coworker years ago at bonus time:

"If someone asks you what you are going to spend your money on, tell them 'beer and p-ssy!' That will shut them up."

51 posted on 06/22/2008 10:22:59 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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RIP again George and for any other threads that pop up. I know how much you like it, so I’ll make sure I ask your closest living relative ‘if there’s anything I can do for them’ LOL...


52 posted on 06/22/2008 10:23:00 PM PDT by jedward (tag _________________________)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

53 posted on 06/22/2008 10:23:58 PM PDT by robomatik ((wine plug: renascentvineyards.com cabernet sauvignon, riesling, and merlot))
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To: Gigantor

“Tonight’s forecast: Dark.”


54 posted on 06/22/2008 10:26:45 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: Gigantor
Disagreed with his politics in the later years but enjoyed his creativity and edgy humor.

His is the last direct link to the transitional Lenny Bruce era that connected the Classic comedy era to the 60's and early 70's political social commentary/comedy.

RIP GC.

55 posted on 06/22/2008 10:26:52 PM PDT by stravinskyrules (Why is it that whenever I hear a piece of music I don't like, it's always by Villa-Lobos?)
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To: razorback-bert
"Surely the Seraphim themselves are pulling upon his finger at this very moment."

PERFECT!

56 posted on 06/22/2008 10:29:28 PM PDT by norton
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To: Gigantor
Baseball vs. Football

Baseball is a nineteenth-century pastoral game.

  Football is a twentieth-century technological struggle.

Baseball is played on a diamond, in a park. The baseball park!

  Football is played on a GRIDIRON, in a STADIUM, sometimes called SOLDIER FIELD or WAR MEMORIAL STADIUM.

Baseball begins in the spring, the season of new life.

  Football begins in the fall, when everything is dying.

In football you wear a helmet

  In baseball you wear a cap.

Football is concerned with downs. "What down is it?

  Baseball is concerned with ups. "Who's up? Are you up? I'm not up! He's up!"

In football you receive a penalty.

  In baseball you make an error.

In football the specialist comes in to kick.

  In baseball the specialist comes in to relieve somebody.

Football has hitting, clipping, spearing, piling on, personal fouls, late hitting, and unnecessary roughness.

  Baseball has the sacrifice.

Football is played in any kind of weather: Rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog...can't see the game, don't know if there is a game going on; mud on the field...can't read the uniforms, can't read the yard markers, the struggle will continue!

  In baseball if it rains, we don't go out to play. "I can't go out! It's raining out!"

Baseball has the seventh-inning stretch.

  Football has the two-minute warning

Baseball has no time limit: "We don't know when it's gonna end!"

  Football is rigidly timed, and it will end "even if we have to go to sudden death."

In baseball, during the game, in the stands, there's kind of a picnic feeling. Emotions may run high or low, but there's not that much unpleasantness.

  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

And finally, the objectives of the the two games are completely different:

In football, the object is for the quarterback, otherwise known as the field general, to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the defense by hitting his receivers with deadly accuracy in spite of the blitz, even if he has to use the shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs, he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack that punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy's defensive line.

  In baseball the object is to go home! And to be safe! "I hope I'll be safe at home!"


57 posted on 06/22/2008 10:33:23 PM PDT by Dahoser (America's great untapped alternative energy source: The Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Gigantor

He was too liberal for me but was very cordial when he and Coulter appeared on Leno. I thank him for that. RIP.


58 posted on 06/22/2008 10:37:23 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: Captainpaintball

Is that an attempt at humor, or are you just exhibiting a certain level of breathtaking, classless, inanity?

Carlin rocked.

RIP, George. Tell Kinnison, Belushi, and Kaufman that their fourth for bridge is in the house.


59 posted on 06/22/2008 10:39:34 PM PDT by NCPAC
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To: Gigantor

He was a funny guy. May God comfort his loved ones and may He give them strength in the difficult days ahead.


