Skip to comments.Comedian George Carlin dies in Los Angeles at 71
Posted on 06/22/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT by jmc813
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R.I.P. George Carlin (altough I have to say that his earliest bits were the best and he went downhimm from there)
downhimm = downhill
Wingnut? Hey,I recognize that word! It's used at least once in just about every post you find over on The Dark Side (DUmmie Land).Are you sure you're not lost?
Clever...bordering on funny.All too much of his stuff,unfortunately,was anything but.
He was Mr Conductor on Shining Time Station for awhile.
“Hey boys and girls, do you know the seven words you
can’t say on television? Let’s find out!” (Naaw, just
With his record he’s surely been sent to heck.
He was a liberal of sorts, but also seemed to be more of a libertarian/anarchist than anything else.
Either way, the man was funny, and all I can do is say RIP to a man who was a great comedian. Not that I always agreed with him, but he was funny.
It seemed to “hit him” when his wife died. That was the point where he switched from simply ranting and musing about the stupidities of modern life, to an all-out assault on America and everything else. I think he felt that everything that had mattered to him had been taken away.
Was he a smoker or something? Voice def. got quite a bit raspy over the years.
As for those saying he’ll be going to you know where, I’m
reminded of a Steve Martin bit where he imagines being up at the gates of heaven, awaiting his judgement: “How many times did I take the Lord’s name in vain? Ewwwwwwwwwww...A million
and six? Jesus Chr—” (stops himself short)
One thing about Carlin is that even though he was liberal in many ways, he also had the same disdain for the “guilty white liberal” type that many of us do.
In a different setting, he could have ended up a conservative. However, he took a different road.
“Uh oh. The thread police!”
To serve and protect!
Now MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle will have to find a new source
(It was revealed that Barnicle stole bits of Carlin’s
“Brain Droppings” and included them in his Boston Globe
columns, claiming they were his lines. When asked about it,
Barnicle claimed he had never read the book. Then someone
dragged up a bit from WCVB/Boston’s “Chronicle” in which
he declared the book has “a yuk on every page”.
“As for those saying hell be going to you know where, Im
reminded of a Steve Martin bit where he imagines being up at the gates of heaven, awaiting his judgement: How many times did I take the Lords name in vain? Ewwwwwwwwwww...A million
and six? Jesus Chr (stops himself short)”
Exactly what I’ve been thinking.
George Carlin.... “IN THE NEWS”
A football team died today in sudden death overtime.
Scientists have discovered a disease that has no known symptoms. It is impossible to detect and theres no known cure. Fortunately no cases have been reported thus far.
A man was arrested today for trying to use food stamps to mail a watermelon.
The FDA announce today that saliva causes stomach cancer. However, only when swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time.
And finally, a psychiatrist has discovered a cure for apathy. However, no one is paying any attention to it.
Yes I guess the orig. Mr Conductor was Ringo Starr; then
came Carlin, and “daddy of the year” Alec Baldwin
had the role in the movie...
"Why do they lock gas station bathrooms?
Are they afraid someone will clean them?"
RIP - he brought laughter to millions, which is a blessing in any era.
I am thinking that a lot of folks are talking past one another in this thread.
Few conservatives, I suspect, have paid close attention to Carlin over his long career.
Some of us remember some funny moments (some of which were really funny but some of which we just THOUGHT were funny because we were young ourselves and a little rebellious).
Others of us have caught some of his really angry, America-hating, nihilistic bile, which I think was more a product of his later years.
I wish to weigh in with those who feel that the profound nastiness and bitterness of this man completely outweighed his humor.
I urge those who are remembering him affectionately to be sure that they are aware of the full range of his material before they go too far in celebrating him, even for the laughs he gave. Anyone who thinks that his dark side was nothing more than seven dirty words and a bit of biting political humor has no idea.
I don’t think there is anyone in mainstream American culture — not Sean Penn or Natalie Maines or Michael Moore or Jane Fonda or Alec Baldwin — none of them have poured more bitter bile on America than this man. I can not feign sadness at his passing.
Bruce Springsteen died?!?
I don’t disagree - that was my point as well.
“Bruce Springsteen died?!?”
He’s been pretty much dead musically for about 25 years.
In his memory I will DRIVE on the PARKway and then PARK my car in my DRIVEWAY. RIP George
LOL! That’s about when I quit listening to him.
He was a very talented man who lost his mind near the end.
His anger and hatred towards conservatives and Christians was not funny at all.
I loved Brain Droppings but returned a later book after reading the first few pages of it - offensive psychotic rantings.
Disease quip: We were watching a commercial yesterday. “There are no known symtoms but contact your doctor to find out more”. And yes...Lo and behold...There is a pill for this.
Unfortunately, it’s also often very smelly in northern N.J., thanks to their big factories there.
In the name of Christ we pray.???
Hope I'm wrong.
You're thinking of Newark and the surrounding cesspool of towns. Jerseyites don't really consider Newark to be "North Jersey".
You always made me laugh, even at times when I thought i would never be able to laugh again because of the things going on in life.
Every knee shall bow my friend....It is like gravity my friend, you may choose not to believe in the effects of gravity and even ignore the evidence all around you. But one day you will come into direct conflict with the reality of that truth.
George Carlin denied the existence of God all his life, and you are welcomed to do the same. However at the end of the day all the denial that your profess will not have an once of effect that He is God.
Now you need to ask yourself if what you have heard about the nature of God is actually true? Or have you just believed what you wanted to believe? In my case I know He is the kindest and most loving person I know...
I would encourage you to find out for yourself, let me know if I can help.
why do we park on a driveway....and drive on the parkway.....
its amazing how some of these people forget that we are all allowed to have our own opinions of somebody or something whether good or bad...R.I.P. GEORGE....AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU ANYWAYS.......
I didn’t always like his politics but, there is no denying that his was one of the truly great comedic talents of all time. He was one of a kind and he will be sorely missed.
and who did he harm...??...he will answer when he faces the big man....he need not apologize to any of us....
He was Catholic as a child, had a severe heart scare two years ago and died in a Catholic hospital. Perhaps he repented in time. I sure hope so.
He kinda seems like the type who would sneak in the back door to Purgatory, so to speak.
Does anyone remember his bit about dying from the album “on the road”?
The comedian KILLS the audience with his FRACTURED humor. He BREAKS the up. SLAUGHTERS them.
I hope he doesn’t go to LIMBO . . .
” . . .Welcome to LIMBO . . .”
This is how I think. Only He knows a man's experiences and heart.
There would certainly seem to be quite a bit needing to be purged.
I don't think so. Carlin pissed on God every opportunity he had. Btw, like Carlin, Einstein was also an atheist.
Probably Toledo Windowbox.
His hedonistic view of spirituality influenced (harmed) many younger people looking for answers or someone to model or look up to.
He kept many from finding God or their spiritual fulfillment in other words. There is much said about that very thing in the Bible. Yes, he did harm people in that way.
As far as what went on between him and God, there was no retentive realization made by him to clarify that he was wrong or had achieved salvation as it is written. If he made that in the last moments, we will never know.
It merely serves all of us as a warning to live our beliefs and let them be known in this life. A stark reminder for the living is all.
I suppose O'Reilly will replay that interview tonight.