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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I agree he was an equal opportunity hater. I listened to his routine “I Used To Be Irish Catholic” it was funny. Yes it did have religion as its subject, yes he did not spare anyone his wit. It was true and biting. It had wit without malice. The difference was Carlin in those days was everyman. Looking about the things of this world that plain as day did not make one bit of sense and calling us on it. He invited us to join him in leading the sacred cows to the slaughterhouse. He woke us up.
But his later stuff was so bitter it was more a case of George Carlin against the world and everyone in it. And that meant his comedy became a form of attack rather than a form of illumination. And that is too bad. I hate to think he died with such anger in his heart.
I always remember this one from Carlin:
“It was a sin for you to wanna feel up Ellen. It was a sin for you to plan to feel up Ellen. It was a sin for you to figure out a place to feel up Ellen. It was a sin to take Ellen to the place to feel her up. It was a sin to try to feel her up and it was a sin to feel her up. There were six sins in one feel, man!”
He never got over the death of wife and he took it out on everybody else, and mostly out on God.
Scripture huh? Well La De Da.
Yes. You should try reading it before you comment about it.
First ever SNL from 1975 with George as host airs in 15 minutes on NBC.
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