60 posted on 06/22/2008 10:40:06 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (If you need help, ask God. If you don*t, thank God!)
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To: Nomorjer Kinov

Yeah, I loved this piece...

And I like him a lot.


61 posted on 06/22/2008 10:41:15 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Captainpaintball

1. He had a heart attack.
2. All went black

Fixed.

Jerk.


63 posted on 06/22/2008 10:44:04 PM PDT by schlockandflaws (If conservatives hate Hollywood so much, why are they so hot for one more C-list hack actor?)
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To: Gigantor; Coleus; Salvation; Incorrigible
"I used to be an Irish Catholic":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihIE0idVJss&feature=related

64 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:12 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Chinito

Circle Star?

Wow that is a lost memory.

I was just a kid but remember reading in the Sunday paper who was a the Circle Start.

We went to the Pavillion in Concord.
Wonder if that is even still there (25 yrs later).


65 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:37 PM PDT by Global2010 (OKIE DOKIE)
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To: valkyry1

I’m the hippy dippy weather man, with the hippy dippy weather, man!


66 posted on 06/22/2008 10:46:43 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: BunnySlippers
Wow, in the hospital and the still couldn’t save him!

Funny thing about hospitals. All kinds of people die there.

67 posted on 06/22/2008 10:59:15 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2


Rest in peace George Carlin.
68 posted on 06/22/2008 11:01:41 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Captainpaintball

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tact


69 posted on 06/22/2008 11:02:05 PM PDT by Cymbaline (I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stress I repeat myself when under stres)
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To: SierraWasp

I hear ya. When I was a kid I thought that seven taboo word thing was a funny skit. Since then I’ve kindof soured on the vulgarity used to get laughs.

Carlin was a funny guy. I didn’t agree with everything he did, but you are right. It is a free speach issue, I just wish folks would use more self-restraint.

The funniest routines I’ve seen have no vulgarity. I’m not saying vulgarity can’t be funny, but I dearly love the twist on everyday things that turn out being hilarious without the down side.

Carlin will be missed. When I think of him I can’t help but think of Carson. Can’t tell you how much I miss being able to tune in at 11:30 to see guys like George Burns, Bob Hope, George Gobel, Dean Martin... you know the folks.

That’s life bud. You take care.


70 posted on 06/22/2008 11:04:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: Gigantor
"Think of how stupid the average person is and realize that half of them are stupider than that."

Flammable, inflammable & nonflammable... Why are there three? Don't you think that two ought to serve the purpose? I mean either the thing flams or it doesn't!

71 posted on 06/22/2008 11:08:18 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: Gigantor
George. The eternal optimist:

"I look at it this way... For centuries now, man has done everything he can to destroy, defile, and interfere with nature: clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains, poisoning the atmosphere, over-fishing the oceans, polluting the rivers and lakes, destroying wetlands and aquifers... so when nature strikes back, and smacks him on the head and kicks him in the nuts, I enjoy that. I have absolutely no sympathy for human beings whatsoever. None. And no matter what kind of problem humans are facing, whether it's natural or man-made, I always hope it gets worse."

LMAO

72 posted on 06/22/2008 11:09:34 PM PDT by MrCFdovnh
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To: MrCFdovnh
I don't find him to be funny at all. He sounds like a miserable human being.

"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.

73 posted on 06/22/2008 11:13:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I should clarify that while I agree with GC on religion, I DO NOT share his nihilism with regards to the USA.


74 posted on 06/22/2008 11:16:51 PM PDT by Clemenza (No Comment)
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To: Clemenza; kik5150

Oh man, you guys are making me laugh out loud.


75 posted on 06/22/2008 11:26:40 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Gigantor

Funny guy. RIP.


76 posted on 06/22/2008 11:41:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Gigantor

This sucks..i loved carlin


77 posted on 06/22/2008 11:41:29 PM PDT by MetalHeadConservative35 (Ok....the tigers need to knock it off with the should win/could win games.....)
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To: Dahoser

classic!


78 posted on 06/22/2008 11:41:51 PM PDT by FreedomCalls ("Frank Shoemaker would call this noise")
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To: kcvl
I don't find him to be funny at all. He sounds like a miserable human being.

No nearly as miserable a human being as a person who comes into a thread about a comedian's death and says "I don't find him to be funny at all. He sounds like a miserable human being." THAT would be a truely miserable human being.

79 posted on 06/22/2008 11:44:34 PM PDT by FreedomCalls ("Frank Shoemaker would call this noise")
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To: Gigantor
He was one of the comedians I remember growing up with. He turned bitter after his wife died.

-PJ

80 posted on 06/22/2008 11:53:55 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: schlockandflaws
1. He had a heart attack.
2. All went black

Fixed.

Jerk.

This is quite funny AND ironic... You are calling me (who, as a fan of his earlier work, and who just recently listened to his copy of FM&AM on vinyl) a 'jerk' for doing exactly what Carlin did! He was viruently anti-God, and I was razzing him for it. And you are offended by my 'tasteless' attempt at humor!!!

You know what? I will say to you what Carlin would say to someone offended by his 'tasteless' jokes: (As I blow smoke in your face) "Kiss. My. ASS!!!"

81 posted on 06/23/2008 12:00:03 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Gigantor

No big deal. “Life is worth losing.”


82 posted on 06/23/2008 12:08:03 AM PDT by Neoncon (I am disrespectful to Socialism! Can you see I am serious?)
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To: NCPAC
See my post #81: It goes for you too.

You guys who are fans of comedians who made their living acting cynical, ascerbic, grumpy and shocking... you criticize someone for making a joke about them?

I didn't just come on here and say something like "I don't like him." or "I never thought he was funny." No one cares what those pudpullers have to say. I'm a fan of his who made a comment about him, in a similar way he might have.

I made a joke, one that would be quite funny and 'biting' in the hands of a talented comedian with stage presence.

Carlin and the comedians you listed earlier lived pushing other people's buttons. Don't get mad when someone else pushes back, whatever their motivation.

83 posted on 06/23/2008 12:11:37 AM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: Jeff Chandler

Here are your words:

S**t P**s F*** C*** C*********r M*********r T**s

**********************

Rock on.


84 posted on 06/23/2008 2:51:12 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: Clemenza

I forgot that one...

And you know he was usually right about alot of his observations. Not the God stuff, I don’t believe, but most.


85 posted on 06/23/2008 2:55:08 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: All

It is hard to RIP when you have to face a God you did not believe.


86 posted on 06/23/2008 2:59:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

He was one of the comedians I remember growing up with. He turned bitter after his wife died.

**********************************

You are right, alot of people do.


87 posted on 06/23/2008 2:59:36 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: Captainpaintball

Don’t let the idiots get to you man, Carlin was funny, period. I don’t care how high and mighty they are about this man, there is SOMETHING he said SOMEWHERE that made them snicker into their hand. Whether they admit it or not.

I don’t care for Howard Stern, but I have to admit laughing sometimes when I’m ashamed I’m laughing.


88 posted on 06/23/2008 3:01:20 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: Clemenza

AKA: “Al Sleet” “It’s 6 PM in New York, It’s 5 PM in Chicago, It’s 3 PM in Los Angeles, In Baltimore it’s 4:15”


89 posted on 06/23/2008 3:19:26 AM PDT by .44 Special (Táimid Buarch)
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To: .44 Special

Also: “Your thing’s your $h*t; whatever drink, smoke, snort, or shove up you a$$; that’s your $h*t. Don’t like that $h*t, don’t want that $h*t, get that $h*t outta here! Whatta think I am a $h*thead or something?”

Funny is Funny - regardless of your politics.

RIP George, and please know; You brought a lot of laughs to a lot of people. And that’s good.


90 posted on 06/23/2008 3:33:50 AM PDT by .44 Special (Táimid Buarch)
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To: Orange1998

I always cringed during some of his stand up routines, expecting a lightning bolt any minute.


91 posted on 06/23/2008 3:39:13 AM PDT by tom paine 2
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To: .44 Special

“When I was young, a fag was someone who would not go into town with you to beat up queers.”

Still laugh when I remember him saying this...


92 posted on 06/23/2008 4:42:14 AM PDT by gate2wire
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To: Gigantor

Love him or hate him, the guy became part of American culture.

RIP


93 posted on 06/23/2008 4:44:14 AM PDT by Conservomax (There are no solutions, only trade-offs.)
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To: Gigantor

Sad. The last time I saw him, he had gone from biting humor to bitter old man. Just not funny anymore.


94 posted on 06/23/2008 4:47:30 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Persona non grata in my own 'happy place'.)
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To: Gigantor
I'll never forget seeing Carlin in concert about twenty years ago. His opening monologue was one of the most vile, tasteless, angry, nasty, offensive, anti-religious atheistic screeds I'd ever heard in my life, even by Carlin's standards. I almost got up and walked out, but my Wife grabbed me by the arm and convinced me to stay. The rest of the show was hilarious, but I would never forgive him for some of the horrible things he said about God and Christians.

RIP, George. You had a unique gift that was too often perverted by hate. I hope you had time to make peace with God.

96 posted on 06/23/2008 5:12:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (This tagline is completely naked - STOP STARING!)
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To: Southerngl
I remember listening to Carlin living near Wichita Falls late 58' or 59' on a radio station from Wichita Falls. That is where I first heard some of the lines from the Hippy Dippy Weatherman. We used to sit out in our cars and listen to 8 track recordings of FM & AM, Class Clown; we listened to them over and over. George made us laugh and was thought provoking at times. He was always trying new angles to entertain, never backing off. Carlin was unique and whether one liked him or not, one had to admire his tenacity. The good Lord is a forgiving God and I know he has a sense of humor and will set Carlin straight as he enters the afterlife. I would love to hear a set by Carlin after he meets God.
97 posted on 06/23/2008 5:19:01 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Gigantor

I think we should all be a little careful (actually a lot careful) assuming either way where George Carlin is in the hereafter. Carlin’s death has certainly brought out the worst in people here on this thread. His early and middle career was brilliant, but later in life he was a bitter (and just plain hateful) old man. He was actually at his worst (comically) when he was political. He simply wasn’t funny at those times and ended up coming off like a kook. That being said, I’ll pray for the repose of his soul (and for peace to be with his family).


98 posted on 06/23/2008 5:27:49 AM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: vetvetdoug

I believe you are right.

And I wish I had been alive then.

My kids LOVE George Carlin, and I sort of adopted some of my parenting style AFTER him.

I always understood what he meant about the curse words and how could a WORD be evil?

Therefore when my children were born and started to talk, I would scold not for saying a “BAD” word, because “There are no such thing as ‘bad’ words”, but saying a “Grown up word”. This also got me out of the doghouse if I got caught saying a “Bad” word, cause it’s not bad, it’s grown up and I’m a grown up.

This is the truth, George Carlin affected my parenting and I don’t think I realized it until now.

My kids love him too, he was the voice in Tarzan II of the elder ape. He also had a little calendar with sayings on them and we would tear each one off each day to see the funny new thing he said. That one wasn’t vulgar, save for the occassional curse word, no biggie. That was the thing, he wasn’t really VULGAR with the exception of pushing boundaries of society. Not nasty or anything.


99 posted on 06/23/2008 5:30:19 AM PDT by Southerngl
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To: robomatik

He was kinda handsome back then, in a Hippy Dippy way.

Although he wasn’t an ugly old man for that matter.


100 posted on 06/23/2008 5:31:31 AM PDT by Southerngl
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